An Israeli woman is turning heads thanks to her eccentric habit of dressing like her young daughters. The 39-year-old accounts manager posted on Facebook a set of 24 photos in which she and her daughters are decked out in similar outfits.
A local social media stir was quick to follow.
The mom in headlines, Claire Beshara, says that she goes to all lengths to acquire the fabrics for matching outfits.
“The idea came to me after my daughter Annabelle (now seven) was born,” Beshara is quoted as saying on Mako news. “I had a family event and I sewed a dress for both me and my daughter out of the same fabric. That night I got tons of compliments and great reactions. So, I also continued after the birth of Pilar (now three).”
The “Like Mother, Like Daughter” photos show Beshara and her girls at different spots around Israel. There’s a photo of them wearing striped tank tops with red shorts in a forest area. They’re decked out in black-and-white striped dresses with pink shoes on a gravel path. And they’re posing outside a wooden door while wearing yellow shirts and shoes with short blue overalls.
Beshara posted her photos on a community forum called “Imahot Mashkiyot” – which translates to “Devoted Moms.” The site was created by an Israeli mother of two who wanted to “meet, share, consult, and trade ideas with other mothers who like to let their imaginations run wild.”
The Israeli satirical television show Eretz Nehederet (A Wonderful Country) has a popular segment that playfully skewers the group, depicting moms trying to outdo one another in a hilarious and completely over-the-top manner. In a Purim sketch, one of the moms gets her daughter to model an outrageous pink cotton-candy outfit and declares, “Of course, nothing is bought. I sewed everything by myself. No biggie.” Of course, it’s obvious that she most definitely did not make the outfit by herself.
But Beshara, the mom who makes passersby do triple takes when she and her daughters walk by, does indeed do all the sewing herself. Her post to the real Devoted Moms community quickly topped 4,000 likes and collected hundreds of encouraging comments.
Step aside Austin Powers, new Mini-Mes are in town. And they speak Hebrew.