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Claiborne Swanson Frank's Mother and Child

May 9, 2018

I am delighted to introduce you to my sister Claiborne Swanson Frank's third and most beautiful book, Mother and Child. This soulful homage is dedicated to the powerful journey of motherhood and Veronica and I were honored to be included. Claiborne’s gift is the ability to see into the heart of those on the other side of her lens. They let her in, and the result is magic.

– VSB

Mother and Child, published by Assouline, is available now on Assouline.com and at all Veronica Beard stores.

CLAIBORNE SWANSON FRANK

MOTHER OF TWO


What is your advice to moms-to-be?
Mother from your intuition and your heart. Once you become a mother, your life is no longer your own, your heart belongs to your children and you never see life through the same lens. The beauty and power of motherhood leaves you transformed.

Motherhood is one of the most powerful life experiences a woman can have. The creation of a child is a miracle. The reality that from love we can create a life is one of the great mysteries of life. Once we create this life we are forever responsible for this human being – for their health, happiness, protection. Our jobs as mothers never end; motherhood, unlike childhood, is experience that lasts a lifetime.

What inspired you to create Mother and Child and highlight this special bond? Motherhoodtransformed my world. In many ways, I was a child until I had my ownchildren. My small reality of life and my own needs exploded with thebirth of my first son. I suddenly felt a responsibility and purpose Ihad never known before. With my new insight, I felt inspired to tell amodern story of motherhood, to document and honor this profound humanexperience. My hope was to take portraits of mothers and their childrenthat captured love and joy, to try to stop time in a series of portraits– and show how this experience connects us all.

What do you hope people take away from your book? Atthe end of the day, I am a storyteller. I use my portraits to tellstories of women, life and love. I hope to share this love I havewitnessed and captured. To share those moments of beauty and joy. Toremind all of us of the power of motherhood, and that the greatest giftof all to be loved and to love in return.

Do you have a favorite memory from your shoots for this book? TheBush family shoot will forever remain in my head and in my heart. Itwas such an honor to photograph this iconic American family and tocapture four generations of American women. I took the portrait at theirfamily compound in Maine. I had the feeling it was their sacred land;the place in the world that gave them peace and joy. It was magicaldocumenting that moment and capturing the joy in their eyes.

My motherhood lifehack is… tomother. Be present for your children in their day to day life — if youare in tune with your children, anticipating their wants and needs ismuch easier.

VERONICA SWANSON BEARD

MOTHER OF THREE

Most rewarding thing about being a mom? Watching my kids make friends and discover the things they love and are passionate about.

Your advice for moms-to-be:Enjoy it. The early years fly by and you only have diapers and chubbyfeet and fingers for a minute. Enjoy each moment. Print your pictures!!

My motherhood lifehack is… Group text so no one falls through the cracks and gets left at school!!

VERONICA MIELE BEARD

MOTHER OF FIVE

Most rewarding thing about being a mom? Seeing your children giving back.

Your advice for moms-to-be… Endurance. Motherhood is the most selfless act, but don’t forget to care for yourself! It’s just as important to your family’s happiness.

My motherhood lifehack is…when traveling with tweens, for the best behavior on the flight, seat the troublemaker next to a stranger.

CHARLOTTE GROENEVELD

MOTHER OF TWO

On being a part of Mother and ChildWorking with Claiborne was a huge pleasure. She’s a wonderful mom, and an amazingly talented photographer. The way she worked with me and my kids was most pleasant, and I’m sure that this altogether resulted in the beautiful outcome we find in the book. Moreover, I couldn’t be more honored to be part of this book, and being surrounded by so many inspiring beautiful mommies!"

My motherhood lifehack is… stay calm, things will blow over.

LAUREN JOHNSON

MOTHER OF TWO

On being a part of Mother and ChildIt was the end of the afternoon, the sun was setting, and the field where we shot was so calm and quiet. Claiborne was amazing at connecting with the kids, and there was this really surreal glowing light around everything. She captured that moment in time so truthfully and beautifully. I'm so grateful to have this experience and am so honored to be in this book alongside so many amazing mothers."

My motherhood lifehack is… when my kids get fussy I put them in the bath with copious amounts of bath toys. It's an instant mood-changer for them, and I do something for myself like a face mask. It's a win-win scenario.

Maria Dueñas Jacobs

MOTHER OF THREE

On being a part of Mother and ChildIt was a pleasure and honor to be part of this gorgeous book. Being a mother to Luna, Isa and Silvi is my biggest accomplishment and I adore how Claiborne's photograph captured such a candid happy moment in our lives.

My motherhood lifehack is…my inexhaustible supply of songs and make-believe games that I come up with on the fly!

P.S. YOU'RE INVITED!

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us size bust waist hip
00, XS 31.5 24 34
0, XS 32.5 25 35
2, XS 33.5 26 36
4, S 34.5 27 37
6, S 35.5 28 38
8, M 36.5 29 39
10, M 38 30.5 40.5
12, L 39.5 32 42
14, L 41 33.5 43.5
16, XL 42.5 35 45
18, 2XL 47 40 50
20, 2XL 49 42 52
22, 3XL 51 44 54
24, 3XL 53 46 56
US SIZE SHOULDERS BUST WAIST HIP
00, XS 14.25 31.5 24 34
0, XS 14.5 32.5 25 35
2, XS 14.75 33.5 26 36
4, S 15 34.5 27 37
6, S 15.25 35.5 28 38
8, M 15.5 36.5 29 39
10, M 15.875 38 30.5 40.5
12, L 16.25 39.5 32 42
14, L 16.625 41 33.5 43.5
16, XL 17 42.5 35 45
18, 2XL 17 47 40 50
20, 2XL 17.5 49 42 52
22, 3XL 18 51 44 54
24, 3XL 18.5 53 46 56
 Jacket Size Dickey Size

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00 - 14

0

00 - 14

2

00 - 14

4

00 - 14

6

00 - 14

8

00 - 14

10

00 - 14

12

00 - 14

14

00 - 14

16

16 - 24

18

16 - 24

20

16 - 24

22

16 - 24

24

16 - 24

us size bust waist hip
00, XS 31.5 24 34
0, XS 32.5 25 35
2, XS 33.5 26 36
4, S 34.5 27 37
6, S 35.5 28 38
8, M 36.5 29 39
10, M 38 30.5 40.5
12, L 39.5 32 42
14, L 41 33.5 43.5
16, XL 42.5 35 45
18, 2XL 47 40 50
20, 2XL 49 42 52
22, 3XL 51 44 54
24, 3XL 53 46 56
us size bust waist hip
00, XS 31.5 24 34
0, XS 32.5 25 35
2, XS 33.5 26 36
4, S 34.5 27 37
6, S 35.5 28 38
8, M 36.5 29 39
10, M 38 30.5 40.5
12, L 39.5 32 42
14, L 41 33.5 43.5
16, XL 42.5 35 45
18, 2XL 47 40 50
20, 2XL 49 42 52
22, 3XL 51 44 54
24, 3XL 53 46 56
us size bust waist hip
00, XXS 31.5 24 34
0, XS 32.5 25 35
2, XS 33.5 26 36
4, S 34.5 27 37
6, S 35.5 28 38
8, M 36.5 29 39
10, M 38 30.5 40.5
12, L 39.5 32 42
14, L 41 33.5 43.5
16, XL 42.5 35 45
18, 2XL 47 40 50
20, 2XL 49 42 52
22, 3XL 51 44 54
24, 3XL 53 46 56
 US SIZE WAIST HIP
23 23 34
24 24 35
25 25 36
26 26 37
27 27 38
28 28 39
29 29 40
30 30.5 41.5
31 32 43
32 33.5 44.5
15 36 46
16 38 48
18 40 50
20 42 52
22 44 52
us size waist hip
00, 24, XS 24 34
0, 25, XS 25 35
2, 26, XS 26 36
4, 27, S 27 37
6, 28, S 28 38
8, 29, M 29 39
10, 30, M 30.5 40.5
12, 31, L 32 42
14, 32, L 33.5 43.5
16, 15, XL 35 45
18, 16, 2XL 40 50
20, 18, 2XL 42 52
22, 20, 3XL 44 54
24, 22, 3XL 46 56
us size waist hip
00, 24, XS 24 34
0, 25, XS 25 35
2, 26, XS 26 36
4, 27, S 27 37
6, 28, S 28 38
8, 29, M 29 39
10, 30, M 30.5 40.5
12, 31, L 32 42
14, 32, L 33.5 43.5
16, 15, XL 35 45
18, 16, 2XL 40 50
20, 18, 2XL 42 52
22, 20, 3XL 44 54
24, 22, 3XL 46 56
 US SIZE EUROPE UK
5 35 3
5.5 35.5 3.5
6 36 4
6.5 36.5 4.5
7 37 5
7.5 37.5 5.5
8 38 6
8.5 38.5 6.5
9 39 7
9.5 39.5 7.5
10 40 8
10.5 40.5 8.5
11 41 9
 US SIZE BUST WAIST HIP TORSO
XS 32-34 24-26 34-36 58.5
S 34-36 26-28 36-38 60
M 36-38.5 28-30.5 38-40.5 61.5
L 38.5-41.5 30.5-33.5 40.5-43.5 63
XL 41.5-43 33.5-35 43.5-45 64.5
2XL 47 40 50 70

Conversion Guide

VB US NUMERIC

VB US/INTL ALPHA

IT

FR

UK/AU

CN

KR

00/24

XXS

34

32

2

150/72A

33

0/25

XS

36

34

4

155/76A

44

2/26

XS

38

36

6

160/80A

44-55

4/27

S

40

38

8

165/84A

55-66

6/28

S

42

40

10

170/88A

66

8/29

M

44

42

12

175/92A

77

10/30

M

46

44

14

175/96A

77

12/31

L

48

46

16

180/100A

88

14/32

L

50

48

18

185/104A

88

16/15

XL

52

50

20

190/108A

99

18/16

2XL

54

52

22

195/112A

-

20/18

2XL

56

54

24

200/116A

-

22/20

3XL

58

56

26

205/120A

-

24/22

3XL

60

58

28

210/124A

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How to measure the body:

Size Guide Diagram

How to measure the body:

  1. Shoulders: measured from shoulder blade to shoulder blade
  2. Bust: circumference measured at the fullest part of the chest
  3. Waist: circumference measured at the smallest part of the waist
  4. Hip: circumference measured at the fullest part of the hips (or 8” down from the waist)
  5. Sleeve length: measured from the center of the back of the neck to the wrist
  6. Inseam: measured from the top of inside the leg to the ankle
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