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02nd Oct 2023

‘My mum and I look identical and wear matching outfits every day – we’re constantly mistaken for sisters’


They match outfits every day they can

Despite their 33-year age difference a mum and daughter claim they are constantly mistaken for sisters.

Catherine Galasso-Vigorito, 56, and her daughter, Gabriella, 23, have been matching clothes since she was a baby.

Catherine would buy the same outfit for her three daughters and herself as it was often easier, and she found it “fun”.

While daughters – Lauren, 24 and Sophia, 18 – didn’t enjoy looking the same as their mum, Gabriella loved it and now the inseparable pair continue to match and are the exact same size.

They both love a “glamorous” look – always stepping out in matching dresses and heels – and recently both walked in New York Fashion Week.

Gabriella, a cosmetologist, model and content creator, from Clinton, Connecticut, US, said it “causes a stir where we go.”

“We’re both upbeat and bubbly. We both do everything together. We get our nails done together. We go shopping, we travel together, and we create a vision board together.”

Catherine, an author, said: “People mistake us for sisters.

“We look the exact same. We are the exact same size.

“We’re bonded by our clothes as well as our hearts.”

Catherine would buy the same outfits for all of her daughters and often herself when they were younger.

She said: “In many ways it was easier to get two or three matching dresses in different sizes.

“If we went to the park – I could go ‘there they are’.

“It gives us a very close bond.”

Gabriella and Catherine are both a US size zero, wear US 7.5 shoes and are 5ft 5ins and 5ft 6ins.

Catherine said: “We have the same measurements.”

The pair describe their style as ‘boujee’.

Gabriella said: “We love wearing pink, bright colours and anything sparkly.”

The pair will match every day they can – besides days Gabriella has to wear black for her job at a salon – and even have matching robes.

Catherine said: “We’ve always been very close.

“We have always matched. It’s just a lot of fun. We both love fashion. I go to the store see something I like and always buy one for my daughter too.” The pair recently walked in a show in New York Fashion Week together and spent the week donning formal dresses.

Gabriella said: “I said I wanted to audition for fashion week and mum said ‘let me do it too’. “We wore beautiful, purple dresses with big, poofy sleeves. “We even matched the event – which was purple.

“Walking out in matching sparkly dresses and stilettos people weren’t discreet taking photos.”

The pair are constantly mistaken for sisters – due to their identical looks, even down to their dress size.

Catherine said: “I love being mistaken for 30 years younger than I am. I love it.”

Gabriella is usually the one to pick out their outfits and always does her mum’s hair and make-up – just like hers. Catherine said: “We use the same products.”

Catherine loves being able to achieve her dreams with her daughter at her side.

She said: “My time is just beginning – and I’m getting to do them with my daughter.

“I don’t want to be defined by any number.

“I want to inspire other people that it’s never too late to achieve your dreams and goals.”

The duo hopes to design a clothing or jewellery line together in the future and match on the red carpet together. Gabriella hopes to follow in the footsteps of her mum, a former Miss Connecticut USA – and is being coached by her.

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