My inspirations come from a wide variety of sources: a walk in the woods on a crisp autumn day or on the beach on a hot, hazy summer day; a piece of exquisite fabric; a painting; an old photograph; a flower or a bird. The source may vary but the important presence of color and beauty never does.

My mother and grandmother were two wonderfully stylish women, and while they had decidedly different personal styles, I attribute my appreciation of beauty, quality and design to them. Whenever I wear the pearls that were Mom’s or the pin that was Gaga’s I feel surrounded by the love of these extraordinary women.