My mom was my first style inspiration. I didn't know it at the time, but she was teaching me to think for myself, and not pay attention to what the "crowd" was wearing or doing. When I was a wee child, she would drop me off at school and all the kids would go, "Is that your mom!?" such was her amazing beauty. She was always ahead of her time, and still is. As you can imagine, she has quite a collection of my designs. She always supported my independence, and creativity in the world. She's still my inspiration, a woman of great style, spirit and grace.