Even Anna Wintour covets Barbie's wardrobe. (Image courtesy of Black Cat Vintage.)
My “origin story” has always been that I developed my fondness for vintage couture by hiding inside my mother’s dresses as a child. But when a local museum asked me to design a Christmas tree, another possibility emerged.
Fishing in 1960: the best looking woman on a pond since Tippi Hedren in "The Birds."
(Photo courtesy of Gale Maly Photo Archives.)
With her impeccable manners, keen sense of fashion and appetite for adventure, my mother Gale has been my style icon ever since I can remember. Of course she had an unfair advantage having been born and raised in Chicago, where the Midwestern propriety, legendary shopping and non-stop excitement cultivated her spirit.
The Little Black Book thoughts about life, luxury and the pursuit of vintage fashion.