As a stylist, I know my answer should be familiar names such as Coco Chanel, Kate Moss and Katharine Hepburn. Something you will quickly learn about me, I rarely concern myself with what I should do but rather strive to be as authentic as possible. It would be easier to name iconic influencers to identify my style but I can't credit my passion to a few photos and ignore the true source.
While I do admire the style of the women mentioned, my obsession with style started at a very young age. I was raised by a counsel of stylish women, my mom, her best friend; Judie, and my grandmothers.
All chic in their own right but more important than the clothes was their trailblazing attitude and confidence to wear what they loved, when they wanted to wear it. These women fostered a confidence in me that allows me to know what I love and experiment with ideas that interest me.
Kathy Reeves Hubert
My mom was an international flight attendant for 30 years, in the days of weight limits and girdle checks. She epitomizes glamour and exudes confidence unlike any woman I have ever known and has been influenced by women all over the globe. One of her best moments was a white pant suit she wore to a gala, in the south, after labor day, in a sea of women clad in their poofiest ball gowns and way before it became a celebrity trend. So chic!
Judie Shade Huey
Judie was a former international runway model, living in Dallas. Think off-duty-model Kate Moss style mixed with Dynasty, over-the-top Texas. Her uniform consisted of a floor length skirt made of tulle, worn with a tank top and her signature cowboy boots and several fabulous accessories she acquired from photo-shoots around the world.
Martha Ann Reeves
My grandmother passed away months before I was born but I swear we are kindred spirits. She was known equally for her costume parties as her costume jewelry. She was gracious and unabashedly sexy, a combination that exudes confidence and feminine power.