I am a longtime Brooklynite (can't say native, I was born in the largest culturally diverse borough Queens, but I <em>have</em> grown up in Brooklyn). This is where I create each and every one of my products. My business has existed since the 1990's (creating wedding gowns and social occasion dresses). <div>I now focus on vintage and culturally inspired Ready to Wear, for today's independent fashionable women.</div> I love to patchwork fabric and create something from that, but I have found that patchwork is symbolic for how I approach design. I am inspired by so many things. A visit to the museum, can result in one wave. Then watching an old movie moves me in another direction. A friend of mine once told me I am like potpourri, all kinds of things mixed up. At that time I didn't feel that it was a compliment, but then I have decided to celebrate that mixture of creativity. I like to make things and that's OK.