Mom mom has taught me everything I know about good-quality design. At one point in her life all of her clothes in her closet were ones she made herself. She not only has an eye for good quality, she is all about staple pieces that are timeless, scream chic and are functional. I saw the latest ready-to-wear clothing from Donna Karan and I immediately thought of my mom. These clothes definitely represent functional, quality, chic design!Mom, thanks for being such a fashion icon in my life and spending almost every weekend at the mall teaching me what's worth a splurge and what's not. Thanks for walking around Neiman Marcus and Saks picking up almost every clothing item on the floor, pointing out the stitching and structure of garments. I'm not so sure I would have such a passion for fashion without you!