Style Keepsake

When asked what one experience has been the most exciting, challenging, and profound of my life, I often tell people it’s when I competed in the 2005 Miss New York USA Pageant.

Art by Brooke Hagel

The salmon pink,  Swarovski Crystal-embellished gown I wore remains the most exquisite (and expensive) dress I’ve ever owned.  I felt so beautiful on that day.  I’m really glad I have a custom fashion sketch to commemorate that magical experience and that gorgeous dress. It hangs in our bedroom.  I’m a firm believer that fashion should be treasured instead of being forgotten.