When FOF Lisa Porter was 16, she visited her Uncle Charles in NYC's Greenwich Village. While Uncle Charles tended to his art gallery, Lisa wandered about. She recalls stumbling upon a French boutique where she fell in love with a bikini made of soft, colorful fabric from Southern France. It was strikingly different than the nautical nylon one-piece suits her mother approved of back home in Arizona.
"I had never had the pleasure of being in a dressing room without my mother’s scrutinizing eyes! There was only one other customer in the shop... in the next dressing room. We emerged from behind the drapes at the same time with our bikinis in hand. She was smiling... we had made the same selection! She told me that I had made an excellent choice. I had just purchased my first “tiny” bikini in one of the most stylish boutiques in Greenwich Village... And I had been complimented on my selection by one of the most stylish women in the world: Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis!" -FOF Lisa Porter
excerpted from Lisa's blog: The Lisa Porter Collection