{Timeless Style} Lisa Porter

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

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9 Responses to “{Timeless Style} Lisa Porter”

  1. Slim Paley says:

    Fantastic! What a great story Lisa!!
    I remember my first ‘Daring’ bikini was cream coloured & crocheted (Oh for the days when lycra wasn’t a necessity! :-))

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    • Lisa says:

      Slim! Just spotted your comment. So glad you enjoyed the story. I think I advanced into crochet with wood beads the following summer after I moved into my first apartment. Those were the days weren’t they!
      Xo Lisa

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  2. Bosede says:

    I took a look at Valerie’s work when you featured it last year and I’m a fan of “hearts in ntarue” so “love on the line” is really sweet. However, the colors in “Echo I” red violet are just amazing. It’s likely that I’ll be buying it soon for a Mothers Day gift (my mom is NUTS for purple).Will blog (and respond here for additional entry) soon … and thanks to you AND to Valerie for this iderrrrr.

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  3. dawn says:

    Thanks, I loved the story!

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  4. Karena says:

    I adore Lisa Porter and here you can see how far back her class act goes!

    She could still wear that bikini!

    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  5. Katherine from Fab Over Fifty says:

    Thanks, Maria–glad you like the blog. Happy reading!

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  6. Maria says:

    Cute story. Nice blog too! As a FOF gal myself, I think I’ve found gold. ~M

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  7. KMM says:

    Great story!!

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    • Mahima says:

      I would give this to our friend. He might aledary have 3 kids, but he still gets so awkward around babies.Sorry this is my last comment instead of my first. Screwed up on my first comment.chipdip2010(at)hotmail(dot)com

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