I am the proud grand-daughter of Sadie Burnim; an immigrant from England. She married my Grandfather Jack, an immigrant from Russia and together raised four children in Revere, Massachusetts. At one time or another they went through some financial hardship due to a lack of work or more mouths to feed because unexpected, but always welcomed, family that needed a helping hand. Growing up family gatherings were spent reminiscing of times of challenges, religious discrimination, and family sacrifice. Despite the hardships the family succeeded because of the generosity of family, neighbors & community.
Grandma Sadie was my strongest fashion influence. She was beautiful and always fashionable! and because of her, fashion has become one of my greatest joys and expression of self style.