Today, on the 4th anniversary of my grandmother’s passing, I promise myself I will never forget the impact she had on my life. She taught me, by example, to be a strong, independent woman, to go after anything I want, and to love and embrace my curly hair. Her phone calls of over flowing love, her cards with angel confetti stuffed inside the envelopes, and her love for italian pastries always brought a smile to my face. She was a woman way ahead of her time. I owe my love of fashion to her, and I continue it through Bright and Sassy, which was named after her clothing store.