Where does BAKA come from…
It is an anagram for Barbara Ann, Kathleen Ann, and Kelly Ann. The three generations of fashion.
My grandmother, Barbara Ann, has always been a true fashionista. Growing up under the head buyer for Saks Fifth Avenue, you are bound to pick up a thing or two about style. She has told me a time or two about her college days when she would collect her monthly allowance and head straight to Barney’s in hopes of purchasing another cashmere sweater to add to her ever growing fabulous collection. The biggest asset I acquired from her is “quality over quantity.” Still to this day, in her late 70′s, we often chat about what’s “in” and what’s “out”!
My mother, Kathleen Ann, quickly became the second fashionista in the family line. After many a shopping trip with “Grand Baba” and Great-Grandmother Hornibrook, she picked up everything there is to know about style. Her time in sales at Neiman Marcus helped tailor her skills in line, color, aesthetics, et al. The greatest asset I acquired from her is “less is more”. At a young age, I was taught to wear my hair pulled back or at least out of the way as to not cover “my pretty little face”. Though I do apply the “less is more” lesson, still to this day, we laugh about the amount of bracelets I wear.
These women taught me everything I know.