I have been having the best time in Phoenix vintage shopping and meeting the wonderful members of The Arizona Costume Institute. As soon as I arrived at the museum I was told  that I needed to meet a fashionable woman in her 80s named Kati.After my presentation and book signing at the Phoenix Art Museum I looked around to see if I could find anyone to photograph. As soon as the gorgeous lady above walked by me,  I knew she had to be Kati. I asked if I could take her photo was overjoyed when she told me that she had been moved by my presentation. She said that upon her coming out, her  mother looked her up and down and didn’t approve of what she was wearing. She was so happy to hear about my grandparents allowing me the freedom to play in their closets and express myself through personal style. Kati didn’t let her mother’s disapproving glance stop her from dressing up and now in her 80s she is one of the most stylish and vibrant ladies I have ever seen. Doesn’t she look marvelous in these knee high boots?!!!!