I will not hide. I will be who I am. I will be who I was meant to be, and I will not let others decide for me who I am.
Rocco Rinaldi Kaylatos
Lori grew up in an era when girls were still “girls”, meaning she did all the expected feminine things for a young girl of her social group. Ballet and piano lessons, ballroom dancing, charm classes, and even amateur modeling – it was the norm for young girls at one time.
Before college Lori attended a finishing school where she was further instructed in every aspect of being a lady – grooming, make-up, wardrobe, etiquette, and the all-essential poise. (Imagine a textbook with pale pink pages teaching how to enter a car without looking clumsy or making a derriere too prominent!)
Lori will be our resident style and shopping expert with her Dressing Room column Putting It Together. In addition, she will share memories of her growing-up years in a column called On Being a Girl.