My mother is beautiful. Ask anyone who knows her- She is stunning. In those days, she lit up the army with not just her looks, but her intrinsic style. I love to watch her dress her hair piled up high in a bouffant which she so skilfully wound, and her pastel chiffons that floated around her. Her elegance in pearls and diamonds were her trademark, with such fine examples around me, I had to be influenced- I ended up wanting to dress up everyone to look like they did.