Blue, who previously worked as a social worker and drug treatment counselor, purchased Trillium in 1992 after working for Macy’s for six years. She got into fashion business when she couldn’t take night classes for a masters degree in social work.
“I’ve always had a passion for the creative side. I used to knit and paint. I was certainly not a mathematician or scientist,” she said. “In dressing people, there’s a challenge in that. If someone looks right, they feel good about themselves.”