In a 1995 Baltimore Sun article, she described her taste: "I grew up in the '50s with cashmere sweaters, Bermuda shorts and poodle skirts. Everything was charcoal gray, pink or blue. It was total conformity. When I got older, I tried the wool blazer, wool slacks and white shirt. That wasn't me either. In the last 10 years or so, I've gotten more self-confident. I dress for myself now.'"