white halter dress

Last summer I - along with Andrew Fox who is responsible for some of APB's latest posts and photographer Sarah Carson- produced a series of images featuring women I respect / envy / love. Each of these women offers a unique perspective on the life/love, family/fun, work/world. In addition to capturing how incredible they look in my debut piece (Dress No. 1), I wanted to get these ladies to open up about how they became who they are. The good(times), the bad(hair) and the ugly(truth) that are the arc of girl-to-woman. Behold THE GRID.

First up is Seattle interior designer Jennie Gruss. If you don't know of her amazing talent. Check it out here. Oh, and she is a stellar friend, world traveler and lover of food. Good food. Below is her truth.