My Mom, the Style Icon: Joanne Nam

One savvy young entrepreneur found that the simplest way to emulate Jackie O’s or Audrey Hepburn’s style was to make her clothes herself.

THIS PHOTO OF MY MOM, Joanne Nam, was taken in Seoul, South Korea, around 1970. At the time, she officially worked as an office assistant, but she was also moonlighting as a tailor. Fashion was always her true passion, and eventually she opened her own shop where she made women’s suits and dresses. Of course, my mom made most of her own clothes, too, including the ivory coat in this photo. (Unfortunately, I have no idea what happened to it.) Just like her personal fashion icons, Audrey Hepburn and Jackie O, my mom always gravitated toward solid colors and classic cuts. Over the years, I have held on to her style credo: It’s not how much you spend on clothes, it’s how you wear them.

—Kay Chung, 34, freelance illustrator

more on luckymag.com

A Cool And Comfortable Outfit For Every Kind Of Friday

Don't leave tomorrow's look until the last minute.

50 Jaw-Dropping Jewelry Finds You Can Actually Afford—Guaranteed!

While all under the $100 mark, these gorgeous necklaces, earrings, bracelets and rings could all easily be mistaken for precious jewelry—or at least d…

#TBT: Britney Spears And Kevin Federline Got Married 10 Years Ago Today!

Everyone, can we please have a moment of silence in remembrance of this ultimate throwback from 10 years ago?

17 Brand-New Fall Makeup Splurges Worth Every Cent

Get ready for some MAJOR makeup eye candy.

Here's a #TBT For You: Denim Pencil Skirts Are Back

The possibilities are endless when it comes to something this versatile.