Gloria Laura Vanderbilt is an American artist, author, actress, heiress, and socialite most noted as an early developer of designer blue jeans. She is a member of the prominent Vanderbilt family of New York and the mother of CNN's Anderson Cooper.
. . . one of the goals of life is to try and be in touch with one's most personal themes -- the values, ideas, styles, colors that are the touchstones of one's own individual life, its real texture and substance.