I wanted to be Laura Ingalls from the Little House on the Prairie series, standing in an open field with her hair in two braids and calloused, bare feet—pretty and tough. I wanted to be Sara Crewe in A Little Princess, arriving to London on a wide, white ship, hands tucked into a fur muff and fearless in the face of a new life. Long before I ever scoured the pages of Vogue, these characters were my style icons. I wanted their lace gloves, their button-up boots, and their confidence in the face of unknown worlds. Read more.