Flora could never have guessed her sheltered life would turn out the way that it did. Her adult life started with a stint as a nurse, but she quickly discovered fashion was her passion and became the proprietor and designer of “the finest dress salon in the Pacific”, Ninette Gowns.
Flora’s role in the war effort involved entertaining the visiting American troops and once money changed hands, a business was born. The beautiful models at Ninette Gowns easily made the transition from Mannequin Girls to Madam’s Girls. Flora saw no harm in her new career, she was simply giving people what they wanted, and she dearly wished the society people who embraced her fashion would be as accommodating of her racier new venture. But the times, the people and ultimately the police were not inclined to be kind.