Carolyne Roehm: Design & Style: A Constant Thread
About the Author
Style icon and lifestyle maven Carolyne Roehm has been part of American design culture for over four decades, with a career spanning the fashion, gardening, entertaining, publishing and decorative arts worlds. Finding a mentor in Oscar de la Renta, Carolyne worked alongside the couture great for 10 years before launching her own fashion house in 1985. A discerning eye and passion for beauty lead her into the world of flowers, where her books are often referred to as the best in their field. Subsequent entertaining and interiors titles cemented her position as one of America's lifestyle experts.
A former President of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, with appearances in both the Who's Who of Women in America and the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame, honored by Manolo Blahnik with a shoe in her name, in a fitting tribute design legend Bill Blass labeled Carolyne, "The ultimate tastemaker." Now the author of twelve books, Roehm's mission is to teach others how to capture and create beauty in their lives, in both the everyday and out of the ordinary.
She divides her time among her homes in Manhattan, Connecticut, and Charleston.
Carolyne Roehm's bestselling books have been a source of inspiration, pleasure, and education for thousands of readers. Now for the first time she shares her life story, from her small-town Missouri childhood to her New York fashion career that began with Oscar de la Renta, to her role as an author and tastemaker. There are the influential figures from her past, including: her grandmother, who sewed beautifully and ran a successful shop; her mother, who taught her that women need clothes to suit the many roles they have to play; her mentor, Oscar de la Renta, from whom she learned the fashion business. Roehm tells the story of launching, running, and ultimately closing her own fashion line, and her subsequent reinvention through books, gardening, entertaining, and décor. Through it all she shows how the constant threads of character and creativity, and a passion for nature, color, quality, and classicism can inform your work, style, and life.