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Carolyne Roehm

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April 9, 2019  |  Carolyne Roehm
Style Icon and Lifestyle Maven
Carolyne Roehm: Design & Style: A Constant Thread

Carolyne Roehm’s bestselling lifestyle titles have been a source of inspiration, pleasure, and education for thousands of readers. Now for the first time, she shares lessons from her life in style, from her small town Missouri childhood to her New York fashion career that began with Oscar de la Renta and culminated with her eponymous line, to her role as an author, hostess, and tastemaker in her thirteenth book Design & Style: A Constant Thread.

Roehm reminisces on 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; and 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 have informed her work and style, and, ultimately, transformed her life.

Sharing both iconic and never-before-seen photographs, Roehm reveals her creative process through images of her interiors, floral design, and tabletops juxtaposed with stunning photos of herself, her home, and her clothing to reveal the true source of inspiration behind her style and fashion aesthetic. Design & Style is a truly original work that interweaves memoir and universal lifestyle lessons resulting in an inspirational book for her legion of devoted followers.

About the Author: Style icon and lifestyle maven, Carolyne Roehm has been a part of American design culture for more than four decades, with a storied career spanning the world of fashion, decorative arts, gardening, entertaining, and publishing. Finding a mentor in Oscar de la Renta, Roehm worked alongside the couture great for ten years before launching her own fashion house in 1985. A discerning eye and passion for beauty led her into the world of flowers, where her books on the subject have been hailed as the best in their field. She is the author of thirteen books, including Flowersand At Home with Carolyne Roehm, which have cemented her position as one of America’s lifestyle experts. A former president of the Council of Fashion Designers in America, with appearances in both the Who’s Who of Women in America and the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame, she has been honored by Manolo Blahnik with a show in her name, and hailed by the late design legend Bill Blass as “the ultimate tastemaker.”She is a frequent lecturer at garden clubs, botanical gardens, junior leagues, and women’s organizations. She divides time among her homes in Manhattan, Connecticut, and Charleston.

Design & Style: A Constant Thread by Carolyne Roehm, Rizzoli, 2018. www.rizzoliusa.com

Books by Carolyne Roehm: At Home in the Garden, Flowers, A Passion for Interiors,A Passion for Blue & White, A Passion for Parties,Presentations, At Home with Carolyne Roehm, Summer Notebook, Fall Notebook, Winter Notebook, Spring Notebookand A Passion for Flowers.

Photos via Carolyne Roehm

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