Universal lessons come together with vibrant spreads of Roehm''s work in fashion, flowers, table design, and interiors to create a unique celebration of the power of life and style.
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.
"Carolyne Roehm’s thirteenth book is a
tantalizing mix of fashion, entertaining, decor, and memoir. This brightly imaged book with never before seen photos is sure to inspire. Roehm inserts lessons learned along the way from her mother, grandmother and Oscar de la Renta. Her creativity finds success wherever she directs it- through the common threads of character and creativity, and a passion for nature, color, quality, and classicism. See how these constant threads have informed her work, style and life." -COURTNEYPRICE.com
"The latest book from Carolyne Roehm is a fulsome look at her 45 years in fashion, interior design, entertaining, floral design, and most recently—as artist. An incredible talent—a true polymath, Roehm has found the constant thread to it all in her love for color, nature, quality, and classicism." —LITTLEAUGRY.com
"Carolyne is multi talented, having created not just her famous tablescapes and interiors, but gardens, floral designs, linens, accessories, fragrances, books, paper, and beautiful couture. Her work is
flawless, a description I rarely use. I could not put this book down, and I am certain that I will implement her elegant work into my own spaces." — Teresa Hatfield,
"A closer look at tastemaker and Charleston, South Carolina, resident Carolyne Roehm’s love affair with fashion, which began with her work with Oscar de la Renta and led to the launch of her own line—and later to building her entertaining empire." —
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.