Heather Williams learned to sew as a child growing up in Montgomery, but it wasn’t until her college years that she realized she could make a living with a needle and thread.
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It’s that time again—the most romantic gift-giving holiday of the year. Feeling a little pressure? Understood. We turned to Southern style icon Sid Mashburn for tips on Valentine’s Day shopping.
Glenn Close wore one his gowns to the 2012 Academy Awards. Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Garner, and Beyoncé Knowles are smitten with the Soho-based designer’s slinky mermaid gowns, 1940’s style fitted suits, and splashy cocktail dresses. So we were a bit breathless to learn that the internationally renowned designer showcased his latest collection at Fashion Houston last night.
Need proof that the South cultivates the country’s best designers? We’ve got it for you. We sat down to chat with three very Southern and very successful, California-based designers: Ruthie Sommers, Suzanne Rheinstein, and Palmer Weiss (We bet you’ve pinned several of their rooms!) to see how their upbringing continues to influence their decorating.
We sat down to chat with Phoebe Howard, the decorating expert behind “Dear Mrs. Howard”, our monthly design advice column. In addition to being a columnist, she’s also a designer, shop owner (Mrs. Howard and Max and Co. in Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beach, Atlanta, and Charotte!), book author (The Joy of Decorating was published in March 2012).