Carolyne Roehm started her fashion career under the watchful eye of none other than Oscar de la Renta and went on to her found her own company, Carolyne Roehm, so its no surprise that her name is almost synonymous with good taste. Her thirteenth book, Design & Style: A Constant Thread, ties together her wide-ranging interests, from fashion and design to interiors, gardens, and flowers—and of course New York society, where she is a fixture. It is a fascinating look inside the mind of someone who looks at a Calla lily and can simultaneously recall a dress, a tablescape, and a party theme. Roehm vividly weaves together different aspects of her life and career, from an anecdote about her stylish grandmother in Missouri to working in a flower shop in Paris. “It took longer to write than any of the others,” Roehm says of this book. “It was hard to go through all those clippings because there are times that are sad or made me think, ‘Oh gosh, why did I do that?’—although there were wonderful memories as well.” She shares a few behind-the-scene thoughts of her new book with T&C.
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