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One of America's leading tastemakers, trendsetters and lifestyle experts, Carolyne Roehm is the author of eight books. Her newest title is A Passion for Parties. Her other titles are Presentations, At Home with Carolyne Roehm, Summer Notebook, Fall Notebook, Winter Notebook, Spring Notebook, and A Passion for Flowers.
After graduating with a B.F.A. from Washington University, Ms. Roehm's professional design life started in the fashion world where she worked for Oscar de La Renta for 10 years. In 1985, she launched her own fashion house. Although she was successful and received many accolades in that realm, she had a larger dream, a passion for beauty that extended beyond the sphere of clothing. She was determined to broaden her horizons because she felt the world of flowers, entertaining, garden design, interiors and product design would allow her to reach a far wider audience. She strives to teach others how to capture and create beauty in their own lives--in the every day and the out of the ordinary--and in turn share it with the people they care about.
Design is second nature to Carolyne Roehm. Over her designing career, she has created clothes, accessories, books, decorative accessories for the home, interiors, home fragrance and candles, table linens and table tops, flowers, paper products, glassware and luggage. Regardless of the medium, her unerring eye and innate sense of style have turned out classic, timeless products with lasting beauty and elegance. Her late friend, Bill Blass, said of her, "She is the ultimate tastemaker."
Over the years, Ms. Roehm has been an active member of many boards and chaired innumerable committees for such organizations and charities as the Metropolitan Opera, New York Public Library, and Children's Advocacy Center of New York. She was the president of the Council of Fashion Designers of America and has been named on various prestigious lists including: Who's Who and Who's Who of American Women, and the International Best Dress List and Hall of Fame.
Carolyne Roehm has been featured in publications including Veranda, Town and Country, O, House Beautiful, CT Cottages and Gardens, Fortune, Architectural Digest, Food and Wine, Country Home and New York Magazine.
Ms. Roehm has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show, Today Show, Weekend Today, Isaac Mizrahi Show, and CBS This Morning.
Carolyne Roehm lives in New York City, Connecticut and Colorado.
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