I don’t really fit in with the “fashion scene.” I didn’t train to be a fashion designer. I didn’t intern for Vogue, and I didn’t spend a summer abroad in Milan. I grew up in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, the land of sea oats, wild horses, and driftwood. From North Carolina I moved to the Panhandle of Florida and traded in a pebbly beach for sugar-white sand, and wild horses for alligators. In neither place could I have been farther away from 5th Avenue or Rodeo Drive had I been on the moon… but I had beauty all around me, and it seeped into my soul like the salt in my skin.
I became a designer late in life, after starting a family and realizing that if I wanted to surround myself with that beauty, then I would have to make it myself. So, I learned to sew, began sourcing materials, and started down the path that has led me to the creative hub of Nashville, and to the handbags, shoes, and apparel I create today. My style is not complicated or revolutionary. I make what I want, and I want materials of the finest quality, with rich colors and textures, and with no unnecessary adornments. I want products that last a lifetime, can be dressed up or dressed down, and make me feel special. And I want that for my customer, too.
If you are looking for the latest trend or the hottest seasonal wear, then maybe I’m not for you. But if you are looking for classic quality, with a style that adapts, then I encourage you join me on my path.