I have long been an admirer of Cynthia Rowley. She completed her fashion studies from SAIC just a couple years before I did, and by the time my class took a trip to NYC to meet designers and learn more hands-on information about the industry, she had already moved there from Chicago and set up her company. Visiting her design offices, meeting her and hearing about the path to the launch of her line was exciting stuff!
I have also admired her wonderful sense of style and how she continues to look so chic and has embraced such a vibrant attitude towards life over the years. When I began publishing HOF, one of the first people on my wish list to interview was Cynthia, and I got close with her PR people, but the timing just wasn't right. So, imagine my chagrin when I saw her gracing the cover of Matchbook! Oh well, another time, another day...
Designs from a Recent Show
And while I love her sense of glamour and style, even more I admire her involvement with her family, the arts and pictures I see of her like this. A woman that inspires to be sure!