19 May 2017

thanks Walter!

I've gotten some great press that I will be sharing here every now and again. If you want to skip ahead to the most current go to my web page here

The folks at WALTER, Liza and Jesma have been so supportive of my writing efforts. They published an excerpt from the book in their April issue and also hosted a book signing with Eatman's Carpets on April the 28th in Raleigh. Here's a link to the story

& another great cover!

02 May 2017

Sir Francis Bacon helps interpret Avant-Garde

the work of Comme des Garçons designer Rei Kawakubo 

“Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between at the Met

 Anna Cleveland-At the Met Gala, in Comme des Garçons, avant-garde and beautiful.

1st image a screenshot from vogue.com by Taylor Jewel
photograph of Anna Cleveland at vogue uk here

29 April 2017


The date finally arrived and my book is out there breathing. It's good to get the public airing—and to get the press it's receiving. Vogue.com, Ist Dibs, the Cut, have featured the book online, and House Beautiful has used the book to teach their Master Class in the May issue. I'm chronicling it all along with a list of events as the come up.  the moment they are by invitation and "local." Check out my website here for Press and here for Events.

From across the pond, British House and Garden reviewed the book for their May issue and The Times also did a great review.

Sunday, April 23rd, I did a book signing at Currey and Company in High Point at the Spring Market on one of the rainiest days I've ever attended (I've been going fairly steadily for about 30 years–but maybe my memory's failing me). The atmosphere their showroom is out of this world. The lighting the company has developed and expanded since the late eighties is both modern and traditional and grounded in craftsmanship. Their chef prepared some of my particularly favorite finger food so if you didn't stop by to purchase a book you have me to thank for the delicious cheddar biscuits with delectable cured ham inside. I strayed way far from my vegetarian leanings to indulge and it was worth it. Petit fours with my initials on a silver platter, shrimp, wrapped asparagus, and other things I didn't even get to see were all on my request. Bethanne Mathari of Currey and Co. planned the entire event–including jaunty music British actress and singer Jessie Matthews could have kept up with.

On Friday the 28th, I spoke to a group of young women about the book at the new showroom of Eatman's Carpets in Raleigh. It's just the sort of group I hope will like the book and embrace the sixteen women I write about and find inspiration in how these women decorated. The sixty-year-old family owned company has just moved to a new showroom and it's beautiful. A perfect venue —with lunch catered by Irregardless Cafe, another Raleigh institution that has been serving farm to table for decades. Betty Nelson and her mother Gay were wonderful hosts along with Walter magazine's Liza Roberts and Jesma Reynolds.

WALTER has an excerpt from the book in their April issue here

I'll be signing books in Charlotte at Capitol, Laura Vinroot Poole's internationally recognized women's designer clothing store. Very excited to be participating in a Mother's Day Event she has planned on May 9th. 
Now what to wear? 
For sure I won't be blogging about my planned "outfits." Catch me if you can in person. I'll keep you posted on my website as more events come up.


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