A St. Louis native and Palm Beach regular, Carolyne Roehm is a renowned tastemaker,
author, and design maven whose multifaceted career has spanned fashion, interiors, gardens, and entertaining. Nowadays she derives her cardinal joy from creating bracelets, cuffs, necklaces, earrings, and belts in support of her love of animals. In collaboration with New York–based Ciner, Roehm launched her second jewelry line, “The Birds & the Bees,” with all proceeds from the made-to-order items benefiting animal shelters across the country. Roehm, who studied fine art at Washington University in St. Louis, conceived the collection while recovering from a serious illness in 2019, and named her new charitable initiative Going to the Dogs after the experience.
STYLE ICON Audrey Hepburn
WARDROBE ESSENTIALS A black sweater, black pants, and gold jewelry
PROUDEST CAREER MOMENT Organizing and pushing the fashion world to do the first AIDS benefit when I was president of the Council of Fashion Designers of America.
CAUSE SHE’S PASSIONATE ABOUT Raising money for my initiative, Going to the Dogs.
SIGNATURE DRINK Champagne
IDEAL LAST MEAL Homemade pasta with white truffles
GUILTY PLEASURE SONG FROM HER TEEN YEARS Lesley Gore’s “It’s My Party”
BINGE WATCHES The Crown
MOVIE SHE’S SEEN MORE THAN 10 TIMES Gone with the Wind
FAVORITE JEWELRY creation My dragon necklace
BOOK SHE WISHES SHE’D WRITTEN War and Peace
HER HAPPY PLACE In a field of flowers with all my dogs or watching a movie with all my dogs.
COLLECTS Dogs and dishes including Spode dinnerware with the Greek pattern
FICTIONAL CHARACTER SHE IDENTIFIES WITH Scarlett O’Hara. I even have the original hat she wears to the barbecue at Twelve Oaks.
DREAM CAR 1959 Jaguar
SPLURGES ON White truffles
most recent TRAVEL destination I just came back from Madrid and Granada in Spain.
WORDS TO LIVE BY The Golden Rule: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”