Southern Style Now FESTIVAL

 

 


The Southern Style Now festival is a celebration of design, marked by keynotes, panel discussions, cocktail and dinner parties, exhibitons, and a showhouse. The 2018 festival offers incomparable networking opportunities, while celebrating Southern design in Charleston, one of America’s most beautiful and beloved cities. The festival is open to the public, as well as to design industry professionals. 

 

FESTIVAL ORGANIZERS

Robert Leleux (President) is the former editor of domino magazine, and the former managing editor of Lonny. His essays and articles have appeared in such publications as The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, and The Huffington Post. He is also the author of three books—The Memoirs of a Beautiful Boy, The Living End, and the forthcoming Southern Style Now™ .

 

FESTIVAL ORGANIZERS

ROBERT LELEUX

 

Robert (Founder) is the former editor of domino magazine, and the former managing editor of Lonny. His essays and articles have appeared in such publications as The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, and The Huffington Post. He is also the author of three books—The Memoirs of a Beautiful Boy, The Living End, and the forthcoming Southern Style Now™ .

 

 


The Southern Style Now festival is a celebration of design, marked by keynotes, panel discussions, cocktail and dinner parties, exhibitons, and a showhouse. The 2018 festival offers incomparable networking opportunities, while celebrating Southern design in Charleston, one of America’s most beautiful and beloved cities. The festival is open to the public, as well as to design industry professionals. 

 

FESTIVAL ORGANIZERS

Robert Leleux (President) is the former editor of domino magazine, and the former managing editor of Lonny. His essays and articles have appeared in such publications as The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, and The Huffington Post. He is also the author of three books—The Memoirs of a Beautiful Boy, The Living End, and the forthcoming Southern Style Now™ .

 

ANN OMVIG MAINE

 

Ann is a Midwestern girl who has fallen head over heels with the South. The former editor-in-chief of Traditional Home for 15 years, she also held senior positions at several other magazines and helped launch Country Home in the 1980s. During her tenure, Traditional Home was named to Advertising Age’s Magazine A-List and recognized by min as one of the Hottest Magazine Launches. She previously served on the board of directors for the Eureka Springs, Arkansas-based Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow, where she directed the creation of colony’s Culinary Writing Suite. She’s currently celebrating her #NextChapter, serving on the Advisory Council of the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication and supporting the design industry she loves.

 

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FESTIVAL ORGANIZERS

STEERING COMMITTEE

Bryan Batt

Gerrie Bremermann
Sara Ruffin Costello
Lisa Fine
India Hicks

Jessica Mischner

Michelle Nussbaumer
 

Angele Parlange

Anne Pope
Julia Reed

Molly Waring

Bunny Williams
Holland Williams

FESTIVAL ORGANIZERS

Robert Leleux (President) is the former editor of domino magazine, and the former managing editor of Lonny. His essays and articles have appeared in such publications as The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, and The Huffington Post. He is also the author of three books—The Memoirs of a Beautiful Boy, The Living End, and the forthcoming Southern Style Now™ .

 

MICHAEL LELEUX


Michael Leleux is a branding and marketing expert whose career has included tenures at such companies as Pfizer and Colgate-Palmolive.  He is pleased to join Southern Style Now this year as the head of brand development.

MAKENNA JORDAN

 

Makenna is from Virginia Beach and a lover of art and design. Her passion for design started at a young age. Following in the footsteps of her graphic designer father, she is now a junior graphic design student at Savannah College of Art and Design. Along with graphic design, she is also studying fashion marketing. She loves designing for local businesses and has interned for publishing company, VistaGraphics. In 2015, Makenna started an online boutique that sells both new and used apparel. Her site now has over 40,000 followers. In 2017, she joined the Southern Style Now team.

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