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NOV 07

The Uptown Diary Interviews Cynthia Vincent

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F.I.G. (Fashion Industry Gallery) in Dallas, TX, hosted Cynthia Vincent from 'Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent' as guest designer for their Spring Market (open only to the trade). The uptown diary was lucky enough to have a quick interview with Cynthia as well as preview the s/s 2013 collection.

"I want my name to be associated with making women feel feminine, hip and confident," --Cynthia Vincent.

When sitting down with Cynthia, it quickly became clear she embodies everything about her collection.  She has this fantastic bohemian spirit about her – you feel at ease when speaking with her. The same feeling you get when looking at her new clothing line, which is made with exquisitely vibrant yet subtle fabric. Somewhat of a contradiction... it is vivacious but not over powering. There is something very unique that sets this line apart.  The impeccably detailed pieces, intended to fit every form, encourage women to express their individuality and find themselves in her clothes.

"We reach for what makes us feel sexy and it's that attitude, coupled with a desire for comfort, that's inspired Twelfth Street," explains Cynthia. Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent is Cynthia's example of form, function and fabrication. As Cynthia states, she is making clothes that she wants to wear, "And if I stay true to that, then I believe I might be onto something."

And on to something she is.

Twelfth Street became an instant hit among socialites and celebrities. Gwyneth Paltrow, Rachel Bilson, and Scarlett Johansson are among the growing.

Background on Cynthia:

Cynthia trained formally at Otis Parsons School of Design, winning numerous awards, including the Silver Thimble Award in 1988. Cynthia moved to London and quickly became head designer of Jane Ong & Co, eventually returned to California to start her own company St. Vincent. Her designs were soon found in top specialty and department stores. In 1998, she won Los Angeles’ Rising Star Award.

In 2002, she joined Vince as head designer.  She eventually resigned ready to embark on something big.  In 2003, she launched her new line, Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent.  The line is featured in stores like Neiman Marcus, Barney’s, Begdorf’s among many others.

See some of our favorites from the s/s 2013 line below.


Fun Facts about Cynthia:

{TUD} What was one of your most selfishly happy moments of this past year? (apart from children)

{CV} Happiest moment this past year:  celebrating my birthday with friends, family, and co-workers.  Looking around finding happiness being with all the people I love.

{TUD} What is your favorite smell?

{CV} Wet asphalt. (one of our favorite answers thus far!)

We very much enjoyed sitting down with Cynthia and meeting her fabulous team members, Mila and Shelby.

We can't wait to order from the S/S 2013 collection!

See more of the Twelfth Street line here:

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