Jan 01, 2012 Issue #1

Cover Story

CL cover for Jan 2012
Laurie Bell, Inc. is woven into the fabric of the South

LAURIE JENKINS IS NOT YOUR STANDARD-ISSUE southern belle. Yes, she comes equipped with a drawl as long as a South Florida summer without air conditioning. Yet she's a tough-talking textile chemist and fabric designer who knows both the science behind outdoor fabrics and the fashion trends on the forefront. She carries a fan to match every outfit, but quips, "Honey, it's not pretentious, it's the vapors."