Lela Rose has come a long way since her childhood years in Dallas. From a painting and sculpting major at the University of Colorado, to creating a self-made business making vests and vintage scarves, to earning a degree from Parsons School of Design, she is quite the force to be reckoned with.
I cannot tell you how many times I have passed by one of your magnificent fashion clubs -- the seizure-inducing bass thumping, the lighting dimmed just so (what would you call that? Disco lighting? Marvelous!), the stifling scent of the latest Diddy fragrance coiling around shoppers.
The world-renowned flagship store of Macy's at Herald Square -- backdrop to the namesake Thanksgiving Day parade since its advent 78 years ago -- is undergoing a $400 million interior renovation now rapidly unfolding in time for holiday 2012 shopping.