Photos: Redefining the Southern Belle

Meet the 17 young designers, musicians, chefs, artists, and entrepreneurs who are reinventing the notion of the Southern belle

  • + Expand Caption

    Lizz Wright
    Vocalist, Songwriter
    Hendersonville, North Carolina

    Joey + Jessica

  • + Expand Caption

    Natasha Trethewey
    Poet
    Hometown: Gulfport, Mississippi

    Andrew Kornylak

  • + Expand Caption

    Janie Bryant
    Costume Designer
    Hometown: Cleveland, Tennessee

    Amy Dickerson

  • + Expand Caption

    Barrie Benson
    Interior Designer
    Charlotte, North Carolina

    Joey + Jessica

  • + Expand Caption

    Lindsey Coral Harper
    Interior Designer, Furniture Designer
    Cartersville, Georgia

    Landon Nordeman

  • + Expand Caption

    Sally King Benedict
    Artist
    Charleston, South Carolina

    Ben Williams

  • + Expand Caption

    The Women of Billy Reid
    Clockwise from top left: Jordan Frye, Shelby Hightower, Addie Sorsey, and Elizabeth Robbat

    Charleston, South Carolina

    Ben Williams

  • + Expand Caption

    Joy Williams
    Vocalist, Songwriter

    Hollis Bennett

  • + Expand Caption

    Amanda Shires
    Vocalist, Songwriter, Fiddler
    Home State: Texas

    Hollis Bennett

  • + Expand Caption

    Schuyler Fisk
    Vocalist, Songwriter, Actor
    Home State: Virginia

    Brad Swonetz

  • + Expand Caption

    Andrea Reusing
    Chef
    Chapel Hill, North Carolina

    Joey + Jessica

  • + Expand Caption

    Alexis Soler
    Entrepreneur, Mixologist
    Nashville, Tennessee

    Hollis Bennett

  • + Expand Caption

    Emily Griffin
    Novelist
    Atlanta, Georgia

    Andrew Kornylak

  • + Expand Caption

    Kathryn Stockett
    Novelist
    Hometown: Jackson, Mississippi

    Andrew Kornylak

To be born a Southern woman is to be made aware of your distinctiveness. Click here to read the full G&G story

Comments