How would you feel if you were pronounced the best in the Americas? Recently, Delysia Chocolatier has been named 2023’s Best Chocolatier and Confectioners in the Americas with the highest honor, Six Star Award: Grand Master Chocolatier by the International Chocolate Salon Awards and Taste TV.
Most self-described fashionistas are well in tune with the rhetoric of style: what you wear can give unlimited insight into who you are. In this retrospective piece on Texas purse designer Enid Collins, our Lance Avery Morgan discovers that nothing says more about a woman’s stylish personality than her handbag.
Founded by the Storey family in 1926 as the Nocona Leather Goods Company, the leatherworks got its start making belts, wallets, and other fashion goods. They wouldn’t begin producing baseball gloves until 1934 after Bob Storey returned to take over the family business, a former Rice University baseball player, Bob knew there was room for improvement in the baseball glove designs of the day.
There is something romantic about a cowboy hat, originally designed out of necessity as our forebearers explored the vast and wild west, it quickly became a style icon inextricably linked to the American individualist… the cowboy, the adventure, the hero.