Linda Cunningham, a Jacksonville-based designer, has dedicated her life to fashion ever since making colorful ensembles with her mother as a 10-yearold girl. Today, she designs her own couture line featuring dresses, formal wear and bridal, plus a ready-to-wear line focusing on timeless, sophisticated looks at her own eponymous boutiques in Jacksonville. (1049 Kings Ave., 904.399.4864) and Houston (3310 Edloe St., 713.621.3232/ www.lindacunningham.com)
What are your favorite boutiques on the First Coast?
My favorite places to shop are Therapie in San Marco ( 1960 San Marco Blvd., Jacksonville), Edge City in 5 Points ( 1017 Park St, Jacksonville) and Goldfinch in St. Augustine ( 77 San Marco Ave.)
What’s “in” this season?
My must-haves right now are leather-accented pieces, the color red, cropped sweaters— especially over long blouses, statement-making belts, layered bracelets and necklaces.