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Cynthia Rowley

Cynthia RowleyBorn: 29-Jul-1958
Birthplace: Chicago, IL

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Fashion Designer, Author

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Swell designer

Rowley designs fashion, handbags, shoes, and has a line of cosmetics. With best friend Ilene Rosenzweig, authored "Swell: A Girl's Guide to the Good Life", in 1999. It became wildly popular with style savvy young women. The success of the book led to the pair signing a contract with Target to design bedding, bath accessories, and paper goods (gift bags, stationery) to sell in Target stores in the US.

Father: Ed Rowley
Mother: Clementine
Husband: Bill Keenan (interior designer, m. 11-May-1996, div., one daughter)
Daughter: Kit Clementine Keenan (b. 1999)
Husband: Bill Powers (m. 17-Sep-2005, one daughter)
Daughter: Gigi Clementine Powers (b. 2005)

    High School: Barrington High School, Barrington, IL (1976)
    University: Art Institute of Chicago (1981)

    Risk Factors: Skydiving

    The Intern (21-Jan-2000) · Herself

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Author of books:
Swell: Girls Guide to the Good Life (1999, with Ilene Rosenzweig)
Home Swell Home (2002, with Ilene Rosenzweig)
Swell Holiday (2003, with Ilene Rosenzweig)
Swell Love: A Girl's Guide to Winning Big (2002, with Ilene Rosenzweig)
The Swell Dressed Party (2005, with Ilene Rosenzweig)
Slim: A Fantasy Memoir (2007)

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