Vegan leather goes high style

Famous for clothing rock stars and club kids in the 1980s and ’90s, “pleather” – also known as “faux” or “vegan” leather – is now a hit with a new generation.


Lawyer by day, glamour jewelry designer by night

ST. LOUIS - Jeanne Roberts Johnson is the designer and owner of GiGi, which created handcrafted jewelry that she describes and versatile and practical. GiGi has a website store at GiGi jewelry is also sold at St. Louis-area attractions such as Missouri Botanical Garden Gift Shop; the airport and various boutiques, a hair salon and other businesses. Roberts, 36, is married and has a 4-year-old son. Here is an edited Q&A:

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