Heading South (from WWD.com)
New York housewife Jill Zarin made a trip to the South last week without ever crossing the Mason-Dixon Line. The star of Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of New York City” made an appearance at a midtown Manhattan trunk show featuring up-and-coming Southern shoe, jewelry and clothing makers, including Atlanta-based footwear designer Ann Roth. Zarin slipped into one of Roth’s fall ’09 styles — a velvet and silk floral-print heel — and dished to Insider about future plans for her own footwear line. “I’ve been talking to people,” Zarin gushed, though no concrete plans have been made. “Everyone has told me I should [do a line]. I’m the shoe and bag lady.”