Birmingham-bred Montgomery Harris (“Monty”) launched her line, Montgomery New York for Jolinda, Inc., after winning the Vidal Sassoon Award for Style. She opened a small, chic shop in NoLiTa before moving uptown to the corner of Harlem’s Seventh Avenue and 136th Street.
Her Southern heritage is reflected in her now-iconic logo, the bandanna-wearing Jolinda. Jolinda’s family, including the very popular Baby Girl-adorned items from clothing to handbags to jewelry. Her designs have been lauded by press from Vogue’s Andre Leon Talley to Essence and worn by celebrities such as Oprah, Diana Ross, and Erykah Badu.