???Isabel Vernard, created by Tracie Elizabeth Mackins Jones, is a fun and feminine line with a sharp edge. Isabel Vernard pays homage to Tracie’s father by combining his middle name, Vernard, with her middle name, Elizabeth, to create a brand that will bring a sense of the past twisted with the present. Tracie Mackins Jones, the head designer for Isabel Vernard, was born and raised in Charlotte. She expressed her love of fashion at an early age by designing most of her school wardrobe. She chose to follow her fashion intuition and enrolled in design school in Atlanta, where they offered a study abroad program in London. She jumped at the opportunity! At the completion of the program, Tracie decided that she didn’t want to leave London and moved there to finish school. She was able to land an internship that turned into a job at Diva Couture, where she made custom designs ranging from ball gowns to everyday wear. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts from American InterContinental University in London, England, she interned in New York City at Betsey Johnson, becoming versed on the inner workings of the fashion industry. Finished with her studies and ready to take on the fashion world,Tracie has served as a design consultant for two t-shirt design companies, before deciding to start Isabel Vernard.