Bringing compelling and authentic people, who would otherwise go unnoticed, to the forefront, is a passion I share with Rose. She has spent her life dedicated to expressing, documenting and curating the creative community of Los Angeles, whether it be through a museum exhibit or a home retail store in Venice Beach. We love shooting StyleLikeU in LA because underneath the endless eclectic doors of its homes are a history of artists, who like Rose, have been nurtured by the liberal and open air of LA and are anything but ordinary. While lounging around her mid century “cabin” in Silverlake, which overlooks the water, she chooses a glamorous Thomas Wylde kaftan, one of many Los Angelean designers who Rose avidly supports. And despite being a new mom, a tee shirt for Rose is one that is hand embroidered from the Yucatan and is worn with leather leggings and loads of snakeskin bangles from Nicaragua.
Between her mom who did every single craft, from fine embroidery to carving eggs, and her dad who was in the aerospace industry, building things that go to the moon, the LA spirit of DIY and a sense of discovery is in Rose’s Spanish and Apache Indian blood. “What people are wearing, how it reveals them and how we come to see them through our lens’” has fueled her since running to Rockabilly concerts as a teen, reporting on punks and dead heads for the LA Times during college, and capturing the rise of the stylist / red carpet phenomenon as the LA bureau chief for WWD in the early 2000s. She loves black, as in her Alexander Mcqueen cape dress and Pierre Hardy booties, but Rose is avid about the details that make it her own, like a vintage brass belt from her mom, Indonesian beetles draping over her shoulders, an Alexis Bittar chunky ring and her ruby wedding ring.
Rose feels that organizing, helping and collaborating with other creative people contributes to how she best expresses her own visions. She wears a Victorian-inspired jacket made by LA designer and close friend, Magda Berliner, and decorates her house with pottery made by another friend and LA craftsman, Adam Silverman, which was made by transforming ashes from her all-night wedding bonfire on the beach. “To me, it is really important to be surrounded by things my friends or family have made,” Rose says, and to me it’s really important to shine the light on people who walk the walk– like Rose.