Designer Spotlight: Louise Roe
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"When I was a little girl,I wanted to be an interior designer,” Louise Roe began in a recent interview. Given her eye for style and knack for juggling multiple projects at once, she would undoubtedly excel at any creative endeavor. Louise has settled quite successfully into her career as TV host and fashion commentator. Those roles take her coast to coast, across the pond, and back again, leaving a trail of fashionable insights in her wake. Through project's like NBC's "Fashion Star," the Style Network's "Pop Style," and MTV International's "Plain Jane," Louise Roe is taking her message to the masses.
Fashion for the Every Girl
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Deftly mixing her knowledge of high fashion with the art of high-and-low, Louise is the epitome of attainable style. Hers is that of sincerity, amplified by loads of personality, the latter commonly expressed through pops of color and fun accessories. If we were to crown an official "Every Girl," she may be it! Louise manages to dispense fashion wisdom in a thoroughly relatable way, whether through television, her website, or other outlets including Vogue.com, Glamour, and Cosmopolitan. With cleverly titled columns like "Front Roe" and "Please Louise," Louise pens practical tips for women of all shapes and sizes.
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A Playful Personal Style
As for Louise's own fashion influences, she looks to the past as well as modern-day fashionistas. Her list of style icons includes Bianca Jagger, Lauren Hutton, and Sarah Jessica Parker, with each inclined to "push the envelope," whether dressing up or down. We can see such influences in Louise's everyday looks, a healthy mix of high, low, playfulness, and sophistication. Roe is also a champion of the colorful pop; bold hues such as mint green, coral, acid yellow, and vibrant orange all make an appearance in her wardrobe.
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At Home in Hollywood
Where Louise Roe's fashion style may be highly saturated, her interior style is one of calming simplicity. Roe's West Hollywood home provides a serene escape from life on the road. Its palette is neutral in cream and snow whites, a perfect backdrop for her collection of art prints and accessories. Her love of fashion is omnipresent; vintage Vogue posters can be found throughout, and the spare bedroom has been transformed into a sizable wardrobe. Overall, the two-bedroom apartment errs on the masculine side, with carefully considered moments of 70s glamour, her favorite style.
From TV and media, to her namesake clothing line, Ms. Roe's story continues to unfold. She wears many hats, all of which are quite stylish.
Ask Louise Roe a Question!
This week Louise Roe will be answering questions about mixing modern designs with antiques. Ask her a question here.