For a while now, I have been itching to do a segment featuring stylists. Well, when the first edition of the Houston-based publication, Role A|F|M, fell into my lap, I was introduced to the artful styling of fashion editor, Rosemary Rey.
Rosemary partnered with LuLu*s for some of the looks featured in the art, music and (yes!) fashion magazine, but my favorite part of the whole spread (besides the monochrome stag head) is the minimalism that hovers with an air of seriousness. The looks are sophisticated, feminine and deeply attractive with small splashes of color that hide amongst shadows. The styling is moody without being pretentious, and dark without being dreary.
For a brand new publication, Role A|F|M does not disappoint; the images are juicy, and the content is perfectly contemporary. Read what Rosemary has to say about it!
First of all, can you describe the intent of role A|F|M?
The intent behind role is simple….to bring the latest in local Art | Fashion | & Music to the masses of Houston. There are a ton of local magazines in Houston but none really focusing on what the creative and talented individuals have to offer. All we hope to do is bring them and what they are capable of into the limelight.
The first issue of role A|F|M just came out this March, how long has this been in the works?
The first issue was in the works a whopping 6 months!
What brought on the first spark to create a publication like role A|F|M?
It came to my boyfriend (editor-in-chief) in a dream. I remember he skyrocketed out of bed one morning and described to me in detail the publication….the concept, the content and all the other minute aspects. So we decided to give it a go!
What were the most rewarding and challenging moments in the preparation for the first issue?
The most rewarding moment would have to be creating the magazine in itself, the entire process. Bringing together so many different and talented and artistic people to work together. It was always an amazing meeting of the minds! And luckily we didn’t face any difficulties in the prep for the first issue!!
How did you get into styling?
My love and total obsession with fashion as an art form and as tool for self expression propelled me into styling……I think it was inevitable.
Describe your fashion/hair/makeup style.
I would describe my fashion style as feminine with an edge…hair is naturally tousled and makeup is minimal.
Are there any current fashion trends that you’re into?
I’m into everything all the time!!!!!! I think its important to acknowledge trends…try them out….find out what works for you…plus a little trend here and there keeps things interesting…. fashion’s about taking risks and being bold every now and again!
What can we look forward to seeing in the future from role A|F|M?
I’m really excited about Vol. 3 which is our “September Issue.” This issue will focus completely on fashion!!!!!
Where can our viewers find the magazine?
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