In the world of fashion, Louise Roe is the UK’s answer to Olivia Palermo. The fashion journalist has taken TV by storm, from her early days at Vogue TV to reality show The City.
Now presenting her own show, Plain Jane, when she’s not on the FROW, Louise lives in Los Angeles. With her glossy mane and perrenial pulled together style, she’s a little bit of London glamour in LA .
Twin caught up with Louise and asked her for her top ten fashion tracks…
What’s your earliest fashion memory?
Wearing a pink tutu, pink fishnet tights and flat grey pixie boots to my sister’s 10th birthday disco. I would have been five, but i can remember picking my outfit out and taking it very seriously!
What’s your most ‘fashion’ moment in your career so far?
Probably the first time i went to couture fashion week in Paris. It’s another level of fashion show: it’s theatre, drama, hundred-thousand pound dresses one after the other, all shown in elegant ballrooms or equally elaborate settings. It’s jaw-dropping and reminded me why i love the industry so much.
What represents eternal style for you?
Coco Chanel, Lauren Hutton, a high-waisted pencil skirt, red lips and a pair of sky-high Christian
Louboutins. Not all at once!
If you hadn’t had a career in fashion what would you have been?
I love interior design, and travel. Probably travel-writing, like my dad.
Which women do you look up to for their achievements/success?
Carine Roitfeld, Michelle Obama, Queen Rania of Jordan, Tasmina Perry (an author who took me under her wing at my first ever job, at In Style magazine), and my Mum.
What’s up next for you?
I’m hosting MTV’s coverage of the MTV Movie Awards on June 5th, and midway filming the new season of Plain Jane
right now. It airs end of September!
Louise’s Top Ten Tracks
1/ Fashion – Lady Gaga
You can’t have a list of fashion songs without Gaga.
2/ Freedom – George Michael
Mainly for the video full of Nineties supermods, this song is retro and makes me dance.
3/ Don’t Let Me Get in my Zone- Kanye West and Jay-Z
Keeps playing on the radio while I’m driving around LA, reminds me of sunshine and fab dresses!
4/ Vogue – Madonna
5/ Fade Into You – Mazzy Star
So chill and mellow, I think Rodarte even played this at their runway show.
6/ Big Jet Plane – Angus and Julia Stone
An Aussie duo who have the most amazing tunes. This reminds me of Malibu beach in summer.
7/ American Woman – Lenny Kravitz|
I remember going to a lavish Tommy Hilfiger store opening in Paris. At the afterparty Lenny came out as a surprise and sang this.
8/ My Door Bell – White Stripes
Love Jack White! Somehow this makes me want to be in New York partying.
9/ Somebody That I Used To know- Gotye feat Kimbra
Got it on replay at the moment, I found it on pandora ages ago and liked it so much, then it became this massive hit!
10/ We Are Young – Fun feat. Janelle Monae
Dancing anthem for 2012 for sure…
Listen to Louise Roe’s playlist here
Louise Roe for Stylistpick will launch on 28th May and she will will be fronting Plain Jane on MTV in the Autumn.