Meet Your New Best Friend, Louise Roe!
You've seen her on TV, you've probably read her words in your favorite glossy publications and there's a good chance that, more recently, you've started following her fashion blog, Front Roe by Louise Roe. Of course, we're talking about none other than the ultra cool, host, writer, fashion expert and total sweetheart, Louise Roe! We just love her! There are the obvious reasons, like her awesome personal style, poise, and that British accent (swoon!), but we are also thoroughly inspired by her entrepreneurial spirit and go-getter mentality; she's a #girlboss, through and through! We were so excited to chat with Louise and share her knowledge and point-of-view with you! Read on for the super fun interview and get ready to be motivated to take life by the horns and do what you love. Also--don't forget to check out her very first book, Front Roe: How to Be the Leading Lady in Your Own Life, available now! It's a complete style guide, filled with tips and tricks to help every girl define her own personal style! Louise tackles it all, from dressing for a first date, to decorating your home. You won't want to miss out on this expert advise, straight from one of our favorite style icons!
Getting to meet and chat to so many women (and men!) who are inspired by what I've written. And getting to find out about what they do, and being equally inspired back! I never imagined how awesome that would feel. I'm still on my book tour now, and every city is so different.
Confidence. It is full of very practical advice and no short cuts I've learned from my time working in the fashion and beauty industry, but most of all the book is about women empowering themselves, following their goals,.and in many scenarios, giving themselves a break. We are very hard on ourselves and don't pat ourselves on the back enough.
First impressions are everything. Within 8 seconds, we get judged, whether we like fashion or not. The right outfit can send messages of ambition, success, positivity. It's worth giving yourself every shot possible, so why shouldn't your appearance play a part in that? It will never be more important than who you are on the inside, but it should at.least reflect that.
My dad once showed me an arrow pointing straight up. He said this is how most people view the route to success. Then he drew this crazy wiggly arrow that looped around all over the place. He said that's the real route. He is an entrepreneur, and his advice is gold to me. Expect knock backs and bumps in the road, that's all part of the learning process. Just never, ever give up.
I recently wrote a lengthy piece on Front Roe the blog about this because it's the question I get asked most often. Really it's about being proactive to single yourself out from the many people up against you. Have a rebut point of view, start a blog, style your own shoots with friends. Then, keep smiling while you do the coffee run and photocopying, there are no short cuts!