Dallasite Carla Rockmore is a social media superstar, to put it mildly. Her must-follow platform is all about creating from your closet and her no nonsense approach has made her a true media darling. Here, our style chronicler Lance Avery Morgan catches up with her about a few of her favorite things.
I think social media has the power to… Make people feel less alone, lift their spirits, and spark a creative interest they may not have explored.
Three qualities that got me where I am today are…Hard work, a little talent, and being open-minded to pivoting.
My style icon is…If you put Iris Apfel, Franca Sozzani, and Marissa Berenson in a blender.
My personal style signifier is…An eclectic mix that’s ever-changing. I refuse to box myself into one style signifier because I would find that stifling.
The classic movie actress style I most identify with is…Katharine Hepburn. Not for her style so much, as her individuality and independence.
The classic designer I wish was still designing today is…It’s a tie between Romeo Gigli and John Galliano for Dior. Both had a romantic, Medieval feel to their work.
Favorite accessory I am loving for fall is…A sequin blazer.
Last thing I binge/marathon watched was…Anatomy of a Scandal.
Book that left a lasting impression on me is…One Hundred Years Of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
First CD/album I bought was…Pink Floyd’s The Wall… and it was an eight-track.
If I could live in a foreign city, it would be…London.
The beauty essential you’d have to pry out of my cold dry hands is…A red lipstick.
A celebrity I would prank phone call and what I would ask them is…Sarah Paulson. I would ask her if she wanted to go vintage shopping.
In my fridge you will always find…Kimchi and feta cheese.
On my tombstone, it will say…She Sat Well In Her Skin.
I find that on social media my world has changed into…a real-life full color extravaganza of what is constantly going on in my head. It’s slightly odd to watch myself.
In my fridge, you will always find…Kimchi and feta cheese.
If I could compete in an Olympic sport, it would be…Cross-country skiing.
How I made my first dollar was…Working retail at a children’s snowsuit store.
The best career advice I’ve received is…Throw your education, your hobbies, and a void in the community into a blender. That’s your sweet spot. That’s your convergence of joy and success
What everyone/woman should try in her lifetime is…Combat boots with a ballet pink tulle skirt.