Style Star: Carla Rockmore in Dallas

March 27, 2023
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Carla Rockmore. Photograph by Stewart Cohen

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.  

Carla Rockmore. Photography by Stewart Cohen

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 isIf 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.

Katherine Hepburn, 1940s. MGM studio publicity shot

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.

John Galliano RTW 2020

Favorite accessory I am loving for fall is…A sequin blazer.

Book that left a lasting impression on me isOne 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.

How I made my first dollar was…Working retail at a children’s snowsuit store.

In my fridge you will always find…Kimchi and feta cheese.

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.

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.

On my tombstone, it will say…She Sat Well In Her Skin.

The Gentleman Racer by Michael Satterfield

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