... so the avowal of Rose Pendleton, who we like to introduce you today. First of all it was a challenge to decide, in which division we present Rose, cause she is much more than a model. She's a designer, model, actress, writer and photographer. As you can see, we finally decided for the model division nevertheless it is a wide range of professions, in which she's involved. Let yourself be surprised by Rose's versatility and inventiveness.
Hi! My name is Rose Pendleton (and occasionally Emma Rose Evans), I'm 29 years old. I was born in San Bernardino, CA a little city east of Los Angeles, CA and still live there, which is nice because I can go to Los Angeles when I need to but don't have to deal with all the traffic! I have SEVERAL professions in the entertainment and fashion industries!
First and foremost, I'm an actress. I originally wanted to be a film director but fell in love with being a different person everyday. I have also directed a few short films (working on my next one at the moment) and have worked on film sets in several crew positions.
I am also a fashion model (as you already know). I mostly do print and runway, I occasionally do promotional modeling and red carpet interviews as well, but most of my latest projects have been collaborations for my website called Rosie Says Hello.
I studied digital media in school, so I'm a published photographer, and work seasonally at a photography studio close to my hometown and offer freelance photography for all types (portraits, weddings, events, etc). I also do freelance graphic & web design as well as illustration and offer silk screening services (I have my own 6 screen machine).
I own a clothing line called I'm A Jerk Industries. I do most of the silk screening myself, but sometimes I outsource if I don't have time (all designs are by me though). I hand make all my jewelry and feather accessories and I'm A Jerk has been featured in several Fashion Week events, TV Shows, magazines, and I usually try to wear some of the products in my acting projects (I've gotten away with it in 4 projects so far ha!)
LASTLY, I'm an writer/journalist. I spend a majority of my time working on my website Rosie Says Hello which features all types of artists. I previously had my own columns in Lemonade Magazine called "The Fashion Minute" and StoryLeather.com's Fashion Insider. I've done several guest writing posts at various outlets, and I will be soon contributing to another lifestyle site in the fashion and art section starting in the next few months. I'm also working on two different books, one is in a diary form about a girl being in love with someone she can never have and the other is a fantasy/romance/drama novel.
That was a lot! I try to stay busy!
I love being able to see all the different styles that designers come up with because every piece is unique and every person is different and has a completely different vision when it comes to style. It's a lot of fun getting to be their "look" or design so to speak.
What’s been the highlight of your career so far?
I think my proudest moment was either when I finally got my IMDb page, because I wanted one so badly for so many years. My first interview on a show called "Live With Gary Garver" because it was the first time I was able to really promote my work and talk about everything, my first FASHION magazine tearsheet because my first ones were more "commercial" rather a fashion editorial OR the first time I'm A Jerk was put in it's first real store and we had an event featuring the introduction of my line being sold for the boutique. I'm honestly not too sure, I've had so many amazing moments and I've met so many amazing people. I went to the VMA's three years in a row and I started screaming at Kesha when she was walking the white carpet that I loved her and she waved to me. That has nothing to do with my career but that's definitely a moment I've VERY proud of I literally died.
I've done some style shoots within the past month for Chrissy's Knee High Socks, Firmoo Optical, Shasta Style Accessories, Chosungah 22 Makeup Products, and KushyFoot. I'm getting ready to do a few more collaborations for the website as well. Other than website collaborations, I walked the runway for Coruscate Innovations for this past Spring/Summer Los Angeles Fashion Week. I unfortunately didn't have time to walk in the Autumn/Winter Fashion Week which just happened last month due to too much work on my hands! I have several collaborations lined up for the site so there will be a lot of upcoming shoots for it. I haven't had time to really book any modeling jobs, but I'm doing another editorial for another magazine! The shoot is this upcoming week. Meanwhile, I'm getting ready to shoot a short film called "SHE". A short film about the daily struggles of a female who has dominance issues. I play the lead female role. My other project is a self written series about a girl named "Emma Evans" written almost ten years ago (hence where I got my stage name) about a young girl getting famous in Hollywood and her downfall. I will be playing Emma. My last project is a horror short with a working title, very simple about a haunting and some naive young adults who go camping. I'm trying to finish up a book I started back in 2007, but haven't had much time to work on it! I'm also working on some new clothing designs which will be out before Summer starts :)
What really goes on behind the scenes as a model?
It really depends on the type of modeling for runway it's a lot of sitting around waiting for hair and makeup and doing a walk through. Usually models stay with the other models they are working with... On a shoot it varies. You're not allowed to take photos or anything while at a professional shoot like a magazine, because the company owns "the look" so you have to wait until it's published to post your "behind the scenes photos". Promotional modeling is a lot of walking around and talking to the guests. Some drink (I don't drink) at the events if there is liquor, because the models get it for free. After you're done passing out the promotional items you're basically allowed to just enjoy the event. If it's a car show you're usually sitting at a booth all day. I always like to bring my camera to events and do some work for my website Rosie Says Hello by taking photos, interviewing people and recording my web series RSH TV (previously I'm A Jerk TV) which are 5 minute videos of events and feature interviews on the designers, models or artists that attend.
My all time favorite photographers are the ones I constantly work with including Jose Castro the photographer who shot most of the photos for this interview as well as most of my photos for my site Rosie Says Hello. I love his work and the way his photos come out. They're so amazing. I also love working with my friend Ashley Abarca. We used to shoot all the time, but she's been really busy with her personal life. Thankfully I'm actually working with her for the next shoot I'm doing so it's going to be awesome to see her again. I think it's been over a year since we worked together. I usually stick to these two photographers and only work with others when I have to or when it's not my shoot (like when I book a job).
All over the place. I literally will wear ANY style simply because I love fashion so much. My last style post for Chrissy's Knee High Socks had five different looks and I went wild with it. I shot a retro 60's/70's vibe look, a stoner look, a raver look, a classy/chic look, and a geeky gamer look. I wanted to style each of them completely different to show off how many styles you can really pull off with a simple pair of socks if you do it right. I think they all came out great. I can't decide on a favorite. My style changes like my mood on a daily basis.
Who would you say is your 'style muse'?
Quite a few people. Definitely Kesha. I actually styled a shoot specifically for her once with multi-colored animal tights, glitter and lots of feather earrings. Very wild. I also absolutely love Audrey Kitching. She's the opposite, much more mellow, very pink and can pull off all the vintage looks. She loves butterflies. I'm not sure I have just ONE style muse I pull a lot of inspiration from different places. I look through magazines and pull inspiration from different editorials. One of my style guides "How To Style 90's Grunge" featured a pair of gray sweats over some cheetah harlem pants. They were pulled down past my butt but rolled up to my knees. Definitely one of my favorite looks to this day. I saw something similar in a magazine and wanted to try to do something like that. The other look was a long sleeve plaid shirt tied around my waist with glitter tights, denim jean shorts, a leather top and a oversized jean jacket. I jump from decade to decade and combine the 60's with the 80's or the 50's and the 90's. I'm actually going to shoot a pin up shoot this week as well. It will be my first one, I got a polka dot red dress and really want to put a 50's look together. Everyone and everything from every decade is really my style muse I guess. I love to observe people and what they wear.
Big designer would be Christian Dior. I fell in love with one of his collections about 5-6 years ago and have been obsessed with his designs ever since. I also love Betsey Johnson, because her stuff can be anything from Barbie to Minnie Mouse and it's always colorful.
Vogue or Harper’s Bazaar?
Is there any particular designer piece you are crushing on right now?
I really loved the skirts and dresses that looked like Blazers/Suit Jackets a lot of designers did this including DKNY, Michael Kors, Vera Wang, etc. I think it was really cute. I love suits, I have quite a few of them including a purple one. My favorite dress is the yellow dress that I shot for you guys, I rarely wear it but it's my favorite thing in my entire closet! I LOVE bright bold things that grab people's attention rather than things that blend in. I also loved Rosie Assoulin's entire collection. Again, amazing bright colors that grab attention. My absolute favorite are the big baggy vintage/retro 70's inspired pants. High waisted with a lot of buttons. I would definitely rock them everywhere. Poofy skirts, loud colors, baggy vintage styles and blazer's. I love patterns over patterns that don't look like they go with each other. These are my favorite right now.
What do you hope to be doing in the next 5 years?
I hope to have finally finished at least one of my books! I also hope to see I'm A Jerk open it's own landmark store. I actually want to open a boutique that sells all things that I love not just my designs, so it would appeal to more people. I hope to get an agent for acting (not modeling) again (I had one for a few years, but stopped acting for a while, and concentrated more on fashion and my website). My mood changes daily, that's why I jump back and forth between modeling, my clothing line, acting, directing, writing, etc. One day I'll want to be a photographer, and the next I'll want to direct my own film. I just hope to continue doing everything I love, but with a bigger foundation of supporters so my work will be more widely known and I will be able to accomplish everything I want to do.
If you could be anywhere else but here, where would you go?
If here is Los Angeles, then I'd love to be in Chicago, but only for the summer time, after October 15th, it's FAR too cold there and I don't want to be anywhere near it until May/June. If you mean out of the country, I'd love to visit Europe. Mainly Paris, London and Ireland because I'm mostly Irish. I really want to one day visit Turkey to see the original spot of Troy. I'm obsessed with the Trojan War at the moment. Lastly, if you mean the Earth, then I'd love to visit Pluto. Probably be really cold there though...