Roxanne Marie is the Special Projects Manager at Oliver Peoples.
Describe your personal style.
Understated, minimal, relaxed but never sloppy. Black. I cant help it, it's the New Yorker in me!
If you could only shop at 3 stores for the next year, what would they be?
Maryam Nassir Zadeh, La Garconne, Ebay.
Who are your favorite designers?
Acne, Dries Van Noten, Prada, Balenciaga, Jesse Kamm, Isabel Marant
Who are your style icons?
Linda Evangelista, Emmanuelle Alt, Patti Smith, Lou Doillon.
Are there any key pieces you find yourself wearing constantly?
I wear most of my clothes, all the time. I actually own relatively little - I don't like having too many choices or too much stuff. Clutter really freaks me out. Lately I'm rotating a narrow cut leather mini skirt, Jesse Kamm sailor trousers, mens button-down shirts, boxy t-shirts, a black John Patrick slip dress, Balenciaga biker boots, Nike trainers.
What is your most recent purchase?
A black muscle tee from Acne.
Do you have any stories about amazing deals you’ve gotten on awesome pieces?
I have the beautiful, Italian made, navy blue ostrich skin clutch that I found at the bottom of a garbage can. I went to throw the trash out, and when I opened the lid, it was just sitting right there looking up at me, in flawless, mint condition. Quite strange (and gross), now that I think about it...
Can you give us smart shopping advice?
Buy only what you really and truly love, and aim for pieces that have lots of utility. Invest in the best possible fabrics you can afford.
Where do you look for inspiration?
Are there any places, websites, artists, etc. you tend to look to? Tumblr, Instagram, various food/fashion/lifestyle blogs - I am a shameless internet research junkie!
What does a normal workday look like for you?
Wake up too early and answer emails in bed. So many emails. Arrive at the office and take conference calls with the factory team, sales, merchandisers, collaboration partners. More emails. Carve out a few minutes to eat and check Instagram. Meetings with the amazing OP design team to review drawings and upcoming projects. Prepare project briefs, edit photos. On a great day I get to mull over lenses in every color of the rainbow. And then more emails...
How did you end up doing what you do?
In my career I've been something of a jack-of-all-fashion-trades - working in styling, wholesale, photo production, PR. In a sense all those roads have led to this point where I sort of conduct various teams and lots of moving parts to execute special projects and collaborations.
What’s the best thing about your job?
Getting to work with incredibly talented fashion designers and entrepreneurs who inspire me and make me want to be better.
Which beauty products do you recommend?
Lucas' Pawpaw Ointment, Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Daily Face Peel, Ren Lactic Radiance Renewal mask, Retin-A, Ilia lipsticks, Nars Matte Velvet Lip Pencils, Embryolise, Bioderma Crealine, Johnson&Johnson Baby Powder as dry shampoo - 100 times better than anything else on the market, but it only works on light hair!
5 things you can’t live without.
the beach, my bulldog Miles, coffee, toast, Neil Young.