Rose is the Styling Director at My Theresa and here we shine a spotlight on her and her journey in fashion. She is great, read on and be inspired.
D: Tell me a bit about yourself and your journey in fashion so far…
R: I am the eldest of four daughters and I have always been different from the rest of my family.
My interest in fashion started early on at the age of 5 years when I told my mother what I wanted to wear. During my school years I worked in boutiques and modelled a bit on the side.
I left my home town when I was 28 years old and started working as a sales assistant in a boutique in Mannheim. After five years I moved to Munich to work as assistant store manager at Prada. I became store manager and left the store after three and a half years to work as shop manager for the Theresa store in Munich. I was responsible for the merchandising and took care of VIP customers which allowed me to travel a lot. In 2008 I took a position in the styling department at mytheresa.com and after two years I was promoted to Styling Director.
D: What does the role of a styling director entail and what is your creative process?
R: I am responsible for the presentation and styling of all products on the website. It is my job to ensure that we create a look that appeals to our customers and reflects our designers’ visions while at the same time staying true to the overall look and feel of mytheresa.com.
D: What is the favourite part of your job?
R: I love to share my experience and know-how with my team and watch them grow in their creativity and their roles. I also really enjoy travelling for different projects, e.g. fashion weeks, where I get inspired by the shows, stores and especially by people I meet with their different personalities and experiences in the fashion industry.
D: Who or what inspires you?
R: I am mainly inspired through travelling – I often travel to Asia, especially India where you always get inspired by colours, old traditional fabrics and arts. I also look to magazines (editorials, photographers and other stylists) and social media for new angles and ideas. And then there certain people whose extraordinary beauty and personality I greatly admire: e.g. Romy Schneider, Ian Curtis and Alexander McQueen.
D: Describe your own personal style…
R: I would describe my style as edgy, mischievous and eclectic but strong – basically my mood dictates my daily styling.
D: Tell me something surprising about yourself.
R: I have never properly learnt to skateboard which is one of the things still on my to-do list – the same goes for surfing!
Rose Langenbein, mytheresa.com Styling Director for Fashionistable.
Shot 1 - Rose is wearing POUSTOVIT X Tago jacket, shirt dress and trousers, Vetements ankle boots and vintage ray ban retrospective.
Shot 2 - Elena Vera dress, teamed with her own converse sneakers.
Shot 3 & 4 - Elena Vera shirt and velvet dress, Vetements boots with bracelet (around boots) from Gabriele Frantzen, (4)out of the window with sunglasses from Christopher Kane.
Shot 5 - Elena Vera dress and jacket, Celine bag with clutch over the top from Minavatter and a Balenciaga brooch as embelishment, Vans sneakers, Off-White socks and will.i.am sunglasses with a chain from Saskia Diez.
Shot 6 - Kseniya Schneider tee and denim jacket, BEVZA skirt, Celine boots and will.i.am sunnies.