Actress and blogger Rosa Fairfield is a chameleon when it comes to her style—one minute she’s casual cool the next a total glamazon. Here she shares her ever changing relationship with fashion, how shooting street style looks got her in trouble and why she loves out-there ensembles.
Hey, my name is Rosa Fairfield. I tend to look at my personal style in terms of characters. I have phases where I'll want to look like a California Surfer girl or like an Indie Rock Chick or a Glamorous 50s lady... I always create my outfits around a theme. I don't know if I really have a typical day. Being an actress, your agent can call you up the night before and suddenly you're on a train travelling to the other side of the country to attend an audition. One time, I ended up staying on set in Cebu for a month with only a weeks’ notice. So, a typical day for me is to expect the unexpected.
I don't really know, it's always been part of my life. As long as I can remember, I was the weird child who wore out-there outfits and was always begging my parents to take photographs of me. I even tried to create my first fashion blog years ago when I was at school, without really knowing there was an industry for it. Everyone in the school ended up looking at it and I got shouted at in the deputy head's office because she felt it was inappropriate to post style pics of myself.
Probably my faux fur banana print coat. I'm all about mixing comfort with style. I'm really sensitive to the cold so it's practical in that sense but I also love the fun-out-there print and think it really stands out in a crowd.
I touched on this in the intro but definitely the idea of creating an outfit around a character inspires me. In general, I tend to have a more instinctual approach to personal style whereas my friends will spend time thinking about what suits their body shape or just being really picky with things. On the other hand, I usually just go 'sparkles' or 'colourful' and zone in on anything I like and not worry about it too much.
II think, in a way, it's made me crave more colourful eccentric pieces. When I was studying acting we had to wear 'blacks' all the time for lessons, which was basically black leggings and a t-shirt. That's when I really wanted to start exploring more fun pieces because I was so bored of black. I've always felt like I'm acting the part of a person in everyday life... rather than ever knowing exactly who I am. I think that's why I was drawn to a career in acting but it also influenced my style because it’s constantly shifting.
Throw any kind of social norm out of the window and wear what you like, instead of worrying what others will think about you and what you are wearing. Also, don't worry too much about finding a specific style... a person's personality tends to be fluid and our personal style differs as we change as people.
I'm planning on making a feature film with my best friend, which is going to be a road trip movie. I think that should be exciting, I'm looking forward to it. I'm also planning on designing a photo editing app and writing a book about the technical aspects of the blogger and influencer industry.
Haha, yeah, the hair colour thing was a bit of an experiment. I tried to dye it blonde for a short film I was making... but it turned orange! After that it all turned into a bit of a crazy experiment. I mean, I don't think it changed my style all that much. If anything, I think it’s easier having lighter hair. In terms of pictures and videos, I found if I wore dark clothes with dark hair, I would look extremely bland and everything would just merge into one, with lighter hair not so much. It made me so self-conscious though. When it was pink people would constantly talk about it and make comments about it on the street and things. It started to make me a bit paranoid and got to the point where I often wouldn't leave my house because I didn't want the attention.