You Should Know: Rose Apodaca

by Christie Grimm · March 17, 2016

As a big shot editor at WWD and W, Rose was right at the center of everything fashionable and new in Los Angeles. Her personal style and eagle eye for emerging global cool was coveted and copied, so, as any smart style-ite would, she opened Los Angeles’ best design store/think space A+R with her partner Andy Griffith. A new, revamped, major A+R is coming soon. Stay tuned. In addition to visiting the shop, check out one of the number books Apodaca has written. Her latest is a 400-page tome with Dita Von Teese, published by Harper Collins, called “Your Beauty Mark; The Ultimate Guide to Eccentric Glamour.”   

Name: Rose Apodaca
Occupation: Design Retailer, Curator +Writer / Editor
Place of birth: Madrid
Instagram / Twitter: @RoseApodaca, @APlusRDesign
Zodiac Sign: Gemini

What do you actually do all day? Juggle

Favorite song growing up? “Los Angeles” by X - one of the best punk bands ever. I was 10 when it came out.

My biggest secret is… Most presume I’m very social - and I am - but I cherish my quiet time. Boring, right?

Why do you live in Los Angeles? Because it’s the city of opportunity, optimism and dreams. 

My motto is… The Golden Rule. Seriously.

My alter ego is… Mom and mentor.

The last drink I had was… Hayman Gin, Fever-Tree Tonic, squeeze of lemon

My secret crush is… My husband Andy - We work together so he can be frustrating. Then I have to kiss him.

What was your first job? Age 9, shopkeeper in my mom’s art store and babysitting cousins… had chemin de fers to buy!

If you had one day left to live in LA, what would you do? Everything… with as many friends and family possible.

Coming from? Going to? My store A+R on La Brea; home - dinner with my husband Andy and our 5 year old Nina.

What is your favorite work of art? Right now? Ennis House. Yesterday? The Graduate. Tomorrow??

Who should we know? Yourself.