Lovette Rosado: The Creative Energy
When Lovette and I finally met through a mutual friend, we were fast friends! Two latinas, Puerto Rican, born and raised in New York. We spent the day talking and shooting around Soho and it was the most fun I've had in awhile. Lovette has an amazing spirit that I'm sure graces anyone it comes across. However that's not the only thing, she's a creative in every sense of the word.
Q: Lovette, as a dancer, stylist, designer and editor how do you think New York has inspired you over the years?
A: New York City is a melting pot of cultures, full of strength and inspiration. The architecture, food, little pockets of nature you find walking around, the local stores blasting music from all corners of the Earth. These are the things that inspire me to move, to create, to continue to aspire to dream big. The way the City looks at night, little flickers of light in every window and street; emulating stars, is a constant motivation. No matter where I have traveled, or where I yet to travel to, New York City will always be home.
Q: But seriously, is there anything that you can't do?
A: There are so many things I still yet to learn, like flying a helicopter one day, or learning how to farm. I believe that one should always seek to learn new things. Question everything. Inquire things on your own from all perspectives, then draw your own conclusions. Education is key. Oscar Wilde once said, "You can never be overdressed or overeducated."
Q: Your vibe! How would you break it down? What does being Lovette mean?
A: Ha, that's a tough one, but in literal terms, Lovette means, Little Loved One. I guess it's fitting considering I'm only five feet tall. Although I may be small in size, I have a tall personality. I'm an optimist, but hold a strong balance between reality and being a dreamer. I love to embrace all the quirks and weirdness that everyone has within themselves. There's something so genuine there. I believe if you take the time to get to know someone, you will quickly learn that we have more in common as human beings than one may believe. There's always something to love in someone. We're all just living together on this beautiful little marble suspended in space.
Q: One thing I've noticed about your look, is how easily you can adapt to any era's style? If you could live yours 20s in any time what would it be and why?
Wow, what a great question. There are so many different things I love about any particular era. Let that be the fashion, the history, or the progression of technology. However, if I would to actually live my 20s in any era, it would have to be the late 50s into the decade of the 60s. This is a time for a great shift in classic fashion to hippie vibes. The influence of music and pop art. The movement of the youth to stand up for each other and make a difference. An increase of women in the workforce fighting for equality. Not to mention the technological advancement in space with Nasa. It was a time of transition, transformation, and rebellion.
Q: What are some other projects everyone should look out for from you?
A: I am most recently working on designing and adding some new work to my website, as well as filming more dance videos and vlogs for the classes my fiance, Justin and I hold in NYC. I look forward to continuing to work and collaborate with photographers, stylist, makeup artist, and other individuals who seek to create magic and conversational pieces.
Let's create as much love and art to last a lifetime. Because, at the end of the day, we are here for just a glimpse, one moment in time. Let's make it worthwhile.
Lovette and I would love if you could support Puerto Rico during this difficult time. If you're from New York you can find your local fire department that is accepting donations. Every bit helps!