At 1:37 PM on a Friday afternoon, Rosie Mercado steps into the studio, with a big burst of energy. Just getting off the road from Las Vegas (Rosie’s hometown) she’s rolled straight into the studio wearing all black yoga pants and a tee shirt, fresh faced and carrying an overnight bag, two cell phones, and a giant bottle of water. You’d never suspect this humble, down to earth woman is the same, ultra glamorous industry celeb you always see dressed to the nines in the most trendy of plus size clothes. This is who she is! Full of laughter, talking about her kids and with an infectious laugh you hear from across the room.
In this special editorial for SWAK Designs, Rosie picks her favorite plus size clothes from our holiday lookbook! Shot on location on a rooftop in downtown, Los Angeles by photographer Revecka Natalia, with hair and makeup by Brittany Sullivan. We took to set as the sun glowed its late afternoon light and shot into darkness, night sky lit up by buildings around us. Rosie’s first look features the brand new Harlow Lace Dress in Eggplant worn with our Classic Skinny Belt. Her second look features our Classic Skinny Jeans and Izzy Beaded Top. As the sun set, she donned our Eternity Maxi Dress from our Chic Duo color collection.
In the evening, she wore our Kayla Tank Dress and cinched her waist with our Wide Corset Belt… Paired with some kickin’ gold cowboy boots we bought just for her! “ My favorite look of the shoot was the Kayla Tank Dress, belts and boots,” says Rosie. “ I felt so sexy in it. It really embraced my curves- something I’m learning to do as my body changes and I become comfortable with it. I loved how country and sexy casual it was!”