Plain Jane Host Louise Roe: “Fashion Is Supposed To Be Fun”
We caught up with Plain Jane host Louise Roe ahead of the show’s season three premiere…
It’s easy to forget that Louise Roe was once style icon Olivia Palermo’s ‘rival’ on The City. With a wardrobe every inch as enviable as Palermo’s, fashion journalist Louise has carved out a successful presenting career for herself, covering events such as the Oscars and hosting MTV’s makeover show Plain Jane.
Ahead of the programme’s season three premiere, we caught up with Louise to discover which of her recent travels she most enjoyed, and to find out more about her oh-so-covetable style.
MTV UK: Where was your favourite place you travelled to during this season of Plain Jane and why?
Louise Roe: Malibu in California. It was so beautiful to film on the beach.
MTV UK: Are there any makeovers from the show that have always stuck in your head?
Louise: Jade, who went to Barcelona, is now engaged to her crush! And Sobi and Gaya were two just adorable, unforgettable girls. Sobi now has a record deal and her first song is out! Keri from season one also looked gorgeous and she enjoyed being on set so much she is now a producer for a TV company in LA. What incredible stories. I’m so proud of them all.
MTV UK: When did you first start becoming style-conscious and what was your biggest fashion faux pas when experimenting?
Louise: When I finished university I interned at Elle magazine in London and suddenly noticed all the beautiful shoes in the office. I thought, ok I have to be a part of this… but fashion has been in my blood since I was little too. My mum says when I was three I demanded to put together my own outfits!
MTV UK: Who are your favourite designers?
Louise: Peter Pilotto and Mary Katrantzou for their incredible prints.
MTV UK: Where do you shop on the high street and do you have any hidden gems around the globe?
Louise: I love Zara, Reiss, Topshop and H&M. ASOS is great for online. In Berlin, KaDeWe, and in Paris it has to be Galleries Lafayette.
MTV UK: What are we most likely to find you wearing on a day off?
Louise: Denim shorts or a printed maxi dress, flat sandals or loafers, and big shades so I don’t have to wear makeup!
MTV UK: What's your go-to accessory for enhancing a relatively plain outfit?
Louise: A printed scarf wrapped loosely around my neck. It’s a nice, easy way to add a pop of colour to jeans and a T-shirt.
MTV UK: What item in your wardrobe could you not live without?
Louise: A denim shirt. I have a few of them and they’re easy to throw on with printed shorts or a long skirt.
MTV UK: What one 'fashion' item would you never, ever wear?
MTV UK: Who are your ultimate celebrity style crushes?
Louise: Kate Bosworth and Miranda Kerr.
MTV UK: What is your style mantra?
Louise: Experiment with fashion, even if that means making mistakes. It’s supposed to be fun.