Obsessions - Rosie Herdman
interview byMeadowlark
Published Tue, 08 Dec 2020

Self portrait by Rosie

Rosie in the Micro Pearl Anklet

Emma McIntyre

Raukura Turei

The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

Untold Night and Day by Bae Suah

Photography by Leslie Zhang

Photography by Leslie Zhang

Photography by Tyler Mitchell

High tide by Rosie

We're often obsessing over the way Rosie styles her Meadowlark pieces. We spoke with Rosie about what she's currently obsessed with.

I’m obsessed with listening to?
My music taste is all over the show, but something about this year has made me particularly obsessed with any song that makes me feel like I could be dancing in a sweaty club. Let’s call it Dancefloor Deprivation.

I'm also obsessed with…?
Earl Grey with oat milk, a silk eye mask, the promise of a holiday, walking, Brendan, checking when high tide is.

I’m obsessed with creating?
The perfect combination of words that conveys precisely and succinctly what is in my brain.

I’m obsessed with going to?
Te Waipounamu, the South Island for a road trip in summer. Stuck in NZ and making the most of it baby!

I’m obsessed with reading?
Almost anything. I am part of a book club which I love because discussing the same book through varying perspectives always helps to offer new viewpoints for consideration. We recently finished the Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett which was excellent and are now about to start Untold Night and Day by Bae Suah.

I’m obsessed with the art of?
Raukura Turei and Emma McIntyre for their sublime use of colour and texture. Gustav Klimt for his gilded women and because it reminds me of my mum’s house.

I’m obsessed with the photography of?
Tyler Mitchell, Diane Arbus, Zhang JiaCheng / Leslie Zhang, Viviane Sassen and Cass Bird.

I’m obsessed with the design of?
Great mid-century houses out West.

I’m obsessed with wearing?
My Meadowlark micro pearl anklet, with sandals in summer and over dainty socks.

I’m obsessed with helping/doing my part in?
Avoiding fast fashion and chain stores. If I want to buy something new or trend-based for my wardrobe, I will usually try and scour local and online vintage stores or charity shops to find a similar secondhand version. Or, I’ll purchase from a local designer whose ethos I agree with.

Self portrait by Rosie

Rosie in the Micro Pearl Anklet

Emma McIntyre

Raukura Turei

The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

Untold Night and Day by Bae Suah

Photography by Leslie Zhang

Photography by Leslie Zhang

Photography by Tyler Mitchell

High tide by Rosie