Good evening LECHERY Ladies! How’s everyone’s weekend going so far? We hope all is well with you! Tomorrow we will be having our first interview for the month featuring @roethabarbie. Can you believe it?! It’s already the third month of the year! This has been such a crazy year so far! With that said, our interview with @roethabarbie is one that you shouldn’t miss out on. Rose is a beauty advisor and a model. In this interview with Rose, we talk about how she started to gain her love and passion for wearing lingerie. As she describes it, “lingerie gives me the freedom I feel when I’m naked, without actually being naked.” We love how she has put these into words and hearing a woman saying this proudly and clearly makes us feel proud about promoting and transforming the way people think of women wearing lingerie. Along with that, Rose also talks about some of the sets she loves to buy from - so ladies, you’ll get some great advice from this wonderful woman. Rose also talks about her hope for inclusivity in the industry and even though she is fully aware that the industry has made significant changes throughout the years, she still feels there is still room for improvement. To learn more about this stunning and gorgeous woman, keep on reading!
Interview with the stunning and dreamer @roethabarbie
LECHERY: First of all, thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to interview you! It is such a pleasure to have you here with us (virtually) of course haha! Let’s first start off by telling us a little bit more about yourself. What do you do?
ROSE: Hello! Thank you for having me! (Virtually of course) I currently work in the beauty industry, I’m a beauty advisor for a licensed cosmetologist, which pretty much is a very fancy way of saying I sell hair dye, shampoo and conditioner. That’s my day job, and then in my free time I model. I scout locations for myself, take all my own photos and edit them as well, it’s a lot of work, but the control freak in me wouldn’t have it any other way.
LECHERY: We see that you're into fashion and lingerie, what got you into posting fashion and lingerie? Is that your way of practicing self-care? Tell us more about it.
ROSE: I’ve always been super into fashion since I was a kid. I used to sketch clothing ideas all over the place, my binder, homework assignments, etc. I would get into big trouble with my mom for cutting up my clothes, to make them something different, but lingerie is a new love for me. I just love the way I feel when I’m wearing it. I feel sexy and confident!
LECHERY: What does lingerie mean to you? Does it give you confidence? Or is it just something you wear to give an added extra sex appeal? How do you feel when wearing lingerie?
ROSE: I honestly love my body and being naked. So lingerie gives me the freedom I feel when I’m naked, without actually being naked. Cause, although I love my body, I don’t want everybody in the world to see every inch of me, so lingerie gives me that coverage I want, without being too much. Plus it feels amazing, finding that perfect bra, in a great color, pattern, or fabric that gives you just the right amount of support and push up, and then to find a great matching pair of undies to go with that bra, icing on the cake!
LECHERY: What is the perfect set of lingerie for you? And which brands would you recommend?
ROSE: I’m a huge fan of Torrid for bras and undies. Fashion to Figure is amazing as well. Fashion Nova Curve has a great range in styles of lingerie. From super sexy to sporty and very affordable. Even Walmart has stepped their lingerie section up, I’ve found some pretty cute pieces for a great price there. LiviRae lingerie is a new found love, playful promise also has amazing pieces. And I can’t forget about Savage X Fenty! Rihanna is killing the game right now in all her lines with Fenty. My taste in lingerie varies depending on my mood, sometimes I want to be super sexy, in a red pair with lace, and other times I feel my best in a great pair of boy shorts and a Sports bra.
LECHERY: What is a bad experience you've had with a lingerie set? And what brands would you avoid buying from?
ROSE: I‘m very fortunate, in that, I haven’t had a bad experience with any lingerie I’ve bought. I’ve definitely had disappointing moments where a piece didn’t fit the way I wanted or maybe a company didn’t have my size in a piece that I wanted, but I’ve learned not to get personally attached to clothing. If it doesn’t fit, it just wasn’t meant to be and something better will always come along. And I haven’t come across any brands that I wouldn’t buy from yet!
LECHERY: What is your main advice to women who struggle with confidence and body image?
ROSE: My advice to anyone who struggles with confidence and body image is to just accept yourself. All your flaws, those rolls on your back that you can’t hide, the dimples on your legs, your tiger stripes, cellulite or whatever your insecurities are and I know that’s not an easy thing to do for everyone. It’s very much easier said than done. But if you accept yourself, you won’t regret it, because with self-acceptance comes self-love and then self-improvement. You have to, at the very least, be ok with who you are at the present moment in order to truly and healthily improve upon that person, in my opinion. From what I’ve seen, people who improve on themselves because of self loathing, still loathe the person they see when they look in the mirror, no matter how they look or what they weigh. It’s about truly accepting yourself from the inside and outside. If you love how you feel on the inside, it’ll dramatically improve how you feel when you look into a mirror.
LECHERY: What do you hope to find in the lingerie industry in the future?
ROSE: As with everything, I wish to find more inclusivity! I’m all about togetherness, and yes, fashion has taken huge leaps forward with inclusivity with extended sizes in women’s and men’s clothing, but we still have a long way to go. Especially in the high-end part of the fashion industry. But I love that the exclusivity has almost created new avenues for small business owners and entrepreneurs to make their own lines and do it their way. Just goes to show if you have the dream and work hard enough you can make it no matter the obstacles, and the dreamer in me loves that!
LECHERY: What is one lingerie piece that every girl should have in their closet?
ROSE: Any piece that makes you feel, as my girl lizzo says, “100% that bitch!” Lol, I have a black silk robe with some lace detail on the arms that I got at Walmart of all places, and whenever I slip it on I feel incredible! Even if I have sweats and a baggy shirt underneath it. *Laughs*.
LECHERY: What is one thing you would always wear that would make you feel much more confident and sexy?
ROSE: I love anything with lace, it automatically makes me feel super confident, super sexy and definitely 100% that bitch. *Laughs*.
LECHERY: Describe lingerie to you in three words:
ROSE: Lingerie in three words: freedom, self-love, confidence.