It's Here! ROSE & IVY Journal Issue No.09 + A Letter from the Editor

A Letter from the Editor

When I first started ROSE & IVY back in 2014, I never dreamed it would unfold the way that it has.  I knew that I wanted to create more than just a blog, and being an avid reader of print magazines, I wanted to create a presence in that environment. What started out as a passion project has transformed into a full-fledged business, and as you might know, businesses need nurturing in many ways in order to thrive and grow.  I have always been a person with big dreams, so you can imagine that my aspirations for R&I are the same.  I want ROSE & IVY to be a new voice in print media, but in order to continue to create inspiring content, support our talented collaborators and publish the printed edition, we will begin charging a small fee to view this issue--$3, less than the cost of a nice cup of coffee (which, by the way, pairs nicely while enjoying each page!) We will keep our previous issues for you to enjoy free of charge. I truly appreciate your support, because you are supporting a dream, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for finding ROSE & IVY and sharing it with those who appreciate beauty in its many forms. We have many exciting things coming your way, so we hope you’ll continue to follow and support Rose & Ivy.  As always, I'd love to hear from you--please don't hesitate to reach out.  


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Introducing Issue No.09 Starring Actress Karen Gillan

Without further ado, we are excited to unveil ROSE & IVY Journal Issue No.09 starring actress and filmmaker Karen Gillan. Karen has made a name for herself on both the small screen (Dr. Who for those British television lovers out there) and big screen - Guardians of the Galaxy, Jumanji: Return to the Jungle and the recently launched Avengers: Infinity Wars (did you catch it at theaters on Friday?!). Writer Kim VanderVoort chatted with the actress about her newly minted home in NYC, conquering stage fright and about her first film, The Party's Just Beginning, which bowed at the Tribeca Film Festival last weekend. 

The Contents: This issue includes over 130 pages of content, you can get a glimpse below of just some of what we have in store for you.  This issue we have 32 pages of accesssories that we are coveting from new brands on our radar; profiles on women in beauty like Shiva Rose and Jana Blankenship; conversations with Flagpole designers Megan Balch and Jaime Barker, Jesse Randall of Loeffler Randall; a guide to the best food and design in Copenhagen; catching up with Christine Evangelista star of The Arrangement and so much more.  


The Photographers: Sharon Radisch, Doan Ly, Evgenia Sizanyuk, Zev Starr-Tambour and David William Baum

Behind the Cover, Meet the Dream Team: Karen was photographed by Evgenia Sizanyuk; styled by Ana Tess; makeup by Robert Reyes for CHANEL; hair by Marshall Lin; manicure by Tori H; assisted by Anna Muller. 






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