29 July 2009

What’s next for Rock & Republic?

 Rock & Republic

They've conquered the catwalk, launched a make-up brand and given us shoes and sunglasses... So what's next for Rock & Republic? ‘We'd like to collaborate with someone to create boutique hotels,' the company president Andrea Bernholtz told us over tea in London yesterday. ‘I am interested in design on every level. I've tried to make my house like a fine hotel already. It's carefully laid out with pieces from my travels and really individual details. I have a chandelier from Italy, a rug from Nepal, the fabric covering my chairs is from Australia and I blow up old photographs to use as lining in my drawers. On the wall are four Chanel surfboards, which I'd never use because they cost a fortune, but I like to look at!'

But until Andrea gets her hands on a hotel, there's the one-year anniversary of their make-up range to celebrate and the upcoming show to think about. She promises it'll have the same California rock-chick vibe as previous seasons. ‘The Rock & Republic girl is a get-up-and-go kind of jet-setter. She's as comfortable in an evening gown as she is in a mosh pit.' Julia Restoin-Roitfeld starred in their campaign, Ciara wears the clothes and Beyoncé has been using the make-up in her recent tour. ‘We had made Rihanna an amazing dress made from broken glass for the Grammys,' Bernholtz revealed. ‘Obviously she never wore it given what happened that night. But we'd love to see her in Rock & Republic again. And Kate Moss.' Of course.

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