Rose is our very talented friend who shares our design aesthetic and appetite for pasta. Emma first met our dear friend Rose in 2008, both girls had moved from the country with big dreams of glittery life in the big smoke. Together they studied fashion at RMIT and shared many late nights working on folios and many afternoons skipping class to sun-bake by her pool. Skip forward a few years and Rosemary now makes our look books delectable and has been a big supporter of Sister from the start. A graphic designer by trade, when she's not travelling through cyber space, she's exploring far away places on earth.
Full name: Rosemary Catherine Leahy
What does work mean to you and what do you do?
Work for me is an outlet to express my creativity; solve problems and be surrounded with like-minded people. I’m a communication designer, with a background in fashion.
Tell us a dream you’ve made come true?
Later this year I’m doing my dream trip through South & Central America with my best gal.
How do you unwind?
A glass of red, a cheese platter (I do a mean platter) and some giggles with my pals.
How do you wind up? ^see above question + plus a few more glasses.
What can friends count on you for? A good cup of tea and I mix a great punch.
What does the word sisterhood mean to you?
Everything…. support, encouragement, laughter, loyalty. My mum has always said to me to surround myself with wonderful women and life will be grand, and I have some pretty incredible sisters in my life.
What does your dream house look like? It’s a stroll to the seaside, with a big veggie patch, high ceilings, a large wine selection and lots of loved ones drifting in and out.
What’s baking in your oven/ Specialty? I love making vegan desserts. I make a yummy chocolate cream caramel slice…. I’m not vegan; but my logic is I can eat more guilt free haha!
My nonna Rosa’s pasta with her red sauce.
Describe your favorite piece of clothing and why?
My SISTER joy jumpsuit always makes me feel happy and my collection of vintage tees I’ve found throughout my travels. They remind me of the beautiful places I’ve been and the people I’ve met along the way.
How do you keep a healthy mind, body and soul?
Mind – alone time, Body – Pilates and Soul – a bowl of pasta and a glass of red.
Your most memorable holiday?
A few years ago I spent new years in Eaglehawk Neck / Tasmania with a big group of pals. Our days were spent swimming, sunbaking, hiking and fishing…the boys slept in the little beach shacks while the gals stayed in my girlfriends childhood home. It was such a magical way to bring in the New Year. Other places that will always hold a special place in my memory – Tulum for its dreamy beaches, sunset rose’s in the Cinque Terre, visiting the Valley of Kings in Egypt and bringing in my 21 st birthday at carnival in Rio.
Ocean or desert? Ocean with desert temperatures ;)
Apertiff or digestiff? I’m an afternoon aperitif kinda gal.
Sunrise or sunset? Sunsets
Dance party or dinner party? I love nothing more than hosting a dinner party (I’m my mother’s daughter) but definitely some post dinner dancing, always.
- The smell of my Nonnas/Mums pasta sauce cooking on the stove all afternoon.
- I kept my nonnas perfume bottles when she passed away a few years ago. She wore Dior – Dolce Vita, every time I open the cap I’m flooded with beautiful memories of her. I love that scents can transport you to a person, a time or a place.
What’s on your bedside table? A collection of jewels, hand cream and books.
The first album you ever bought is…?
What are you listening to now?
My favourite Murder podcast, my latest obsession… its sounds super heavy but these two gals are hilarious!
One or two things you want to do before you leave earth?
Go to Italy with my Mum and visit her families’ town.