Louise Roe on Leaving The City, Making Over "Plain Janes," and Why Fashion On TV Doesn't Have to be Mean
If you were bummed that City alum Louise Roe and her cheery British disposition didn't stick around to oust Olivia Polermo as the face of Elle.com, you should check out her new show Plain Jane tomorrow night at nine. You might have missed the premiere of her new CW reality show Plain Jane due to premiere-hype over another certain fashion reality show on Bravo, but it's worth tuning in tomorrow (or at least setting your DVR). It's a fashion reality show that's fun to watch not because it's bitchy or insidery but because the "Plain Janes" are compelling and relatable and Roe transforms them with charm and a healthy sense of humor. We talked to the rising fashion TV star about why she took on this project and ditched the City. Fashionista: How do you set yourself apart from all the other outsized fashion personalities on TV (Rachel Zoe, Kelly Cutrone, Stacy London, Heidi Klum etc.,)? Louise Roe: I don't really think about setting myself apart to be honest - all those people you mention are brilliant, they have their own style, and I guess I also have mine. I suppose the English accent and sense of humor is a bit different.