Lust List 2015: Rosey Williams

St. Pete indie fashion retailer, 26, in a relationship.

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Lust List 2015: Rosey Williams


You recently moved out of your shop [Ramblin’ Rose Upcycle] and operate without a store now. How is that going?
I love it. It’s so much better. I’m actually making more money, partly because there’s less overhead. ... The St. Pete Indie Market has become a full-time thing and I have a spot at Bloom Art Center during events or by appointment.

What’s the latest look you’ve been working on?
It’s a floral print collection. I’ve been shortening long dresses and making them more wearable, adding different types of stitching.


Is Sean Williams your ... boyfriend?
Yes. The fact that we have the same last name throws everyone off!

How long have you been together? What does he do?
Four years. He’s a tattoo artist at Amulet.

Do you have any other sweethearts?
I have a dog named Oliver! He is almost 2 and is a golden retriever/Great Pyrenees mix.

Do you get hit on a lot?
Once in a while. It’s really awkward. Someone will usually compliment my outfit and I’ll immediately say I have a baby and a husband. When I was pregnant, I got hit on. They’d say, “I don’t mind.” They would literally say that.

Can you tell us a a little about your daughter?
Her name is Luella. She’s 1 1/2.... She’s wilder than we expected! Motherhood has been much more challenging and more amazing than I ever thought it would be.

What dessert do you lust after?
Skillet Ghirardelli’s Brownie from Urban Brew and BBQ.

Where else do you like to go?
Banyan Cafe ... Bodega — I love having a Cuban and beer — and Locale for groceries.

Are you a homebody mom or are you going out at night again?
“I just started to feel like we [she and Luella] were one entity, but she’s becoming her own person now and I’ve been back to my old self. So, I go out once every two weeks. ... I like to go to The Bends.”

Ramblin’ Rose Upcycle will be at a pop-up after dark edition of St. Pete Indie Market at the Bends in downtown St. Pete on Sat., Feb. 21, 5-10 p.m. 

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