About Me

Photo c/o Southern Living Magazine, Society Social for "Designing Women"
by Robbie Caponetto, Styled by Matthew Gleason

I was born on a tropical island smack dab in the middle of the South Pacific, but was transplanted to the South by way of New York by the time I was 5. I grew up in a hopelessly small town, the kind with one stoplight and a nostalgic drugstore where you can order coke floats. I was raised on fried rice, football, soy sauce, and sweet tea. I can shotgun a beer (apparently you have to pop the can), whip up adobo, and speak French, albeit limited. Due to the aforementioned, "y'all" and "holy merde" will forever be a part of my vocabulary.

I’m excited about life at all times because plainly it’s more fun than not! I used to wish people would communicate via Broadway show tunes, then Glee came out, and I wished it even more. I was once crowned Miss Congeniality and when I laugh, which is often, I scrunch my nose and smile too big for my own good.

I develop word crushes resulting in many a dog-eared page and believe that using delicious as an adjective is infinitely better when not applied to food- i.e. a delicious spring breeze. My case of wanderlust is insatiable, and if I could, I would make like George Eliot seeking successive Autumns around the world! I’ve dived to the depths of the Pacific (I thought my Urban Decay eyeliner might stay, it did not), zip-lined through Costa Rica, participated at a nude beach on the Côte d'Azur, and once wrapped a python around my neck on a safari in Singapore.

After undergrad, I asked the eternal 20-something question (what the hell should I do with the rest of my life?!?!) then attended a school where we were told to “make it work,” which I did at the tents of Bryant Park, during fashion week. Yes, it was ba-nanas. I fiercely subscribe to the notion that the time is always now and when I’ve decided to jump, neither angels nor principalities can convince me otherwise. I attribute my rose-tinted ideals and impossible standards to my parents who are living proof of the American dream.

One day I will zip around THE big city on my Hermes orange vintage bicycle, have a dog named George, live on a tree-lined slash cobble stone street, renovate my pre-war brownstone, and know that I made my mark!

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Thanks to this very blog that got her back on track after her coup from the corporate world, Roxy is now the owner and designer of Society Social. She lives in New York City with her husband.


**Blog design by Truly Smitten and Lindsay Nicole Designs
Lili said...

you are too funny roxy! love u!

hotpants™ said...

I'm hooked already. You have a new follower. :)

yasmin said...

You can have a girlfriend even if you are married to a great man. I'm just saying....

Lorraine Te said...

it's fabulous roxy! the photos turned out great....so proud of you,babe

alittlewit said...

what a fun little 'about me'! the pictures are beautiful and you have a great eye for things. so glad i stopped by!

alittlewit.wordpress.com

theeclecticlife said...

great blog you have here! i love that your brother and little sister took those photographs of you.

theeclecticlife said...

great blog you have here! i love that your brother and little sister took those photographs of you.

Gabriella said...

"One day I will zip around THE big city on my Hermes orange vintage bicycle, have a dog named George, live on a tree-lined slash cobble stone street, renovate my pre-war brownstone, and know that I made my mark!" - my thoughts put into words! x

Tiffany Badger said...

Your words are just a beautiful and moving as you are my dear!! I really enjoy reading your blog!! And the pictures are beautiful. So beautiful.

Cassie {Hi Sugarplum!} said...

you had me at orange bicycle...following now!

Sarah said...

i have a dog named george and let me tell you it trumps hermes and brownstones. you are my kinda gal!

Giedre said...

Can I just say that's the absolutely BEST "about me" section ever? I've never met you, but am hoping our paths will cross someday! :)

Chic Coastal Living said...

You are one talented writer!

The Iconic Blog said...

This is so darling. I'm pretty sure we are soul mates.xx

Melanie
www.theiconicblog.com

lark + linen said...

I just stumbled upon your blog and I'm so glad that I did. This was the best about me I've read in a great while. I WILL be back.
xx

Tamra of walkswithBella said...

So happy to have found your blog through Things that Sparkle!! Alex's guest post is now live and I have a feeling you are going to love it. - http://bit.ly/mQ26B4

I'm already blogged obsessed with your cup of te. Totally dig your style. Cheers!

Newest Follower - Tamra

Sydney said...

you sound amazing. I feel like you and i would get along just deliciously :)

AC said...

Oh, to be your brownstone neighbor, and ride around with you in a little basket attached to the handlebars of said orange bicycle.

Alexandra Rae said...

Love you Roxy! And soooo happy to really meet you here. I'm following you on twitter and now I can follow your blog. You're my decade younger twin sister. Where were you when I spontaneously bought that single ticket for a Spring Break in Paris with my tips money. Could have also used you to help convince the other girls to eat tripe in Yugoslavia, or jump from the rocks in Greece. I always tell my kids the only thing you should ever regret doing is the thing you yourself didn't want to do or the thing you wanted to do but didn't. Can't wait to see more of you. Your shop is TO DIE FOR!! xoxo

Erika [small shop] said...

I heart you, you know that? Your enthusiasm is contagious! You've got me all inspired to spread the sparkle as much as I can now. xoxo

Jeanne said...

LOOOOVE your site. You have such an eye for color and you do AMAZING things with that lens of yours! Can't wait to see more.
Jeanne
http://www.cozystylishchic.com

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