Rose Apodaca is a writer, text and exhibition editor, consultant and half of A+R, the source for modern design from around the world (aplusrstore.com).

Before she opened A+R with partner Andy Griffith in late 2005, Rose helmed the West Coast bureau of fashion-industry bible Women’s Wear Daily and was a contributor to W magazine for six years. She continues showcasing rising and undiscovered talent from around the world, and served as curator for the fashion category at the 2010 California Biennial at the Pasadena Museum of California Art. Her features have appeared in Harper’s Bazaar, Industrie, Cherrybombe, Elle, Glamour, Style.com and Paper, and she spearheaded the launch of “Image,” the style section for the Los Angeles Times, where her career in journalism began as a news reporter.

Her first book, Style A to Zoe: The Art of Fashion, Beauty & Everything Glamour, hit the New York Times bestseller list in September 2008 and continues selling well worldwide, appearing in several translations including Korean and Russian. Late 2011 saw the roll out of The Extraordinary Difference: The Story of Rodeo Drive, Hollywood Glamour and The Showman Who Sold It All. The eight-pound, coffee-table-sized biography is on the life and times of Fred Hayman, co-founder of Giorgio Beverly Hills and marketing architect of Rodeo Drive, as well as an exhaustive history of L.A. and Hollywood style, the evolution of the perfume and beauty industries and the retail business.

Coming Winter 2015 is the long-anticipated book with neo-burlesque and style icon Dita Von Teese, Your Beauty Mark: The Ultimate Guide to Realizing Eccentric Beauty (HarperCollins).

Rose and Andy live happily with their daughter Nina somewhere on a hill in the East Los Angeles enclave of Glassell Park.