We had the good fortune of connecting with Roxanne Gould and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Roxanne, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?
Choosing an artistic career is the only natural thing to do when you are an artist. It wouldn’t make any sense to try and be anyone but yourself and force yourself into a role that didn’t come naturally. We all are born with talents and you can feel when a job supports and encourages those talents. It’s a way to find happiness in life by being able to find a career that you enjoy and can’t wait to do when you wake up in the morning, that gives you a sense of satisfaction plus fills you with a feeling that you’ve contributed to society in your own unique way.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
What sets me apart from others is that I’m a 6′ size 4 long gray hair mature fashion model. There are not many in the fashion industry! I’m excited that I can still work and model these days because our society is beginning to wake up and accept more and more differences of people as being the norm. We are becoming more inclusive of all types of people. When I was a young model this opportunity did not exist at all. I’m glad I kept going and didn’t stop modeling because now I can represent the older woman as being vital and relevant to society like never before and this make me happy.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would like to give a shoutout to my booker from New York, Patty Sicular. She and I have been working together for decades. She’s so knowledgable, so well connected and smart. Over the years she’s always been so supportive, encouraging and protective of me and my career. It felt good to lean on her and know she’d be there. She helped develop my career and always steers me in the right direction. I trust her and love her advice, love her dedication to the fashion industry and most of all I love her humor! On nearly every phone conversation we have she makes me laugh!
Matthew Holler, Photographer