From London, SoCal Native Robbie Rogers Talks About His Budding Fashion Journalism Career

To go along with today’s New York Times article about Robbie Rogers, the former U.S. national team and British professional soccer player who came out in February via his website, reporter Sam Borden conducted a half-hour Google+ chat with his subject from London.

The very articulate Rogers tells Borden that since he went public with his sexual orientation, he has heard from people all over the world. Their stories are “made for the movies” and involve more than a few fearful, closeted husbands. The Southern California native also detailed his latest sideline journalism activities:

“I write for a fashion magazine in LA called BELLO, for the past three, four months. So I’ve been busy…”

Indeed. Rogers was profiled in a BELLO cover story about a year ago and now, in the March issue for example, has authored “Style Watch: LA vs. London.” He writes that both these trend-setting cities believe in the mantra “dressing down is dressing up” and that Los Feliz is essentially the fashion equivalent of East London. He also reminds, quite accurately, that anyone wishing to get a real sense of the latest SoCal hybrid fashion sensibilities should spend some time in Manhattan Beach.

Update – 03/29/13: BELLO editor-in-chief Aleksandar Tomovic has filled us in with a few more details about his publication:

“We started our magazine as a fun project, where we could collaborate with talented people we meet. In the past few years, it has become such an amazing success that our latest issue has reached over one million readers before the end oft he first month!”

“To celebrate that, we are releasing today a “behind the scenes” video from issue #44. We are making the magazine the way we would like all magazines to be. We create everything form scratch, produce all our photo shoots (we do not buy random syndication images) and do all the interviews as well.”