Selective Hearing: Kelsey Merritt hijacks the rogue.ph Spotify

Our September 2015 cover girl plays curator in the first of dev.rogue.ph’s newest regular features.

by Mio Borromeo

Our September 2015 cover girl plays curator in the first of rogue.ph’s newest regular features

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Kelsey Merritt, photographed by Danilo Hess.

The reinvention of dev.rogue.ph kicks off with a biweekly feature that sees some of our favorite personalities taking control of @roguephilippines on Spotify to put together their own playlists. We present to you the first installment of Selective Hearing.

In this year’s Style Issue, we hailed Kelsey Merritt as the Philippine fashion world’s newest It girl. Between increasingly regular photoshoots for big-name brands in New York and the affirmation of both peers and luminaries in the local scene, Kelsey Merritt’s appointment as the latest face of Rogue was not so much prediction as it was reportage.

Shortly after our Style Issue was released, we asked Kelsey to curate a playlist based on one of the profile’s larger themes: the clash between her status as a rising star and her desire to focus on personal goals outside the world of modeling. The dualities of Kelsey Merritt served as the starting point for the mix as she carefully drew the line between songs that captured her struggles through professional pressure and songs that show her without the use of cameras. The result is a playlist that grows increasingly intimate.