Mickey Rosmarin's legacy goes beyond fashion.
Mickey and Joan Rivers in the '80s. Photo by Allison V. Smith.
Holly Waltrip and Mickey
Neal Hamil, Holly Moore and Mickey in the 1990s.
Mickey. Photographed by Carlos Elena, 1980s.
Diane Lokey Farb and Mickey dancing the night away. Photo by Jenny Antill.
Holly Moore and Mickey
Mickey in his new store. Photo by Fulton Davenport.
Chris Goins and Mickey at Heart of Fashion in November 2015. Photo by Daniel Ortiz.
Windi Grimes and Mickey at the 2009 annual Tootsies fashion show and luncheon. Photo by Phyllis Hand.
Annie Amante and Mickey at a Bulgari dinner in 2014. Photo by Michelle Watson.
Cindy Garbs and Mickey at a recent party at his store. Photo by Michelle Watson.
Mickey and Judy Nyquist
Mickey with Ileanna Trevino, Donna Vallone, and Ellie Francisco at the 2015 annual Tootsies fashion show and luncheon held at River Oaks Country Club. Photo by Daniel Ortiz.
Ceron, Annie Amante and Mickey
Mickey and Leah Hale. Photo by Michelle Watson.
Diane Lokey Farb, Mickey and Vivian Wise at the 2015 CAMH Gala. Photo by Jenny Antill.
Soraya McCelland, Mickey and Dancie Ware in October 2013. Photo by Michelle Watson.
Joanne King Herring and Mickey
Jeff Shell and MIckey
Sheridan Williams, Mickey, Shelby Hodge at River Oaks Country Club Tootsies fashion show,.
Ford Hubbard and Mickey
Sharin Norman, Mickey and Diane Lokey Farb at a patio party at his store in May 2015. Photo by Fulton Davenport.
Harriet Gertner, Mickey and Karen Pulaski in October 2014.
Mickey. Photo by Jenny Antill.
Mickey and daughter Aurey Harper, 2008
Letter from the Editor, Holly Moore:
As we were going to press with this issue, I was consumed with the past 22 years of PaperCity, flipping through 264 of our very large broadsheet issues, searching for the best, funniest, the zeitgeist moments in print. As I was scrutinizing these issues, I received the phone call that beloved friend, brilliant merchant Mickey Rosmarin, founder and owner of Tootsies, had unexpectedly died of a heart attack.
I had just relived 22 years of parties at Tootsies, fashion pages, a story on Mickey’s beautiful Houston home, an “Inside the Head of Mickey” feature from when he moved into his glorious new store in West Ave in Houston. And I had just laughed with Becca Cason Thrash about how, when we started the magazine, we had to borrow the Tootsies loading dock for the 18-wheeler to deliver the first issue. Who knew you needed a loading dock? Mickey to the rescue.
Mickey has been a rescuer, champion, believer and friend to so many people, charities and businesses. Tootsies will continue in glorious fashion, but the loss of Mickey the man leaves a hole in this magazine, and in our hearts.