Sophia Rossi is sitting in a café on Robertson Boulevard, explaining her friendship bracelets. “I had Lauren’s here. This is Soleil. That’s Nicole,” she says, fingering the tangle of thin, colorful strands that dangle from one wrist.
“If I could have a whole arm of them, I would,” Rossi, 29, says wistfully, as she blinks several times from behind a pair of black, chunky glasses. Her long, dark hair falls softly around her face, accenting her eyes, which are round and liquid.
Rossi has a lot of friends, most of whom you’ve probably heard of. Lauren is Lauren Conrad, of the now-defunct MTV reality shows The Hills and Laguna Beach. Soleil is former Punky Brewster actress Soleil Moon Frye. Nicole is Nicole Richie.
There’s also comedy writer and star of The Office Mindy Kaling, fashion designer Charlotte Ronson, and her sister Samantha (i.e., Lindsay Lohan’s ex), who Rossi—who likes to create metaphorical scenarios to describe her relationships—says is “like a cousin who lived with me for a summer: we have really strong feelings, but we live the same schedule, we’re always traveling.”
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