Cosmo Lombino is the undisputed “Queen of Melrose” for good reason. She operates three boutiques — Cosmo & Donato, Cosmo’s Glam Squad and Fashion Whore, all known for their vibrant fashion. A mainstay of LA’s high-end vintage scene, she witnessed her fame skyrocket after a YouTube appearance on Soft White Underbelly and other viral moments, including a rant about Madonna’s tour. Her stores are filled with unique, non-duplicable pieces and underground LA designs. 

Lombino’s journey from a being a literal ’80s New York hustle dancer to a fashion mogul is marked by her resilience and sobriety. She is dedicated to spreading messages of hope and glamor, continuously expanding her influence in the fashion world. 

She spoke with PAPER Magazine, sharing this gem about partying in LA during her heyday: “First of all, La Cage? They should have never, ever closed that club. It was like, everybody went there. My mom and dad on a Friday night would go there and have dinner. It was very shi-shi-foo-foo-la-la. You would get the best drag show you ever got, and like, the Madonna impersonator would look like Madonna. It was Viva, who I remember.”

Read the full interview at PAPER Magazine

Photography: Tyler Matthew Oyer

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(Tyler Matthew Oyer — as seen in PAPER Magazine)

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