Showing posts from June 26, 2011

Showroom/Designer Collective in Seattle.

You can now find our collection at the SPUN showroom/designer collective in Capitol Hill, Seattle. Great platform for indie and up & coming designers. We are also taking wholesale appointments at this location. More details coming soon....

The Messina: The most AMAZING messenger bag you will ever own! by Rocco e Dante

In the past I was never a fan of messenger bags. I thought they looked too masculine or too much like a frat boy bag. It was never a look for me. Recently I decided to design a really amazing messenger bag that was both feminine and functional. The leather had to be the best and interesting. I added just enough studs to make it have a little pizzaz but not too overdone. I am not really a bling bling type of designer and I rarely design with rhinestones or glam. This bag is perfection to me, it has just the perfect combination of form and function. I love the detailing and custom funky hardware. The Messina bag is not too huge, but spacious enough for everyday and big enough to hold a file folder/small laptop. The retail will be somewhere between $700-$850 depending on the leather...I think its one of my best designs ever. I love it and hope you do, too. xox Tara (designer behind Rocco e Dante)


This week I was criticized for my housekeeping skills. It was from a close family member that I really appreciate their opinions in the past. As a busy designer and working mother with a start up company I work from 10-4 pm, pick up kid, then work from 4pm - midnight answering emails from overseas. Its a very hectic pace, and when i am not in the office I am usually at a trade show or at a sales meeting, etc. I find it very difficult to be a full time housekeeper /maid when I spend up to two weeks per month out of town on business. Most men that work full time do not get criticized for their often messy house. Men don't get criticized because they cannot bake pies on the weekday or fresh cookies for the PTA. I am busy trying to grow my company into a million plus dollar operation. I don't do the PTA, I don't do moms groups and I don't bake. (kudos to those who do!) I am often in airports and the dog walker is my BFF. I have a housecleaner that comes once a mo