Showing posts from August 11, 2013

The Nice Thing about La Jolla

Sunset taken from my iphone MOMA area La Jolla, CA

Footwear Design..Summer 2014

I have not designed footwear for several years.  It used to be my passion until I fell into handbag design by accident.  I have decided to pick up my sketchbook and work on a small collection of ladies shoes for Summer 2014.    I know how shoes are made.  I have been inside shoe factories in Italy and China.   I have worked for five different footwear brands in my career.   So why not? Here is a rough sketch...I never know what the design is going to look like until I pick up my pencil, and then markers.  I draw footwear by hand, its not something you can do on a computer if you are sketching as you go.   I can sit in bed and sketch if I want to.   The designs flow from the stroke of a pen,  its not that technical in the beginning its more of just sketching concepts, then after the concepts you can go through all your rough sketches and edit the collection. Rough Sketch:  Sea meets Sexy meets Sporty?  Time will tell. Ciao, Xo Rocco

Around The World Shopping!

My friends have taken shopping around the world to a whole new level.   These fabulous career women shop on their vacations, purchase amazing pieces at wholesale and then put it on their website for all of us to enjoy.  Two BFF's Allison and Lori put their love of travel and jewelry into a new website devoted to bringing high end jewelry to the rest of us! Love unique pieces of jewelry from around the world, but don't have the time or the plane ticket to find them?  Instead,  head to and shop online!  From Thailand to Belize, they have you covered... one of a kind treasures from around the world! Let me know if you see anything amazing..or check out my favorite things here.... My favorite items from their latest collection are these raw rock and gold pieces from India! Divine! Happy Shopping! Ciao! Rocco (Ps. Actually Rocco is a pug that sleeps all day, but the ladies love him! (:) I want this...