Rocio Olbes finds fulfillment in designing— and in her relationships
Behind the British fashion label ROCIO, which has popularized beautiful bags and purses made of acacia wood, is an equally beautiful face. Bag designer Rocio Olbes is both excited and humbled by the luxurious line’s growth since it was launched in London almost four years ago. l feel so blessed to know that the bags have gotten such an amazing reception around the world;’ she says. Created with the goal of making fashion art, the bags are now available in over 3 countries, and Rocio has showcased its collections at fashion shows in Paris, Tokyo, and London Fashion Week. “It is a very mature collection and the colors are very dark and warm. The inspiration is beautiful skins like python, snake, suede, and velvet.
“I never really studied bag design, but I have always been an artist and have always loved fashion. Designing was simply a natural progression for me;’ Rocio says. With her brother, she also recently took over The Scholarship and Community Building Foundation, which her grandfather founded over 30 years ago.” But what Rocio really enjoys is being busy with family and close friends.’ I love being with my family friends, and my boyfriend;’ she says.”I’m very happy, and feel very blessed. I have a lot of support and love around me, and I couldn’t ask for anything more:’
On makeup:’ I believe that less is more. I only wear makeup ill have an event or a special occasion. I never put on makeup during the day; at most I just slick on a really great lip gloss like Blistex Lip Infusion Moisture Splash, but that’s it! I also have this thing for pulling back my hair and showing my neck and shoulders. I never wear necklaces. I think leaving the neck bare is wonderful.
On skincare “I have no skincare regimen. I just wash my face with The Organic Pharmacy’s Rose Facial Cleansing Gel and apply moisturizer by Clinique at night:”