Welcome to Rocco's World In The Fashion Slow Lane!

Welcome to our blog! I am a handbag and accessories designer www.tarasauvage.com and Fashion Business Consultant and Rocco is my pug. We update infrequently when the mood strikes. We blog about fashion, travel, business, what we are working on, our brand Rocco Sauvage and other random topics. Actually Rocco is just a pug that sleeps most of the day, but its still his world and we are just living in it!

Note: The opinions in this blog are mine alone and are not to be confused with anyone else.


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Fall Update...Its Getting Hot.....

A few weeks ago I was in Las Vegas for MAGIC and the ENK trade shows.   The men's categories are blowing up.   5 years ago you did not see the massive amounts of men's products and accessories.  It is the fastest growing trend in the marketplace.   I have been hired by Mela Originals to design their new womens collection "Mela" and they also hired me  www.melaoriginal.com to design a men's line which we named "Carlo".   I get to design the logo and the name, "Carlo"  - so far its like Tom Ford meets vintage California lifestyle.   Black Saffiano leather with cobalt nappa blue trim.   The bags look amazing and I enjoy designing men's leather goods more than women.   There is a lot more freedom and no one ever says no to my designs.   Very cool!

It is already past labor day and there has been a major heat wave her in Southern California and the sign on the I-5 freeway says, "Severe Drought-Help Save Water!"

I wish I had A/C and I am not going to stop taking showers.  We are keeping the pugs cool by taking evening walks down to the ocean.   Here is Marco at 12 weeks!  He is growing up so fast.

I have been too busy to keep up with this blog...but will post new design photos soon.



Marco the Pug - 12 weeks

Friday, August 15, 2014

My Other Love ....Thai food!

I have many loves in my life.  I love fashion and travel.  I also love Thai food.  It is my hobby to go to Thai restaurants in new cities and in my own area.   I currently live most of the time in San Diego and have visited several Thai restaurants.  (Seattle has better Thai food).   I also go to Thailand once in a while.  My most recent visit was in March this year.  I am not much of a cook and have not really tried to cook Thai food.   That is where "Golf" comes in.  I met Golf many years ago when she was an exchange student at Washington State University where I attended.   Golf was an international student from Krabi, Thailand.  She was really into going to the gym and cooking.  Fast forward a few decades later and she is still into going to the gym and cooking.

I met up with her in Bangkok this year and follow her face book posts of Amazing Thai food.  Here is a few of my favorites.   More to come soon and maybe some recipes.  (I am working on that!)



Thai Coconut Sticky rice with Dried Ship as a topping.  

Spicy Thai Prawn Salad

Mixed Seafood with Basil

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

New Joe Belt by Rocco Sauvage

We now have a new men's leather belt for the everyday guy.  Check out "The Joe" !
This belt is awesome for the everyday Joe.  Fits in all the jean belt loops!  Cool buckle from Italy with a natural looking patina!

Leather belt made in USA.  Ships from San Diego, California.

All of our products are made to last over a decade, and like you, get better with age!  No pun intended.

Available in brown or tan.  www.roccosauvage.com

Brown Joe belt

Tan Joe belt


Tuesday, July 8, 2014

New Addition

I am been so busy with my freelance clients and summer activities that I have not had time to blog.   I am in the middle of working on two huge collections for Spring and Fall 2015.  Crazy how far out we have to work in the fashion industry.

In the meantime, we have a new addition to our family...

Meet "Marco" the pug.  I named him after a guy I dated from Milan, Italy way back in the day.   It has been about 6 months since Rocco passed away so Dante was getting very depressed and lethargic.  Every since we brought Marco home, Dante has perked up.   Hopefully they will be good companions.

Ciao for now,


Wednesday, June 25, 2014

India factory group

If you are looking for high quality leather handbags I am now working with the highest end group of leather bag factories and tanneries in India.   There are millions of them but I am currently connected with the top factories that do production for major French and European labels.    If you are looking to source leather goods in India, let me know.    The prices are about 20% cheaper than China and the quality is the same with the factories I am working with now.    I can post photos soon.   They are doing a few collections for me right now.


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