Designer Spotlight: Rodrigo Otazu

Hi everyone and good morning. How are you all doing today?

One of the things I want to accomplish in writing this blog, is to introduce you to all of Fragments’ designers. I think it is so important for all of our fans to not only get to know me, but to understand the brains behind all of the beautiful work that we represent. These are true artists – at the very top of their craft, and it is my pleasure to share them with you.
Today, I want to introduce you to Rodrigo Otazu. He was at the showroom yesterday with such positive energy, passion for his work and telling me all about his eternal love for New York City. He was also busy styling CuCu Diamantes, a beautiful Cuban singer-songwriter and actress. CuCu was picking pieces from Rodrigo’s collection to wear during Miami fashion week. We know she will look fantastic and her jewels will go hand in hand with the non-stop spirit of Miami beach. I will post pictures once they are available. Here is a photo of the designer:


Rodrigo Otazu jewelry makes women feel glamorous, inevitably sexy and unique. Sold around the world, all of Rodrigo’s pieces are handmade with love. Some of our favorite celebrities have worn his jewelry, to name a few: Jessica Biel, Kelis, Lucy Liu and the stars of Gossip Girl. Here is just a sampling of his creations:

I also got to sit with Rodrigo for a few minutes while he answered a few of my favorite questions. He had so much fun with these and I am excited to share them with you:

What is your greatest indulgence? Watching a movie in bed with low calorie frozen yogurt
Tell me your greatest fear. I face my fears every single day, and I grow stronger and smarter as a result.
Your favorite red carpet moment of all time? When Jennifer Lopez wore the one shoulder mint green goddess dress by Valentino to the 2003 Oscars
Your most treasured piece of jewelry? I have a pink watch I am crazy about, but then again, I love my Kaballah bracelet – it protects me and gives me wings to my soul.
White gold, yellow gold or mix it all up? I love PINK gold!
Your greatest love ismy mother.
And your hero? Also my mother.
Who is your favorite jewelry designer? Someone called Cartier…
Newspapers & magazines: print or online? Online!
Your favorite ice cream flavor? Tutti Fruti!
Facebook or Twitter? I do Twitter because it is connected to Facebook. So really – both!
Style Icon? Grace Kelly
Black or White? Black for winter and lots of white for summer
The best part of New York City is…I don’t know where to start. I am in LOVE with New York. The people, the food, the shopping, the theater, the streets – the ENERGY.
If you could have any piece from Fragments, what would it be? A piece of Janet’s heart.

Don’t you just love Rodrigo’s energy and sense of humor? And how about his jewelry? Let me know what you think and how you would wear it.

Have a great day!

xoxo,
Janet

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