With the launch of her new venture wheretwofindme.com, designer Rosanna Ocampo- Rodriguez expands her fashion horizon. The online shop features resort ware that she and partner Marielle Santos-Po source from their travels. A lover of the ocean and all things fashionable, Rosanna is, above all things a devoted mother of two to son Alejandro and daughter Alessia. Here, Rosanna recommends the best swim suits and shares her tips on how to make everyday a holiday get away!
Why did you feel the need to create this site?
This was borne out of our love for finding beautiful pieces from different parts of the globe. We wanted to share these little treasures with fellow explorers who crave adventure and solace under the sun.
Tell us more about the products that will be on offer- as well as price points.
Resortwear is not just about coverups and swimsuits: the collection we choose are a mix of tops & dresses that can easily be worn in the city as well as on your next vacation. These are easy pieces that are forgiving to all sizes and can be kept casual or dressed up with the right accessories. We use high quality material that’s perfect in a tropical country like ours. To date, the three labels we carry are all from Italy and are priced from Php3,000 to Php8,000.
What is your ultimate vacation get away?
I don’t think I’ll ever be able to resist Formentera or Mykonos.
What are your essentials for traveling with kids- especially to a beach destination?
Hats, sunscreen and mosquito repellant for obvious reasons. We also give one new toy each so they are occupied with something new to play with. Puzzles is also a family favorite since everyone is involved when making them.
Favorite local beaches?
How do you replicate a resort feel at home?
We surround our corners with greens and buy our usual fresh flowers on weekends. Marco and I spend a great deal of time at home.
How do you spend time with your family?
We go away as often as we can on weekends to get some real quality and downtime with the kids. If we aren’t in a beach, we go to our place is Tagaytay where the kids spend most of their time outdoors flying kites and looking for caterpillars.
Favorite date place with your husband?
Antonio’s will always remain a special place for my husband and I as that was where we got engaged and later on, married.
Best travel tip when traveling with kids?
Come prepared with their favorite toys and books for them to them to play with during the airplane ride. Change of clothes for unforeseen events and a lot of snacks since their appetites are insatiable and unpredictable.
Most flattering swimsuit brand or style – what makes you feel at your best when in a swimsuit?
I’ve been a loyal follower of Vix for around 15 years already! I also love Trina Turk.