Rosanna Ocampo-Rodriguez: ‘You can stay chic even when you’re pregnant’By Cat Arambulo-Antonio
Philippine Daily Inquirer
“My style is feminine, easy and contemporary,” said Rosanna Ocampo-Rodriguez, 31.
Rosanna returned to the country in 2007 after acquiring degrees from Milan’s IED Instituto Europeo di Design for fashion and textile design, the Paris American Academy for French draping, and Milan’s Istituto Marangonio where she acquired a Master’s in fashion marketing and public relations.
Back in Manila, she didn’t waste time and started designing for Manila’s fashion elite, creating fun, unconventional and sexy dresses. She’s also one of the few new mothers who manage to still look fabulous despite their pregnancy.
One thing you would never be caught dead wearing is?
Have eaten my words before—never say never.
Where have you traveled in the past year?
I loved shopping through the picturesque and charming streets of Mykonos in Greece. We were able to get an amazing sculpture and other local accent pieces for our house.
I enjoyed the “Tapas crawl” in San Sebastian. You can do no wrong. And M50 in Shanghai. More art for creative souls like me.
You always have a perfectly even sun-kissed tan. What are your secrets?
I can’t stand looking at myself when I’m white and pasty! VMV Hypoallergenics Armada SPF70 for my face and Maui babe for the rest of my body.
What is you beauty philosophy?
What makes a girl look sexy?
Good posture, easy confidence and a pair of heels.
How do you get such beautiful curls? Who styles your hair?
I learned how to do it on my own—Thank you, YouTube!
What’s your make-up obsession?
Maybelline 2-in-1 eyeliner, YSL Touche Éclat concealer, Guerlain Terracotta Sheer Bronzing Powder, Guerlain Kiss Kiss Brun de Plaisir 547, Shu Uemura Depsea Water, rosemary mist, Chanel Poudre Caresse Powderlights
What are the hottest nail colors for this season? What brands of nail polish do you use?
N/A, I keep my nails clear.
What’s your pregnancy must-have?
Santa Maria Novella’s Anti-Stretch Mark Oil—for preventive measures
Favorite pregnancy books?
“What to Expect when You’re Expecting,” by Heidi Murkoff; “The Pregnancy Journal,” by A. Christine Harris, Ph.D
What have you been craving for?
Beef! I barely ever touched that when I wasn’t pregnant.
Being with the people you love most.