According to fashion designer, Rosanna Ocampo Rodriguez, the weekend is a state of mind. “Le Weekend isn’t limited to just the end of the workweek,” she explains. “It’s a mood. A mindset. A lifestyle.” The latest umbrella line of the enterprising creative offers a line of easy-to-wear, chic loungewear, fun and sexy sportswear and now, just launched a few days ago – bar carts.
“We use the hashtag #musiquecardiococktails because we believe in enjoying life with gusto. We love the long leisurely lunches, sundowners and après skis! Completely shutting down on some weeks of the year is not optional, but necessary,” she exclaims. “I lived in Milan for five years so that’s the Italian in me speaking. Yes, I work full time and exercise four to five times a week, but I also enjoy my wine and love winding down this way. Cardio and cocktails? Yes, you can!”
Known for flirty cocktails dresses and glamorous long gowns, her style, however, has evolved with the times. “While I am not designing cocktail dresses or heavily adorned garments that aren’t currently appropriate for the situation, creating these looks were actually a natural transition for me. The clothes under the Le Weekend Play brand are pieces I myself would wear for city or resort living. They are relaxed, yes but still playful and flirty and still embody that RO spirit through colour, cut and detail.”
Staying home more doesn't give anyone the excuse to be sloppy. Banish the pyjamas and live every day as chicly as possible. Made from linens and other easy easy-to-wear fabrics, the looks are all suitable to a multitude of activities at home - from cooking a nice meal barefoot to attending zoom meetings. Dress them up with some bold jewellery and a pair of sparkly sandals for al fresco cocktails with some friends.