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As he's prepping for a month-long jaunt to São Paulo and Florianopolis starting next week, Diego Rocha is finishing a few custom orders in his showroom/studio just off The Viagra Triangle in the Gold Coast. The handbag business has been good to him this past year with new styles being released and the residual recognition from Project Accessory. So much so, that when he comes down from his Brazilian Carnival high and returns to Chicago, the next step will be honoring the requests from clients for python vests and jackets. Hot. As he rifles through the drawer of exotic leather samples he finds a coffee brown skin of which the first ones will be made.
· Diego Rocha [Official Site]