by Andres Colmenares in New Illustration on Saturday 8 September 2007

Coco La Coquette is Elisa Rodrigo’s alter ego — a cute Spanish girl who doesn’t want to grow up so she can keep her innocent, childhood perspective. Influenced by street art and Japanese culture, this talented young designer works with photographic backgrounds which form the scenarios for the sweet and tender Coquettes. Her inspiration comes from enchanted wooden houses, old music boxes and used wallpapers. On the other hand, she also mixes in thoughts of rainbows, bubblegum machines and 8-bit music. If you ever want to meet the skinny, sad Coco, invite her around for some milk, sushi, or chocolate and then take her to the sea. You might just discover the subtle blend of death and charm that swirls around inside Elisa’s head.