It’s impossible to flip through any fashion mag in the past year without spotting one of Francesca’s minimalist pieces featured in any jewelry must-haves. The emerging designer has mastered the art of a simple statement earring and subtle septum rings. Under the name Sorelle, Italian for “sisters,” Francesca’s client list ranges from It Girls like Zoe Kravitz to fashion insiders like Marta Pozzan. With an infectious personality and the ability to perpetually put out timeless pieces, Francesca has the winning equation for success. Keep your eye on this one.
Name: Francesca Grosso
Occupation: Founder & CEO at SORELLE
Style icon? Phoebe Philo, always.
Best place to find inspiration? Inspiration is one of those funny things that comes to you when least expected. Oftentimes, inspiration comes when you change up your routine or travel somewhere new. My most recent trip to San Juan, Puerto Rico really sparked my curiosity to create bigger and better pieces.
Childhood celebrity crush? Leonardo Dicaprio, Titanic days.
How do you describe your style? My style seems to be somewhat of a uniform. I am very loyal to the clothing I have, which mainly consists of black and white with the occasional print here and there.
Last thing you Googled? The Phi Phi Islands in Thailand
Who’s on your playlist? My playlist mostly consists of '90s hip-hop such as Pete Rock, Souls of Mischeif and Freeway. I'm currently obsessed with Kitty Cash’s mixtapes.
What’s your biggest accomplishment so far? I would have to say being featured on Vogue.com. I got a text from a friend saying there was an article featured on Sorelle, and my initial response was I screamed "YESSS" on the train platform.
What do you hope to accomplish in the next year? A full line of fine jewelry for those who like to splurge on themselves for working hard.
Where can we find you on a Friday night? Riding my new bike to the Italian pastry spots around Brooklyn.
Drink of choice? I have a minor obsession with Pina Coladas and white chocolate mochas.
Who do you Insta-Stalk? @She_comes_in_technicolor
Favorite piece you designed? The Anja Earring
How would you describe your design aesthetic? Ultimately as you can see in most of the designs they are pretty minimal. however the modernist approach by experimenting with the form and techniques of each piece.
Favorite materials to work with? 14k Gold. I love the warm tones of gold and the elegance it has. Gold just looks sexy.
Client wish list? In my dream world, Miuccia Prada, Miroslava Duma and Giovanna Battaglia.
What’s next? Well now that's a surprise. =]