She gives shoes an a sensual new meaning. Sexy, elegant, and incredibly well made.
Joanne Padachtpour was born in France and has French-Persian origins. She is a shoe lover for as long as she can remember, with a passion for craftsmanship, fine materials and sophisticated designs. As a child, Joanne had big plans for herself, she was already creating and imagining her designs on paper.
With a strong desire to follow her dreams, Joanne created her brand Romeo Rodin to fulfill her sexy, smart, and elegant ideas. Her shoes are the perfect touch for your glamorous cocktail party or date night.
GG: What, or who, inspired you to enter the field of work you are in now?
Joanne Padachtpour: My passion for shoes and fashion in general. I have been drawing dresses and shoes since I was 4 years old and I love learning more about fine materials and exclusive craftsmanship.
GG: Tell us about your latest projects…what are you working on at the moment?
Joanne Padachtpour: At the moment we are working on an exclusive collaboration with Narcisa Pheres, an incredibly talented Jewelry Designer based in Hong Kong. She has been designing jewelry for celebrities such as Michelle Obama, Jennifer Lopez, Beyoncé, Rihanna, etc. We will be presenting the fruits of this collaboration at the Luxury Expo in Dubai 22-24 March. There is more to come but we cannot really talk about it for the moment…
GG: Tell us something most people don’t know about you?
Joanne Padachtpour: I am the mother of a 4 years old boy and am expecting my second child in June!
GG: What are some favorite beauty products you cannot live without?
Joanne Padachtpour: I like neutral makeup looks, so all I need is basically a good eye pencil and a mascara ; )
GG: Tell us about you out on the town any favorite restaurants or boutiques that we should check out?
Joanne Padachtpour: I absolutely love Zurich, particularly the old town. There are many small boutiques where you will find beautiful items. As for the restaurants I recommend Mesa, Brasserie Lipp, Lumiere.
GG: Favorite restaurant/cafe in Zurich?
Joanne Padachtpour: Brasserie Lipp!
GG: How do you keep organized?
Joanne Padachtpour: Being an entrepreneur requires very strong organizational skills. I enter everything in my calendar, not only meetings and upcoming events but also tasks. I like keeping a clean ‘to-do-list’, it helps me to keep things under control.
GG: What is your favorite inspirational quote?
Joanne Padachtpour: ”Fashion fades, style is eternal.” Yves Saint Laurent
GG: Favorite blogger to follow: food/fashion/news?
Joanne Padachtpour: DiscoverOutLoud! Ariane is a beautiful, smart and talented person and I have the pleasure to know her personally.
GG: What advice would you give to your younger self?
Joanne Padachtpour: Be yourself and follow your dreams!
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