Rosario Melinda Hoffman

After studying Fine Art & Fashion Design at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), I went on to design children's and women's wear in Chicago. in 1994 I joined Fitigues, a clothing lifestyle brand. When they  re-located to Arizona in 2001, so did I.

Formerly  with Joy Li Studio, an upscale boutique in Scottsdale, I  learned the retail side of the luxury market.  Since then I've joined Tandy Leather Factory to gain knowledge in leather goods industry,  This has inspired me to create my own distinctive line of small leather goods, belts, and customized accessories . With almost thirty years experience in fashion, I have always been making jewelry & accessories for myself, friends, and family.    

In 2010,  modernmuse61 was born...


My greatest inspiration are both my daughters; Through them I learned to always see the world with the eyes of a child. With that perspective I see beauty and wonderment in even the most humble of things. My passion is to collaborate with creative and like-minded people, to create something from nothing and to seek inspiration whether it be fashion, art, or design. 


Forever learning, constantly evolving. To inspire, and be inspired...modernmuse61



Photo Credit: Paul Niemi