When we decided to launch our Celebrating Motherhood series in honor of Mother’s Day, my friend and designer Beatrice Valenzuela instantly came to mind. Beatrice is one of the most stylish and down-to-earth mothers I know. On top of that, we will be carrying her gorgeous leather slides online and in our stores this season. I […]
I had the pleasure of meeting Beatrice not long after being introduced to her amazing shoes. With many friends in common, we were bound to be connected at some point, but it was my friend Lauren Soloff who originally put us together.
Born in Los Angeles but was raised in Mexico City, Beatrice has enjoyed a life filled with travel and discovery. Both a footwear designer and weaver, she describes her life’s work as that of bringing joy and beauty into people’s lives (including her own) – whether it be in the form of handmade shoes, a wall hanging, or by bringing artists together at the Echo Park Craft Fair, which she founded and co-hosts with Rachel Craven.
I have long been a fan of Beatrice Valenzuela and her amazing shoes for both adults and little ones alike – Ripley and I practically live in our many pairs, rotating favorites depending upon the season. So when I found out that she was opening her flagship store in Echo Park, I was thrilled.