Photo by Mariah Tauger.
Inspired by the light and colors of both her native Mexico and her adopted hometown of Los Angeles, stylist, artist and designer Beatrice Valenzuela creates work that exudes a vibrant, dynamic warmth. Forms are organic, flowing, feminine; shades are vivid and deep and drawn from the natural world - the sun blaze orange of the mango, the flawless blue of California sky.
Encompassing clothing, shoes, jewelry and accessories, Valenzuela’s work is a distinctive reflection of her background, her surroundings, and her family. In 2009, Valenzuela debuted her now iconic shoe line. Handmade and elegantly simple, Valenzuela’s footwear quickly developed a cult following and her unique aesthetic began to extend to not only to accessories and clothing, but to interiors and immersive environments – an Airbnb interior she designed with her partner, the designer Ramsey Conder, as well as the opening of a local boutique and the founding of Valenzuela’s hugely popular bi-annual arts market, The Echo Park Craft Fair.
Throughout, she has been creating, dreaming up everything from candles to wall hangings and producing a vast range of creations - beautiful bags, intricate jewelry in silver, brass and wood. The designer just launched her new clothing line, an assortment of thrillingly feminine skirts, dresses and tops – each piece imbued with the artist’s playful but discerning eye. Like all her work, regardless of medium, the pieces mirror both the designer’s past and her present - from her vivid Mexican childhood to a California community in full creative bloom.
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