BCN @ Home – EVA vs. MARIA

24 Jul
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Eva

Today I’m kick-starting a new section which will be dedicated to showing people at home. People who for some reason interest me and make me want to take a peak into their personal space…

At the base of Tibidabo mountain, in a ground floor flat she shares with an Italian couple, Eva lives and works in her small, yet delightful universe, and is preparing to soar high.

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Tools

Just over a year ago she launched her first collection of shoes, which she designed here, at her desk.

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Inspiring wall

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Prototypes to play with

Preferring to ‘cut & paste’ bits and pieces from various prototypes to designing with pencil and paper, Eva has surrounded herself with both her inspirational tear-outs and her personal things…

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AW 2012

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Soaring high

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Eva’s universe

… and drawing from her background (she comes from Ubrique, where everyone works with leather) as well as her knowledge and experience as a designer, she creates gorgeous shoes, which are handmade in Elda for her brand EVA VS. MARIA.

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Work and play

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Sweet girl

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Family and friends

A peak into her world…

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All in one

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Ready to ship

Her first collection was well received, and she is currently selling in Barcelona, Bilbao, Zaragoza, Coruña and Berlin, while more shops from both Spain and overseas are contacting her with requests for orders for the new season.

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Poster girl

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Tattoo design

I’m going to keep an eye on EVA VS. MARIA, for there are some interesting projects in the pipeline, and I think Eva is going to do really well. I hope she will, in any case, for she has enormous potential…

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EVA vs. MARIA

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Take a seat

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Powerful and feminine

… a powerful personality and a very feminine yet gutsy style that makes her designs stand out from all that is available out there.

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Nice shoes!

Just check out her shoes, and see if you would disagree with me!

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AW 2012

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AW 2012

Gorgeous, aren’t they? Conceived in the House of Love! Thanks Eva for welcoming me into your home, and sharing your world with us. I wish you the best of luck with EVA VS. MARIA!

Check out Eva’s website and Facebook page for news and details of her collections, and if you want to buy any of her shoes, go to this page for information.

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House of love

9 Responses to “BCN @ Home – EVA vs. MARIA”

  1. interiorapartment July 24, 2012 at 1:11 pm #

    wow she has created some beautiful pieces! i love her shoes, nice to know it comes from such a down to earth craftswoman too… xx Cat

    • Lisette July 24, 2012 at 1:23 pm #

      She certainly has! The AW ’12 collection if beautiful, but I am already looking forward to SS ’13!!

  2. louise mills textiles July 24, 2012 at 5:30 pm #

    Amazingly creative and inspiring! It shows you don’t need a huge swanky studio space to create beautiful work, thanks for sharing I really enjoyed reading this, good luck Eva!
    Louise :)

    • Lisette July 24, 2012 at 5:42 pm #

      Thanks for your comments, Louise! I couldn’t agree with you more, which is why I loved starting this new segment with this blog post!

  3. Crush Shoes July 25, 2012 at 7:57 pm #

    Eva vs Maria makes beautiful shoes! An excellent blend of color and form. We have ordered some, and look forward to carrying them in our shoe store.

    • Lisette July 25, 2012 at 9:21 pm #

      How exiting to have one of Eva’s clients comment on my blog post! Indeed, her shoes are very beautiful, and I am glad to hear she has a new sales point thanks to you!

  4. cococita March 3, 2013 at 9:37 pm #

    I really like posts like this one as it’s lovely to have an insight in artistic and creative people’s lives. Thank you so much for sharing: her shoes look amazing and I like the use of leather as a material as it’s so durable! Have a lovely Sunday night!

    • Lisette March 3, 2013 at 9:43 pm #

      I’m very glad you enjoyed that post, Cococita! You have a lovely Sunday evening too!

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