Meet Shoe Goddess And L.A. Mama Beatrice Valenzuela

Written by Katie Hintz-Zambrano
9:00 am
05/20/14

Photography by Michelle Drewes

Some women were just meant to be mothers. This seems to be the case for shoe designer and Echo Park resident Beatrice Valenzuela. The Mexico-raised beauty and mama to 5-year-old Astrid and 3-month-old Dimitri is positively radiant around her children. And, with one look at her newest addition (sadly, the adorable Astrid couldn’t make our shoot), can you really blame her? Click through our slideshow below to get a glimpse inside of the moccasin-maker and Echo Park Craft Fair co-founder’s intoxicating world, from her tree house-like, color-soaked East Side home to her refreshingly relaxed take on motherhood. Inspired much?

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maria

Beautiful — the photos, the interview, everything! Thank you for sharing.

Jen

I really love the questions, answers, and pictures, but what I love most is how you just click the picture for the next Q&A&P. Thanks for sharing.

Sarah Layne

Beautiful. Can’t wait for her new collection to come out + I’ve been dying to get my hands on a pair of the botines!

Allie

I’ve been doing some research on her shoes because I love them so but I just found out that she did not design them at all! It is a native of Mexico City who is rightfully striking it out on his own. See Ricardo Medina Shoes.

    Lynn

    I just found out about him via Instagram. So weird! His web site says Beatrice was distributing his shoes.

      Brook

      I know I came across the same info. This is so Strange. So what I found out is that a man, Ricardo Medina is the one making and designing theses shoes in Mexico.
      If you look back at the styles of these shoes Ricardo Medina has been designing them for years.
      So if anyone is interested in purchasing these shoes please go to Ricardo Medina’s website and do so. Buying directly from the source is a great way to support small businesses. ;)
      http://www.ricardomedinashoes.com

Wendycat

I love the botines I bought and wear almost daily, but I always smelled something fishy about her.

Now I know what was going on all along. What a scam. I hope Ricardo Medina gets the credit for the design from the press and public like he deserves.

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