Beatrice Valenzuela is a shoe designer and hair stylist (I recently got a haircut from her!). She lives and works in Echo Park in Los angeles with her boyfriend and their adorable daughter Astrid. Her house was under construction so we shot mostly outside this time.
Describe your personal style.
Comfortable and chic with lots of color and little imperfections.
Who are your favorite designers?
I think Isabel Marant dresses women beautifully.
Bernhard Willhelm and Rodarte among many, many others.
These are from Bea's Shoe line.
What's your inspiration when you design shoes?
Shoes from the past usually from indigenous cultures.
What are your favorite places to shop?
Creatures of Comfort
Pasadena Flee Market
Who are your style icons?
Are there any key pieces you find yourself wearing constantly?
It's always changing. I like color and interesting shapes. I wear a lot of pants lately for comfort. Bubble baggy pants
are great! For the past year I've been wearing high wasted skirts that I always end up having to secretly unbutton after each meal.
What is your most recent purchase?
A beautiful yellow ERES bikini. Shhhhh, don't tell Ramsey.
I haven't broken the news just yet.
Do you have any stories about amazing deals you've gotten on awesome pieces?
The most recent was a vintage Josepha kaftan from Acapulco, Mexico. I found it at an estate sale in Malibu. There were three of them but I only had enough for one. I still dream about the other two.
Can you give us smart shopping advice?
If you want to get talked out of buying something do not call me.
Which hair and beauty products do you recommend?
It is really great to change all the time. Specially with hair products.
I love Shu Uemura shampoo and conditioner. Davines
Love and Momo and Nou Nou are very nice also.
The Product is a fantastic shea butter finishing pomade. Sea salt spray is my favorite to use when
hair is clean and in need of texture. Aquage makes my favorite. You can make your own by dissolving
1 tlbs of sea salt into 1 cup of distilled water.
5 things you can't live without.
1. A morning latte
2. Astrid's new age dance moves
3. Gossiping with the ladies while loom weaving
4. A good scrubbing from Natura Health Spa
5. Definitely Ramsey, actually he should've been number one on this list
Thank you for reading.
Some outtakes on my Flickr
See it on closetvisit.com