Mexican Boutiques

I love when things magically “happen”. People places and time all come together and opportunities present themselves at the oddest of moments. When your least expecting it. Yesterday I happen to be on my way out of the studio with a customer shipment heading to Texas *love me some Texas customers♥, I changed my route at the last minute and decided that I would ship at my local FedEx location prior to heading into Vallarta Centro to handle some other errands. I walk in and theres a bright and happy woman with an adorble golden blond toddler sitting to my right as I enter. After a few minutes she ask me if I’m Erica Maree (of course I am carrying handbag, wallet, pouch and other little Erica Maree products as I am preparing my export shipping documents.) It turns out she has owns a sweet little shop in Punta de Mita, MX, about an hour north of Puerto Vallarta, and has been eyeing my line for some time. We put together an order right on the spot and so our friendship/business relationship begins.

Check out her facebook page to see her super cool items

  • Avenida Redes Second floor of the Plaza of shops,a block up from the El Anclote beach
  • 63734 Punta De Mita, Nayarit, Mexico

Phone 01 322 160 9830 Email bonitabythesea@gmail.com,ninacatrina@gmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/ninacatrina.mexicoinspireddesign/timeline

End of Summer

It’s September, the end of Summer has fast approached for some and for others, including dear old me, we live in the constant ray of sun! I’m reminded of the last days of summer as a child filled with that last camping trip. Trips to the lake and the river. Family bbq’s and street bike riding with my ten million cousins! Then really knowing it was almost over while shopping for school supplies. Fall was just around the corner. Those memories sparked an idea! I really want to create great mini lunch bags for all of those returning students. Something to help mom keep her little ones healthy, but you know what? Not just for little ones, why cant we all have a super fab lunch bag made of oilcloth to keep our yummies in?

Sense of Touch

Do you ever catch yourself running your hands over that uber soft ultra fiber blanket you pass by in the store aisle? Or let your fingers linger a little longer over the most delicate of laces? I know I do.  My hands just magnetize towards all things textured! The sense of touch can be so over whelmng

Almost every piece of my line embodies texture. Whether it’s a hand embroidered artwork or nylon macrame straps. I can’t resist and you wont be able to either!

macrame strap

Palm Trees Ocean Breeze Salty Air Sun Kissed Hair

Summer brings so much inspiration…I can taste it, smell it and feel it everywhere. I finally had some time to sit down at my work table and play with new fabrics, bold colors and patterns for the upcoming 2013-2014 season. This is what I love the most about this adventure I have been on.

As a business owner a lot of my time is wrapped up in keeping this all going. Planning for upcoming Pop-up stores/show’s, shopping for new supplies, shipping products out, working with new customers and the list does not end there. I love every minute it of it, but what I love most of all is watching my designs create themselves in my my mind then taking it to paper and constructing those final pieces into that “thing” I pictured. That is what tickles me and gives me goosebumps. Someone once asked me what I was passionate about. I couldn’t answer. I could only see it in my mind. The colors, textures and inspiration behind my everyday.

So with all of that being said, I have some exciting new lovely bags AND clothing in the makings.  Hint* leather. EEKKK!

End of Season and New Pieces

High season in Puerto Vallarta has ended I actually have some time to create new pieces for fall and winder 2013. Our last Saturday market has was last weekend and we had great sales to end the year! We will be working hard in the studio this summer creating new handbags and accessories for next year. We are also working on something new and exciting….
I have been working with the hand embroidered dresses and transforming them into new fashion forward chic wears for the modern bohemian girl. I would like to bring 6-8 pieces to market and offer them in a variety of colors. Here is a preview of just one of our pieces. What do you think?

Chelow Dress in White