About This Blog

I was introduced to the fine art of handcrafted bootmaking as a little girl and it forever changed the way I looked at everything we wear and buy.

A few years later, when I was 12, I created a job for myself dusting collectibles at the only antique store within a 200 mile radius, just so I could hang out with owner-Matriarchs, Ruth and Helen, who gave me an awe-inspiring appreciation for design and the context within which things are made and used.

Both these experiences ignited an enduring passion for dedicated craft, inspired design and a compelling storyline.

And of course, delaCav is a direct expression of these personal inspirations, as well as those yet to come - which is where my little Blog here will take center stage ―as a visual narrative with some storyline.

I'll share my experiences as a designer & entrepreneur and highlight the people, places and things that are turning me on as I pursue my passion and share a little truth, beauty, freedom and love... one pair of boots at a time.

Christine de la Garza
Founder & Designer

Image Feed

Loading...

    More - Flickr

    Liked on Tumblr

    More liked posts

    theinsidestoop:

Much needed #airportfloornap after a crazy weekend, preceded by a crazy week. I’m coming home! (at Delta Terminal - McCarran International Airport)

Traveling boots.

    theinsidestoop:

    Much needed #airportfloornap after a crazy weekend, preceded by a crazy week. I’m coming home! (at Delta Terminal - McCarran International Airport)

    Traveling boots.

    Posted on Monday, June 23rd 2014

    Reblogged from

    delacav handcrafted bootwear. 
This is the monochromatic Frontera Flamenco boot custom-crafted in Tristan red French Calfskin with Toro Fuerte stitch pattern, our very pointed Imperio toe and a natural handstacked sole & heel. $998+
Inquiries: hello@delacav.com

    delacav handcrafted bootwear. 

    This is the monochromatic Frontera Flamenco boot custom-crafted in Tristan red French Calfskin with Toro Fuerte stitch pattern, our very pointed Imperio toe and a natural handstacked sole & heel. $998+

    Inquiries: hello@delacav.com

    Posted on Monday, June 2nd 2014

    Stevie Nicks. My first girl crush and gypsy muse.

    Stevie Nicks. My first girl crush and gypsy muse.

    Posted on Sunday, June 1st 2014

    One of favorite exhibits at the Metropolitan Museum of Art was dedicated to the vast talents of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. I spent a whole day on my own immersed. It has never left me.

Charles Rennie Mackintosh, c. 1900, in his early thirties. This handsome Scot was responsible for some of the most beautiful design of the Arts & Crafts movement in the UK. His artistic temperament can be seen in the devil-may-care tying of his cravat.
Submitted by thenewmessiah via mydaguerreotypeboyfriend:

    One of favorite exhibits at the Metropolitan Museum of Art was dedicated to the vast talents of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. I spent a whole day on my own immersed. It has never left me.

    Charles Rennie Mackintosh, c. 1900, in his early thirties. This handsome Scot was responsible for some of the most beautiful design of the Arts & Crafts movement in the UK. His artistic temperament can be seen in the devil-may-care tying of his cravat.

    Submitted by thenewmessiah via mydaguerreotypeboyfriend:

    Posted on Friday, May 30th 2014

    Reblogged from My Daguerreotype Boyfriend

    "I am just as strange as you."
Every now and again, I have to post another photo of Frida. As a young woman (some years ago now) and as a Latina (of the Tex Mex variety), I needed her brave individuality to inspire my own. I am not as wildly wonderful. Merely in the making.
FRIDA QUOTE: “I used to think I was the strangest person in the world but then I thought there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed in the same ways I do. I would imagine her, and imagine that she must be out there thinking of me too. Well, I hope that if you are out there and read this and know that, yes, it’s true I’m here, and I’m just as strange as you.” ― Frida Kahlo

    "I am just as strange as you."

    Every now and again, I have to post another photo of Frida. As a young woman (some years ago now) and as a Latina (of the Tex Mex variety), I needed her brave individuality to inspire my own. I am not as wildly wonderful. Merely in the making.

    FRIDA QUOTE: “I used to think I was the strangest person in the world but then I thought there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed in the same ways I do. I would imagine her, and imagine that she must be out there thinking of me too. Well, I hope that if you are out there and read this and know that, yes, it’s true I’m here, and I’m just as strange as you.” 
    ― Frida Kahlo

    Posted on Monday, April 14th 2014