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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

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    I was Martha Stewart’s first executive assistant in NYC.
And yes, it was very similar to the Devil Wears Prada in many respects. And I got caught up in it all and lost about 22 pounds in 8 weeks (because I was a nervous wreck) and I left the position when everyone in my life thought I was crazy. And I have more to share on the topic some other time.
What is most important to share right now is that I “get” Martha - now more than I did then. Now that I’m an entrepreneur with a passionate point of view and a vision I can’t shake.
Now that I’m a mother and a wife and the quintessential emotional gatekeeper that all women are (and it’s not fair but you’re better off owning it than fighting it).
Now, when every detail in my diverse life requires my decision in one big or small way or another.
Yeah, so I get Martha and admire her and I’m grateful that I had the opportunity to experience a person’s life purpose so utterly charged - electrifying everything and everyone. And isn’t positive and negative charge required for successful illumination?
I’m grateful for every trying moment I spent with Martha. I found a kind of enlightenment actually.
Which brings me to the reason for this post.
I am enthralled with documentaries that showcase the complexities of women in business and art, balancing love and life (or not). I am certain that a woman following her muse (be it a demon or an angel) faces and must traverse a particularly more complex emotional landscape. And when I can peek inside the life of a female artist who has managed to create a life following her passion, then I am filled with a certain hope. No matter how bittersweet this life might have been.
And so, I can’t wait to see this documentary about Diana Vreeland - to add to the collection of inspirations so that maybe I can escape falling too far or burning too bright… or not.
(via The Diana Vreeland Documentary Reminds Us All What a Real Editrix Looks Like - Intelligence - Racked National)

    I was Martha Stewart’s first executive assistant in NYC.

    And yes, it was very similar to the Devil Wears Prada in many respects. And I got caught up in it all and lost about 22 pounds in 8 weeks (because I was a nervous wreck) and I left the position when everyone in my life thought I was crazy. And I have more to share on the topic some other time.

    What is most important to share right now is that I “get” Martha - now more than I did then. Now that I’m an entrepreneur with a passionate point of view and a vision I can’t shake.

    Now that I’m a mother and a wife and the quintessential emotional gatekeeper that all women are (and it’s not fair but you’re better off owning it than fighting it).

    Now, when every detail in my diverse life requires my decision in one big or small way or another.

    Yeah, so I get Martha and admire her and I’m grateful that I had the opportunity to experience a person’s life purpose so utterly charged - electrifying everything and everyone. And isn’t positive and negative charge required for successful illumination?

    I’m grateful for every trying moment I spent with Martha. I found a kind of enlightenment actually.

    Which brings me to the reason for this post.

    I am enthralled with documentaries that showcase the complexities of women in business and art, balancing love and life (or not). I am certain that a woman following her muse (be it a demon or an angel) faces and must traverse a particularly more complex emotional landscape. And when I can peek inside the life of a female artist who has managed to create a life following her passion, then I am filled with a certain hope. No matter how bittersweet this life might have been.

    And so, I can’t wait to see this documentary about Diana Vreeland - to add to the collection of inspirations so that maybe I can escape falling too far or burning too bright… or not.

    (via The Diana Vreeland Documentary Reminds Us All What a Real Editrix Looks Like - Intelligence - Racked National)

    Posted on Wednesday, June 6th 2012

    Tags martha stewart diana vreeland women in business bitches who rock

    Source racked.com