Last week, Jute Magazine had a chance to ask LINA GUTIÉRREZ of Carmelinas a few questions about her brand.  Not only are these shoes pretty to look at, they’re a must have this Fall to round-off your almost complete wardrobe.

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Where did you get your start in the fashion industry?

My start began with Carmelinas. I actually studied politics in Paris but I have always had a passion for fashion.

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Did you always know you wanted to design shoes?

My shoe design was very organic. I started playing around and designing shoes at a small cobbler in the South of India and as soon as I returned to Madrid I knew I had to travel to Alicante (the región where the shoes are manufactured in Spain) to learn more about the engineering of a shoe.

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Tell us a little bit about your brand.

Carmelinas is a refreshing brand which offers classic styles in vibrant and eclectic colors and combinations. They are wearable and extremely comfortable as our clients are always in mind throughout all the processes of design and manufacturing.

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Describe the kind of woman you envision wearing Carmelinas.

I envision several different type of women. Working and active women with completely different styles and always fearless personalities. It is interesting when customers view the product as each shoe always has several lives of its own and adapts to different women with their own styles.

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If you could have any model or celebrity wear your shoes, who would they be and why?

Taylor Tomassi Hill has a great style that fits well with the Carmelinas aesthic. From what I have seen she is a women of many talents whom I admire.   Jeniffer Lawrence as well. She is young and vibrant, full of life just like our product. I think she would also appreciate the comfort factor of our shoes.

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What inspires your design work?

I am always purchasing vintage magazines and scouting classic styles that we can incorpórate into our family. For our Spring/Summer 15 collection we had a Carmelinas versión of a saddle shoe in a new interpretation.

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What’s next for Carmelinas?

We are finalizing our Fall/Winter 2015 collection with beautiful and new heights, always reflecting our signature bold and wearable nature.

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To purchase your very own pair of Carmlinas, click here!  You can also follow Carlmelinas on Facebook or IG/Twitter at @carmelinashoes

Image Credits:

Photographer: MIGUEL PEREIRA

Stylist: ANA ANTON @ The Original Communication

Hair and Makeup: CRISTINA ORZAEZ


Production Assistant: VIRGINIA BEJAR



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