Dublin born artist Nina Divito recently transferred her talent and flair for painting fabulous footwear to actually designing her first luxurious shoe collection. Her elegant shoe portraits have already captured the eye of stars such as Beyonce, but it’s her latest venture that has women (including Saoirse Ronan and Jemma Kidd) clamouring to get their hands on a pair of her bespoke creations. Not only is she super-talented and intelligent but she’s also drop dead gorgeous. With caught up with Nina to talk all things sartorial…
Describe your style in five words?
Feminine, elegant, individual, fun and flamboyant!
Best style tip?
Wear what YOU love!
What’s top of your wish list at the moment?
A pair of my own “Lara” python and velvet fitted boots from my A/W 2010 Collection, a few more months to wait for them…..but they’re worth it! And any one of Sharon Waucomb’s stunning AW10 creations.
Favourite item in your wardrobe right now?
My “Berna” ribbon edged courts. They go with absolutely everything, are a great shape and are incredibly comfortable for a 5 inch heel!
Best shopping experience?
Shopping anywhere in the world with my sister. She is the ultimate “fashion insider”. She is a designer and professional make-up artist with a wealth of knowledge on anything fashion related. Plus she is the most honest person in the world. She would never let me out in anything dodgy….no matter how much I argue with her!!!
Favourite highstreet store?
I like Reiss and Top Shop. I prefer markets though…
Best place to shop?
I used to live in London and adored shopping in any of the amazing markets they have; Portobello for antiques and clothes, Spidlefield for crafts and arts and Borough for “you never know what gems you might find!”
Fashion on the web?
www.rebeccadavis.com is my favourite jewellery site. She buys an incredible selection of jewellery and has some amazing Irish designers like Meryl O’Grady.
Who epitomises great style?
Women like Coco Chanel, Cate Blanchet, Dita Von Teese. Women who know what they love and wear what they want to wear.
What era of style would you most like see return to fashion?
The 1940’s – an amazing time for fashion. So feminine, mysterious and exciting.
What does your style say about?
I hope my style gives people an insight into my personality.
Meet Nina this Saturday from noon to 4pm in Brown Thomas where she will showcase her stunning collection and be launching her new bespoke service, which is exclusive to the store.