9.08.2011

Introducing: Vanessa Adao

Today I would like to tell you all about Vanessa Adao from A Casa da Va! Six months ago, Vanessa went back to Brazil (where she was born) and devoted that time to focus on textile design. 


Now, Vanessa has moved back to the States, exhibited her work at PrintSource NY, and has opened up her online store! She uses her hand-drawn and digital skills, and incredible creativity, to design prints for interiors and fashion.













I love how Vanessa has created 7 collections, each with a unique style. Each collection has 4 different prints and fabric that you can buy by the yard, as well as pillow covers and wallpaper.








And for more exciting news, there are three more collections on the way! Soon there will be the Bonita collection, which is folky inspired, the Antonieta collection, which is French inspired, and the Ludica collection, which will have watercolor-inspired/dreamy patterns.

Vanessa has been an inspiration to me. I admire people who follow their dreams as much as she does in order to make dreams become reality. She is such an amazing designer, so please check out her store here!!

31 comments:

simply_kc said...

♥ the lovely prints. She is inspiring indeed, and so are you :) I'll make sure to stop at her store.

Mo Pie, Please said...

Nicely done, Vanessa!

cb said...

her work is really awesome and i love how psychedelic is it! i have always wanted to design textiles!
xo,
cb

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

My sweet friend!!!!
First of all, thank you for coming to visit me and yes, I have had a great first week. It is very exhausting to try to get back into my morning routine AND blog. That is why I said on my post that I would be late in visiting [people because I typically in the summer have THE TIME to follow everyone but now with school, to get up at 3:30am to blog and get ready to go to work is going to take some getting used to! BUT I LOVE YOU ALL!

NOW THIS DESIGNER IS ONE BOLD and wonderful artist! Bold to take her talents further than I would at this point, and her colors are splendid!

BRAVO and KEEP FOLLOWING AND HONING YOUR SKILLS MY DEAR!

Have a wonderful evening, Anita

Melissa Blake said...

i love her work...will definitely have to visit her shop!

Punctuation Mark said...

i love her stuff is so fun and colorful!!

The Many Colours of Happiness said...

Oh wow, her stuff is amazing! Thanks for the heads up!

ellie said...

Really does give a pop to design.

Annie said...

Wow, these are all so interesting and beautiful! I hope you have a great weekend, Shawna! Sorry I haven't stopped by soon this week..it's been a crazy one for me and now I'm off to NY for a busy weekend (fun busy though ;)) xo

Bela said...

WOW!!! A Brazilian lady here is such JOY to my eyes, my dear Shawna!!!! She is nice, real nice!! I missed you!! I am happy you are back!
Wish you the best weekend ever!!
Love, Bela

About Last Weekend said...

Yes totally different styles and feels, she is so clever, I will check out her store

Marie said...

The Divertida is pretty! Thanks for the links.;D

Have a great weekend!:D

***** Marie *****
allthingsmarie.com

Meg {henninglove} said...

wow she is gorgeous and i love all the prints, very bright and colorful!

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Love Vanessa's blog! I didn't realize how incredibly talented she is! Off to check out her store.

Happy weekend, sweetie! :) xoxo

A Casa da Vá said...

Shawna my dear friend, can I thank you enough? Wow I am truly honored to be featured in your blog and I really appreciate your support.

Your words really touched me! Muito obrigada, you are one truly amazing blog friend (time for us to meet in person, can't wait!)

Beijos,
http://acasadava.blogspot.com

Wander.Lust said...

ooh what a cool and inspiring story, she makes beautiful fabrics.

georgia~gigi said...

Happy Saturday Poppie Girl :)
I just checked out her blog, very cool. I love all her bold patters.
Good for her making things happen. That's gotta feel pretty awesome.
Hope you have a great weekend Poppie Girl
love ya lots
gi gi

Martina said...

It's my dream to have my own fabric coleection, with colors and themes from my painttings! Maybe one day;) Happy weekend!

Sarah at Finishing Touch Interiors said...

love these bold printed textiles they are fun & totally gorgeous

shopgirl said...

I love this story. What an inspiration! I will definitely check out Vanessa's shop! Thanks for sharing this!

Have a great weekend Sweetie! xoxo

Kavery said...

Her prints are so happy and cheerful and full of colour!

tywo said...

Her work is beautiful! Thanks for sharing :)
How are you dear?
Thank you for the kind comment. School is going well. I'm getting used to it:)
Oh, I must tell you that my heart is in such a conflicting state! Floyd is here again. He is lovelier than ever. Yet, I can't take him. Oh what do I do?
Have a lovely week, darling.


LOVE!

amy b.s. said...

wow, talk about amazing!

Madeleine Roberts said...

Love all of these prints. So unique and the bright colors are fantastic. I'm so excited to see her new collections. And thank you for introducing me to an amazing inspiration.
-Madeleine

fashionhogger said...

Such fun textiles, very quirky!

this free bird said...

Wow. Vanessa's got mad talent.

Mrs. C said...

This is quite an impressive and talented collection! Wow! Loving these prints! Have you ever made blackberry icecubes? I experimented this weekend! Lots of fun!

www.MrsCapretta.com
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Diana said...

She is so pretty and so are her designs. The patterns are so artistic. How was your weekend love? We're having a great scarf giveaway on the fashion blog!! :)

Signe said...

Some great fabrics there, I adore the Bendita :)

Krystal said...

there are some pretty awesome patterns in there! i agree with that she is an inspiration!

Ramblings of a Redhead said...

absolutely beautiful! Thank's for sharing!