Artist Showcase with M.Andonia
February 22 - February 23
WonderGround Gallery in the Downtown Disney® District
February 22-23 from 1pm to 4pm at the WonderGround Gallery in the Downtown Disney® District at the Disneyland® Resort, meet designer Maria Zarian, a handbag designer that draws inspiration from her travels around the world.
After making herself a handbag fashioned from a vintage place mat, Maria received such rave reviews that she decided to start her own business creating the unique bags that make up the M. Andonia collection. Maria’s fashion know-how stems from her degree in graphic design from California State University and her graduate studies at the renowned Studio Art Centers International in Florence, Italy. Maria scours fabric mills in Europe and vintage stores in the U.S. to find just the right materials to convey her classic yet modern, sophisticated yet edgy, romantic yet rock ‘n roll sense of style. She often embellishes the bags with Swarovski crystals and lamination.
Maria’s unique design aesthetic can be summed up in with these words of wisdom. “I don’t follow trends; I have no interest in recreating what is already being done. What I do have an interest in is creating works of art, and that is what my strong design experience has allowed me to do with each piece in my collection.”