5 Minutes With Nina Divito

October 14, 2010

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5 Minutes With Nina Divito

The Carphone Warehouse has partnered with renowned Irish artist and designer Nina Divito and created two limited edition iPhone 4 covers (€24.90) which are exclusively available in selected Carphone Warehouse stores now.

The two iconic covers capture a confident femininity – The ‘Lisa’ design is a feminine, delicate sandal with a beautiful bow trim, while the ‘Eddie’ design is a bold, one-of-a kind statement shoe.

The iconic covers will give iPhone 4 users the chance to give their phone the designer edge it deserves. Both designs represent the magic that Nina Divito captures when she designs, merging an Irish imagination along with the skill of Italian craftsmanship.


This week, we’ve got two covers to give away! To enter to win, leave a comment below *

5 Minutes With Nina Divito

I caught up with Nina in person at the launch of the cool fashion accessory, to find out more about the designer herself.

Q: How did you get into shoe design?

A: I started off working as a design assistant to an established footwear designer in film and television and then embarked upon my career as an artist. I initially painted as a hobby and one day my aunt saw a painting of mine and wanted to buy it. The interest in them went from strength to strength and now my paintings, solely of shoes, are sought out by collectors.

I then went on to study footwear design at Cordwainer’s at the London College of Fashion and Model Making for Design and Media at the Arts Institute at Bournemouth and launched my first shoe collection for spring summer 2010.

I needed money to fund my shoe designs as I knew from the beginning that I wanted them to be made from the finest Italian leather with hand stitching and hand craftsmanship throughout, so my paintings were a means of getting to where I am now.

Q: Can you tell me about your autumn winter collection?

A: My shoe collections are trans-seasonal, so when you buy Nina Divito, you have them forever. The autumn winter collection is in the detail – I sourced the lace for one style in Paris while the feathers for another were bought in Venice. They range from ballet pumps to courts to knee high leather boots stitched by hand and vary in price from €350-€1100 and are sold in Brown Thomas.

Elle court shoe

*The Rules

You must be signed up to our newsletter to be eligible; you must be a resident of Ireland (north or south); one entry per person; no cash alternative is possible and the competition will close at 6.30pm on Wednesday 20 October 2010. The winner will be selected using Random.org and announced in next week’s newsletter.

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42 Responses to “5 Minutes With Nina Divito”

  1. Niamh Says:

    I adore Nina’s paintings…. I am presently saving for one! This would be a great stepping stone :)

  2. Siobhan Delaney Says:

    Loving these covers, just beautiful!

  3. Lee Says:

    Ooooh fab. I love her work. Now all I need is to upgrade to an iPhone 4! xxx

  4. Niamh B Says:

    very classy, feminine just the new accessory a gal needs :)

  5. Emma Says:

    Those designs certainly give the iphone the edge! I see one is called Lisa, perfect for my sister (who has the same name :))

  6. Caroline Says:

    Ooh an excuse to upgrade to an iphone 4

  7. Nicola Connolly Says:

    Ooooh very nice. A ultimate fashion peace :-)

  8. Tara Says:

    Absolutely stunning designs

  9. Deirdre Durran Says:

    Very nice.

  10. SJH Says:

    I want I want I want 😀

  11. Colette Says:

    Look nice, feminine and trendy/modern

  12. Martina Strong Says:

    gimme! gimme! gimme!

  13. Una Says:

    Nice cover….and very girly :)

  14. CaitrionaR Says:

    Lovely covers. You’d *have* to buy a pair of shoes to match. 😉

  15. Niamh Says:

    I just got an iPhone 4 so would LOVE this cover!! :-)

  16. Grainne Says:

    Love them!

  17. Mariah Says:

    Love the covers!

  18. realta Says:

    wow these are fab!

  19. Sile Says:

    Love ninas work,saving for shoes at the moment,they are deffo a collectors item.x

  20. Sinéad Says:

    Love the paintings, adore the shoes and now the covers-fab!!

  21. Nicola Says:

    Oh wow these would look great on my iphone!

  22. Aine Griffin Says:

    Ooh would love this!

  23. Martina Says:

    One of her shoe designs is named after my twin sis!!
    Its our birthday soon, and I havent been able to afford anything for her the last 2 yrs. Please pick me,

  24. Ciara OReilly Says:

    So Girly i love it

  25. NORA DUGGAN Says:

    this would really bling up my iPhone, love girly art

  26. Jo O'Driscoll Says:

    Super stylish as always – would love to win!!

  27. mary royle Says:

    i love shoes and think the cover is lovely,i would love one of these covers.

  28. Josephine M Says:

    the cover represents what ever girl want shoes and this cover is eye catching

  29. Anna Says:

    Just got a iphone4 would love Nina Divito’s cover for it. Shoes are my passion and I just love her shoes and paintings.

  30. Mary Says:

    WOW They are georgous I would love one!!!

  31. D O Gradaidh Says:


  32. Irina Says:

    This is best cover for glamorous girl!

  33. emer Says:

    What a really lovely prize, don’t have an iphone cover and i really like the look of Nina Divito’s designs!! Fingers crossed xxx

  34. Maura Says:


  35. Nuala Says:

    Nice covers!

  36. Steve Says:

    This would make a nice surprise for herself

  37. Marion Bruton Says:

    Nina’s style is so unique. I love it. This would be the ultimate accessory.

  38. Marion Bruton Says:

    Nina’s style is so unique. I love it. This would be the ultimate accessory.

  39. Marion Bruton Says:

    Nina’s style is so unique. I love it.

  40. TheGlutton Says:

    Oh these are gorgeous. Have wanted a Nina Devito painting for ages – one of these would be a great substitute.

  41. Annemarie Says:

    This competition is now closed. Will be announcing the winners x2 in this week’s newsletter


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