Interview with Hettie Silovitz of Hettie Hair AccessoriesThursday, September 20, 2012
ME ♥ Hi Hettie! How are you? I'm really excited about this interview and I want to thank you first fo allowing me to interview you.
HETTIE ♥ Thank you for the opportunity ☺
ME ♥ So I want to share your shop, Hettie Silovitz, to my readers. What is it all about?
HETTIE ♥ I started my collection, Hettie Hair Accessories, last summer. I opened my Etsy shop in August 2011. I design one-of-a-kind fascinator hats, headbands, and French barrettes for all occasions! My pieces are original and unique. I have something for everyone!
ME ♥ What is the aim of your shop?
HETTIE ♥ To design fun and whimsical but still classic and elegant fascinator hats, headbands, and barrettes for all occasions using unique interesting appliqués, flowers, beading, silk, organza, satin, and pearls!
ME ♥ Why did you focus on hair accessories? Who or what inspired you to start the business?
HETTIE ♥ I went to the Fashion Institute of Technology and received my Bachelors in Fashion Merchandising and also took a few accessories and jewelry design classes on the side. After graduating, I worked in the cosmetics industry for 6 years as a sales manager. My most recent job was at Bergdorf Goodman, where I worked near the hair accessories department. That is when, I started a collection of headbands from different designers and fell in love with wearing them every day to style my outfits. After leaving the cosmetics world, I decided that I wanted to combine my passion for design and my love of hair accessories and start my own line!!
ME ♥ What is your daily routine as a shop owner?
HETTIE ♥ I spend half the week working on new designs, ordering materials, and photographing and uploading my designs for my Etsy shop and the other half filling orders from my Etsy shop-making the pieces ☺
ME ♥ Tell us your work environment.
HETTIE ♥ I work from home. My studio is in the corner near my kitchen, lol ☺
ME ♥ How do you keep your products up to date? Where do you get your inspiration? How do you keep it unique?
HETTIE ♥ I read a lot of fashion magazines as well as different fashion blogs online. I always stay current with what’s happening on the runways. I use a little bit of everything I see. Many of my designs have bold, bright colors that are whimsical and fun! I love using flowers, appliqués, crystals, and beads which adds a unique touch! I love working with silk, satin, lace, organza, ribbon, and pearls as well. Many of my pieces are also very elegant and delicate and are perfect for bridal and weddings. I get my materials from all over the world, and work with small vendors not the mainstream ones, so more unique items are available to me.
ME ♥ Do you have an actual store? (Where is it located?) If not, do you also plan on having one?
HETTIE ♥ Right now I just have my Etsy shop, www.hettiesilovitz.etsy.com I definitely plan on being in retail stores! I am always reaching out to buyers from different retailers so maybe soon.
ME ♥ So let's move on to your personal style. Do you have your own style blog?
HETTIE ♥ No, not yet.
ME ♥ How do you define your style?
HETTIE ♥ J. Crew classic with trendy accessories. I love stripes, the nautical look as well as Milly and Marc Jacobs dresses with fun prints!
ME ♥ Any trends that you are obsessed about?
HETTIE ♥ I love anything with multi-color stripes, the nautical look, flats, loafers, leather tote bags ☺
ME ♥ 5 personal top picks from your shop.
HETTIE ♥ I love all the halo headbands from my shop… Here are a few, as well as a fabulous nautical headband and flower fascinator hat!
It is bright, colorful, chic, fashionable, and fun!! A beautiful Spring/Summer piece that will add something special to your event!!
It is elegant, romantic, stylish, and chic! Will definitely add a sparkling glamorous touch to your outfit!!
It is elegant, chic, and super glamorous! Will definitely add a sparkling touch to your outfit!!
It is cute, fun, fashionable, and chic! The perfect Spring/Summer piece that will definitely add a special touch to your outfit!!
ME b Any current reads?This Red Organza Flower Feather Sinamay Fascinator Hat with Veil and Black Beaded Headband is a beautiful accessory for weddings, parties, cocktail, and other special occasions.
ME ♥ Just random: Harry Potter or Twilight?
HETTIE ♥ Twilight definitely! ☺
Wait there's more, Hettie offered 20% discount on my Etsy shop with code “Summer20” and a giveaway that I will post soon so watch out for it. Thank you to Hettie and more power to your shop!
So guys, what are you waiting for? SHOP NOW!