Spotlight on Designer: Hettie Hair Accessories And Giveaway!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

A while back I had the pleasure of stumbling upon Hettie Silovitz's Etsy Shop and fell in love with her gorgeous collection of hair accessories. Each piece is creatively designed with an eye for detail and a discerning customer in mind. 

The collection includes one-of-a-kind fascinator hats, headbands, and french barrettes. Hettie generously sent me three pieces that I loved from her Etsy Shop to try out, and with the help of my Cannon powershot, an extended hand, a mirror, and some photo editing, I created this collage for you featuring the two headbands and one fascinator:

Now you can win one of these gorgeous pieces that I've chosen from the collection. Scroll down to the end of this post to enter!

But first I'd like to introduce you to the fabulous designer behind the brand. I asked Hettie a few questions about herself and her business in order to get to know her a little better and learn more about what she does:

Fashion-isha: What inspired you to create your line of hair accessories?

Hettie: I went to FIT 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!!

F: Where do you get your inspirations for your designs?

H: 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. 
F.  Tell us a little about your background and yourself.

H.  I was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. I lived there up until one year ago when my husband and I moved to Fort Lauderdale, Florida. I have always had a love of design and fashion, even from a very young age which is why I went to FIT. I love creating something new every day. When I photograph one of my finished pieces, it is a very rewarding to know I made that! I enjoy blending colors, fabrics, and appliqués to make something very unique, that no one else will have!

F:  If you could have lunch with one famous person dead or alive who would it be?

H: Coco Chanel, because her timeless fashion still lives on to this day! Her style was so elegant and classic. I incorporate a lot of that style into my sinamay hats and halo headbands!

F:  If you could travel anywhere in the world where would you go?

H: Paris, because it’s the fashion capitol of the world and I would love to visit their boutiques and see their fashion on the streets.

F:  Is there one specific designer whose styles you admire?

H: I like Marc Jacobs for his whimsical prints and patterns and use of bold colors. His designs are casual and elegant at the same time.
F:  Name three things you can't live without.

H: My Chloe brown leather tote bag, Roberto Cavali aviator sunglasses, Manolo Blahnik flats.

F:  How would you describe your personal style.

H: J. Crew classic with trendy accessories. I love stripes, the nautical look as well as Milly and Marc Jacobs dresses with fun prints! 
F:  What are your goals for your business?

H: I would love to get into high-end department stores such as Bergdorf Goodman, Barneys, and Saks Fifth Avenue as well as smaller boutiques in the US that have the same style aesthetic. 

Thanks Hettie!  May all your hard work and creativity result in achieving your dreams.

I mean it when I say there will definitely be something you fall in love with in her shop!
Click HERE now to check it out and leave a comment on this blog post about A. what you love from Hettie's Etsy Shop and B. which of the pieces I've modeled that you'd like to win.

Enter HERE:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

I can't wait to hear about which pieces you love! Happy shopping and good luck!

Until next time,

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  1. LOVE her etsy shop! The Crystal Beaded Flower French Barrette is gorgeous. I also love the square studded looking headband you're modeling!

  2. My fave design in Hettie's shop is the navy & gray beaded buckle headband. My fave that Sharon is modeling is the brown/gold crystal headband

  3. bracha L btzby84@aol.comAugust 12, 2012 at 12:46 PM

    Beautiful pieces.
    Two of my favorites are

    I love the fascinator that you are modeling.

  4. If I could, I would buy everything in her Etsy shop. I absolutely love the halo headbands, especially the mint green silk flower halo headband and the navy blue lace flower beaded trim halo headband (I couldn't pick just one ;) ). My favorite one that Sharon is modeling is by far the crystal brown and gold ribbon headband.

  5. What a nice interview Sharon! You always manage to find the most unique things. These are all so pretty and I like the large variety.. something for everyone!


  6. I love the anchor headband! & i'd love to win anyone of those pieces! they are all so beautiful!

  7. Excellent written article. If all bloggers offer the same level of content as you , Internet would be a much better place.
    Every piece of jewellery is mesmerizing

  8. You've done such a good job modeling them and promoting Hettie's shop and work. I'm only new to your blog so I'm not entering, I don't see it being fair to your loyal, older readers :) xoxox

  9. These are very cute. They are very Blair from Gossip Girl! xo

  10. My fave thing in the shop is the Black Silver Beaded Flower Applique Sinamay Fascinator Hat with Veil and Satin Headband. My fave thing you chose is the black fascinator you tried on.

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  11. Congrats on the spotlight. Great post/interview.
    I love that fall photo with the military jackets!

  12. Great post and conversation with her
    I would love anything from her pretty

  13. I love the teal green chiffon gold trim leaf black satin headband! I like both headbands you are modeling but especially like the first jeweled one on the collage.

  14. All of the pieces are so glamorous! I really like the leaf headbands and I would LOVE to win that fascinator you are modeling.

  15. WOw... love these pics.. especially their jewellery!
    Thank you for sharing these pics.... i've pinned few of them to my boards!