San Francisco, CA
Honey Cooler Handmade was formed in admiration of the snowflake: the epitome of precious uniqueness.
I believe in the pull of the covetable, impossibly feminine piece of fashion that inspires conversation, a little envy, and lots of kisses. I believe in recapturing the most precious parts of the past, the lure of luxury, and making things with care, the finest components, all one at a time. Each Honey Cooler Handmade piece is unique, delicate and eminently desirable, sewn exclusively for you. And just like a lacy snowflake, no two are alike.
My pieces are inspired by Art Deco and Edwardian design elements, using insertion lace as an embellishment technique set upon comfortable and wearable foundations. The result is lingerie that is ideal for both day-to-day layering and night-to-night lounging: fashion that is versatile, feminine and undeniably beautiful.
My personal background includes a Creative Writing BA from Carnegie Mellon University and an AA Professional Designation in Fashion Design from FIDM.
[Featured Photography by Antonette Streeter and Adam Aguilar]
For obvious reasons, costume history is a major influence on my work. It's been said many times before that "They just don't make 'em like they used to", and I find that statement to be especially true of fashion. I love the details found in Victorian and early 20th century apparel, many of which have been lost in favor of contemporary culture's constantly revolving trends and the need for fast, cheap fashion
I am also inspired by people, especially artists who have found their calling, know themselves well, and have truly nailed their aesthetics. I am ever in awe of individuals who have honed and pinpointed their crafts. Lastly, I also find inspiration in pop culture. Some of my favorite style icons include Dita Von Teese, Emma Watson, Blake Lively, Marilyn Monroe, Mary Pickford and the Pierces.
RAW is a fantastic venue for designers to display their work. With so many creative minds in the world, it's hard to get noticed. RAW has helped me to gain a following in San Francisco, and I am eternally grateful to be a part of this amazing organization.
My world would stop spinning without the ability to spend time with my favorite people: my husband, family and friends. Every day, I am grateful for their support in my artistic endeavors and none of the work I do would be possible without it.