About: FRESH fans you know we always strive to keep you in the loop about the latest and greatest happenings in the crazy world of fashion. That is why we absolutely MUST tell you about one of our favorite designers, Heather Hawkins. Heather is a Charlotte native that currently lives in Los Angeles, California. Her line features jewelry, handbags, and accessories made with exotic leathers and semi-precious gemstones that she sources from around the world. Heather began her fashion career by happenstance when while she was washing a handbag she damaged it and decided to take it apart and reassemble it. The rest as they say is history, and today her collection has evolved from handbags into jewelry as well. Heather draws her inspiration from the world around her whether it is a seashell, a ribbon’s weave, or the tiles on a rooftop in Italy. Her pieces have been featured in magazines such as Lucky, InStyle, and Harper’s Bazaar
Why We Love Her: Heather’s pieces are unique and fashion forward. Her handbags come in a variety of styles, so there is a style to go with every outfit and occasion. Also, we love the fact that a majority of her handbags can be worn as a clutch or with a strap. Heather’s jewelry is both delicate and edgy. We love that it is easy to layer and that all of the pieces are very wearable. The jewelry and the handbags are made with exotic leathers and semi-precious materials that make them truly special pieces. The handbags all feature either suede or silk linings, which illustrates just how well crafter they are. Also, it doesn’t hurt that Heather is a Charlotte native and that all of her pieces are made in the USA.
Here are some of our favorite pieces: