Happy Friday, Honeys!
There are so many things I’d like to talk about today. I tried filming a couple of YouTube videos to share my thoughts with you all but I just didn’t like them enough to upload them, so alas, a new blog post!
First of all, I am so excited to announce the launch of my very first men’s collection! This is something I’ve thought about doing for a while and it’s also something I get asked to do quite often. I remember when I was in elementary/middle school my mom and I would always watch Project Runway and other fashion-centered shows together and I would ALWAYS tell her that I wanted to be a men’s fashion designer. I was so fascinated by the work of the men on the show and even more intrigued by the way they dressed themselves. To me, men’s fashion is sophisticated and cool without trying too hard, and taking risks is encouraged but not a necessity. Trends shape menswear but don’t define it. I find myself wearing a good amount of men’s clothing and shoes and with that, I encourage ALL genders to shop whatever category of my clothes they want. <3
Now, let me break it all down for you. Live Local Honey is a lifestyle and fashion brand geared towards anyone who strives to live cool and dress cool. “Cool” is a subjective word and your definition of what’s cool is probably a lot different than mine. Strive for YOUR definition.
I refer to the boutique as simply Local Honey. Blog posts, YouTube videos, and social media platforms encompass the “Live” part of our name. With the introduction of my men’s collection, the structure of Local Honey will shift a bit. The men’s shop and those who support it are referred to as ‘Locals’ while the women’s shop is referred to as my ‘Honeys.’ When you go shopping on my site you will see a tab for “Shop Local” which will bring you to my selection of menswear and a tab labeled “Shop Honey” which leads you to all of my women apparel.
My goal is for every collection to be cohesive while still versatile enough to suit a variety of personal styles. I always try to keep our fashions contemporary, simple yet statement, and anything but basic. The men’s collection will be no exception.
If you happen to be local to Southwest Florida I highly encourage you to attend my upcoming pop-up event! On Thursday, May 30th I am hosting a party-style pop-up shop at Beach Records in Ft. Myers. I will be selling my women’s apparel and launching my men’s collection as well. This isn’t just about Local Honey, though. I want this to be a night about celebrating local talent and good summer vibes. I have a lineup of live music performing, drinks provided, some amazing art vendors selling their goods, and overall just a place to meet new people and have a good time.
I really hope to see some of you at my upcoming event and shopping my debut men’s collection! I love everyone who supports this brand oh so much and I am just so excited for the future <3