"Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind." -Seneca
I was thrilled to speak with Holly, the stunning designer behind Hera By Day, to hear what's inspiring her today ::
"Many of my creations come from inspirations pulled from the places and people I have encountered. Some bright and bold while others natural and simplistic, each of these encounters has given me a deeper appreciation of individual style and unique design. I try to cultivate that appreciation by embracing new experiences and adventures. My most recent adventure to Europe led to a surge of creativity : The colors of Italy, the quality of materials in Paris, and the eclectic combinations in Barcelona have re-invoked a sense of design that inspires Hera By Day."
Top (thrifted from Buffalo Exchange)
Shorts (thrifted, vintage Levis)
Shoes (thrifted, Aldo Brand)
Earrings (handmade in Peru, purchased while volunteering with Light & Leadership in Peru)
Ring (handmade in Rome, purchased while on a recent European adventure)
Turban (by Hera by Day, made in San Diego, USA)
About The Author
Kestrel is a globetrotter with small-town Wisconsin spirit. She has lived in Chile, London, Madrid & New York, soaking up and absorbing every moment of fashion and difference along the way. She has worked with People Tree, Global Action Through Fashion, The GreenShows, FashionMeGreen, Fashioning Change, Ecouterre, Inhabitat & EcoSalon. She loves words & garments, and reorganizing them both. For Kestrel, fashion is her favorite way to share stories. Her most recent endeavor, AWEAR, is a style-driven project intended to help inspire us to think about where our clothes are made, what they are made of, and who makes them.