Extra, extra! Read all about it!! Hickory Hills Clothing Co. has been getting some press lately! I never imagined that my tiny little clothing label would be featured in national media outlets but I am beyond grateful for the opportunity and so flattered to be included by talented journalists and esteemed organizations. Since this dream of mine would never be possible without my community and supporters, I wanted to include some of the features here and express my gratitude for following me along as I stumble through this crazy journey.
Well + Good
I have read Well + Good magazine for years but never imagined I would be featured in it! They have over 100 million readers and for good reason, they deliver quality press that is both informative and insightful. They are a trusted advisor for navigating the wide world of wellness and helping their readers achieve their best well-being. I love their mission and desire to serve others and am so grateful to be included in their "21 Best Maternity Dresses for Photoshoots-Or Any Special Occasion." I truly try to design dresses for women in all stages of life and motherhood and many of my designs are technically not maternity but definitely bump friendly. Well + Good saw that in my Poppy dress and included it on their coveted list along with 20 other well known and well loved designers.
You can read the entire article by clicking on this link.
Beauty News NYC
Beauty News NYC is an online New York City based magazine that brings the swoon-worthy in beauty, lifestyle, fashion, and entertainment. I was so flattered and a little shocked, when they reached out and wanted to interview me. Here's a couple of their questions and my answers from the interview:
What was your inspiration to start Hickory Hills Clothing Co. and what is the significance of the brand’s name?
It’s difficult to say that anything positive came from a global pandemic but if it wasn’t for COVID, I probably never would have started my business. I was working as a speech language pathologist and treating around 100 children a week. When the world shut down, I had no patients to see. Everything was put on hold and no one knew what was going to happen. I was home every day with my one-year-old daughter and she became my shadow. Watching my every move and imitating my every word. It was evident that she wanted to be just like me. My hope for her has always been that she would find her passion in life, take the risk and pursue it relentlessly. That she would never apologize for who she is and what she wants. I knew that the example started with me, and I had two very important eyes watching. So I took the leap, dove in head first to an uncharted territory and began teaching myself how to design. Hickory Hills is the name of the street that I grew up on in a small town in Kentucky. It’s where my love for fashion began and also where I had my favorite childhood memories so it felt like the perfect name for a fashion brand that is centered around motherhood and family.
What's something you want others to know about your company?
My very first design was the Betty dress and the inspiration came from my grandmother’s wedding dress. A black and white picture of her and my grandfather on their wedding day in 1954 has sat on my mantle for years. I’ve stared at that picture for as long as I can remember. My beautiful grandmother, the leader of my family, looked so radiant in this timeless A-line, tea length dress. If you ask my grandmother, Betty, where she bought that dress? She can tell you the exact store on the exact day. She can recite every last detail about the fabric, the fit, the delicate little details. I’ve always felt that fashion is deeply tied to emotion and memory, I wanted to create something that women could make beautiful memories in.
For more of the interview click here.
Daily Mom is a one-stop shop for the modern day woman and mother. It's a combination of your favorite blogs, Pinterest boards, parenting websites, product features, and the best fashion magazines all in one spot. Hickory Hills made the list on their "25 Fresh and Fabulous Spring Outfits That Will Fit & Flatter Your Figure." I was so excited to be included and even more excited that the editors of Daily Mom found my designs to be figure flattering. They even quoted us being the "best choice" for mommy + me fashion. Check out all of their picks here.
Fashion 360 Magazine
Fashion 360 Mag described my dresses as being "chic while breaking away from uncomfortable and outdated styles." Someone pinch me..did they really call my designs chic?! Again, I couldn't believe that a big time NYC based fashion magazine would want to talk to me but they also hosted a Q&A and you can read the interview here.
Latinista Magazine is a lifestyle magazine dedicated to fashion, beauty, and cultural news from around the world. I was honored to have my designs included in their "35 Spring and Summer Must Have Items For Latinistas." They spoke to the exclusivity of the dresses and how they are only produced in limited runs meaning that you get something created with love and care every time. You can read the article here.