Austin Fashion Week – Jewelry Designer Haley Lebeuf

August 14, 2011

Austin Fashion Week is coming AUGUST 20-27!

Austin Fashion Week is quickly approaching and milk + honey is proud to be involved. Each of our locations has paired with a local jewelry designer with events taking place during the big week. We interviewed the designers to find out why they chose jewelry design, what piece of jewelry every woman needs and what they are most looking forward to during fashion week.
See what they had to say!

Haley Lebeuf is one of the jewelry designers paired with SALON by milk and honey. Come see Haley at our event on Thursday August 25th from 6-9pm at our SALON by milk + honey downtown location.

Haley Lebeuf

Why did you want to start your own jewelry business?
From an early age, my parents instilled an independent spirit in me with a solid backbone of practicality. I was always running around and making little beaded things, thinking I was one day going to rule the world.

I happened to rediscover my passion for jewelry as I was about to graduate from the University of Texas. I fell in love and knew I had to keep going. So I jumped! I took my degree and went off, determined to get into the industry. I landed a great job and went about my jewelry education.

About three and a half years later, that independent spirit completely overruled the practical side of me, and I once again jumped. I needed to do more, I needed to design and create. I’m at that point in my life where I can afford to roll the dice. So I did.

What piece of jewelry does every woman need?
Every woman needs a statement piece. It is an indicator of personality and personal style. It’s fun and you feel special wearing it. I think statement rings or earrings are the most versatile. Every outfit doesn’t necessarily call for a big necklace or bracelet, but you can almost always put on a great pair of earrings or a ring and be set.

What is your favorite thing about designing jewelry?
I really love fashion, so to me I love designing jewelry that is the perfect accessory to an outfit – a piece or pieces that elevate your look to the next level. Sometimes designing is like finding that last puzzle piece.

What are you most looking forward to with Austin Fashion Week?
Austin Fashion Week is so much fun! You can feel the excitement in the air. There is so many things going on, and everyone is excited about what they are seeing or doing. It’s just a great time to celebrate the spirit of our city.

Anything else you want us to know about you?
My biggest dream in life is to travel the world. People are amazing. I think we sometimes lose sight of that in our day to day grind. I want to see the world, its people and all the wonderful things they’ve created.


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