"All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible."
-T. E. Lawrence
The Topping Tree is an online company (store front coming this week!), who specializes in selling headbands, hair accessories, skin + hair products, all made in the USA by carefully researched independent designers.
I am thankful in my life to have met many day-dreamers who don't just dream, but act on their wild and beautiful ideas.
The people behind the Topping Tree, based in Utica, NY, are some of them.
Heather, the brain behind the Topping Tree, is not only a fantastic business owner, but a passionate and inspiring individual. She see's the magic in the simple details of life, and brings them to life for others to enjoy. This photo was taken in the soon-to-be-open brick and mortar store, opening in the Village of New Hartford. It's so exciting to be a part of the Topping Tree community, and not only watch dreams come to life, but to see how it is inspiring other women to pursue the things they're passionate about; women like one of my best friends, Ashtyn McMichael.
Ashtyn McMichael is a make-up artist located in Central New York. I first met Ashtyn about a year ago, and from a distance assumed she was too pretty to be nice, but as soon as she opened her mouth all my preconceived ideas quickly dissipated. There is nothing pretentious or arrogant about this girl; she loves everyone, is one of the most vivacious people I've ever met, and genuinely one of the best make-up artists I've worked with. She is so passionate about making each of her clients look and feel their best, whatever the occasion.
"The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up."
Amanda is one of our designers, and occasionally models for us as well. It's incredible to see all the steps that come into play to create these beautiful products. I'm looking forward to continue working alongside these wonderful women, meeting more of our designers, and to many more photo shoots to come.
"Fashion is about dressing according to what's fashionable. Style is more about being yourself."
Oscar de la Renta