Today we’d like to introduce you to Hayley Walter.
So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
Growing up on the east coast, near Long Island Sound, meant living in a bikini all summer long. After graduating from design school in Boston, I landed on the sea coast of New Hampshire where the beaches remained an integral part of everyday life.
This inspired the creation of HAYLEZ. Quality bikinis for a vacation all year round.
At the core, Haylez is an east coast brand focused on fit and functionality. Haylez bikinis are hand sewn, custom fitted bikinis that are designed to be mixed, matched and reversed for maximum style with minimum effort.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
I would consider the road to HAYLEZ to be a pretty smooth road. There are always bumps that you are never ready for but I consider myself to be a very hard worker and I always expect challenges to be thrown my way. I am extremely lucky that my family and friends are always ready and willing to help whenever I need anything.
My family has helped in creating my website, made work tables, helped run a fair booths, as well as done a little sewing when needed. And my boyfriend, Fernando will always be my number one photographer! (2nd Mouse Photography) So I am ready for all the bumps and pot holes in the road when they come my way!
So, as you know, we’re impressed with HAYLEZ – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
HAYLEZ is a swimwear based company that focuses on fit and functionality. All of our bikinis are sewn by hand which makes each bikini unique on its own. But we are known for our custom fit as well as our reversibility. We want all of our bikini babes to get as many outfit changes out of one bikini as possible! When you go on vacation sometimes you don’t have the space to bring all your favorite bikinis. But with the HAYLEZ bikini when you buy one set you can get creative with four different combinations within that one bikini!
This summer we were fortunate enough to be able to sponsor the representative for New England in the Miss Bikini United States Pageant, Marissa Hogan. Which was held in Miami Beach, Florida? Together we chose which HAYLEZ styles fit Marissa’s body type the best and then within the regulations of the competition we chose six colors and prints to make the bikinis in. At the end of the three-day competition, there was a runway show where each contestant had to create a Fantasy Runway look. This look Miss New England and I created together. It was a simple light blue bikini but I embellished the top and bottom with rhinestones.
And Marissa found a beautiful printed blue and purple chiffon fabric that I then attached to the back of the bikini top for the maximum amount of movement and drama! This was a very proud moment for the company because we became a part of the Miss Bikini United States family. And we are especially proud of Miss New England who was the first runner-up in her division wearing all custom HAYLEZ bikinis!
So, what’s next? Any big plans?
As the summer comes to an end on the East Coast we are getting ready to launch our new Summer 2019 collection in our online store. You will see new color options as well as beach cover-ups coming soon! I am looking forward to many collaborations with friends this coming summer. So stay tuned to see what we have in store for HAYLEZ in the future!
- Website: www.haylez.com
- Phone: 978-255-3134
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: @_.haylez._
- Facebook: @haylezbikinis
2nd Mouse Photo