Friday, April 5, 2013

pictured above: fairmont empress lace dress

Meet Hayley, our April Ruchette of the Month! As a local customer, we got the honor to meet Hayley in person and she's just the sweetest thing! We got to talking and discovered that she not only has amazing style, but she has an amazing singing voice too. ♥ Continue reading to find out more about Hayley's sense of style and music career.

Tell us a little bit about your personal style. How would you describe it?
Vintage, but fun! Think: rhinestones and pearls.

Who/what inspires your style?
I love Teen Vogue. Also, I follow M Loves M [our stylist's blog!] and Ruche, of course.

What are your everyday styling essentials?
Earrings, always. And lipgloss.

What kind of earrings?
STUDS. Omigosh, I probably have 30 pairs or so.

Do you prefer... dresses or pants?
Everyday? Probably dresses.

Stripes or polka dots?
That's easy: polka dots!

Why do you love being a Ruchette?
I love the girly aspect of it, the classy style. It's a style for everyone.

Tell us a fun fact about yourself. :)
I'm really shy! But through my music, I'm able to express myself and share my story.

How did your interest in music begin?
I started singing at 8 years old. Seriously singing around 16 or so. I've always enjoyed writing too.

What inspires you most when writing your music?
Personal life or anyone I meet and their story. People don't take the time to listen, and I think we should.

Do you have a favorite place to sit down and write?
In my room! I can just sit down with my guitar and write there. It's my creative space -- vintage inspired and decorated in lights.

Do you have any favorite songs you've written so far?
“Please Don't Let Go”. I wrote the song as I was contemplating my hopes of being able to create music that touches people and travel and perform, etc. I was imagining all of these wonderful things happening, but thinking of all the wonderful memories I might be leaving behind. I'm really proud of it.

Who are your current favorite artists?
Ed Sheeran! When I first heard his music, all I could think was, "When are you coming to America?!" I also love Parachute. The lead singer is an amazing writer.

 -- Hayley Solano

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  • I love her guitar! beautiful pictures!

    Posted on April 6, 2013

  • The voice of an angel, beautiful!

    Posted on April 8, 2013

  • wow! Her room and style are absolutely lovely!!

    Posted on April 14, 2013