"LIFE ISN'T ABOUT FINDING YOURSELF. LIFE IS ABOUT CREATING YOURSELF."
Welcome, fellow bee, and allow us to introduce ourselves. We are a lifestyle inspirational platform born out of love for (but not limited to) all things retro. Our fascination towards fashion and aesthetics goes way beyond the vintage rage. What's important to us is each individual woman's voice. We curate rare and extraordinary finds, and create relevant and amazing content. We also make stuff, from time to time.
Our mission is to bring you unique, carefully hand-picked pieces that respond not to fashion trends, but to timeless beauty. We want to be a part of you standing out rather than blending in, whether it be with vintage or with remarkable modern items. We believe that every woman should be the “queen bee” of her own life and that’s why we are so focused on inspiring you in the process. Because your life is a canvas on which you have complete artistic freedom.
So make yourself at home and, should you have any inquiries, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
The Sweeter N’ Honey Team
Letter from the founder
The sentiment behind our foundation
TO VISITOR, WITH LOVE
Hello there! My name is Crista and I’m a 26-year-old artist. Let me tell you a little bit about myself and the vision which has filled me with the eagerness to create this special world of wonderful possibilities and present it to you; you who may unfold it and make it happen your own way, so that your unique, custom-made desires become facts and you get to enjoy the beautifully designed and carefully crafted life you have made for yourself.
RECONCILING CAREER AND HOBBY
In my case, my passion has always been storytelling and that’s why I’m also pursuing a career as a screenwriter. Having just majored in Mass Communication with a specialization in Audiovisual Arts, I do admit to having a weakness for unspoken words -those which are whispered by objects and revealed through images-. In this sense, I hold the belief that the clothes and objects we incorporate in our life have an important story to tell, and that we can share our adventures through them, as well.
VINTAGE AND MODERN: THE BEAUTY IN BOTH
Ever since I was a little kid, the feeling that I belong to another era has always stuck with me. When I was six, my favorite band were The Archies, and my favorite movie, Grease. The charm of older times has always mesmerized me. Nonetheless, my fascination isn’t exclusively towards vintage. I have always been compelled to aesthetics, and that’s why the visual world is my platform and inspiration: photography, filmmaking and design, to name a few. I respect and admire modern works of art as much as I do antiques, and believe that new styles, means and techniques are just as worthy of appreciation.
When it comes to clothes, my background as a Costume Designer Assistant is noteworthy. Being the apprentice of renowned Mexican/Venezuelan Costume Designer and vintage connoisseur Valentina Martínez -who also owns a vintage business-, was a very enriching and fulfilling experience. With her, I worked in several projects, including music videos from Venezuelan bands Rawayana and Famasloop, and Valentina’s own short film “Llenas de Gracia” (which translates “Filled with Grace”). Currently, I'm working as a Showroom Coordinator and Stylist in Weddington Way, which is a start-up that makes and sells bridesmaids dresses.
WHERE ON THE MAP
You might be wondering what I was doing in Venezuela. You see, that was actually my home for the most part of my life, even though I was born in Texas and lived in Spain for a while, too. Right now, I’m back for good in the United States. I spent some time in Florida, then visited Philadelphia for a while, and now I’m living in sunny Palo Alto, California, while working in San Francisco. So we are California-based.
I am thrilled to embark on this new journey with you, and can’t wait to find out together what our different destinations as “queen bees” of the world will be!
Cristabelle García, Founder of Sweeter N’ Honey