Monday, July 12, 2010

CRAVE SF... an Interview with Lindsie Jones of HAUTE BRIDE Design and Salon

HAUTE BRIDE Design and Salon is a full service bridal salon, offering unique and fashion forward designs that stand out from “the dress you can find everywhere.” They offer the perfect selection of gowns to match any taste and personality, everything from simple sophistication to elaborate beaded couture. If you’re looking to add more sparkle to your wedding dress, we love Haute Bride’s owner and designer, Lindsie Jones’ vast selection of customized accessories to get you dazzling from head to toe!

How would you describe your business in 3 adjectives or less?
Fresh, creative, couture.

What are your most popular products or services?
Custom jewelry and bridal accessories hand-made here on location, glamorous statement bracelets, earrings and brooches, and our carefully selected collection of bridal gowns.

People may be surprised to know…
That all of our jewelry is custom and handmade here in San Francisco, and that our gowns are not carried anywhere else in the Bay Area.

What was the inspiration or motivation behind starting your business?
It started after I got married and I had searched high and low for the perfect hair accessories. The company was founded in 2001, and was started by the creation of one hairpin!

Who is your role model or mentor?
My husband; he’s an amazing entrepreneur and has been a huge mentor along the way in the development of Haute Bride.

What mistake have you made in your business that you will not repeat?
I can’t say I won’t repeat it; but it’s been a challenge to exit my business at the end of the work day, and leave it at that. After dinner and putting my boys to bed, I find that I continue to work at least 2-3 more hours before I go to bed.

What is your indulgence?
Shoes, shoes, and more shoes! I’ve learned that it’s not necessary to spend an arm and a leg on shoes; instead I now make shoe brooches to turn my Maddens’ into Manolos’!

Where is your favorite place to go with your girlfriends?
Sushi at Mas Sake in the Marina (Hubby owns it!) and cocktails at RN74 in the Millenium Tower

Visit HAUTE BRIDE Design and Salon at:

1954 Union Street
San Francisco, CA 94123

1 comment:

Amy Hu said...

Lindie's work simply blows me away! Everything she touches is brilliant! Her eye for detail is incredible. Her jewels can be worn many many times after the wedding which is so fun! They are very unique and stunning as is she.