When it comes to shopping, trends prove that people are much more reluctant to shopping online these days. Of course we enjoy the window shopping and the pleasure of touching the fabric prior to purchasing it, from time to time. However if we want to embrace the novelty of time, we must adapt to the new wave of shopping online. The great thing about it is that it makes it easier to find something authentic and original as opposed to the local stores that are available for every single one of us.
Now.... let's get to the meat of the goal of this interview where I tell you how fond I am of Marble Hive, a recently released online shopping platform by two friends who are extremely stylish to say the least. Their goal was to create an easy, original and fashionable online-store for a modern woman with a great taste and a concious financial mind. Besides clothing, the website offers affordable and stylish jewellery options, as well as natural and eco-friendly beauty products.
For us it’s a great go-to spot for purchasing gifts as well as spoiling ourselves from time to time without any harm to our bank accounts.
Have a look below at our interview with Yulia, the creative director of Marble Hive.
1) What is the idea behind Marble Hive?
The idea behind Marble Hive is to create a shopping destination for unique fashion pieces, accessories and natural cosmetics. In addition we have recently launched a blog, which in near future hopefully will becomean interesting and informative platform about travel, lifestyle, beauty and of course fashion.
2) Is there something or someone who inspires you?
Definitely! I think the easier question is what doesn’t inspire? I think nowadays especially we cannot say that there is a lack of inspiration. For me inspiration comes from travelling, streets, movies, reading etc. Nowadays we also have great tools for inspiration such as Pinterest and Instagram where everyday we follow and look for inspiration whether it’s from current trends or past. For me its vital to save/snap all my inspirations on the go. Women in general and women’s fashion are a great source of information and inspiration and I am always on the look for style icons especially from 70s-90s now. You probably have noticed how so many trends are coming back! I love how the past trends are mixed with the current styles.
Forever favorite style icons are: Bianca Jagger, Lauren Bacall, Grace Kelly and Jane Birkin.
3) Do you have certain guidelines when choosing designers for your online shop?
For sure, one of the main ideas behind Marble Hive is to be very selective with items because we want to offer an easy and pleasant shopping experience that is not over saturated with products.
For clothing and accessories we look at:
- design uniqueness and/or essential
- relationship between quality & price
As for cosmetics
4) What is the motto of Marble Hive?
We don’t really have one particular motto line. But I would say that our motto in general is take care of yourself and others. Nowadays schedules are so hectic, it’s so important to take a pause sometimes and treat yourself somehow. Whether it’s to read a book, watch a favorite show, sleep, shop online, do some beauty treatment, anything that works for you. Every woman should have the right to a time to treat herself. This is why through Marble Hive we try to simplify and make your “me” time more pleasurable by offering you cool & sure pieces, cosmetics that are harmless and good for you and interesting as well as sometimes important information. I think especially in relation to cosmetics, it’s so important to be aware of what you put on your biggest organ. Lately I have noticed how more and more people start having skin issues, I myself am very sensitive and take this subject very seriously. This is one of the areas that we really want talk about and help people treat their skin in the best way possible.
5) How would you describe the Swiss fashion?
I would say it is hard to describe Swiss fashion in a few words, as the country itself consists of regions that are neighbored with different countries that bring different influences and bigger cities have a lot of foreigners. However, I think Swiss fashion does represent quality, luxury and class. When you think of Switzerland one of the first things that comes to mind is watches. In addition Richemont a home to many luxury brands is based here too. As for the street style fashion, thanks to social media, we are able to witness more and more fashion influencers from Switzerland who are becoming known to audience from all over the world. I am always super excited to find Swiss bloggers with cool style.
6) What is the next step for Marble Hive?
Hopefully growing in general, creating more interesting content, collaborating with new talents, discovering new brands and offering even more items so that our customers and readers can really enjoy and value Marble Hive.
7) What kind of a woman do you see shopping at Marble Hive?
A woman who dresses first of all for herself and who feels comfortable and stylish with what she wears. She is an independent lady who’s days are long and exciting meaning that she likes to wear outfits that can be worn from work to an after work drink/dinner. She is the girl who mixes high and low designer labels, is well travelled and cultured. She is smart as she is beautiful and quietly confident.
8) What can we expect from your next collection?
For Spring/Summer 2018 we are adding more color to our collections. Think pastels, forms, bright colors, pleats, frills, classic suits and denim.
Visit Online: https://marblehive.com