Hi, my name is Hilary. I have a BA in Fashion Design and had worked in the fashion industry for years before deciding to slow down my pace of life as a Mom and get back to the handmade maker lifestyle I so loved all my life. I've always loved making things (literally since preschool) and I cannot get enough of learning new mediums and finding new ways to mix the mediums I've explored. It was a whole aspect of my life that few knew about, so I decided to let people in on this facet of who I am by creating my instagram maker account @ThePathologicalCrafter since I so habitually make things all the time. If you are crafty or know someone who is, check out my maker wanderings there on Instagram. You might discover new things you'd like to try, or simply enjoy living vicariously as I get into new projects. All that said, I am the owner and designer here at Reverie Hill. I have been asked many times if the name 'Reverie Hill' has anything to do with my personal name: 'Hil'ary ~ Reverie 'Hill'. The answer is no, and I realize that perhaps the name Reverie Hill warrants some explanation:
The name 'Reverie Hill' is a tribute to the hiking refuge I would go to in my hometown to be alone with my thoughts outside the distractions of everyday life. It was a place I could go to set goals and refocus on how I wanted to live. Making time to thoughtfully process life gives us the opportunity to proactively choose how we want to live; a means of aligning our actions with our sense of priorities and ethics. I would go to my hiking refuge and hike for miles just to be alone with my thoughts. I would hike to the first waterfall and sit in silence looking out at all that was below. I would climb down and hike to the second waterfall where there were pools soo deep I could dive in headfirst without any chance of hitting the bottom. I would see oak trees, wildflowers and newts within that solitude of nature and I'd feel inspired about life with all its possibilities.
During weeks when I couldn't make the trek up to the plateau, it was time to live out those quiet resolutions of what makes me tick, thrive and flourish and there was an excitement to feeling I was on a purposefully chosen path toward the future. Daydreaming is often referred to in a negative light, but here at Reverie Hill I encourage it. Giving ourselves space outside the chaos of life to imaginatively think about our futures and how we want to live is healthy and life giving. Getting lost in my own reveries lead me to ponder my skillset, what makes me flourish, my own personal ethics and how I want those things to influence the way I move through the world. "How can I promote the flourishing of others through my passion for making unusual wearables?"..... Pursuing this question over time is why I give 10% of my annual sales to humanitarian efforts in Cambodia. A region I have traveled to with a dear friend and Khmer Rouge survivor who has brought the history, the people and the needs of this region to the forefront of my mind.
The eclectic tastes I've acquired through the years, combined with my love of wearable art and my passion for creating things, has lead me to found Reverie Hill. Reverie Hill provides affordable wearables for the extravagant exhibitionists among us, who seek to embrace life to its fullest, wearing clothing that reflects both their creativity and their conscience. It is for all these reasons that a healthy dose of daydreaming will always be supported here at Reverie Hill and I hope you always feel free to do so.
She's a creative thrill seeker with daydreaming tendencies who believes in living life to its fullest. She is often amused by people watching while living her self-curated life and has a deep appreciation for nature and the arts. She collects momentos throughout her adventures and keeps journals on and off to look back on with a smile. She enjoys drinking tea amidst her thoughts on 'the charms of yesteryear', which explains why she loves old movies with all their detailed costumes....and this brings us to her closet....because she LOVES to dress up.
If you've ever been accused of having your head in the clouds, join the sisterhood of Reverie Hill where we always recommend a healthy dose of daydreaming. Those who see life in a different hue are inspirations to the world around them and have traits that should be encouraged for making the world a better place! We hope you appreciate our selections and that you always know you have a place here at Reverie Hill.