MEET YOUR DESIGNER



 

<alt> Honeydrops Design designer with her main muse daughter in Pittsburgh </alt>Welcome! I am so excited you are here! I am Dani and I am the owner and creative mind behind Honeydrops Designs. I am also a mommy to my little fashionista and main inspiration, my daughter Argyro Antonia. She is the sweetest, warm hearted little girl I know, who loves to play dress up, put makeup on and wear her fairy wings and crown. We make a great team together!


Ever since I was a little girl, I have been sewing and designing. My mom was a clothing designer in a large manufacturing company and had a private studio at home as well. I grew up playing with the fabric remnants she would let me have when she was working on a project. One day, when I was 10, and when the little cuts of fabric weren't enough anymore, I got ahold of the spare set of curtains she had just put away... That is when I created my fist handmade garment, a pair of pajamas and, even though I had to face the consequences of cutting up the curtains, I was so proud of myself! I felt so accomplished, because I have had created something unique and beautiful!

I persisted on learning the trade from my mom, every aspect and detail fascinated me and made me fall in love with designing and sewing more and more as I grew up. I never got the chance to pursue this as a career, but I did get an education in business and accounting, which helps me guide my own company today easier and understand the market better. I had the chance to work several years in customer service as well, which gave me the training and experience needed to provide great customer service and satisfaction to all Honeydrops customers now. 

  


I specialize in headwear - from gorgeous royal crowns with modern, clean look, to vintage and shabby chic inspired headdresses with lots of lace and ruffles. If you can imagine it, I can make it fit and look pretty on your head! And when you are having hard time imagining it, I am there to guide you and create with you your final vision.  

I draw inspiration from pretty much everything around me... I can even be at the hardware store and see some new material or texture that inspires me and a new design is instantly born! But my biggest inspiration is my daughter, of course, who I hope some day will find the magic in her to create with the same passion that she models my creations for me now!

I love working with flowers, lace, chiffon, pearls and rhinestones, which are part of our signature designs now. Our products are perfect for dress up, photography props for photo sessions, birthdays, weddings, christenings and other formal events, as well as everyday wear, according to my Princess ;).  A fair amount of my products are custom requests, so please get in touch if you are looking for something specific. 

 

Xoxo,
Dani Mallas
Designer/Owner