I founded Heidi Carey in 2016 with a simple goal: To create beautiful, timeless accessories for my friends and their friends. I understood who they were at their core, and what types of things we all were looking for as we all moved along in our lives. It’s why my pieces are conceived for the woman who values both elegance and understatement; versatility and superb value.
My love for design was instilled by my mother, an English antique dealer, and my great grandmother, Electra Havermeyer Webb, the pioneering collector of American Folk Art and Founder of the Shelburne Museum.My upbringing, travel, and work experience have always informed my taste and inspired me to create a line of vibrant pieces, full of custom creations. Each of my designs begins as a thought, sketch, or rough arrangement, growing out of a time, place, or memory, and never in reaction to a trend or fad. Each type of bead or stone is sourced specifically for my distinct pieces and are translated by hand in wearable works of art. I design with you in mind, aiming to create a line that classically inspired and effortlessly elegant.
Style & Business Mentors
My career was launched at Ralph Lauren, where I worked designing accessories for Ralph, as well as for the then-emerging Vera Wang. It was an exciting and highly creative time. After five years at Polo, I launched my own label, HK Designs, and was lucky to place my line of classic cocktail and evening dresses in Bergdorf Goodman, Henri Bendel, and Barneys.
My designs are contemporary expressions of a classic upbringing and style. They are also deeply inspired by my ongoing travels and desire to be in contact with beauty and style around the world. Through explorations and exposure to art and craftsmen in both remote and known corners of the globe, I am constantly refreshing my eyes and sensibilities while discovering rich new materials.
Radiate Your Unique Style
Elegant designs, luxury materials, an eye for value, and an abiding attention to my customers’ good taste: These are the values at the heart of my collections. From hand-blocked fabrics to hand-chosen cabochon stones – every piece translates to unique works of style that truly radiate your unique taste and character.