Cori is THE sweetest lil’ Italian you will ever meet! I (Stephanie) got the pleasure of rooming with Cori in college at The Ohio State University and it was love at first sight! She has always inspired me with her fearless sense of style and her accomplishments with her boutique in Chagrin Falls, Ohio – Haven Style House (HSH) – which she owns with her friend Anne Rutter.
About Haven Style House – in the words of Cori:
To put it simply, Haven Style House (HSH) was created with the intent to help women achieve a personal style that speaks to who they are at any given moment. We are at a point where women no longer have uniforms. They can play with their style and it evolves as they do. HSH is a destination for women looking for clothing, jewelry, handbags, cosmetics and most importantly style sounding boards.
Anne & I really work to create a place that we as shoppers would need to make apart of our lives.
Here are a few more things you should know about Cori and HSH:
1. Describe your style in 5 words
Streamlined, Modern, Fearless, Classic, Telling
2. Who is your style icon and why?
I have a ton of style icon’s. Every style icon I have (men and women alike) have one thing in common – they all have a strong sense of self which is reflected in their style. My modern day icon would hands down be Blake Lively. She is never just one thing – she’s bold and feminine, effortless and polished.
3. What accessory can you not live without?
My tag necklaces (shown above). One says HAVEN and the other has our tagline “STYLE MADE SIMPLE.” They were created by a jewelry designer we work with and given to me by my partner, Anne, right before we opened.
4. What is your favorite trend of the Fall season and how have you been wearing it?
I love the leather (or faux leather) trend. Obviously it’s not a new trend but I still love it. At the store we are working that trend. We brought in everything from a dress to a vest (shown above) to a circle skirt and a pant. I also love head-to-toe white. I don’t think there is anything prettier.
5. What is your vision for the future of Haven?
In the six months that we have been open we have already changed so much. It makes us so excited for what the future holds. I think we can attribute that to time but more importantly to our customers. We have had the privilege of meeting some pretty kick-ass women who have inspired us. We never want that to end! Our hope for the future is to naturally grow and expand, to meet more amazing women and to continue to bring our fellow style-obsessed women the best of modern fashion.