I can't get our new Soludos espadrilles on my feet fast enough this spring! I love that wonderful feeling you get when the sun warms you up and gives you permission to slip on the new spring/summer styles.
Just as I was daydreaming about which pair I was going to acquire, I came across this great article from Lonny on the founder of Soludos, Nick Brown. It's his recent travel diary of India and I'll leave it here for you, read away and get inspired!
This season, we have brought in a handful of select women's lines from boutique designers across the world to offer you even more amazing selections in our flora femme department.
Never over done or complicated, Caron Callahan's collections are the perfect union of style and function. We find her women's separates to be so cool, so flattering and ever so easy to wear. Take a look at these beautifully made pieces from her SS16 line, sure to become your closet's instant classics (I promise you be will reaching for them again and again)!
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post ~ february 22, 2016
I have been visiting Sun Valley as long as I can remember. From my own childhood to raising my own children, it has proven the most magical of winter wonderlands. Whether on the mountain, in the lodges, at the bowling alley or the ice rink, it is a snowy and old-school kingdom. You can’t drive faster than 25 mph, the bus is still free; there is a candy shop and sleigh rides and ice skating under the lights.
I have just returned from a beautiful President’s week there with my grown and nearly grown daughters, my former muses.
Some of the happiest memories come from our fall/winter photoshoot in 2000, when the extended flora and henri family spent a holiday trying to capture the magic.
With so much nostalgia and gratitude. —Jane
post ~ february 10, 2016
Izzy is a delight. I hope everyone who reads this has the occasion to meet her in Seattle. She is lovely, talented, approachable and magical.
Izzy studied Fine Art in her native England and began working as an illustrator in 2001. She is a practicing Fine Artist and has exhibited in London, New York, Melbourne, Toronto and Seattle (of course!)
We have been honored to collaborate with Izzy who produced the amazing "year of the dragon” design for us in 2012. Our dragon was made entirely of featherlike foliage and was more woodnymph than fire-breather; we are eternally grateful!
In December, Izzy came to our offices and transformed our conference room white board into a winter wonder scene complete with furry rabbit and a prancing deer to set the mood for our holiday shopping event. Thanks for sharing your magical vision with us!
You can find Izzy’s work at our friends Marigold and Mint where she sells art prints and has created the packaging for the lovely Marigold and Mint soaps and candles (also available on our website).
Click here to learn more about Izzy: http://www.izzieklingels.com
and here for Marigold and Mint: http://www.marigoldandmint.com
image left to right : (Luisa), Eleanor Grisebaum, Estelle Thyer
So grateful for our flora and henri family
post ~february 8, 2016
or new designs in Freemont by Urban Artworks
post ~ february 5, 2016
F: Fashion is… A way to present yourself to the world, to distinguish yourself from others and a way to express the way you see yourself each day.
A: Accessories are important because… They aren’t for me unless they have a sentimental or precious touch. My favorite jewelry are pieces my grandmother wore whenever I saw her. I like simplicity and I cannot work hard for fashion.
S: Starting our Brand was... A time of great optimism and of freedom to create. As time moved forward, owning a brand has been 95% work and 5% creativity, but I still can’t live without that 5%.
H: Home to me is... A nest for my family, completely removed from the world outside. Love. Love. Love and big meals, quiet spaces, beautiful objects and fragrant flowers.
I: Icons in fashion are to me... MARNI (If I end up really poor you will know why) I love the style of Cate Blanchet and Michelle Williams, but great casual street chic is always the most interesting.
O: Over the years we have learned that the most important thing is... To stay calm and have a long lunch. Then, go home to my family.
N: New ideas often arise when... I am far, far away from the question or problem. I need space to think well.
S: Style means to me... A great sense of self. I love European women because they do not conform to a Hollywood look. There are many women with very non-traditional faces who make you look twice with their stunning sense of self.
T: Trade-fairs I like to go to… None. For the children’s market, Playtime or formerly Bubble, was a lovely way to meet other young brands and creative people, but as a sales tool, I think they are a thing of the past. The internet has changed the way people are exposed to brands and has liberated small labels from the strangle-hold of the big doors in retail.
O: Order, our breakthrough order came when… Still Waiting! But I love our loyal, confident shoppers that come back again and again. I would like to kiss each one of them.
R: Returning trends in fashion are... freckles and non straightened hair (perhaps I am just hoping)!
Y: Years from now I will… relax and say, ‘it wasn’t boring and we had some amazing lunches solving problems and dreaming of beautiful things’.
-flora and henri owner/designer, Jane Hedreen-
We are feeling that change in the air and cannot wait to wrap ourselves in new women's pieces arriving everyday. We have amazing separates from Vivien Ramsay, silk dresses from Electric Feathers, black and gold sneaks from Veja and are thrilled to present from flora and henri a women's featherweight cashmere crew neck with lurex details as well as a women's performance puff parka. Keep a lookout for these gorgeous pieces to be up and available for purchase soon!
vivien ramsay long sleeve boy tee
flora femme women's performance puff parka
vivien ramsay protected compact fleece jacket
flora femme featherweight cashmere & lurex crew in dove gray and buff
silk ruffle caftan from electric feathers
veja arcade sneakers in black and gold
We were thrilled to be a part of Rocco's arrival! This handsome fella is sporting our baby cap, long sleeve lap shoulder crawler and rib baby leggings. Read about Rocco and his wonderful family on the beautiful blog, In Honor of Design! http://inhonorofdesign.com
Goop's fantastic editors asked for the help of renowned pediatrician Dr. Harvey Karp, the creator of the bow-at-its-feet brilliant Happiest Baby on the Block empire who is well aware of what little ones face in terms of the toxins around. Dr. Karp also provided some great advice on breastfeeding! Christopher Gavigan, co-founder of The Honest Company, takes us through the intricacies of diapering and other non-toxic choices for little ones.
There is great advice on everything from diapers, bottles, toys, blankets. As a new mother, you will be keeping this note and share it with friends, because it's everything you need to know to get you started in the parenting ladder.
Read the article in full here and share your own recommendations with us!
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