Day 23: Emily Delaloye

As we step into June it seems very fitting to have today’s beautiful creative (@foragingfloristry on Instagram); I absolute love how this creative collects or ‘forages’ from the world around her to make her incredibly pretty creations.

Please may you introduce yourself and your practice?
Hello Ladies, my name is Emily Delaloye (@foragingfloristry on Instagram) I’m 23 and have a bamboozling obsession with plants and flowers.

How did you develop your practice?
I’ve always thought of myself as creative but I never really knew how. I found myself a part of the National Youth Theatre at the age of 14, which led me on to become an editorial model for 5 years. So I always felt surrounded by creatives but just maybe not the ones that suited me best. After a tough time modelling in China I had, how shall we say this nicely, a breakdown. But by jove it was the best thing that ever happened to me. I quit modelling, moved to the beautiful New Zealand for a year and it seems as if Floristry found me.

What inspires you and why do you love your practice?
I’m still very much a hobbyist Florist, due to start a City & Guild course in September (so hold on to your hats ladies come autumn I’ll be flinging the professional bouquets left, right and centre). This all came from my interest and passion for sustainability, organic living and the planet. I know floristry isn’t the most sustainable industry and that is something I am excited to learn about and (dare I say it) change. The way flowers make people feel is what inspires me.

What does it mean to you to be a creative feminist?
What does it mean to me to be a creative feminist? Honestly, I’m still trying to work that one out. I know what my morals are, what feminism means to me and I’m excited to find a way to intertwine those values into me grabbing a few blooms from my garden and thinking “ooh that looks kind of nice”. All I know is I’m eager to start asking myself those questions and who knows where that will lead me.

I am utterly inspired by Emily’s commitment to sustainability and organic living and her eye for beauty amongst good old Mother Nature. I love it when Emily uploads a pictures of her latest foraging find so please do join me by following her page on Instagram –  @foragingfloristry, and by commenting your thoughts below! I am delighted to welcome you onboard Emily.

If you would like commission flowers by Emily or work with her please direct message her via Instagram.

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