If you love flowers, you’ll adore the joyful Willow Crossley. You’ll also love the way she talks about passion, purpose and happiness.I first had the pleasure of interviewing the British floral artist and author over a year ago (you can see the story photographed by Helene Sandberg here). I’d followed her on Instagram and as a creative, fell in love with her wild and free floral extravaganzas. In her own words, her unique signature style encompasses “a riot of colour, pattern and texture”...
Willow grew up in the countryside in rural Wales, where she was drawn to nature. She dreamt of being a fashion designer and would spend hours dreaming up outfits. Willow went on to become a fashion journalist, before moving into floristry.
She’s since written four books, works on commissions for the royal family and some of the world’s biggest brands such as Mulberry, Jo Malone and Liz Earle.
Willow is a mother to three boys and talks honestly about motherhood – from the isolation of the early days to what it’s like raising young men.
I’m so thrilled that The Grace Tales Editor-At-Large Emily Armstrong who is based in the Cotswolds with Willow, is interviewing Willow for this podcast today.
Emily and I have worked together for a long time, and she’s also one of my dearest friends – and favourite interviewers.
Photography: Helene Sandberg