The Herbs for Relaxation designer on clothing as armor, her favorite sativa-infused treats, and gifting mushrooms instead of flowers.
AS TOLD TO GOSSAMER
I’ve always seen clothes as a beautiful escape from the real world, so working in fashion was what finally got me to come out of my shell. Since I was young, I’ve loved digging through vintage bins at local shops and making my own clothes. If you go to my house, you’ll find Winning London-era plaid pants I made without a pattern from whatever plaid they had at Walmart. Or lots of tie dye, lots of t-shirts, always hand stitched.
Getting dressed in something I feel really confident in makes me feel ready and excited to face the world. I think fashion can give us a way to communicate with each other that side steps things that are hard to talk about. Sometimes “how are you?” can be a really tough question to answer. But “where did you get that?” can lead to a story about a hidden gem of a thrift store in an unknown city. To me, fashion is like a security blanket and suit of armor all in one.