I consider myself a fairly modern girl, but I have a huge weakness for vintage florals and anything involving ruffles, so I was head over heals when I was fortunate enough to come across Ohhh Lulu on Etsy.
Abigail Ruffled Floral Bloomer Panties by Ohhh Lulu
Sarah, the brainchild behind Ohhh Lulu, has filled her shop with the sweetest assortment of handmade rompers, panties, camisoles and bras. She infuses each item she makes with a handmade aesthetic, pulling inspiration from her small town, rural surroundings, vintage clothing and her own imagination!
And, she's consented to be the guinea pig for my new weekly feature, Who Is Art, which is really just my way of getting into the heads of the handmade designers and artists who have me insanely jealous and completely in awe of their talents. Read on for the interview...
Gauzy Cabbage Rose Romper by Ohhh Lulu
Sarah, you mention that you initially tried to leave your small hometown of Orillia in Ontario, Canada, but that it has now become a source of inspiration for you. What changed?
You seem to have found the perfect balance between a very comfortable, classic simplicity and the sweetness of ruffles and bows. Does your work reflect your personal style and to what degree?
Tied With a Bow Silk and Cotton Bandeau Bra Top by Ohhh Lulu
4 Styles in 1 Cotton Eyelet and Silk Accessory Panties by Ohhh Lulu
There is usually a story behind the start of any company and your line feels like it may have a great story to tell. How did Ohhh Lulu get started?
Reversible Floral Sash by Ohhh Lulu
Frivolous Gathered Lace Ruffle Bloomer Panties by Ohhh Lulu
Handmade artists are so connected to their work. What hopes and dreams do you have for Ohhh Lulu in the future? How do you see her growing and changing?
Printemps Button and Bows Floral Cotton Bra-lette by Ohhh Lulu
How do you feel that Ohhh Lulu has changed your life, if at all?
Tuxedo Frill Floral and Lace Chemise Camisole by Ohhh Lulu
Anything else you would love to share about your work or life that I didn’t cover in the questions?
Button Up Summer Floral Playsuit Romper by Ohhh Lulu
I adore Ohhh Lulu and Sarah is so absolutely lovely! You can find out more about her work at the links below. I know I will be stalking her shop in anticipation of her swimwear line!
work is a subtle mix of the technological with the natural and scientific with a shop full of joyful things, bold, simply composed, spirited things. Sneak a peek at her shop,
Much (Petal) Love,
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