I first fell in love with flower crowns a year ago when I came across them on Instagram. Nowadays, they are all the rave. But there was a particular type of crown that I was completely enamored with and I needed to know who made them. Little did I know, the creator lived right here in Atlanta.
I reached out to her via her Etsy page asking to virtually interview her. I hoped one day in the future, we’d be able to meet up for tea, if I was lucky. Last weekend, in an effort to occupy my time, I stopped by the Root City Market Pop Up Shops. By pure chance, the creator of those lovely flower crowns happened to a vendor. I was STOKED. What an amazing stroke of luck to run into her in person.
Allison Rhee – Atlanta, GA
What is your occupation?
What is your creative/artistic focus?
I love to work with any form of flowers (paper, silk, fresh).
What was the inspiration behind flower crowns?
I used to style look books at my last job and I created a flower crown as a prop for a Spring issue. After receiving a lot of support and encouragement from people who saw the flower crown, I decided there was an opening in the market for my products.
What/who influences your work?
Flowers are definitely the main inspiration behind my crown designs. But I’m also easily inspired by my travels, friends/family, and God’s endless creations.
What time of day are you most inspired to create?
I am definitely a night owl, so I am most productive around 9pm – midnight!
What is the end goal for your work?
I believe every brand, company, or organization has a purpose/mission in mind. Mine is to help other women look and feel beautiful.
What does art mean to you?
Art means so many different things to me. It’s a form of individual expression, it’s creativity, it’s an outlet, it’s originality.
Fun things you do on your spare time.
I love to go on adventures, such as traveling and exploring new local spots.
Name on interesting fact about you that others do not know.
I’ve lived on 4 continents within 4 years.
Photos taken by Sooji Kimn (www.soojikimn.com)