Who hasn´t braided wreaths out of daisies as a child? I loved to do this and wore my little flower crowns with pride! But two years ago at the very first Vintage Salon Vienna I discovered a real artist at building the most beautiful vintage flowers crowns: Miss Lillys Hats – lucky for me, their booth was opposite from mine and I more or less admired their work for two whole days.
Niki, the designer behind Miss Lillys Hats, is hunting down vintage flowers from around the world, restores them and designs all these beautiful flower crowns, closely observed by Miss Lilly – the cat (and mastermind). Every unique piece is done by hand and lots of love!
Whenever there is an opportunity to visit them I take it, like last week at the „Boutique of contemporary lifestyle“ organized by the austrian magazine DIVA. This time Niki not only showed her flower crowns but also a new small collection of hand-stiched cashmere cardigans and shawls. These pieces are not only beautiful to look at but so cosy! I could´t stop cuddling with them.
Meet Niki and Stefi: