It’s Florist Friday and today I’m thrilled to feature an interview with Jessica Simmonds & Chikae Okishima-Howland of London-based, Okishima & Simmonds.
Could you tell us what prompted you both to become florists?
Jessie: I’ve been a florist for over 9 years, since I was 15. I blindly applied for a job at a Waitrose and they offered me a part-time job in the floristry department. I’d never even considered working with flowers before, but I’ve always been creative. The girls trained me up so well, and I enjoyed it so much, that I completely fell in love with floristry.… Read more