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BB Podcast Episode 76: LaParis Phillips

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LaParis Phillips | Brian W. Fraser Photography | for Madewell

Today we’re visiting with LaParis Phillips, owner of Brooklyn Blooms in Brooklyn, New York, to chat about:

  • her early days learning floristry in a Missouri flower shop
  • following her dream of living in NYC
  • marrying her love of flowers and fashion to create a business that is a unique reflection of her
  • the journey that led to her owning 2 flower shops in NYC by the age of 32
  • the motivating power of the words: “you never know…”
  • finding the resources she needs to run a business
  • her organic progression towards becoming a flower influencer
  • her thoughts on pricing for brand collaborations
  • her flower dream (hint: think jungle flowers)
  • breaking barriers and covering new ground (ever heard of a florist with a mix tape?)
  • her thoughts on the barriers to accessibility in the floral industry
  • the importance of leaving a legacy and how she’s going about it day by day

LaParis for Smart Small Think Big partnership

Father’s Day Installation by Brooklyn Blooms

Rose Gold Milk Crate Arch mentioned in Episode 76

LaParis featured in “Humans We Love” by Madewell | Brian W. Fraser Photography

LaParis | Tommy Hilfiger #tommypartner | Dan Chen

The J Spot Photography

LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 76:

Brooklyn Blooms team at their Flagship store

Brightly colored flower wall with palm accents designed by Brooklyn Blooms for an album debut party

The Brooklyn Blooms team sitting in front of a flower wall they created

Installation for Nicole Bus album release performance | Wafer-Like-The-Cookie LLC

SEE MORE WORK FROM BROOKLYN BLOOMS HERE:

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Brooklyn Blooms owner LaParis Phillips adorning a model in wearable flowers for a photo shoot in a Brooklyn wine shop

Dressing Ebony Selise | Installation Brooklyn | Tristan Barrocks | Bed-Vyne Wine & Spirits

Woman wearing a colorful Brooklyn Blooms flower crown in front of a pink wall Brooklyn Blooms bridal bouquet of pink peonies and tulips in front of a blue door

Brooklyn Blooms | Tristan Barrocks

Brooklyn Blooms owner LaParis Phillips laying on a green velvet couch in her plant filled Brooklyn apartment

LaParis | Tommy Hilfiger #tommypartner | Dan Chen


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Co-Hosts: Amy McGee (Botanical Brouhaha) + Maggie Bailey (Bramble & Bee)

BB Podcast Sound Engineer: Landon McGee


If you enjoyed our chat with LaParis Phillips, you might also enjoy our interview with Lauren & Leah Palmer, owners of The Wild MotherClick here to listen.

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  1. Loved this podcast. A colorful, vibrant and inspirational listen.

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