We've been following Robert and Christina, the husband and wife duo behind New Darlings, for a while now and have loved watching their little family grow with the recent addition of their baby boy, Oliver. With a super-cute house in the desert and an envy-worthy wardrobe to match, we decided to get the inside scoop from Christina on new motherhood, style influences, and what it's like working with your significant other.
About four years ago when we were styling our first collection for Voloshin, my friend Christie (who was styling the shoot) said I just had to come with her to the Queen Village boutique, Moon + Arrow. I was blown away with the beauty and care with which the store was arranged and curated. Chelsea, the owner, is a total muse, earth mama, quirky, intelligent lady—and I'm so thrilled to have had the chance to catch up with her for a blog feature. Read on to hear all about her journey.
I met Peyton at a pop-up event at Joan Shepp and was so taken with her ceramic work. Her neutral palette with a little pop of fun really resonated with me, and I loved the silhouettes of her ceramics—especially her plate bowls, which are especially great for grain bowls or salads (two of my favorite meals!). Read on to hear about how Peyton started her business, balances work life with her yoga practice, and hear more about her super cool and unique personal style.
I met Angela through her first store in Northern Liberties. We started selling stationery there and I loved popping in to drop off product and talk shop about all things design and business—two topics we can both go on for hours about! Now she has grown her business to an incredibly inspiring store in Rittenhouse Square of Philadelphia and has expanded her fine jewelry offerings. Read below to find out about her shop, design inspiration, personal style, and more.
I met Heather a few years ago when we first launched our line—we were both at a selling event at PlayArts for their holiday market. I was so taken with her children’s shoes and couldn’t believe that she actually handcrafted them! Years later when we opened our showroom in Philadelphia, she attended our opening party and we made plans to meet up and talk about her shoe line, Rooted Soles. I was so excited to get to know her better, hear about her career and life as a working mom, and see inside her beautiful studio. She’s an inspiring solo-preneur balancing motherhood and ethical manufacturing here in Philadelphia. Read more about her path...