Voloshin Woman: Heather Holiday

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...

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Voloshin Woman: Darla Jackson

My introduction to Darla and her work came at a First Friday event held at the art co-op she founded called the Sculpture Gym, a past haven for creatives and sculptors looking to make three-dimensional work. I was amazed at the design community she'd created, and her space quickly became one of my favorite gallery night stops—not only because of her beautiful space but also because of her vivacious personality. We caught up recently at an art opening, and after talking about a large scale piece her and her partner Paul were creating, I knew we had to take some photos of her working on the project.

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Voloshin Woman: Khrys Oros

I first met Khrys through Instagram after she purchased our Maria Dress and posted some beautiful photos wearing it at White Sands National Monument. When she attended our showroom launch and mentioned she was pregnant with her first child, I thought it would be fun to do a feature on her tips for maternity dressing, especially since much of our collection is wearable during pregnancy and post-pregnancy. Read about her mama-to-be styling tips below. Khry is wearing the Deepa Beach Tunic in White Coconut What are you most looking forward to about being a new mom?I am looking forward to starting new routines. My husband and I have our own little traditions, and I am curious and excited to see how our baby...

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The Making of Summer 19

She hops out of a tuk tuk taxi eager to see the Hawa Mahal, one of the most beautiful buildings in Jaipur. As she stares at the honeycomb surface of windows in total awe, she wonders about the royal ladies who were rumored to watch the parades below from those very windows.  Next, she’s off to City Palace to see the peacock gate she has heard so much about—its delicate details do not disappoint. She shops along the stands that line the streets in the markets and picks up swatches of antique block prints for her closest friend who loves to sew. A small, pink floral print catches her eye—perhaps she will get this as well and create something for...

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Voloshin Woman: Elise Hanks

I first became familiar with Elise's work by seeing it at local shops like my favorite spot for groceries, Riverwards Produce. I was very excited to get a tour of Elise's gardens and learn more about her path to herbology. Elise wears the Hanima Smocked Back Dress in Blue Dip Dye Can you tell us about your work?Terra Luna is a small-batch apothecary and urban herb garden based in Northeast Philadelphia. I am a one-woman show—overseeing two growing spaces, as well as hand making all of my products and teaching workshops throughout the city. My goal is to offer herbal products for a wide range of clients, encouraging people who may not have any much experience with herbalism, to take...

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