The design of HERBS FOR RELAXATION is just as calming as its name. The label was founded by Sue Williamson, who has seen many a brand during her lifetime. As the former Editor of Teen Vogue and W, she was often flooded with the latest fashions. Maggie SHANNON c/o MAKING PICTURES photographed designer and creative Sue Williamson for GOSSAMER.
In an interview, the designer of HERBS FOR RELAXATION talks about clothing as armor, her favorite treats infused with Sativa, and giving mushrooms as a gift instead of flowers.
“I think there was a certain point where my love and passion for it outpaced my insecurity. It fed itself. It was this snowball effect. I started by painting Soprano scenes. When I moved to the beach, I started doing more beach scenes or surfing – things I saw. Then I naturally started doing these herbs and flowers, as I was researching them for my own health.”
“I live in a bungalow in Venice Beach, so I don’t have a ton of room for canvas. I used to have a little online vintage store and had stock left over of perfect pants, perfect jackets. I started pulling them out and painting on them. I enjoyed it so much that the love I had for making these pieces overcame any self consciousness I had for showing my work. I started wearing them out to see what people thought. @herbs4relaxation started super organically.”
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