Thank you for speaking with us and sharing the design behind your DIY Docs. Could you introduce yourself?
Hi! I'm Emma, the designer behind Tulip Cowboy, a Portland, Oregon based floral studio. You can find me on Instagram @tulipcowboy or at www.tulipcowboy.com!
Tell us about what led you to start your floral business?
I've loved working with flowers for a long time—going to u-pick farms in the summer and making my own arrangements is one of my favorite things to do! Tulip Cowboy was born from a desire to spend more time working with flowers and creating beauty. I'm super grateful for community I have found in the process!
Where do you draw inspiration from for your floral arrangements?
Color and texture! I'm very driven by color and I try to incorporate it into my work and life as much as possible. Because flowers are so ephemeral in nature, I try not to get attached to any inspiration beyond that. My favorite work comes from going to the flower market with no shopping list and getting to pick what's speaking to me that day.
Tell us about your first pair of Docs
My first pair of Docs were thrifted white lace-up boots that came with no laces-I got them when I was 16! I went to the Docs store and bought pink ribbons for them. I still have and love them.
What was the inspiration behind the design for DIY docs?
Definitely these pink boots! As soon as I saw them, I knew I wanted to experiment with a monochromatic design for the flowers. The boots are so whimsical + bright, and I really wanted the flowers to match that energy with the interesting textures.