Aurea Sanabria Molaei, Founder and Creative Director at Flower Bodega
Spring is coming and entrepreneur Aurea's floral creations have us excited for warmer weather! Her combination of creativity and hope for the future inspires us to remember how strong women can be, especially during this crazy year.
Our creations are told through the lens of moods and storytelling and I think that sets us apart. We make sculptural floral designs that have full back stories, names, mood boards, and music playlists to make the floral experience feel more immersive.
I worked as an event producer for many years and fell in love with florals while helping out on site for a few dinner parties and installations. I was lucky enough to continue building my skills on the job, taking on new challenges and learning new techniques. Working full time as an event producer and moonlighting as a florist began to take a toll on my schedule, so I decided to take the plunge and focus on Flower Bodega full time.
The most rewarding aspect about what I do is having the allowance to be expressive through creativity and experimentation. I feel fulfilled creatively and I love being able to share that with our clients and followers. I teach workshops and launched a youth program which allows me to share my love of florals and inspire new generations to tap into their creativity. That is something I’m really proud of.
To me, “Investing in yourself” means that you’re taking the steps to become better personally and professionally. Taking courses to develop or build upon your skill set, applying critical thinking to what you bring to the table but still remaining compassionate to yourself are ways you can invest in becoming a better person and contributor to your work.
Mestiza is a brand that feels classic and elegant. The dresses give me a sense of 1960’s nostalgia while still feeling modern and fresh.
I love my Mestiza dress. The emerald and black combo is very chic and I love the tassels, they’re so much fun. It’s very comfortable and I can’t wait to dance in it!