The MNY Spotlight

Mallory, Founder of Mallory with the Flowers

Meet Mallory! Mallory created Mallory with the Flowerswhich specializes in creating custom arrangements and hand-tied bouquets for a range of events.

Introduce yourself!

Hey! I’m Mallory, owner and designer behind Mallory with the Flowers. We are a Black & Filipina owned floral studio centered around authenticity, transcendence, and representation, all with a hint of sparkle.  

What characteristics (cultural, personality etc) make you unique?

I think growing up in LA can make anyone unique. Here, we are exposed and surrounded by so many different cultures, languages, and art - it’s bound to come through in our creations and personalities. 

Mallory, Founder of Mallory with the Flowers

Mallory wears the Terno Midi Dress.

What motivated you to start your own floral studio?

What motivated me to start my own floral studio was the urge to be more creative and use my hands more. I had been working in marketing for years and was starting to feel the strain of sitting at a desk all day so creating and playing with flowers became my outlet. 

What is the most rewarding aspect about what you do?

The most rewarding part of the job is seeing the reactions. Whether it be at a wedding or delivering flowers to a doorstep, there’s nothing like seeing someone so happy by something you created - I wish I could bottle that feeling!

One of Mallory's choice bouquets

You can find more of Mallory's arrangements on her Instagram @mallorywiththeflowers, and shop more bouquets like this on her website.

What was one of your favorite events (that you decorated for) and what made it so special?

Most recently, my favorite event was Revolve’s Revolve in Bloom activation. Since covid I haven’t been able to do any in person events so being there and interacting with so many people (safely), felt like old times. 

What is your favorite thing about having your flowers be a part of someone's wedding day? 

My favorite part of creating flowers for someone’s wedding is just knowing how important that day is to them and their families, so I’m super intentional about my designs to give the couple everything they imagined and even more. They only get one big day so I always want to give them all I can. 

A beautiful floral arrangement from Sam & Kye's Wedding

How do you interpret “invest in yourself?” and what are the types of things you do to invest in/ empower yourself?

Investing in yourself can be large or small, it’s whatever you do for yourself that will contribute to a larger goal or the bigger picture. I’ve had my studio for about 3 years and I still invest in myself by practicing often, buying flowers just for me, and freelancing for other florists in an effort to learn from more experiences. 

Why is it important to you to empower women? 

It’s SO important to empower women. When you empower women I truly believe you’re empowering yourself at the same time. We all have so much to offer and different things to offer that combining all of our strengths and building together can only make us all better. 

What draws you to the Mestiza brand?

I love that Mestiza is Filipina owned. I love supporting small businesses, especially ones owned by women of color. 

Mallory, Founder of Mallory with the Flowers
How did you like your Mestiza piece?! Any details on how it fit or made you feel?

I chose the Terno dress because I’ve always, always wanted to wear a traditional Filipina dress. It’s so beautiful and elegant, the sleeves made me feel powerful. I just love it so much. 

Please share an inspirational tip to someone looking to follow your footsteps. 
PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE. and have lots of fun!

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    Susan: April 29, 2021

    Love Mallory in the terno dress. Stunning! Her floral designs are beautiful. 🌸

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