Crown and Glory have such beautiful accessories, that I keep seeing every now and then around the interwebs. If you are looking for that special glittery bow for your hair, look no further! The fact that this is a small company offering original handmade products that has grown so much over the last few years, made me want to find out more about the person behind it – Sophie King. I shot her an email and was very pleased that she agreed to respond to a few questions. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
1 – When and how did you start making accessories. Was it something you’ve always liked doing or was it a somewhat recent discovery?
I fell into it a bit really – while I’ve always been in arts based education, Crown and Glory began as a hobby during university – my final year of my degree was slow and I wanted an escape, to be able to produce something just because I liked it – like I said, I’d always worn things in my hair and at the time, hair accessories were an ill thought, vague addition to high street jewellery lines or ridiculously overpriced.
2- Where do you draw inspiration from?
Cliched and contrived it may be, but my inspirations are from a vast array of sources – street style, high fashion, couture – people, stylists and designers who aren’t afraid to be a little different and have a lot of fun.
3- How does it feel to be your own boss and making a living out of something you are passionate about?
Satisfying, thrilling, terrifying and thought provoking all at once – sometimes it doesn’t feel real!
4 – Any advice for people who would like to take the working from home step?
Do it before it becomes too late! Who wants to wake up 30 years from now and think ‘what if’?
5 – What are your plans for the brand in the future?
Celebrity collaborations, breaking the US market and expanding the team.
Thank you Sophie for your time and kindness. If you’d like to know more about Crown and Glory, you can do so on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. I also recommend following the blog, Sophie’s adventures are really cool and her business related posts are extremely insightful.