I've always considered myself an old soul...an old soul with modern style, vintage flare, overall good taste, and obsessed with beauty and magic. I can thank my Taurus Sun for being so beauty-obsessed and indulgent with all the finer things in life.
Spending most of my summers as a child in Southern Europe with my grandparents, I was fascinated by the beautiful ancient yet whimsical views in these small European towns. The architecture, blazing sun, vintage style, ethereal gardens, salty air, and slower lifestyle have played a significant role in my design aesthetic and daily life.
With an education background in Fashion and after years of working in management and visual merchandising in the fashion industry. The name and business structure of Narcissus and Echo was a dream that started forming in 2016. With life taking its course and guiding me in different directions, I was led back to my dream.... let's say it was the magic. Established in 2022, Narcissus & Echo is a modern floral design studio creating beauty and magic through the seasonal natural world with a maximalist yet minimalistic approach. Working with couples and brands in Toronto, Ontario, and really anywhere my clients will take me. My goal is to embody your story and style through nature’s whimsical elements while paying homage to European Roots and design style.
In short, Echo, a forest nymph, falls in love with Beautiful Narcissus as he begins his journey exploring the forest. The Goddess Juno takes away Echo's ability to speak fully as a punishment for disobeying the gods. She can now only echo the last few words of others’ sentences. Finally, physically encountering Narcissus in the forest and professing her love through his quoted words, Echo is rejected by Narcissus. Overtaken by anger, Echo punishes Narcissus, making him fall in love with his reflection, losing himself in his beauty and drowning where he last sees himself. A single Narcissus flower, a daffodil, had grown in his place.
Since I heard the story of Narcissus and Echo, I have been fascinated by it. Whether it be my love for the ancient world and mythology, my fascination with beauty, being surrounded by it and creating it, I couldn't think of a better name for the brand.