Meet The Face Behind

FLOWIE STYLE

A BRIKA maker story

Yaling Hou

BELMONT, CALIFORNIA
"View life as a continuous learning experience."
"Just go for it. Don't be afraid of failing. Practice makes perfection."

"I learned to sew on my grandmothers sewing machine at age 10."


"Late-night online shopping has become my guiltiest pleasure."


"I learned to sew on my grandmothers sewing machine at age 10."


Yaling dreamed of becoming a fashion designer. At age 10, she learned how to sew on her grandmother’s machine, and developed a love of sewing (to complement her love of clothing). Today, she crafts the most stunning hand silkscreened accessories—from leather-banded carryalls to cute coin pouches.


With a degree in textile design (and multi-media and graphic design courses under her belt), she starts each pattern by sketching on paper. She scans her drawings, develops the placement of patterns, and decides how to turn each design into a bag. Her hard-working and positive attitude comes from her grandmother: “At age 82, she still has an active schedule every day.”

Any tips for how to start a project?

Just go for it. Don't be afraid of failing. Practice makes perfection.

What’s your guiltiest pleasure?

Online shopping. After becoming a mother, I have less time to go out to shop in store. Late-night online shopping has become my guiltiest pleasure

What do you do every day without fail?

Give my little boy lots of kisses and hugs.

What 3 things make you happiest in the world?

Good food, good drink, and good company.


"Just go for it. Don't be afraid of failing. Practice makes perfection."


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