Gemma Hayden Blest is an artist, designer, and our Los Angeles resident editor. Previously trained under Alexander McQueen and then Christopher Bailey at Burberry, she now combines her experience in fashion with set design and floristry, using botanicals as a creative medium for photography, print, event design and installations.
What can’t you live without?
Your perfect day?
Late morning, long breakfast, lots of sunshine and an unknown walk to somewhere new
Gypsy Water by Byredo
Your favorite flower shop in the world?
Jamaica flower market in Mexico City – the colour and energy of the market are intoxicating
___ is the best therapy?
Paint mixing – there is an art to creating colours
Your style icon?
Lou Doillon. An absolute babe and one of my favourite instagram accounts @loudoillon
Most treasured possession?
My dog George
Find Gemma’s LA tips in the LUXE LA guide, and see her work at haydenblest.com