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Ladies we love #2: Orsola

Orsola de Castro is mama to By Hand co-founder Elisalex and general inspirational creative businesswoman. A passionate and lifelong pioneer of sustainable lifestyle and upcycling, she founded her very own womenswear label From Somewhere back in 1997. After a brief hiatus from designing (as a consultant in waste management for the fashion industry), she is now plotting all sorts of exciting new moves, so watch this space! We trawled around her house, looking at endless walls of family photos, floor to ceiling wardrobes and a free standing bath in her own bedroom! The outfits Orsola chose for the shoot were all a mix of vintage, mama's hand me downs and From Somewhere pieces.

You can follow Orsola right here: @orsoladecastro

Thanks Orsola!

x

  • Charlotte Hintzen
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Comments on this post ( 11 )

  • Sep 18, 2012

    hahahaa!!! <3

    — byhandlondon

  • Nov 24, 2012

    fabulous ladies, both you you! i love the pink boots, every outfit, the bathtub in the bedroom, the kids’ photos everywhere, the repurposed old suitcase, and your perfect youthful figure! miss-you-love-you!

    — laura from cluj

  • Sep 14, 2012

    Thanks Jo! I am, of course, beyond proud – she is my fountain of inspiration!! x

    — byhandlondon

  • Sep 14, 2012

    In an utterly shocking turn of events, Elisalex’s mum is beautiful, stylish and has a killer wardrobe and apartment. WHO WOULDA THUNK IT? (Is my sarcasm coming through here?)

    — Heather Lou

  • Sep 14, 2012

    Thank you. X

    — Orsola de Castro

  • Sep 14, 2012

    Love you x

    — byhandlondon

  • Sep 14, 2012

    Thank you Marie!! I’ll be sure to pass these lovely compliments on to my Mum :)

    — byhandlondon

  • Sep 14, 2012

    Your mum looks so amazing, you should be so proud of her xx

    — jo dormon

  • Sep 14, 2012

    Wow no wonder Elisalex is so awesome with a mama like that! Orsola – I salute your amazing style!

    — Joanne

  • Sep 14, 2012

    She certainly is a hard act to follow!

    — byhandlondon

  • Sep 14, 2012

    What a stylish / chic / incredible fox your mum is Elisalex! The apple has not fallen far from the tree mind you ;o) Thanks for sharing!!!

    — Marie

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