A Day In The Life Of Hattie Molloy, Florist

A Day In The Life Of Hattie Molloy, Florist

Previous calendar year Hattie Molloy had a few cubic metres of soil dumped in her preceding studio in Collingwood, arranged in mountainous waves as part of an epic in-store display screen (she later planted seeds in the soil, creating a living, sprouting installation). This 7 days she invested 19 hours straight installing a runway installation for David Jones at VAMFF, brilliant pink bursts of 4000 roses and 4000 dahlias arranged down 30 metres of runway. For Hattie more than most folks, there is no this sort of issue as an ‘ordinary’ working day. 

For one particular matter, Hattie’s alarm goes off at 2.35am two or three times a 7 days to get to the flower sector. ‘My work does not make it possible for for much routine’, Hattie suggests. ‘I get started my working day with a cuppa and my skincare schedule, but which is about it’.

Right after obtaining to vacate her earlier space in Collingwood because of to enhancement, Hattie has only just put the finishing touches on her new studio, not much away on Brunswick Street in Fitzroy. ‘I built this area for myself’, she suggests. ‘I needed a gorgeous location to perform and create out of, and to showcase my arrangements. When it won’t be open up to the public, there will be pop-ups (like the 1 she hosted for Valentine’s day very last thirty day period) and workshops.

We adopted Hattie for a (reasonably chill) day very last 7 days to see her new space, and master extra about her absolutely un-regular day-to-day!

To start with Detail

If it’s a market place morning on Tuesday, Thursday and in some cases Saturday, my alarm goes off at 2.35am. I splash my face with cold h2o and get dressed.

If it’s a non-marketplace early morning I have a tendency to wake up all-around 6.30ish, make a cuppa, and get all set for the working day.

Early morning

I frequently constantly have brekky out. Often that usually means grabbing a pastry, or if I have time I really like breakfast at Napier Quarter in Collingwood. I’ll catch up on e-mail and get a standard approach for what I have to have to get done for the working day.

Following this, I head to the studio. My assistant Belle and I will start off the day all around 9am, prepping flowers and accomplishing admin. My days differ so much depending on what positions we have on! For occasion, this 7 days we have been performing on David Jones runway exhibit for VAMFF (4000 roses, 4000 dahlias, and 30 metres of runway!)

Earlier in the 7 days, we’re putting in our weekly arrangements to places to eat and shops all around Melbourne, then later in the week I’m commonly working on an function or wedding day.


Lunch is commonly quick and uncomplicated, like a nearby banh mi from down the highway on Brunswick Road.


If I have been at the current market I tend to fade by about 2pm and my mind turns to mush. You do get kind of employed to just pushing by way of it though. I never drink coffee but I do appreciate a cuppa, and which is typically how I sustain my electrical power ranges.

In the afternoon, if we have an function, we are out putting in. In any other case, we are in the studio performing on quotations, new concepts or photographing arrangements.

I appreciate that there is normally a problem. A new undertaking to perform on. New suggestions to produce. And I enjoy that I get to get the job done with the seasonal flowers.


I typically finish about 5-6ish, but based on functions it can also be up to 11pm. Rather typically my mates will appear by the shop for a knock-off – we adore individuals seeing on Brunswick Avenue. Normally, I tend to just go residence, cook myself or mates a yummy dinner and observe some trashy Television!

Last Matter

I come to feel like I never truly ‘clock off’ even when I’m home, I’m typically performing although I view Netflix. I have learned to operate on extremely very little slumber. Some evenings I get 3-4 hrs if I’m likely to market. Other evenings I attempt to get 7-8.

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