I was 40 years old and had been through two cancer diagnoses and treatments. I had been shunned. People thought I was contagious. My skin turned green. My hair fell out. During that time, I was a mess physically, emotionally and mentally. I ended treatment and was getting used to my new "normal". I also found out how society really viewed and treated mature women. Since I was no longer sick and unattractive, it was implied that I should stay that way and not try to look good. I wasn't trying to look youthful but I was going to enjoy being around a little bit longer and I didn't want to look like a hag. That was met with "Sure, be expressive, but not like that. "
Crafted by Creative director and founder of Foliage, Joede Brown. Her design ethos is a commitment to a year round fall aesthetic with chunky knits and bright colors to rival the show in the White Mountains. Joede spends a lot of time curating new fabrics and yarns giving her inspiration to design the collections. Passionate about colors and textures, she understands perfectly how to integrate them into each piece.