Christina’s distinguished fashion and home décor brand Cabbages & Roses sells to discriminating clients through-out the UK and Europe. A boutique brand with a signature “refined rustic” look and feel, Cabbages & Roses counts fashionistas and celebrities alike as faithful brand devotees, and has 26 retail locations throughout the United Kingdom. The fifth Cabbages and Roses book was published in March of 2010, and heralds the brand’s expansion into international markets and continued acclaim.
Born in 1954 and raised in London, Christina was educated at various convents until she eventually managed to escape as she turned 16 and embark on real life. Prior to Cabbages and Roses, Christina had only ever been employed by two establishments – the first, the eminent London department store, Fortnum & Mason, where she sold chocolates and the second, Vogue magazine, where she inadvertently climbed the career ladder from secretary to assistant Vogue Living editor, until choosing to leave the company in 1980 to marry.
Her career continued with freelance styling and interior decorating whilst living in the beautiful English country-side and raising her two children, Kate and Edward. Her love for country living soon translated into a new career.
Cabbages & Roses was born in 2000, with the help of friend and colleague from Vogue, Brigette Buchanan. When Brigette left the company in 2001, Christina continued on her own, and the mail order business continued to grow at a rapid clip.