Five Minutes With Strangers: Le Papillon Vert

On Monday, I shared about five minutes with a couple Pete and I asked to photograph at the Charleston Farmer’s Market. Today, I’ve got another five minutes to share with you – a vendor from one of the market stalls whose booth and colors caught my eye as we were walking past.

Le Papillon Vert – The Green Butterfly – is a little shop I never noticed at the market before (mostly because we are usually chasing kids and racing our parking meter). The shop is one of a few jewelry shops featured at the Farmer’s Market, and stands out from the rest with its bright fabric appeal and classic booth design. Evita Smith, a local designer/craftswoman, handmakes everything for this little shop (which is also an Etsy shop – how FUN is that??!), and I mean everything from silk fabric flowers to custom corsets.

Her antique mannequin with the soft green corset stopped me in my photographin’ tracks – I had been DYING to shoot one of those. Once I had shot that, I just got carried away while Pete carried on the conversation. (I mentioned my husband is good with people?)

That classy feminine feel of her work? I’m falling in love here. I’m so seriously going to have to ask her to share some for a shoot sometime!







Creating jewelry is not all Evita does, either! Her blog is awesome, and she has an eye for design, composition, and creativity that I totally speaks to me. I loved her breakfast nook postOOOOH what I would do if I had a house of my own…

4 thoughts on “Five Minutes With Strangers: Le Papillon Vert

  1. Evita

    Oh Kelly, these turned out wonderfully! I was just thinking about your visit a couple days ago. It was a pleasure to meet and talk with you. Thanks for the shout out for my blog as well! I hope I see you again soon.

    Would you mind if I use a some of these, with credit of course? I’m going to share these tomorrow.

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