The Flower Appreciation Society: fashion's favourite florists
Both were pulling pints to earn a bit of cash, and, on discovering a shared love of flowers, persuaded their boss to let them make posies for the bar once a week. Gradually they drummed up customers - and commandeered the pub. 'On a Friday night there would be people sitting there having their drinks, and we'd be doing flowers. We used to put them in the loo because it was the coldest place. We just put up a sign saying they were out of order!' Jauncey says, laughing.
They now occupy a studio a few streets away, and split their time between the Flower Appreciation Society and their other commitments: Day will start midwifery at Homerton University Hospital in September, and Jauncey has her own knitwear label, EDE . Twice a week they visit the New Covent Garden Market, where they marvel at the characters manning the stalls - 'The traders are cockney boys who've been doing it since they were 14,' Day says. 'They live this extraordinary life in the middle of the night' - and are rewarded for an early start with a cup of tea from their friends on the foliage stall. 'It can be freezing cold, pitch black and you feel exhausted when you set off, but when you get there you always feel better because the guys just make you laugh,' Jauncey says.