So a little while back, friend of mine, Tricia asked if I could fly out and help with this massive event... you know all the usual trappings a florist has- flowers, candles, linens...
with the exception that every design is lush, well composed and literally dripping over the edge of the terrace...
So I arrived in NYC- saw Trish's awesome Chelsea/FlatIron Design Studio and began the tedious work of making these incredible flower hats for nude models to wear- did I mention it was a 60th Wedding Anniversary? At the Four Seasons? :)
I'll only be posting process shots here, as I really want to wait and see how everything looked in the PRO images.
One Million Flat Cane Loops... and SO much Oasis wire!
Me wearing the first iteration of 'The Blue Hat' before it grew and grew and grew and eventually was adorned with bounding blue muscari, blue globe thistle echinops and blue grey feathers. Don't look down when you're in the NYC spray booth!
That's it for now- there'll be more--- as soon as we get images we <3 and are share-worthy Big thanks to Trish over at TriciaMflorals- anyone in NYC should look her up!
Florists in the Forest, who wouldn't love it? the North Central Chapter of AIFD organized its final floral gathering- in its tenth year the focus was on re-purposing previous events' props... in essence it was a grab bag!
Here's my design- I drew these heavy candlebra and based them out. Here's a link to more photo love over at Garrett's blog http://floral.today/2015/08/invention-natures-creative-edge-sept-18-20-2015/
After successfully passing the rigorous Professional floral development exam (PFDE) in Chicago, Laura was inducted into the American INstitute of Floral Designers July 2nd, 2015 in Denver, CO. She has earned the professional designation and addendum to her name, AIFD, and joined the top 2,000 floral designers in the world.
It's on, we're finally here!
So excited to finally have moved.
Its a LOT transplanting from a large city with virtually limitless resources (and competition), to a smaller, quieter, more community (and arts oriented) locale.
And to be with my family again! <3
Equally different is the transition from working for others in a retail event position, I did this for 15 years- 'cutting my teeth,' 'learning the ropes,' 'paying my dues...' and boy did I learn, I went in to this profession, our craft, as a fourth-generation designer bent on educating myself while creating a personal floral design style, and came out the other side ready to use all I've learned to further my efforts to advance the art + science of floral design.
I'll be participating this fall and winter in a few Mitten-state floral design activities in addition to the ones I already live for in Chicago and Milwaukee. One being Nature's Creative Edge, held every fall in MI on legendary Bob Freise's property. This will be the last year, and I am super stoked to participate with my mom!
I'll be stretching my wings out here in he Ann Arbor/ Ypsi / Detroit area if you have any friends in the area please recommend my work, and wish me luck this July at AIFD Symposium as I will be inducted into the American Institute of Floral Designers, at our National Symposium in Denver, CO.
As always, I'm up for hire, locally and for travel. Day rates by request. <3
Each spring, floral designers from all over the Midwest descend upon Milwaukee, at the chance to create floral sculpture, interpreting a piece of artwork from the museum's collection. This year, they changed it up a bit- we made flower dresses...
Riffing on the incredible work of NYC Fashion Designer Katherine Feiner, http://www.katherinefeiner.com/. We shared the runway with select floral pieces and her 2015-16 Spring/Summer Collection. The palette of my design was inspired by her floral print "Secret Garden" used in many of her pieces.
The top was made by hand with more than 1500 tiny pieces of flat reed, as were the booties. The skirt was made of black organically dyed plumosa.
We should have runway photos and *maybe* even video in the coming weeks! Stay tuned!