Paris in Bloom with Georgianna Lane

Paris in Bloom Book by Photographer Georgianna Lane

Image by Georgianna Lane

Paris – City of Love, City of Light, and City of Flowers

The brilliant floral and travel photographer Georgianna Lane has released a new book and it’s a real beauty! The title is Paris in Bloom and can be ordered from Amazon, or for more information be sure to check out Geogianna’s website.
The book offers 160 pages of stunning photography by Georgianna as she shares two of her loves – Paris & Flowers. In Georgianna’s words “this book is my love letter to the French capital, an unapologetically romantic celebration of her abundant floral charm.” Definitely grab a copy if you are planning a trip to Paris as she outlines her favorite Parks & Gardens, Floral Boutiques, Market Flowers, and Floral Displays to visit! There is also a beautiful step-by-step feature demonstrating how to create a lovely French styled floral arrangement designed Laetitia Mayor of Floresie.
This book is a visual treat – if you love Paris or if you love spring flowers or if you love beautiful photography then you’ll LOVE this book!

Paris In Bloom - Georgianna Lane - Field Guide to Blooming Branches

One of my favorite features of the book is this: Field Guide to Common Spring-Blooming Trees and Shrubs in Paris. I never know the name of flowering trees & shrubs so this is just perfect!!

Paris in Bloom - Georgianna Lane - Florist shops to visit in Paris

Georgianna included a list of suggested Floral Boutiques to visit, needless to say I will be taking the list with me on my next trip to Paris!

Random Flower Awesomeness

flower-frame

Nikolai Endegor

Nikolai Endegor

Joseph Massie’s ‘Rosa’ exhibit at Chelsea Flower Show

Award-winning floral artist, Joseph Massie, created a show-stopping exhibit at Chelsea Flower Show for Queen’s 90 birthday.

The installation, commissioned by the RHS for the Queen’s 90th birthday, sees a swathe of 5,000 fresh-cut roses and 1,000 preserved rose petals suspended four metres in the air to create a romantic, sensory tunnel.

Joseph Massie 'Rosa' Chelsea Flower Show

Joseph Massie 'Rosa' Chelsea Flower Show

Joseph Massie 'Rosa' Chelsea Flower Show

Joseph Massie 'Rosa' Chelsea Flower Show

Joseph Massie 'Rosa' Chelsea Flower Show

Joseph Massie 'Rosa' Chelsea Flower Show

Joseph Massie 'Rosa' Chelsea Flower Show

Joseph Massie 'Rosa' Chelsea Flower Show

Joseph Massie 'Rosa' Chelsea Flower Show

Joseph Massie 'Rosa' Chelsea Flower Show

Joseph Massie 'Rosa' Chelsea Flower Show

Joseph Massie 'Rosa' Chelsea Flower Show

Joseph Massie 'Rosa' Chelsea Flower Show

Joseph Massie 'Rosa' Chelsea Flower Show

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“Courage in the Making” A Susan McLeary Portrait

From John Azoni, Creative Director & Producer at Epic Motion
“When we set out to do a portrait of a new friend of ours, Susan McLeary, we intended on creating an intimate and authentic piece about the fear involved in making work that is remarkable, regardless of the market for the end product. We didn’t really anticipate how intimate it would get though. The surprise we received in the middle of the interview was both shocking and sad. But at the same time it was perfectly fitting for the story we were aiming to tell, and we’re really proud of the honor we were given to roll with this moment and allow the story to speak.”

FLORAL IS THE NEW BLACK by Joseph Massie

ARLENE PHILLIPS ATTENDS NTAs WEARING A JOSEPH MASSIE ORIGINAL ‘LIVING’ DRESS

Joseph Massie Lavender Floral Dress

Strictly Come Dancing star Arlene Phillips walked the red carpet at the National Television Awards wearing a “living” dress created by floral artist Joseph Massie, decorated with real flowers that are all used for homeopathic remedies, including Clematis, Roses, Hydrangea and others.

Arlene and Joseph are lending their support to a campaign launched by eleven homeopathic charities and associations, including the British Homeopathic Association (BHA) and the Homeopathy Action Trust (HAT). The campaign aims to raise awareness of homeopathy and the organisations’ useful and informative website: www.findahomeopath.org.

The dress was the inspiration of award-winning floral artist (five consecutive RHS Gold Medals and four Best in Show awards from the RHS Chelsea Flower Show) Joseph Massie. Months of work have gone into designing and making the dress, with Massie and his team spending over 100 hours painstakingly attaching each petal onto the fabric.
The botanicals used within the dress include Clematis, Roses, Hydrangea, African violets, Olive, Chrysanthemum, Arabicum, Hyacinth and Jasmine, all entwined in Massie’s signature style to create a truly sumptuous bouquet.
On Homeopathy, Arlene commented, ‘I’ve regularly found Arnica cream to be so helpful with healing bruises and dancing related injuries!” She continued, ‘Once, when I was Germany, I had to take my daughter to a Doctor who prescribed a homeopathic remedy as opposed to penicillin and it helped enormously”
On the dress, Joseph commented, ‘It was such a pleasure to collaborate with these two leading homeopathic charities to create such a fabulous piece of floral couture for Arlene to wear at the NTA’s. It was a really wonderfully creative project to design a piece of couture that was both, light and elegant, but also able to hold an array of beautiful blooms. Floral couture has always been a big part of my practice, and to work with these charities to promote such a good cause was a real pleasure”

Joseph Massie Lavender Floral Dress Details

Joseph Massie Lavender Floral Dress Details

Joseph Massie Lavender Floral Dress Details

Joseph Massie Lavender Floral Dress Details

www.josephmassie.com

Dior Does It Again!

I’d imagine most of you have seen Dior’s latest floral installation?! I know I was mesmerized by it last week when I saw pictures posted all over Instagram and Facebook.

300,000 stems of Delphinium planted on rolling hills. 300,000 stems! I have a feeling there was a shortage of Delphinium on the market that week in Europe .. lol.
(The more articles I read the more numbers I come across, I’ve seen anywhere from 300-500K Delphiniums were used)
I sure would have loved to have seen this installation in person!

And this is how the inside of the structure looked –

Dior Inside the Mountain

Really cool time lapse video via New York Times

More Articles about the Delphinium Mountain:
New York Times
Racked
The Secret Garden
ABC 7 Amarillo

Flower House – Detroit

the third weekend of october 2015, cutting edge florists from michigan and across the country will fill the walls and ceilings of an abandoned detroit house with american-grown fresh flowers and living plants for a weekend installation. flower house visitors will be welcomed to a weekend of exploration friday, october 16th through sunday october 18th.
for more information visit http://www.theflower.house

Flower House Invite from hello future on Vimeo.

Flower Hearts

3 Leaf Floral

3 Leaf Floral

Martha Stewart Heart

Martha Stewart

heart orchids on the beach

Heart

Lola Creative

Lola Creative

Verbena Flowers

Verbena Flowers

Hearts + Love

Boom Blooms London

Boom Blooms London

Boom Blooms London

Boom Blooms London

Boom Blooms London

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Eye Candy – Contemporary Styled Floral Designs

I needed a change of pace today as I’ve been posting quite a few loose, garden-y styled arrangements lately. Today I’m going Contemporary on here! Hope you enjoy these intriguing designs as much as I have ..