For Royal Ascot 2019 retro singing group, the Tootsie Rollers wanted each day to be a tribute to a female icon. This look was inspired by Jackie O. The Tootsies commissioned me to create pillboxes covered in hundreds of ivory silk hydrangea flowers and decorated with pale blue and silver butterflies to harmonise with their dresses and shoes.
For Royal Ascot 2019 retro singing group the Tootsie Rollers wanted each day to be a tribute to a female icon. This look was inspired by Frida Kahlo. They wanted a look that referenced the flowers Kahlo wore in her hair, but more dramatic to make a statement. Using the mustard dress they were all wearing as a starting point, I created 5 individual palettes which worked together but gave each member her own look. I mixed faux flowers in pinks, purples, peach and teal with contrasting pom poms and created headbands where the flowers arched over the head with a large dramatic cluster of flowers. To finish off the outfits I created matching faux flower rings for each of the Tootsies.
This look, worn on day 1 of Royal Ascot, got the band press online with the Evening Standard, The Telegraph and the Evening Express. Each year the The Tootsie Rollers sing at Royal Ascot throughout the week.
Anita Rani styled by Rachel Fanconi and photographed by Dan Kennedy wearing one of my faux flower crowns.
I was invited to participate in the book launch for Juliet Sear’s latest book Botanical Baking and was asked to come up with something floral, interactive and memorable that would engage the 100 plus guests at the event.
In the March/April 2019 issue of You & Your Wedding magazine, Peta Hunt styled my tulle and faux flower headband for this editorial called Jungle Fever. The photography is Dan Williams.
For the November/December issue of Brides magazine, Bryony Toogood styled my flower crowns in an etherial fashion shoot called Terms of Adornment. The photography is by Ed Miles.
Stylist Michelle Pierre-Carr used a selection of my floral fashion headpieces for the September 2018 Mini Mode catwalk show. The event was part of London Fashion Week showcasing emerging designers and established childrenswear brands.
In the September/October 2018 issue of You & Your Wedding magazine, Peta Hunt styled two different bridal faux flower headbands, one featuring tulle and one with veiling for this editorial called Lost in Lace. The photography is by Jason Moore.
In the September/October 2018 issue of You & Your Wedding magazine, Peta Hunt styled this editorial called Express yourself, featuring a faux flower veiling headband and a quirky pair of faux floral glasses. The photography is by Ben Riggott.
Stylist Sarah Christie commissioned me to make this floral headpiece for HH Sheikha Al-Jalila, for Royal Ascot 2018. I hand painted the silk flowers to match her outfit. The photography is by Ian Jones.