This fresh floral tutorial takes its inspiration from the Marc Jacobs Fall 2016 ready-to-wear catwalk. There were a few dramatic looks featuring coque feather collars but I wanted to add a fresh floral twist,
I am going to show you how to make a really fun, festive, party headband, inspired by the Dolce & Gabbana Autumn/Winter 2016 campaign. Big, bright flowers featured heavily in the Dolce & Gabbana collection, as did headbands, sequins and black petersham bows and embellished details.
I am going to show you how to make a simple rose choker, inspired by the Gucci Autumn 2016 campaign. This is a really easy and fairly inexpensive project. You can buy a single rose stem from your local florist or pick one from your garden.
Tracy Cole, owner of online faux flower boutique 'Hello Flora', asked me to help her style the Georgian building, Stone House, in Lewisham, for her Christmas pop-up event. I styled trees and garlands using ribbons, giant stars and faux flowers including roses, berries, succulents and foliage.
My friends Sarah and Nick had a beautiful and relaxed wedding and garden party reception. All their friends and family pitched in to make it a day and night to remember. My contribution was to make Sarah's bouquet and Nick's buttonhole, going to the flower market with Sarah to choose the succulents and foliage to complement her vintage inspired dress and red accessories.
When non alcoholic drinks brand Seedlip were ready to launch their second drink, Garden 108, they asked me to bring the new label to life in the form of a sculpture.
I want to say thank you to everyone at Fortnum & Mason for inviting me to take part in their Celebrate the Season event, and for being so helpful and welcoming. I made fresh flower headpieces from scented roses, demonstrating floristry and millinery skills and offering advice. Fortnum & Mason is itself a magical space, calming and at the same time uplifting, so it was a joy to be able to create there.
I was asked by the Financial Times to create a foliage headpiece for a beautiful fashion editorial, shot on location in rural Ireland. The incredibly talented Damian Foxe was the stylist and photographer so I was really excited to be involved.
For the People Tree Christmas catalogue I was asked to create some floral and foliage accessories to compliment the A/W clothing range. I used berries and roses and mixed winter foliage to make crowns and a belt, weaving in some of People Tree’s jewellery range for added sparkle.
For this fashion shoot in April 2014 I created fresh flower headpieces to compliment the styling, using vibrant Spring flowers such as peonies, wild grasses, ranunculus, veronica, lisianthus, freesias, viburnum and delphinium. To add interest I also used some vintage woven fabric to create a turban, a fabric covered hat base and an abstract wooden headpiece, as bases for the flowers.