By Jill Brooke
Check out this delightful pop-up preview of Fleurs de Villes ROSÉ show that will be taking place at Bal Harbour Shops in Florida March 19-28.
This is a tantalizing tease – but how gorgeous it is. Are you wondering how many dozens of fresh, pillowy pink roses it required for that dress? I know, we all are. It was designed by Ines Naftali Studio.
As is their signature, the Fleurs de Villes girls have gathered an extraordinary group of floral talents in Florida for this floral extravaganza that will also benefit breast cancer research and @bcrfcure. Hooray. But right now it’s hush hush who are the artists but will tell you soon.
I will not only be reporting all the details with you in the next few weeks but will be a Floral Judge at the event as well. So any flowerpowerdaily fans who live in Florida – would love to meet you and also definitely check out this show. The beauty just dazzles and makes it a memorable experience for everyone.
And since it Is still Chinese New Year for some, I’ve also included an image of a previous Fleurs de Villes installation by Vancouver-based botanical artist Brenna Quan, inspired by Chinese fashion couturier, Guopoi, on display now at the @fairmontpacific.
At the 2015 Met Gala, Rihanna wowed the crowd with her Yellow Empire Dress that took Guo Pei and her Rose Salon in Beijing more than 50,000 hours and almost two years to create.
Here, as Fleurs de Villes owner Tina Barkley shared, Quann and her team have used a profusion of fresh flowers to recreate this iconic red carpet look. A shimmering vision in canary gold, a shade once reserved for Chinese emperors, her luxurious gown and cloak flows with ripples of roses and carnations, delicate orchids, laced with yellow varieties of chrysanthemums that symbolize longevity and joy. Adorned with a garland of cedar foliage to represent the fur trim, her cloak is finished with ornate embroidery made from preserved and dried botanicals, including gilded palms and moon-like Lunaria “Chinese money” plant seed pods.
Aren’t you just swooning over these floral details? Can’t wait to show you the Florida floral extravaganzas.
Photography by @bokuria