Sunday, November 20, 2011


Thrilled to let you know about our brand new venture.......follow me here.......

We'll be setting up shop over there so we hope you'll continue to check in with us.


Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Sophia Coppola marries long time love

I love Sophia Coppola's style. She's both elegant and hipster cool. That's difficult to pull off. She seems to have an innate understanding of what suits her.

Anyway, this past weekend she married Thomas Mars of the band Phoenix at her family home in Southern Italy. Which, by the way, also happens to be a five star hotel named Palazzo Margherita owned by Papa Coppola.

Her dress of lilac chiffon was custom designed by Azzedine Alaia. I'd love to see a full picture of the dress. It looks incredibly pretty.

Credit: Picture from People magazine

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Check us out on Style Me Pretty !

Our impromptu flower stall by the side of a country road

Our newly engaged couple choose their flowers from the flower stall.

The bride's bouquet.
To see the whole story (which by the way is very sweet) click onto the link below. And if you like what you see, would love to hear from you either on the SMP blog or here on my blog.

Thanks Style Me Pretty ! And to all of the other wonderful people I worked with that day (you can connect with them via SMP). Had a ball !

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Kate's wedding.... Part Two

The September issue of Vogue.......featuring Kate Moss' wedding.
Forgive me for blogging about this wedding, not only for a second time, but immediately following the last blogpost........

As you might well imagine, I absolutely adored this wedding. It completely reflects the bride's style.

 What a divinely romantic photo of kate with her bridesmaids.

Love the pathway of flowers. The florist for Kate's wedding: Scarlet and Violet. You may remember my blog about Victoria Brotherson from a couple of years ago. I was lucky enough to work with Vic when I lived in London.
Isn't this an adorable shot of the bridal party ?

Lila Grace is Kate's daughter

I love that Kate kept with her 1920's feel and had classic Parisian cafe chairs and Art Nouveau chandeliers.

Edwardian wicker chairs and vintage iron table with simple but gorgeous flowers !

Kate with her dad and daughter Lila Grace.

Must remember to pick up the September issue.

Plus, Hamish Bowles takes us inside the wedding.

Wish I could have been a guest.....sigh!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The "other" Kate's wedding

Well, she finally did it. Kate Moss married rock star Jamie Hince earlier this month. True to her own style, Kate looked amazing. It was a fabulous meeting of a perfect midsummer's eve with Edwardian style meets 1920's glamour and excess.
The Grade II listed Norman church where Kate and Jamie were married in the Cotswolds.
Kate in a bias cut gown designed by John Galliano. Her dress featured gold leaf embroidery and rhinestones.
She kept her hair very soft and loose and her makeup natural and minimal.
The tall girl at the back is Kate's younger sister. And already causing a stir in the fashion world with her pretty face.
Totally love Kate's veil. Franch lace embroidered with flowers . So 1920's !
Enroute to the chapel with her dad at her side. Handsome fellow.
I love that she had so many bridesmaids. Kate, Jamie and daughter Lila Grace.

Cool facts about the wedding:

Vogue editors (former and present) in attendance included: Anna Wintour, Carine Roitfeld, Emmanuel Alt.

Celebs in attendance included: Daphne Guiness, Jude Law, Stella McCartney, Marc Jacobs, Bryan Ferry, Karen Ellson and sooo many others....

Bridal party: 15 lovely young bridesmaids...probably one of my fave features of the wedding. How romantic and whimsical.

Official photographer: Mario Testino (surprise, surprise) and rumours of a magazine shoot of the wedding in an upcoming Vogue

Official photographer personal snaps: Mary McCartney (Stella's sister)

Champagne: copius bottles of Louis Roederer Cristal bubbly.

Inspiration: Vintage, 1920's, Edwardian countryside, Zelda Fitzgerald (wife of F. Scott Fitgerald). sidenote: Kate's engagement ring is a replica of Zelda's.

Kate's fave book: "The Beautiful and the Damned" by F Scott Fiztgerald....Mmmmm

Royal wedding inspiration

Check out our "royally inspired" bouquet in the Fall/Winter 2011 issue of Wedding Bells magazine !

Friday, July 8, 2011

Palm Springs meets Scotland in Toronto

We had a wonderful opportunity this past month to completely design a rooftop installation for one of our corporate clients' own home. 

 South West exposure....... thinking......desert..... dry, hot.  It is SO not cottage garden flowers and plants for this terrace. This is extreme territory !

 We needed to compile a list of plants that could survive a drought tolerant, wind exposed position. We also wanted both drama and tropical in an extreme sort of way......hence Palm Springs meets Scotland.

 Plants: a knotted pom pom Scots pine, aloe vera,  various succulents, bougainvillea (totally love), lava rocks, various cactus and other sun loving gems.

It worked very nicely!  We are so pleased with the results.....

And the client was very happy also.  We received an email this morning saying they spent the evening on their terrace enjoying their Palm Springs meets zen like garden, in Toronto.


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