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Here are some behind the scenes shots from last weekends editorial shoot featuring gowns by Daughters of Simone. Photography by Damien Milan with art direction and styling by Anastasia Gladushchenko. Can’t wait to share the final images with you.

Jewellery by Ruusk

Make-up by Guro

Hair by Veronika Moreira

Flowers by Sophia Kaplan

Models Laura, Sarah & Jessica

All images © http://www.damienmilan.com.au

Georgia May Jagger photographed in the English countryside by Venetia Scott for Vogue UK. I go crazy for a flowering meadow.

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Last year in Paris I helped out with styling on a shoot for cute French kids shoe shop Six Pieds Trois Pouces. Check out some of the pics by Robinson Ferreux and a little film by Severin.

    

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 All photographs by Robinson Ferreux.

Deb is the deputy editor of super cute kids mag Papier Mache, a freelance kids fashion stylist and a good mate of mine. She has a great eye and a knack with kids and I had the pleasure of assisting her on some shoots in Paris last year. Check out some of her dreamy, romantic work below and for more info be sure to visit her website.

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Two thousand thirteen was a hell of a year and I am so grateful for all the experiences I’ve had. There were some tough moments, some things I reluctantly had to give up, but I also managed to kick a lot of crap to the side and start doing what I really wanted to do, make a career out of my love of plants.

During the past year I travelled to New Zealand, Japan, France, Italy, the US and some places closer to home. To those I travelled with and others that I met along the way, thank you for making it all so incredibly fun. It’s also been a pleasure to return to Sydney after all of this to the birth of my brother’s first child and the sun and glow of family and friends and this amazing city.

I started this blog a little over a year ago and it’s been very gratifying to watch the number of readers grow and to get such nice feedback from you all. Thank you for reading!! Here is the first of a few posts looking back at the year that was.

In January we talked architectural, gardening and design greats Ricardo Bofill, Monty Don, Raf Simons and Stella McCartney, and explored decaying flowers, New York rooftops and some plant based gift ideas.

Ricardo BofillBilly KiddIn February we followed The Little Flower School‘s visit to Australia, enjoyed the beauty of Zippy Seven and Kate Moss, and appreciated and then received a lovely fiddle leaf fig. We explored the Japanese art of kokedama floating gardens, I had my mind blown by nature documentary Microcosmos and happily discovered cabin porn.

Kate MossFloating GardenBeaver BrookIn March I commissioned Lucy Allen to create some quirky images, visited the IS./WET exhibition, followed Lisa and Neil’s South African adventures, explored Madison Cox’s Tangiers retreat, took a look into some of Sydney’s kitchen gardens and a peek into the backyard of some friends in Redfern, found some dreamy images from Old Chum, got excited about new Sydney flower delivery business Little Flowers, and last but not least, discovered the incredible floral artist Makoto Azuma.

img_2363Lisa & NeilJardin des FleursThe rest of the year will follow shortly!

Image 1: Ricardo Bofill, image 2 Billy Kidd, image 3: Tim Walker, image 4: String Gardens, image 5: Beaver Brook, image 6: Lucy Allen, image 7: Neil Francis Dawson, image 8: Shunsuke Shiinoki.

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IT. is the clothing label lovechild of Paris based German designer Isabell Thrun. The spring/ summer 2014 collection entitled Blütezeit has a strong floral focus. I put together a flower crown for her lookbook which you can checkout below. Head to her online shop to buy a handmade piece (my personal favourite is the Muscari).

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For more info be sure to check out Isabell’s website. Photographs by Agata Wolanska with creative direction by La Vitrine 341.

And a big thank you to the beautiful Mariëtta for introducing me to Isabell and so many other wonderful people in Paris.

My friend Ama asked me to demonstrate how to make a flower crown for her blog L’Effrontée. We had a fun evening putting this together for you.

You will need:

couronne de fleurs1. Floral tape

2. Thin wire

3. Flowers (consider colour combinations and flowers that will happily last without water for a day)

4. Foliage (ivy is great, or whatever you can forage)

STEP 1.

Measure the wire around your head. Keep some length to create a hook to secure as below

STEP 2.

Wrap the floral tape around the wire

STEP 3.

Prepare flowers and foliage – cut to size and work out what you want to go where

STEP 4.

Begin to place flowers and foliage two at a time, securing with more floral tape

couronne de fleursThen it’s as easy as continuing to place two pieces at a time and keep securing with floral tape. Try to place flowers thickly so the wire isn’t seen. Once finished you can store the flower crown in the fridge to keep it fresh.

couronne de fleursAnd here they are!

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All photographs by Amandine Maugy and Sophia Kaplan.

As always, their latest show was ultra feminine and evocative of that great Italian era à la La Dolce Vita. Spring was on full show with the gorgeous floral prints, embellishments and flower crowns. A girl can dream.

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We are about to venture into the California desert but while I’m still sitting in a nice hotel in my robe in Las Vegas, I can post some pics from New York. As per usual we basically just ate our way through the city. We stayed in a beautiful apartment in Soho with giant palms, caught up with loads of friends, visited Union Square Park Market, went to a few shows at New York Fashion Week, partied on rooftops, and visited a bunch of little gardens.

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A collection of enviable (and plant filled) interiors from the Vanishing Elephant blog along with my favourite pieces from their latest collection.

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