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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 ©

Last week we had a visit from floral artist Doctor Cooper. She created unusual structural arrangements of olive branch and persimmon for a party we were throwing at the office. I think they compliment the masculine industrial feel of the space nicely. Check out some of her other creations below.

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These beautiful images are the result of a collaboration between photographer Parker Fitzgerald and floral designer Riley Messina. You can buy prints here.

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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)


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


Wrap the floral tape around the wire


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


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.

My first weekend in Paris we went to the Parc de Bagatelle, a beautiful picnic spot in the wider Bois de Boulogne. The Bagatelle was built in 1777 by the Comte d’Artois, who managed to complete the project in 64 days, winning a bet against Marie Antoinette who wagered that it could not be completed in under three months. It’s changed hands a few times since then and is now open for the rest of us to enjoy.

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Every May the Chelsea Flower Show sees the Royal Chelsea Hospital grounds turned into an array of flower and garden exhibits. This year, the 100th year of the festival, best in show was won by Australian Phillip Johnson.

Brent Elliot has released a book of archival images to celebrate the centenary. Below are some images from his book (available here) along with images from this years festival (via RHS Image).

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Floret Flower Farm is a family owned and run organic flower farm and floral design studio in Washington, USA. The team is led by mum Erin Benzakein who is a self taught farmer and floral designer. Their farm produces dahlias, garden roses, sweet peas, zinnias, peonies, and much more all with an emphasis on sustainable, thoughtful practices.

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Check out Floret Flower Farm on Instagram and their blog for regular updates about life on a flower farm.

Home Life recently posted these photographs of a beautiful property in the Adelaide Hills. The owners have cultivated an incredible collection of roses, and I love seeing the countryside and cows peek out from behind the flowers.

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Also on their website is a glimpse into a beautiful French Lot valley countryside home. It has been tastefully updated from its original 19th century state.

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