My dear friend Isa is travelling around the world making videos as she goes. Here is a little one she very kindly made about me:
I had the distinct pleasure of not only doing the flowers for but also attending the wedding of Leeze and Carl earlier this year. I have been friends with Leeze’s family for many years now and it was such a treat to be a part of this momentous occasion and get to attend my first proper big Jewish wedding. So much fun! Here are some of their beautiful pics shot by Zoe Morley.
This garden, in the 12th arrondissement of Paris, and off the Promenade Plantée which I have previously written about, was an explosion of colour when I visited in summer last year.
All photographs by Sophia Kaplan.
Hey guys, check out the invitation for FLEURT (from curator Amber Creswell Bell), a group show I’m flowering for from this coming weekend. If you’re in Sydney, please come on down and check it out!
‘FLEURT’ is the sequel show to the hugely popular ‘ART/VERT’ exhibition held at Paddington’s Saint Cloche gallery in January/February of this year (if you missed it – you can read all about ART/VERT here Broadsheet Sydney, and here The Design Files).
Where ART/VERT was a group show celebrating botanica as central theme and muse – FLEURT is strictly an ode to the humble flower!
FLEURT represents a diverse line up of nine popular artists, photographers and a ceramicist that I have personally curated – with each artist contributing a collection of pieces to this abundant and fanciful group show. We think this is the perfect antidote to the faded days of late autumn.
With a champagne launch and artist meet & greet from 10am SATURDAY 23rd MAY and running daily to SUNDAY 7th JUNE 2015, FLEURT features the work of:
Sought-after floral designer ‘Sophia Kaplan Plants & Flowers’ will beautifully adorn the gallery with large whimsical floral arrangements. Additionally “pockets full of posies” will be available to purchase, all lovingly arranged by Sophia – each with a note detailing the meaning of the flowers in that arrangement as per the magical “Secret Language of Flowers”.
The amazingly creative, plant-obsessed Angie of Ode Ceramics and I did a story last month for The Planthunter about the different ways plant and flower people source, care for and arrange plants vs flowers. It was so much fun visiting The Succulent Garden and the flower market together and then shooting it all back at her home studio. Be sure to check it out the article in full here.
I did flowers for a shoot late last year with Damien and Anastasia (same team as the Daughters of Simone shoot) which was recently published in White Magazine. Check out some of the pics below, or the article here.
It’s been a busy month! Some pals leaving on great adventures, others coming to stay and wedding season thrown in too. I’m beginning to plan more of my own flower work for next year and getting excited about all that will hold.
One of my favourite Frenchies is here at the moment which reminded me that I still have plenty of photos to share from Paris.
Endless delicious meals cooked by Angele and Olive.
Visits to the Marché Aux Fleurs in the middle of the city.
One of my favourite galleries, Fondation Cartier with its rambling landscapes and impressive green wall above the entrance.
La Recyclerie, a new cafe near my sisters work where we often met for lunch. It’s located in a former railway station, is super laid back and they even have their own mini farm and vegetable garden.
And other random wanderings through the streets and a cat adventure…
More to come soon. All photographs by Sophia Kaplan.
We started with champagne and nibbles before Jardine explained a little about each of the flowers from the the rainbow-esque display. We then got a demonstration on how to make a posy in her incredibly beautiful natural style.
It was great having so many different flowers to play with and I enjoyed giving a little bit of help to those around me. It was such a treat to make some new floral friends, namely Amy of Henry Hudson and John from Blooming Lovely, and the talented photographers Lisa and Pete from And a Day. I feel a little like the dorky new kid on the block, but am amazed by the warm welcome you have all given me.
At the end of the night I helped wrap all the bouquets and it was very interesting to see all the different interpretations presented to me. There were beautiful colour combinations and unusual designs. All of them had something special about them.
Check out the Bloom Series website to subscribe and check out more pics from the other events.
All photographs by Sophia Kaplan.