Thursday, February 26, 2015

The color RED

Red Weddings

Many couples like the traditional white for their wedding decorations but I assure you that the photos will not be nearly as dramatic as using color in some way.  Even using a strong color as an accent will improve the impact the photos will have and let’s face it, the photos (and the skills of the photographer) the most important part of the event.  Years later the photos will be the only record of the wedding day.

Ceremony Designs

Red Flowers:
There is good reason why red roses are given to sweethearts. Red is symbolic of passion, love, and energy. Red runs through our bodies in raging rivers of blood. Red rushes to our cheeks when we feel the heat of our feelings. Red resonates with the root chakra and reminds us of our animal instincts.  Red is the spark that kindles our flames of desire.  Send red flowers to someone who needs a jolt of energy - this shock of color is sure to get their engines revving!
Red Bouquets

My suggestion to you is that you look at wedding photos online and reflect on how you would like your wedding album to look.  This will help you decide if adding some color will make you smile for years to come.

If you have any questions, please feel free to seend them to me.

Florally yours,


Thursday, February 5, 2015

Gattinoni Couture - Floral Seamtress

Floral Seamtress
When the phone rang and on the other end was Guillermo Mariotto, creative director for Gattinoni Couture my heart began to beat faster but when he asked if I was free to work with him on a special project my hands literally began to sweat.  He was looking for a florist who is also a seamstress and that’s why he called me.  My professional biography states that I am an artist, seamstress and florist.
The collection for Spring/Summer was dedicated to Food which is the theme for Expo 2015 which takes place in Milan.  Each garment in the collection was in some way connected to Food.  I was assigned to “Bread”, the element found on every table in the entire world in some form.  Specifically I had dried wheat which had to be hand sown onto a corset base using fine golden thread.
The Base
 The base was constructed by the skilled seamstress at the Gattinoni Couture atelier.
The entire construction required 53 hours of careful stitching in order to complete the entire garment. The combination of organic material (wheat) and sartorial skills was an incredible challenge for me but the skills that I honed will remain with me for the rest of my career.

Attending the presentation of the collection was the high point of the week that I spent working in the Gattinoni atelier.  It was held in an elegant restaurant, “Open Colonna” that specializes in recreating traditional Italian dishes in an unexpected way.  It was the perfect location for a fashion collection with a food theme.

Working for Gattinoni Couture will remain one of the most exciting events of my floral design career.
Florally yours,