With a basket full of flowers after a trip to New Covent Garden Flower Market, I was ready to start on the dried flower wall installation for Selfridges.
Once I returned from the flower market, I unpacked and divided flowers up into small bunches, I tied string around the stems and left them hanging to dry.
Two weeks later..
I untied all the bunches and cut down the stems and removed any leaves that I didn’t want.
I then started making little bouquets. I made sure to pay attention to height and shape by arranging taller stems near the top and back. I filled in the gaps with smaller blooms.
The display was used for Simone Rocha’s pop-up at Selfridges. The dried flowers worked perfectly for Simone Rocha’s SS17 collection.
I hope you enjoy the dried flower wall install as much as I enjoyed putting it together.
This years Met Gala (also known as the Met Ball) the annual fundraising gala for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York City took place on the first Monday of May.
The red carpet is one of the most-watched fashion events of the year and this year, celebrates the opening of the Costume Institute’s exhibition ‘Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between.’
‘Avant-garde’ was the official dress code and the a-listers in attendance didn’t disappoint with their show-stopping looks.
Selena Gomez in Coach.
My best dressed goes to Selena Gomez who looked stunning in a pale pink slip gown embellished with flowers, by Coach’s Stuart Vevers. She topped it off with a geometric choker, a mini handbag and metallic heeled sandals.
I also loved Gigi Hadid in in a caramel coloured asymmetrical dress by Tommy Hilfiger and Blake Lively in a plunging gold gown with an electric, feathered flame design at the train by Versace.
Who’s look stole the show for you?
All dressed up and ready to go, I couldn’t be more excited for my French themed date night with my love.
I picked to wear a floral bardot dress from Topshop, black lace up espadrilles and Swarovski pearl earrings. I finished my look with a vintage needle point embroidered bag.
We started the evening eating dinner at Palm Court Brasserie, a traditional French restaurant in Covent Garden. Reminiscent of 1920’s art nouveau style, the dining room boasts effortless Parisian chic, echoing the popular Brasseries of some of Paris’s affluent arrondissements.
We then stopped of at Laduree, a upscale bakery with Parisian origins, specialising in French macarons in a number of flavours. I was treated to a box of macarons!
We then walked across to the Dominion Theatre to watch An American In Paris, the breathtakingly beautiful new Broadway musical about love, hope and living your dreams. It was S’Wonderful!
‘You’ve made my life so glamorous. You can’t blame me for feeling amorous.’
The Oscars the biggest night on the awards season calendar always attracts a guest list of Hollywood’s most notable names. Sunday’s ceremony at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles saw Hollywood’s finest.
My best dressed goes to Emma Stone, the best actress winner for La La Land was Old Hollywood perfection in this glamorous, golden Givenchy gown. A swingy fringe added to the drama, and her finger waves and red lips complete the Gatsby-esque look.
Emma Stone in Givenchy.
A close second was Karlie Kloss who dazzled in a white Stella McCartney dress and accessorised with a jewel chocker.
After the main event came the star-studded Vainty Fair Oscar Party. Kate Bosworth was my best dressed, she looked every inch the fairy-tale princess in a mint green J. Mendel dress.
Kate Bosworth in J.Mendel.
I also loved Miranda Kerr in a high-neck Miu Miu dress, which featured a backless design with pearl detailing and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley who showed of her baby bump in a chic Versace sliver gown with a floor-sweeping hem.
Who scooped your best dressed award?
After a busy few days dressing at various shows over London Fashion Week, today’s morning cappuccino is essential.
My biggest highlight this season was the Versus Versace show. I was backstage dressing the models including Bella and Gigi Hadid.
The collection was perfectly presented in sections dictated by colour scheme. Black looks came out first, followed by white, red, blue, then pink and blue before finishing again with black. The diverse collection was classically Versus, with artistic elements added into every look. The pink and blue coloured fur was a huge juxtaposition with the classic black dresses, ensuring that there was bursts of bright colours to stand out against the monochrome offerings. Other standouts included the red-leather mini-skirts and Versus chokers.
What did you make of Donatella’s latest collection?