Spring has officially arrived! To celebrate the season of new blooms, our resident florist and good friend Lu Diamond Flowers has shared her favourite floral moments with us.
Wizard of Oz - The Deadly Poppy Field
This was my favourite child hood film, the songs, the drama and that mean wicked witch! It was one of the very first films to be produced in colour and was very much ahead of its time in set design. I remember thinking that all those poppies were so magical and watching back at it now it still is.
The Quirky Beard Floral Trend
I think the first time I saw this quirky floral idea was in Kinfolk magazine. Sarah Winward is an American florist with a pretty cool partner who will let her stick flowers in his beard. I think its such a rad idea and is a refreshing approach to floral design. Sometimes odd just works!
Giant Paper Flowers by Tiffanie Turner
Is that real?!! oh no its made of paper. But still, how beautiful is the detail. I never get excited about fake flowers but this work really blew me away. I would love to see one in the flesh and maybe even get a lesson because they are just so pretty and massive! This larger than life dahlia in pink is my favourite.
Suspended Floral Installations by Rebecca Louise Law
Rebecca's body of work is impressive. She has created large scale floral installations for Jo Malone, Jimmy Choo, Gucci and Max Mara to name a few and that's not even the impressive bit. Recently she was commissioned by the London garden museum to build an installation the flower garden display'd 2014 which was a floating meadow of 4,600 flowers. She works with every variety of flower you can think of from dried to fresh, I love her grand and diverse style.
Marie Antoinette by Sofia Coppola
It's all in the details, the pastel colour palette, petals scattered around french pastries, the floral wall paper, flowers in her hair and the electric pink peonies and anemones placed in vases.
Smashed Flowers by Jon Shireman
This is the best thing I have ever seen, an amazing idea. Wished I had though of it! "Beauty is truly fleeting, especially when it is frozen in liquid nitrogen and shattered by a spring-loaded contraption. New York photographer Jon Shireman immerses flowers in LN2, then records their destruction with a high speed camera for his 2010 Broken Flowers project. Displayed against a stark white background, the blooms resemble splintered china plates or floral fireworks."
Isabelle specialises in digital photography mainly focusing on natures elements; this image is called My laughing stalk. The layering of imagery and the use of light is stunning, I also really like how the lilies are closed and that the orange berries are just floating about, the more you look at it the more details you find.