Flowers are luxurious and feminine, they make you smile, help you feel grounded and beautiful, they smell good and are great for your skin. Spring through Summer Flower Power Beauty. Bloom!
Maiyet Hand Embroidered Midi Halter Dress, 100% Silk, Uniquely handcrafted piece -numbered edition: 1/20, With a flowing silhouette in caviar Scarlett, this Midi Halter Dress features intricately hand embroidered floral relief on the front, and a Scarlett crepe petticoat that trails beneath the dress for embellishment. Developed in India during the Mughal era, “Aari” is an intricate and labor-intensive embroidery technique, in which fabric is stretched taut over an adda or frame. Artisans use a tiny, awl-like hook to pull loops of thread through the fabric’s surface. Aari craftspeople have an immense repertoire of stitches, which Maiyet incorporates into designs to add depth and richness to distinctly clean, modern aesthetic garments. New York-based Maiyet is an inspired design driven fashion brand that celebrates rare artisanal skills, and revives ancient techniques to elevate the next generation of master craftsmen from places such as India, Indonesia, Italy, Kenya, Mongolia, and Peru. Authentic Artisan Style!
Caresse d’orchidées par Cartier Pink Gold & Diamond Ring, The Cartier Orchid, in 18K Rose Gold set with 1 Diamond, demonstrates an elegant feminine fragility. This queen of flowers is meticulously sculpted of the finest precious metals by Cartier’s skillful craftsmanship, first used by the jeweler in 1925, the Orchid is now a classic motif in Cartier jewelry. Always inspired by its rich archives, this latest offering from the Cartier ateliers is rich in history yet contemporary -a delicate balance that Cartier prides itself on maintaining. Everyday Always and Forever Classic Flower Power Appeal!
Floral Headpiece Dolce & Gabbana, Stunning floral headpieces blossomed on many fashion runways this year, representing a fresh and prospering Spring 2015 season. A floral crown or a large bloom is the perfect way to top off a bohemian look, or to add a touch of feminine sophistication. Dolce & Gabbana took inspiration from the modern-day Spanish woman for their Spring show. The carnations pinned in the model’s hair soften the sleek bun, and add natural romantic appeal. Tip: To wear a large bloom, like the carnation above, cut stem to one inch, pierce it with a U-shape hairpin, and insert the pin into the thickest part of the hairstyle. Other great flowers to wear include: Spray Rose, Freesia, Daisy, Cymbidium Orchid, Asiatic Lily, Stephanotis, Sunflower & Peony. For a special occasion, Floret design studio and specialty cut flower farm of Erin Benzakein, specializes in growing unique, uncommon and old-fashioned flower varieties gathered from around the world. Flower Heaven!
Byredo Flowerhead Eau De Parfum, This intoxicating Rose, Wild Jasmine, Sambac, and Tuberose parfum by Byredo -is the Stockholm, Sweden-based brand’s first classically floral fragrance to date. Created in collaboration with perfumers Olivia Giacobetti and Jérôme Epinette, the idea for the lush, atmospheric fragrance was born out of the memory of a cousin’s wedding in Jaipur, India. There, recalls Gorham, fresh blooms were strung together in jaimala garlands, the mandap wedding canopy, and even the bride’s hair, transforming her into a living embodiment of the word flowerhead. Petals are showered on the couple for spiritual protection in an explosion of color wildly celebratory and sublimely scented. Flowerhead is a perfect perfume for new beginnings. Everything is in Bloom!
aroma M Camellia Hair Oil & Face Oil, An artisanal alchemy of tradition, ritual, natural beauty, allure and aesthetics. Designed to be beautiful, and simultaneously enchant the mind, the soul, the senses, and the skin. Camellia Oil features prominently in the collection, which means all types of skin and hair will benefit due to its versatility. Derived from the seeds of Camellias, a kind of evergreen shrub with shiny leaves and Rose-like flowers, Camellia Oil is known to be an effective multi-purpose moisturizer, considered a Japanese beauty secret used by women to nourish both their skin and hair for centuries, it penetrates quickly and deeply, providing optimum hydration with a sheer feel. Organic Beauty Elixirs -in Art Nouveau glass bottles adorned with signature patterned Yuzen paper designs handcrafted in Kyoto, blended by the creatrix Maria McElroy, that is New York-based aroma M Beauty. A synthesis of beneficial beauty combining the best of both Eastern and Western traditions. Camellia Love!
Thesis Tender as Petals Floral Facial Cleanser, Truly pure and functional skin care for the discerning beauty purist. Featuring 100% organic ingredients including Oats, premium Clays, and Rose, Chamomile, Calendula & Lavender flowers, to soothe, purify, and deeply hydrate sensitive skin, leaving it soft, healthy and smelling of luscious florals. Simply add 1 teaspoon of powder and a few drops of pure water to a small bowl to customize the consistency, for a fresh cleanser every time. Tip: This cleanser doubles as a soothing floral mask if you leave it on the skin for 15-20 minutes. Made in Massachusetts by Thesis -a family run business dedicated to the development of truly pure, vegan, affordable and eco-friendly products that really work. Responsible in Every Way!
Chantecaille Beauté Rose de Mai Face Oil, This supercharged formula contains 1000 petals of Chantecaille’s iconic Rose de Mai, known for its unique array of healing benefits. Rose de Mai is boosted by a rich bouquet of Roses: Rose Hip, Evening Primrose, Rose Damascena and Rose Geranium in this 100% natural elixir of ultra nourishing plant oils harvested from four corners of the world. A high concentration of pure and active plant ingredients to immediately create supple, dewy skin. Combining the latest in scientific advancement with centuries-old traditional skincare, French beauty brand Chantecaille is a leader in creating high-performing products that help women look amazing. This philanthropic company is also known for creating limited edition products where a portion of the proceeds benefit environmental causes. Modern Classic!
Osmia Organics Flower Body Oil, Incredibly precious floral essential oils such as organic Rose Geranium, organic Linden Blossom, and Zdravets -11 nourishing healing plant oils in all, grace this Flower Oil. Zdravets is a member of the Geranium family, grown at altitude in the Bulgarian mountains, and the word “zdrave” means healthy. Providing ultimate moisture while leaving your skin blanketed in a subtle floral, earthy scent that instantly soothes the senses, creating a feeling of timeless femininity. Osmia Organics emerged from the ambition of Sarah Villafranco -former Colorado-based doctor with a strong belief in the power of plants, who dreamed of creating an artisanal line of skincare products made solely from organic and natural ingredients. Osmia, as used here, means “sense of smell.” Every Osmia product is made with utmost attention to the scent and its aromatherapeutic benefits. In a broader sense, it is also a reminder to sense your life. Inspired Beauty!
FIG + YARROW Floral Milk Bath, An aromatic blend of beautifying florals in skin-softening buttermilk and therapeutic minerals. Pure essential oils of Jasmine, Ylang Ylang, Geranium and Rosewood provide skin-enhancing and mood calming benefits in this fabulous Floral Milk Bath. FIG + YARROW -is a certified organic artisanal apothecary line of homeopathic products handcrafted in small batches in Colorado using local ingredients. Former herbalism student, founder Brandy Monique, cherry picks the best of the best organic roots, leaves, flowers, minerals, and oils, then transforms these components into nourishing, non-gender specific creations that contain natural healing elements and absolutely no preservatives, parabens, or toxins. Beauty + Substance!
Flower Seed Library, Lemon Queen Sunflower Seeds, French Marigold Mix, & Zinnia Mix. Each packet includes 100 seeds. The Hudson Valley Seed Library is a small, farm-based seed company that offers organic, heirloom and open-pollinated garden seeds, and celebrates the relationship between art and gardens. Each year, the Library commissions 20 artists to create original illustrations for their seed packets, like these beautiful floral designs by Philadelphia-based illustrator and print designer Kendra Dandy. Make Your Floral Garden Dreams a Beautiful Reality!
In Slow Flowers: Four Seasons of Locally Grown Bouquets from the Garden, Meadow, Farm, Acclaimed garden writer Debra Prinzing challenged herself to create a beautiful, locally-grown bouquet for each of 52 weeks of one year to demonstrate that all four seasons have their own botanical character to be celebrated. She provides extensive design tips, bouquet “recipes” and region-by-region floral ingredient lists that can be found in all climate zones through the year. Slow Flowers is written from a DIY floral designer’s point of view, to inspire anyone to go green and make a beautiful bouquet with what’s at hand, no matter the season. Bella Bouquets!
Bring simple, fresh flower recipes to your kitchen table! Edible flowers are abundant and easy to cook with but are often overlooked as being intimidating or too fancy. Cooking with Flowers by Miche Bacher is filled with special confections and easy everyday treats that everyone will love, from jewel-toned Violet Jam and pretty pink Lavender Lemonade to Pansy Petal Pancakes and Carrot Sunflower Cake. In this book, you’ll find easy-to-follow recipes and beautiful photographs, as well as the fascinating history and meaning of flowers, plus tips and tricks for finding, cleaning, and preparing edible blossoms. This essential guide covers all the classic uses for farm-fresh, seasonal flowers -whether they’re sourced locally or plucked from your very own garden. Bon Appetit!
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