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Monday, July 4th, 2016 | Leave A Comment

Roselily at Sino Dutch Lily Days

We had a wonderful time presenting Van den Bos’s beautiful bulb flowers in China. Tricia Tang Van de Borg and Henri Van der Borg were terrific hosts and made me fall in love with China. The event took place at the new bulb center in Lingyuan, north of Beijing.

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It is a beautiful green agricultural area where cut flowers are becoming a much more important crop.

 

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President Qian’s of Beijing Sino Floriculture, organized the event Jimmy from Sinoflor and their crew coordinated and oversaw decoration of the event space  with giant lily pillar structures featuring 150,000 stems of various varieties of lilies. It was very inspiring.

 

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The structure is similar to chain link fencing with small water bottles wired in the spaces.  This creates a beautiful lily covered pillar that flares out at the top, some of these were 35′ tall.

 

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There was a floral fashion runway presentation that was televised on national TV.  I presented a collection for Van den Bos flower bulbs.

 

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I created from left to right,  a arm bouquet with a midilino hat, a floral crown with a floral handbag, a bolero hat with a floral and wire cape, a fabric spiral Roselily bouquet and a triple composite Roselily bouquet.

 

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I didn’t even know I was getting a male model, but it worked perfectly with this matador look and I think he really enjoyed showing it.

 

 

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Felicia from Van  den Bos, also her first time in China, modeled the calla crown after the show. Being a tall, blonde, blue eyed beauty, she attracted a lot of attention with the Chinese and was posing with the growers for photos.

 

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I was lucky to meet talented floral designers, Kathy Ong – AIFD  from Indonesia and Regine Motmans,  Artist Director of Fleuramour, from Belgium and Chinese Designer,Zhang Chao, not pictured.

 

 

Here is a clip from the fashion show, which started off with fireworks, singing, two dance groups, confetti bomb and balloon release, it was quite a spectacular event.

 

 

Thursday, June 9th, 2016 | Leave A Comment

Exciting new lily variety – Roselily

Later this month, we will be exhibiting in China for our friends at Van den Bos Flower Bulbs.

Van den Bos is one of the largest suppliers of lily, freesia, and calla lily bulbs in the world and supplying nearly a million flower bulbs every day of the year.

We are so excited to share their featured new varieties of double-flowering oriental lilies with you. They are just starting to be availabe here and there,  but supply is limited at this time.

They are called Roselilies. Click on the screen below to see them open up.

The fantastic thing about these lilies is they are double-petaled and come in the full spectrum of oriental lilies colors from white, blush, pink, magenta and fuchsia .

 

Roselily cascade bouquet with Senecio and Echevarria accents on a yarn wrapped wire armature.

Roselily cascade bouquet with Senecio and Echevarria accents on a yarn wrapped wire armature.

 

Then if that wasn’t enough, They don’t have any pollen! This is a wonderful quality as there is no need to remove messy pollen before it falls or stains your clothing.

They are lightly scented and have a super long vase life.

Roselily composite flower bouquets are fast and beautiful using the Roselily varieties. I think this one looks like a dinner plate dahlia, but it is sturdier and has a nice fragrance.

Roselily composite flower bouquets are fast and beautiful using the Roselily varieties. I think this one looks like a dinner plate dahlia, but it is sturdier and has a nice fragrance.

 

We will be photographing our experience in China and sharing the exciting designs with you in a later post.

 

 

Thursday, May 17th, 2012 | Leave A Comment

Interview From Japan

We are happy to announce The Professional Wedding, a bi-monthly magazine from Hotelres Wedding,  published an interview from our visit in February.

In the interview we discussed the trends happening in Los Angeles and explained how we custom design a wedding tailored to the individual bride.

We  discussed elements of a romantic style.

We introduced the concept of Rustic Elegance style which was a  new concept.