Sally Shanahan | Finalist | Flowers to Wear 2016

2016 RockStar Florists Finalists: Judge’s Selections, Round Five

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Well, the 2016 RockStar Florists entries are all in and the competition is now CLOSED to new entries! Now, over 9 days (from November 2nd to the 10th) our judges will be doing the difficult work of choosing their RockStar Florists finalists from the total pool of entries. Read on to see Melanie Stapleton’s first 3 selections…

In the 2016 RockStar Florists competition we have 3 expert judges, Holly, Mel & Julia-rose, all bone-fide floral industry rock stars in their own right! Today’s judge is Melanie Stapleton.

Melanie Stapleton from Cecilia Fox

Melanie Stapleton from Cecilia Fox

Q: What Does 3 x 3 x 3 Equal? A: 27 RockStar Florists!

Over 9 days, our judges will be doing the difficult work of choosing their RockStar Florists finalists from the total pool of entries.

They will do this in lots of three, over three days, one from each of the three categories. This will result in all kinds of fancy numerical fun, but all you need to know is that it will total 27 RockStar Florist finalists who will then go into the public vote over at the Tesselaars Facebook community, battling it out to win in their category!

Today’s Judge Is: Melanie Stapleton from Cecilia Fox

Melanie is the founder and head honcho at Cecilia Fox, a thriving bespoke floral studio based in Melbourne. Cecilia Fox are nationally renowned for their super hip, often large scale, botanical styling for events and special occasions.  View her profile page.

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Here are Mel’s 2nd 3 selections into the 2016 RockStar Florists finals!

(The following words in italics are Melanie’s)

Nicole Trewin-Tooley | Finalist | 2016 Flowers to Carry

Nicole Trewin-Tooley | Finalist | 2016 Flowers to Carry

Flowers To Carry

Nicole Trewin-Tooley from Ruby & Ivy

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Mel says: Beautiful colours. I love the use of textural foliage, ivy berry against the more classic blooms

Sally Shanahan | Finalist | Flowers to Wear 2016

Sally Shanahan | Finalist | Flowers to Wear 2016

Flowers To Wear

Sally Shanahan from The Paperdoll Factory

Mel says: The moody colours here really work beautifully and I love the design and shape of this lovely head piece. 

Alice McDonald | Finalist | Flowers to Decorate 2016

Alice McDonald | Finalist | Flowers to Decorate 2016

Flowers To Decorate

Alice McDonald from Flowers by Alice

Mel says: Wild flower meadow,  you can’t go wrong! I just love the wild grasses and understated blooms. What a runway.

Thanks Melanie – no doubt you’ve made 3 florists very excited indeed!

Come back tomorrow folks as we reveal our next 3 judge’s selections – tomorrow it’s Julia-rose’s turn…

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