The 2016 RockStar Florist Competition Winner

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Last week the public votes came in and the 3 RockStar Florists category winners were announced. At that point it was back over to our RockStar competition judges to decide between them who will be crowned 2016’s ultimate RockStar Florist!

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Our industry expert judges, Julia-rose, Holly & Mel who tell us they had a devil of time deciding who to crown winner!

There was much gnashing of teeth and strenuous debate – but eventually a winner had to be chosen… and the winner is…

The 2016 RockStar Florist … Jess Mauger

Jess Mauger from Jess Mauger Floral Design

Jess wins the awesome prizes detailed on this page. I called her this morning to let her know she’d won — she was SUPER excited and sends her thanks and appreciation to everyone who helped her to win, the judges and all of the other competitors that raised the standards so high with their amazing floral talents!

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Jess’ local paper got wind of the news and featured her last week – read the article here

2016 Flowers To Carry category Winner - Jess Mauger!

Credit: White Ash Photography


Meet Jess:

Q: How would you describe your work/style?

A: My work I guess is really freestyle… I work with no constraints. If I can envision it, I will make it work no matter how far out of the box I need to go.

Q: Who/what are your biggest stylistic influences?

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A: Style influences are too many to mention but I am a huge fan of course of the fabulously talented Julia Rose, Holly Hipwell & Cecilia Fox! I also love the amazing work of Joseph Massie, Frank Alexander NYC & A number of european designers.

Q: What floral trends do you predict going into 2017?

A: Floral Trend…hmmm its soooo hard to predict with the industry always moving and changing with what inspires individual taste. I’m excited to see what amazing artworks come filtering through my fb & insta feeds to the inspire me!

Q: Got any tips for aspiring RockStar Florists?

A: Rock what YOU do!

Q: Where to now for Jess Mauger, RockStar Florist?

A: Lots of upcoming collaborative photoshoots with amazing local vendors, weddings, Glitter Bunches & whatever is meant to be! living & loving what i do ❤

Congratulations Jess from everyone here at the RockStar Florists team and thanks to everyone for entering and making this such an amazing competition! See you again next year!


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