I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Flowers to Wear would have to be my favourite category in Tesselaar’s annual ‘RockStar Florists’ competition. The reason I love it so much is because it gives florists the opportunity to be really creative. Plus, it’s where my two favourite worlds collide: fashion and flowers.
This year we are seeing entries that include full floral skirts, floral hair crowns and even floral jewellery! The photos that are flooding in from all over Australia clearly show that we have some serious floral talent in our country. The combination of beautiful colourful blooms and quality of design and execution is just breathtaking. It is awesome to see that every year floral designers are pushing the boundaries, breaking new ground, and setting the bar very high! So let’s look at just a sample of some of the standout entries so far in the Flowers to Wear category.
Flowers to Wear in Your Hair
We have all seen floral crowns and there are some gorgeous examples of those on-trend designs again this year. What caught my eye is some of the outrageous and insanely gorgeous unique ways that you can wear flowers in your hair. This design by Alena of Gentle Flowers, NSW, is a literal take on a floral crown with roses and blue delphinium being used to create a classic crown shape rather than a halo.
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I love that floral designers are playing with the shape of hair flowers. Mikeala of Mikeala Fleur Patterson Floral Design also thought outside the square when creating this masterpiece using roses, cymbidium orchids and hyacinth florets. Check out those glasses! I want a pair!
Apricot carnations and roses combine to give a romantic look to this floral hair design by Jacqueline of Two Hearts Club, NSW. The shape and grouping of flowers is enhanced by keeping the colour palette simple and effective.
This design by Melinda of Wildflower Wanderings, NSW, is so striking and so simple with only one ingredient in the flower recipe being used: magnolia leaf. The underside of the magnolia leaf is what give this design it’s velvet chocolate brown appearance.
Wrist and dress corsages have always been popular. But I am starting to see a trend emerging of floral necklaces. Jo from Naturelle in QLD entered this gorgeous hairpiece and floral necklace. Not only is the work exquisite but so are those Phalaenopsis orchids!
Another fantastic floral necklace design is this beautiful piece by Vanessa of Vanessa K Florist, NSW. It’s a great example of what can be achieved with flowers and patience! I can imagine there would have been a fair bit of work involved in creating this necklace.
Irene from Fleurish Flowers, NSW, has created a wrist corsage with a twist, literally. This design is divine as it twists up the forearm. Great use of flowers, foliage and texture.
Flowers as Fashion
Taking the idea of wearing flowers one step further is Kate of Kate Dawes Flower Design, QLD. What better way to make your outfit stand out at a formal event than to create a cute cascading floral accessory. This piece really takes the dress design into consideration and compliments it beautifully. I think the combination of flowers, textures and colours is just heavenly.
A great way to stand out in the crowd and make sure there is no chance that someone else at the event is wearing the same dress as you is to create a floral cape to wear. Mel of Floriffic Flowers, QLD, uses foliage, fern, moss, and succulents in her eye-catching design that would be certain to turn heads.
If you are thinking about entering our RockStar Florists Competition, get your entries in now! Entries close midnight October 31st.