Monday, August 5, 2013

A Dress Made From Flowers!

Lisa Dickinson is a florist and the owner of Manchester florist Venus Flowers. She and her team of four florist spent one whole week to come up with a beautiful gown made of flowers. The floral gown was worn by Boss Model Eleanor Davies during the opening of this year’s Dig the City festival. 

“The challenge was to keep the dress looking fresh for as long as possible, the trick to making the dress endure was to use flowers that wouldn’t wither and die after a few hours, so I made the full skirt of the dress out of wax flowers—which is a really tough shrub—but with delicate sprays of flower heads,” Lisa Dickinson explains.

“I must admit, when we got the brief to make the dress I was a little daunted about how to put it all together—but once we got started on the planning it was really liberating and hugely fun. It really stretching the boundaries of floristry, and it is thrilling to think creatively. You see the potential of flowers in another light,” Dickinson says. “Dig the City is such a great event for Manchester, the whole city; residents, businesses and shops should flower up – a greener city is something we can all get behind.”

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