Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Caliente!


So, admittedly, my mouth fell open when I heard that Latina Magazines's online edition planned to feature of one of my heirloom bouquets. It was such a thrill and honestly a little vindication of what I thought was a wacky idea at the time. A jeweled bouqet?

Honestly, I really just thought it would be fun to do something with my sister. She's amazingly talented and so creative and, for a time, did the flowers for high-end Hollywood events.

That first bouquet took ages to put together but it was just so much fun making something totally frivolous, extravagant and yet, ultimately, meaningful. I just love the idea of creating something for someone's most important day out of all these old, forgotten pieces that deserve a second look.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Behind-the-scenes


So all my work for the Noaki Jewelry photo shoot paid off! It all came together beautifully despite a few unforeseen interruptions that included freezing weather in Southern California (?!) and a loitering fisherman (see the guy in red?). Despite this, the photos turned out amazing. Really breathtaking. Here's a little peak at the masterful photographer, John Schnack ,in action. The real thing to come...