Lake George, Sept. 29th 2013

I have so much to say about this wedding. And this weekend. And the couple. And the couple's family.  And Ted. And the collaboration with Confetti System. And the nightmare of a wedding planner. And the shot of whiskey that was taken at 10 am on the drive up because there was so much traffic on the BQE due to an overturned tractor trailer that we were 3 hours late getting there.
In short it was the BEST ever.
But I'll save the details for later.

Photos by Daniel Mcmahon
Not now nor ever a wedding photographer. 
Just a really good capture the perfect moment kind of guy.

Rosebud Farm, Queensland

If anyone asks, I'm on Walkabout.

A Lotta Love for Electric Love

There have been many collaborations in the works over these past few months. One in particular has been with the beautiful and ever inspiring Electric Love. Best known for their amazing dreamcatchers (They really are amazing. Rihanna has one that is like 60 inches across. hello RIHANNA), Hitomi and Charlie are continuously expanding their vision for their company and their craft. We've been talking about ways to merge what they do with what I do...
and this is just one of the many things we have come up with.

A few more from Electric Love's personal gallery:

 This one we did together also... for Kabs

They are truly inspiring and I'm so excited that I get to work with them.
They're also really nice to just be around.
 Sometimes I wish they would adopt me...



Collaboration with Aux Armes for the set of Honor's Spring/Summer 2013 Runway.
We made a prairie wildflower field in a Warehouse... This is the kind of stuff that we really love to do.

Aesop: Citrus and Mint

Aesop Elizabeth Street, NYC
Fashion Night Out Installation: 09/06/2012


Le Paola Peu

A little while ago, when summer was still summer, I collaborated with Gabrielle D'Amico, the beautiful and talented designer of the veil line Le Paola Peu, to create unique and inspired floral veils.
 Here are just a few of the Le Paola Peu with FFF signature looks...


It's fashion week...Or was

And shit's been busy. 
Here's a peak at one of the many things that has been going on this week with FFF.

Floral Accessories by FFF
Today's the last day of it all for us, and it's been quite a whirlwind... Thank you in advance to all of you who have been helping me get through this week. 
It's been fun but it's been NUTS. 
And I need a nap.


John Prine and other musings

A couple months ago Noah surprised me with tickets to go see John Prine in concert. If you know anything about me, know that I love John Prine. The concert was last week in Boston ( yeah, Boston) and it  was awesome. I cried. Just a little bit. At the end. Just when he said "Thanks for coming. I'm John Prine." It was at that moment, the reality of what had just happened hit.
I was like " Holy Shit. I just saw John Prine."

Seriously, it's not a joke. I love John Prine.

Anyways onto floral things, last week Wilder Quarterly asked me to do a floral installation for an event they having for they're contributors. Celestine, the momma of the magazine, originally had sent me a picture of a messy flower mound and said " I want something like that".  We didn't really do a flower mound. Instead we made flower wallpaper.
It was still kind of messy though.

I'm into messy.


I Love LFJ

My dear dear friends since I was knee high ( honestly knee high) are the brains and brawn behind the amazing and beautiful jewelry line Lizzie Fortunato Jewels

A little back story:
 Lizzie has been making jewelry since we were about 12. After she gave up her dream of being a cartoonist, she got into beads and 6 years later her sister Kathryn, ever the business woman, is organizing trunk shows out of their dorm room at Duke, raking in them Tri Deltas' daddies' dollars.

Nearly 10 years after that my oldest best friends are kind of a big deal and continuously creating jaw dropping pieces and collections.

When I first moved to NYC, Lizzie gave me a job as production person in her mini sweatshop... uh studio. We spent hours sewing chain to chain, stringing beads, drinking bodega coffee, and talking about Friday Night Lights.
Best Job ever.
Once I started my own little biz, Lizzie let me practice my skills and hired me to do some prop/plant styling for their lookbooks. We collaborated on a headpiece (remember this shoot way back when) and I made cactus aquariums ( which makes no sense when you say it out loud, but thats what we called them) and then last season she asked me to make a wall of roses!
Who knows what's next.
Needless to say it's pretty awesome when you get to work with your best friends.

She (Lizzie) also has a blog which everyone should read regularly if they don't already. She about the daily musings of LFJ, things she finds inspiring or photos from their travels around the globe. The kid (both kids actually) has got good taste to say the least and so it's always a pleasure scrolling through the collection of images she curated for the daily blahblahblog.
And sometimes she features me
And all of our friends!