Moschino Spring 2018 Ready-To-Wear

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Biker ballerinas were Scott’s story on the runway: leather jackets, satin bustiers, tulle tutus, and fishnets in a couple dozen variations, with some DIY tees thrown into the mix. “Shirt happens,” one read.


Jeremy Scott delivered a bouquet of fashion to the Moschino runway for Spring 2018.


Giambattista Valli Couture Spring 2016

It was a representation of flowers, exquisitely interpreted through the finest tulle, embroidery and crystals. Giambattista Valli's spring 2016 haute couture collection delivered a fresh bouquet of youth in beautiful dresses, short and long. I do question Valli's casting, however. These models look sixteen and while they are absolutely amazing in these dresses, the couture client is sixteen about three times over. Of course, one can argue that Valli is setting up to pass the couture torch to the daughters of their clients. After all, haute couture is a lifestyle meant to transcend generations. Back to the dresses... the gowns at the end of the show were breathtaking. I predict some will work their way onto the red carpet this award season.


Kate Spade New York blooms at NYFW

This season, Kate Spade New York partnered with iconic floral brand FTD to bring 30,000 fresh flowers to New York Fashion Week. Flowers from FTD in hues of blue, coral, yellow and more lined Kate Spade New York’s Spring 2016 fashion presentation, which featured looks inspired by NYC’s bright, colorful flower bodegas. "After a harsh winter, when that first day of spring breaks, how relieved we all are to buy our first flowers at the bodega,” said Kate Spade New York. Floral patterns and motifs made their way onto dresses, skirts, jumpsuits and accessories. Smart, sassy and pretty.

The flowers were a focal point of the presentation and guests in attendance received a handmade bouquet of FTD blooms, arranged on the spot at a custom flower bar. After the presentation, FTD and Kate Spade New York hit the NYC streets in a branded truck to hand out fresh bouquets around the city. (Photos: Jason DeCrow/Invision for FTD/AP Images.)



Send Her a Beautiful Bouquet and Earn a Chance to Win the Ultimate $25,000 Man Cave with Teleflora’s “Get a Room”Valentine’s Day Sweepstakes. 

Traditionally, Valentine’s Day has been all about spoiling your lady with fabulous flowers. This year, Teleflora, the world’s leading flower delivery service, is helping men sweep their sweethearts off their feet AND earn a little love for themselves while they’re at it!

Indeed, men are the heavy lifters when it comes to the most romantic holiday of all, purchasing roughly 74 percent of all Valentine’s Day bouquets. But, likely not surprising to their significant others, of those Valentine’s bouquets purchased on, over 70 percent of them are ordered less than one week before the big day—and nearly 30 percent the day before or day of. Talk about last minute!

Nevertheless, they get it done—so this Valentine’s Day, Teleflora is putting the “man” back in “romance” by rewarding these thoughtful men with the chance to win the Ultimate Man Cave! From now until February 14, anyone who purchases one of four featured Valentine’s Day bouquets is automatically entered into Teleflora’s “Get a Room” Sweepstakes, where they’ll have the chance to win $25,000 toward the Man Cave room of their dreams, whether it be a monster home theater, sports fan lounge or ultimate home gym. Breathtaking flowers for her, a magnificent Man Cave for him. It’s truly a win-win! Teleflora’s four featured “Get a Room” bouquets have something for every budget and every expression of love, from like to lust to “love you mom!”—and all four get you one step closer to the Man Cave of your dreams. Find many more romantic choices at!


Chanel Spring 2015 Couture

Marie, Marie quite contraire, how does your jardin grow? Uncle Karl flexed his green thumb and gave everyone a glorious garden of couture for Chanel Spring 2015. The blooms, by the way, were mechanical! Season after season after season, the genius that is Karl Lagerfeld continues to evolve the legendary house from the past and into modernity. Classic tweeds embrace unconventional elements to create a "new" Chanel for today's times. He looks to the future by respecting the past and producing RTW and Couture collections that are inherently Chanel but are as young and fresh as a spring bouquet.

You just have to watch!!! 


Happy Mother's Day 2013


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No one in this world has displayed, offered and provided me with the level of love, sacrifice and support than that of my mother's. I would not be the person I am without her. I wish my mom, and all mothers, a very Happy Mother's Day!!!

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The Crystal Flower

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Many women will say that the most important day in their life was their wedding date. [Surpassed possibly by the birth of their children.]

A Miami-based designer has created something so incredibly unique and exquisite to help make


wedding day even more special. In fact, one might say that

The Crystal Flower

will make your memories eternal!

What if I told you that you could get something old, something new, borrowed and blue all in one amazing, magnificent way?


Lizet B. Gonzalez

, the creator, designer and artist behind

The Crystal Flower


redefining tradition through her brilliant concept of creating bouquets from new and vintage brooches. In a most elegant and sophisticated way, The Crystal Flower offers beauty and sentiment.


Tell me about The Crystal Flower and how did you come up with the concept.  These are bridal bouquets right?

Absolutely, but they can be used for more than bridal bouquets. The can be used for proms, gifts, anniversaries; you don't have to stick to just bridal. There are complete brooch bouquets made only of hand-wired brooches and then there are the combinations of brooches and flowers because there are a lot of brides who don't have 40-50 brooches which is the amount that one bouquet requires.

So how did I come up with the concept:

I went to my nieces' wedding and as she was leaving her friend had her bridal bouquet. My niece tells her friend just to toss it. I thought, what a waste. Here is something that will go down in your history as something you walked down the aisle with and you want to toss it! That got me thinking and after a lot of trials and tribulations, I won't tell you it was easy, I put bouquets together and finally came up with the brooch bouquets.

Who provides the brooches? The bride to be?

That's the idea! The beautiful part of it is for the brides to hand me a little piece of their loved ones for their bouquet. Its




Who is The Crystal Flower client?

It's a woman who is throwing tradition to the wind and they're coming up with something unique that can be passed down to generations. I design them from my soul and from my heart and if they can see that, then that's my client. They are not going to toss the bouquet! [Brides can purchase a "toss" bouquet from a florist.]

What's in the future for The Crystal Flower? Is there anything new you'd like to share?

Yes! I felt something was missing so to complement the bouquet designs, I want to produce a handmade keepsake book with images of the brooches and who provided them.  People tend to forget details over time which is why I want to do the book.

Another new item that Lizet is experimenting with, that I find very exciting, are glass bead boutonnieres.

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Lizet B. Gonzalez in her beautiful Miami home surrounded by her sparkling masterpieces. She sees the brooch bouquets as family heirlooms that are rich with love and history.

The Crystal Flower's biggest fan, cheerleader and supporter is

Luis Gonzalez

, Lizet's husband. "My wife used to sleep at night, now she goes to bed at midnight and is up at 4am..." Luis clarifies and with a tear in his eye, that his wife's dedication and love of her family come first, above all.

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