Monday, 29 July 2013

Rose Pink

 Pop on these black lace cat ears and whip off'
to sit at Hotel Urban's Moet Rose Lounge when you need a break.
I'm addled.
This is taking a toll.
 Take a weight off.

 How's the décor?
 Stay perky.

Thursday, 25 July 2013


 I love grey.
But I've had to fight colour for it.

It's always good to go back, though.
We are like old friends.

 I fashioned this free-form lace Flora.
It's a light-as-a-feather.
If you are interested, it will be at The Hat Box,
when it passes muster.
It's quite lovely and would look sweet with pink or other pastel hues.

In case you are curious. I haven't turned my back on pink.

 I am working on the base.
It's still in the pipeline. It's Ok-Ja Choi's amazing hand-woven silk
and saffron fleur, fashioned by using every single skerrick of the fabric
is still a work-in-progress. These things take time.
What are you working on?

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Selling Secrets at Bright HQ

I am selling secrets, friends.
On October 9, 2013, you'll be able to join
me at Bright Learning Head Quarters to learn the magic
that is Flora Fascinata.
Frippery Exposed.
Yes, one workshop only.
I'm all yours.
Remember Bright Learning's excellent catering for their Opening Night. 
 Colour-coded bookshelves

 and funky décor?
That couch's inflatable.
That's not only, they offer an ongoing series of amazing Adult Education
classes of all sorts in that great location, Teneriffe, which is right
in the hub of great coffee, restaurants and in a historic part of town on the Brisbane River.
Flora will be on-board touting her frippery.
You should be, too.

Take home a lovely Flora-one-of-a-Kind inspired and mentored headpiece.
Results guaranteed.

Don't panic; I will give you everything you need and more.
For more details contact the Bright Learning HQ.
Ask for Lisa.
What are you thinking?

Sunday, 21 July 2013

Clomicalm and Blind

 To be honest, this week's been a bit fraught.
The blog's mascot:
 as opposed to The Dog of the Year as below:

has been exhibiting highly strung behaviours:
including incessant barking and extreme separation anxiety.
Related to his 90% vision impairment.
 I've had to medicate.
I am bit sad.

I'll keep you posted.
Has anyone got any tips?
I think I am beyond the scented aromatherapy collar the
Vet's assistant told me about. Pity.
 In buoyant news, I've zhu'zhu'd up the chalkface.
 Popping these large tissue paper pom-pom fleurs
around the ridges.

 I've had my niece in Flora's Atelier to sit an
impromptu shoot.
 She does what she is told.

 That red and blue piece below is a ring in.
A Paris Kyne no less.
I am excited to have a millinery masterpiece in the House.
Made under extreme conditions, remember the Mystery Box
Milliners' Challenge?
Completed in a couple of hours no less.

 There's been no famine, it's been a feast this weekend.
I flew by the seat of my pants, without a recipe in tow and
conjured up this hazelnut and pear tart.
Don't panic, it's easy, packet puff pastry underneath.
Cream together eggs, butter and hazelnuts, dash of vanilla, spread on the
baked blind pastry sheet and decorate with peeled and cored pears.
It looks nice.
Dust with icing sugar.

Inspired by Paris' sculpting transformations
I was driven to dig out
Ok Ja Choi's hand-woven saffron dyed silk.
Ok Ja is a National Treasure artist.
You've met Ok Ja before.
She works exclusively with silk and natural dyes: safflowers and indigo.

a free form sculpted rose.

 I'll let you know what becomes of its loveliness.

 Stay tranquil, now.