Archive for the ‘Floral Forward for Fashion’ Category

Botanical Shoes Embellished with Orchids

Monday, July 30th, 2012

These botanical shoes decorated the dessert table for last weekend's wedding.

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Selection of Botanical Shoes

Monday, July 16th, 2012

A fun idea for centerpieces : a selection of stiletto and wire shoes decorated with botanical materials. Or you could wear them for a special occasion!

botanical shoe with begonia leaves, succulents and eucalyptus berries, Françoise  Weeks

Joni Photo

botanical shoe with begonia leaves, succulents and eucalyptus berries, 1 Françoise Weeks

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Peach and Green Botanical Couture

Monday, June 4th, 2012

botanical shoe with club moss, blueberreis, kalanchoe, tillandsia,succulents, rose, grevillia, Françoise Weeks

botanical shoe with club moss, blueberries, kalanchoe, tillandsia,succulents, rose, grevillia,1, Françoise Weeks

botanical shoe with club moss, blueberries, kalanchoe, tillandsia,succulents, rose, grevillia,2, Françoise Weeks

 

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Botanical Couture Workshop on June 11, 12, & 13

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

photos: Elijah Park, Joni Shimabukuro, Ted Mishima

In this new workshop on Botanical Couture  you will learn the mechanics behind creating sumptuous designs that mimic objects in our everyday lives. Ornate purses, shoes and headpieces will expand the way you think about flowers! Françoise shares the techniques she has honed in the creation of these beautifully-crafted floral designs. To stand alone as centerpieces or to be worn as an elegant fashion statement, these couture pieces delight and amuse.

This class offers practical, hands-on experience that will further develop your own skills and repertoire and increase your confidence to think outside the box. After a demonstration of floral techniques and mechanics, you will design your own pieces. You will hone your artistic talents, and will be encouraged to listen to your intuition and further your own vision. Classes are limited to five students to ensure valuable individual attention.

Dates: Monday June 11, Tuesday June 12  and Wednesday June 13

Time: 9am til 4pm (1 hour lunch break)

Where: At Françoise’s Studio

Cost: $1,100 – A 50% deposit is requested to reserve your space; the balance is due May 28.

For more information, please call 503-236-5829 or check my website

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Wedding Flowers at Nambe

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

Britni, the manager at Nambe, asked to provide a selection of wedding flowers for an event last weekend. This month, they will feature a wedding vendor every Sunday. Nambe, located in Bridgeport Village,  offers an amazing wedding  registry including ‘timeless alloy, dinnerware, flatware, and full-lead crystal designs. Handcrafted with structural and artistic integrity, their pieces endure and perform with grace.’

fushia and orange flower purse, Nambe in Bridegeport Village, Françoise Weeks

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Botanical Shoes Video

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

A couple of months ago I made some botanical shoes and centerpieces for a fundraiser organized by Schoolhouse Supplies at the Portland Art Museum. Not only did Joni take wonderful pictures, she also surprised me with this fun short video.
Thank you Joni!!!

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Botanical Couture Workshop on April 9, 10, 11

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

photos: Elijah Park, Joni Shimabukuro, Ted Mishima

In this new workshop on Botanical Couture  you will learn the mechanics behind creating sumptuous designs that mimic objects in our everyday lives. Ornate purses, shoes and headpieces will expand the way you think about flowers! Françoise shares the techniques she has honed in the creation of these beautifully-crafted floral designs. To stand alone as centerpieces or to be worn as an elegant fashion statement, these couture pieces delight and amuse.

This class offers practical, hands-on experience that will further develop your own skills and repertoire and increase your confidence to think outside the box. After a demonstration of floral techniques and mechanics, you will design your own pieces. You will hone your artistic talents, and will be encouraged to listen to your intuition and further your own vision. Classes are limited to five students to ensure valuable individual attention.

Dates: Monday April 9, Tuesday April 10 and Wednesday April 11

Time: 9am til 4pm (1 hour lunch break)

Where: At Françoise’s Studio

Cost: $1,100 – A 50% deposit is requested to reserve your space; the balance is due March 26

For more information, please call 503-236-5829 or check my website

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Elderberries

Monday, February 27th, 2012

botanical shoe with elderberries and texture 4, Françoise Weeks

photo: Joni Shimabukuro

botanical shoe with kale and blackberries, Françoise Weeks

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Botanical Shoes for the Schoolhouse Supplies Benefit

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

Last Friday Schoolhouse Supplies, an organization that connects members of the community with students in over 130 schools throughout the Portland Public School district, had it’s annual fundraiser at the Portland Art MuseumOnPoint sponsored the Celebrity Bee benefit. The fundraiser was a huge success!!!!

It was a pleasure to sponsor the flowers for this special event. Joni Shimabukuro was the photographer extraordinaire! Joni has such a keen eye and her images always reveal the most minute details.

It was a blast making the botanical shoes for the bistro tables!

 

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Blackberries!

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

A favorite texture! A few years ago, one of the local flower growers started growing thornless blackberry shrubs – What a treat that was!

photo: Joni Shimabukuro

photo: Joni Shimabukuro

 

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