Botanical Couture for Fashion Show

Last month Oregon Bride Magazine produced their annual bridal show “Bridal Unveiled 2014″ at Left Bank Annex. I was thrilled that they had invited me to do botanical couture for their fashion show. Here are some images that Moscastudio took at the show. Photographer Ted Mishima came by early to take close ups of some […]

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Wedding Workshop in the Studio – November 2014

Last week we has such a fun workshop in the studio! Kris and Mari were so incredibly eager to get information and we ended up doing less hand-on work than usual – but as you will read their testimonials you’ll realize that they learned exactly what they wanted. Here are some pictures of their beautiful […]

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Botanical Necklace

Last night Molly’s Fund had their annual fundraiser. They are the Northwest’s leading organization dedicated to lupus awareness, assistance, and support. It is their aim to create an online home filled with support, advocacy, information, and education and make a difference. Here is the necklace that I made for the auction.  

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Woodland Wreath

A wire frame, covered with moss, is the base for this very textural woodland wreath with small gourds, bark, seedpods, succulents, berries, crab apples, lichens,…

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Wedding/Woodland/Botanical Couture Workshop in Maui on October 21 & 22

Tuesday and Wednesday, October 21 & 22, 2014, 9AM to 4PM each day photo: Jamie Bosworth Hosted by Lisa Giamoyris Almeida of: Blossoms Hawaii Located in Wailuku, Maui Woodland/Botanical Couture/Wedding Design Workshop Class size limited to 9 students. Create and keep your designs. Lunch 12PM to 1PM will be provided. Please bring your own tools, […]

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Botanical Couture and Faerie Chair

Porcelain vine berries are in season – they’re such a favorite and I wanted them to be the common thread through the pieces. Inspired by a picture that I saw in Louis Bou’s book ” Couture Hats’  of a hat/mask combination, I decided to tackle this fun idea. Shoes and jewelry complemented the headpiece. The […]

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Whimsical Bouquets

Several years ago I bought a wonderful and very inspiring book: “Straight from the Heart – Bridal Floristry for the 21st Century” by Liz & Claire Cowling. Claire teaches workshops and owns a flower shop Thrive Floristry in Bury St Edmonds in England. I am beyond thrilled that I will have the opportunity to teach […]

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Françoise is coming to Santa Barbara, CA

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday Jan 12-14 presented by Florabundance

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Botanical Couture Workshop in the Studio on October 13-15

Interested in offering alternatives to hand-tied bouquets for the bridal party? A flower purse or jewelry would be fantastic! Botanical shoes or a fascinator would get everyone’s attention! Learn the mechanics and techniques techniques and expand your offerings for your clients! For more information or to sign up please check: http://francoiseweeks.com/botanical-couture-workshop-oct-2014/ Only 2 spots left! […]

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Botanical Couture Photo Shoot

What a fun collaboration with photographer Ted Mishima and  model Shayna a few weeks ago. We decided to do the photo shoot in my backyard. As always, Ted’s pictures were exquisite!

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