FLOWERS: A Rose by Any Other Name

February 22, 2011

The ROSE is the most beloved flower on the planet, for its rounded shape, velvety petals and subtle fragrance.   Not to mention the endless array of colors that, thanks to global hybridization, keeps more shades blooming on the colorwheel.  In fact, today there are over 30,000 …

FLOWERS: Do You Know the Language of Flowers?

February 1, 2011

With only one more week before New York kicks off the global calendar of Fashion Weeks, rumors fly about the strong influence of Victorian fashion in haute couture and ready-to-wear lines.  We’ve already seen the layered lace, gathered flounces and bell-shaped silhouettes succeed in recent …