THE FLOWER DIARIES

  • Appleyard London Flower Corsages At Ascot Ladies’ Day 2014

    A few of our lovely ladies from the Appleyard team sported some graceful and beautifully fragrant corsages hand-made by our lovely in house florist.  From elegant pale yellow and white orchids and lilies (look to our Quartz bouquet for similar flowers) to pretty in pink lillies and orchids (see our Elle bouquet here), these gorgeous wrist corsages were the perfect accent for all of our ladies outfits – adding a touch of uniqueness to each ensemble.

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  • The Best Dressed at Royal Ascot 2014 Ladies’ Day

    You may or may not be aware that yesterday was day three of The Royal Ascot – otherwise known as the fabulous Ladies’ Day.  This is the day where women can really show off their feminine assets and dress like true ladies.  It’s certainly a fashion parade like no other that I’ve seen before.

    So, as you can imagine the ladies at this formal horse racing occasion sported some truly stunning and elegant headpieces, with an equally as sophisticated outfit to match.  There were those who really stood out from the crowd with heavily embellished hats towering above their heads and feathers, ribbon, flowers, you name it working as decoration.

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  • British Flower Week 2014

    The second annual British Flowers Week is due to kick off this coming Monday. The British Flowers Week is a week-long celebration of the wealth and variety of the best of British cut flowers and foliage. The event itself is held at the New Covent Garden Flower Market, and is a must see event if you’re a lover of flowers like we are.

    In recent years, British flowers have seen a long-awaited resurgence in interest, but still over 90% of flowers sold in the UK are still imported. At Appleyard London we’re keen to support British trade and the British flower, so where possible we source our flowers from British Growers.

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  • The Royal Ascot Style Guide: What & What Not To Wear

    Royal Ascot is a huge date in the racing calendar, and an even bigger date in the fashion one. Whether you’re living it up in the Royal Enclosure, or you’re slumming it in the Grandstand, deciding what to wear is sure to give you a headache or two leading up to the first day.

    Since 2012, Royal Ascot has looked to reintroduce the style befitting such a prestigious event, and as a result enforced a stricter dress code for parts of the course. If you’re thinking you might be able to ‘wing-it’ on the style front this year, think again. The course now employ a fleet of extremely well dressed fashion police that cast their discerning eye over the outfits of guests as they arrive.

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  • 10 Things To Do Whilst The World Cup Is On

    If you, like many of the ladies in the Appleyard London office, aren’t a fan of football you might be wondering what on Earth you’re going to do for the next 4 weeks while your partner’s attention, TV channels and everything in between is dedicated to the World Cup.

    Luckily, the ladies of the Appleyard London office have drawn up their top ten list of things to do while the world cup is on so you don’t have to endure hours of mindless men chasing a ball around a field…

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  • 5 Gifts Your Dad Will Love This Father's Day

    Father’s Day can be one of the trickiest present buying days of the year. What do you buy the Dad that has everything?

    We've created the ultimate list of 5 must have presents for Father’s Day 2014 so you don't have to spend hours searching the internet...

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  • Gardeners World Live 2014

    Each June, the Birmingham NEC play host to one of the biggest events in the gardening calendar, Gardeners World Live!

    Set over 4 days between 12th-15th June, Gardeners World Live is the ultimate celebration of summer gardening. With a range of show gardens, plant displays and gardening tips and advice from the likes of Joe Swift, Monty Don and Carol Klein there is something for everyone.

    And this year, it’s bigger and better than ever!

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  • RHS Chelsea Flower Show: Student Florist Blows Us Away With Her Real Flower Dress

    A young florist created a stunningly beautiful dress not only meant for a crystal ball, but fit for a princess. The ensemble was made completely out of real flowers and impressed the judges so much that she was awarded a bronze medal at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

    The dress was embellished and decorated with orchids and ivy wowing everyone who saw it. Visit the Appleyard London website to take a peek at our gorgeous orchid range to brighten up your homes or send to your loved ones.

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  • Beautiful Floral Fashion Illustrations By Grace Ciao

    We have been blown away here at Appleyard by these unique and wonderful floral fashion illustrations made from real petals, by Singaporean illustrator Grace Ciao.

    The artist claims that this idea happened by accident when trying to preserve the beauty and thought of a rose given to her by a young gentleman (she definitely isn't the only girl who has tried to keep flowers alive forever.) The petals texture work as a creative alternative to colouring pencils or fabrics.

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  • We Love Their Look: Elle Fanning's Flower Crown At Whimsical Premiere

    American Actress Elle Fanning is seen sporting a crown encrusted with delicate little pink and pale yellow flowers at the recent Whimsical film premiere.

    This beautiful floral accessory was the finishing touch to her matching pale yellow dress (Georges Hobeika Fall 2013 collection) and dusty pink eye shadow - a look that not many could pull off.

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