It’s Fashion to Flowers Thursday!  Check out this Oscar de la Renta Spring 2013 dress to end all dresses matched with the African Mask Leaf…

Those black and white stripes, does it get any better?  We saw this dress first on the Twitter feed of @OscarPRGirl and like a supernova the image of the dress spread like wild.  Could we have found a better horticultural pair for her than the African Mask Leaf!?

Available all year round, African Mask are plants that need serious TLC, lots of clipping the old leaves to make room for the new.  Sounds kind of like the fashion biz, hmm?

Our fashionista rocking this dress at her dinner party will have a carefully cultivated selection of African Mask Leaf along her table and in her lounge, a not-so-subtle nod to her color scheme and ability to access the rare and finite.

–Team KSW

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Image one here // Image two here


Hello friends!  Just so you know, since our studio is closed on Mondays, we are one day behind you and today is our Monday.  We’re just getting back from a whirlwind weekend of flowers and photoshoots with new friends.

We had two totally different looks for our weddings; one whimsical at the Rice Mill Lofts and the other inspired by the change of season at Southern Oaks Plantation.

Check out the bouquets below and tell us who is who :)

Then, on Sunday morning we headed over to Mrs. Vintage for a VooDoo photoshoot!  San Francisco photographer Jennifer Michelson of A Girl and A Camera shot our bride, P.S. Creative made some fabby menus and invitations, Mrs. Vintage offered the gorgeous furniture and backdrop and we of course provided the flowers!

Here’s a sneak peak from the shoot

Doesn’t that make the rainy day totally worth it?!  We can’t wait to see the rest of the photos!

Hope the rest of you had an excellent weekend.  Will we see you tomorrow at the NOLA Wedding Guide Bridal Extravaganza?!  We’ll be there!

— Team KSW

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If you’re new to Kim Starr Wise World, then you should know we’ve moved into a new studio space. We’ve got 1,000 square feet of space to work with!  That said, we’re scavenging the interior design section of the internet  for decoration ideas.  We’ve got a lot of {wall} space to fill!  We have a few ideas, if you’d like to see…

Blackboard paint!  I personally cannot wait to have our own blackboard (inspired by Australian shop Serin Cini) up on our walls to record our daily musings.  We are a funny bunch, especially when punchy.

A really BIG piece of floral art from Debbie Carlos.  How awesome is this?!  And its so big it doesn’t really need a frame, maybe just some washi tape.  First found on Design*Sponge, I am obsessed with everything Debbie Carlos creates.  But these roses were meant to be in our studio.  (Bonus they are very affordable!)

Flower constructions by Anne Ten Donkelaar.  These creations are made of paper, flower, roots, butterflies and I don’t know what else.  This definitely made me stop and look, and I would love to see ’em closer up.  If its the right size I would like to put this in the bathroom.  The rest of her artwork was pretty awesome too.

Have a great weekend!

–Team KSW

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We’re going to do a new weekly series inspired by fashion week.  Do you remember that scene of The Devil Wears Prada when Miranda Priestly chides Andie for scoffing at fashion, and she talks about the trickle down effect that fashion’s color choices have on the clothing that even the most unaffected shopper is influenced to purchase?

Well- same goes with flowers.  Our color palate is influenced by what we see and what is en vogue. Instead of waiting for the trickle down we’re going to steamline things with our Fashion to Flowers series.

Our first fashionista captured in Milan isn’t exactly a girly girl, but she likes pretty things.  This ranunculus is sitting  with two or three of his buddies on her nightstand, first thing she sees when she reaches for her iPhone in the morning.

First image via The Cut // Second image via Little Flower School

–Team KSW

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We turned our flowers from Joste into a bridesmaid’s bouquet for our magazine shoot today!  Sorry for the lower quality photos today but as soon as we get the ones that will be used for the magazine we’ll be sure to share with you!

What do you think??? And which color ribbon do you think is the best choice?

— Team KSW

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Hi friends!  Today we are full steam ahead (as usual) with flowers and we’d like to spotlight one of our favorite vendors, Joste of The Dutch Connection.

Kim is about to design a bouquet for a photoshoot (pictures soon!) and we had a flower delivery from Jooste of The Dutch Connection.  Originally from Holland, Jooste is the only wholesaler in the area who has Dutch flowers.  This is a big deal.  We love supporting local vendors and his service is really unparalleled, so we had to let you know about him!

He doesn’t have a website and only supplies to florists (sorry), but if you need us to hook you up with a fancy order, let us know!

Some more of Jooste’s wares:

–Team KSW

P.S. Don’t forget to vote for me as the Mayesh Design Starr 2013!