Roses steal show
FLORIST WAXES LYRICAL
SALTER Point resident Sheridan Tjhung is putting her floristry skills to the test as she transforms more than one thousand white roses into a fashion-inspired display for Garden City shopping centre’s Garden Party.
The unique collaboration between fashion and floristry will see the latest clothing trends re-imagined through flowers, bringing the beauty of the outdoors indoors.
Featuring the work of other leading florists Flowers in the Garden, Natural Art by Rebecca Grace, Matthew Landers and Zinnia Floral Designs, the Garden Party will provide shoppers with a visual feast never before seen in Perth.
Florists will have creative licence to transform a 2.5m birdcage into a flower display representative of the hottest trends from the new seasons catwalk.
Taking on the prairie trend, a spring favourite featuring embroidered details on white cottons and simple but classic neutral colours, Ms Tjhung said a wax rose display was the perfect match for the style.
“Wax was inevitable; as soon as I saw the trend it really clicked,” she said.
“I picked a rose to represent the whole style because it’s quite a classic flower, but I’ve kind of recreated them to appeal to a modern audience as well.”
The prairie girl birdcage will feature 1500 individually dipped white roses, which Ms Tjhung estimated would take about eight hours to create.
“There’s going to be days of prep prior to it. Some of the roses are sprayed and dried to give them a different texture but others are dipped in wax with a high-gloss spray,” Ms Tjhung said.
“I’ve never worked with wax roses on this scale. I’ve done maybe four or five wax roses before but this project needs a lot more than that, so it’ll be quite a challenge.”
The decorated birdcages will debut at the launch of the Garden Party on Thursday, September 10, where shoppers will also be treated to a VIP retail experience with pop-up beauty opportunities, a champagne bar and exclusive discounts and offers.
Florist Sheridan Tjhung with model Ebony and some of the wax roses she will use.