Sunday, February 3, 2008

Winter Formal time for Crook County High School

The holidays are behind us, and spring is still months away. Where's a great excuse to get all dressed up when you need one?

If you're a high school student, you're in luck... Winter Formal is here!

While it's not as exciting as seeing the kids all dressed up, we thought you'd enjoy seeing a few of our favorite corsages from this year's collection.

This corsage was made for Lacey Corak, who is completing her senior project with us. She was wearing a cream and gold brocade gown with a vintage hollywood feel. Cream satin ribbon was accented by gold braid, taupe sheer and pearl circlets. Miniature whire roses and cymbidium orchids were accented with brown fern curls.

The person who ordered this corsage asked for "something really fun to go with a black dress". Now that gives us a lot of creative freedom... everything goes with black! We decided on a bright combination of orange spray roses and green mini spider mums. These were accented with black feather puffs, silver bullion wire and braided black and white ribbon.

We love having the chance to custom design little pieces of floral art to complement beautiful dresses and striking suits. It's so fun to see the new styles and colors for the dresses. Black is always popular, but this year saw it's share of teal blue, polka dots and bright color too! For the young men, pinstriped zoot suits came roaring back.

A black and teal dress inspired this cymbidium orchid corsage. Teal gems sparkled on the orchid petals, while the color was echoed in the ribbon below. The corsage attached to the wrist on a feathered snap bracelet, giving an elegant yet fun look.

Brown was popular again this year. Pink and brown is a wonderful combination and it really shows in this fresh feeling corsage. Mimi Eden spray roses are a favorite of ours because they open and hold like tiny peonies. The coloring is out of this world, with a dark pink center fading through blush to white outer petals. Lime green hypericum berries provide a punch of contrast. The roses and berries swim in a sea of sheer and satin chocolate ribbon.

We pride ourselves in the fact that no two corsages and boutonnieres are alike. We would love to show more. If any student would like to share their winter formal photos, please bring them into the shop. We would love to post them on the blog!