Trend Report: Mid-Century Modern Weddings

Hey Flowerheads,

We're looking forward to another exciting year of events and weddings! I've always been a sucker for organic, mid-century modern designs, so I'm loving all the mod trends popping up at weddings lately. Here are a few of my favorites and what I hope to see more of this year.

Feel free,

Katie

Geometric accents and tropical blooms

Palm leaves, protea, air plants and cacti are a great way to use minimal flowers that will make a maximum statement. Add some geometric, gold accents and you've got a look that's both simple and stunning.

Hannah Costello

Hannah Costello

Sarah Street Photography

Sarah Street Photography

Marble Rye Photography

Marble Rye Photography

Denise Karis

Denise Karis

Tapered Candles

Is there anything more romantic than a table full of tapered candles? Make them gold or jewel-toned for a retro twist. Add a striped runner and printed napkins for a bold look.

Hannah Costello

Hannah Costello

Kate Touzel Photography

Kate Touzel Photography

Kayla Snell

Kayla Snell

Jose Villa

Jose Villa

Shapely Backdrops

Hanging floral installations are always a stunner. Attach flowers or greens to a wall of simple shapes for a look that goes beyond basic. These hanging geometric installments create an atmosphere, and photo op, that your guests won't forget.

Amy and Jordan Photography

Amy and Jordan Photography

Thirteen Red Shoes

Thirteen Red Shoes

Redfield Photography

Redfield Photography

Denise Karis

Denise Karis

Steve Cowell Photo

Steve Cowell Photo

For more floral inspo, follow Flowerheads on Instagram!

Flowerheads' Good Vibes Gift Guide

Happy Holidays, good groovers! It's that time again. Give yourself the gift of good karma this season by shopping small, giving gifts that give back and making sure that even the naughtiest person on your list gets a little love. We've categorized our picks based on vibes, of course. Just find the adjective that best describes the recipient and click the image to shop!

Earthy: Under Aurora Apothecary

Under Aurora's fragrances and skin-care products are all-natural, plant-based and sooo soothing. We are especially obsessed with their line of botanical body sprays--an instant pick-me-up for those winter blues! Go for the sampler set. It includes a coconut oil spray and four botanical body scents for only $20. The Poet is our personal fave.

Classic: Willy + Wade

Give the gift of warmth and comfort this winter with Willy + Wade's fleece blanket ($35). It comes in navy, green and buffalo (red), and for every blanket purchased before December 31st, Willy + Wade will donate one to someone in need. Bonus! While you're there, be sure to check out their handmade leather goods. They are nice AF.

Boozy: The Bottle Shop

Columbus is home to so many craft breweries, this one is a no-brainer. If you're new to the scene, gift a variety of beers from The Bottle Shop. This little bar and store is a hidden gem with unbeatable vibes. The lounge is a low-lit, eclectic little haunt, and their store features all of our locally-made faves. For $12.99 you can create your own 6-pack, with single-bottle choices from about 35 Ohio breweries. Santa-approved.

Cozy: Candle with a Cause

We know you're gifting a candle to someone this holiday season. Why not make it a Candle With A Cause? Through December 14th, Candle With A Cause is teaming up with animal advocacy group Lovabull to donate $10 from each candle to a non-profit rescue group of your choice. Not to mention, their candles are made from recycled, safe, and eco-friendly materials. It's a win, win, win.

Sweet: Bake Me Happy

Elle Martinez Photography

Elle Martinez Photography

For the love of sugar plums, you have to check out this Merion Village bakery. They specialize in nostalgic treats--homemade pop tarts, zebra cakes, and of course, the creme-filled favorite, the Spongie (Twinkie's better twin). Grab a box of goodies for your holiday party, or your most sweet-toothed friend. You won't even notice that everything is gluten free! Trust us. We love gluten.

Witchy: Spellbox

This one is for all the intuitive ladies, astrologer-lovers and anyone interested in expanding their connection to the universe. Spellbox contains the tools for beginner witches--think crystals, cards and spells. You can give just one, or subscribe and gift an entire year's worth. 5% of sales benefit In BeTWEEN Girls, an organization that empowers young women through workshops and leadership programs. Pure magic!

Colorful: Creative Babes

The gals over at Columbus' coolest collective have created a badass coloring book (The Totally Stellar Coloring Book) for kids and adults, alike. For each book purchased, an activity kit will be donated to a patient at Nationwide Children's Hospital. Babe-alicious!

Groovy: Flowerheads

Stay cozy, cute, and Columbus-proud with our Signature Columbus Sweatshirt, or one of our new retro-inspired tees. We donate 10% of the net proceeds from select styles to different charities, including Columbus' Friends of the Homeless and Cozy Cat Cottage. Cheers to giving good!

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Boogie Woman

Don’t blame it on the sunshine. Don’t blame it on the moonlight. Blame it on the boogie.
— Michael Jackson

Blame it on the sound of vinyl, the Mary Jane, the flower power! Okay, you don't have to travel back in time to get down on some boogie vibes. In fact, you don't even have to put on pants. Our 70's-inspired "Get Up and Boogie" tee is not only cute as hell, it's also comfy enough to live in. Check out our new styles in the online shop. Spread love. Spread peace. Spread the boogie!

Frayed Jumper

Summer is the best! The sunshine, the cold drinks, the summer nights, the frizzy hair, the back sweat... Okay, sometimes there's a fine line between looking hot and sweating to death. Our stylish friend Alyssa is sharing one of her favorite looks, including one of this year's hottest trend resurgences: frayed denim! She's always been an inspiration when it comes to staying stylish in the heat, so we asked her "What's hot for summer '16?"

"My summer style is all about denim, linen and shades. Whether I'm doing casual in an oversized linen shirt and cut offs, or feeling fancy in a denim jumpsuit, I just can't get enough. Cool blues and summer hues! Ahh, isn't summer delicious?" -Alyssa

Boho Badass

There's something about wearing a bandana that gives me a little boost of bad-bitch confidence. Probably because I feel like an outlaw... and my grandpa. He always carried a handkerchief and he didn't put up with any shit. Tying on a scarf is the perfect way to add a little edge to any outfit. You can wear it so many ways: rolled up, hangin' loose, as a head scarf, on your wrist, attached to a bag or belt loop, etc. And you can pick up a four-pack, with every color, for under $10 at any supermarket. It's the perfect summer accessory: cheap, easy, accessible, versatile, attitude-boosting, and you can blow your nose in it! 

I'm going to live in this chambray maxi skirt all summer. It's really comfortable and it goes with everything. I paired it with chunky heels, a black belt and a stone bracelet for a more structured boho look. What's your favorite attitude-boosting accessory for summer? Share your style with us on Instagram with #weareflowerheads.

Feel free,

Katie

Photography: Elizabeth Watts

Skirt: Lulu's

Shirt: Forever 21

Sunnies: Kate Spade

Shoes: Coach

Bag: Old Navy (Similar)

Bandana: Meijer

5 Healthy Foods You Can Easily Add to Your Routine

I am really into the idea of eating healthy. Unfortunately, I'm also really into every variety of chip and dip that exists. In an attempt to find balance, I'm skipping the extreme "no chips and dips" diets, and simply focusing on adding more nutritious foods to my everyday menu. 

My friend Julia Hypes is a Certified Holistic Nutritionist at JMH Nutrition and food blogger at Nutritionish. Julia shared five of her favorite nutrient-dense foods with us. She promised they're all easy to make and simple to add to your diet. So let's make this the year of casual and realistic healthy-living goals! This way, even if you've given up on that 5 am workout routine, you can still feel good about the casual and tasty resolutions you are following through with. (See: chia seed jam.)

"I don't think you have to live on a diet," Julia said. "You need to be able to have fun with your food. Creativity with food leads to satisfaction. I keep very few restrictions on my diet, even the things I don't eat, I sometimes will eat. I don't want to be one of those people who can't go out to eat. I once went out with someone who brought a protein shake for dinner! If you eat the foods you need, and get the nutrients your body needs, you can indulge every once in a while and not feel bad about it. I want nutrition to fit for everybody. My goal is to help people create sustainable lifestyle habits that aren't a chore."

Julia started Nutritionish to share her journey with diet and illness.

"Five years ago, I was diagnosed with an unknown autoimmune disease that manifested similar symptoms to lupus," Julia said. "So I was very sick. Medical professionals started treating me, and some of my symptoms got better, but I was never really better. The symptoms were still there. I would vomit a lot. I remember, I was in school at the time, and I would sit in class and have a gagging episode and people would look at me like I was crazy. I had allergy issues and rashes. I felt like I had to do more to try and heal my body. Western medicine was great and helping, but I wanted to see if there was something else I could do."

Creativity with food leads to satisfaction.

"I started getting into yoga and trying to be more physically active. I experimented with some extreme diets where you reduce your food intake to one item, then add things back in. They were always too hard and I didn't stick with them. It was defeating, so I decided I wasn't going to do a 'diet.' I would focus on good nutrition that can heal your body. I got really into it and found that I loved it. At the time, I was managing a bar and I felt like it was time to find a career that I was passionate about and that was in the food service industry. I wanted to work with people who had illnesses similar to mine, so I went back to school for a Master's of Science in Nutrition, which I'm still working toward."

Julia's boyfriend, Will, is a chef. In the future, they hope to turn Nutritionish into a healthy catering business.

"Will has always been a sounding board for me. He's a great source of information, any time I have questions about cooking techniques. He's helped me develop recipes. We're thinking some day we would want to extend Nutritionish into catering and pop-up brunches. Will already does private party catering, so it would be the healthy version. There aren't many catering options that are restaurant-quality, but healthy and good for you."

Julia said becoming a knowledgeable consumer is key to living a healthy lifestyle.

"Educate yourself," Julia said. "We have the resources out there to learn about the food we eat. It will take you a long way. I do eat a heavily plant-based diet, but I still eat animal-based products. If you're eating dairy and animal products, make sure you're getting a good quality. Look for products where the animals are raised and fed what they would naturally eat, outside of cages, that way you're getting as many nutrients from the product as possible, and not any added antibiotics, hormones and other horrible chemicals."

Nutritionish's 5 Fave Healthy Foods

Chia Seeds

"If you soak chia seeds, they have this gelatinous outside that forms around them, so when you mix them with fruit, they turn into a jelly or jam, and you don't have to use the amount of sugar, pectin or jello you would with traditional jam. You should think of them as little energy seeds. A lot of people are turned off by them because they're kinda slimy, like a tapioca, but you have to open up your mind to using them in ways you didn't think you could. Chia jam opened my mind up to what chia can do. It's a great substitute for vegans who want to stay away from gelatin, and you can use it to thicken sauces. In some places in South America, they drink chia fresca--water, chia seeds and lemon juice. It's what people drink when they're running, like an all-natural energy drink."

"Chia pudding is so popular, and an easy way to do breakfast, because you can make them the night before. Mix chia seeds with water, coconut, or almond milk and add any flavoring you want--maple syrup, vanilla, peanut butter, cocoa powder, fruit. It's a quick breakfast that's ready to go. You do need to be careful not to add a bunch of sugar. Stick with all-natural sweeteners, and honey is a good choice as well. I don't suggest using agave, because your body processes it the same way it does refined sugar. It doesn't function in the same way that honey, maple syrup, or coconut sugar do."

Julia's Chia Seed Jam

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(Sidenote: This stuff is so good! I'm totally obsessed. Julia gave me a jar and I ate the entire thing in one day. Probably not recommended, but it's so good. I mixed it into drinks, cottage cheese, Greek yogurt, everything.)

Farro

"Basically, you can do anything with farro that you can do with rice. It's a natural, whole grain that contains a nice amount of fiber for energy and more nutrients than rice. The beautiful thing about farro is that it doesn't matter how much water you cook it in, as opposed to rice or quinoa. I fuck up rice every time I cook it! It's always too sticky. The farro I cook ahead of time and it stays nice in the fridge for an entire week. When I make salads, I grab a handful and pop it on top. It's easy. Quinoa gives a lot of people indigestion, because it's so dense. I've never heard of any issue with farro. You can also toast it and make 'farro krispies treats.'"

Peppers

"Peppers have capsaicin in them. Capsaicin is used in pain relieving topical creams, so it can relieve pain the same way an NSAID does. Eat peppers! Lots of different colors of peppers."

Turmeric, Ginger, Mint

"Spices are another great way to easily add nutrients to your diet. Turmeric and ginger have anti-inflammatory properties. The menthol in mint can help relieve spasms and muscle pains. It's good for digestion and all gastrointestinal issues. I prefer fresh, but you don't have to use fresh ginger or turmeric to get the healthy benefits. You can create a paste out of the powder. I take just a little warm water and add it very slowly to form a paste. I use it in salad dressings, sauces and drinks. I make bomb ass curry with it."

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Kale

"If you hate kale, smoothies are the best way to get it into your diet. I created a delicious smoothie, 'The Tropi-Kale.' You can't taste the kale at all. As long as you have nice fruits like mango, pineapple and orange, they will cover that spicy, green flavor. I always recommend using one half of a frozen banana in smoothies. The texture is always better."

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Julia's Tropi-Kale Smoothie

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  • 2 handfuls kale and/or spinach
  • 1 cup frozen mango
  • 1 cup frozen pineapple
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 2/3 cup coconut water
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 1 tsp grated turmeric

Blend and enjoy!

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Julia is now accepting new clients. You can find more information at JMH Nutrition. Check out Nutritionish for more healthy recipes. And follow along on Instagram!

Photos: Katie Harriman

5 Floral Gifts for Valentine's Day (That Aren't Imported Red Roses)

Photo J. Hannah Photography.

Red roses are really romantic and really boring, and there's a pretty good chance you're giving or receiving some this holiday. Despite the fact that these often-wilty bouquets scream "look what I found at the Rite Aid an hour ago," about 36% of Americans will buy flowers for Valentine's Day, and about 60% of those flowers are red roses.

While the sentiment is nice (Hey, any flowers are better than none!), buying imported flowers is less-than-loving for the planet, and for flower farmers who work in dangerous conditions. Imported flowers make up the majority of the flowers bought and sold in the US. This Valentine's Day, do something unpredictable and give your Valentine or Galentine a floral-inspired gift that supports small, eco-friendly businesses and artists.

5 Floral Gifts for Valentine's Day (That Aren't Imported Red Roses)

1. Floral Prints, Calendars and Watercolors

Some of my favorite Instagram artists have gorgeous products available that won't kill your bank account. Like the colorful prints of Columbus artist Yao Cheng, or the beautiful table scapes of 5 Foot Inf in a 2016 calendar. Frame several prints, or a pack of greeting cards, and start a photo wall for your loved one.

2. Flowerheads' Artificial Crowns

Photo J. Hannah Photography.

Is there any better holiday to wear flowers? Our handmade floral crowns are perfect for any romantic occasion. Contact us for artificial accessories that will last for many Valentine's Days to come.

3. Floral Workshop, Art Show or Flower Crown Station

Image CMA.

Visit the Columbus Museum of Art between March 17-20 for Art in Bloom, an exhibit of floral and spring-inspired art, including workshops with famed floral designer, Hitomi Gilliam. (We can't wait!) There is also a terrarium workshop at STUMP on February 25th. Or you can give the gift of a flower party this Valentine's or Galentine's Day with one of Flowerheads' flower crown stations or flower crown workshops.

4. Green Plants

Image www.stumpplants.com.

Stop into your local plant shop for an air-purifying plant, or a couple easy-to-care-for succulents. If you're in the Short North, go to STUMP for a great variety of greens.

5. Sustainably-Grown Flowers

Photo www.thebouqs.com.

Give your loved one a bouquet you can feel good about! There are some small grocers and organic shops like Whole Foods that sell local or USA-produced flowers. These seasonal bouquets tend to be more organic-looking. You can also buy from The Bouqs Co., an eco-friendly grower who ships beautiful and sustainably-grown flowers year 'round.

Faux Fur in Franklinton

Hey loves!

Last weekend, I had the pleasure of modeling for a few of Columbus' most-talented wedding photographers. I can't wait to introduce you to all of them and their work. We were hosted by Wandering Woo Studio at 400 W. Rich in Franklinton. I am obsessed with this place. There's a reason so many incredible artists work out of this building--great character, giant windows, beautiful natural light, good brick everywhere. I love it. After walking the art-lined halls, and spending a few hours surrounded by people who create art with their cameras, I left feeling totally inspired. To create, to play, to be around other artists who are fearless in their work.

This week, I have to give a big birthday shout out to Jenn Johnston of J. Hannah Photography! She's one of those fearless artists and one of my favorite photographers. She took these photos at the meet-up. She is super skilled at capturing beautiful moments. Please check out her work and show her some love on Instagram @jhannahphoto. Is there somewhere you go to feel inspired? I'd love to hear about it!

Feel free,

Katie

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Photography: J. Hannah Photography + Makeup: Christina Yonley (@ChrissyMakeup) + Silk Crown: Flowerheads + Pearl Top: Vintage + Coat

January In Review

January has been busy for Flowerheads! I've been shooting our Spring Collection, finishing our new bridal crowns with hand-painted flowers, and booking weddings and festivals for the coming year. (Full details soon!) Tomorrow, I'm modeling some headgear for a few of Columbus' most talented wedding photographers. I can't wait to share everything!

January is also the time of year when I typically get that winter sadness. (Anyone else?) Between my schedule and the bipolar Midwest weather, I've barely been sad. As any Flowerhead knows, the time of year without flowers is always the hardest. So, I make a point to find some bright and fresh inspiration every day. I've been living vicariously through a few Instagrams: My sister (@pizzapidgeon), who has been on vacation since Thanksgiving, and my best friend (@sharimoses), who lives in Hawaii and hikes through paradise every day. I've started painting and journaling again, which I find super therapeutic. And I'm prepping for summer with some retro fashion and floral Pinspiration. How are you staying positive this winter?

Peace and flowers,

Katie

Faux Fur Friday: Mod Leopard

My stance on animal prints: Go BIG or go home! Today, we're going big for cheap with this $15 find. Our delayed winter weather was really great for coat shopping this holiday season. I hope you guys got some good deals. (I really wanted a white Christmas, but all those coat sales softened the blow.) When I wear leopard print, I tend to either go 80s-inspired trashy or simple and classy. Today, I'm keepin' it simple with a top-knot, light pink lip and mod earrings. A classic red boot, high-waisted denim and my favorite chunky sunnies complete this super easy-glam look.

Stay warm out there,

Katie

Show us your faux fur finds on Instagram with hashtag #FauxFurFriday.

The Return of Faux Fur Friday

The first decent snow has fallen, but it's already turned into sludge! At least it's cold enough to wear all my big-ass coats. I have an obsession with coats. Kind of the way most women feel about shoes. (I blame my wide feet... and maybe poor circulation. I'm freezing.) Many, many winters ago, I posted faux fur fashions to my personal blog every Friday, and I've decided to bring it back. Because 1. It's important to support the end of animal murder for fashion and 2. CUTE! Join us every week on Instagram with #FauxFurFriday.

(Photos by David S. Foulk, originally posted on www.katieharriman.com.)

Wedding: Brad and Claire

On August 8, 2015, Brad and Claire were married in a gorgeous outdoor ceremony in Upper Sandusky, Ohio, surrounded by family, best friends and a ton of Ohio-grown dahlias, hydrangeas and lisianthus, to name a few. It's a good thing Claire requested large bouquets, because those dahlias were as big as your face. She gifted her bridal party with our artificial crowns that were built to match her wedding flowers. And we made about three dozen artificial crowns for the reception, which were given as favors to family members. The entire place was full of dancing Flowerheads! If you've wandered around our site, you've already seen images of this beautiful couple, but I wanted to share all of my favorite moments from their big day. Cheers to happily ever after!

(Brad and Claire's first dance song=Everything. Please hit play before you peruse.)

Photography: Derk's Works Photography | Floral Design: Flowerheads | Hair & Makeup: A Cut Above Salon and Spa | Dress: Justin Alexander


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A Very Beary Flowerheads' Holiday!

We've seen flower beards, glitter beards, jingle beards and now the teddy beard! Decked out facial hair is a great addition to any festive gathering, and the holidays are the perfect time to hang things from your furry friends. (Cold weather's a comin' and you have plenty of decorations lying around, so get creative.) If these beards don't put you in the holiday spirit, I don't know what will. Cheers!

A few of our favorite holiday beards:

Share your #TeddyBeard with us on Instagram @weareflowerheads.

Model: Jalil Sorrell + Photographer: Katie Harriman

It's Pie Time

It's my favorite time of year. Pie time. Do you know the difference between a good pie and a great pie? The crust! I spent most of my childhood in a farm kitchen, making breads, noodles and desserts from scratch. Once you've had that real shit, store-bought just doesn't cut it. Cooking and baking was an all-day event at my grandma Rene's. All of my memories of her are in the kitchen. She fed a small army of farmers every day, along with 5-7 granddaughters, and her weekly church and community dinners. We didn't just make a pie. We made 30 pies. This time of year, as I'm sorting through worn-down, handwritten recipes alone, I'm so thankful for my memories in the kitchen with grandma. Baking her pies is one of my favorite ways of keeping her memory alive. I'm also really thankful she taught me the importance of a homemade crust. So, put down that frozen Pillsbury, grab a loved one and start rolling. Pie crusts are super easy to make and totally worth it. Here are the basics. Happy baking!

Rene's Pie Crust

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups shortening
  • 5 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1 beaten egg

"Add water and vinegar to beaten egg and then to flour and shortening mix."

If you haven't had a grandma teach you how to make a pie, those directions might be insufficient. Here's a more detailed rundown.

  1. Preheat oven to 350Β°F.
  2. Prepare table with a heavy cloth, extra flour and rolling pin.
  3. In food processor or mixer, blend flour, salt and shortening.
  4. Add beaten egg, cold water and vinegar until mix is just blended. Don't over mix. This will cause your dough to get warm. We want it to be chilled for easy rolling. (I keep the liquid mix in the fridge until the last minute.)
  5. Divide dough in half. Roll out one at a time. Position the pie pan over the crust and try to flip it, using the cloth, without breaking it. Then patch up the part that broke.
  6. Fill with fruit mix and add top crust or crumbly topping. For top crust, add slits,  a little milk and sprinkle with sugar.
  7. Cover crust edges with foil or milk-soaked cloth. (Remove 15 minutes before pie is done.)
  8. Bake for 45 minutes to an hour.

Fruit Pie Filling

  • 4 cups fruit (fresh cherries, peaches, apples, berries)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons tapioca
  • 1 teaspoon almond flavoring

Crumble Topping

  • 6 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup dark brown sugar

Recipes: Doreen Harriman / Photos Β© Katie Harriman

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Boots are the new pants

I lost my pants. Well, I lost the four pairs I own. They're probably in a bag somewhere in my mom's basement, but whatever. I never liked wearing pants anyway, so I'm taking this loss as a sign from the universe. No more pants. In their place, these thigh-high boots. If you have thicker legs, you know finding over-the-calf boots can be just as much of a challenge as buying denim. This pair is from DSW and they are super comfortable.

I've been feelin' those 70's vibes, so I paired them with this $7 suede skirt, a dying crown of orange dahlias, and a ton of silver from Karavan: Treasures from Turkey, located in the Short North. Happy fall! Now go wear your skirts and suede before it's too late!

Peace and love,

Katie

Photos Β© Elizabeth Watts.

Skylar's Homecoming Blues

My littlest sis Skylar is an apple fallen not far from the tree. If the tree was me and we're referring to our shared hatred of organized high school events. So I was slightly surprised to learn that she was 1. attending her Jr. homecoming and 2. wearing a super-glam, sparkly number. I was also excited, because high school dances are the perfect place for a teenager to experiment and wear something a little out of their comfort zone. I crafted this subtle preserved boxwood and artificial blueberry crown to accent her look. Gorgeous!

All photos Β©Katie Harriman.


Men in Bloom

Real men wear flowers. I'm sorry. I just said that to get your attention. I hate those blatantly generalized real-men-have-curves type of statements that keep us comparing ourselves to the imaginary standard of what "real" men or women are. I guess I should say: My favorite people, the ones who appreciate nature and beauty regardless of gender stereotypes, wear flowers. There ya go.

For this portrait series, my sister and I traveled across the USA, asking men to model flower crowns. It started as an innocent idea, but quickly turned into an awkwardly awesome social experiment. Bottom line: wearing them won't strip any man of his masculinity. I'm not saying all men should, because, like culottes, it's not a great look on everyone. However, the ones who pull it off are confident with themselves and not insecure about their sexuality. (Same goes for culottes.)

As a feminist florist, I feel it is my duty to break down these walls. It's 2015, people--flowers are for everybody! For decades, our society has turned bouquets into big business by promoting the idea that women should receive them as gifts, especially during the holidays or whenever men piss them off. Women should smell like flowers, because we're so dainty and fragile, while men are steered toward the manliest variety of dirt and wood-scented cologne. At weddings, we have flower girls, not flower boys. (But I guess he can sport this tiny boutonniere if it doesn't challenge his tiny manhood.) Why? It's just one more gender constraint we don't need. Men can appreciate the beauty of a flower. And here's proof. I call it Men in Bloom.