… to Loretta Hines Howard, who along with her daughter and granddaughter, created the largest collection of 18th century Neapolitan creche figurines, now on display at The Met Museum. Every year, we try to visit the Angel Tree, a 20 foot blue spruce decorated with cherubs and angels, which serves as a backdrop to this amazing nativity scene. And every year, we delight in its beauty and artistry…
The Metropolitan Museum
It’s no surprise that we’ve been looking forward to today… ever since it was announced this winter that the Met would be celebrating the late Alexander McQueen‘s iconic contributions to fashion, we’ve been counting the days.
Rumor has it that a hundred of McQueen’s designs are artfully displayed including some signature pieces like the dresses he created with extreme silhouettes or the paired-down minimalist sheaths made of feathers or razor clam shells.
What a treat to be able to gaze upon these creations and be reminded of McQueen’s ability to deliver the unexpected, season after season. Even Sarah Burton, who worked alongside this artist and became a household name last Friday, was reminded of his passion and inspiration when she previewed the exhibit on Monday. We’re sure to be blown away!
Who knows… perhaps one day Kate’s dress will make an appearance!
P.S. For more information on the Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibit at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, click here.
Years ago, Bergdorf Goodman asked us to design botanically inspired Christmas ornaments using our beautiful flowers for a garden tree. We found colorful beaded balls and attached coordinating blossoms and pretty silk ribbon as decoration. The ornaments were a hit and we are often asked if we would ever bring them back.
These days, flowers of all kinds (not just pointsettias and paperwhites) are popular in holiday decor so we thought we showcase some of our favorites from this year’s collections. Now you can deck the halls with balls of flowers, fa la la la!