I shot the cover last Thursday at a kitchen showroom in El Segundo by Syretta, and makeup by the great Kimberly Bragalone. I cannot WAIT to show you the pictures. In the meantime, I discovered a very weird, unique color combo that actually works.
Although I stopped online orders for daily deliveries, I still get a few occasionally, and will do them if time permits. For this, I used coral and lime green roses. Very bright and summery. It needed umph so I added dahlias from the centerpiece. It added a bold, and unexpected color against the white glass vase. Normally jewel tones and summery brights don't mix, but this just works.
Here's the unexpected colors that clash, but work. I made a bouquet to use for my shoot. How lame would it be if I didn't make the flowers?! Actually that would be funny. I had this bright summery bouquet, and then saw that centerpiece nearby, so I picked out the yellow and black calla lilies. Again, this should totally clash, but it adds depth and character. I used a teal blue ribbon for the base, to add extra color and pizzaz. Roses and callas always look good because of the shape. The callas form to the roses.
I'm always asked about color combinations. I don't necessarily think I have a great eye, but am willing to experiment and not play it safe. Most of the time, it's by chance. You put something next to another thing that you think wouldn't work, and ponder. Then you realize, why yes, this may just work! As yo can see, I mixed two completely different looks to get something interesting. The yellow would have been fine on it's own. To add some depth to nearly ANY color combo, add a super dark or "black" flower. This can be the black calla, black bacarra rose, fiddleheads, or chocolate cosmos.
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