Ode to the Oscars: If They Were Flowers Botanical Stars Shine on the First Annual ‘Conservatory Awards’ Red Carpet…
Dress by Agapanthus, ‘Lily of the Nile’ Â© Michaela TGE
As worn by ethereal Rachel McAdams Â© Steve Gratnitz/Wireimage via Yahoo.com
The great Bard Shakespeare once wrote that “all the world’s a stage”. Well, the thought certainly crossed my mind today as I worked, surrounded by hundreds of surreal beauties inhabiting a small greenhouse temporarily under my care. Last night’s Academy Awards ceremony was attended by some of the most beautifully dressed women in the world, yet none more spectacular than the least of the lovely ladies I encountered in the conservatory today.
So as the watering wand drifted from delicate bud to flamboyant blossom, my inner paparazzo got the best of me. Snap. Snap. Snap. At each and every turn I spotted a starlet resembling one I remembered from the night before. Look there’s Demi’s dress! Oh my God, that must be Helen Mirren’s silver gown. Aisle after aisle, it was a breathless whirlwind of divas and ingenues; with diamond dewdrops-a-sparkling and heady perfume filling the air. What a rush. Best dressed? Why, I simply can not decide. They are all beauties to my eye. So you be the judge. Who is the winner here? And who did I miss as I spun my star-struck head this way and that?
Dress by Pelargonium filifolium Â© Michaela TGE
As worn by delicate beauty Zoe Kravitz Â© Steve Granitz/Wireimage via Yahoo.com
Dress by Fuchsia ‘Angel’s Kiss’ Â© Michaela TGE
As worn by the stunning Queen Latifa Â© Steve Granitz/Wireimage via Yahoo.com
Silvery dress by Kalachoe pumila Â© Michaela TGE
As worn by elegant Helen Mirren Â© Jason Merritt/ Getty via Yahoo.com
Gorgeous ruffled gown by Begonia panasoffkee Â© Michaela TGE
As worn by ever fabulous Demi Moore Â© John Shearer/Getty Images via Yahoo.com
Dress by Impatiens namchabarwensis Â© Michaela TGE
As worn by alluring Mo’Nique Â© Kevin Mazur/Wireimage via Yahoo.com
Dress by Amaryllis ‘Ema’s Grans’ Â© Michaela TGE
As worn by radiant Jane Seymour Â© Frazer Harrison/Getty via Yahoo.com
Dress by Streptocarpus ‘Black panther’ Â© Michaela TGE
As worn by the mysterious Kristin Stewart Â© Steve Grantiz/Wireimage via Yahoo.com
Dress by Phalenopsis, The Moth Orchid Â© Michaela TGE
As worn by the exquisite Meryl Streep Â© Jason Merritt/Getty Images via Yahoo.com
Dress by Dahlia ‘Karma Choc’ image via White Flower Farm
As worn by ravishing Penelope Cruz Â© Frazer Harrison/Getty Images via Yahoo.com
Dress, (detail), by Begonia parviflora Â© Michaela TGE
As worn by triumphant beauty Sandra Bullock Â© Jason Merritt/Getty Images via Yahoo.com
All floral images, (with one noted exception) Â© Michaela at TGE
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9 Replies to “Ode to the Oscars: If They Were Flowers Botanical Stars Shine on the First Annual ‘Conservatory Awards’ Red Carpet…”
Meryl Streep = just gorgeous.
Sandra Bullock = divine.
I liked Cameron Diaz’s dress too. So silvery and feminine.
What a post!
Hello Victoria ! Yes, I did get a little carried away, didn’t I? I seem to have an over-active imagination…
I have Cameron’s photo here on my desktop, and I completely agree with you. She is one of the three I left out, (seeking botanical matches). I honestly couldn’t find anything like her dress in the greenhouse. Perhaps Miss Wilmott’s Ghost, (Eryngium giganteus)? I do not have a photo. I think her dress needs a frost coated flower, or an ice-crystal encrusted seed pod. She looked like an honest-to-God movie star, didn’t she? Gorgeous woman.
This was so creative. At first I thought it’s a stretch to compare flowers to the dresses, but each one was right on…. the bloom really was the gown and the gown really was the essence of that blossom! They’re all hothouse creations, the plants and the movie stars, and this just showed you can’t even separate which is which.
What a great concept. Really enjoyed this post!
such a wonderfully fun + lovely post! adore how you matched the gowns with the blossoms + hope you’re having a great week,
Thank you ladies â™¡
Flowers and fashion? Is there anything more distracting? Oh my wandering mind. Thanks for stopping by to see the first annual ‘Conservatory Awards’
Beautiful! Simply Beautiful! Wonderful post. So creative.
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