The Linny Loves... shop is growing, and we have just recently welcomed a new family member - Peony N Pearl! Fionna is the brainchild behind Peony N Pearl, she is a super talented lady with skills from handmade wire jewellery to amazing florals. This multi-talented creative is a good friend of mine that I met a few years back during some creative ventures, and I am sure glad I did meet her! Along the way, Fionna and I have worked together on a few photoshoots and actually worked together on our own projects from her home. It's been so wonderful for me to have met such an amazing friend and creative talent. Sounding ideas off each other rather than talking to ourselves (any creative who works from home knows how isolating it can be working solo, and the chatter between me, myself and I can become a little too real).
So now that you have a little bit of background, here is some of Fionna's amazing work. Although I am not selling her florals on the website, I must show you some of the artistic florals she has created, afterall, she is a very talented florist/floral stylist too! But first, here is a bit of what you'll find in the Linny Loves... shop
Each one of Fionna's wire work pieces are so intricately made, you have to look closely at the amazing detail! Each piece is made from scratch - she creates the base frame of her work from strong bendable wire, then coils yet more wire around the wire frame she has created. Each piece is first sketched out and then measurements are made to precisely create the intricate work detailed above. Fionna uses quality components including gemstones and Swarovkski crystals to create these unique wearable pieces of art.
Her jewellery is unique, intricate and truly handmade - I have personally seen the hours that go into making such beautiful work - certainly a skill to be admired, I hope to get some lessons one day, as I can only imagine the headpieces I would come up with having such a skill in my arsenal!
These silk flower crowns and hair pins are a more recent addition to Fionna's gorgeous work. As sometimes working with fresh flowers and their lack of permanence can be difficult, Fionna ventured into making silk flower crowns and hair accessories. Flower crowns have been so popular for weddings and they're sure to stay on-trend for quite some time and with pretties such as these, how could they go out of fashion!
Here is just a couple of examples of Fionna's floral work with fresh flowers. I particularly fell in love with the Peony N Pearl display she made for RAW. I want one! It also has some cute air plants hanging from the branches. Now, lets not forget about that dress! This dress and others from The Rock Stars & Royalty collection were showcased at Fash Fest this year and what an impact they made! The dresses used a combination of real and silk flowers and now have been immortilsed with silk and real touch flowers. Just beautiful! Fionna is available for weddings and events for floral styling and she also does custom jewellery if you are looking for something extra special. Head to her website for more details.
Recently I worked with a wonderful team to create a series of beautifully whimsical images. I was asked to create a large flower crown and only had a couple of days so it was lucky I had some gorgeous silk peonies in purple and pink on hand! The flower crown was hand-wired with silk babies breath, purple berries and of course the gorgeous silk peonies in purple and pink. Makeup artist Jolina matched the purple peonies with a stunning lip colour and flawless eye makeup.
Every once in a while I like to take part in a creative photoshoot and work with the wonderful creative talent that Canberra has to offer, and it's always a bonus if we get published! It also gives me an opportunity to creative something a little bit different from what my current collections exhibit, which keeps things interesting! Meeting new creatives is always fun too. What can I say! My job is pretty awesome!
The wonderful team involved in this shoot definitely made this shoot a success and as a result was published in Whim Online Magazine - and on the front cover to boot!
Model: Ally Hourigan
Hair: KOSA studio
MUA: Jolina O'Hair | Makeup Artist
Styling: Jessica DiScipio Stylist
Headpiece: Peacock & Lotus
Photography: GC Photography
Last Saturday Peacock & Lotus was involved in a photoshoot with some wonderfully talented people, featuring my newest bridal collection entitled 'Lace & Blooms'. I am so excited about this collection as it has been a little while since I released one! The new bridal collection features (as the name states) headpieces, necklaces, bridal cuffs and bridal sashes with gorgeous lace and handcrafted silk flowers.
Here are a few images from the day and I must say I am so excited to see the rest! Sharn (model) looks stunning in Peacock & Lotus Headpiece - 'In Bloom' pictured above and Silver Grecian Goddess headpiece below.
Thank you to the wonderful team who made this shoot possible:
MODEL: Sharn Jaye
MAKEUP & HAIR: Raediant Beauty
HEADBAND: Peacock & Lotus Designs - Handmade custom hair accessories
ASSISTANTS: Fionna & Raechel
The lovely Bronte Lockwood also made a behind the scenes video of the day capturing us in action!
Some more BTS images
The new collection 'Lace & Blooms' will be up in the next week or so! I cannot wait to share the wonderful images with all you lovely brides out there!
Linny K xo
As the weather gets cooler I find myself creating hair accessories with Autumn & Winter colour palettes. At the moment I am loving warm reds, orange, gold and browns to create a sense of warmth!
Canberra is getting so cold at the moment and as much as I love the beautiful autumn trees, it's a little chilly! Hopefully the colours I'm currently working with will ignite some warmth in the soul!
The lovely Rachel from Raediant Beauty was my model for some of my new everyday and event hair accessories pictured below. If you're in Canberra and looking for a beauty therapist check out her website. She also is a makeup artist and did her own makeup for my mini shoot.
Now this is a great way to spend the working day! If I could have it my way I would do a photo shoot at least once a week. It's such a great feeling when you have a wonderful team and everyone has a good vibe going on! It makes all the difference.
I was lucky enough to work with Ben Thomas from Ben Thomas Photos who was amazing to work with! Fionna from Fenon who created beautiful floral arrangements, Raechel from Raediant Beauty who did an awesome job with Autumn inspired makeup. The lovely Maria of Vellos Bridal loaned us two absolutely breathtaking vintage inspired wedding dresses. Michelle from Red Pout Boutique who did a wonderful job of styling our models hair and last but not least our gorgeous models Ashlea and Taylor were absolutely stunning!
I absolutely can't wait for all of the images to be edited! I have a handful I can share with you all now and more to come in the next little while! But first here are some shots from Behind the scenes................
Below are a handful of gorgeous edited images, I cannot wait to see the rest!!!! Once I have them all in my hot little hands I will do another blog post!