Our good mates Robert and Michelle were visiting from Australia, so we girls, and our official photographer, MQA, decided to attend the event.
It was standing room only, but those of us who arrived early got to sit right up front on some of the shop’s luxurious chairs.
Laura is absolutely charming, very accessible and passionate about her craft. She made her first trip to Paris ten years ago, and since then has studied under such floral masters as Christian Tortu and Catherine Muller.
Laura demonstrates the Bouquet Ronde technique
An arrangement in a miniature Anduze pot
The Vase Bouquet technique
Some of her signature ribbon embellishments
Long slender leaves cut, and folded, origami-style.
In closing, Laura said that a French style bouquet should look as if it comes straight from the garden or the meadow, using nature for inspiration, and mimicking how things grow.
Although, she announced that she was one of three being considered for the position at the White House, she asked me not to write anything on my blog yet. But I see I have already been scooped by many of the major networks!
Bonne chance Laura!