Hot Air Balloon Arrangements with Fashionable Hostess #FHBabySprinkle

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To welcome her new baby, I headed down to Miami to celebrate with Amanda of Fashionable Hostess  and her gorgeous friends (all dressed in white!) 

Amanda chose a hot air balloon theme, so I created fun arrangements in white baskets, topped with paper lanterns and dowel rods to bring them to life. Considering that the gender was not revealed prior to the party, the floral color scheme was a mix of pink, blue, white and mint.

For an interactive party element, I created white preserved baby's breath crowns and allowed each guest to choose pink ribbons if they thought Amanda would have a girl and blue ribbons for a boy. 

Read more about the party on Amanda's blog here.

Enjoy the gorgeous photos below by Yesi of SimplyLively

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NINE WEST X CROWNS BY CHRISTY HAMPTONS BRUNCH

To end the summer on a great note, we hosted an delightful brunch in the Hamptons with Nine West to help them celebrate their new #StandOut campaign. Inspired by strength, power and beauty of women across the world, the brand's stunning shoe collection was designed to encourage women to stand out within their personal and professional lives and with their fashion choices. Friends were invited to enjoy a brunch curated and prepared by Hamptons local, Jennifer Poto, while having the opportunity to mingle with industry influencers and view the new collection launching alongside the #StandOut campaign. 

Guests were encouraged to accessorize from head to toe with gorgeous @CrownsByChristy preserved flower crowns and an assortment of Nine West shoe styles. Our amazing team decorated the event space in the most Pinterest-worthy way to provide a beautiful background to make our guests look and feel their absolute best! We custom-created a "9W" shoe-filled brand logo, a "shoe-fie" station and a tablescape complete with pineapple arrangements that couldn't resist the camera lens. Take a peek below! 

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A custom-designed Nine West logo installation was designed as a beautiful backdrop for the luncheon. Surrounded by lavender flowers, the monochrome logo was decorated with Nine West shoes to create a fun out-of-the-box photo-worthy element to the party. 

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Guests enjoyed a photo station where they could pose in front of the #StandOut logo and have the opportunity to show off their unique outfits paired with Nine West shoes. 

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Each table was decorated with unique arrangements. Our team used pineapples instead of vases and preserved flowers to create a light and airy, boho vibe. 

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Our shoe-fie station was a hit! Guests had the opportunity to take pictures of their favorite shoes on a fun pattern. 

#IHaveThisThingWithFloors 

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Chloe Wine generously sponsored our party with the most delicious rosé which guests enjoyed all afternoon!

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#CBCxHK: Collaboration with Katie Sands of @HonestlyKate

I'm so excited to share my first capsule collection and I can't think of a better person to have partnered with other than my amazing friend Katie Sands, the gorgeous and bubbly blogger behind Honestly Kate . Check out all of the flower crowns from the collection in the photos below, each paired with adorable outfits styled by Katie. 

(all of the flower crowns shown are available for purchase on our website here ! )

Photos by Meg Niemann of @MSNPhotography

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F+F DIY: Halloween Headpiece Shoot

Whether you love or hate the holiday, there's no doubt that you'll need a simple costume for your Halloweekend parties. We are obsessed with all things Disney, so for our Halloween headpiece photo shoot, we dressed up as our favorite  characters while channeling our inner Gossip Girl.

Kate from Honestly Kate, Victoria from Victoria Marie PR and myself took to the NYC streets dressed up as our favorite Disney characters. Kate channeled the innocent and courageous Alice, Victoria dressed as the lovely, yet icy Elsa and I played the part of my Disney doppelganger, the friendly and caring Snow White.

To complete our photoshoot, we visited the delicious Black Tap and shared two milkshakes, sour and cotton candy. The fun and colorful milkshakes looked too good to eat. We couldn't resist enjoying them on the streets of New York and in true Gossip Girl form, on a chic stoop.

You don't need to buy an expensive costume for Halloween, but can use garments in your closet to create the ultimate Disney look. Christy designed our beautiful headpieces, which can be made to order.

Email us your Halloween costume concept and we can work together to design the perfect custom headpiece to complete your look!

Email: hello@crownsbychristy.com

Photography: Christy Doramus

xoxo

GOSSIP GIRL (aka Olivia)

Alice in Wonderland 

 Kate from  Honestly Kate  dressed as Alice from Alice in Wonderland. She wore a beautiful blue lace dress from  Alice and Olivia  and sneaks from  Converse . Her headpiece was a black velvet headband, topped off with a large asymmetrical bow.

Kate from Honestly Kate dressed as Alice from Alice in Wonderland. She wore a beautiful blue lace dress from Alice and Olivia and sneaks from Converse. Her headpiece was a black velvet headband, topped off with a large asymmetrical bow.

Snow White

 Olivia dressed as Snow White and wore a red  Tibi  dress rented from  Rent the Runway  and tucked into a  H&M  skirt, with heels from  Christian Louboutin  and earrings from  Bauble Bar . Her headpiece is a red leather wrapped headband complete with red jewels for a Blair Waldorf meets Snow White look.  

Olivia dressed as Snow White and wore a red Tibi dress rented from Rent the Runway and tucked into a H&M skirt, with heels from Christian Louboutin and earrings from Bauble Bar. Her headpiece is a red leather wrapped headband complete with red jewels for a Blair Waldorf meets Snow White look.  

Elsa from Frozen

 Victoria from  Victoria Marie PR , dressed as Elsa from Frozen and wore a floral  ERIN Erin Fethersten  dress from  Rent the Runway  with a blue  Zara  coat over and  J. Crew  heels. Her headpiece is comprised of icy-looking jewels which are attached to a delicate headband. 

Victoria from Victoria Marie PR, dressed as Elsa from Frozen and wore a floral ERIN Erin Fethersten dress from Rent the Runway with a blue Zara coat over and J. Crew heels. Her headpiece is comprised of icy-looking jewels which are attached to a delicate headband. 

F+F EVENT: Backstage at the Ines Di Santo Show

Let them eat cake!

During Bridal Fashion Week,  we were comissioned to design dessert headpieces for the Ines di Santo Spring/Summer 2017 Show and we couldn't be more excited with the results!

The designer and stylist for the show planned a French patisserie theme as the background of the presentation, so the headpieces were designed to bring that to life in wearable form during the finale. 

Here's how we made the headbands: we first wrapped the headbands with pastel velvet ribbon from M&J Trimmings. Then, we topped the headbands off with faux dessert in different shapes and sizes, making each headpiece unique. 

Models wore various pastel colors on their nails and were adorned with gorgeous jewelry by AGTA gems. 

We had such a blast working with the lovely and talented Indes di Santo team! 

Will dessert headbands be the new trend? You let us know what you think! 

All of the backstage photos were taken by Olivia and Christy. 

Runway photos from Instyle.com 

Check out more photos from the show on Ines di Santo show HERE

xx Christy and Olivia 

THE FLEURS: Midsummer Night's Dream Photoshoot

We had the pleasure to collaborate on a dreamy photoshoot with the delightful Kate Updegrove, founder of Kate & Company Events, which specializes in a event design, styling and planning. 

The theme for the shoot was A Midsummer Night's Dream and Kate wanted the photos to have a light and airy feel while the color palette included: white, muted greens, gray, silver, and light purple. We loved sharing our ideas and designing the crown using Kate's inspiration. She was such a joy to work with and so creatively talented!

We were absolutely blown away by how beautiful the photos turned out and we're excited to share them with you! 

xx Olivia

A many thanks to the amazingly talented team behind the scenes:

Planner/Designer: Kate & Company Events, Photography: Kelsey Combe Photography, Florist: First Blush Weddings, Makeup Artist: Beauty by Chelsea Dae, Calligrapher: Coppola Creative, Bridal Gown: Claire Pettibone, Cake: Erica O'Brien Cakes, Rentals: Cartwright, Engagement Ring: Trumpet & Horn and Jewelry Box: The Mrs. Box.  

THE FLEURS: Flower Faces

In past collections, designers have used sequins and crystals as face accessories, but it looks like flower faces and accents have the potential to be the new beauty accessory for Spring 2017. 

Flower faces were first seen during New York Fashion Week at Rosie Assoulin’s Spring 2017 fashion presentation. Val Garland worked with MAC Cosmetics to come up with the fresh floral faced look. The flowers were delicately placed on model's eyelids, temples, and cheekbones to accessories their looks. Assoulin wanted the models to look like they had “rolled in a bed of flowers.” 

Flower faces have most recently been seen this past Sunday during London Fashion Week at the Preen by Thornton Bregazzi Spring 2017 show where flowers were pressed on model's faces, neck, chests, and lips. Both fresh and dried blooms were stuck to the models with an adhesive.

Is this "floral face" taking makeup to the next level? Will this look take Coachella by storm this year? Let us know what you think about this flower accessory trend!

Images from PopSugar.com and Allure.com

xx Olivia 

 Preen by Thornton Bregazzi Spring 2017 show

Preen by Thornton Bregazzi Spring 2017 show

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Preen by Thornton Bregazzi Spring 2017 show

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Preen by Thornton Bregazzi Spring 2017 show

 Rosie Assoulin’s Spring 2017 fashion presentation

Rosie Assoulin’s Spring 2017 fashion presentation

FLEUR EVENT : Flower Crowns with Tata Harper @TheSurfLodge

For the past two years, we have been lucky enough to set up DIY flower crown bars at The Surf Lodge while partnering with incredible brands. Last year, we did a pop up with French Connection and this summer, we created fresh flower crowns with guests of Tata Harper, bringing her brand colors to life in the form of blooms! Tata and her team were a dream to work with and I am now hooked on her Hydrating Floral Essence (a MUST try!) 

FLEUR DIY : Floating Floral Letters

Every event must have a hash tag, but every amazing event should have floral hash tag floating in the pool. This summer, I hosted a soiree in Sagaponack with my friends Lauren Nelson and Amanda S. Gluck to celebrate nothing other than... summer! Our hash tag was #BLOOMINGENBLANC (check it out on insta for more here) and to truly bring this theme to life, I created a floating hash tag made of bloom-covered foam letters and obviously floated it in the center of our pool. See below to learn how its done!  Check out my DIY feature via Martha Stewart here for more on this DIY and view our #BLOOMINGENBLANC party pics here

Enjoy! xx Christy 

 Considering that our party had an all-white theme, I used a variety of white blooms for this project, including: daisies, chamomile, baby's breath and aster flowers. Here is a quick list of what you will need: 

- Foam Letters (like these

- Flowers in colors of your choice (larger blooms that sit flat like daisies and mums work best) 

- Straight pins (like these)

- Garden shears or scissors 

Invisible thread or fishing line 

Step 1. Cut the stems off of the flowers, allowing the blooms to lay flat 

2. Use straight pins to attach each bloom, pinning them to the foam letters one by one until the letter is covered in flowers 

3. When each letter is finished, you can string them all together using invisible thread to create a floating word or in our case, hash tag! We also used the invisible thread to anchor the floating hash tag to the edges of either side of the pool. 

Voila! Party time 

 Photography by Olivia Anton 

Photography by Olivia Anton 

FLEUR EVENT : #BritishRose Launch with The Body Shop

To celebrate the launch of the British Rose collection by @TheBodyShop , we flower bombed the Prince Room at The Crosby Street Hotel in SOHO. Fresh rose crowns, garlands and arrangements in watering cans adorned the gorgeous pink and orange room while beauty editors enjoyed a breakfast fit for Marie Antoinette! 

xx Christy 

Photos by Meg Niemann of @MSNPhotography

FLEUR DIY: Flower Crown Bar with @GlitterGuide

I love hosting DIY flower crown parties and events! Making flower crowns with your guests is a great way to relax and break the ice (especially for New York friends who may not know one another). After my friend Carly Hill of @GlitterGuide attended my #CrownsandRose party, we worked together on a fun DIY  post!

Here's how to create your own flower crown bar at your next girl's brunch, baby or bridal shower : http://theglitterguide.com/2016/06/13/diy-flower-crown-bar-party/ 

Enjoy! xx Christy

Photos by Meg Niemann of @MSNPhotography