This week is about a very fun, outrageous, over the top charity event held annually in NYC -- Tulips and Pansies. It is a fusion of fashion, fun, flowers, and of course, large headpieces. Each fashion designer is assigned a floral designer, and ours was Golf Srithamrong, the self-proclaimed "Orchid King," who won in the "Most Beautiful" category for the last two years. I was excited, and thought this would be fun -- after all, how hard could it be?
Ugh. It was terribly hard. I am not used to working with other people, and sometimes collaborations just click, and sometimes they don't. Ours was somewhere in between. I have been around the circuit and back with my fair share of costume contests, not to mention certain reality television fashion competition shows. I know what judges like, and what they don't like. What they don't like is when you don't follow the rules. Namely, in this case, that everything on the headpiece besides the structure must be fresh flowers or living material.