Introducing Jolene of Estelle’s Flowers in Dunedin…
Tell us about your work and your floral style or how you use flowers or foliage in your creative work: Seasonal, natural, unstructured, timeless, romantic, fragrant and feminine styled flowers
What makes you and your work unique? Floral experience in Paris meets southern charm Dunedin NZ
Tell us about your workspace, what you like most about it, why it works for you: Our location is the best- Moray Place – the historic part of Dunedin opposite a beautiful garden with a flowering magnolia tree and a Masonic Temple. Lots of small design fashion and vintage boutiques and a few of the best cafes, bars and restaurants in Dunedin.
Any flower dreams or aspirations you would like to share: I would like to be paid to travel, give floral demonstrations in Asia and Europe and work on large scale floral events.
Was there a person or experience that first turned you on to flowers? Having a French boyfriend Kiki and the opportunity to work and live in France.
All-time favourite types of flowers and/foliage and why you love them: Currently anemones, temple bell pieris, forsythia, amaryllis- can you guess what season we are in. I love peonies and roses and any nature-black flower or foliage
Which instagrams do you follow? @swallowsanddamsons, @odylynetheceremony, @naturalartflowers, @atsushi_taniguchi, @tenthmedow, @thestudiobyfleur, @oderantesparis, @jardinduillony, @scarletandviolet, @looseleaf, @myviolet, @grandiflorasydney
What did you do before floral design? I’m a qualified Medical Herbalist & Aromatherapist
Rules or words you live by… ‘Don’t envy anyone’ Simon Athy Callanan (My Grandfather)
Which season do you find the most interesting and why? Spring is exciting and full of delicate fragrance
Most underrated/best value flower? Anemones
Any artists, musicians, writers etc who influence your practice? Monet, Dries van Noten, Nick Cave, Chanel,
Whose wedding or what event would you most like to work on? An Opera in Bastille or a Lanvin, Dior or Dries van Noten fashion show to name a few
Stunning Imagery by Acorn Photography