Forget Diamonds, In New York Flowers are Forever!
On my recent trip to New York, I was lucky enough to visit one of my favourite flower wholesalers, M&S Schmalberg. Situated in the heart of New York City’s Garment Center, you’ll find this family owned company that has been passed on through 4 generations.
As the largest direct manufacturer of custom silk fabric flowers in the USA, their meticulously hand-made flowers complement apparel, millinery, accessories and bridal pieces worldwide.
And talk about famous flowers!
M&S Schmalberg flowers have been featured in countless magazines and have been featured on runways around the world. They have also appeared TV shows such as PBS, CNN, ABC News, All My Children, and Sex in the City.
Their magnificent flowers are sought after by high profile celebrities around the world. Here are a few you may know:
Anne Hathaway, The Duchess Kate Middleton, Bono, Leighton Meester, Rhianna, Calvin Klein, Marc Jacobs, THE Metropolitan Opera, Ralph Lauren, Vera Wang, Reese Witherspoon, Walt Disney (Rapunzel at Disney Land) and many more.
M&S Schmalberg have used the same delicate flower making process since 1916!
While I was in New York recently for the Fashion Week, I stopped by to get a personalised guided tour by Adam, the son of the owner, Warren.
Some of the flower molds used date back to the turn of the century! They are capable of producing large production orders as well as one of a kind couture pieces. A wide range of fabrics are used including silks, leathers, suedes, cottons, velvets, felts and exotic snake and alligator skins.
I was amazed by the personalised service they offer to all of their clients. The choice of custom fabric flowers seems infinite. Using their vintage tools and dies, each client can personally choose a unique style to suit themselves. A bit like my jewellery designs!
Here are some of their magnificent flower designs:
Flowers are the in thing!
Springtime is the perfect time to brighten up your outfits with a flower. M&S Schmalberg flowers can easily be pinned to delicate fabrics to add a bit of colour and uniqueness. Dress up your hair with a colourful silk flower – big or small. Create a table centrepiece to brighten up your room. Use your imagination – the possibilities are endless!
You really need to take a few minutes to browse the M&S Schmalberg designs.
You won’t be sorry. These flowers are divine, truly amazing. Check them out for yourself. http://www.customfabricflowers.com/.
About Andrea Agosta Designer Jewellery
The collection is embellished with glittering Swarovski® crystals that sparkle with the secret charms of true glamour. Designs are embellished by hand, and made with the idea that a piece of jewellery is a mark of the eternal creative spirit – a treasure that should endure from one generation to the next.
With this in mind, the collection covers an extensive range of forms and styles including earrings, bracelets, necklaces, pendants, headpieces and rings, as well as custom-made pieces that are the perfect accompaniment to any outfit for a variety of occasions from weddings, high fashion, to casual wear and even gifts.
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