Paris again. Sorry, we just can’t tear ourselves away. Next week our International Issue will be on shelf, so we’ve got global on the brain.

Salon Dior: Peony, Roses, Garden Roses, Zinnia, Dalhia, Campanula, AchillieaSalon Dior: Peony, Roses, Garden Roses, Zinnia, Dalhia, Campanula, Achilliea via


We’re all taken with the idea of decking out places out with fresh flowers, and loved hearing how Belgian creative director for Christian Dior, Raf Simons, this week made his debut at the recent A/W Haute Couture show in the city.

Salon Bleu: Delphinium via


The venue for the show was a Parisian mansion where five large rooms were decorated with a million real flowers, wowing the audience even before the models came out.

Salon Blanc: Queen Anne’s Lace, Orchids, Pipettes via


From floor to ceiling, the walls were covered with fresh flowers: white orchids, pink peonies, colored roses, and blue delphiniums.



The movie is a behind-scenes showing how it all came together:

Our editor Laureen Rossouw will be joining ELLE Editor Jackie Burger at ‘Elle loves being a woman’ events in Johannesburg and Cape Town next month. Laureen will discuss how to use colour and incorporate flowers and plants in interiors, in inspirational new ways.

Sneakpeek - Laureen's Presentation

Val de Vie, Cape Town, 18 Aug.

Summerplace, Joburg, 4 Aug.

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