Garfield Park Conservatory's Fleurotica 2012

March 20, 2012 10:16:38 AM PDT
The Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance holds its 4th annual Fleurotica runway fashion show, featuring designs made of plants and flowers.

This is a proceeds from this fundraiser benefit the recovery efforts at the Garfield Park Conservatory following last summer's devastation hail storm. In addition to seeing one of a kind fashions made completely out of flowers, guests will enjoy a live auction, cocktails and hor d'oeuvres. The Conservatory Is a vital part of the community, providing educational programs and events in a lush tropical environment in the middle of the city.

2012 Fleurotica
Friday, March 23 6:30PM-11PM
Venue One
1144 W. Randolph Street

General Seating Tickets: $175. VIP Tickets $225

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Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres followed by the runway show at 7:30 p.m. and a live auction. Guests will also be treated to a post-fashion show meet and greet with the floral designers and their designs. Free valet parking and a coat check will also be provided.

Three looks have been created for the segment:

  • Andrea North from Flower Petal
    Outfit: three quarter length, fitted coat made with amaranthus, wheat, transparent oak leaves, curly willow, raffia, deerfoot moss, river cane, dusty miller, croton leaves, carnations and mokara orchids.
    Model's name: Sarah Ward
  • Jillian and Jan Yuhas from Natural Beauties Floral
    Outfit: Art Deco Gown: A long burgundy gown fit for a lady attending the opera or golden globe awards. The deep hued gown is accented with gold geometric shapes to embrace the architectural elements of this time period in fashion. The gown is inspired by the 2012 Gucci Spring Collection. The gown will be designed with purple agonis flexuosa, black baccara roses, plum ti-leaves, and gold lily grass.
    Model's name: Elena Mitova
  • Ruckiya Hoskin and Querida Flores (last year's winners) from August Bloom
    Outfit: Cocktail Dress, Metallic is the new black: The dress will be designed with tea leaves, anthirums and orchids.
    Model's name: Mireille Van Der Wees