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AIFD Symposium 2016: Couture Collective

Blog-title-aifd-couture (1)Featuring Shawn Michael Foley CFD & Stacey Carlton AIFD, CFD

For our last and final piece about AIFD Symposium “Inspiration”, we leave you with “Couture Collective”. What an amazing show put on by Stacey Carlton and our very own Mayesh Design Star, Shawn Michael Foley. There are no words to describe how cool, creative, edgy, stunning and brilliant it was… ok maybe there were a few words but they still don’t do it justice!

We hope everyone had as good of a time as we did at this year’s Symposium. There were so many awesome pieces during Couture Collective, so we’ve chosen a few of our favorites to highlight on the blog, and the rest can be found here! Enjoy Couture Collective.

flower dress

flower crown and flower skirt flower cape couture flowers flower dress flower cape floral headress flower skirt and necklace

Shawn & Stacey!

Shawn & Stacey

#MayeshFloralFashion Instagram Challenge Recap

Floral Fashion Instagram Challenge


Thank you to everyone who participated in our #MayeshFloralFashion Instagram Challenge! We absolutely loved seeing all of your beautiful designs – everything from flower crowns, floral necklaces, flower cuffs/bracelets, flower dresses, headbands, floral rings and more – and the level of creativity & innovation was inspiring.

Congratulations once again to all of our winners, we hope you’re enjoying reppin’ your Mayesh Aprons! If you weren’t able to participate in this challenge, stay tuned as you’ll definitely have the chance to in future Instagram contests.


Francoise Weeks Workshop: Floral Shoes

Francoise Weeks Workshop: Shoes



Hi there! Hey! Hello! Welcome to part two of my Francoise Weeks design workshop saga. We left off on me abandoning my project and breaking for dinner.  Once our bellies were full and some energy had been restored we moved on to the main event, the thing that I was the most excited for… SHOES! The shoes are one of Francoise’s signature designs. When I first got hip to her style, the shoes were my favorite! Now that I had a few designs under my belt and was feeling a little more comfortable I was ready to dive right in and make my very own floral shoe!

Francoise did her demo and released us into the wild (aka workspace) to once again pick out our product and let our creativity run free. Since the beginning of the day I had been thinking about what I would do with my shoe.  What product could I use? Would I work with only flowers? Only foliage? I felt prepared to tackle the shoe. I had been eyeballing some leucadendron all day; I thought it would make a scale-like effect on the shoe. I made up my mind and I went for it. I ripped the leaves off one by one and began gluing them onto the stiletto heel. As I laid the leaves in place I realized that I was laying them down in the wrong direction. Francoise had mentioned in demo the importance of the direction you lay your leaves or petals. I thought I was going the right way but the further I got it became clear that this wasn’t going to work. At this point my fingers were covered in glue and everything was stuck on me rather than the shoe itself. It looked like I had tar and feathered my own hand. I decided to rip off all the leaves I had glued and start over.

Now that I had figured out the right direction, I was in my groove and everything went smooth. I got all of my leaves down, added some petals on the toe and heel using the same technique I used with my headpiece, and finished it off with a cluster of garden spray roses on the toe. Although it was simple I loved it. It looked wearable.


Francoise Weeks Workshop: Shoes


Again I looked around the room and was blown away! Each shoe was so different. Some looked like they were found in the forest, some looked like they should be on the red carpet and some even looked edible! By the end of the class I was happy with what I made. It looked like a collection and the experience showed me that I can make stuff out of flowers – I just might not be cut out for the traditional style of flower arranging.


Francoise Weeks Workshop: Shoes


I was so impressed with how creative this group was. Not one item in both days of the class looked anything like another and all of them were extremely beautiful. Check out all the different styles of shoes below. Again, which one are you more drawn too?



Photos by Wheeland Photography

Francoise Weeks Workshop: Floral Hats & Combs

Francoise Weeks Workshop Floral Hats & Combs


Hi, I’m Jenn. I grew up in the flower business with a black thumb and zero floral design skills. I work in the marketing department here at Mayesh. Some of you may be familiar with my work if you have watched our design star series with Beth O’Reilly or have followed Mayesh at an event via social media. I’m the girl behind the camera. As per my duties I was asked to go to our Orange County location to snap a few pictures and Instagram at the two day Francoise Weeks design workshop we hosted on March 1st and 2nd. It started as any other event I covered in the past – show up, take a few pictures and try to be cute and clever while posting captions. Then I got offered an opportunity to actually be a part of the class and participate in day two of the workshop. I follow Francoise on social media and have seen her work, so naturally I was a little intimidated because let’s not forget … zero design skills.

The class starts with a short lecture from Francoise about how to make a floral headpiece. She spoke about her trial and errors in finding the right materials. She gave a “what NOT to-do” list that was curated out of past disaster situations. She showed options of different materials she uses and finally showed us how to mold and manipulate the wire armature she had provided for this particular style.  She does the same with a hair comb – showing us tips and tricks to make it sturdy and wearable. Then we were released to forage our product and start our design.

I do have an artistic background. I went to school for cosmetic arts so naturally I am drawn to color rather than texture. I looked around the room at what people were grabbing and I started to freak a little bit.  Other people in the class were going for interesting textures, a lot of greens and flowers with height. I looked down at what I grabbed and it was only 4 roses (2 red, 2 pink) and some kind of fern. What was I doing? I was in a room surrounded by extremely talented and skilled professionals. They were like kids in a candy shop reaching for all the lollipops, gumdrops and licorice rope they could find! And me? I grabbed a handful of M&Ms.

I make my way back to my workstation. I pick up my wire armature and have no idea what to do. I rack my brain of any cool ideas, then I remember my mom got me a vintage hat from the 1950s for Christmas one year. I love mid-century vintage. It’s what I’m inspired by in my daily life from clothes and housewares to make-up and hair. I start to form my wire. At this point I have a direction. I cover the wire in leaves as instructed and I start my design. I glue the fern down around the rim first then start ripping petals off my roses. I start with the red, gluing each petal around the outer edge and working my way in, same with the pink. I basically make an ombre composite rose (a trick I learned from a past Design Star video) and I’m happy with it. What started as a vintage inspired hat ended up looking like something you would see in a Shakespearian play but I’m okay with it because it was a labor of love. I look around the room and I see beautiful hats and headpieces. All of them had height and width. They looked like fairytale dreams and I had something that was reminiscent of a beret but again, I am satisfied. I made something out of flowers! Something I have never done before… at least not successfully. Francoise makes her way around the room and tells me “its unique! It doesn’t look like anyone else’s.” I’m still not sure if that was a good or bad thing but hey, I’ll take it. Now that I was finished with my headpiece, I try it on and what do you know? It fits!


Francoise Weeks Workshop Floral Hats & Combs


Happy with my hat I move on to my comb. No surprise here, I was inspired by the 1960s Tiki craze – think Elvis’ “Blue Hawaii”. I prep my comb with the cardboard and wire provided. I cut the cardboard in a fan-like shape, glue it on the comb, secure it with wire and start gluing on my flowers. This time, though using a much smaller space to design on, I managed to spread my wings by way of product. I grabbed four waxy vibrant green leaves, one sprig of some kind of textured green, four little groupings of a cute pink flower from the succulent family, two stems of freesia and one pink ranunculus. Wow. What a spread. I glue the leaves down and start my design. I go a different route this time, starting by gluing the ranunculus right in the center and worked my way out. Again, I am happy with my design. It looks tropical, vintage and wearable. I go to put it in my hair and… I can’t get it in. I didn’t leave enough space for the teeth of the comb. By this time everyone was done and breaking for dinner. I abandon the project. I know what I did wrong and learned from my mistake but it looks great in pictures and really that the point, right?


Francoise Weeks Workshop Floral Hats & Combs


I looked around the room and this time mine wasn’t unlike everyone else’s. I’m pleased with this. No one design looked anything alike, but they all looked like beautiful floral hair combs. I was amazed at how different everyone’s designs looked considering we all had the same product available and were given the same materials to use. Below are pictures of all the different hat styles and hair combs from the class. Which are your favorites?


Floral Hats:


Floral Combs:


Photos by Wheeland Photography


Francoise Weeks Workshop: Floral Jewelry

Francoise Weeks Floral Jewelry



Hi again! Back for more, I see? I’m just going to assume that my first blog was so inspiring that you just had to find out more (don’t tell me if that’s not the reason, and you really just love Francoise Weeks… I wouldn’t blame you). Well regardless of how you ended up here, I hope you’re ready for a little recap of the sweet floral jewelry we got to design after a quick break for a tasty pasta dinner and an even tastier glass of wine.

If you read my first Francoise Weeks blog, you might remember me casually mentioning my lack of confidence in the floral purse department. Well, let me tell you, that all changed when floral jewelry was put on the table. Not that my pieces were the ‘best,’ or even close to it, but I loved what I came up with, and in the end, that’s all that really matters, right? At least in this environment, which was really about experimentation and pushing yourself creatively.

Francoise began this segment with another demonstration showing the ‘behind the scenes’ of the jewelry; the materials & mechanics for constructing the base, the variety of items we could create, and some different techniques she has come up with. Another thing I loved about Francoise’s teaching style was her willingness to share the mistakes she’s made, and the trial-and-error nature of this kind of design work. As a novice designer, that sentiment really helped me feel comfortable, and encouraged me to just jump in and experiment. We had a plethora of options to choose from, from cuffs to rings, chokers to earrings, and any other type of jewelry we might dream up. For example, I started making by a chocker, and by the end we had deemed it a “statement choker – headband – belt combo” – because why not?


Francoise Weeks Floral Jewelry

Francoise Weeks Floral Jewelry


Along with that three hit wonder, I also made a cuff with a coordinating succulent ring. For some reason, I was really feeling the deep purples and burgundies that day, so I ended up with a little collection in that palette. Unfortunately they did not make the return trip to Seattle with me (RIP), but they have been forever preserved in these two photos:


Francoise Weeks Floral JewelryFrancoise Weeks Floral Jewelry


It was really fun to see what others did – some people had the same idea as me, and created multiple pieces that worked together, while others went wild and tried totally different things. I hadn’t really considered floral jewelry before, but let me tell you, in the right setting I would TOTALLY rock some of these pieces. Think about it, you walk into a room, your arms or neck or whatever it may be, draped in gorgeous flowers… talk about a statement piece! Whether it’s a simple cuff as a unique alternative to a corsage, or a super outrageous necklace used in a styled photoshoot, floral jewelry is so versatile. It may take some time for people to hop aboard this trend, especially brides, but I guarantee there are some risk takers out there who love standing out from the crowd, and floral jewelry might be just the way.

Check out some of the pieces created below – which stunners would you consider adding to your jewelry collection??



Photo by Wheeland Photography

Francoise Weeks Workshop: Floral Purses

Francoise Weeks Floral Purses


As I’m sure many of you saw, two weeks ago Mayesh hosted a workshop for the fabulous Francoise Weeks in our Orange County location. As a blogger and a (slowly but surely) aspiring floral designer myself, I more than willingly hopped on a plane in my rainy city of Seattle (seriously, I heard this is our wettest winter on record!) and traveled south to soak up some Vitamin D, as well as some funky floral education from the guru herself. I participated in the first day, and my cousin & fellow marketing team member, Jenn, took over on day two. As part of the marketing team, it’s always fun to expand our floral knowledge and provide multiple perspectives to our followers. In this blog I’ll discuss the first thing we designed, floral purses, and stay tuned for part two, focusing on the second half of day one!


Francoise Weeks Floral Purses


If you’ve been following along at all with my personal journey into the world of flower design, you might have seen an arrangement here, a bouquet there… but a floral purse? Nope! In fact, you probably haven’t seen many in general! Floral purses can be a fun and quirky alternative to things like centerpieces and flower girl baskets, and bring something totally unique to the table. Now, I must admit, I learned at this workshop that floral purses are (apparently) not a strength of mine. It could have been because of my lack of design experience, or it could have been because halfway through constructing the base I decided to go a new route, take it apart, reconstruct the base, and start adding flowers to the exterior with very little time left… we shall never know. But, despite my own, we’ll call them, “personal problems,” the rest of the designers in attendance dove right in and all came up with some pretty awesome purses. I should also mention, the product we were given to work with was incredible. It was set up in the middle of the tables, and was basically an installation all on its own. Every color of the rainbow, foliage galore, and the cutest little succulents you ever did see. How could you go wrong?



Francoise Weeks Floral Purses

Francoise Weeks Floral Purses


My favorite thing about the workshop, and this goes for the rest of the pieces we did as well, was just how different every design was. Seriously – not one looked the same! Francoise is a wonderful teacher and gave clear and precise demonstrations for each piece, but ended each demonstration with one word: Go. And she meant it. She encouraged us to go wild, test our artistic boundaries, and think outside of the box. And that’s what everyone did, hence the production of twenty-something totally unique designs for each piece of the workshop. See for yourself below!



Photos by Wheeland Photography

Floral Fashion Instagram Challenge

Francoise Weeks Floral Jewelry

As a follow up to our recent workshop with Francoise Weeks, we thought it would be fun to do a Floral Fashion Instagram Challenge! Floral fashion is such a hot trend right now and we want to see your best work.

March 14 through April 10, 2016, you can share your floral fashion designs by tagging us, @MayeshWholesale, and using the hashtag #MayeshFloralFashion for a chance to win. We’ll choose weekly winners to receive a Mayesh apron and be featured on our Instagram page! Have fun, be creative, and good luck!

P.S. Be sure to review the rules below. A few details to point out: you can submit up to 10 pictures per entry period; if selected as a winner you have 24 hours to get us your address to receive your apron.


Void outside the 50 United States, District of Columbia and where prohibited. Do not proceed to enter if you are not at least 18 years of age, a legal resident of, and located within, one of the 50 United States, or the District of Columbia and have a web-enabled mobile device, wireless service plan and the Instagram application at the time of entry. By participating, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are binding and final in all matters relating to this contest. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram. By entering this contest, you understand that you are providing your information to sponsor and not to Instagram.


CONTEST PERIOD: The Mayesh Wholesale Floral Fashion Challenge (“Contest”) begins at 12:01 a.m. Central Time (“ET”) on 3/14/16 and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on 4/10/16 (“Contest Period”). The Contest Period will be divided four (4) weekly entry periods (each, an “Entry Period”), as detailed below:

Entry Period 1: Begins 12:01 a.m. ET on 3/14/2016 and ends 11:59 p.m. ET on    3/20/2016.

Entry Period 2: Begins 12:01 a.m. ET on 3/21/2016 and ends 11:59 p.m. ET on    3/27/2016.

Entry Period 3: Begins 12:01 a.m. ET on 3/28/2016 and ends 11:59 p.m. ET on    4/03/2016.

Entry Period 4: Begins 12:01 a.m. ET on 4/04/2016 and ends 11:59 p.m. ET on    4/10/2016.

SPONSOR:  Mayesh Wholesale Florist, 5401 W 104th Street, Los Angeles, CA (“Sponsor”).

HOW TO ENTER:  During the Contest Period, using your web-enabled mobile device, launch the Instagram Application and follow Mayesh Wholesale Florist on Instagram. You can search “mayeshwholesale” in the Instagram application or visit in an internet browser to locate and follow @mayeshwholesale. Then, using your mobile device, capture and upload to Instagram one (1) photo that shows off your floral fashion  (i.e., floral ring, cuff, headpiece, etc.) and include the hashtag #MayeshFloralFashion, along with tagging @MayeshWholesale to receive one (1) entry (“Entry”) into the applicable Entry Period. There is no cost to enter. Entries generated by script, macro or other automated means or practices, or by any means which subvert the entry process will be void. All Entries must be received by the end dates and times above to be eligible for the applicable Entry Period. An Instagram account is required to enter this Contest and is available for free at

Note:  You must have a wireless service plan for your web-enabled mobile device with your wireless service provider and a device that supports the Instagram application to enter this Contest.  Data rates may apply. See your wireless service provider for pricing plan details and capabilities.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Entries may not contain, as determined by the Sponsor, in its sole discretion, any content that:

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• contains any personal identification, such as personal names or e-mail addresses;

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Entry must be the original work of the entrant, may not have been previously published, may not have won previous awards, and must not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity.  If the Entry contains any material or elements that are not owned by the entrant, and/or which are subject to the rights of third parties, the entrant is responsible for obtaining, prior to submission of the Entry, any and all releases and consents necessary to permit the use and exhibition of the Entry by Sponsor in the manner set forth in these Official Rules, including, without limitation, name and likeness permissions from any person who appears in or is identifiable in the Entry. Sponsor reserves the right to request proof of these permissions in a form acceptable to Sponsor from any entrant at any time. Failure to provide such proof may, if requested, render Entry null and void.  By submitting an Entry, entrant warrants and represents that he/she and any persons appearing or who are identifiable in the Entry consent to the submission and use of the Entry in the Contest and to its use as otherwise set forth herein.

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LIMIT: Ten (10) Entries per person and per Instagram username per Entry Period. Entries received from any person, Instagram username in excess of the stated limitation will be void. You may only use one (1) Instagram username to enter this Contest.

ELIGIBILITY: This Contest is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, 18 years of age or older, who have a web-enabled mobile device, wireless service plan and the Instagram application at time of entry. Employees of Sponsor and any other organizations affiliated with the sponsorship, fulfillment, administration, prize support, advertisement or promotion of the Contest  and each of their respective parents, agents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and advertising and promotion agencies, and their immediate family members (regardless of where they reside) or household members, whether or not related, are not eligible to enter or win. “Immediate family members” shall mean spouses, parents, step-parents, children, step-children, siblings, step-siblings, and their respective spouses. “Household members” shall mean people who share the same residence at least three months a year.

WINNER DETERMINATION: Weekly Winners: Within three (3) business days of the end of each Entry Period, all eligible Entries received by Sponsor for the applicable Entry Period will be judged by a panel of Mayesh judges.

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PRIZES (4): WEEKLY WINNER PRIZES (4 total, 1 per Entry Period): A Mayesh apron; Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): $5.00.

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