Vogue UK has a fascinating feature on Boutemy, exploring his influences, processes, quirks, and inspiration. It also has an amazing gallery of his work, so I highly recommend getting your hands on a copy. Nowness also has a great feature on him, including priceless floral advice ("For birthdays: Wild. Spontaneous. Nothing holding you back... For saying sorry Nothing. Flowers cannot serve as an apology.").
- The only description Thierry gives for this fascinating tablescape is "Private Event Belgium". That beautifully twisted branch might be manzanita (or maybe I just think that because I live in California), but I'm having trouble identifying any of the flowers. Do you think guests ate off this table, amongst the tea lights and petals? Magic and messy...
- At a fashion show for Lanvin, Boutemy takes the vertical succulent garden trend over the top, creating a wonderfully lush doorway. Wouldn't you like to walk through that everyday?
- This bouquet featured in Elle Belgium is one of the most traditional pieces I've seen by Boutemy, and though I usually don't go for bright, multicolor bouquets, they're pretty great. I think they work because they have so many colors and textures, and are so rich and vibrant.
- I'm not sure what lessons we can take away from this floral headpiece, other than 1. If you've got a cutie who looks good in glasses and a bow tie, why not cover them with flowers, too?, and 2. Sometimes way-too-much is just right. I can spot delphiniums, Chinese lanterns, spider mums, and roses in Laetitia Bica's photo, but there's so much more.
- Finally, there's Gaga. For American Vogue, Boutemy created this wild archway, a witchy portal to Lady Gaga's world. I would love to have my portrait taken under it, though perhaps in a less... stringy dress.