Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Petal by Petal:: Icelandic Poppy

If there was every the tale of a flower that completely mesmerized me it would be that of the Icelandic Poppy.  After trying for weeks on end to find them in the flower market,  I finally struck gold on a recent Thursday.  Imported from Italy, I find it fascinating that these beauties were once swaying in the wide-open fields of the Italian countryside.  I reveled in their beauty spending hours photographing them, being patient as the light began to change and slowly illuminate their beautiful crepe-de-chine petals.  I adore how they twist and turn and look as if they are destined to be in a still life setting.  The Icelandic Poppy begins as a fairly large fuzzy bud where eventually the petals slowly making their way from the pouch, uncurling into a striking flower in a variety of shades.  Aren't these flowers just beautiful?

*Photography & Styling by Alison 


  1. These are just STUNNING, Alison! I am going to have to pick your brain about flower market tips someday soon. I've been dying to go!

  2. Incredible photography as always, Alison :-) These poppies are so beautiful!

  3. so, so pretty!! I love poppies as well....thy are among my favorites!

  4. You did a lovely job photographing these. So much detail and the colors are magnificent. You should put together a book one day.

    Allie of ALLIE NYC

  5. You are the most amazing photographer! When when when are you going to open your print shop? xx

  6. Great photos, again! I can't believe those flowers get so tall! Kind of incredible.

    The Style Scribe