Last week I have been invited by Wilkinson Sword to take part in a topiary class lead by a a celebrity florist, Jamie Aston and learn about the new Wilkinson Sword Hydro Silk Bikini Razor and Quattro Bikini Razor. The event was so lovely and I learnt a great, new skill - topiary!
What is Topiary?
Topiary is the art or practice of clipping scrubs or trees into ornamental shapes. European Topiary dates back to the Roman times. Within the atrium of a Roman house or villa, a place that had formally been quite plain, the art of the topiarius produced a miniature landscape (topos) which might employ the art of stunting trees.
Who is Jamie Aston?
Jamie Aston is a leading florist of his generation, with a unique style and and a great expertise. He is often called upon by the world's elite names in fashion, film, music and dance. His main floristry school is based in London, and another one just opened in Seoul, South Korea.
How do you do it?
The trees that we made during the event with my fellow bloggers, were made from scratch by us! We were given a knife, scissors, a Wilkinson Flower pot, wet oasis and dry oasis. The first step was to cut the dry oasis so that it fits in the pot. The wet oasis was then shaped into a ball, and a wire was wrapped around it. It was then very important to precisely push the twig inside the ball (half way) and into the dry oasis. This was then a base for the flower arrangement. Each girl got a set of flowers and she could arrange them anyway she wanted, keeping in mind that the ball should be round and the balanced. After the ball was complete, 3 mosses were available to choose from and they would be placed at the base of the tree.
Is it difficult?
It may seem challenging at first but once you learn the rules and follow them, it is quite easy and very enjoyable! You can make it more difficult by adding more elements to it like moss, twigs and green elements, the beauty of topiary is that you can do whatever you like!
Is it fun?
Yes, it is great fun, and I really enjoyed arranging the flowers. I went to the class prior to my exams and I must admit that this activity was very relaxing and distressing. You can be as creative as you want so the more you experiment the more fun it will be as well.
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Wilkinson Sword and Topiary
This lovely event was organised by the Wilkinson Sword to demonstrate the two new products, Wilkinson Sword Hydro Silk Bikini Razor and Quattro Bikini Razor. It was such a great idea to connect topiary with learning about the management of bikini. I will post a full review of both trimmers as soon as I try them as summer is fast approaching! For now you can check them both at Wilkinson Sword Website.
1. Learn about the magic of flowers
2. Try Topiary
3. Stay glowing!
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