A stunning floral display inspired by cult scent, Fracas and created by florist Mark Siredzuk honours late fashion icon Isabella Blow at luxury hotel One Aldwych
A magnificent floral installation pays tribute to fashion icon Isabella Blow seven years after her tragic death. Luxury hotel One Aldwych and Robert Piguet Parfums have joined forces with Flower at One florist Mark Siredzuk to create a dramatic flower display that recalls Blow’s signature scent, Fracas.
Mark Siredzuk has built his installation around Fracas' distinctive tuberose and jasmine flowers. He created a stunning arrangement of white magnolia twigs and white amaryllis on two soaring Perspex plinths at the centre of One Aldwych's Lobby Bar. Between the two plinths he then placed fine bamboo poles from which hangs a striking curtain of Fracas bottles nestled among tuberose, jasmine and herbs.
Fracas, which is one of Robert Piguet Parfums' best known fragrances, was created in 1947 by perfumer Germain Cellier, who married seductive tuberose and jasmine notes with fresh orange blossom and hints of rich sandalwood and musk. the result is a glamorous, sensuous, dramatic perfume that perfectly suited the idiosyncratic Isabella Blow.
To complement the main installation at One Aldwych, Mark Siredzuk designed individual arrangement of Fracas bottles with tuberose blossoms and a single jasmine stem to grace the Lobby Bar's tables. His heavenly scented installation will be displayed at the hotel until 25 February to coincide with the Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore! exhibition taking place at nearby Somerset House.
To coincide with Mark Siredzuk's floral display, One Aldwych’s award-winning bar team have created an exquisite cocktail that also honours Isabella Blow and her signature scent. The Fashion Galore! drink plays on Fracas’ carnal notes, blending Martin Miller’s Gin with rose liqueur, jasmine syrup, lemon and fresh muddled grapes. The cocktail is served in style in a black frosted glass and topped with bergamot foam and a rose petal garnish.
One Aldwych is offering a special Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore! package, which includes accommodation for two in an Aldwych Room, with breakfast, a pair of tickets for the exhibition and two special Fashion Galore! cocktails in the Lobby Bar, from £390 per night for two people, available until 2 March 2014. The cocktails are priced at £12.50 or paired with an untimed ticket to the Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore! exhibition at £22.50.
For more details on the floral display and the Aldwych package, visit www.onealdwych.com. For more about the Isabella Blow exhibition, see www.somersethouse.org.uk.