#9 Night flowersMuse

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Historical drama

When love hurts...

Video Michelle Duijn
Styling Lidewij Smeur

Five interpretations of our mysterious winter-muse; the ‘black’ Tulip.

Tulip
  fever

Dark, mysterious and stunning. Our stronghearted black muse defines all kinds of drama, dreams and love stories. For ages tulip growers searched for this precious dark beauty. Her story is filled with tales and legends. Hear, hear for this exclusive daughter of the night_______.

Five interpretations of our mysterious winter-muse; the ‘black’ Tulip.

Tulip
  fever

Dark, mysterious and stunning. Our stronghearted black muse defines all kinds of drama, dreams and love stories. For ages tulip growers searched for this precious dark beauty. Her story is filled with tales and legends. Hear, hear for this exclusive daughter of the night_______.

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Dreaming of petals

“When the petals of the heart unfold fragrance spreads across the valley.”
— Amit Ray

Art Director: Daphne Westland @studioenter, Photographer: Dasha Martynova @martynovadasha, As. Photographer: Arjen Poortman @arjenp, Stylist: Angela Kuperus @angelakuperus, Make up artist: Joelle Romita @joelleromita, Hair artist: Bianca Van Zwieten @biancavanzwieten, Model: Ellen ten Berge @knownmodelmanagement @ellenonthemountain, 3D Artist: Paul de Cleen, Retouche: Johannes Hagedoorn, Top (see through): Frenken, Top (plissé), Earrings and Ring: Alexandra Frida.

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Crêpe Suzette

We’re swooning over this gorgeous gown, made by Lilla Csefalvay, a gifted fashion- and textiledesigner from Hungary. A fabulous mixture of filmy fabrics and a beautiful colourpalette of burned orange, mustard, velvet pink and amaryllis red. All inspired by a bouquet of tulips. Fulfilling her longing to navigate between fantasy and reality.

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Baroque bulbs

This year we celebrate the comeback of baroque bouquets. A symbolic message of both diversity and society acting together as one stunning and amazing bouquet. Our black tulip stands for the freedom to break yourself free and bloom as a part of the beautiful collective. Talented florist Cecilia Fox from Melbourne Australia, created a breathtaking bouquet for us, inspired by this story.

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The black tulip

This famous novel by Alexandre Dumas has recently been made into a gripping movie. It’s the dramatic story of Cornelis van Baerle, a respectable tulip grower, who lives only to cultivate the elusive black tulip and win a magnificent prize for its creation. But after his powerful godfather is assassinated, the unwitting Cornelis becomes caught up in deadly political intrigue and is falsely accused of high treason by a bitter rival. Condemned to life imprisonment, his only comfort is Rosa, the jailer’s beautiful daughter, and together they concoct a plan to grow the black tulip in secret. Dumas’ last major historical novel is a tale of romantic love, jealousy and obsession, interweaving historical events surrounding the brutal murders of two Dutch statesman in 1672 with the phenomenon of tulipomania that gripped seventeenth century Holland...

Tulipomania

her slender
stem holds up
her petal cup...
drinking light,
plush burgundy
transcends
to velvet black;
a royal dame...
rare Netherlands
delight.

Source:
allpoetry.com
poem by Pegasus51

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Tulipomania

her slender
stem holds up
her petal cup...
drinking light,
plush burgundy
transcends
to velvet black;
a royal dame...
rare Netherlands
delight.

Source:
allpoetry.com
poem by Pegasus51

The black tulip

This famous novel by Alexandre Dumas has recently been made into a gripping movie. It’s the dramatic story of Cornelis van Baerle, a respectable tulip grower, who lives only to cultivate the elusive black tulip and win a magnificent prize for its creation. But after his powerful godfather is assassinated, the unwitting Cornelis becomes caught up in deadly political intrigue and is falsely accused of high treason by a bitter rival. Condemned to life imprisonment, his only comfort is Rosa, the jailer’s beautiful daughter, and together they concoct a plan to grow the black tulip in secret. Dumas’ last major historical novel is a tale of romantic love, jealousy and obsession, interweaving historical events surrounding the brutal murders of two Dutch statesman in 1672 with the phenomenon of tulipomania that gripped seventeenth century Holland...

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Rosanne Loffeld