Thierry Boutemy

Finally we start seeing flowers everywhere in the street and on the fields so that's why we dedicate this post to master florist Thierry Boutemy who just moved and opened a new shop in Brussels next to our favorite bakery Le Saint-Aulay (remember the gayest bakery in town?)

Boutemy was born and raised in Normandy but he has been living in Belgium for over 15 years. He moved to Brussels because he considers people living in Belgium's capital more friendly. He would love to have settled in Paris but the city of love was too stressy for him and Brussels was the perfect compromise between a city and a provincial town (and in 1h20 minutes you are in Paris with the train, so Brussels is the perfect base).

After working on Sofia Coppola’s 2006 film Marie Antoinette, Boutemy's career really kicked off. People from the fashion scene discovered him and soon his phone didn' stop ringing ever since.

March 2011 he collaborated with Mario Testino for the Lady Gaga cover of American Vogue  and before that he worked together with Lanvin (remember the floral doors from the Lanvin 2007 and 2009 shows), Dries Van Noten (he worked with him for the opening of his Paris shop) and Viktor & Rolf. He also designed Sofia Coppola's floral decoration for her wedding, so he's an A-list florist for sure.

Don't go to him if you're a fan of orchids or roses because that's not his cup of tea. He loves messy bouquets with wild flowers. Poppies, wheat stalks,...Boutemy loves the simplicity of bouquets that are not structured, not perfect. Wondering what his favorite flowers are? Peonies! Because they are so rich and generous. But he also loves poppies, buttercups, cornflowers and of course tulips. A Boutemy bouquet seems just like you just picked a fresh bouquet of flowers in a cottage garden, but his touch and sensibility for nature's design makes gives it just that little extra.

you may also love...

  • Felix Gonzalez-Torres retrospective at Wiels

  • Thierry Boutemy

  • Julie Rousseau's Animal Instinct

  • Skinny Skyscrapers