TV show host “Mikey Flowers” interviews designers & celebrities at the “Tulips & Pansies” floral design competition – featuring Tammy Carmona (at the time, named Tammy Polatsek).
Check out the entire video for some cool floral designs, or jump right to Tammy at 1:03.
“Tulips and Pansies” is an annual event created to raise funds for Village Care of New York (www.vcny.org). VCNY is a non-profit organization that provides healthcare programs to New Yorkers living with with HIV and AIDS.
In this competition, prestigious fashion designers (Tory Burch, Ralph Rucci, Pamella Roland, Lilly Pulitzer, and others) pair with NYC’s finest floral designers (including Tammy Carmona) to create a fashion show that now only showcases their clothing, but elaborate headdresses made from plants & flowers. It’s not only a stylistic challenge but an engineering one – unlike a floral arrangement that sits on a table, these creations have to survive the energetic walk back and forth upon the runway, with the model twirling and posing. Failure is not an option when the eyes of top fashion critics and NYC’s social elite are on your work. This challenge makes the fact that Tammy Carmona won this competition 3 years in a row even more impressive.