The Macy’s flagship in Herald Square is an iconic landmark for Manhattan and the fashion industry alike, going strong since 1901. Whether for work trips or pure shopping, I love visiting the store; large department stores mesmerize me because they are like worlds unto themselves. Every spring this flagship has a beautiful tradition — the Macy’s Flower Show! I went in after my internship to see the gorgeous exhibit, themed America the Beautiful, and dressed in head-to-toe flowers for the occasion.
A living, photosynthesizing American Flag
And blue, with dainty butterflies for stars
Exhibit creator Jessy Wolvek of Fleurs NYC
The Pacific Northwest Wonderland. Being from California, I approve of the description. The Golden Gate Bridge was most scenic from the middle of the escalator!
The Vast Southwest, replete with tall cacti and rust-colored flowers
The Majestic Rockies. It was a nice surprise to see flowers suspended from the ceiling!
The Midwest Fruited Plains, with sunny flowers, rolling hills, and a windmill
Tiny lilac and pink flowers gathered together beside the escalators to escort customers to the second floor
Do Not Touch! Sharp and striking cacti keep company with a majestic agave.
An American Flag close-up in a frame, made entirely of flowers
Macy’s has a well-earned reputation for window displays, and they went all out for the flower show.
Northeast Sound, with a lush floral lighthouse and sailboats riding the petaled waves
The Golden Gate Bridge and a forest of giant redwoods
The Southwestern window, with towering red rocks, cacti, succulents, and a cow skull
A gated garden with an angelic fountain
Flower-bearing doggies in the window
Me wearing the sort of thing one ought to wear to a flower show. Blouse, E.A.G. Collection; skirt with sash, Forever 21; black bracelet from my grandmother Sylvia; headband by Anna Belén
Elle for Kohl’s shoes; Forever 21 earrings and necklace
Forever 21 bracelet and rings; Claire’s ring