I took a day off designing to catch the orchid festival at Kew Royal Botanic Gardens. As luck would have it, it was a gorgeous crisp, cold sunny day, ideal conditions for photographing the colourful blooms. Some of them looked so perfect, it was hard to believe they weren't plastic. I will definitely be using these as the basis for some new tropical allover and placement prints. Perfect for the 80's tropical rave trend I've been working on for River Island.