Amsale Aberra: Make Your Own Arrangments

Shoppers at the Chelsea Flower Market can pick up any number of fresh cut flowers to create their own arrangements. Flickr/lettereleven

The flower district is a place that makes me feel happy and inspired. It’s on West 28th Street, between Avenue of the Americas and Seventh Avenue but every year it seems to be shrinking. What I love about it is that it opens early in the morning and I’m a morning person. Living in the city, you don’t get many chances to see flowers and scenery. I like to buy flowers to make my own arrangements. When I’m doing bridal designs, I sometimes use floral motifs. Being in the environment of the flower market really puts me into my element.


Amsale Aberra is the New York-based couture bridal designer behind the AmsaleChristos and Kenneth Pool labels. Her bridal designs are available at the Amsale flagship salon on Madison Avenue and at specialty retailers such as Bergdorf GoodmanSaks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus.

More My New York…


MetroFocus is made possible by James and Merryl Tisch, Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III, the Sylvia A. and Simon B. Poyta Programming Endowment to Fight Anti-Semitism, Bernard and Irene Schwartz, Rosalind P. Walter, Barbara Hope Zuckerberg, Jody and John Arnhold, the Cheryl and Philip Milstein Family, Janet Prindle Seidler, Judy and Josh Weston and the Dr. Robert C. and Tina Sohn Foundation.


© WNET All Rights Reserved.

825 Eighth Avenue

New York, NY 10019