Gwyneth Paltrow, Demi Moore, Nicole Richie and floral designer Eric Buterbaugh are all featured in the March 2015 issue of Harpers Bazaar Magazine, turns out Eric Buterbaugh is now setting his sights on fragrances and has corralled his three longtime friends and clients for a photo shoot at his Los Angeles studio.
The ladies all shared their most memorable Buterbaugh experiences as they posed in both a group and glamorous solo shot.
For Gwyneth Paltrow: “It was white roses, but roses on roses on roses—basically a plate of roses balanced on this tiny vase that defied the laws of balance and physics, I just thought: ‘This is so above anything I’ve ever seen. It’s art.’ Eric is very economical in terms of the beauty he creates with his flowers. It can be over-the-top, but just the perfect amount. And he’s like that as a person too.”
For Demi Moore: The pair first met at a mutual friend’s birthday party in 2002. “In those days I used to carry around with me a small, hard cooler full of Red Bull and I smoked Marlboro Reds. So as I was waiting by myself for my car to come, sitting on my little cooler, Eric looked over at me and said, ‘I like you, because you’re just not right.’ And we’ve been best friends ever since. We’ve shared a lot, but I don’t think there’s ever been a time when I haven’t wanted to have Eric with me, whether we’re in palaces in Asia or pajamas in Idaho watching Downton Abbey, he’s the same guy.”
For Nicole Richie: “He has a true appreciation of beauty—and I don’t mean that in a superficial way, every time he walks into a room with his boots, I know that we are going to have more fun than Nancy Sinatra.”