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Botanical Entertaining IdeasPhotography by Michelle Beller
for Flutter Magazine

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I love flowers, so a flower-filled, botanical brunch was right up my alley. The amazing design center at Rolling Greens served as the location and featured this delightful, conservatory-type nook. Here, I used a 19th century table and paired it with garden benches and wicker chairs. I filled the space with a variety of plants, including jasmine, ivy topiaries, kumquat trees, and various ferns.

For food, the Kitchen made such floral delights such as strawberry and balsamic shooters with nasturtium, edible flower spring rolls, and an orange blossom cake. Of course, what’s a party without an over the top bar? From Found I styled this huge dresser and tucked in plants throughout the drawers including the most perfect violet plants. And the Kitchen made a variety of floral simple syrups, and even, floral ice cubes to pair with a classic gin fizz. You can see more of this spread in Flutter Magazine issue 16, which is on newsstands from 3/19.

Photography: Michelle Beller | Publication: Flutter Magazine | Styling: Kelly Oshiro | Food Styling: The Kitchen for Exploring Foods | Floral Design: Native Poppy | Location + Tabletop Props: Rolling Greens | Placesettings: Theoni Rentals | Paper: Minted | Furniture : Found Vintage Rentals

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Valentine’s Day
Wedding InspirationPortfolio Shoot for Mon Soleil Weddings as seen on 100 Layer Cake

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For this custom editorial for Mon Soleil Weddings, I was inspired by the concept of intersecting circles, or how two individuals, overlap and become one during the marriage ceremony. For the color story, I naturally looked to Valentine’s Day, the most romantic day of the year, and chose the classic combination of pink and red. I added in hints of salmon, peach, and burgundy to add a little sophistication and depth to the palette. To incorporated the circle motif and the colors, Chasing Linen, the invitation designer, used circles of pink and red to symbolize the two halves of the couple. And at ceremony, I made floating floral circles with the two center circles perfectly intersecting right above the couple as they said “I do.”

For the bride’s bouquet, I couldn’t help myself, and I made it slightly heart-shaped and arranged the flowers to modulate from red to pink, left to right. And for the bride herself, it was all about that slinky, silver, Versace dress from Gossamer. Paired with traditional pearls and insane ruby drop earrings from 33 Jewels, the look was decidedly sexy. For the groom, I chose a dapper black suit by Stitch & Tie  and designed a burgundy boutonniere of chocolate cosmos and astrania.

On the table, La Tavola Linen’s luxurious light pink velvet linen provided a neutral background to pop the intense red in the flowers. I used three brushed gold trays to create a “runner” on the table to hold centerpieces, pillar candles, bud vases and loose blooms. For the floral arrangements I used red ranunculus, light pink nerine lilies, burgundy and pink orchids, upright burgundy amaranthus, calla lilies, and peach hyacinth. All were arranged in simple white, matte, pottery containers from Porch. For the menu, Chasing Linen silkscreened the text on to the actual napkins. And a subtle circle pattern on the plates and charges from Theoni Collection further drove home the circle theme.

For the wedding cake by Lele Patisserie, I made a circle topper out of simple gold wire from the hardware store. I simply wrapped the wire around a water bottle and used needle-nose pliers to twist the ends off. Then I accented the cake with more pink nerine lilies and red ranunculus.

Finally, the couple made their getaway in a chic, silver, Jaguar. You can see more of this shoot on 100 Layer Cake right here.

Photography & Cinematography: Mon Soleil | Venue: Malibu Rocky Oaks | Stylist, Production & Floral: Kelly Oshiro | Hair & Makeup: Chateau Belle | Paper: Chasing Linen | Cake: Lele Patisserie | Tabletop: Theoni Collection | Table & Chairs: Town & Country | Linens: La Tavola Linen | Dress: Gossamer | Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes | Jewelry: 33 Jewels | Tuxedo: Stitch & Tie | Containers & Trays: Porchkellyoshiro.com | Photo: Monsoleil Weddings | Wedding Stylist for Film PHotographerskellyoshiro.com | Photo: Monsoleil Weddings | Wedding Stylist for Film PHotographerskellyoshiro.com | Photo: Monsoleil Weddings | Wedding Stylist for Film PHotographerskellyoshiro.com | Photo: Monsoleil Weddings | Wedding Stylist for Film PHotographerskellyoshiro.com | Photo: Monsoleil Weddings | Wedding Stylist for Film PHotographers kellyoshiro.com | Photo: Monsoleil Weddings | Wedding Stylist for Film PHotographers kellyoshiro.com | Photo: Monsoleil Weddings | Wedding Stylist for Film PHotographers kellyoshiro.com | Photo: Monsoleil Weddings | Wedding Stylist for Film PHotographers kellyoshiro.com | Photo: Monsoleil Weddings | Wedding Stylist for Film PHotographers kellyoshiro.com | Photo: Monsoleil Weddings | Wedding Stylist for Film PHotographers kellyoshiro.com | Photo: Monsoleil Weddings | Wedding Stylist for Film PHotographers kellyoshiro.com | Photo: Monsoleil Weddings | Wedding Stylist for Film PHotographers kellyoshiro.com | Photo: Monsoleil Weddings | Wedding Stylist for Film PHotographers kellyoshiro.com | Photo: Monsoleil Weddings | Wedding Stylist for Film PHotographers kellyoshiro.com | Photo: Monsoleil Weddings | Wedding Stylist for Film PHotographers kellyoshiro.com | Photo: Monsoleil Weddings | Wedding Stylist for Film PHotographers kellyoshiro.com | Photo: Monsoleil Weddings | Wedding Stylist for Film PHotographers kellyoshiro.com | Photo: Monsoleil Weddings | Wedding Stylist for Film PHotographerskellyoshiro.com | Photo: Monsoleil Weddings | Wedding Stylist for Film PHotographers

Flat Lay Prop StylingPhotos by Lydia Murty for the Giving Keys

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The Giving Keys was such a fun product shoot to prop style as they wanted a zen garden look to show off their new collection of mala bead inspired jewelry. Props included lots of natural elements like rocks, sand, and crystals. For the rocks, I went shopping at Rincon Beach where I found a variety of shapes and sizes for this shoot. For props, I pulled from some of my favorite Santa Barbara stores like Porch, Paradise Found, and The Sacred Space.

The backdrop I made by painting plain birch panels with dry, textural, paint strokes for an organic look. I used the same paint treatment on risers I found at an art store so I could create levels and depth in the shots. They worked well for both straight on and flat lay angles. Photos were captured by the lovely Lydia Lynn Murty in downtown Los Angeles.

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Prop Styling for Tabletop ProductsPhotos by Lane Dittoe for The Ark

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Flat lay prop styling is one of my favorite genres of styling. So when my friend Kate asked me to style entertaining and lifestyle themed product shots for her fine tabletop rental company, The Ark, I was extra pumped.

Food props were my were my main focus for this shoot. When I pull food props  I look for rich color, interesting texture, and scale. In general, smaller more delicate items are easier to work that bigger items. When you’re trying to accent a product, it’s really important that the prop not draw attention away from the product. Some of my favorite props for this shoot were gorgeous purple/black beans, mini eggplants, and kale, all from my beloved Santa Barbara Farmer’s Market.

For floral accents, Kate wanted minimal, more everyday home, flowers. I pulled unique shapes like fern curls for her collection of moody black pieces and dainty scabiosa for her stunning marble plates. For backdrops, we used a mix of seamless, ceramic tiles, and these really cool suede boards I found at an art store. Lane Dittoe was on hand as our awesome product photographer and it was so much fun to work with him once again. And be sure to check out the rest of The Ark’s stunning inventory right here.

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Prop Styling for Men’s WearhousePhotos by James Dimmock

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It was such an honor to prop style for Men’s Wearhouse latest wedding campaign. For the art direction, I was asked to pull chic wedding props to go with our location the Paramount Theater in Oakland. For instance, for the cake cutting scene I used a bar cart from Seventh Heaven Vintage Rentals and paired it with a real cake by The Whole Cake (who was super awesome and made me this cake with less than a weeks notice and during the height of wedding season). Other scenes included a “guys getting ready” and a first dance scene featuring oversized marquee letters from Bright Rentals. The reception portion of the shoot was shot at Bear Flag Farms and featured a nuetral white and blush palette. And commercial photographer, James Dimmock, captured the photos.

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Citrus Wedding InspirationPortfolio Shoot for The Komans
Named Best of 2017, Style Me Pretty

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I’m so excited this portfolio shoot for The Komans was named as one of the “Best of 2017” shoots. I was inspired by the annual blooming of citrus blossom that happens every spring in Santa Barbara. For decor, I foraged lemon on the branch with citrus blossom (this had to be the best smelling shoot ever) which Coco Rose Design then incorporated into the floral arrangements on the table and in the bouquet. Susan Silverberg created a lemon themed invitation with a beautiful line drawing of citrus which I styled with gorgeous citrine earrings from 33 Jewels and more lemon on the branch.

For the bridal styling, I was inspired by the slightly Spanish feel to Musat’s wedding dresses. I chose a bold red lip and a sleek hairstyle featuring retro finger waves that gathered into a chic and modern chignon by Kohnur. For the ceremony look, the custom dress featured a full skirt, billowy sleeves and a modern take on lace that I absolutely loved. For jewelry, I chose simple yellow Citrine earrings (don’t they look like candy?) which caught and reflected the light. And for the ring, an insane flower ring made by local jeweler, 33 Jewels.

For the tabletop design, it was all about color and I picked La Tavola’s new velvet runners in “Golden” as the base for the table. Simple white and clear place settings from Pretty Vintage Rentals and my brass goblets made up the placesettings. And for a unique place card idea, I placed the name card underneath the clear plate with some citrus leaves and individual lilac blooms. Lush floral arrangements in terra cotta compotes featured featuring citrus on the branch, nasturtium, orchids, and parrot tulips. In between, I placed taper candles from Creative Candles in cafe au lait and then scattered lemon in between.

Finally, what’s a better way to use lemons than to make a lemon kumquat cocktail?

Lemon Kumquat Cocktail Recipe:

.5 oz Cutler vodka

.75 oz Homemade kumquat cordial (or St. Germain)

1oz Meyer lemon juice

Large Pinch Earthtrine Farm fresh tarragon

Combine in shaker, shake vigorously, double stain into chilled coupe glass. Garnish with a tarragon sprig and a Meyer lemon twist.

A special thanks to the Santa Barbara Historical Museum for hosting the shoot and all the vendors who contributed!

Photography: The Komans | Styling + Production: Kelly Oshiro | Wedding Dresses: Musat | Floral Design: Coco Rose Design| Paper: Susan Silverberg | Hair & Makeup: Kohnur | Reception: Santa Barbara Historical Museum | Shoes: Bella Belle | Jewelry: 33 Jewels | Groom’s Attire: Stitch & Tie | Tables & Chairs: The Tent Merchant | Tabletop: Pretty Vintage Rentals | Cocktail: Bobcat Room | Styling Assistant: Allie Aiello | Linens: La Tavolakellyoshiro.com | photo: The Koman | San Francisco Prop Stylist kellyoshiro.com | photo: The Koman | San Francisco Prop Stylist kellyoshiro.com | photo: The Koman | San Francisco Prop Stylist kellyoshiro.com | photo: The Koman | San Francisco Prop Stylist kellyoshiro.com | photo: The Koman | San Francisco Prop Stylist kellyoshiro.com | photo: The Koman | San Francisco Prop Stylist kellyoshiro.com | photo: The Koman | San Francisco Prop Stylist kellyoshiro.com | photo: The Koman | San Francisco Prop Stylist kellyoshiro.com | photo: The Koman | San Francisco Prop Stylistkellyoshiro.com | photo: The Koman | San Francisco Prop Stylistkellyoshiro.com | photo: The Koman | San Francisco Prop Stylist kellyoshiro.com | photo: The Koman | San Francisco Prop Stylist kellyoshiro.com | photo: The Koman | San Francisco Prop Stylist kellyoshiro.com | photo: The Koman | San Francisco Prop Stylist

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Chic Pizza Party IdeasPortfolio Shoot for Jeanni Dunagan
as seen in Flutter Magazine

kellyoshiro.com | Photo: Jeanni Dunagan for Flutter Magazine | Chic Pizza Party Ideas | Prop stylist for food

It was so much fun working with Jeanni Dunagan on this lifestyle editorial for her portfolio. I came up with the idea of chic pizza party since I knew our stunning location, Sunstone Villa, has not one, but two, pizza ovens. I tapped my friend Allie Aiello to assist with the food styling and then had our friends be our guests. For an appetizer, I created a large charcuterie board on an old pizza board from Barn Relic with St. Andre brie, dried fruits and sliced salumi.

I styled a make your own pizza station with gourmet ingredients including, blanched asparagus, kale, arugula, prosciutto, roasted peppers, garlic, and kalamata olives. Then the girls made their own pizza to their liking. Wine was of course provided by Sunstone and their Pinot Noir paired perfectly with the pizza. Dinner was held al fresco in the walled garden just off the kitchen.

And even better, this portfolio shoot got picked up for print publication in Flutter!

Photos: Jeanni Dunagan | Styling + Production: Kelly Oshiro | Food Styling: Allie Aiello | Props: Barn Relic & Porch | Location & Wine: Sunstone Villa

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Coastal Living Food Editorial
with Chef Michael CimarustiPhotos by Tom Story

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I’m super excited to have prop styled for a food editorial with amazing Chef Michael Cimarusti for Coastal Living’s October 2017 issue. His annual party, Seafood-palooza, became the subject of this editorial, from lobster, to oysters, to gooey duck salad, it was the most delicious set I’ve ever worked on.

His wife, Crisi Echiverri, a talented pastry chef, made the delicious kumquat cake for dessert. I styled the shot with a matte black platter and a stack of organically shaped plates both from Porch, iron handled flatware from Hudson Grace and loose kumquats clipped from the couple’s garden. Food styling was handled by the lovely Yasmin Alishav who made this delicious cake look camera ready and photos were captured by Tom Story.

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Lace Wedding InspirationPortfolio Shoot for Jeanni Dunagan Photography
as seen on Style Me Pretty

The sweet Jeanni Dunagan was an attendee at my first workshop and a year later she booked me to create this wedding styled shoot. I was so stoked for Jeanni when it got published on the front page of Style Me Pretty. Inspired by old world elegance and a serious love of lace, Claire Pettibone’s stunning designs started as a jumping off point for the design. We chose a long sleeved lace dress with delicate pearl embellishments, booties fromBella Belle Shoes which also featured lace and pearls, a delicate pearl headpiece from Untamed Petals and an estate pearl ring from 33 Jewels. For the ceremony design, I used the existing frame at Sunstone Villa and asked the florist, Laura’s Floras, to create a Dutch still-life inspired “flower painting” inside the frame featuring spirea, delphinium, and roses. French chairs from Barn Relic made for elegant and comfortable guest seating. For the reception table, I chose an extra long gray farmhouse long table draped with a lace linen so the color of the table was still visible. The Ark’s elegant French place settings featured scrolled seating cards by Jenny Sanders along with individual flower corsages for guests. The lush florals in tones of white and green with hints of lavender and mauve featured some of my favorite flowers including, white muscari, sweet pea, hellebore, pieris and astilbe arranged in delicate glass and silver footed containers. And what old world inspired shoot would be complete without a vintage getaway vehicle? Or, in this case, a surrey from the 1880’s (and formerly owned by Michael Jackson) and pulled by Mo, the mini donkey.

Photographer: Jeanni Dunagan Photography | Stylist + Production: Kelly Oshiro | location: Sunstone Villa | Floral Design: Laura’s Floras | Wedding Dress: Claire Pettibone | Rentals: Barn Relic | Hair and Makeup: Janet Villa | invitations: Jenny Sanders | linens: La Tavola | | Cake: Lele Patisserie| Jewelry:33 Jewels | shoes: Bella Belle Shoes | Male Wardrobe: The Black Tux | Ribbon and Pocket Square: Tono and Co

Picnic Proposal InspirationPortfolio Shoot for The Komans
as seen on Style Me Pretty

It was so much fun to produce this styled lifestyle shoot for The Komans with real couple Olivia Jordan (former Ms. USA) and her boyfriend Jay Hector and recently featured on the front page of Style Me Pretty.

For the storyline, I imagined an elaborate and personalized proposal on the top of Figueroa Mountain in Santa Ynez. First, the bride-to-be finds a custom, dusty rose dress by Musat enclosed with a beautiful calligraphed love letter by Susan Silverberg. The letter directs her to meet him at “their spot” at the top of Figueroa Mountain and to wear the dress. They meet under their favorite oak tree, and it’s here he drops to one knee and pops the question with a stunning ring from 33 Jewels.

For her hair and makeup, I choose loose romantic curls with a few tendrils pinned back which Chateau Belle executed to perfection. I found the perfect picnic basket and packed a picnic of sandwiches, cheese, picked vegetables, and champagne.  On set, I foraged a petite bouquet of yellow and blue wildflowers for her to hold.

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Photography: The Komans | Styling + Production: Kelly Oshiro | Dress: Musat | Calligraphy:Susan Silverberg | Hair and Makeup: Chateau Belle