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Road Trip Honeymoon
with Erich McVeyFlutter Mag Issue 6 Cover Shoot

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I love styling lifestyle editorials and this one was especially fun special since it was for a featured cover story for Flutter Magazine issue six. We photographed this shoot on location by Erich McVey in Portland and at the breathtaking, Columbia River Gorge. We started at Salt & Straw where our honeymooners enjoyed a sweet treat. Then we moved across the street to Barista, where our couple planned their route over espresso. From there, we drove out to the gorge in an immaculate, vintage, ’55 corvette.

Pre-production on this shoot was challenging. The day before, our shoot location changed based on the location of the vintage car (which we confirmed two days before the shoot day and was extremely difficult to find). I spent 4 hours the day before the shoot driving up and down the gorge looking for the perfect vista location and I found it right before sunset. Then, on shoot day, our female model changed two hours before call time. But as I always say, the more issues during pre-production, the smoother shoot day will be, and that was definitely true this time. Our model couple ended up liking each other (wink, wink) and it shows in the photos. Special thanks to Erich & Amy McVey for photographing such a fun shoot, Beth Level for hair and makeup, Toms for providing shoes & sunglasses, Tracy from Classic Vintage Rentals for props and finding the perfect vintage car, and Sophia Kaman for jewelry.

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Woodland Forest Table with Francoise WeeksPhotos by KT Merry for Flutter Mag

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Also in the current issue of Flutter is this woodland tabletop I styled with the work of the amazing floral designer Francoise Weeks as part of Florabundance‘s design days. Shot in the incredible fern garden at Lotusland, I knew the second I say this enormous stag fern that this would be the perfect for Francoise‘s woodland inspired arrangements. I styled the table with simple taupe linen from Porch, driftwood benches from Elan Event Rentals, and teak chargers also from Elan. Valerie Rice of Eat Drink Garden made a simple pea salad, crostini, and cumquat drink to compliment the table design. In lieu of a traditional printed menu, Rebekah Miles painted on oversized tropical leaves. I love how this table turned out. And you can check out the full spread in Flutter Mag issue 6.

Photographer: KT Merry for Flutter Magazine
Prop Styling & Art Direction: Kelly Oshiro
Floral Design: Francoise Weeks
Location: Lotusland
Food & Cocktail: Valerie Rice of Eat, Drink, Garden
Table, Glassware, Flatware: Classic Party Rentals Santa Barbara
Painted Menu: Rebekah Miles
Benches, chargers: Elan Event Rentals

A Charcuterie TablePhotos by Nancy Neil as seen on Style Me Pretty Living

I am so happy to finally share my favorite table that I’ve contributed to this year. It was very much a team styling effort with the photographer Nancy Neil pulling amazing platters and glassware from Botanik and then I added in a mix of props from my collection and Vintage Vignettes.

Shot at a private estate with its own citrus grove, I had fun running around and harvesting citrus straight from the property. I wired citrus branches to chunky wood candle holders and made “citrus trees” to add height to the table. And the amazing foodie charcuterie spread by Ayda Robana of Om Sweet Mama was out of this world. Post shoot, this table became lunch for the crew (roughing it I know).

Here are some tips from Ayda Robana for the perfect spread…

Charcuterie Menu Ideas:

  • Nuts: pistachios, and marcona almonds
  • Toppings: French butter, flur de sel, homemade jalipaino jelly, local wildflower honey, French radishes, cornichons, and caselvtrano green olives
  • Cheeses: hombolt fog, pecorino, petite basque, gouta, chèvre, double cream bri, stout cheddar
  • Charcuterie: prochutto di Parma, bresaola, sopressata, and chicken liver pâté
  • Dried fruits: dried white peaches, dried apple slices
  • Fresh fruits: grapes, figs if in season
  • Fresh baguette sliced thinly on the diagonal, flatbread crackers, bread sticks, rainforest crisps

Styling + Photography: Nancy Neil // Food: Ayda Robana // Aprons: Finery // Dishes + Glassware: Botanik // Florals + Styling: Kelly Oshiro of SB Chic // Linens: Heather Taylor Home // Beer: Santa Barbara’s Telegraphy Brewery // Wine: Cambria Wines // Props: Vintage Vignettes

You can see more of this table on Style Me Pretty Living.

Modern Tropical Wedding InspirationPart One

So excited to see this modern tropical wedding inspiration shoot featured on 100 Layer Cake. This was the editorial I styled this past November at The Principles of Styling workshop.

Inspired by the colors of the late 60’s and early 70’s the dark eggplants, orange-y reds, and deep cranberries, I wanted to create a contemporary wedding editorial that was all about color. For hair and makeup, Jess Wilcox created a reverse smoky eye which really highlighted the model’s exotic features. For the first bridal look, I pulled a fitted, short, peplum dress from Stone Fox Bride and paired it with classic gold strappy shoes from Kate Whitcomb. Modernist jewelry from VLM Jewelry added a contemporary feel to the overall look. And for her bouquet, bright reds, oranges were accented with lavender, and the cafe tones of Distant Drums. All was paired with a plethora of mustard ribbon called Oro from Tono & Co .

For the table, I wanted it to feel like a dutch still life meets the colorful 60’s and 70’s. I wanted to play with the idea of tone on tone wood, and picked a simple trestle table and benches from Barn Relic as the jumping off point. I found these insane teak, spindly, taper holders from Porch which added even more wood texture. I paired them with them face vase (isn’t she pretty?!), and simple white vases to hold the stunning flowers. To add some more moody accents, I placed rustic black platters of tropical fruit with mini pies by Lele Patisserie in between the florals and tapers. Underneath, a silk runner in peach by Tono & Co softened the overall look. For plates, The Ark‘s terra cotta plates added more color with copper napkin rings featuring velum with guest’s names for a unique place card idea by Susan Silverberg.

Special thanks to my vendors and workshop partners:

Photographer: Megan Sorel | Styling & Production: Kelly Oshiro | Location: Santa Barbara Historical Museum | Flowers: Lavenders Flowers | Hair and Makeup: Jess Wilcox | Short Wedding Dress: Stone Fox Bride from Solstice Bride | Paper: Susan Silverberg | Table, Bench, Black Plates: Barn Relic | Pie: Lele Patisserie | Modern Jewelry: VLM Jewelry | Wedding Ring: 33 Jewels | Ribbon: Tono & Co | Placesettings: The Ark | Headpieces & Belts: Untamed Petals | Candles: Creative Candles | Shoes: Kate Whitcomb| Styling Boards: Heirloom Bindery | Additional Tabletop: Porch

 

Dinner in the Apple Orchard

Remember when I was scouting for the location for this shoot? You can check out the full entertaining story online at Flutter Magazine right here, or you can pick up a copy at these stockists or you can buy a print copy of magazine online right here. This was the kind of shoot where everything fell together perfectly in ways that couldn’t have been planned.  A big thank you to the amazing Nancy Neil for the insane photos and the to die for food by Paper Palate.

The signature apple drink  by Paper Palate was a serious hit.

The Menu:

Garden Carrots, Green Olives and Radishes with Bagna Cauda

Roasted Late Summer Tomato Soup with Herb Pesto Oil

Roasted Two Day Salted Whole Local Chicken

Pumpkin Tacos

Okra & Tomato Salad

Stuffed Baked Apple with Melted Cheddar Cheese

The table itself had a beautiful galvanized finish and is available for rent from Vintage Vignettes. Each place setting consisted of  gorgeous plates from Anthropologie, a hand painted menu by Rebekah Miles, glassware from Upstairs at Pierre Lafond, vintage flatware, and napkins by Rachel Craven.

I used pre-made loose weave ribbon around candles and tucked in millet, wheat, scabiosa, and astrania instead of doing a traditional flower arrangement. Flowers can be purchased at Fabulous Florals.

Pumpkin tacos, check out the recipe here.

Local Cambria Estate Wines paired perfectly with the menu.

I found these short tumblers from Upstairs at Pierre Lafond and I knew they’d be perfect for our baked apple dessert.

Dig in! Thank you to all the contributors and Flutter Magazine! I’ll be posting some behind the scenes action on Wednesday.

Credits:

Photography: Nancy Neil // Styling + Production: Kelly Oshiro // Food: Paper Palate // Location: Private Ranch // Serving platters, glassware, lanterns: Upstairs at Pierre Lafond // Tables: Vintage Vignettes // Menus: Rebekah Miles // Napkins: Rachel Craven // Wine: Cambria // Purchase Flowers: Fabulous Florals

 

On the Rocks: Botanical Bar IdeasPhotos by Jess Wilcox for Flutter Mag

I love a well thought out bar and this one, a “Botanical Bar” by Valerie Rice offered a variety of fresh herbs, lemon cucumber, sliced lime, gin, and tonic water, for guests to make their own cocktails. Design House of Moira made the prettiest bar menu with instructions for guests.

To mix up your Botanical Bar cocktail you’ll need:

– 2 oz gin

– limes or lemon cucmbers

– herbs of your choice, mint, lemon verbana, basil

– tonic water

Muddle your choice of citrus and herbs in the glass. Add ice, gin, and then top off with tonic water. Garnish with more herbs and a slice of citrus. Cheers!

Photographer: Jess Wilcox for Flutter Magazine
Styling & Concept: Kelly Oshiro
Food & Cocktail: Valerie Rice of Eat, Drink, Garden
Paper goods: Design House of Moira

Prop Styling for ShoesCampaign for Kate Whitcomb Photos by Jose Villa

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It was so much fun prop styling for shoes for the new company, Kate Whitcomb. I have a pretty well documented love of shoes (ahem, Shoesday) so when I got the inquiry, I was super pumped. Kate’s shoes are unique as you can personalize your shoes with your wedding date, name, etc. She wanted pretty product shots to use for her social media and marketing material. She wanted each shoe shot to feature other elements, as if this was the still life shot of a real bride’s wedding day items. I pulled belts, veils, and headpieces from Untamed Petals and Solstice Bride.

We had twelve shots on the list, including a craftsman shot to go with her about page, a pink shot for breast cancer awareness month, a “will you be my bridesmaid” shot, and an overall shot with multiple shoes lined up organically. One of my favorite shots from the day was the craftsman shot. I made a “bouquet” with worn tools I borrowed from local Santa Barbara leather worker, Makesmith and tied it with pink Adorn Ribbon. Then I layered in a swatch of lace from one of the shoes, Kate Whitcomb emblems, and old wood shoe lasts from Etsy.

All was expertly captured by the one and only Jose Villa.

Photographer: Jose Villa | Shoes: Kate Whitcomb | Prop Styling & Floral: Kelly Oshiro | Calligraphy: Susan Silverberg | Backdrops: Heirloom Bindery | Headpieces & Veils: Untamed Petals from Moondance Bridal | Veils: Solstice Bride | Jewelry: 33 Jewels

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French Garden Inspired Wedding
with Ivy DetailsPhotos by Laura Murray

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It’s always a pleasure to collaborate with a bride with good taste, and this bride, Sara, had that in spades. She wanted her wedding to have a French feel, but not formal or stuff. She knew she wanted to incorporate a soft gray blue as a accent against green and white. Early on, I suggest ivy as a theme as it means “wedding fidelity” and also grows throughout Holman Ranch, the wedding location.

Ceremony design was kept understated, with Mandolin Flowers creating a simple circle of flowers that appeared to be growing naturally (when actually they covered up an unattractive low wall). Afterwards, I had them moved to the reception to mark the entrance.

Cocktail hour was held on the patio and the groom started the party off by sabering open a bottle of champagne with a vintage sword (does it not look like a princess bride sword?). Seating cards were setup in this area on a large linen board from Restoration Hardware that I accented with a simple ivy garland. Fleur de Lis pins added that French feel.

At dinner, Sara wanted one pretty head table with high end tabletop rentals and plush chairs. I suggested renting from The Ark, an LA based fine tabletop rental company. Since we needed only 20 settings for the head table, I picked up items in LA as I was using the Ark for another project. Ivy was used as loose runner on her head table, and as organic accents on her french upholstered chairs. Mandolin Flowers created three dramatic arrangements in footed stone containers and featured peonies and garden roses. I added in bowls of blackberries (a blackberry season salad was on the menu) with hints of ivy for additional decor and as a snack for guests. Guest tables, in contrast, were kept simple with basic place settings and a lemon leaf garland with pillar candles for decor. I loved the final look for both tables, and let me say this was a VERY budget friendly way to design the reception.

Afterward guests moved to the barn area for dancing and cake. I brought lounge furniture with me as well, this time from Barn Relic. I loved the petite Poet Table we used from them for her cake table. The cake itself, I decorated simply with white spray roses and ivy and placed it on a square silver Restoration Hardware cake stand. Special thanks to Laura Murray for capturing the day and referring me to style this wedding. You can see more right here on Style Me Pretty.

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Photography: Laura Murray Photography | Stylist: Kelly Oshiro | Event Planning: engaged & inspired | Floral Design: Mandolin Floral | Wedding Dress: Berta | Invitations: Alley & Co. | Catering: Paradise Catering | Hair + Makeup: M.U.A.H. Makeup And Hair | Venue: Holman Ranch | Head Table Rentals: The ARK | Lounge Seating Rentals: Barn Relic | Rentals: Standard Party Rentals

Fashion to Table with Lauren Conrad & Maura Oehm of Paper CrownFlutter Magazine Cover Shoot with Jose Villa

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It was so much fun styling and producing this cover shoot for Flutter Magazine featuring taste makers, Lauren Conrad and Maura Oehm of Paper Crown. As part of Flutter’s on going fashion to table series, I had the honor of translating their personal styles into a chic wine and dessert pairing party. Photographed by the one and only Jose Villa, I scouted a stunning rose farm in Santa Ynez to serve as the backdrop for this chic shoot. Planned in about 10 days, it was a tight production schedule but thankfully it all came together.

I tapped some of my favorite local business for the desserts, including handmade chocolates truffles from Jessica Foster Confections, paired with port, homemade apple pie from Merci to Go paired with pinor noir, and petite cakes and cupcakes from Enjoy Cupcakes paired with chardonnay. See more about the cover shoot right here on Lauren’s blog and here on Flutter’s blog.

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kellyoshiro.com | photo: jose villa | flutter mag cover shoot |Fashion to table with Lauren Conradkellyoshiro.com | photo: jose villa | flutter mag cover shoot |Fashion to table with Lauren ConradPhotography: Jose Villa for Flutter Magazine Issue 8 // Styling + Production: Kelly Oshiro // Location: Private Rose Farm // Table & Lounge: The Tent Merchant // Tabletop Rentals, Pillows: Embellish Vintage Rentals // Floral Design: Coco Rose Design // Mini Cake & Cupcakes: Enjoy Cupcakes // Apple Pie, Meringues: Merci to Go // Chocolates: Jessica Foster Confections // Styling Assistance: Joy Proctor // Calligraphy: Susan Silverberg // Wine: Foley Family // Baskets & Tray: The Little Market 

Lush Wedding Bouquet & Ceremony Inspiration by Amy OsabaPhotos by Megan Sorel

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I loved collaborating with the amazing Amy Osaba on this bridal editorial shot in the olive grove at Lotusland. I pulled a wrought iron structure from Elan Event Rentals for Amy to build her wild and lush floral ceremony arbor. Ingredients included blown out pink garden roses, delphinium, poppies, ranunculus, and hellebore. For the bride, I pulled a stunning Rue de Seine gown with beaded sleeves. For hair and makeup, I was inspired by Veronica Lake, with soft pin curls and berry stained lips, I think Noelle at Chateau Belle captured it perfectly! You can see more of this editorial in the pages of Flutter Magazine and on Wedding Sparrow.

Photographer: Megan Sorel | Stylist: Kelly Oshiro | Florist: Amy Osaba | Arbor: Elan Event Rentals | Chairs: Classic Party Rentals | Wedding Dress: Rue de Seine from Lovely Bride LA | Hair and Makeup: Chateau Belle | Location: Lotusland

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