Category archives: Black & White

Prop Styling for InteriorsPhotos Michelle Kenyon for Sable

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I had some much fun prop styling these interiors spaces for Sable sheets. Propping for this shoot was mainly about making the sheets look perfect, which involved a lot of steaming and t-pins. To add life to the bedroom sets, I brought a variety of hand props including books, notebooks, blankets, glassware, and lamps. I found the perfect fern leaf on location and “borrowed” it for this shot. All was captured by the lovely interiors photographer Michelle Kenyon.

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Campaign for The Black TuxSet Design & Prop Styling for Wedding Products

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I recently had the opportunity to work as prop stylist and floral designer for wedding company and the uber cool tuxedo rental company, The Black Tux. My girl Annie Cavallo, handled the bridal styling and I handled the set design for all the faux wedding elements. Above, is the couple leaving “ceremony.” I designed a moody purple, black and white bouquet for the bride and a variety of boutonnieres for the groom and groomsmen. My favorite scene to prop was the cake cutting scene with a dummy cake from Lele Patisserie that I decorated with maidenhair fern and hellebore.

Photographer: The Collaborationist

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Midcentury Modern Meets Old World Wedding InspirationPortfolio Shoot for Booth Photographics
as seen on Style Me Pretty

kellyoshiro.com | Photo: Booth Photographics | Mid century meets old world wedding inspiration by wedding stylist Kelly Oshiro

Last year, I  produced and styled this wedding editorial for Booth Photographics portfolio. They requested a unique styled shoot, inspired by a modern couple who loves both mid-century design and old world elegance. For the bride, I chose an elegant Delphine Manivet wedding pantsuit from Solstice Bride paired with handmade modernist jewelry from VLM Jewelry, and a sleek ponytail by Studio mm&b. For our groom, a timeless white dinner jacket were paired with velvet loafers, all from The Black Tux. I also pulled designers sunglasses from Gogosha Optique for a few sleek and modern wedding portraits.

Dinner for this intimate elopement was setup on the beautiful balcony of this turn of the century mansion. Modern black and tan bentwood chairs from Yeah! Rentals were paired with a gray velvet linen from La Tavola and the place settings were decidedly modern with marble plates from The Ark and a plated fig salad. Twig and Twine created a loose, organic arrangement in moody fall colors with smoke bush, chocolate cosmos and garden roses. Simple gold taper holders from CB2 held traditional bee’s wax candles. An understated tiered cake from Lele Patisserie was decorated with fall foliage and individual hyacinth blooms. You can see more of this editorial on Style Me Pretty right here.

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Photographer: Booth Photographics | Wedding Stylist + Production: Kelly Oshiro | Location: Feynes Mansion | Floral Design: Twig & Twine | Hair and Makeup: Studio mm&b | Custom Jewelry: VLM Jewelry | Bride’s Attire: Delphine Manivet from Solstice Bride | Groom’s Attire: The Black Tux | Tabletop: The Ark | Paper: Written Word | Chairs: Yeah! Rentals | Linen: La Tavola | Sunglasses: Gogosha Optique | Cake: Lele Patisserie | Assistant: Yvonne Xue

Entertaining: Nordic Inspired Brunch

I love me a good brunch situation and when Kim, the editor of Flutter Magazine, asked me to style a modern, Nordic, take on brunch I was wayyy on board. The amazing Ayda Robana made the most incredible spread with quick pickles (obsessed), buckwheat pancakes, frisee salad with poached eggs and pork belly (hello, yum) all paired with amazing artisanal hot chocolate by Jessica Foster Confections. Nancy Neil captured all the action perfectly and also hosted our little soiree at her amazing cabin. We shot this on my birthday and it was certainly the best way to spend it! To see more of the spread, pick up a PRINT copy of the magazine here or visit the Flutter blog here.

Photography: Nancy Neil

Food: Om Sweet Mama

Styling: Kelly Oshiro for Flutter Magazine

Hot chocolate: Jessica Foster Confections

Tabletop: Huset Shop, A + R, Upstairs at Pierre Lafond

Rentals: Yeah! Rentals

Menus: Lazaro Press

Champagne Bar: Corks n’ Crowns

Flowers: Fabulous Florals

 

Editorial: Astrology Bride Part I

Now that Flutter Magazine is out with all 12 looks I thought it would be fun to share some additional photos from the shoot. This look is Libra and I was inspired by Gwyenth Paltrow’s style, really simple, modern and timeless. For the dress I used a body hugging Nicole Miller dress and paired it with a Waxing Poetic chain.

A simple jeweled band was used instead of a veil.

A sparkly bag (vintage, J.Crew) and a modern engagement ring from 33 Jewels.

For the hair and makeup, loose curls and daring red lips added a hint of retro glamour to the look.

For Gemini, I was inspired Marilyn Monroe and I choose a sexy mermaid gown by Lee Ann Belter.

Paired with BHLDN’s seaspray veil and vintage white earrings, the look had a little nod to the 60’s.

For Leo, I was inspired by Jackie O. The textured wedding gown and lace tip veil where a nod’s to Jackie’s wedding style. I used a Watter’s ballgown (the dress has pockets people!) and paired it with BHLDN’s scalloped lace fingertip veil and insane vintage pearls from the 1920’s from 33 Jewels.

Seriously, can you stand the clasp on this necklace! I’ll be sharing more of the looks throughout the week, so stay tuned for the remaining 9 looks.

Engagement: Love in the Sunken Gardens

What’s better than an engagement session at Santa Barbara’s magestic courthouse?

How about one with an adorable couple, sporting a cute hat, print dress, and a groom to be wearing the perfect leather jacket.

A beautiful backdrop, an awesome photographer and a cute couple in love, what more do you need?

Engagement: Love in the Fields of Santa Ynez

I love a simple and stunning engagement sessions and this one by Patrick Moyer shot in the Santa Ynez Valley captures the beauty of the couple and the landscape perfectly.

How pretty is the golden fields with her blue dress?

A ranch gate, sunglasses, and a couple in love? Perfection.

Spotlight: Lilly & Louise

I’m a big fan of pretty paper goods, and local Santa Barbara invitation designer Leslie Lewis Sigler of Lilly & Louise does just that. About a month ago Kirsten of Beaux Arts and I did a little styling session with Leslie’s paper good for her new website. It was a fun day and I loved all the pretty paper goodies we captured.

Leslie does completely custom work and she’s also a fine art artist so mixing media, colors and textures is right up her alley (she was the genius behind my own blog re-design). Here’s a very classic and elegant invitation which I styled with a black tie, vintage perfume bottle and a string of pearls.

I love the playful calligraphy of this suite, and the notched flag detail? Adorable!

From programs with a sewn edge, to buttons with guest names, to fortune tellers, Leslie designs paper items way beyond your standard invitation.

Here she designed welcome bags to match the invitations. Seriously, have band-aids ever looked so cute?

Of course, if something more mod, and slightly Mad Men in flavor, is more your speed, this suite she created for a 70s birthday bash is pure mid-century awesomeness. I styled the invites with some matchbooks from the period (I found a bunch in Los Alamos). Anyway, you can see more of Leslie’s paper goodness here, her fine art here (she painted my favorite silver piece in my collection right here) and if you’re looking for logo design, she does that too, right here. And you can take a tour of Leslie’s adorable home over on Design*Sponge!

Bridal Style: An Adorable Scalloped Neckline

I love a wedding dress with a unique neckline, and this dress designed by Melissa Blackburn, in collaboration with MacKenzie, the bride, has seriously the most gorgeous scalloped neckline detail. Paired with a full skirt and the most amazing Kate Spade shoes, this bridal style is one I’m most certainly for!

MacKenzie says, “I was inspired by natural beauty and colors. I wanted my wedding to be timeless and I also did not want to take away from the natural beauty and style of the St. Regis Hotel in Park City where I had my cocktail party, dinner, and dancing. I wanted my look to only be enhanced by makeup. I wore soft pink colors and I had a dewy look. I wanted to feel feminine and elegant.” Thank you so much for sharing your adorable style MacKenzie and Leo Patrone for the absolutely stunning photos.