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Citrus Inspired Tablescape
by Amy MerrickPhotos by Jen Huang for Flutter Mag

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On the same day I got to prop style for Sarah Winward, I also got to produce and prop style this citrus inspired tablescape for the amazing Amy Merrick. Amy envisioned a citrus drenched table inspired by her travels abroad to Spain and luckily Lotusland has citrus orchards which they allowed us to forage from. For the foraging scene, I used my french gathering basket and then Jen Huang photographed her portrait under the famous lemon tree arbor.

Amy’s editorial was about how she designs tabletops and was a part of her lecture for Florabundance Design Days. Since Amy wanted to demonstrate different options and combinations for place-settings I pulled a variety of tabletop options for her. With them, I styled one of my personal favorite component,still life, photos which is below.

Amy ended up choosing The Ark’s geometric chargers and bone flatware, simple white plates from Hudson Grace, nubby nuetral napkins and votive holders from Porch mixed with photographer Jen Huang‘s collection of taper holders. Joya Rose hand painted menus in her distinctive script to go with theme.

Photos: Jen Huang for Flutter Mag | Prop Stylist & Production: Kelly Oshiro | Floral Design: Amy Merrick | Location: Lotusland | Charge & Flatware: The Ark | Napkins & Votive Holders: Porch | Runner: La Tavola | Paper Goods: Joya Rose | Table: Classic Party Rentals | Plates: Hudson Grace

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Large Scale Floral Arrangements
with Sarah WinwardPhotos by Braedon Flynn

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It was such an honor to collaborate with the amazing Sarah Winward for her maker editorial for Flutter Mag and Florabundance Design Days. It’s always my favorite to capture an artist at work, and Sarah is certainly that! The amazing garden of Lotusland served as our backdrop and also, as an impromptu source for floral supplies. Sarah snagged an oversized branch from the gardeners the morning of her shoot to use in her arrangement.

I pulled large urns from Elan Events Rentals and a simple round table from The Tent Merchant. Tricia Saroya lent me some of her collection of galvanized containers to hold the floral ingredients for Sarah’s arrangement. Photographer, Braedon Flynn, picked the spot, a stunning backlit location with giant Agaves on the lawn of Lotusland and it’s actually the very same spot Martha shot a cover for Living a few years ago.

From Sarah:

“I am inspired by the outdoors. I love all of the different regional flowers and foliage, and love watching them change with the season. It is the textures and color combinations that are constantly changing in nature that really ignite the passion for flowers in me.

I love that nature is wild, and unapologetic. I try to show a bit of that in my work. I like lots of different varieties in an arrangement, and I like them to have a fairly loose shape so that they look like they are still close to the garden that they came from.”

Photos: Braedon Flynn for Flutter Mag | Floral Design: Sarah Winward | Prop Styling & Editorial Production: Kelly Oshiro | Location: Lotusland | Table: The Tent Merchant | Arrangement Container: Elan Event Rentals | Galvanized Containers: Tricia Saroya

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Road Trip Honeymoon
Cover ShootPhotos by Erich McVey for Flutter Magazine

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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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Brunch at San Ysidro RanchPhotos by Arna Bee for Flutter Magazine

For our on-going fashion to table series we tapped Santa Barbara native, Samantha of Could I have that? for a shoot themed around classic denim. I found these perfect napkins from Terrain as a jumping off point and then found a vintage indigo linen from Mate Gallery for an authentic denim texture. Add in the sickessssst chargers also from Terrain and copper accents in the silverware and placecard (a nod to the copper rivets in a classic denim) and this table came together quickly.

Kim from Toast did beautiful, feminine, white flowers and brought the most perfect bar cart which I styled with lemon and a huge rose vine Kim foraged. Anelise Salvo did some simple hand lettering for the menu on lucite and I hung it above the table. Special thanks to San Ysidro Ranch for hosting us and for Arna Bee for the beautiful photos. To see more of this story, grab your copy of Flutter Magazine at Barnes & Nobles or right here. See more as well on Flutter’s blog, right here and on Could I have that? right here.

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Photographer: Arna Bee

Host: Could I have that?

Stylist: Kelly Oshiro for Flutter Magazine

Location, Food & Beverage: San Ysidro Ranch

Table & Bench: The Tent Merchant

Charger, Copper flatware, Napkin, Copper Plant Marker/Seating Tag: Terrain

Containers & platters: Hudson Grace

Cocktail Glasses & platters: Porch

Indigo Linen: Mate Gallery

Glassware: Diani Living

Florals: Toast Santa Barbara

Hand lettering: Anelise Salvo

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 Game of Cards
at El Capitan CanyonPhotos by Jose Villa for Flutter Mag

Happy 2015 everyone! I thought I’d start the year off with one scene from an editorial I shot with Jose Villa for at Flutter Mag. As part of our Glamping story, published in the spring issue, I art directed this fun scene of the models playing a game of cards. We picked a spot just across from the cabins at El Capitan Canyon and I styled the scene with a cute deck of cards and a carafe of Foley rose wine with strawberries and raspberries for color. I pulled wardrobe from Bonita and Dressed/Ready and was going for a casual, elegant camping vibe. There’s tons more pretty from this shoot so stay tuned!

Photography: Jose Villa

Styling: Kelly Oshiro for Flutter Mag

Clothes: Bonita & Dressed/Ready

Location: El Capitan Canyon

Hair & Makeup: Chateau Belle Beauty

Wine: Foley

Carafe & Glasses: A + R Store

 

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.