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Preppy Hamptons BBQ
Lifestyle InspirationThe Principles of Styling Workshop
as seen on 100 Layer Cake

kellyoshiro.com | Photo: Leo Patrone | Preppy Hampton's BBQ from the workshop The Principles of Styling

The Principles of Styling workshop is mixture of lecture and hands-on learning. In the morning I gave a lecture on the principles and talked about how to style detail shots as well as how to produce full editorials. Then, photographers put into practice what they learned at the “styling stations.” Finally, there were two sample editorials for photographers to capture. The next workshop will likely be this fall (though it can be taken in a one-on-one format too), you can visit here for more information.

For my sample editorial, I was inspired by the preppy look of the barn at Hammersky Vineyards, so I styled a chic Hampton’s inspired BBQ. First, I picked a blue and white striped linen as the jumping off point for my table.For a punch of spring color, Lavenders Flowers arranged centerpieces with daffodils, narcissus and sweet peas. In between the flowers I styled with platters of homemade mini corn muffins with honey, classic corn on the cob, pork sliders, a farmers market salad, and pitcher of lemonade. Place settings featured sleek spartan plates and classic bone flatware from The Ark. For the model, I chose an off the shoulder white blouse and cute navy blue sailor shorts from Anthropologie paired with modernist jewelry from VLM Jewelry.  

A special thanks to Hammersky Vineyards for hosting us at their beautiful property and to all the vendors who contributed to the workshop! And be sure to check out the feature on a 100 Layer Cake right here.

kellyoshiro.com | Photo: Leo Patrone | Preppy Hampton's BBQ from the workshop The Principles of Styling

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Yesterday morning I attended the Monique Lhuillier show and is was beyond words. The set design was made of  floating, white, birch trees and set the stage for the nature inspired designs.

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Above was mine and Megan’s favorite dress by far. This picture really doesn’t capture this dress, Nightingale. The tulle illusion necklace had thoughtfully placed sparkles all over it and it was pure magic.

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This flirty little mini dress, Iris, was the third one shown. With some colorful heels this is the perfect wedding dress for the party girl.

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Monique also showed several dress with this a keyhole neckline. I really loved this dress, the neckline was like a necklace. I also loved the contrast of the structured beading with the flowly empire-waisted dress.

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I loved this lace dress, the neckline is super flattering, and the slit adds a sexy touch without being too much.

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Of course, Monique is know for her beautiful full shirt wedding dresses, and she did not disappoint on this front. The assymetrical shoulder and sculptural skirt of this dress, was the perfect mix of modern and traditional.

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The petal details coupled with tulle overlay is so darn romantic.

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The finale, the crowd went wild…

Photos from top: 1. Me 2-7. John Aquino via Brides.com 8. Me

Monique Lhuillier in NY

If you happen to be in the New York area this coming Wednesday, March 18th, 2009 between 2pm-4pm, Monique Lhuillier will be making a personal appearance at Bergdorf Goodman. She will be unveiling an exclusive wedding line only available at Bergdorf’s. Talk about awesome! The PR team was kind enough to send me these sketches for us all to drool over.

I love the shape, so timeless, yet modern.

I love the asymmetrical gathering details of this dress.

So go, and if you do– send me pictures!!!