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

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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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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.

Vendors:

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

Fashion to Table
Cover Shoot with
Lauren ConradPhotos by Jose Villa for Flutter Magazine

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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 

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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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.

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