illustration adapted from this photo
life is short, eat dessert first- right??? this thanksgiving i called dibs on bringing dessert after visiting pie shop. holy deliciousness batman!!! mims has the best pies in town in the most darling shop, and a pretty cute name to boot. if you live in atlanta and haven't made it down to her shoppe, run don't walk to p i e s h o p!
illustration adapted from this photo of jamie king
ooh girls! i am LIVING for this weather. one of the many reasons why i love cold weather is for the return of sequins and bold lips. revlon fire and ice is my new flavor of the moment, but here are my favorite bold shades of all time( in no particular order). do you have a favorite shade of red?pink?orange?
2. face stockholm silk( my signature red)
5. nars cruella
6. mac ruby woo
*also, i need more tips on how to prevent the dreaded lipstick ring. it haunts my dreams and nothing is more frightening than catching a glimpse of myself in the mirror with nothing but outlined lips-woof.
we are in the process of possibly buying our first home. our current landlords told us on halloween that we had til december 31 to move out because they will no longer be renting out the apartments. oh yeah baby, 60 days to vacate the premises. nothing like being forced to move in a flash(during the holidays, no less) to send me into a tizzy. i am looking forward to feeling settled again, whenever that may be. these are on my hibernation wish list...
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this week a whirlwind of talented folks set up shop in our studio at the goat farm to share their talents and words of wisdom with 20 students. jesse & whitney of our labor of love, max & mageaux wanger, and bri emery & angela kohler of blogshop married their gifts to create what i found to be one of the most inspiring three days since art school. have you ever had times when you felt so grateful, you just wanted to cry? that's where i'm at right now. we had to fill out a questionnaire asking us what traits we value most in others. i wrote down kindness, talent, hard work, and humility. these folks embody those qualities to the nth degree. i especially appreciated their camraderie and encouragement of building relationships with artists in your field. if you have the opportunity to attend one of the feet first workshops, i highly recommend it. worth every penny.
here are some pictures i took during the workshop with the adorable couple i gussied up. julia ( an OLOL photographer) and aaron( mail chimp graphic designer) already have serious style, they honestly didn't need any help to begin with!
and i wish i had been able to spend more time with all of the attendees! everyone blew my mind with their kind spirits and talents. y'all are all welcome back anytime :)
here is some snaps from the second story i styled for atlanta weddings magazine. we wanted to showcase some local talent and i am so impressed by all of the vendors! and of course, it is all photographed by jeremy harwell, the ultimate gentleman photographer!
here is a little floral styling by me. i have been learning from the best, miss amy osaba, the most rockin' floral/event designer in town. the headpieces and milinery trims are by nicholas kniel and the jewelry is by southern classic.
aaaaand here is a stationary suite by erica loesing!! she is amy osaba's art director and one well-rounded artistic soul. whatever handmade elements you could want for your wedding, she is your gal! and the adorable bow tie is by southern proper!
and a delicous spread by the divine chef sonya of sweet auburn bread company, who has her own cookbook coming out soon! the book was styled by annette joseph and will be nothing short of eye candy! oh, and don't miss the cake plates and pottery pieces by jeanette zeiss!
a special thank you to lakewood antiques for bringing their exquisite farm table. these guys are such masters of their craft and stand-up gentlemen to boot!
***warning: long & giddy post ahead***
remember this moodboard i posted ages ago? now you can see it in the cover story for this month's atlanta weddings magazine! photographer jeremy harwell and i wanted to capture the spirit of an english countryside bride. he suggested bright star for the inspiration and i injected a little anne of green gables for good measure. worn straw hats, scuffed wellies, enamel dishware, ditsy floral linens, and dogeared hardback books make for humble and unassuming decor. this would be so easy to replicate for a budget-friendly wedding.
the gorgeous location is vinewood, one of my faaaaaaaaaavorite places in GA for a wedding. it is all things wild and rustic and bucolic and sultry rolled into one stunning location. and the original 19th century farmhouse has been lovingly restored and decorated by the owner jamie mcpherson. it is genuinely my dream home. my homegirl, superstar floral and event designer amy osaba created all of the lush floral arrangements that she gathered from her momma's garden. toni acey rocked the house with her hair and makeup skills and my friend, talented merchandiser brent gipson lent his helping hand(and eye) during the day of styling. also, i owe a huge thank you to my talented friends chelsea cook and corrie pellerin who custom made accessories for the shoot. chelsea is the queen of bolero/shrugs/capelets and corrie creates too-die-for bridal headpieces/necklaces/and sashes. see below for the rest of the talented vendors and if you live in atlanta nab a copy of the magazine so you can see even more images!
*magazine: atlanta weddings magazine
*photographer and the man responsible for this awesome layout: jeremy harwell of harwell photography.
*prop & wardrobe styling: me
*floral design: amy osaba event & floral design
*hair & makeup artist: toni acey
*stylist assistant: brent gipson
*models: juliet and morgan from factor
*dresses: priscilla of boston, buckhead
*boleros and pleated necklace/sash: the chelsea rose bridal
*bib necklaces featured in still lifes: corrie wright
*fine jewelry: mucklows fine jewelry
*all other accessories: stylist's own