Styling a look book with the super talented team of Ashlina from The Decorista and photographer Michelle James on Monday was such fun and the fact that our friend, Sue, from The Zhush graciously lent us her gorgeous home was the icing on the cake.
We’ve been dying to do a look book with Ashlina and it’s been a year in the making. In preparation for the shoot, Ashlina had us pull our favorite vignettes for inspiration and create coordinated looks to fit the settings.
Once we unloaded two car loads of flowers and botanically inspired gifts, Ashlina went to work creating vignettes all over the house. From the powder room, to the bar, to the front hall table and the living room coffee table, she created looks that brought our designs to life.
Watching Ashlina work was a real treat and she shared so much about her creative process… Ever mindful of color and pattern, she likes to use odd numbers in her settings and loves putting unexpected objects in her shots.
We even overheard Ashlina discuss with Michelle the type of girl who would live in the environments she created – the blue powder room shot was definitely a single girl in the city while the pink powder room shot belonged to a married lady in the country.
After a busy day of primping and posing, we called it a wrap in Sue’s beautiful garden with the sun shining and bees buzzing in the bushes… All in all, a very productive and wonderful day!