{Styling} Special Occasions

You may or may not have a special event to host anytime soon.  But maybe you’re anxious about making that engagement proposal, that  anniversary dinner, or that sweet homecoming extra special.  All of these occasions warrant its own little touches and thoughtfulness.  One of the ways we can help is to design and style them.  It can range from simple to elaborate.  Wouldn’t it be nice to make that moment extra memorable for your loved one?

Picnic - Stylist/Floral Design: Style This Shindig, Photography: Sitha Vorn

From that casual-but-special picnic to that elaborate proposal dinner, adding a little style makes all the difference.

Picnic - Stylist/Floral Design: Style This Shindig; Photography: Sitha Vorn

Flowers add wonder to almost anything!

Picnic/Wedding: Stylist/Floral Designer: Style This Shindig; Photography: Sitha Vorn

Is there a special occasion that you wish you’d like some styling help?  We’d love to hear about it!

~ Enjoy!

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Styling & Floral Design: Style This Shindig

Photography: Sitha Vorn

Model: Linda Moore

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STS News: Official Website

An official website?  Yes, we’re working on it.  But in the meantime, visit our Facebook page or stay tune here.  And wait, yes come by our  STS Pinterest boards for inspiration.

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We can’t wait to bring in some more content for you.  In the meantime, message us!  What kinds of things would you like to see on this blog?

~ enjoy!

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New Year Garland

This.

garland and pitcher

We experimented with hyacinths to mimic the jasmine garlands that are generally made throughout Southeast Asia.  This is just the right time to experiment because the Southeast Asian new year is upon us.  Wouldn’t it be nice to make offerings with these pretty garlands?  We’d think so.

Oh, you aren’t celebrating the new year?  What about adorning that special Mother’s Day gift with one of these?  It’s coming up next month!

Garland

Note though, hyacinths don’t last as long as jasmine do without water.

Happy Burmese, Cambodian, Lao, Thai new year!

~ enjoy

 

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STS News: Sandbox Pitch

When we learned of the Merrimack Valley Sandbox, we couldn’t help but to jump in and play.  It’s an organization that really helps entrepreneurs, especially those in the beginning stages, jump start their ideas and business.  Style This Shindig was one of the 8 participants out of 64 who were chosen to present at the Creative Economy Pitch contest for cash prizes.

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While prepping for the pitch, it wasn’t hard to notice how connections make a huge difference when we work on a project.  Starting a business is a big one!  That’s why we feel that pulling people in with you is key.  It’s an important part of the creative process.  Often times we suck it up do things alone.  And sometimes we just don’t know how to reach out, especially as artists.  It’s less lonely to not work in isolation.

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Seven participants were chosen in advance to present in front of a group of around 100 people.  Michelle Grewal, from Invite Dazzle had a table at the pitch event but little did she know that she’d be the 8th presenter.  She did such a great job presenting given the circumstance.  She was the 8th presenter whose name was chosen out of a hat that very night.  Other entrepreneurs were invited to have a table to pitch their ideas.  Did we have a great time learning what others do?  You bet!

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Les Jus Beverage.  Light and natural tasting juice.

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My Crowning Jewel.  Adorn your head with their collection of head wrap!

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MHM Printmaking Studio. UPDATE: They took home the first prize at the second SandBox Pitch!!!  Amazing!

Congratulations to the winners and presenters of Creative Economy Pitch Contest!

They are: Veronica Chapman – My Crowning Jewel – 1st place, Marquis Victor- Elevated Thought Foundation – 2nd place and fan fave, Diane DeMarco – The Cupcakory – 3rd place, Invite DazzleNew VesturesLes Jus Beverage, and Mill City Glassworks.

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Before the contest, we asked our fans on Facebook to help us design a floral piece for our pitch table.  Our fan chose the pear and tulips as the design elements and we came up with this.  Note, if you decide to create an arrangement with fruits, just remember that while ethelyne gas – the ripening gas from fruits, can ripen your avocado to creamy softness, it damages the flowers faster.  Therefore these types of arrangements can’t be kept for too long.

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Sports theme baby shower

When a couple found out that they were expecting, we could imagine their range of emotions!  Excitement, fear, joy, love, and baby shower!!

The expectant parents were armed with two requirements when they came to us for help.  They brought with them their color palettes and their theme.  Good enough, yeah?  Do you know of any sports team with a color palette of baby blue, mint, and white?  Being that we aren’t huge sports fans, we don’t.

We created the following decor pieces and pulled together a sports theme for the baby shower.

Fringe Foam Core Megaphone

What screams sports like a cheerleader’s megaphone?!

Simple Fringe Backdrop

A smile booth for guests to snap photos.

Smile Booth Props

Smile booth props.  Custom made foam finger.

~ enjoy!

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Vintage Tea Party Shoot

Warning, trick question approaching.  What should you do after you collect a set of vintage bone china tea cups?  Drink tea from it of course.  Perhaps throw a little tea shindig for a few special friends, especially for the ones who could appreciate these cups.  Here, inspired by tea and friends, we brought a mini garden tea party indoor.

Vintage Tea Tablescape

Vintage tea cup collection.

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Don’t forget the blooms.

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Oh your party will look to the indoor sky, so dress that chandelier up!

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Here’s a little garden love.

The most fun we had at this shoot was when the guests arrived.  They were treated to some really tasty tea!

When was your last tea party?  Do you have a tea tradition to share?

~ enjoy!

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Art direction (styling and floral design): Chhavy Sinuon

Photos: Sitha Vorn

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