Inside Out and TheHome have teamed up to launch their Search for a Stylist competition, where they select eight up-and-comers to style their own Inside Out front cover. See my cover here and if you'd be so kind - vote for mine to win!
The day I walked into Seasonal Concepts it wasn't even intentional. I was at a florist up the road and was told I simply HAD to check out this amazing store that housed giant taxidermy, flowers, homewares and vintage furniture. Say no more, I thought - I'm there!
For Libby Walsh, the owner of Prop Hire Online, keeping precious pieces on the website and out of her own home is a definite challenge. “I'm not going to lie... there have been one or two pieces that I purchased for the business that have never quite made it onto the website,” she tells me - and I don’t blame her! The site is not only the go-to space for stylists and event organisers in need of amazing props, but they sell some of the pieces to the general public too (I am dying!).
If it's one thing I've learnt being on set during a photo shoot, it's that a tonne of chaos takes place to capture even the smallest moment on film. A photo shoot at Inside Out magazine is no different. And if you thought snapping models presented its challenges, try working with a flowers that droop the day of the shoot! It's all in a day's work for stylist Vanessa Colyer Tay, who filled me in on creating this story for the September issue of Inside Out.
I'd always known that styling a photo shoot wasn't easy, but it wasn't until I hit Temple & Webster HQ a few weeks back and saw the team in action that I realised just how laborious it can be. I sat down with T&W's Head of Styling, Jessica Bellef, to get the scoop on what she and Senior Stylist Adam Powell deal with daily when they're putting together their glorious homewares shoots.