Flutter Workshop: The Art of Arrangements

Kelly
January 27

I was super honored to teach Flutter magazine’s first ever workshop, The Art of Arrangements with some of the most stunning seasonal fall flowers from Fabulous Florals (which PS sells to everyday floral enthusiasts not just florists). Joel Serrato came out and shot the fun on FILM and, of course, a little champs was involved. Le Petite Chef made a spread of bite-sized lady like treats including pumpkin whoopie pies (yum). I demostrated a basic taping technique, explained how to use foliage to create the initial shape of an arrangement, how to build and place flowers for maximum effect.  Then everyone got to work playing with flowers. I pulled a variety of china, flatware and glassware from Town & Country Event Rentals and then each student got to design their own little tabletop setup. For my setup, I went with a more modern vibe and used velvet midori ribbon as an accent. It was so much fun to meet so many awesome ladies and play with flowers! And stay tuned, I’ll be teaching another intimate workshop soon…

Photography: Joel Serrato

Flowers: Kelly Oshiro

Food: Le Petite Chef

Flowers provided by: Fabulous Florals

Rentals: Town & Country Event Rentals

Prop Rental: Vintage Vignettes

Ribbon: Midori

HOSTED BY FLUTTER MAGAZINE 


Fashionable: A Chunky Olive Infinity Scarf

Kelly
December 02

Santa Barbara is certainly scarf country, it never gets quite cold enough for a coat, so my winter uniform consists of great sweaters that go with everything (hello black and white) and lots of scarfs. This one, from Chapala and Parker, is a cozy infinity style. I paired it with classic aged jeans, a gray T, wood bangles, a grey clutch, and houndstooth toms.

SHOP THE LOOK:

 Photography: Lane Dittoe

Styling: Kelly Oshiro of SB Chic

Clothes, jewelry, purse, scarf: Chapala & Parker

Hair & Makeup: Jess Wilcox 

Location: Apple Lane Farms in Solvang

 


Entertaining: A Persimmon Centerpiece +
Snag the Last Ticket to my Workshop on Nov 2nd!

Kelly
October 30

I’m super pumped to be teaching my first ever flower and tabletop design workshop THIS weekend, Saturday Nov 2nd. The event is hosted at Flutter Magazine‘s space on Mission and will be FEATURED in the next print issue of the magazine. Grab the last ticket HERE. I’ll be demonstrating fall floral arranging and we’ll get to style a tabletop too.

A BIG thank you to all the support and promotion from 100 Layer Cake, Joel Serrato, Events by Phillipe, Bob Gail Events, Lilly & Louise, Santa Barbara Skinny, and Florabundance. And our sponsors: Flutter Magazine, Joel SerratoLe Petit Chef, Town & Country Event Rentals, Vintage Vignettes, Midori Ribbon and Something Charming

If you’re interested in recreating this persimmon centerpiece in the workshop flyer here is the DIY I posted last year:

1. Since this container is wood, line the bowl with a piece of plastic (a trash bag would work).

2. Then soak two bricks of floral foam and place on the top and side.

3. Cut a piece of floral foam in half, length wise, and wrap with aluminum. This is where your stack fresh persimmons will go (and guests can take if they want, which is why I wrapped that piece of foam in alumnium, nobody wants their fall fruit with bits of floral foam!).

4. Begin placing the persimmon branches and bittersweet to create the base shape of your arrangement.

5. Place your dusty miller to cover the foam and use floral picks to place persimmons at different heights.

6. Place your flowers at different levels, alternating dahlias, ranunuculus and brunia to create texture and interest. Rotate the container regularly so you can make sure you’re arrangement will look good all the way around.

7. Place a stack persimmons in the lower right corner to finish and you’re done!

See the original post here. All photos by the lovely Anna Costa except the DIY photos.

 


Fashionable: Wearing a Little Black Dress in the Day

Kelly
September 30

I love pairing a little black dress with boots. They’re are super comfortable and warm and work well as Santa Barbara gets (marginally) cooler.

This little black dress is from Free People. For the day time, I paired it with chambray (gotta where layers in SB), a gray fedora, and a beaded necklace my grandmother made.

SHOP THE LOOK: free people dress // anthropologie chambray // fedora // frye boots // warby parker glasses

 

Photography: Joel Serrato Films // Location: La Purisima // Styling: Kelly Oshiro


Shoesday

Kelly
September 17

Felt gray heels with bows? The perfect fall heel! And you can pick up a pair of these Manolos in either black or camel right here:

 

Photo: Bryce Covey


Editorial: Parisian Bridal Style

Kelly
January 14

Today I’m excited  to be sharing this understated, but oh-so-elegance editorial by Elisa B Photography. The couple, Nicole & Thomas wed in Viriginia and then met their photographer in France for a post-wedding photo shoot. Delphine Manivet provided the dress and veil for this romantic shoot.

An elegant long veil edged with delicate lace compliments the simple wedding dress.

The beautiful Tuleries Gardens of Paris makes for an utterly timeless backdrop.

The newlyweds also visited the love locks of the Parisian bridge, Pont de l’Archevêché.

Nicole wears a messy and simple chignon that captures Paris’ elegant, but not fussy vibe.

And how could a Parisian shoot not include a vespa? A special thanks to Elisa for sharing this trés chic editorial with us!

 

Photographer: Elisa B Photography
Bride’s Dress: Delphine Manivet

Entertaining: Elegant Holiday Table

Kelly
December 03

I  love an elegant holiday table and for this year’s inspiration, I was inspired by grey velvet, cotton (my stand in for snow which we very much lack in Santa Barbara), and of course deep red. Town & Country was once again kind enough to provide the rentals, including some fun new pieces I was very excited to use.

First up, the place settings. Here I used S.t Petersburg china paired with a Obscura charger which is clear with a thin silver rim. I paired it with elegant pearl handled flatware and feminine Cambria glassware.

For the arrangements, I used a wazon glass container and filled it with red cabbage roses, ranunuclus, cotton, brunia, stirlingia, and dusty miller.

In between, elegant taper candles added a traditional touch of elegance.

And finally, for chairs I used Town & Country’s new Cielo Blanco Louis Armchair. Here’s the rental cheat sheet for a party of 6 if you’d like to recreate the look at your own holiday dinner:

-6 Cielo blanco chairs

-1 8′ x 40″ table

- 8′ king drape

-6 obscura chargers, silver

-6 dinner plates, St. Petersburg

-6 dinner fork, salad fork, dinner knife, spoon

-6 red wine glasses, cambria

-6 water glasses, cambria

Special thanks to our sponsors Town & Country, Florabundance and Michael & Anna Costa!

And for more holiday table ideas check out:

Aqua & Red Holiday Table

Red & White Seersucker Holiday Table with Peanut Brittle Favors

Photographer: Anna Costa
Linens: La Tavola
Wholesale Flowers: Florabundance