DIY: Confetti Flower Petals

Kelly
November 06

As a child my grandmother taught me how to dry flowers and I had forgotten about it until Kim, the editor of Flutter Magazine, asked me if I wanted to style a DIY involving dried flower petals. Three days later, we shot this pretty little DIY with the sweet Arna Bee. I picked up wildflower blooms at Santa Barbara’s Farmers Market for $5. You can check out the full story and directions right here in Flutter (and a classic behind the scenes shot is here on my Instagram).


Photography: Arna Bee

Prop Styling: Kelly Oshiro

Concept: Kim Wiseley for Flutter Magazine

Location: Dos Pueblos Ranch


Fashionable: A Saturated Floral Dress

Kelly
November 04

 

I love color no matter the time of year and this long floral dress always put me in a good mood. I paired it with a vintage candy colored bracelet and bright red lips.

Photography: Beaux Arts Photographie

Styling: Kelly Oshiro for SB Chic

Location: Santa Barbara Presidio

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Inspiration Board: Flower Daydreams

Kelly
October 24

Dreamy art direction + flowers, what could be better? Photos via my Pinterest.

Upper right photo: Photo: Parker Fitzgerald Styling: Amy Merrick 


Inspiration Board: Vintage Fashion

Kelly
October 17

Few things make me happier than vintage fashion photography and these pretty ladies are all seriously fabulous! Images via my Pinterest. (Top right photo is a current couture designer via here.)


Shoesday

Kelly
October 15

Seriously, how beautiful are these Moroccan wedding shoes?


Fashionable: Casual Santa Barbara Style

Kelly
October 14

While it may start be a touch cooler in Santa Barbara, its still by in large flip flops and tank top weather. This look is pretty much my uniform for most of the year…

A pop of gold from some gold reef shaped earrings, similar here.

Jeans are Stevie by Anthropologie and are consistently the most perfect style of jean I’ve found.

I love the back on this top, coral ombre? Yes, please.

Photographer: Joel Serrato Films // Styling: Kelly Oshiro for Santa Barbara Chic // Location: La Purisima

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Flower Chic: Make a Flower Necklace

Kelly
September 25

A while back I showed you how to make daisies into earrings, a necklace, and sprinkled throughout your locks. Jess Wilcox and I shot this second look, with moody, fall, jewel toned flowers, and  a ruby red lip.

For the earrings I used a funny little flower called gomphrena (the name needs some work). And  for the ring, I found the most amazing purple passion vine flower. This flower looks like its from another planet, no? You can find the instructions for making the ring and earrings here.

This time round, I made a dramatic flower collar or necklace. I used pink and red ranunculus, blue muscari, lavender clematis,  and light pink gomphrena from Florabundance.

To make the necklace:

- Chicken wire (at your local hardware store)

- pliers or wire cutter 

- floral wire

- floral tape

- 1 yard of lace ribbon

Use the chicken wire as the base to hook your flowers into. I bunched 3 or 4 flowers together, and then wrapped the stems together with floral tape. I made several bunches like this and then I attached them to the chicken wire. Using floral wire, I attached the chicken wire to the lace ribbon. And tada! A flower necklace.

Photography + Hair & Makeup +Wardrobe: Jess Wilcox // Styling + Concept: Kelly Oshiro // Wholesale Flowers: Florabundance // Model: Alison of Sirena Models // Dress: Free People