January 2015 Recap: Little Vintage Rentals

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Photography Kate Ignatowski  Creative Direction Mandy Forlenza Sticos

It was a GREAT start to 2015 with lots of fun projects!  Above, some of our vintage props made an appearance in the digital mywedding magazine and I creatively directed + styled the photo shoot!  I worked with so many favorite vendors so be sure to check out the online magazine + the print version on newsstands February 17!

Jove Meyer Events The Knot Magazine

Our vintage glassware + milk glass vases were featured in The Knot Magazine thanks to event planner Jove Meyer.  His color palette for this shoot is so vibrant + fun!

Kamila Harris Photography

Photography Kamila Harris Color Story Board by Mandy Forlenza Sticos

I helped design photographer Kamila Harris’ booth for the Lovesick Expo.  All of the imagery used in her story board (directly above) was her own to ensure she’d attract clients that were truly her style.  Isn’t she the cutest!?  Check out her amazing work here.

And finally, I had too much teaching styling to the mini fashionistas at The Fashion Class!  Below is some of the of the amazing “styling” work from the students who are only ages 6-12.  It’s such a great experience for kids interested in fashion + me too!

The Fashion Class NYC

The Fashion Class


Joy Thigpen’s Creative Direction + Styling Workshop

serenbe georgia inn

The Inn at Serenbe was breathtakingly beautiful.  The air was crisp and the sun crept into every inch of the grounds.  I stayed for three days to participate in Joy Thigpen‘s Creative Direction + Styling Workshop with twenty lovely wedding industry women.   It was inspiring and I am grateful to have heard first hand about Joy’s journey.  I look forward to putting much of the knowledge Joy shared into practice.

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Joy Thigpen creative direction + styling workshop

serenbe georgia

Joy Thigpen creative direction + styling workshop

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serenbe georgia

the inn at serenbe georgia

I roomed with Danielle from Flutter Fete in Dogwood Cottage.  It was adorable and we made sure not to miss breakfast!

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serenbe georgia workshop

The last day of the workshop we created floral centerpieces.  The two directly below are from my new Florida friends; Danielle from Flutter Fete (left) and Yesy from Love In Vintage (right).

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The photo above is a detail of my own creation (I really love berries and texture) and below is a full photo.  I had fun creating this piece and can’t wait to practice a bit now that I am back!

Creative Direction NYC