What would a brunch be like if hosted by the fashionably French, life-long vegetarian and original bohemian, Brigitte Bardot? This is it: A sweet soirée filled with fresh flowers, brie, rosemary and fig toast, a little bubbly and a homemade cake topped with daisies, of course.
This was a fun project with some great folks (credits below) featured on Ruffled this week!
Design, Styling + Floral Design: Mandy Forlenza Sticos. Photography: Jennifer Trahan, Make Up: Adriana Andaluz, Vintage Rentals: Little Vintage Rentals, Calligraphy: Fleur De Letters, Clothing: Ruche, Flowers Supplied By: Blooms By The Box, Model: Suzanne Kvilhaug
This image is flawless. Not only is model Evelyn Tripp stunning, but the larger than life blooms casually thrown over her shoulder while wearing an evening gown is brilliant. Evelyn appeared on over 40 magazine covers starting with the 1949 January cover of Vogue. She was a true testament to the glamor of the times.
Photo: Harper’s Bazaar 1952 Gown by: ? (please advise if someone has reliable credit here). Found via a scan on Sophia’s Flickr stream.
For installment two of Table Top Tuesday, I am swooning over this light and airy table scape styled by Victoria Cameron in Australia.
What makes this work? The casually tied asymmetrical napkin and matte gold flatware are stand-outs for me. The cut crystal glassware trio looks luminous paired with neutral color pallet.
What details make a difference? The centerpiece. I adore the juxtaposed soft dusty miller (in color + texture) paired with dark wild blackberries. It’s an unexpected, yet lovely, detail. For the full table scape, the grey sheer fabric runner tied casually, similar to the napkins, keeps the overall look soft and dreamy!
Credits: Via Style Me Pretty, Photography: Feather + Stone, Design: Victoria Cameron, Florals: The French Petal
Today I am starting a weekly series featuring some of my favorite table top designs for events! I hope to provide some tips and inspiration for your next gathering. This inspiration shoot is one of my favorite ever and with an amazing list of talent (further below) it’s obvious why this is so spectacular.
What makes this work? The mismatched patterned flatware adds just enough elegance and interest against the rustic wood table. The same applies to the assorted patterned pressed glassed goblets. Three goblets in classic clear glass is rich looking and the difference in size and pattern brings this design a step above.
What details make a difference? The all white + greens arrangement helps punch up the monochromatic place setting and the hand written calligraphy escort card and menu provide guests with a sense of honor as if one would ask; was that written for little old me?
Credits: Via Style Me Pretty, Photography: Jose Villa, Design: Joy de Vivre, Florals: Kelly Kaufman Design