My job brief was to style Pizza Express’ Global Innovation Centre for the 2019 Christmas menu press preview. They wanted a palette of gold, black, red and white and the idea was to create a cosy but contemporary space.
Aecorn Aperitifs approached me to make these display bell jars for their live events, including the launch party and various festivals this summer. I created 3 identical bell jars for each of the 3 different products they offer.
Aecorn Aperitifs approached me to make this wooden asset for their live events, including the launch party and various festivals this summer. It is designed to sit on the bar or table and display the 3 different products they offer. The brief was to reference Aecorn’s ingredients and branding. The oak acorn is an ingredient that runs through their products and the leaf features on their labels so I used oak wood with a waney edge for the structure. The packaging also features butterflies and brass detailing, so I painted feather butterflies with acrylic paint to reference this.
For this latest Pizza Express event I was asked by Lucre PR to style a terrace and table in Belgravia to feel like an al fresco Italian banquet. The purpose of the event was to highlight the less well known Pizza Express Romana range for the press.
For Royal Ascot 2019 retro singing group, the Tootsie Rollers wanted each day to be a tribute to a female icon. This look was inspired by Jackie O. The Tootsies commissioned me to create pillboxes covered in hundreds of ivory silk hydrangea flowers and decorated with pale blue and silver butterflies to harmonise with their dresses and shoes.
For Royal Ascot 2019 retro singing group the Tootsie Rollers wanted each day to be a tribute to a female icon. This look was inspired by Frida Kahlo. They wanted a look that referenced the flowers Kahlo wore in her hair, but more dramatic to make a statement. Using the mustard dress they were all wearing as a starting point, I created 5 individual palettes which worked together but gave each member her own look. I mixed faux flowers in pinks, purples, peach and teal with contrasting pom poms and created headbands where the flowers arched over the head with a large dramatic cluster of flowers. To finish off the outfits I created matching faux flower rings for each of the Tootsies.
This look, worn on day 1 of Royal Ascot, got the band press online with the Evening Standard, The Telegraph and the Evening Express. Each year the The Tootsie Rollers sing at Royal Ascot throughout the week.
Anita Rani styled by Rachel Fanconi and photographed by Dan Kennedy wearing one of my faux flower crowns.
I was invited to participate in the book launch for Juliet Sear’s latest book Botanical Baking and was asked to come up with something floral, interactive and memorable that would engage the 100 plus guests at the event.
This May the Seedlip marketing team took to the streets once more to promote Garden 108, handing out free samples. They asked me to make more hare masks (the hare features on the label), and I created this revised version for them. Once again the copper detailing and moss remained as alongside the colour palette it is reflective of the branding.
In the March/April 2019 issue of You & Your Wedding magazine, Peta Hunt styled my tulle and faux flower headband for this editorial called Jungle Fever. The photography is Dan Williams.