Sharing some more styling tips. This video is about using fresh flowers (and even fresh herbs!) in your shoots. For headpieces, I use artificial or dried flowers, so that they keep. However, for props or add in's, I use fresh flowers. You can still save some of these (like roses) by drying them out and using them again for other shoots. Alternatively, you can also shoot them for still life imagery.
These flowers and berries inspired me for makeup looks (red and magenta lipsticks--oh yes), as well as headpieces (lacy veils and tissue paper textures). I shot them quickly while on another trip scouting locations over the weekend. A plethora of gorgeous trees and shrubs are in bloom now for Spring—even some holly berries are still hanging out.
When I explore, I’m not only pulling in inspiration for designs, but I’m also making notes about shoot locations and concepts for the following year, as the blooms are already at peak and by the time I have wardrobe, a model, and a concept prepared, the flowers will have faded away. After leaving Oregon, I felt like I lost a year, as I’d mapped out places and plants for 2017.
I’m rebuilding my “inventory” of nature, and even wardrobe, but that feeling of having lost time lingers. However, thankfully, there is more excitement, in spite of losing seasons. Onward to bigger and brighter things! So, I will keep looking forward to sharing new creations, taking it a day at a time.