As the mist moves in across the Southern Highlands countryside at this time of the year, when the days are very hot and the afternoons are cool. The kangaroos, cows and other animals go about feeding as usual.
It is for them just another day, but for us, like a master’s painting, it is a thing of beauty!
Cooking with natural curiosities from the sea...I asked Sonali Ghosh, Styling magazine food editor to create something special for me using water, ice and creatures from the sea. So she got her big gun pots and pans out and created a wonderful selection of delicious and very colourful dishes. We added a little extra to the dish by sprinkling on the side some more of the extraordinary vintage illustrations of Ernst Haeckel.
As a popular website stated recently, “STYLING is in the spotlight right now. Once, it was a somewhat a mysterious profession. Stylists were invisible people who made pictures look good, but who never really got much time in the spotlight themselves. These days, styling is a sought after gig”.
Well, one of those (invisible) stylists, working behind the camera with over 30+ years creating images is French stylist Fifi O’Neill. Recently she celebrated a very special birthday, her 70th, a real milestone, and she is just about to release another book. I believe creativity never stops, no matter what age you are and Fifi is testimony of that! Please celebrate with us the remarkable work of this beautiful, talented and very kind lady.
When a place attracts this much attention from film directors, artists, stylists, actors and the creative industry as a whole, we knew we needed to have a closer look. Well, we agree, there really is something special happening at James Perkins’ place, Aynhoe Park! Actually, wonderful things happen there every day. It has become the Mecca of weddings, parties & fantastic creative fashion & film shoots. It is a stylists dream house! So, we asked Thomas Farquhar to drop by whilst he was in Oxfordshire recently to investigate, and his response was...it’s absolutely fffffffabulous!
“Art is a language of emotion arising from personal experience” says portrait photographer Adrian Viletta, who recently travelled to Cuba with his creative team to photograph for the fashion House, ‘Atelier’, Puerto Rico. Adrian’s images captures model, Teresita Vincente in a place lost in time, still untouched with amazing architectural and beautiful old crumbling mansions built when Cuba had tremendous wealth in the 1950’s. Adrian’s concept was to contrast the faded and crumbled beauty of the surroundings with this young beautiful woman, almost as if a ghost from the old days of Havana had returned to the city as it is now. It’s magical, mystical, beautiful and exotic...Cuba is a place of extremes.
Our motto for Styling Magazine for this year is to be “Be Gentle with the World” and I couldn’t think of a more suitable creative and dynamic couple that both live and breathe from the heartbeat of gentleness.
Decorator, Brooke Giannetti and her husband, renowned architect Steve Giannetti, are about to release their second book, ‘Patina Farm’. Many of us dream of building the perfect home in the country, Brooke and Steve have actually done it! And, they have done it so beautifully!