IT ACTUALLY WAS PRETTY SPLENDID
a few weeks ago we decided to team up with splendid and throw a party. i thought it would be fun to meet more readers in person and be able to just hang out on a saturday afternoon.
so of course i brought on the help of some of my awesome contributors. moon canyon design created these floral hair accessories for people to take home and wear during the event. my jaw dropped when i saw that cart full of florals roll in!
people were able to watch kristen assembling these at her station and then we passed out the finished floral combs on trays to everyone in the room. check out the animation below to see her assemble one from start to finish…we used glue dots to hold them down, but for bigger flowers you can add a wire through the stem and tie it around the comb.
turns out…no one can resist putting them in their hair!
one of my favorite LA caterers, whoa nelly, provided all sorts of small appetizers & drinks for people to enjoy while they walked around and mingled. they always do a fantastic job at presentation…we had edible flowers, mini sandwiches, and bamboo cups with a delicious farro salad.
the whole party was based on splendid’s new “earn your stripes” loyalty program. people were able to shop with 20% off during the event and even got some pretty great gifts with purchase. natalie & kristen are both wearing splendid below…i am in love with those striped pants. it looks great paired with that patterned shirt, eh?
speaking of natalie…she runs our DIY column with me and created some pretty epic props for people to take photos with. i mean, a banana phone? genius! she used large pieces of cardboard and covered them with with splendid fabric to keep the stripes theme. she also created this simple striped background by sewing three different fabric panels together (this would be so simple to do with your extra scraps!)
and of course our friends at smilebooth…we could never forget them. they provide us endless fun (i think i’ve posed in one of these about 300 times and somehow it’s still entertaining) if you don’t know about smilebooth…you get a remote, snap your own photos, they show up on the screen and print out in seconds for you to keep and they go online for everyone to look at after. you can brand them for your parties. they really do make a party come alive.
and now…the moving version. modshift put together this video, documenting us setting everything up and then when everyone arrived! it’s pretty fun to see it all come together…
thanks so much to my team for putting together such a fantastic event. so much love to all of you.