mother’s day is fast approaching, and this year i’m teaming up with the very talented la artist kelly lamb & one of our floral contributors moon canyon design to give your mom a custom bouquet AND vase on her special day!
it’s always nice to get flowers but it’s something else when they come collected in a piece of art. all kelly’s pieces are made right here in silverlake. i especially love how her clean geo lines add such a cool texture to the floral arrangement.
to celebrate this pairing we are excited to do a giveaway just in time for mother’s day! one (la-based) winner will win a moon canyon floral arrangement inside a kelly lamb geo vase (shown above) and will be delivered to your mom!
here’s how to win…(CLOSED)
1. comment below telling us what your mom’s favorite flower is!
one winner will be chosen on wednesday, may 8th at 10am PST. open to los angeles residents only (your mom must live in LA). the retail value is $360.
lauren at blue eye brown eye put together these mini calligraphy kits exclusively for our blogshop students, which makes sense because she’s a master at penmanship.
it wouldn’t be a blogshop without our bkrs, and this stop on the tour was no exception. we switched up the color palette a bit this time.
by boe uses vintage materials with gold to make these delicate dart wrap bracelets,
sometimes you gotta pull your hair back and get to designing. we thought some good-looking headbands would be in order. these are by kitsch and can look pretty with an updo or just to hold back flyways for a workout. or go the hippie route like above…
we encourage our students to take notes so they can remember all they’ve learned, sometimes putting pen to paper just cements your memory, you know? and we definitely encourage them to hatch schemes and plans. i love these simple and cheeky notebooks from amelia presents.
we held the class at warehouse studios, and we loved the wood floors, exposed brick walls and steel beams and the lofty windows and ceiling. all + sundry created circle-themed decor for us, with a hanging chandelier, scalloped backdop and lots of bright flowers. i love the giant scales effect the backdrop had. check out our feed from vancouver here for all the fun.
great socks are underrated, so when i heard about stance, i was dying to get some for our blogshoppers. for this class we gave them the pink durango sock but be on the lookout for some more designs in upcoming shops.
and of course the splendid striped pouches for the necessities rounded out our goodie bags this time around. it’s perfect for my passport and foreign cash.
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.
Isn’t it cool when you stumble upon someone’s work and suddenly you are just in love with everything you see!? That is what happened when I came across Amy Walter’s portfolio. That strawberry print is my fave, so fun! –stephanie
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