Styled. issue three

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Styled.

the art of Winter merry making




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Hello and welcome to this new edition of Styled. magazine which I am unoffically subtitling, “better together”. Like cake and ice cream (watch the video)! the art of merry making… blog + zine = better together This new change has come from my love for the daily, personal awesomeness of blogging, combined with my love for the incredible editorial abilities of producing a digital magazine. After a year of teetering back and forth it was decided: let’s do something different together! Who says we have to be one or the other? Digital media is free range, so here we go. Blog daily. Styled. magazine every few weeks, in short form. Perfect for inspiration without the overload! Editorial stories in the magazine will be posted in real time on the blog, you can find them by clicking any feature story title. We’ve done a little redesign to allow for them to be pinnable and searchable in the event and DIY project galleries. On the blog you will find the featured stories shared in more detail with personal notes, project instructions and added photos. Styled. magazine will feature new product guides, blogger interviews, party tips and all the same festive editorial content you have come to love. Dig in and enjoy! blessings.


CELEBRATE TODAY BECAUSE THE PAPER WHITES HAVE BLOOMED

BECAUSE NEXT THURSDAY IS NATIONAL POPCORN DAY

BECAUSE THAT WINTER SUN FEELS JUST RIGHT

BECAUSE A STASH OF PINK BALLOONS WILL BRIGHTEN ANY DAY


KATIE NEAL PHOTOGRAPHER

PAPER AND THREAD PAPER

MODERN BOUQUET FLORAL

POW WOW VINTAGE FURNITURE RENTALS

JENNY BATT HANK AND HUNT PROJECT STYLIST

PICTILIO PHOTOGRAPHER

WONDERLAND

REBEKAH J. MURRAY PHOTOGRAPHY

VICTORIA HUDGINS EDITORIAL STYLIST

JOHN MEYER VIDEOGRAPHER MELANIE PORTER MEYER HAIR & MAKEUP

DISNEY P. RUFFLES AND STUFF PROJECT STYLIST

BRITTANY WATSON JEPSEN THE HOUSE THAT LARS BUILT PROJECT STYLIST

PARTY IN

JENNIFER PRINCE THE ODESSA MAY SOCIETY PRODUCT CURATOR

CARTER AND COOK EVENT STYLIST

ANTLERS GO ON

REBECCA BEACH A DAILY SOMETHING PROJECT STYLIST

WINTER DIY PROJECTS

PRODUCT GUIDE

CONTRIBUTORS

MELANIE BLODGETT TEXT CHRIS ZARCONI PHOTOGRAPHER

HILDA GRAHNAT PHOTOGRAPHER

TINA FUSSELL TRAVELING MAMMA PROJECT STYLIST

MATTHEW HUDGINS COPY EDITOR



even after the holidays....

THE ANTLERS LIVE ON!

Stlying: Carter & Cook Event Co. Paper: Paper & Thread Florals: Modern Bouquet Photography: Katie Neal Photography Vintage Rentals: Pow Wow Vintage Rentals





This winter woodland table is inspired by seasonal elements found in nature such as faux fur, deer antlers, custom plaid fabric napkins and pinecones. We wanted the table to feel fresh and elegant, while still remaining cozy for winter. To pull a theme into the table, we used an antique china dinner set with wintery scenes. The florals were a combination of the color tones & various textured foliage, some of which you can find right outside your front door! Send your guests home with homemade delicacies wrapped in burlap & string to enjoy with a warm beverage!



CUT DOWN BELT BUCKLES AS NAPKIN WRAPS! GENIUS, RIGHT?






PARTY IN...

Text: Melanie Blodgett Photography: Chris Zacrconi

Ah, our nation’s capitol. What better place to throw a party than the historic city that still has cobble stone streets, colorful buildings and blossoms beautifully in the spring? And don’t think you only have to do a patriotic theme. There are lots of shops that will help you create the fun bash you’re hoping for. Thank you to Lauren O’Neil, a designer and DC resident who shared her favorite picks with me. Local Shops: Fifteen/Eleven Old Town, Alexandria Curated paper goods from the lovely Suann Song + party supplies. Think stripey bags, big balloons, twine and beautiful paper. Baked & Wired Handcrafted, delicious cupcakes baked in small batches in a variety of fun + tasty flavors. Michel Patisserie The place to hit up for delectable and colorful macarons. Old Lucketts Store Vintage and antique décor finds that will give your party that one of a kind look. Eastern Market Hit up this huge indoor market on the morning of your party to get your pick at the freshest produce and flowers in the area.




Photos of the beautiful Washington, D.C. shop 'JGUFFO &MFWFO


simple projects and easy ideas to brighten up your winter

D.I.Y. 1 Applewood stands by: rebecca beach photography: rebekah j. murray


These easy to make applewood cake stands use only three supplies: applewood, a pretty thrifted plate, and Gorilla glue. Start with a piece of wood that has been leveled. Spread a moderate amount of Gorilla glue over one end, carefully center your plate on top, and place a stack of books on top to allow the glue to thoroughly dry. Use as the focal point on your dessert table, the result is a stunning wintry tablescape!




simple projects and easy ideas to brighten up your winter

D.I.Y. 2 Frosted golden bowl by: brittany watson jepsen photography: hilda grahnat


The weather outside is frightful but that doesn’t mean you can’t bring a little ice indoors. Create a papier-mâché bowl by first making a paste. Blow up a balloon then tape it to a sturdy cup. Paint paste onto 1” newspaper strips on both sides then paint it to the balloon. Let each layer dry completely. Create 6-7 layers for solid bowl. Pop the balloon and remove the balloon. Cut the balloon level downt. Spray paint the inside and outside gold and let it dry. With spray mount, spray the outside and then quickly apply Himalayan sea salt. Apply as little or as much as you wish. Apply another layer of spray mount on top to really make it stick. Enjoy!



Brittany’s homemade paste recipie...


simple projects and easy ideas to brighten up your winter

D.I.Y. 3 Ruffled table runner by: disney, ruffles and stuff


A simple way to center any party table and to make use of those cheap plastic table cloths you can pick up anywhere. Using two plastic table covers, cut a 20" and 15" strip from each one. Lay the 15" on top of the 20" and sew a gathering stitch (strait stitch on longest length) strait down the middle. Repeat for other strips. Gently pull the top thread only to gather all the way down both runners and tie threads. Use the gathering threads to tie the two runners together.


simple projects and easy ideas to brighten up your winter

D.I.Y. 4 Geometric garland by: jenny batt, hank and hunt


A simple garland using wood veneer cards you can find at your local paperie shop. Take the wood card and cut an angled line from one corner to the opposite side. Cut the second side of the triangle. You now have three pieces of wood. Using your hole punch, punch a hole about 1/8 inch in from the sides. Thread a needle and string up the shapes one by one in a desired formation. Hang and enjoy at your next bash or as a lovely item to swoosh across your naked mantle.


simple projects and easy ideas to brighten up your winter

D.I.Y. 5 Winter wishes by: tina fussell, traveling mamma


As the reality of a new year sets in, grey skies hover above and resolutions are found abandoned, it can be difficult to not get discouraged. Take heart... Celebrate life’s little accomplishments and recieve a quick witted word of encouragement along the way. Download a page of winter wishes designed for you here. Stash them away in a pretty jar to pull out as encouragement is needed!


Styling: Victoria Hudgins Photography: Pictilio Hair + makeup: Melanie Porter Meyer

CREATE YOUR OWN WONDERLAND


Neither snow, high winds or even a lack of cozy winter weather can dampen the celebration of friends when one of them has answered “yes� to that most very important question!





I wanted the day to be casual but also a seated event so we created a simple and pretty table filled with white tissue confetti "snow� and paper white bulbs potted inside miniature vintage copper cake pans. Simple striped paper napkins were brought into the celebration with a small amount of spray adhesive and sequins. The champagne was also coated in sequins to add a dash of celebratory color to our otherwise white table. Glass plates painted on the backside with gold graphic shapes make an immediate statement as a place setting and the design easily washes off after the party is through. Painting on glass has become one of my new favorite ways to give a festive life to ordinary pieces.


table-top


grill tutorial


Reasons to celebrate.



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