Sun 2nd Sep, 2012
This beautiful styled shoot was sent to me by Astrid Mueller. Astrid, who made her name internationally illustrating and designing for companies such as Marie Claire, Swarovski, and Diesel, teamed up with Heiley Bernstein to create this modern loft celebration.
Photographer, Yasmin Khajavi said "When Hailey Bernstein and Astrid Mueller, both contemporary creatives with a shared love of fashion and modern design, put their heads together, amazing things were bound to happen. For this styled shoot, they envisioned a fashion-forward, style-savvy couple planning the ultimate modern loft celebration. The look is clean-chic but full of warmth with soft, feminine sparkle. Hailey and Astrid decided on a light, neutral palette — tans, champagnes and mixed metallics with hints of blush and ivory. The light, breezy colors soften and brighten the raw loft space, offering a neutral canvas for some fun, fashionable and uber-chic details.
Sequin linens added unexpected glamour and sparkle, emphasizing the clean table lines yet luxurious texture. We alternated between tan sequin linens for tables, and tan and white chevron sequin linens for standing bistros, which brought extra variety and interest to the space. We designed a laid-back, yet luxurious tablescape with an abundance of soft and fluttery peonies, mixed metallic mercury glass votive holders, mirrored vases and tons of floating candles for ambiance. For the menus, table number and design pieces, illustrator Astrid Mueller, normally known for her delicate, fashion-inspired illustrations, took an abstract design approach and worked with minimalistic, circular design elements, inspired by architecture and the round shape of peonies. She devised a new, unique idea for this celebration design by introducing personalized, laser-engraved, perspex drink disks for the seating and cocktails. She also chose to create cool, urban-inspired but lavishly-printed stationery, lush and soft to the touch. The menus were artisan-printed and hand-debossed by Digby & Rose, creating a beautiful architectural effect.
Photography © Yasmin Khajavi
Photography: Yasmin Khajavi Photography
Styling, tablescape, floral and event design: Zest Floral and Event Design
Invitation design and engraved perspex design details: Astrid Mueller
Stationery: Digby & Rose
Linens: La Tavola
Ghost chairs, table settings and glassware: West Coast Event Production
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