Christmas trends 2017

Last week I showed you some outdoorsy Christmas shots I styled during the summer. Here are the latest Christmas trends by Wyevale Garden Centres. But before we get to the pretty shots, it’s worth mentioning that way back in May and June a team of us worked really hard to put together a Christmas lookbook for Wyevale Garden Centres. It started off with me searching for a suitable location, one that’s able to showcase 5 different Christmas looks, plus outdoor shots and Christmas lighting, no easy task. Finally a location was secured and the shooting took place over 4 days in June. I did the planning and drawing of the shots and also the styling on set,  I was assisted by the lovely Antonia McKenzie. The super talented photographer Nato Welton, which I’ve had the privilege to have worked with before on numerous occasions, shot these lovely images. In my opinion, Nato is the wizard of lighting!  

Here are a few of the trends we covered for Wyevale Garden Centres.

 

Christmas Decorations by Wyevale Garden Centres

 

Christmas Decorations by Wyevale Garden Centres

Christmas Decorations by Wyevale Garden Centres

Christmas Decorations by Wyevale Garden Centres

Christmas Decorations by Wyevale Garden Centres

Christmas Decorations by Wyevale Garden Centres

Christmas Decorations by Wyevale Garden Centres

Christmas Decorations by Wyevale Garden Centres

Christmas Decorations by Wyevale Garden Centres

Christmas Decorations by Wyevale Garden Centres

Wyevale garden Centre food gifting

Stylist: Theoda Solms Iles

Stylist Assistant: Antonia McKenzie 

Photography: Nato Welton

Work done for Wyevale Garden Centres, commissioned by Four Rain Communications and Live and Breath Creative

 

Mother’s day Flowers with Joanna Lumley

It is not everyday a mere mortal like myself gets to meet celeb-royalty, like Joanna Lumley. So forgive me if I’m kind of lost for word on this post. It’s kind of good to let the colourful flowers from M&S do the talking on this occasion.

Below is a video of Joanna Lumley introducing the event, speaking so beautifully with a soothing velvety voice, I could listen to her all evening long, check it out for yourself.

VIDEO – Joanna Lumley hosting M&S Mother’s Day flowers class

 

Joanna Lumley M&S flowers Mother's day Theoda stylist

 

 

Joanna Lumley M&S flowers Mother's day Theoda stylist

 

Joanna Lumley M&S flowers Mother's day Theoda stylist

Mother’s day shopping ideas

Joanna Lumley M&S flowers Mother's day Theoda stylist

 

Feature & photos: Theoda Solms Iles