i luuuvvvvv LA

i had the opportunity to travel to LA to style the shoot for the wonderful Joy Cho of Oh Joy and her line of accessories that was about to hit the Target supermarkets. travel is where i gather inspiration and LA is full of goodies. from the flower market to the never-ending boutiques, i filled my inspo tank all the way up.

 stephen devries getting the shot

stephen devries getting the shot

i came up with the spray primed fruit because it's an inexpensive alternative to flowers and makes for interesting shapes and a tropical vibe that really works. these little wooden pods are available at the flower market in bulk (that market has everything!) and a little paint around the base and interior will actually increase longevity of the pod and adds a beautiful pop of color. i really loved Joy's use of color in her collection, so i tried to tone my table setting down to neutrals so her pieces would shine.