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I now have a NEW Online Interiors Store…. check it out!

Any of you that followed my last post on here (sorry it’s been a while again) will have seen my radio silence here has been due to a lot of hard work and many hours to launch a new concept for an online store.

Anyway, that day has finally come. On Tuesday 9th June, I launched Collectie.

I wont tell you all about it here, as it would make much more sense for you to take a look yourselves. View website here

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Above- Hint of Mint Collection

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Above- Natural Retreat Collection

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Above- Summer Drift Collection

Each of the three personally curated collections are limited edition of no more than 12 of each collection and include individual antique and vintage pieces.

As part of the launch, I am GIVING AWAY, yes GIVING AWAY one of the Natural Retreat Collections with a beautiful copper or silver tray, three artisanal recycled wood geometric candle holders, 6 white dinner candles, a French antique bottle (used as vase) and artificial (though looks remarkably real) white scabious flower.

For a chance to win, just head on over to any of Collecties social media accounts:

facebook.com/collectiehome, twitter.com/collectiehome, pinterest.com/collectiehome, instagram.com/collectiehome

And look for the giveaway image of Natural Retreat, then follow and share, simple as that. The competition ends this Saturday 13th June!

Good luck, and I look forward to seeing you over at Collectie.

Jasmine x

 

 

Bye Bye 2014, Welcome 2015!

So, another year almost ended. I cant believe how quickly 2014 flew by and its hard to remember all that happened here at Jasmine Orchard Styling. I am now looking forward to a new year with new aspirations and a very exciting new venture for my business.

In 2015, Jasmine Orchard Styling will continue to style your parties, weddings, birthdays, events and work on photoshoots and editorial… but will also be embarking on the exciting journey of opening an online store selling styled collections of home accessories. Watch this space!

As a little acknowledgement and trip down memory lane, here are a few highlights from Jasmine Orchard Styling’s year in 2014.

The beginning of 2014 was spent running (not literally) around the UK to meet the lovely London team at Kreate and the B&Q team, liaising on the B&Q SS14 Press Launch and styling their launch in London.

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I also had the privilege of being asked to collaborate on and write the text for an interiors book aimed at children, which would give the reader the opportunity to learn basics in design and  then design their own bedroom. Great fun, and hope to see it published one day soon with ivy press.

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March and April highlights were styling a fab networking party for the wonderful Doily Days and Belles Events. Thanks to Velvet Storm for the photos; Having the honour to not only exhibit at but also style one of the rooms at the fabulous Most Curious Wedding Fair in London; and having some of my home styling featured in Real Homes Magazine (a beautiful property down the road from me in Brighton).

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Summer months were filled with photoshoots, a fab 40th birthday party styling and weddings.I was also featured in the fantastic Mollie Makes magazine after meeting one of the team at A Most Curious Wedding Fair.

Images are as follows: A Festival inspired photoshoot I planned and worked on with talented photographer Sarah London Photography, which was later featured on none other than Rock My Wedding- view here; A 40th Birthday Party styled in the lovely Caribou Rooms in Brighton; and Mollie Makes feature in Handmade Wedding Magazine.

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From April onwards I was also lucky enough to be asked to write a monthly column on interiors advice for the newspaper The Argus, in which I tried to give straight forward advice and tips on everyday home styling as well as ideas for parties and events.

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From September onwards, weddings and party styling over, I have been working on my new venture of an online store and I’m afraid you’ll just have to wait for any images or clues about that.

My final highlight of 2014 was styling a really fun photoshoot for the talented Doris Loves who makes gorgeous light up letters to hire- we worked on a fun industrial style party idea with the lights, complete with party poppers and disco music!

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Thanks to everyone that has been part of Jasmine Orchard Styling’s journey over the last year… I’m really looking forward to 2015 now!

Thanks to: Sarah London Photography, Doris Loves, Hati Cole Hair, Alex Crown Make up, Amy Ilic, David Woolley Photography, Henry Quarton Photography, Emma Gutteridge PhotographyDavid Baker Photography, Rachel Yorke, Sophie Clare Gale, Sadie Cole, Ivy Press, Doily DaysBelles Events, Most Curious Wedding Fair, Mollie Makes, Ruby Turbett, Sussex House Party, Jika Edstrom, Amy Shadbolt, Bridie Florence, Katie Rose Cummings, Foodilic and anyone else I forgot to mention.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!! :)

July 2014 Interiors Article for The Argus

Julys article on de-cluttering and organising the home…

The Argus Interiors article July

June 2014 Interiors Article for The Argus

Junes article on Floral and Flamingo summer trends…

June Interior Article The Argus

May 2014 Interiors Article for The Argus

Mays article on Summer Mantelpiece Styling…

Argus Interiors Article May

April 2014 Interiors Article for the Argus newspaper

Back in April this year, I was asked to write a monthly column on interior styling and design advice for a long established Brighton newspaper ‘The Argus’ in a new addition called Women Actually.

Having been too busy to post said articles,  I now have a little backlog, so will post from April to July, then post monthly after the article is out. Watch this space…

Argus Interior Article April 14

Work Experience Intern

Hello!

I am looking for a part time assistant to preliminary work with me on a few jobs and at a prestigious wedding fair in London, with the opportunity to gain work experience on future weddings and styling jobs.

This position will start unpaid with potential to getting paid work and assisting full time on styling jobs. Currently, this is not regular work, which may suit somebody who just wants to help out on the odd job to gain extra experience and references.

The key dates that you will need to be available to help out on (so far) are for A Most Curious Wedding Fair @ Hackney Down Studios on April 4th and 5th, and for a wedding in East Grinstead August 22nd. Other dates and jobs to be negotiated, there may be some prop making that ideally you could contribute to making also.

The ideal person would have some interior design/ props/ styling experience or qualifications; be creative; social media savvy; live locally to Brighton; be flexible; have a driving licence and be willing to occasionally drive props and furnishings to venues (either in a hire car or van that I would pay for or you would get reimbursed if using your own vehicle). Currently, I do not need a regular assistant, though if things get really busy, then the role may involve more regular work, and possibly lead to a paid position.

Please contact me if interested and tell me specifically if you are able to fulfil the requirements listed- ie dates mentioned, experience, driving and live locally.

It would be great to meet anyone that meets these requirements and discuss with you in more detail some of the work and roles to get involved with.

Look forward to hearing from you,

Jasmine x

Fasting for charity- Typhoon Haiyan

I am slightly later than planned in writing this little blog post… due to a seriously manic few weeks planning and preparing for a shoot, then working on it all weekend, including a 17 hour day yesterday on shoot!

Anyway, last Monday I fasted for 24 hours to help raise money for the much needed Philippines Typhoon Haiyan appeal, through British Red Cross. It was relatively a small challenge, considering the scale of disaster that so many are facing over there, but it was a challenge for me none the less.

24 little hours… by 10am, stomach is grumbling and trying to avoid the kitchen. By midday, watching TV while I work as a distraction and every advert seems to be delicious looking xmas food ad’s- M&S the most tempting. Agh! By 2pm, off out the house to buy some more props and essentials for the shoot. Have to buy sweets, which means going in a food shop- sooo hungry now! By 6pm, almost forgotten about food  the last few hours, then as my body clock starts telling me it’s dinner time the hunger pangs return. by 8pm, my flatmate returns home and cooks dinner- food smells are the worst for temptation. 10pm, prepare for bed and drink herb tea to sooth my brain and stomach.

The next day I very much enjoyed my food!

Most importantly, I managed, with the generous help of friends and family, to raise £180 for the Typhoon Haiyan appeal, which is a lot more than I could afford to donate alone (joys of working for yourself with high Brighton rents and bills). This money will buy 10 tarpaulins to help make temporary shelters, six hygeine kits and 14 blankets. Thank you sooo much to everyone that has donated through my personal appeal or through their own! Even a small difference we can help to make is a difference. Here’s hoping all the supporting charities continue to raise money and support all those in need.