Hello, my name is Emily and I’m a workaholic. I haven’t styled a photo shoot for 21 hours.
That’s my life in a nutshell right now. Bloody hell, what a year it’s been so far! I know it’s a cliche but really, where has the time gone? How is it May already? Between styling back to back shoots, travelling and writing for my third interiors book, and selling my house in LA (yes I’m officially staying put in my hometown of London), it’s been pretty full on. I’m definitely not complaining – I love being a stylist and I doubly love being busy – but I haven’t stopped working since January. I think last Sunday was the first full one I’ve had off in months. Usually I’m at Columbia Road flower market filling my granny trolley for a shoot or making or painting props in the studio.
Here’s a little behind the scenes peek from a few of the year’s shoots so far – it’s been pretty diverse, from geometric wall finishes to Mexican fiestas to pastel spray painted fruit! I love coming up with these ideas and eventually seeing them in print or in store windows and even better is when I exceed my clients’ expectations (which I try to do every time…)
Next week I’m in Rome for a shoot and I’ve taken the very unusual step (unusual for a workaholic like me) of staying a couple of extra days after the shoot for – brace yourself – a holiday. Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram for more frequent updates on my styling, behind the scenes, and yes I’m sorry, occasional pictures of my kids.