Archives for the month of: June, 2014

Last month we were involved in a very exciting shoot in the heart of the Cotswolds on behalf of London designer Masato

– here’s a bit about what we got up to….

Water Flower Linen Shirt Pacific Linen Dress Navy Linen Dress www.masato.co.uk

Water Flower Linen Shirt
Pacific Linen Dress
Navy Linen Dress
http://www.masato.co.uk

It all came about through the power of twitter as we follow Masato and had noticed all the amazing high end formal wear and cool Tee’s that kept popping up on our twitter feed.
 
So, we introduced ourselves and shortly after a tweet chat, my husband (and creative director) and I went down to London to chat fashion over coffees just next to Hyde Park. 
It soon became apparent that we simply had to work with such talented, relaxed and simply cool people – it’s clear to see that Masato & his business partner Mike have a lot of passion for fashion (pardon the pun) and we are thrilled to be working with them.  
 
We set up this shoot at an amazing home / fashion boutique called Lapstone which is based just a few miles outside of Chipping Camden in the heart of the Cotswolds.
Angel Sleeve Shift Dress www.masato.co.uk

Angel Sleeve Shift Dress
http://www.masato.co.uk

 
Diagonal Cross Dress www.masato.co.uk

Diagonal Cross Dress
http://www.masato.co.uk

Cross Back Leopard Dress  www.masato.co.uk

Cross Back Leopard Dress
http://www.masato.co.uk

 
Masato’s designs also stretch to a fab menswear range comprised of beautiful printed shirts
Men's Poppy shirt www.masato.co.uk

Men’s Poppy shirt
http://www.masato.co.uk

Water Flower Linen Shirt www.masato.co.uk

Water Flower Linen Shirt
http://www.masato.co.uk

Along with some of the coolest & most interesting Tee’s we’ve seen 
Silver Bunni Embossed Metallic Silver www.masato.co.uk

Silver Bunni Embossed Metallic Silver
http://www.masato.co.uk

Faces unisex Tee www.masato.co.uk

Faces unisex Tee
http://www.masato.co.uk

 
In addition to provide the stunning location for us, Lapstone also laid on a whole host of fantasic accessories including sunglasses, bags, bracelets, shoes which complimented Masato’s brand perfectly and all of which are available to buy in store. 
Morning Sun Dress  www.masato.co.uk

Morning Sun Dress
http://www.masato.co.uk

Water Flower Linen Dress www.masato.co.uk

Water Flower Linen Dress
http://www.masato.co.uk

Pacific Linen Dress www.masato.co.uk

Pacific Linen Dress
http://www.masato.co.uk

On this shoot, we brought in make-up artist Monika Vrublova who we’ve worked with most recently on a shoot for the Cotswold Sheep Mystery PR Campaign, and you can see from the results that the make-up styling was absolutely bang on trend suiting the garments to a T.

Diagonal Cross Dress

Diagonal Cross Dress

 
We also asked super hair stylist Christopher Murphy to get involved who we worked with on an epic fashion shoot at Thornbury Castle – we saw his mad skills then and couldn’t wait for the next project to get him involved with!
Morning Sun Dress  www.masato.co.uk

Morning Sun Dress
http://www.masato.co.uk

The models we used were Chris Hughes who we’ve worked with many times and who is a fantastic male model – great at his job and one of the loveliest models we know. 
We also used Iris Fitzgerald, who is equally lovely and has worked with us on some great shoots in the past and is a consummate professional – she is just effortless!
We had not worked with our brunette model before, Lucy Spelman, but she was a great find and we can’t wait to work with them all again soon!
 
We were thrilled to find our shoot had made it’s way into two publications:
One being online London’s Meade magazine, and you can find the article here; http://meademagazine.com/masatos-right-on-the-button
The other spread can be found in non other than the fabulous Cotswold Style Magazine’s June issue: http://www.cotswoldstyle.co.uk/digital-magazine
 
We think that’s the sign of a job well done and very much look forward to seeing the new Masato collection later in the year!
Fuchsia Tulle Satin Dress www.masato.co.uk

Fuchsia Tulle Satin Dress
http://www.masato.co.uk

Credits: 
Photography: Stefanie Calleja-Gera http://www.photographybystefanie.co.uk
Clothing: Masato Jones http://www.masato.co.uk
Creative Direction: Davey Terrific
Location: Lapstone http://www.lapstone.net
Make-up Styling: Monika Vrublova http://www.wedding-bridaldream.com
Hair Styling: Christopher J Murphy http://www.mcqueenshairbristol.co.uk
Models: Iris Fitzgerald, Chris Hughes, Lucy Spelman
 
 
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Farncombe Estate Tweet Meet

Today we were invited to the monthly Cotswold Concierge Tweet Meet which is held on the first Tuesday of every month, each time at different Cotswold based venue.

Today’s meeting was held at the absolutely beautiful Farncombe Estate Conference Centre.

Coach House Conference Centre, Farncombe Estate, Broadway

Coach House Conference Centre, Farncombe Estate, Broadway

The Cotswold Concierge Tweet Meets are fabulous free events open to all local Cotswold business owners – it’s very casual as networking goes and if you are anything like me, you are likely to make as many friends as contacts!

They really have done a super job of bringing Cotswold business together and are just growing strength by strength so it’s a really great thing to get involved with.

All you need to do it to go on Twitter and follow @CotswoldsConcie and the wonderful organisers Mette, Emidy & Tom will be on hand to let you know when and where the next meeting is.

Here are just a few snaps I took looking down the hill to the Coach House where you can book various events and conferences – more of a conference village unlike the stuffiness of some centres I’ve visited in the past – I’d highly recommend this venue for any function big or small, not only does the view sell itself, but with the 5* Dormy House Hotel at the top of the hill and the 5** Foxhill Manor just across the way, you truly are spoilt for choice at this simply fantastic meeting place.

Coach House, Farncombe Estate, Broadway

Coach House, Farncombe Estate, Broadway

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And just a few images of some of the conference facilities on offer (they also have really awesome coffee machines – makes a decent latte too which I always find difficult to get hold of at a conference! 😉

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Well done Mette & team – you have surpassed yourself once again, I can’t wait to see where the next fab event will be hosted!

Also, for those of you that don’t already know about the fantastic #CotswoldsSheepMystery – do get involved – the prize is a £7000 holiday in the Cotswolds! What better way to acquaint yourselves with all the beauty of the area that to enter and explore!

To enter, simply get onto http://www.cotswoldsmystery.co.uk and give your opinion on “who dun it”!

Good luck!

Stef xxx Sign off2

 

 

 


Tell us your Proposal Story

Tell us your Proposal Story

We want to know how he/she popped the big question!

It may not be the most romantic proposal story, or even the funniest – it could be the most disastrous story! We want to hear how your proposal was made.

Kath & James, Pre-Wedding Shoot, Broome Manor Golf Club, Swindon

Kath & James, Pre-Wedding Shoot, Broome Manor Golf Club, Swindon

At PBS HQ & Cotswold Style we are looking for a truly deserving couple to give the gift of their wedding photography.

All you need to do is email editor@stylemagazines.co.uk with your proposal story, your wedding date, proposed venue and your names and we will pick a winner who will be announced at the end of August.

Mark & Jenna, Ellenborough Park, Cheltenham

Mark & Jenna, Ellenborough Park, Cheltenham

The winning couple will receive all inclusive fantastic photography coverage. The package up for grabs includes the following:

* Pre-Wedding Consultation

*Pre-Wedding Couples Photo-shoot

*All Day Photography on the big day itself from getting ready and precious moments with family,

on to the main event and right the way through to party time in the evening!

*Second Photographer all day

*All images provided on disc or memory stick

*Mileage within the Cotswolds / Gloucestershire area

(if your venue is further afield, this is no problem, but a small mileage charge may apply)

Laura & Simon, Eastington Park, Nr Stonehouse

Laura & Simon, Eastington Park, Nr Stonehouse

Gemma & Jon, Bibury Court

Gemma & Jon, Bibury Court

Carli & Jamie, Ingleside House, Cirencester

Carli & Jamie, Ingleside House, Cirencester

Anna & Phil, Hyde Barn, Stow-on-the-Wold

Anna & Phil, Hyde Barn, Stow-on-the-Wold

Kath & James, Broome Manor Golf Club, Swindon

Kath & James, Broome Manor Golf Club, Swindon

 

We can’t wait to read your entries so get e-mailing! And here’s that address again:

editor@stylemagazines.co.uk

Lots of love & good luck!

Stef xxx Sign off2