I styled my fourth Sisterhood Camp over a beautiful Summer Solstice weekend in June, and it was perhaps my favourite yet, and my most enjoyable work wise. Yes yes, I realise I make the same bold statement after each event but what can I say?! It is such a dream event. Lou- Queen Sisterhood- worked so hard bringing each element together, it is a huge undertaking, but it resulted in a wonderful weekend. This year, 60 of us were at the main Fforest site, the biggest gathering yet. Erin, my usual styling partner had a very tiny newborn so couldn't some along, so instead, stylist Lucy Franks came along to offer her assistance and expertise, for which I was very grateful. It was extra special as I brought Auden along with me, who was 4 months old. We took the train which was a whole undertaking in itself (thank you, oh ye train strangers, for your encouraging words, knowing looks and offers of assistance)! Any fears about juggling work and my baby were quickly allayed by the truly generous women of Sisterhood who offered to hold and play with Auden many times over the weekend, enabling me to not only 'do' my job, but to relish it too, and I really loved having my beautiful babe with me.
With a mostly sunny forecast, a wonderful few days of food, learning and togetherness ensued. SUCH magical things happen when women gather together!
I realised on the train from paddington, that I had forgotten my camera. Cue mild hysteria. However, this ended up being a blessing; removing what would have been a rather onerous task (styling AND taking photo's) with a baby strapped to my front. Instead, Lucy took on the photography - another thing I am incredibly grateful to her for, so all the photo's in this post are by Lucy.
Here are some photo's from the Friday night supper. I wanted this one to be very simple and White, with very delicate foliage. Linen for both nights is from LinenMe.
And here are a few photo's from the Saturday night feast. For this one, we were in the cedar barn- my favourite space at Fforest. I love the concrete floor, metal ceiling beams and all the wood around the room. I wanted to go dark for the Saturday night feast- unespceted for summer perhaps, but things feel sufficiently June-ish with the addition of feathery ferns, smoke bush and blackcurrants- all foraged from around Fforest. Dark grey ceramics (borrowed from the wonderful Smokestak in London- thanks guys) and black and white striped linens from LinenMe completed things.
So that was Sisterhood camp.
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This is the first blog post that will eventually bridge the gap between my lifestyle blog, and my portfolio blog- which I am in the messy process of merging behind the scenes!