Thursday, October 15, 2015

Styling Magazine ...the latest issue is now online!

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The Power of the Flower
Styling Magazine No.23 2015

Monday, March 23, 2015

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

My world is Flowers!

 I'm late again… for one of my very favourite gatherings on the internet.
A monthly party hosted by Marsha Harris at Splenderosa

and this months's theme is … 

Flowers and Fashion 
How flowers inspire us?

This is not a hard post to share, my magazine is filled with at least 80% stories on flowers
and stories of people that are inspired by them. Flowers are very much a part of my world,
they always have been!

As I have written many times in my books, they are the closest thing we have to touching 
the hand and heart of Mother Earth.   As many of you are stepping into spring, I am stepping into  autumn.  The summer flowers are drying and leaving our gardens and I can only describe my surroundings to you as large French tapestry, muted and magnificent.

I have grabbed a few (well quite a few) tear sheets from some of my past issues of Styling Magazine
on the wonderfulness of flowers and how they inspire artists, designers and the world of fashion across all genres and throughout all industries.  

My next issue of Styling magazine will be on-line on the 21st of March.
I am styling two large events this weekend, preparations are well underway right now
 and I will be including these stories in this next issue.
Keep in touch with our magazine website here 

Happy Spring and Happy Autumn to you all, may your days be filled with flowers and creativity.
Xx Coty

Tuesday, January 13, 2015



Hi Everyone,

What a way to start off the year, the first issue of Styling is running late! Hmmmm
It will be on-line tomorrow… and thank goodness. It has been such a busy couple of weeks (actually months) for me and as life is life… well, something  had to give.  

Today is the second Tuesday of the month and it's time for the monthly BIO blogging party.
Each month, I join a group of  fabulous women from around the world, and we discuss and share a common theme.

 A couple of weeks ago, I was asked by our host, Marsha Harris of Splenderosa to create the theme for this month's party.

So, after much consideration, my theme is... What would our world be like if we were to barter for our existence? What would your skills be? (Also, with no electricity)
Bartering is a system of exchange by which goods and services are directly exchanged.

How would you survive day to day?
What would you do and what skills would you use?
Andrew (my husband) and I often talk about keeping traditional skills alive. To be honest, I'm sure I would rely on Andrew for everything straight away, because he still uses traditional skills and tools most days with his cabinet making and restoration. He loves nothing more than chopping wood, building with timber, leatherwork, gardening and growing vegetables. Although, looking at our vegetable patch right now, I don't think our food would last longer than a week. I would have to be creative to find a way to survive on just rhubarb and chives.

There is a trend today spreading across the world for everyone to return to a more natural way of living, I would love it, but, I would so miss my computer and of course all of you!

Seriously, what would you trade? Would you sew, I would! I always loved sewing when I was younger. I think I would like to make hats as well. But, I would need stronger glasses now to thread the needle.

Would you cook and trade your food, jams, produce, eggs?
I don't think I would survive very long by trading my magazine…it just wouldn't be a part of my world anymore without the internet!

Would it change your life? I know it would change mine.
Would you teach, would you write, would you exchange your professional skills for food? and what would they be worth? It really makes you think, doesn't it?.

Would you hate it, would you love it?

I think I would like to start mixing natural remedies. Growing and finding wonderful herbs and flowers and creating essences for health and beautiful perfumes.  I think it would such a beautiful way to spend the day. Plus, it would be certainly worth trading.  

I have been asked by many clients and friends over the years if I could create their daughter's weddings. So, I'm sure that I would do that as well, so, I would need to grow lots and lots of different flowers.  

Yes, I would be a 'flower lady'… I'm sure you all know how much I love flowers. 

I do hope everyone in the group enjoyed this theme, I can't wait to see what all the other girls would be trading, it should be fun. See here. 
Wishing you all a wonderful week ahead!

And, don't forget to come back tomorrow, the new issue of Styling magazine will be online.  
As I wrote on my Facebook page yesterday, "I think 2015 is the year when…it will happen when it is meant to happen! Gone are the days of the stressful deadlines. YaaaY! 

x Coty

All, these gorgeous images of flowers are from my Flower Styling Pinterest Board!


Saturday, November 22, 2014


 Pradasphere: a special exhibition that traces the 
multivalent obsessions of one of the 
world’s most iconic brands, housed in a 
custom-built structure covering the entire roof of Pier 4, Central.
with dramatic views across the harbour to Kowloon. 
Debuted in London in May 2014, 
the exhibition traces the multivalent obsessions
 of one of the world’s most iconic brands.

The exhibition will be open to the public from November 19th to December 5th, 2014.

And… the best part… the set up, installation and the styling of the exhibition.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Tarun Tahiliani and the Singh Twins - India Fashion Week 2014

A perfect combination - Tarun Tahiliani and artists, the Singh twins 

 October  2014 Wills India Fashion Week 

Indian Fashion Designer Tarun Tahiliani designs have been inspired 
by the beautiful art work of the Singh twins for his most recent show, and we love it!

The fabrics, the stage, the set and all!
It's colourful and filled with to the brim with the energy of life!  

The backdrop of the stage has tall banners showcasing the collage style paintings of the Singh twins. The catwalk is painted a bright pink and is trimmed with painted flowers... fabulous styling!

The wonderful mix of colours combined with details of the Singh sister's paintings all bound together in one garment… is a joy to see!

Styling Heaven… Enjoy

Tarun Tahilliani with Amrit and Rabindra Singh - 2014 India Fashion Week


Thursday, October 16, 2014

Karen Knorr - Perfectly poised and magical!

A view into the creative mind of Karen Knorr

We all need a little bit of magic in our day.