Behind the Scenes: Paulie Antiques Summer Lookbook 2015

I always love to show a bit of the behind the scenes pictures from my lookbooks, so here's another round from the summer 2015 lookbook shoot styled by me! What's your favorite photograph?
  Photographs by Nathan & Sarah Adhikari
love, polly


Paulie Antiques Chicago Summer 2015 Lookbook

This was quite the crazy weekend and week. I almost can't believe I wrapped this photoshoot the next day after striking these flowers from a wedding I designed with Stephanie of Flowers by Stem. Thank you for letting us use the left over flowers, Stephanie! We had a blast! I felt a bit rusty- it's been a minute since I've styled a shoot... but like jumping on a bicycle, you don't forget these things. Hannah, Peyton and Jennifer were all such amazing sports and down for anything. As I made the flower crowns, they warmed up, touched up their make up and chatted, getting to know one another. I love bringing people together in one creative art form. I would love to one day make a shoot like this a public performance. Anyway, here are the photos, taken by (of course) Nathan Adhikari and his wife, Sarah. 
photographed by Adhikari Photography
Styled by Paulie Antiques
Models: Jennifer Shanahan, Peyton Stewart, Hannah Gottlieb-Graham, Polly Bland
Flowers c/o Flowers by Stem
love, polly

My Floral Work for Flowers By Stem

Thank you to my awesome boss Stephanie Stopka from Flowers By Stem for hiring me on this season for her weddings! Here are two weddings we set up last weekend. I made the centerpieces with her guidance. This was hardly work at all, it was all so much fun! I can't wait for our next designs, Stephanie! XO
love, polly


Outfit: You're the Cream in my Coffee

I have no idea how this is my first time making a fresh flower crown, but it is! I filled it with Baby's Breath, Yellow & White Asters and Red Ranunculus. I love the light and precious feeling it gives off, almost like a heavenly glow around the head of whomever is gracing it's presence. My boss Stephanie gave me the left over flowers to complete this crown (she knew that I needed to practice!) Thank you Stephanie! Working with you so far has been a blast! :) I'll share the floral designs I made for Stephanie soon! She runs a business called Flowers By Stem in Chicago. She's the best.
Also, I must admit with this plaid suitcase and flower crown I feel a bit like I stepped out of a modern Brigadoon. I love that play.
Outfit Details: Tights c/o We Love Colors
Skirt, Shirt & suitcase: thrifted
Shoes c/o BAIT Footwear
Fresh Flower Crown: made by me
love, polly