THE TRUE MEANING OF EVENT STYLING
If someone were to ask, say, what do I do for a living, and it’s the busy middle of the day, I would say, “I decorate kiddie parties” and leave it at that.
If, however, you caught me as the day ebbs away and in a more romantic mood, I would probably be more inclined to say, “I transport children (and adults) into a visual dream as they celebrate occasions that matter to them.”
So, what is event styling?
Why it’s magic, of course.
How else could you explain the conjuring of this scene, out of The Grand Budapest Hotel, or that twinkle in both parent’s eyes as they look upon their child in wonder?
Our version of the lobby in The Grand Budapest Hotel, color graded to deep red.
THANK YOU to Delightful Little Darlings for these images!
Quino as a very irresistible Lobby Boy. He will definitely receive generous tips from the guests!
Someone famous once said, “A change in perspective is worth 80 IQ points“. Where a person might see balloons, a grass wall, and some decor pieces scattered here and there, I see color palette, thematic composition, visual cues, mixed materials, and texture. It’s not enough that the ceiling is “filled to the brim” (in Filipino, punong-puno). What, exactly, is it filled of? Why is it filled of those things? Why to the brim? Why not just filled to just a tasteful level? What colors are they made of? Everything you put on that ceiling has to mean something.
It has to be magical, or at least almost indistinguishable from magic.
Of course, that’s just me and my unique take on the profession. It’s actually not even a “profession”, but more of a craft, a passion, a dedication.
And that, my friends, is why it’s called Party Magic, and not some other name.
3 KINDRED SPIRITS MEET
Although I have always enjoyed it when I get a chance to work with friends, it’s made extra special when those friends and I meet eye to eye on the theme! Mommy Val more specifically asked for a Wes Anderson themed party for her dear Quino, and I couldn’t be happier to oblige.
The triumvirate was completed when we were joined by Pat The Lion, Party Magic’s graphic artist, who is also a self-professed Wes Anderson fan! Needless to say no no nudging and prodding was necessary with Pat in designing the invite.
The inspiration is self-evident in the finished product:
I’d say that it’s a rather bold, unusual choice of design for an invitation (for example, the layout is definitely non-traditional), but nevertheless delightfully proportional, balanced, and aesthetically pleasing. In other words, straight out of the Wes Anderson playbook! [Read more…]