Personal Visual Stories: A Styling Project

2 July 2013 0


Styling: Myself

Last week I presented you my styling for the Danish design brand &tradition in the Norm studio in Copenhagen HERE. I also shared small teasers of my fellow bloggers’ works, but today I want to share their works in more detail here as promised. Even though we all styled in the same studio with the same set of products and props, I think that everyone of us created a very personal vignette that tells an individual visual story. Judge for yourself and see the eight styling vignettes in detail here. 

Styling: Nina / Stylizimo

Styling: Gerard / Walnut Grey Design

Styling: Anna / La Maison d’Anna G.

Styling: Agata / I Like Design

Styling: Desiree / Vosges Paris

Styling: Emma / Emmas Designblogg

Styling: Allan / Bungalow5

Which vignette speaks the most to you? Please tell me and I would love to learn WHY this certain vignette speaks to you! I think this ‘personal trigger’ is the essence of every successful styling job. Thank you for sharing!

P.S. Next Tuesday we are back to the regular ‘Why This Room Caught My Eye’ series.

Photography by Rune LundΓΈ

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  • Reply KATJA/ NEOVIA HOUSE 2 July 2013 at 06:50

    Nice styling! I like the first and last pictures most, because they teases one to think – they tell a small story. The first picture is nice with the pink cord leading to the word happy (and one starts to question – what makes me happy?). The last picture is very powerful, but I am not sure if it is sending positive or negative vibes.
    The rest of the pictures are all beautiful, but they present only “things”.

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 2 July 2013 at 06:53

      Excellent remarks, Katja! I’m intrigued about the way people perceive stylings. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

  • Reply stefi b. 2 July 2013 at 08:13

    i agree with katja – i also like the first and the last one the most. the first one because of pink as a highlight. a contrast to all the grey. and the last one because having a human being on a pic makes it more vivid although the colours are dark and similar.

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 2 July 2013 at 08:51

      Good points, Stefi! As for colours, I couldn’t help but use the one colour that was available:-) and I share your point regarding people in styling shots – it adds a dimension to the entire storytelling.

  • Reply Gerard @WalnutGrey 2 July 2013 at 10:02

    I’d hire every one of these stylists πŸ˜‰

    I identify most with my own pic (go figure). In my head I had ‘Monocle Man’… having arrived back at his apartment, Monocle Man punctiliously rests his bag, copy of Monocle and iPad on the Hoof table, removing and placing his glasses and headphones. It’s really about a guy arriving home to his beautiful abode. Now maybe I could have improved this image by actually being in the image or using another guy for the image.

    I think that with styling the viewer needs to look for a story or make one up for themselves. Of course there needs to be that initial connection… maybe with the space, a word, person, product or colour et cetera. I can see why both ‘happy’ in pink and Allan lying as he is will draw the eye. I also like to see people in styling pics.

    Thank you Igor πŸ™‚

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 2 July 2013 at 10:16

      I can absolutely relate to your great styling, Gerard (not only because of my bag there:-)). I love the connection if a styling to the mundane of our lives – something that will tell me this could be me, this could be my home. And consequently it would inspire me either to change something at home, buy the product or to the least consider my home styling with more attention.

  • Reply a-petit 2 July 2013 at 10:41

    some time ago, I didn’t understand styling pojects, but now … after my blog adventure I love to watch picture like this! Oh, I saw, that thre is also polish accent πŸ™‚ from Agata. So nice to see!

    ok, now my opinion, the last picture: absolutely ” fallen but stil life” :)))
    I like Gerards composition for that severe and varied background, but also your stylization looks nice for pink deails and lovelu washi tape :)))

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 2 July 2013 at 12:22

      Thank you for your thoughts! And yes, we had a good international styling flavour here including a Polish note!

  • Reply julia I mintlametta 2 July 2013 at 10:49

    the first one, because it connects various parts of styling -> fashion (the jacket), architecture (this plain and industrial style of the room/the metal line at the wall), interiour (the stool, the cup and also the books) and of cause because of the pink that can be found at the happy/book/lamp and that is a perfect contrast to the white/grey/black * julia

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 2 July 2013 at 12:25

      Great, Julia! I feel flattered! I really love that you analyzed all pieces separately and highlighted them!

  • Reply Cyndi Murdoch 2 July 2013 at 13:29

    Because of our tremendous heatwave – I immediately zeroed in on the fan. I like the way it is a study in soft curves & round shapes.

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 2 July 2013 at 14:50

      Well observed, Cyndi! I really like Desiree’s styling, it looks like out of a magazine!

  • Reply Sandra von 3-ZKB 2 July 2013 at 14:46

    Nice styling. I have one word in mind: harmony. And I laughed out loud when I saw the last picture. πŸ˜€

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 2 July 2013 at 14:52

      Haha, the last pic is the blogger harmony overkill:-))

  • Reply A-Smile-Style 2 July 2013 at 17:08

    Lieber Igor,
    ich möchte mich nicht entscheiden – ich kann nur sagen: genau aus diesem Grund Blogge ich und stöbere so wahnsinnig gerne auf anderen Blogs …. so viele verschiedene Menschen, und jeder hat seinen eigenen Style – jedes dieser Bilder ist toll! So einzigartig wie jeder Mensch ist, so einzigartig sind auch diese Styles mit super Details…. Bilder mit Maskingtapes, die Brille auf dem Tisch oder die Glühbirne der Stapel Bücher daneben (ich bin Detailverliebt) – I love it all.
    Ganz liebe Grüße Anja

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 2 July 2013 at 19:11

      Du hast vollkommen recht, Anja, und ich teile Deine Meinung! Das beste hier ist, dass ich die Blogger ja alle persönlich kenne, die diese Stylings gemacht haben und es ist tatsächlich so, dass jedes Styling dem Charakter des Bloggers ziemlich genau entspricht!

  • Reply caroline @trend-daily 2 July 2013 at 21:07

    Wow-how fantastic are all of these! You guys had such an amazing time! First off Igor-brilliant styling Igor-congratulations! They really are all so great in different ways, but I particularly like those by Anna, Gerard and Allan for the sheer wit of it all-very Tracey Emin! πŸ™‚

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 2 July 2013 at 21:21

      Thanks for your feedback, Caroline. I was a bit challenged as I’m not used to making my own styling vignettes out of my home. And now I have to look up for Tracey Emin:-)

  • Reply Stian N. Moen 2 July 2013 at 22:01

    I love all the photos, number 2 are my favorite! πŸ™‚

    Best regards
    Stian N. Moen / Noreen Interior

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 2 July 2013 at 22:03

      Thanks for your vote, Stian! Nina’s styling is beautiful indeed!

  • Reply Tim 2 July 2013 at 22:03

    I honestly can’t pick one! Love the shots of hot pink in your vignette and I love all the other ones as well. They all look so good and I just loved the one by Allan … just put a smile to my face.

    thanks for sharing Mr. and so jealous of your fun at Copenhagen!

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 2 July 2013 at 22:05

      Actually, Allan hasn’t done the styling, he was just so dead tired of us that he broke down on the set LOL Of course, I am joking:-)

  • Reply Justina Blakeney 2 July 2013 at 23:31

    This is SO MUCH FUN! I love to see all of the ‘same same but different’ styling jobs. I LOVE your pops of pink and my other favorite is Anna’s–I love how casual hers is. FUN!

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 2 July 2013 at 23:37

      Thank you, Justina!! I too like the fact that we worked with the same materials and yet every style tells another story. Thanks for the compliment – I once did a styling course by a pro and learned heaps;-))

  • Reply Chedva 3 July 2013 at 07:30

    I love what you did there, Igor! As Katja said, you told a whole story with these few items. And I loved the last one, too.

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 3 July 2013 at 09:05

      Thank you Chedva! I really fell happy about the outcome and positive feedback here!

  • Reply tina @ colourliving 3 July 2013 at 09:41

    Enjoyed them all, really!

    Favs are yours, Gerards, Anna & Emma for all different reasons.
    Well done to the lot of you:-)

  • Reply LatteLisa LisaHjalt 4 July 2013 at 15:49

    This is me catching up a bit!

    Funny, I saw that top photo, saw the words ‘happy’ and thought to myself, this is so Igor! I didn’t notice the caption under the photo before I started browsing.

    I’m going to speak frankly and taking the risk of probably sounding negative, which is not my intention. I was scrolling down and honestly felt a bit bored. It has nothing to do with the work of those who did the styling; it’s about this not being my thing and the images maybe having a cold quality to them (I’m all about summer blossoms, roses and gardens these days!). So when I reached the bottom photo, the work of Allan, it was such a wonderful surprise that I totally fell for it. So with the greatest respect for everyone involved, Allan gets my vote πŸ˜‰

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 4 July 2013 at 22:11

      I agree that Allan’s work stands out as he used himself as part of it:-) The cold vibe of the pics is of course mainly rooted in the brand’s visual identity and matches the desired aesthetics. But I agree, it’s not everybody’s cup of tea. As you see, I had to sneak in a bit of colour myself:-)

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