Kinfolk winter flowers

Kinfolk Flowers shot by Parker Fitzgerald
In January, I worked on a photoshoot in my old floral studio (ahem bedroom) that has found a home in the current volume of Kinfolk Magazine. It was the first collaboration between Parker Fitzgerald and I, and while we've created some really satisfying stories together since, this one is still the favorite. We both were quite new in the world of professional shoots at the time, and I think it set the tone for what would end up being a very creative and successful year for us. A win just out of the gate, thanks in part to Francesca and Micha who graciously let me poke them with flowers all day.
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Kinfolk Flowers shot by Parker Fitzgerald
Kinfolk Flowers shot by Parker Fitzgerald
Kinfolk Flowers shot by Parker Fitzgerald
Kinfolk Flowers shot by Parker Fitzgerald
While I was knee-deep in flowers that day, I got a phone call to style my first commercial advertising shoot. I hyperventilated a bit, and then went out for fried chicken with everyone. A practice in self-actualization that still makes me flush with unexpected happiness. It's been a great run, and while the year is nearly over, it's still only the beginning around here. I hope you spend the end of this one warm and surrounded by those you love. I'll be christmassing with my parents and new yearsing with Michael. The only thing that will be missing is a big, long hug from my sister who can't come home this year.


Open Studio Night

Open studio
Attention New Yorkers! Saturday the 15th (tomorrow!) I am having a little open studio party and wreath sale. From 4 to 7pm, we will be swilling mulled wine and hawking all kinds of Charlie Brown wreaths in Greenpoint and I really hope you can stop by. My new perfumer studiomate Julia from Nova Perfume will also be selling custom fragrance gift certificates. I'm so excited to invite you to see the space and please, bring friends (and cookies). Till tomorrow.

The Makers

My studio by Jen Causey
Today I gently placed a headdress of black callas on Anjelica Huston for a photoshoot. Do I even need to continue? She kissed BOTH my cheeks and told me she wished she had a place to wear it that night. If the Mayan calendar is correct, I will at least feel good about what I've accomplished here. If it isn't correct, yay, I'm going to LA for New Years!

Earlier in the fall Jen Causey visited the studio to take some photos and do an interview for her amazing site The Makers. I think that this is likely your first real peek into my workspace (why oh why did it take 10 months?) and I'm really excited to show you. Remember when "I prayed for a huge, prewar industrial loft to make messes in"? I finally got it.
My studio by Jen Causey
My studio by Jen Causey
My studio by Jen Causey My studio by Jen Causey
My studio by Jen Causey

There are lots more photos on her site and also an interview about my background and creative process.   Please go have a look! I'm planning on having a little open studio and holiday wreath sale after my class this Saturday the 15th here, and would like nothing more than to see your smiling face. Please mark your calendars and stay tuned for updates. Until then, kisses from Anjelica. 

Holiday shop and wreath class

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I couldn't be more thrilled to announce a little holiday project I've been working on, an online shop of ornaments, wreaths and garlands by yours truly. The quantities are quite limited as everything is made by me by hand. 


Included in the shop is a wreath-making class hosted in my Brooklyn studio on December 15th. We will be making evergreen wreaths with grapevine bases (and drinking hot, potentially boozey apple cider while we are at it.)


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All of this holiday crafting has me singing carols and drinking soy nog like a fool. Please visit the shop to see everything and sign-up for the class if you are nearby! Let's make it a merry and happy one this year.