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A mother daughter picnic at Salubria, Virginia by Thuy Minh Hussey

In France, we love picnics, even in Paris! We love getting together with friends and family for coffee or a bite, and when Spring's here, it's so nice to lay a blanket in a grassy area, with some good wine, cheese, bread and a plate of charcuterie (I know it seems cliché, but it's true!).

Catherine from Davis and Main Style loves the concept of a picnic too, and created this family friendly setting, with some beautiful touches and outfits, like her daughter Elliot's whimsical waist cape and body suit.

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Elliot loved those macaroons from  Cassis .

Elliot loved those macaroons from Cassis.

Vendors credits:

Styling:  Davis and Main Style | Flowers:  Good Earth Flowers | Photography: Instant de Vie Photography | Macaroons: Cassis | Jeweler: DND Jewelers | Outfits: Xaria and Co, Little Posh Co, Anthropologie and Joy Joy | Toys: La Lovie and Moulin Roty | Film Scans: Photovisions | Venue: Salubria

 

Opposites attract: a trendy look in a classic venue by Thuy Minh Hussey

I love the idea that opposites attract! To illustrate this concept, this trendy Justin Alexander bridal gown was the perfect choice as it contrasted with the classic look of Salubria plantation. Catherine from Davis and Main Style chose soft waves for the hairstyle, but with a twist, by adding a few braids on one side. The traditional preferred gemstone for engagement rings tend to be a diamond. But in this case, Catherine and I decided on picking something more unexpected with a gorgeous emerald ring, while the ring setting still gave it a traditional look.

Vendors credits:

Stylist: Davis and Main Style

Florist: Good Earth Flowers

Bridal boutique: Ava Laurenne Bride

Dress designer: Justin Alexander

Child's dress: Tutu du monde

Jeweler: DND Jewelers

Venue: Salubria

Photo lab: PhotoVisions

 

Photo shoot in northeast Iceland by Thuy Minh Hussey

One of the reasons why I went to Iceland was to learn from the amazing international film photographer D'Arcy Benincosa, from marketing to photography tips, but really, also getting some life lessons :).
I was incredibly lucky to be part of this journey, and I just couldn't believe that I was actually in Iceland (in Grundarfjordur to be exact), shooting in this breathtaking landscape with models wearing dresses just as beautiful as they were!

Event: The Path Workshop by D'Arcy Benincosa
Stylist: Augusta Cole
Dresses: Maria Luisa Rabell
Makeup: Fanney Makeup Artist
Models: Bryndis Lif and Klara Solsig

La Rêverie, a styled shoot on film by Thuy Minh Hussey

The inspiration for this shoot was La Rêverie, a painting by Renoir of Jeanne Samary, an actress of the Comédie Française. I love this painting, because of its bright colors, and Jeanne had such an innocent look in her eyes, I feel drawn to her portrait each time I see it. I love how simple it is, the focus is just on her.

The talented contributors were Davis and Main Style as the stylist, modeling by Catherine Van Wingerden, dress by Manon, Créatrice, Calligraphy and paper goods by Han Writing, ribbon by Silk and Willow, and film scans by Photovision.