Behind the Scenes: I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY

80s-v-day-49As I mentioned here, Piccadilly recently had the opportunity to partner with another awesome DC-based events company, JBC Events to throw the coolest 80s dance party to celebrate Valentine’s Day. We had so much fun working with them and coming up with crazy, fun styling for the evening.JBC Events - 80s Valentines - Red (2)

My wonderful friend Erica, from Erica Baker Photography joined us as we set up for the evening and took some fun detail shots of the setup process. I thought you might enjoy them too!

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Photo credit : Erica Baker Photography

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Weekly Inspiration l 1-9-15

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I love this soft color palette.  Who says peach has to be springy. I love it coupled with the cool black & white and gray tones. It’s very peaceful. Life is just peachy!

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Behind-the-Scenes : New Year’s Eve Supper Club @ Malmaison

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The Piccadilly Creative team had the privilege of partnering with one of my favorite restaurants in DC, Malmaison, to style their New Year’s Eve Supper Club. It was such a beautiful and magical evening.

We went with a Great Gatsby-esque theme complete with art deco details, palm fronds, a live swing band and quite a bit of mercury glass. That coupled with the old world charm of the restaurant made for a truly memorable start to 2015.

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You can see all of the photos from the actual event on Piccadilly’s Facebook page.  While you’re there, would you mind taking a minute to like our page?

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Hi Emily!

I thought it’d be fun to share a few of the behind-the-scenes photos of the Piccadilly team setting up that one of our favorite photographers, John Jacks, from the Piccadilly Little Black Book took. Thanks Jacks!

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 “And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been.”  

– Rainer Maria Rilke

 

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Piccadilly Happy Hour

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It’s been a little while since I checked with an update on what’s been happening with my business, Piccadilly.  If you’re new around here, Piccadilly Creative is a Washington, D.C. based boutique firm specializing in event styling and coordination, prop and product styling and creative consulting. I re-launched the business in September of this year with the help of some of my besties (aka the Piccadilly team).  It’s been quite the fun roller coaster and probably the main reason I haven’t been so chatty on this site over the past few months.

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A few weeks ago, we hosted our first Piccadilly Happy Hour as a chance to connect with the awesome peeps in our community and share our vision for the company as well as a bit of sparkle!

It was a huge success! We had so many friends, old and new, come out and it really was such a blast!  On top of that we were overwhelmed by the generosity of some of our fellow entrepreneurs in donating their incredible products for a raffle to support the A21 Campaign.  A.E. Landes Photography, DeNada Design, Kicheko Goods, Pies & Petals and StartCloseIn Styling all donated amazing items for the event. (psst…If you’re anything like me and still trying to finish your Christmas shopping you should definitely check out their offerings)

On top of that, how great are all these photos?  Our friend, the very cool Matt Hyson of Prismatic Photography, took all these photos to make sure we captured every bit of fun that took place.

I am beyond grateful to everyone that came out.  THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!  This is just the beginning of the fun that’s to come.  Thanks for the support, encouragement, hand-holding, cheering, hugs, and basically jumping into this adventure head first with us.

I think you’re pretty cool.

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p.s. You can see a TON more photos by liking our page on Facebook.

 

 

 

The Dream Team

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Starting a business is crazy.  Starting a business with friends is crazy FUN! I’m convinced that friends make everything better. I am have been HUGELY blessed to start this adventure with some of the most incredible women I have ever had the privilege of meeting.

They have cheered me on…coached me through numerous challenges…shared their wisdom…encouraged me in low points…celebrated with me… put up with my crazy…made me laugh until I couldn’t breathe…and a day doesn’t go by that I’m not overwhelmed with gratitude that they’ve each agreed to come along on this crazy adventure as part of the Piccadilly Creative team.

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These women are each amazing in their own right. Creative, inspiring, beautiful, fun, talented and just enough crazy to know they belong on the team. 🙂

Ashlynn is an incredible combination of organization and creativity.  She continually amazes me with her ability to communicate with grace and ease.  She makes every day brighter.

Janelle is joy personified.  Her very being inspires you to dream. She is an encourager, an artist and a beauty.  Everything she touches becomes more beautiful.

Emily is amazing.  Sweet and soft-spoken, her witty sense of humor cracks me up on the reg. She can take anything and make a masterpiece out of it. Her eye for beauty and skill for creating always leave me a little bit in awe.

Bethany is my BFF. Her laugh is contagious.  Her hope and conviction inspiring. She can organize even the biggest mess and always does so with the most brilliant smile.

Tanya is my sister from another mister.  When we met it was if we’d been friends forever. Her love for people constantly inspires me. She has the uncanny ability to get the job done and make it you feel like it was a party in the process.

You can read more about each of them on the Piccadilly website.

I’m so grateful to be on this adventure with each of them.  Here’s to many more exciting adventures to come!Cheers

I love us.

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All photos provided courtesy of Mary Evans Photography.

WSP: Feathers & Flower Crowns

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This weekend was full and oh-so-wonderful!  Any time that flower crowns and baseball games meet is a-ok with me.  This weekend included… bright blue skies and stunning sunrises and sunsets (I saw both multiple times)… a trip to my happy place aka the floral warehouse… quality time with people that have I adore and make my world so much more sparkly.

I kicked the weekend off with prop styling and prep for the Beautiful You Photoshoot with my beautiful friend Emily of Either/Or Design.  She’s also part of the Piccadilly Creative team and I am constantly blown away by her creativity and ability to turn what could otherwise be ordinary objects into a work of art.  We made made flower crowns and played in a tent.  It was basically the best time I’ve had since I was 10!  Oh, and did I mention she has the cutest puppy ever?!?!

This weekend also included a first for me… watching a Nats game from a suite… guys, OMG, you guys… I’m ruined for watching a game any other way.  Talk about being spoiled!  It was such a fun night with the best roomies in the world.  #sportsandsparkles

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Saturday I had the privilege of working with the Piccadilly Creative team to style the annual Beautiful You photoshoot.  If you haven’t checked out Beautiful You yet, I can’t recommend them enough. It’s an incredible group committed to seeing women understand their value, pursue their dreams and step into their purpose.  What a privilege to work with them!  They’re also an incredibly creative group and getting to spend the day creating and capturing beauty with them was an absolute blast.  On top of that we got to work with one of our favorite photographers from Piccadilly’s Little Black Book, John Jacks.  The shots he captured are mind-blowing. Can’t wait to show you.  These are just a few that I captured on my iPhone.

 I hope your weekend was just as inspiring and beauty-filled!

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Piccadilly Website Launch!

It’s finally the here! The day I’ve been dreaming of and we’ve been working towards.  Today we launch the new Piccadilly brand and website.PC_logo

 

In case you were wondering….

PICCADILLY IS A WASHINGTON, D.C. BASED BOUTIQUE FIRM SPECIALIZING IN EVENT STYLING AND COORDINATION, PROP AND PRODUCT STYLING AND CREATIVE CONSULTING.

Our mission is to bring fun and sparkle to every creative venture by providing unforgettable customer service, connection to cause and by#crushingit consistently.

 

You can read more by visiting the new website at www.piccadilly-creative.com

(Photo Credit: Mary Evans)

The Piccadilly team celebrated the launch this past weekend.  Aren’t these photos fun?

Now go check out the new site!

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Weekly Inspiration : 9-12-14

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This week has been filled with all things Piccadilly as we gear up for the launch of the new brand and site.  I am soooo freakin excited to share it all with you! In the meantime, here’s a few Piccadilly-inspired details to hold you over.

B&W + Gold + Splashes of Pink & Sparkle

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