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Style Department – Update winter 2014-2015

January 14th, 2015

style department, food styling

Style Department stylists have been very busy working behind the scenes at some great advertising campaigns,  TV programs, POS and other commercial projects. Some of them are not live yet, so we are looking forward to seeing some of our work out there sometime soon. Other than work, our stylists have been busy on appointments and testing non-stop, when they have spare time.

Here are some updates from our stylists:

Olia Hercules

Olia Hercules shoot with photographer Lydia Whitmore. Shot at Lydia’s Eastend studio, this was a partnership made in heaven.  Props were source by both Olia and Lydia.  Living in Harringay, possibly one of the most culturally diverse borough in North London, Olia was able to find beautiful and exotic produce from local grocers for this shoot.  The results are stunning! See more of her work:Olia Hercules

Olia Hercules, Food stylist, Style Department

food styling: Olia Hercules

In the last three months Olia has food styled for Hungry House print and worked on  the TV commercial, devised recipes for Bonapeti and it’s continuing work in-house for Whirlpool. Worked on behind the scenes of BBC series The Interceptor.  More food styling for  Heathrow Airport eateries – quite a few! Olia has been writing and frequently styling for The Guardian as well as writing and shooting her delicious forthcoming cookbook Mamushka.  She was also nominated Rising Star in food 2015 by The Observer.

Laura Sawyer

Laura has also worked on TV commercial for Mobia, Magnet – watch here: Magnet

Laura Sawyer’s playful monochrome story softened with a muted pallet of pop colours, shot by Jemma Watts. Laura worked on the set and propping.Props and accessories by James UK,  the most loved Anthropologie, ever reliable department store John Lewis, beautiful and intriguing objects from Cire Trudon and Smythson. Wallpapers: Cole & Son, Designers Guild and Camengo.   Despite some logistics nightmares, like the location being too small for the furniture to go upstairs,  Laura and Jemma delivered a lovely result. To view more of  images of this shoot: Laura Sawyer

Laura Sawyer, prop stylist, Style Department, Monochrome

Monochrome story


Beautiful Winter Pastel shoot for 91 Magazine, prop and interior styling : Laura Sawyer

Laura Sawyer, Interior stylist, Style Department

Angela Boggiano

Beautiful work for Booths is just breathtaking! She was also very hands-on in choosing and organising the props. Angela’s just finished working on TVCommercial for Philadelphia. We are looking forward to seeing the results. To view more : Angela Boggiano

Angela Boggiano, Food stylist,Turkey Crown Bacon Lattice

Photo: Craig Robertson . Food styling: Angela Boggiano

Alice Adams

Alice has been busy shooting for Fiorucci foods  and their cafe style recipes with photographer Lorenzo Poli. She has also done a Pizza shoot with photographer Marie Sjoberg. To view more: Alice Adams

Fiorucci, Alice Adams, food stylist, Style Department Alice Adams, food stylist, pizza, Style DepartmentSue Townsend

Sue, very experienced home economist and food stylist,  has been working non-stop for Tesco. She has also worked on The Hellmann’s TV commercial, Iceland and a long project on Game of Thrones 5  in Ireland; series 5 is out this Spring – fantasy and period food. Very exciting and high profile projects. To view Sue’s work: Sue Townsend, food stylist

Sue Townsend, Geoff Feeney, food stylist, photographer, Style Department

photographer: Geoff Fenney . food styling: Sue Townsend


Phil Mundy

Phil’s food styled on the TV set for Chanel 4, recipe development and writing including  the shoot for Amex digital campaign, Haagen-Dazs, Quark and videos for Sainsbury’s. To view Phil’s TV and print work:Phil Mundy

Phil Mundy, Food stylist, Quark linguini, Style Department

photographer: Moe Kafer . Food stylist: Phil Mundy


Julia Azzarello

Who doesn’t like a cake for an afternoon tea? Julia Azzarello was busy shooting for Tesco Finest*  POS, InStore and packaging. here are some of her delicious food styling. For more work: Julia Azzarello

Julia Azzarello, food stylist, Tesco, Style Department Julia Azzarello, Tesco Finest, food stylist, Style Department


Laura Sawyer _ interior stylist : Winter Pastels

December 19th, 2014

Laura’s interior styling for the online  91 Magazine Laura Sawyer, Interior stylist, Food Stylist. Photography: Jemma Watts

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Prop and Set Styling

September 3rd, 2014

Laura Sawyer, Monochrome, Interior Stylist, Style Department

prop and set: Laura Sawyer, ph: Jemma Watts

A lot of preparation has to be put in place to achieve the best photographic results and to have the right prop and set stylist is imperative to achieve a fantastic result. Prop and set styling involves activities carried out to prepare objects and backgrounds prior to a photo or film shoot. It’s the responsibility of the prop stylist to figure out how they will arrange objects in order to enhance creativity and uniqueness of the project.

If you’re looking for a professional with skills in prop and set styling, you should find one with the best experience for the most amazing results.  Some people acquire their skills in props either through formal training, lots of assisting professional and established stylists and with time developing their own personal styles and approaches.

An experienced stylist understands the importance of having proper organisational skills and effectively coordinating behind the scenes activities. This is to realise perfect shots and demonstrate high standards of professional acumen and effectively relay the message to the intended audience. Many experienced and successful prop stylist professionals stumble upon their style by “accident”. Working on your own style and approach together with plenty of practice is the best way to understand how to deliver the best result.

Some food prop stylist professionals decide not to follow a set formula on food and prop styling. Creative individuals believe that ideas should be allowed to flow freely and not be “shoeboxed” into limiting oneself to specific ideas and concepts. Having your own approach and incorporating new ideas far from the ordinary is a perfect way to achieve excellent results.

When preparing props and backgrounds for food shoots, it’s good to study the client’s brief in detail to have an idea of the scene and mood that needs to be achieved. Are you looking for a vintage, modern, rustic, combinations or just plain simple design with minimal props? Have a checklist and determine whether your ideas fit within the scope and guidelines provided by the client. Becoming successful in food prop styling means that you need to find the best scenarios to enhance a dish and work towards achieving an unique scene answering a brief and brand guidelines.

The process of sourcing and buying props largely depends on the size of the production. Prop makers are usually required in order to deliver the best output. A prop stylist is usually required to visit various prop houses, shops and theatrical suppliers to buy or hire props. If you’re working on a tight budget, a good idea is to consider renting props to save costs and work within the budget restrictions provided. Always taking into account all the logistics involved in the delivery.

An interior stylist works to ensure that every still life image that appears in editorials, press platforms, advertising, TV, and feature films is top notch and appealing. They have a special ‘eye’ to place ornaments, furniture and extra props on a set that it’s creative and pleasing to the camera. This task requires much more than an eye for style and requires professionals to be proficient in trend forecasting, sourcing props, contractor booking and finding suitable locations, working out logistics.  Having a good relationships throughout the industry to get that special prop for the right project is of upmost importance.

Prop and set styling requires people who know they have a good taste and can convert these skills into use in an atmosphere that requires expertise. We can help with prop and set styling.

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Style Department : Update January 2014

January 26th, 2014

Here are some new work from our artists.

We  are so thrilled to have been busy with new and repeated clients.

We are thankful and looking forward to the New Year.

Alice Adams

new still work and Tropical Sun TV commercial

Alice Adams, food stylist

Alice Adams, food stylist

Sue Townsend

glorious baking for Ford campaign and The Taste UK trailer

Sue Townsend, food stylist, Ford

Julia Azzarello 

Advertising work for Sony, the perfect baking

Julia Azzarello, food stylist, Sony

Julia Azzarello, food stylist, Sony

Phil Mundy

delicious food styling for Haagen Dazs worldwide campaign

Phil Mundy, food stylist, Haagen-Dazs

Camilla Baynham

food styling for Waitrose

waitrose, Camilla Baynham, food stylist

Laura Sawyer
beautiful work for The White Company, interiors, set and props

White Compnay, Laura Sawyer, prop stylist

Laura Sawyer, prop stylist, White Company



















Laura Sawyer, prop styling for The Guardian /Naomi Campbell shoot

September 10th, 2013

Stunning new work by Laura Sawyer, interiors and prop styling for the Guardian, Naomi Campbell wears some of this season’s best new looks in a Hitchcock-inspired shoot. ph: Gustavo Papaleo

4 Naomi Standing & Chair 3 Naomi in the shadows 2 Naomi Sofa