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This is literally one of the best times of year for botanical foraging. If you live in a more suburban or remote area, it’s likely that you’ll have a lot more variety when you head out to forage for botanical elements– but seeing as I’m in Los Angeles, the second most densely-populated city in the United States of America, I think these pictures are proof enough that botanical foraging can be highly successful even in the most urban of settings. A few blossoming branches, a handful of fresh lavender from the plants by my front door, some purple-hued foliage from a potted plant, and a few more bits of foliage from neighborhood bushes, and I have everything I need to create some sweet little super-springy arrangements for my home. Perhaps next week I’ll venture further afield: I saw jasmine vine growing over a fence in a parking lot the other day, and there’s masses of bougainvillea in the alley behind my housing complex. What have you found in your botanical-foraging expeditions???

Images | Styling | Floral Design by Lauryl Lane.

I recently had the opportunity to design and style the florals for a product shoot at a stunning private residence in Malibu. The star of the show was the custom fragrance bar created by Courtney of Ka-Mil-Yin. After our shoot wrapped, Courtney demonstrated how she conducts private parties providing custom fragrances for the guests, by designing fragrances for each of the ladies on set. I ended up with a scent that I just can’t get enough of- my own “signature” fragrance of orange, fig, sandalwood and white tea. I can hardly wait until I have the opportunity to hire Courtney for my own fĂȘte! As always, it was a pleasure to work with Summer Watkins, my favorite fellow-stylist by far, and I cannot rave enough about Jen Huang, who creates total magic with her camera. I don’t know that my floral designs have ever looked more ethereal!

CREDITS | Photography: Jen Huang | Custom Perfume Bar: Ka-Mil-Yin | Styling: Summer Watkins | Botanical Styling: Lauryl Lane | Hair & Makeup: Amy Clarke | Calligraphy Labels: Cherish Paperie.

wintery wedding photoshoot | centerpiece

Images by Sara Hasstedt. Florals by Lauryl Lane.

winter wedding photoshoot | tablescape

Image by Sara Hasstedt. Florals | Styling by Lauryl Lane.

Serendipity Cover

Last week, I finally got my hands on a copy of the Serendipity magazine’s Summer 2010 issue. I did concept design, styling and florals for a photo shoot for the magazine, inspired by the film (500) Days of Summer. I shared photos from the incredible Sarah Yates here. It’s so fun to see the final print version after months of planning and preparation! Please pick up your own copy today and help support the print magazine industry!

Pretty, pretty, huh? I might have some shots of my own to share soon… ;-)

Lauryl Lane is a Creative Director and Floral, Food and Prop Stylist designing for editorials, ads, commercials, film, weddings and events. Lauryl blogs about her daily life, her work, and her many interests; such as art, design, fashion, flowers, literature, theatre, tea, food and travel.

Above images by Bonnie Tsang.