A Slumlove Shoot

In honor of the Christmas season, I wanted to share with you a recent collaboration I had with a few incredibly talented folks! A few weeks ago, I had the chance to help style a Christmas shoot for Slumlove Sweater Company. What I love most about Slumlove and their business model is that they strive to support and build a stronger infrastructure for education and a sustainable economy in one of the world's largest slums, Kibera. You can read more about them here

So... we initially had planned this epic photoshoot to take place at a local tree farm, but alas, it rained. Boo! So we rushed to figure out a good backup plan and with some amazing friends with awesome workspaces, we got to set up the photoshoot at an old meat packing plant converted into industrial/commercial space. All in all, glad everything worked out. 

In the photos from the shoot, one of my favorite elements of the table setting was the small laser-cut wood animals and trees. I thought they added a nice woodsy vibe to the overall experience. If you want your own set of woodland creatures, I found them at Crate and Barrel. The last I checked, they were on clearance, so get them while you can!

Alright, onto the good stuff...

The fresh cedar garland wrapped in twinkle lights worked well as a natural table runner.

The fresh cedar garland wrapped in twinkle lights worked well as a natural table runner.

Marshmallows, natural peppermint sticks and all things delicious.

Marshmallows, natural peppermint sticks and all things delicious.

The super tasty vegan cupcakes were made by Cathy Cake and the stunning, leather-strapped chopping board was handmade by Foreverland Goods. 

The super tasty vegan cupcakes were made by Cathy Cake and the stunning, leather-strapped chopping board was handmade by Foreverland Goods

Look at that marshmallow about to jump into a warm cup of hot cocoa...

Look at that marshmallow about to jump into a warm cup of hot cocoa...

Cheers to friends, hot cocoa, and fun times!

Cheers to friends, hot cocoa, and fun times!

Overall it was a great experience and I'm excited for the Christmas season to be upon us. Thanks for reading and I hope you're all looking forward to some fun Christmas festivities!

-M.