memory lane
Posted in interiors February 1st, 2008 by piablog


I was flicking through Geoff Lung’s fabo new f8 photo library the other day and came across an image that brought an instant smile to my face. It was this one you see above, and it was one of my first ever prop styling jobs. It was a few years ago now, but I still remember how anxious I was, hoping I had found satisfactory props – had I collected too much, too little, had I understood the brief correctly, were my colour choices right… going into the most exquisite stores in Sydney and introducing myself as a ‘stylist’ for the first time, hoping the staff would oblige and lend me their beautiful pieces. I barely slept the night before this shoot, for not only was I anxious about getting the right props, I was so excited to be meeting and working with one of my all-time favourite photographers: Petrina Tinslay. This photograph brings it all back to me. It was such an exciting shoot, I was absolutely wrapped with the results and everyone seemed thrilled with my finds. It was alot of fun working with the Vogue Entertaining + Travel team, and having worked a number of times since with Petrina she still remains to be one of my all-time favourites.

I’m sure I still have this spread somewhere back in Sydney so next time I am there I will try to find it for you, it was quite a beautiful story.

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  1. all the best says

    Sheer perfection! I love it!!!! I have added your beautiful blog to my blogroll.

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  2. Marissa says

    How sweet and exciting is your recollection? You are quite talented, and I enjoy seeing some of your process!

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  3. lynne says

    and such a beautiful setting you made!
    styling is great fun – but hard work too!

    February 1st, 2008 | #

  4. Anna Spiro says

    Pia, this is SO beautiful!


    February 2nd, 2008 | #

  5. beth says

    Love the white and the mismatched Louis chairs. Beautiful!

    February 2nd, 2008 | #

  6. marie says

    i love the sequins thrown over that old chair
    it must be so so fun doing this pia!

    February 2nd, 2008 | #

  7. Chelsea says

    It’s a lovely photo, you did a marvelous job.

    February 2nd, 2008 | #

  8. All Things Bright and Beautiful says

    Oh my Goodness Pia – you have WORKED with THE Petrina Tinslay.

    Ladies – you have no idea what company we keep here.

    You have no idea.


    oh my goodness

    February 3rd, 2008 | #

  9. Pia says

    thank you everyone! i am really happy you all like it, i will try to find the whole story and scan it when I am back in Sydney for you, I think you will like the rest of it too. xx

    Felicity, you are funny, I knew you’d like this one! Petrina and I worked alot together while i was in Syndey, I’ll have to try to dig up a few more for you as I know how much you love her work.

    February 3rd, 2008 | #

  10. Fay says

    Great room….simple and inviting… loving it,,, FAy

    February 21st, 2008 | #

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