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November 22, 2013  in food styling, interior styling

Styling Sania Pell, Photography Helen Cathcart for The Observer and John Lewis

These images are from my recent work for The Observer that appeared in last Sunday’s publication. They are from Part 1 of a Christmas Celebrations feature in The Observer Food Monthly and sponsored by leading UK high street retailer John Lewis. I selected all the products featured in the shots from the John Lewis Oxford Street store and their extensive online shop and mixed them with bespoke touches and wrapped gifts that I had made beforehand. The images were taken by talented photographer Helen Cathcart who I worked with on location to create the shots.

Styling Sania Pell, Photography Helen Cathcart for The Observer and John Lewis

There were two stories within the feature. The first was “Make & Bake” to showcase the great cook and bakeware at John Lewis. Chrissie Holden who assisted me on the shoot made the mince pies and biscuits so beautifully.

You can read the full Make & Bake article and see other images now over on The Guardian Online. If you want to know what any of the products featured are the click on the main image on that page and you can see the product names and prices.

Styling Sania Pell, Photography Helen Cathcart for The Observer and John Lewis

Styling Sania Pell, Photography Helen Cathcart for The Observer and John Lewis

Styling Sania Pell, Photography Helen Cathcart for The Observer and John Lewis

It was followed by “Dressed to Impress” – ideas on how to style your festive table. I embellished mini napkin holders and wrapped glasses with fabric as candle holders and mixed with their own birch church candles. You can also read this full story on The Guardian Online’s website – have a look, I would love to know what you think.

Styling Sania Pell, Photography Helen Cathcart for The Observer and John Lewis

Styling Sania Pell, Photography Helen Cathcart for The Observer and John Lewis

The dark, rich and moody image above is one of may favourites from the shoot. The image below has plates and dishes piled high as if  mid-process of setting the table, the one in the magazine was much more elaborate.

Styling Sania Pell, Photography Helen Cathcart for The Observer and John Lewis

You can read the full John Lewis Cook Christmas feature here – with lots of images, ideas, tips, recipes and a competition to win a cookery class and a set of copper cookware!

Part 2 of this story will be in The Observer on Sunday December 8th so pick up a copy to read more.

I hope you enjoy looking at the images. Have a look at Helen’s fab food, travel and lifetsyle photography in her online portfolio here and Helen also has a food-related blog called Helly Belly.

There is no denying it is the beginning of the festive season and time to start preparing to eat, drink and be merry!

 

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6 Comments

  1. oh Sania! your work is always SO inspiring to me!!!
    you are trluy gifted!! much love!

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  3. Sarah says:

    So beautiful- the food looks delicious and the photographs are wonderful- truly inspiring 😉

  4. Silvia says:

    These images are stunning. So so beautiful. x

  5. Really nice styling and photography. Great work!

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Sania Pell freelance interior stylist London.

Sania Pell is a freelance interior stylist, creative director and consultant based in London. She is a Contributing Stylist at Elle Decoration magazine, with whom she has worked for over 18 years, and is known for bringing a unique aspect to photographic shoots for national publications, leading international brands and retailers as well as style consultancy for top architecture practices and property development companies. She is the author of best-selling book The Homemade Home and The Homemade Home for Children. A trained, former textile designer, Sania is also involved in many multi-disciplinary creative projects.

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