Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Country Style...


I'm very excited to see the new issue of Country Style has hit the stand, particularly because I styled the cover - and the photograph has been taken up here in Byron Bay by the one and only Prue Ruscoe. I'm so happy with the way that the cover has turned out - and I really love the ici et la fabric that I used for our makeshift shelter. It's so bright and colourful....

34 comments:

vicki archer said...

Totally fab Shannon - the cover is gorgeous, xv

Anonymous said...

congratulations Shannon.

You did a beautiful Job
i love it

regards
Giovanna

Amanda said...

Gorgeous Shannon, can't wait to get my hands on a copy!

Congratulations! xx

Porchlight Interiors said...

It looks gorgeous Shannon - good job as usual! Tracey xx

Megan said...

wow!! it's gorgeous!!!!

Donna said...

It looks gorgeous...my fav colours. Guess it will take a while to reach our shops here in NZ.

Kirsty said...

Shannon I love this cover! I saw it in the newsagent just before and for the first time ever I wanted to purchase this mag. Gorgeous!

Styling by Coty Farquhar said...

Hi Shannon,

I am so delighted to have found your blog today through Brooke at Velvet and Linen. How silly to think that I had to go overseas to find you and your right here in Australia.

Prue Ruscoe is certainly a very clever and creative photographer. I also went to school with Prue and her sister for many years, however I never got to work with Prue with my styling and magazine work as I was heading away from Sydney when she was starting.
She was very creative at school as well.

Well done on your great cover for Country Style and I do look forward to coming back and visiting you often. I will add your link to my styling blog list.

From a fellow Aussie stylist,

Coty Farquhar

Gabrielle said...

wow it looks gorgeous. Wish i was there right now.
who does the fabric for the shade??

x from Gabrielle
http://summerpicnicwedding.blogspot.com/

Michelle said...

Yep, you can't go wrong with ici et la ticking. Always super stylish. I love the colours you've chosen.

The cover looks so inviting. You two are the dynamic duo!

LexyB said...

Congrats ... the picture has "you" written all over it! The blue, the beach and the relaxed vibe. Delightful.

Kristin said...

That is so great and well, where I wish I was today! Congratulations!

Kimberlee said...

You, Prue Ruscoe, Ici et la fabric, Country Style Mag - all my favourite things! Shannon, stunning - gosh I love the direction Country Style is heading at the moment, thank you xx

lily-g said...

When my copy arrived in the post I couldn't wait to read it. Congratulations you have done such a great job as always x

Michelle said...

Shannon,
I simply love this cover - it is so fresh and bright. The fabric is heaven too. This picture makes me want to head for the beach and relax.

Stella said...

What a beautiful looking cover. It jumped out at me at the newstand and I had to buy one. Well done.

Anonymous said...

So serene and effortless.

Congrats.
Ezabelle

MelsRosePlace said...

Lovely job Shannon - i got mine in the mail a few days ago. You must pinch yourself sometimes, you have my dream job!! I wondered where that photo was taken! Am taking the girls ( + 1 boy) down your way for a b'day picnic over the weekend..have borrowed 1 of your books from the library and am looking forward to getting stuck into it and getting some lovely ideas as a bit stuck lately. Mel xxx

Suz said...

Shan,

Finally I've figured out how to post a comment - I'm not particularly blog savvy. Spunky cover - methinks that gorgeous blue blanket looks rather familiar...

Cathy Louise said...

Thought that spot looked familiar!!! Used to catch the train from Lismore as a kid to go to Byron for the day!!! Wonderful memories!!!!!! Gorgeous cover but I know your wonderful work first hand!!!!! Luv C xxx

Shannon Fricke said...

HI Mel,
This pic was taken on White's beach - a very secluded, isolated beach up here at byron Bay. You have to walk down a couple of hundred steep steps to get there - which was tricky with bags of styling things, cameras etc. Going up was even harder!!!
sx

Eliza said...

Oh how I wish you could come to my house and style it (and me for that matter)......I love your style and so does my hubbie. Thank you!

oldflowers4me said...

i was down in sorrento yesterday with my best friend and we both brought a copy to look at over the weekend -and on monday morning over coffee we are going to talk about the page's we like the best-how cool is that.....

Camilla at home said...

Congratulations, it looks great! Have a great weekend:)

ness lockyer said...

You done such a fantastic job. I actually have it here beside me and I keep looking at that fabric...beautiful. If our home ever gets to press, I would love you to style it!!
Ness xx

Barb Fisher said...

Gorgeous. I adore Ici et La striped fabrics.

Catherine@Simply Natural said...

Such a gorgeous image you have created. I've noticed you have been doing a lot of styling for CS lately, and it is always stylish and beautiful. I'll be getting my copy of this issue shortly!

Carla said...

HI Shannon, the cover is beautiful, would love to be on that beach surrounded by the beauty. Beautiful work. Carla

Suzanne : : S.HOPtalk said...

Hi Shannon. The cover is just gorgeous. You're know you're living my dream, right? :) Your makeshift shelter is brilliant and I just love the colors you selected.

Villa Anna said...

Shannon, it's absolutely dreamy. I bought it immediately even before I discovered it was your work :)

Anna :)

Primrose said...

Such a classic issue,Shannon! It leapt off the shelf and screamed 'Mamma take me home!' I loved the article on Tracey Hocking (I always enjoy Alix Johnson's words combined with your work) And Tilba Tilba is to die for. I have long coveted a gypsy caravan to read in the back yard but sadly no space. Susan Southam's book is definitely going to end up in my collection.
I too love the direction Country Style is going in. It really makes all of us who long for tree and sea changes but live in the city drool. xx

Anonymous said...

Shannon,
I just love this cover. It looks so beautiful and inviting there on that beach. Great work.
Nadine

Jennifer Barker said...

Beautiful! We have been advertising in CS for a while, so I get sent a copy in the mail - but it hits the stands before then and this particular cover leapt out at me and I couldn't resist buying a copy. Your location looks like one of those places that once visited you want to close your eyes and go there again.
Looking forward to seeing more of your work for CS. I like where that magazine is going at the moment. It has a younger feel ...

Flotsam Friends said...

This is my favourite cover EVER!! I tried to replicate it here. http://flotsamfriends.blogspot.com/2011/08/replicating-my-favourite-magazine-cover.html
Thanks for the inspiration! Pruxxx