I’ve been following Heather Bullard for years. In fact, I saw her in her booth at the Farm Chicks show I went to probably about four or five years ago now.
She has gorgeous design aesthetic and creativity and I’ve always looked up to her.
So you can imagine how excited I was when she announced The Academy – A Creative and Editorial Styling Event.
I jumped at the chance to go but it wasn’t the right time and then it was fully booked.
I immediately sent her an email and said please, please, please put me on a wait list.
She was so sweet she did.
I really didn’t think it would happen but I was crossing all my fingers and toes.
Then I get an email from her just before Christmas saying a spot has become available and I jumped for joy.
In May of this year, I’ll be going to Dordogne, France to attend The Academy!
During this week long event, all students will be staying in a private 13th century chateau reserved exclusively for us.
Can you imagine?
This is where we’ll be staying:
And this is what the week entails:
brocante shopping / lunch in neighboring towns like Eymet, Perigueux, Saint-Emilion / food styling session / preserve and jam making / french market days / lunch by the pool / curating your prop collection / creative styling lectures / diner en blanc / private cooking class at the chateau / editorial styling session
Lectures and sessions entail:
-benefits of creative styling for portfolios, blogs and small businesses,
– the distinct differences between creative and editorial prop styling and how they apply to you aspirations
– elements of a great shot and methods of achieving it
– fine tune your aesthetic to better represent your brand or business
– expectations o fan editorial stylist: concepts, prop hunting and logisitics
– the business side of editorial styling: bookings, invoicing, and networking
– what to include in a styling kit
and much, much more.
I cannot wait to tell you all about it when I’m back.
The best part is, I’m going as a treat to myself for my 40th birthday this year.
Perfect timing, wouldn’t you say?