Behind the Scenes: Four Seasons of Styling
Dutch Still Life Winter - Bandrowski

Well, this is long overdue… Back in August Kat McEachern interviewed me for Rue Daily. I had the chance to talk about my approach to styling and how I developed the concept and executed the styling for Melanie Abrantes’s Winter 2018 collection. The Dutch Still Life inspired shoot was photographed by the ever talented Melanie Riccardi.

How did the idea for this shoot get started?

The concept for an art themed shoot came from Melanie Abrantes. She had been intrigued by the idea of having me recreate recognizable masterworks through styling. We met at the farmers market earlier this summer to talk through the idea and while we stood at a fruit stand over these vibrant yellow watermelon slices we came to the mutual thought of Dutch still lives. The notion came to us while surrounded by these gorgeous locally grown fruits and vegetables and while looking around I thought let’s modernize the still life and make it personal to your life experience. We talked through the events and rituals that for Melanie are reminiscent of each season. The idea was both collaborative and really personal which allowed for each season to become very representational. The overall process of bringing an idea to reality – whether it be for a photograph, interior or even a film for me is creatively very satisfying.

To read the full interview on Rue Daily and to see some behind the scenes photos of the shoot follow this link


Client - Melanie Abrantes Designs
Photographer - Melanie Riccardi
Art Director and Stylist - Genevieve Bandrowski
Interview By - Kat McEachern

Genevieve Bandrowski
Country Living - 40th Anniversary Issue
Country Living - 40th Anniversary Issue

What an amazing opportunity to be a part of this epic cover shoot assisting art director and lead stylist, Bianca Sotelo.

This 3 day shoot was filled with so many new experiences, from learning how to operate a scissor lift, to getting a cow to look at the camera, to building and installing hundreds of honeycombs that we strung up both inside and outside of the barn. There were so many unforgettable moments spent with some truly kind and inspiring creatives. Thanks to Country Living Magazine for having us celebrate 40 years!

The added delight of this shoot was our location - set in the gorgeous rolling hills of rural Pasa Robles, CA. The barn was located at Hammersky Vineyards which was set amongst their sprawling vineyards. Under the shade of old growth Oak trees we were able to enjoy both the breathtaking view as well as their refeshing wine.  I truly could not have had a better time. 

Country Living - 40th Anniversary Issue

The best prop on the shoot was, of course, LUCY - the gorgeous milking cow that was brought in exclusively for the photoshoot. 

Country Living - 40th Anniversary Issue

Country LivinG
 40th Anniversary Cover

Client - Country Living Magazine
Photographer - David Tsay
Art Director and Stylist - Bianca Sotelo  / Assistant Stylist - Genevieve Bandrowski
Producer and  Photo Editor  - Kate Philips