FWTX Spring Shoot April 2016, how to be a fashion style for a magazine


That Time I was a Stylist for Fort Worth Texas Magazine // April Issue



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Happy Monday Y’all! Hope everyone had a fabulous weekend!

Last month, I was working on a “secret” project and I am SO EXCITED to finally unveil it! I was SO honored and privileged to work with the Fort Worth Texas Magazine team to help style their April Spring Fashion Story. {Insert “ah hand” emoji here!!!} When I received the email from the editor, my eyes were in disbelief. Mr. S told me that I had to SAY YES!! Gulp. I’ve never styled for a magazine, only for myself and the blog. I was very honest with Kendall, and she still let me work with the crew!! #happydancexonemillion

If you follow on Snapchat, then you saw all of the fun happenings during the surrounding days of the photo shoot. If you missed out, I saved a few and shared a “Behind the Scenes” album on my facebook page.

With further ado, here are the pictures from the photo shoot currently on stands now! Check out the full article on Fort Worth Texas Magazine!


THEORY light poplin blouse, $235, Neiman Marcus Fort Worth
CO Cropped culotte pant in silver, $850, Neiman Marcus Fort Worth
AQUAZZURA Firenze suede lipstick heel, $785, Neiman Marcus Fort Worth
JOSE & MARIA BARRERA earrings, $440, Neiman Marcus Fort Worth


RACHEL ZOE honor tassel leather jacket, $1,195, Pax & Parker
JOIE porcelain tank, $28, Neiman Marcus Fort Worth
JENNI KAYNE wide leg pant, $345, You Are Here
VALENTINO stripe wedge, $695, Neiman Marcus Fort Worth
OSCAR DE LA RENTA tassel earrings, $396, Neiman Marcus Fort Worth
SWEET ANNIE DESIGNS 14k-gold 3-layer short necklace, $240, Pax & ParkerFWTXSpringShootApril2016-3

ERIN erin fetherston ivory cover, $195, Neiman Marcus Fort Worth
BROCHU WALKER esdey tank, $299, You Are Here
JOIE suede skirt, $498, Neiman Marcus Fort Worth
AQUAZZURA Firenze suede lipstick heel, $785, Neiman Marcus Fort Worth
JOSE & MARIA BARRERA earrings, $415, Neiman Marcus Fort Worth


ERIN erin fetherston sunset cocktail dress, $355, Neiman Marcus Fort Worth
JIMMY CHOO polka-dot latte mix heel, $795, Neiman Marcus Fort Worth
Janice Brouse, turquoise coin and tassel necklace, $220, You Are Here
Farah, gray tassel necklace, $70, You Are Here
Alexis Bittar bracelets, $285, $195, $225, Neiman Marcus Fort Worth


REBECCA TAYLOR lemon dress, $895, Neiman Marcus Fort Worth
STUART WEITZMAN white vachetta wedge, $565, Neiman Marcus Fort Worth
LULU FROST earrings, $225, Neiman Marcus Fort Worth
ALEXIS BITTAR bracelets, $285, $195, $225, Neiman Marcus Fort Worth


LAFAYETTE 148 NEW YORK red shirt, $198, Neiman Marcus Fort Worth
ALICE & OLIVIA by Stacey Bendet black multicolor fringe skirt, $798, Neiman Marcus Fort Worth
MARISSA WEBB sand heels, $398, You Are Here
NEST labradorite necklace, $395, Neiman Marcus Fort Worth

PIAZZA SEMPIONE teal blouse, $920, Neiman Marcus Fort Worth
PIAZZA SEMPIONE teal pant, $530, Neiman Marcus Fort Worth
ULLA JOHNSON bordeaux suede heel, $475, You Are Here
PANACEA necklace, $90, Neiman Marcus Fort Worth


MARISSA WEBB botanic tuxedo blazer, $550, You Are Here
JOIE knit tank, $28, Neiman Marcus Fort Worth
KOCH navy pant, $264, You Are Here
AQUAZZURA Firenze Mondrian blue heel, $750, Neiman Marcus Fort Worth
BADGLEY MISCHKA mint gold necklace, $148, Neiman Marcus Fort Worth
SWEET ANNIE DESIGNS 14k-gold 3-layer short necklace, $240, Pax & Parker




STYLING | Kendall Louis and Samantha Stewart

HAIR AND MAKEUP | Taylor Coleman and Yolivet Macias with Lemongrass Salon

STARRING | Isabel and Talisa

LOCATION | Home of Anne and Johnny Langdon, listed by Talia Lydwick of Williams Trew

CLOTHES | Neiman Marcus Fort Worth, Pax and Parker, You are Here

It’s crazy to see the end results on an eight-page spread. Here’s a quick run-down of what happened behind the scenes. TWO WEEKS PRIOR. We met to discuss the concept of the shoot, possible retailers to pull from, and a tentative date. We decided on Spring Trends and left with a mood board to help inspire ideas. The FWTX team scouted the proposed location and it was set! I scouted out the retailers, some in person and some online. THE DAY BEFORE. Kendall and I met at Neiman Marcus. We both pulled items, and then I headed off to Pax and Parker then You are Here. We met at the FWTX Magazine to discuss last minute details, potential photo scenes (because the weather was not in our favor), go over hair and makeup, and confirm start time. That night, I played around with outfit ideas and shoes/accesories on my closet floor! SHOOT DAY. We started at 8:00am. The hair and makeup gals, Editor, photographer, Art Director, real estate agent were all on set. We were battling the weather (rain) and only got one outdoor shot (with the two models as seen above). We wrapped around 5pm, and then it was time to clean up! THE DAY AFTER: It was time to return all of the pieces pulled for the shoot! #firstmagazinephotoshootsuccess

Thanks for letting me share this with y’all! It was such a FUN EXPERIENCE, and I would never have this opportunity if it weren’t for the blog!


Rxoxo, Sam

Read the Comments +

  1. That is so exciting! Congratulations!! You did an amazing job styling the looks! :)
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  2. Mica says:

    That is such an incredible opportunity Sam, congratulations! You did an awesome job with the styling, the photos turned out so well! :)
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  3. cathy says:

    So exciting and you were the perfect choice for styling! It would have been really great if you had been featured! Congratulations Sam!!! xoxo
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    • Sam says:

      Oh Cathy!! Thanks so much! I didn’t need to be featured, but it was SUCH A FUN EXPERIENCE! I felt like I was in a movie! LOL!

  4. YEY!!! Congrats on the amazing gig. You did a great job!

  5. Charlotte says:

    You never cease to amaze me. Many congratulations on a beautifully done job, even though I am so late in telling you.

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