Styling A Seafood Boil & The Cover of @TABLEMagazine

Frequently on shoots, someone will have the idea to add hands, which leads to a Creative Director or photographer going from person to person to inspect their hand model potential. I am usually rejected outright. One Creative Director took my hands into hers, quickly said “no,” and my hands fell to my side with the weight of rejection. My hands are typically stained with dyes from playing with textiles, dirty from farming, or just generally worn from hand washing during a particularly messy food shoot. BUT, for ONCE in my life, I made the cut. I did not photoshop this. This is the REAL cover of TABLE Magazine’s summer issue, and that tattooed wrist is mine. Excuse me while I continue to revel in this rare, rare moment.

Styling a Seafood Boil & The Cover of TABLE Magazine // www.Quelcy.com
Custom hand-dyed textiles and illustrated/silkscreened lobster paper and my hands/tattoo on the cover of TABLE Magazine’s summer issue.
Styling a Seafood Boil & The Cover of TABLE Magazine // www.Quelcy.com
Article opener featuring my illustrated bar menu in TABLE Magazine’s summer issue.
Styling a Seafood Boil & The Cover of TABLE Magazine // www.Quelcy.com
Styling and writing for TABLE Magazine’s summer issue.

Styling a Seafood Boil & The Cover of TABLE Magazine // www.Quelcy.com

Inside the magazine, I was a featured Event Designer in “The Fab Five” story. I styled a real-life Seafood Boil gathering on the docks of Choderwood (an Air BnB). I dubbed my party “The Maine Squeeze.” There were plenty of custom, handmade details, more than could be showcased on two pages, so I’ll share more in a separate post soon, but for now, this is what it all looked like in print.

Post Script:

Featured in TABLE Magazine, Issue #39, Summer
Story & Styling by Quelcy.
Illustration, Silkscreening & Textile Dying by Quelcy.
Gluten Free Lemon Bars by Quelcy, recipe here.
Photography by Rachel Rowland Photography.
Venue: Choderwood
Vintage green ensemble from JuJu.
Food by Chef Kate Romane.
Musical Entertainment by Jenn Gooch.
Vintage Wares from Toll Gate Revival.

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