Welcome to the very first Holiday Issue of Sweet Paul Magazine.
It’s kind of crazy to think that it was one year ago that I had the idea of
creating a magazine… and yet, here we are. Time sure does fly when
you’re having fun—and fun is exactly what it’s all about here at Sweet
Paul. I’ve had one awesome experience followed by another while
making this issue, and for me, the merriment has been put
back into the holidays.
When someone works as a stylist (as I do), the season begins in August—
Christmas trees need to be decorated; wreaths need to be hung—all in
the name of a perfect holiday shoot. I have to admit that while putting
on all that good cheer in the middle of summer makes it a little
challenging to recreate it again in December. And for many years I just
couldn’t do it: I didn’t decorate; I didn’t feel the joy.
But I’m happy to say that this issue has changed all of that for me and
has made me realize what a great time of year this can be. Working on
each page—piece by piece, bit by bit—has made all the difference. This
December, I will put up the tree and hang the mistletoe!
So for everyone, near or far, known and unknown, I wish you all a
wonderful holiday season and a very happy new year.
May all your dreams come true!
PHOTOGRAPHS BY FRANCES JANISCH AND ELLEN SILVERMAN