FITZCO WINS AT CANNES LIONS

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HERE KITTY KITTY!

Fitzgerald + Co Atlanta won a Bronze Lion at the 2014 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity  for their Press Campaign.   I’m proud to say that I was the photo stylist on this project shot by Clive Stewart!

Nothing makes me happier than character costuming EXCEPT character costuming with INJURIES!!!  WHAT!!!???  The crutches, canes, IV bags, neck braces, and bandages were easy, but theplaster arm cast was tricky!   Thank goodness for YouTube’s vast selection of orthopedic  plaster casting instructional videos!  You can learn crazy things on YouTube!

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Award: Press Campaign Bronze Cannes Lion 
Agency: Fitzco
Photographer: Clive Stewart
Agency Producer:  Callie Householder
Producer: Amanda Bertany
H&MU Artist: Kara Ramos
Wardrobe Stylist + Props: Courtney Watkins 

 

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ATLANTA FILM & FASHION PANEL DISCUSSION

I am honored and excited to be on this panel of industry professionals invited to talk about Atlanta film + fashion!!!

Hosted by Fashion Group International  and Women In Film & Television Atlanta  ~ 6 PM Tuesday May 27 at Savannah College of Art and Design.

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SWEET! I’M TWEET ELITE! @ CW_STYLIST

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Jezebel Magazine | Atlanta Tweet Elite | April 2014  |  link

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@ CW_STYLIST  TWEET ELITE

I am honored to be one of the TWEET ELITE featured in Jezebel Magazine April issue.   I’ll keep posting production notes for the Twittersphere!

Follow me on Twitter @ cw_stylist

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END IT MOVEMENT CAMPAIGN IS A COMMUNICATION ARTS ADVERTISING AWARD WINNER

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Communication Arts 2013 Advertising Annual selected the End It Movement awareness campaign as a Public Service winner!!! I am very proud to say I was wardrobe key and costumed the eighteen ladies in the truck for this Soteria Productions.

Communication Arts selected 138 winners  from 4356 entries in  14 different advertising categories.

For more info about this campaign, here is a link to a previous post: End It  Movement.

 

I ♥ MY MOTLEY CREWMATES !

THIS is what happens when you give creative professionals a spacesuit and a tee-tiny window of free time in between sets.   Seriously, my crewmates never cease to amaze me!
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Photographer: John Fulton
Digital: Jeff Wolk
Producer:  Andrew Grein

SPACESUIT BEHIND THE SCENES

SO MUCH FUN!

I worked with this amazing spacesuit for a John Fulton print production this week.   The production was great fun and the spacesuit looked fantastic on camera!   The EMU spacesuit was a rental from WonderWorks in LA.   For more information about WonderWorks production services, I have written about them in a previous post, WonderWorks 4/26/2012. 

Here are a few spacesuit BTS pictures from the production.  More to come ~ enjoy!

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Fitting the spacesuit on myself the day before we shoot.

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YEAR-END RENOVATION UPDATE

GUEST BATHROOM RENOVATION IS A WRAP …and some other projects too!

This post is long overdue.  The bathroom renovation has been complete for several months, but work was absolutely nuts during the year-end advertising push. Without further delay, enjoy the renovation photos in the gallery above!  I also included a couple of extra process pix below.

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Bathroom 360° 2 of 4

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Bathroom 360° 3 of 4

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Bathroom 360° 4 of 4

 

I made kraft paper templates of the antique mirrors, prints, and clock to arrange the gallery style placement on the wall.

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Gallery layout using kraft paper templates for gallery style hanging

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Gallery style hanging of antique mirrors, scientific prints, and a modern cuckoo clock.

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BTS VIDEO FOR UNCLEAN WORLD

Here is a funny  BTS (behind the scenes) video on set with photographer Jason Maris for TG Madison’s  ‘Unclean World’ campaign. This video features “The Hacker,” one of four unclean characters.  Food service cutlery will forever give me germaphobic nightmares thanks to The Hacker, The Picker, Barffalo Bill, and Private Scratcher.  

I loved doing wardrobe on this project!  The Hacker was definitely my favorite to dress and I adore watching him in this silly BTS video!

Link to the entire print campaign.   Link to The Hacker motion.  Link to The Picker motion. 

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NEW WORK: CHARMING CHARACTERS IN PENSIVE ENVIRONMENTAL PORTRAITS

I really enjoyed working on this character driven advertising project shot by Fernando Decillis.  I love character costuming! Dressing these charming characters was a treat for me. Handling props and set dressing for these pensive environmental portraits was icing on the cake.  I became moderately obsessed with orthopedic shoes and vintage metal TV trays!

Agency – CDMNY
Photographer: Fernando Decillis
Creative Director:  Mike Foster
Art Producer:  Meredith Lynch
Photo Producer:  Amanda Bertany
Prop + Wardrobe Stylist:  Courtney Watkins
Hair + Make-up Artist:  Kara Ramos

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SEMIHANDMADE CUSTOM FRONTS FOR IKEA CABINETS

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Ingenuity and creativity inspire me. Combining an ingenious solve with beautiful design makes my heart skip a beat. The only thing that trumps a beautiful design solve is one that saves MONEY!

I have posted a variety of clever Ikea hacks in the past.  I recently learned about Semihandmade, a company that makes custom cabinet and drawer fronts for Ikea cabinets. Kinda genius! Customers design their cabinet configuration using Ikea design services, order Ikea cabinets cases only, and Semihandmade fabricates cabinet fronts using high-end materials.

This solve saves money.  The compromise is customization.  Ikea stock cabinets are available in limited sizes,  but buying stock can save the customer 30 – 40% on the cost of custom cabinets. Semihandmade offers shaker and slab door styles in a variety of premium wood materials including reclaimed wood options. Custom fronts are not cheap, but they are less expensive than custom kitchens.

SEMIHANDMADE:

 “In late 2010, we launched Semihandmade with the goal of offering the
same Handmade craftsmanship to a wider audience, at a lower price.
We’re able to do this by customizing doors, panel and drawer faces measured
and drilled to fit IKEA™ kitchens.”

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FAVORITE MEDIUM TO WORK IN?

Before  going back to school for commercial photography and becoming a photo stylist, I was briefly a high school art teacher.  On the first day of class, I asked students to complete a short questionnaire.  The questionnaire included the obligatory art ed question,

“What is your favorite medium to work in?”

This is my favorite answer to that question EVER!

SYLIST MEDIUM

 

 

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RECENT WORK FOR JOHN FULTON PHOTOGRAPHY

As a stylist I source, make, or commission lots of unusual items for productions.   I keep a running  list of these odd requests. My list is appropriately named  “Things I’ve Done for Money .”   Making a bed sheet rope for this fun campaign is one of the most recent additions to my list.

Photographer: John Fulton
Producer:  Stephen Ostrander
Wardrobe and Prop Stylist: Courtney Watkins

 

 

 

 

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SOUTHERN LIVING + BELLAMY YOUNG

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RECENT WORK FEATURING BELLAMY YOUNG

In the September issue of Southern Living, the Paper Napkin Interview features actress Bellamy Young. The Ashville, North Carolina native plays the FLOTUS in the hit TV drama Scandal.

The crystal gown Bellamy is wearing is by Naeem Khan.  The green gown with ostrich feathers is by pamella roland.

Photographed by Miller Mobley at The Biltmore Estate.
Heather Hawkins  hair and make-up.

Link to Bellamy Young interview on SouthernLiving.com

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BTS with Bellamy Young

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BTS Bellamy

 

 

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BUSY SUMMER

It’s been a busy, busy  summer.  I worked on a lot of interesting projects with amazing photographers + directors, the best crews, wonderful talent, and gracious clients.  I am a lucky girl indeed!

Variety is what makes my job so much fun.  I am thrilled that this summer has been an unusual pastiche of projects. I’ve seen fires, farms, football, fan gear, and fabulous ladies.  It’s been an F-ing great summer for a wardrobe stylist + prop stylist!

Enough work chatter.  Today I am going to the beach for a little fun!

~Courtney

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NECKLACE LENGTH CHART

HELPFUL VISUAL REFERENCE

I love a good chart, info-graphic, or illustrated assembly manual.  This women’s necklace length chart is a helpful tool for online or sight unseen shopping. It’s also great visual reference for communicating accessory looks to your clients and/or assistants.  This simple chart is a worthy addition to your wardrobe reference file. READ MORE

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RECENT WORK

Mother Daughter Duo Avril and Cindy Joffe of Avindy Jewelry in Southern Living

Photographer: Robbie Caponetto
Prop Stylist: Yvonne Orchard
Hair & Make-up: Jennifer Denise
Wardrobe: Courtney Watkins Stylist

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DECO DETAILS

SPARKLES AND FEATHERS AND FUR – OH MY!

 

I recently worked on a project requiring a significant amount of wardrobe homework worthy of sharing. The project was an editorial portrait on location. My wardrobe pitch to the publication was simple: formal looks with Art Deco influences. READ MORE

ABOUT END IT MOVEMENT STUNT CAMPAIGN

This is a great short video about the END IT Movement stunt campaign filmed in Atlanta during the Final Four Weekend.  The two minute video talks about human trafficking, the campaign concept, and campaign results.   It also has some great behind the scenes footage.

I am very proud to say that I was wardrobe key on this project.  Thank you Christonya Kinsey, KeKe Lowe, Rebecca Klco, and Lily Chambers for your help!

END IT MOVEMENT AWARENESS VIDEO

Final video PSA for END IT Movement.  Being a part of this production was an amazing experience.  Costuming the 18 women as sex slaves was tremendously rewarding and horrific at the same time.

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‘UNCLEAN WORLD’

Recent wardrobe work for Dixie Smartstock’s ‘Unclean World’ campaign. Super fun project! ‘The Hacker’ is one of four unclean characters used in this B2B campaign.

Agency: TJ Madison
Photographer: Jason Maris
Producer: Stephen Ostrander
Art Director: John Gregory
Creative Director: Jim Spruell
Wardrobe: Courtney Watkins
H&M: Karen Duncan

 

HOMEMADE: A DOCUMENTARY EXPLORING RELATIONSHIPS CREATED AND DESTROYED BY IED’S

HOMEMADE

Homemade explores the relationships both created and destroyed by I.E.D.s (Improvised Explosive Devices) through the voices of military men and women deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan, their families, doctors and support networks.

SEED&SPARK: SUPPORTING INDIE FILMMAKERS

CROWD-FUNDING, CROWD-BUILDING, AND CROWD-PLEASING FOR INDIES

SEED&SPARK SUPPORTS THE FAIR TRADE FILMMAKING MOVEMENT BY PROVING INDIE FILMMAKERS WITH A DIGITAL PLATFORM FOR COMMUNITY SUPPORT, PRODUCTION FUNDING, AND FILM VIEWING.  BRILLIANT!

THANK YOU DR. KING

I live 2.5 miles south of the King Center in Atlanta. I drive Auburn Avenue, Boulevard, and Edgewood so frequently that this historic area becomes just another traffic marker on my drive home. However, the significance of the man behind the memorial is never overlooked.

Today we honor a man whose service to humankind is immeasurable.  Thank you Dr. King!

“I have decided to stick to love…Hate is too great a burden to bear.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.

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CARING FOR CASHMERE

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JUST SPIN IT!

You thought cashmere was DRY CLEAN ONLY?  Cashmere is washable!  But cashmere garments are delicate and should NOT  be twisted or wrung dry when soaking wet.  A salad spinner will gently remove access water without twisting or pulling potentially harming the garment.  Lay the cashmere garment flat on a drying rack or sweater drier and allow to air dry completely.

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HOMEMINT: JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE IN THE HOUSE

HOMEMINT IS TIMBERLAKE’S RECENT DESIGN AND DECOR VENTURE

Justin Timberlake is doing it again!  The entertainer and entrepreneur, is adding design guru to his repertoire.  READ MORE

2012 FAVORITE GIFT: RETRO HANDSET

RETRO HANDSET BY ECHO LOGICO

My favorite gift of 2012 is ECHO LOGICO‘s retro handset.   It is cute, clever, and inexpensive; it’s a cute little gift or great prop.  I gave my mom a white handset for her white iPhone 4S (pictured below) and she LOVES IT!

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RECENT WORK: PROP + WARDROBE STYLIST FOR DAVID STUART PHOTOGRAPHY + BBDO

DAVID STUART FOR BAYER BBDO

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PHOTOGRAPHER:  DAVID STUART PHOTOGRAPHY
CLIENT: BAYER HARMONIX
AGENCY: BBDO
PRODUCER: STEPHEN OSTRANDER
PROP + WARDROBE STYLIST: COURTNEY WATKINS
CANINE TALENT: CHARLIE

Bayer Harmonix tearsheet coming soon!   

 

WISHING YOU A VERY MERRY MAYAN APOCALYPSE!

MAYAN APOCALYPS

…and happy holidays to you and yours!

xoxo-
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IKEA BAG HACK FOR THE GARDEN

I love using Ikea bags to organize wardrobe for productions (seen in Organizing Wardrobe and Props and Wardrobe).  I also re-purpose Ikea bags in my garden during winter months.  As a lover of clever re-invention, I decided to submit my extremely simple Ikea bag hack to IkeaHacker.net.

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FANCY FRETWORK

O’VERLAYS DRESSES UP CASEGOODS!

BRILLIANT!!!  O’verlays is a company that produces fretwork to dress up boring furniture and decorative pieces. They offer custom pieces, but their focus is on producing FRETWORK THAT FITS IKEA CASEGOODS !!!

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ORGANIZING BELTS

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STYLIST TIP FOR WRANGLING UNRULY BELTS

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WARBY PARKER ATLANTA DATES

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CLASS TRIP IN ATLANTA
DECEMBER 12 – 23

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EXPOSED SHOWER FAUCET

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Hudson Reed Exposed Shower Faucet  $359

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Sugru: Self Setting, Flexible Silicone Rubber

New product loved by the hacker community and coveted by yours truly.

Sugru molds like play-dough, bonds to almost anything, and self-sets into flexible silicone after 24-hours. The ‘WTF is Sugru’ video above illustrates the many uses of this product. From custom grips on skis to repairing damaged cables, the potential uses of Sugru are broad. I can see Sugru becoming an essential item in my kit used for basic repairs, fixes, and prop making. It is important to note that Sugru is heat-resistant up to 356° Farenheit so any custom rigging or hacking around hot lights will not melt, burn, or smoke like other adhesive or putties; AWESOME!   READ MORE

What If Money Was No Object?

Inspiring life advice by the late philosopher Alan Watts (1915 – 1973).

Set Education | Be Nice

Every person on a production is important.

From the producer to the unpaid intern, everybody is a valuable asset.  My advice is to treat every person on set with the same respect  you  show your superiors.  Treat people like your personal success or failure depends on their opinion of your work. READ MORE

Mobile Fashion + Warby Parker

Warby Parker hits the Highway

Attention eyewear lovers!  Warby Parker Eyewear is on tour!  The fashionable, affordable, and socially conscience eyewear is putting the rubber to the road for their ‘Class in Session’ tour.  This is great news for the southeast and especially ATLiens because the closest Warby showroom is in Ohio. READ MORE

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Props : Antique Articulating Artist’s Figure

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Fashion Truck Trend: Airstream Restoration

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Adjunct to Mobile Fashion Trend posted June 12, 2012

The mobile fashion trend is catching like a cold.  Suffice it to say, having a functional, mobile store that reflects the brand is a BIG DEAL!   Where do you go?  Who handles this type of build out?  Need inspiration?  Looking for ideas? READ MORE

Danger Press Featured in Alternative Apparel

Turning Ink Into Art with Danger Press

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I previously posted about my favorite screen printer, Danger Press.  The guys at Danger have recently been featured in Alternative Apparel’s Blog:

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What’s Your Place in the Film Industry?

Discover your film industry career path using this humorous flow chart.

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Mobile Fashion Trend

Mobile Fashion Trend

Mobile Fashion Trend

 Apparel and Accessories Going Mobile

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STYLIST TIPS FOR STATIC CLING

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STATIC CLING IS NOT CUTE

Dry winter weather creates the perfect conditions for static cling. I always keep Static Guard in my wardrobe kit to keep static cling under control when I am on set.  It’s quick and easy to spray on clinging garments.  If you are on a production,  it’s best to spray before talent goes on set.  If you must spray on set,  be aware of the camera!   Do not spray Static Guard toward the lens.

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Flying to a quickie out-of-town production,  I cannot carry aerosol products on the plane.  I  pack dryer sheets instead of Static Guard for a quick static cling fix.  Once dressed, simply rub dryer sheets on the outside and the inside of your garment to remove static cling!

Dryer sheets also keep my wardrobe kit smelling  fresh – BONUS!

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Does your hair get static electricity?  Use dryer sheets to neutralize the electric charge in your hair.  Gently rub a dryer sheet over your hair in the same direction your hair is styled.

Traditional dryer sheets are full of chemicals and considered toxic.  Seventh Generation and Meyers both offer a non-toxic biodegradable product.

No dryer sheets on hand?   Use a metal clothes hanger to discharge the electricity.  Simply glide the long side of a wire or metal hanger over your clothes to remove static electricity. Kinda clever!

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Warby Parker Eyewear

Warby Parker eyewear is high quality, on-trend, and affordable. READ MORE

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Uwe Duettmann for BMW

New BMW campaign shot by Uwe Duettmann.  BEAUTIFUL!

 

 

Falling Models, Tumbling Talent, and Slippery Shoe Solutions

Runway models are not alone in experiencing slides, slips, and falls.  Underestimating the power of a polished floor, we have all found ourselves flat on the floor, humiliated, and looking for the closest piece of furniture to crawl underneath.

I use one or both of these methods to prep slick, new shoes that will be worn by on-camera talent.  These very simple stylist tricks can prevent both talent tumble as well as personal embarrassment:

  • Sandpaper: Lightly scuff the bottoms of new shoes with sandpaper. Be careful not to scuff the sides of the shoes or any area that will be visible to camera. I keep both 80 grit and 120 grit sandpaper in my kit.
  • Hairspray: Spritz the bottoms of the shoes with strong hold hairspray and let the spray dry for about a minute until it’s sticky to the touch.  Spray as needed.  I keep Nexxtacy by Nexxus in my kit because it is super sticky and alcohol free.

★ Make sure the hairspray will not damage the flooring surface. If you are uncertain, ask the art department, location manager, or props.

SIMPLY BRILLIANT GRIP HUMOR

So there I was, lurking in the sound stage shadows like a light-sensitive mole. READ MORE

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GNOMBIES : ZOMBIE GNOMES

A flock of birds.  A school of fish.  A herd of goats.  A colony of ants.
A MURDER OF GNOMBIES!!!
at Amazon.com

Production Rant: Bad Beans Spoil Crew Brew

Crew members with high maintenance coffee orders are killing me!

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Steven Meisel for Louis Vuitton

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All Aboard – Louis Vuitton’s fall 2012 campaign takes direction from the runway show with an image set onboard a train photographed by Steven Meisel.  READ MORE

Super Sized Wool Pom Pom

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Over 200 Beautiful Colours (wool)

The wooly mammoth of a pom pom was created by Eleanor Davies, 22.  Davies is a 2012 graduate of Goldsmiths, University of London finishing with a BA fine art. READ MORE

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Photography by Todd McLellan Disassembly Series
From Hovercraftdoggy’s post We have a new camera

Today Show and Star Jones on Obesity Campaign

Last year I worked on an Anti Childhood Obesity Campaign directed by David Stuart.  The campaign has received a lot of press for being in your face, unapologetic, and heart wrenching. READ MORE

NPR on Anti-Obesity Ads

NPR All Things Considered
January 9, 2012

Stark billboards and television commercials that feature overweight kids are part of a controversial anti-obesity campaign in Atlanta. The goal of the “Stop Sugarcoating It, Georgia” ads is to shock families into recognizing that obesity is a problem. READ MORE

Wes Anderson the Corduroy King

Wes Anderson is pictured below on location filming  Moonlight Kingdom looking dapper in a two piece corduroy suit.  Mr. Anderson is not only a member, he appears to be the King of the Corduroy Appreciation Club.   ADORBS!

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On Set with Bill Murray

A behind the scene tour of Wes Anderson’s latest film, Moonrise Kingdom, hosted by Bill Murray and his delicious glass of spiced rum.

Could I possibly love Bill Murray more?  Doubtful!

Wes Anderson and Brad Pitt

Wes Anderson’s latest film, Moonrise Kingdom, is now showing in limited release NOWHERE near me, DRATS!  Cinematic frustration has left me scouring the web for all things Wes Anderson hoping to find an obscure, secret handshake venue releasing the film in the southeast.  It is Wes Anderson, it COULD happen.  During my on-line reconnaissance, I ran across this little commercial gem from 2008.  Anderson teamed up with Brad Pitt for SoftBank, a Japanese mobile communications company. The commercial takes inspiration from Jacques Tati’s Les Vacances de Monsieur Hulot. Anderson filmed Pitt in one continuous shot at a French seaside town.

Corduroy: All Wales Welcome

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A recent project had me searching for wide wale corduroy.  During my on-line exploration, I came across  a very unique club; The Corduroy Appreciation Club. READ MORE

Cordarounds: Horizontal Corduroy Pants

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 Scientifically Proven 22% Reduction in C.H.I.

…what is C.H.I.?  CROTCH HEAT INDEXof course!

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An Hermes Leica? SHUT UP!!!

 

Leica presents us with the new limited edition Leica M9-P, the special feature of this camera is the“Veau Swift” calfskin leather brought to you by Hermes. READ MORE

Exposure Doesn’t Pay Bills

Do I envy photographers?  Not a chance!

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WonderWorks: Aerospace Costuming, Scale Models, Props, and Consultants

I have been asked to research space suits for several productions.  For a quality replica, the weekly rental costs are around $1500 for all of the accessories and badges; $1900 after shipping.  I have found several great resources but was very impressed with WonderWorks and the broad range of products and services in aerospace. READ MORE

Ursus Wehrli ‘Tidies’ up Famous Artworks

Immensely entertaining and clever. Ursus Wehrli shares his vision for a cleaner, more organized, tidier form of art — by deconstructing the paintings of modern masters into their component pieces, sorted by color and size.  Wehrli has multiple books on the subject available at Amazon Books.

From TED Talks 2008. Oldie but a goodie!

‘Damn Good Advice’ by George Lois

Pioneering ad man George Lois is here to help you “unleash your creative potential.” In his new book, Lois shares his secrets for making a catchy commercial that will stick in your head. The No. 1 rule? Be outrageous.

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Image-Based Communication – Show your Story Instead of Telling It

Current Marking Trends’ recent article emphasizes the importance of images in modern communication and marketing trends. You know what I have to say about that?   Now you’re speaking my language!

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Spanx for Men: Does My Mirdle Make Me Look Fat?

As a wardrobe stylist, I am always looking for new wardrobe solutions and products.  Recently, I had the perfect opportunity to test Spanx for Men, Manx.

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Styling 101: Poster Putty

Poster Putty is a must in every stylists kit.

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Excess Baggage by Williams-British Handmade

Sarah Williams’ amazing designs re-imagine classic british luggage for her budding label, Williams-British Handmade.

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PDN features Recent Work

Recent work on an awareness campaign for Atlanta Resource Foundation featuring twelve charities dedicated to serving Atlanta communities.

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Vintage Sewing Notions | Atlanta Fire Department Brass Buttons

I spent Friday evening with my 83 year young neighbor flipping through his family album and listening to his stories about growing up in Atlanta.  These Atlanta Fire Department brass buttons are from his collection and I feel so lucky to have them.

 

 

 

Fifi Lapin Fashion Illustrations

I usually do not respond to cutesy design but, these illustrations of Fifi Lapin, a furry fashionista, are an undeniably clever take on runway fashion.   READ MORE

Screen Printing | Danger Press

I use Danger Press for all of my screen printing.  They handle time sensitive printing, custom design, short runs, and they understand my peculiar printing requests for different productions.

I may need 17 different designs printed on 17 different custom-made aprons in an extremely short amount of time.  UhhHrumm (clearing my throat), listen up!  I expect and am happy to pay rush fees because I know my rush projects are very disruptive to Danger’s press schedule.

Danger does not have everything. They are definitely lacking in the schmutz department.  Danger’s shop is spotless and so is the final product.  As a stylist, this is priceless.

Pictured: Front pocket + full back screen printed white lab coats and coveralls.

Style Guides on Polyvore

I am often asked by the agency or production company to put together wardrobe looks or a style guide that are specific the talent, character, ad, or story line. My favorite site to build style guides is on Polyvore. Polyvore has an image library of current wardrobe pieces, visual elements, and templates to build wardrobe sets. Typically, I avoid the templates and any unnecessary visual noise. I prefer using a white background to keep the sets as simple and clean as possible. Most visual reference that I submit to clients and creative is borderline clinical in their presentation. I save the fluff and stuff for production.

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Fashionary | Memo Pad

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Memo pad with fashion templates for quick sketching.   Another great idea by Fashionary.

Ad Man Legend, David Ogilvy, on Copywriting



In 1948, British-born David Ogilvy, started a Manhattan-based advertising agency, the future Ogilvy & Mather, responsible for some of the world’s most iconic ad campaigns. Ogilvy wrote Confessions of an Advertising Man in 1963, a best-selling book that is still considered essential reading for all who enter the industry. READ MORE

Recent Work | Horizon Milk

Saverio Truglia Blog about Horizon Milk.
I was the wardrobe stylist and prop stylist  on this campaign for Horizon Milk.

ABOUT

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Courtney Watkins is a wardrobe + prop stylist based in Atlanta with 14 years of print and film production experience in advertising, editorial, corporate, and scripted entertainment. Courtney comes to styling with a passion for design and a background in fine arts and commercial photography. It is her strong respect for concept, her wit and her creativity that set her work apart. Those qualities have earned her a broad range of advertising, editorial, and broadcast clients, from Nike, Coca Cola, AT&T, Marriott, Coors Light, to Southern Living, People Magazine, Shape, TBS, and Discovery Channel among others.

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