Author: Courtney Watkins

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…

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,…

FAVORITE MEDIUM ?

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,  students were asked to complete a short questionnaire.  The questionnaire included the obligatory art ed question,  “What is…

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…

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…

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…

‘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:…

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….

CARING FOR CASHMERE

SALAD SPINNERS AND CASHMERE? 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…

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!

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.

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 !!!

Set Education | Be Nice

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.

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…

Strap Tamers Review

Marketing claims, “Strap Tamers® consist of a clip (to hold the bra strap) and pin which is fastened to the inside shoulder seam of a garment. You can leave Strap Tamers® on your clothing while laundered again and again. Whenever you wear that garment, the Strap Tamers® are already in place, waiting for you.”

NPR on Anti-Obesity Ads

NPR All Things Considered Controversy Swirls Around Harsh Anti-Obesity Ads 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…

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