All posts in INSPIRATION

35 Posts

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!

astronaut

Fitting the spacesuit on myself the day before we shoot.

READ MORE

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.

  READ MORE

  • semihandmade 2
  • semihandmade 1
  • 1382228_593346334059078_401761005_n
  • logo

SEMIHANDMADE CUSTOM FRONTS FOR IKEA CABINETS

CLEVER

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.”

photo stylist

This is a great idea!

  • ANDREW GN LOOK 6 _ARC0061.450×675 copy
  • ANDREW GN LOOK 48 _ARC0679.450×675 copy
  • ANDREW GN LOOK 48_ARC0693.450×675 copy
  • Badgley Mischka Fall 2013 Look 25 (1)
  • Badgley Mischka Fall 2013 Look 28
  • Badgley Mischka Fall 2013 Look 29
  • CAROLINA HERRARA LOOK 27 _HER0328.450×675
  • Carolina Herrara look 28 _HER0336.450×675
  • Carolina Herrera Fall 2013 RTW Look 23
  • catherine melandrino look 34 34.683×1024
  • catherine melandrino look 35 35.683×1024
  • christian siriano look 34
  • DVF look 36 exterior
  • ELIE SAAB LOOK 16_ARC0147.450×675 copy
  • ELIE SAAB look 17_ARC0155.450×675 copy
  • elie saab
  • Lhuiller fm12
  • Lhuiller fm37
  • Lhuiller
  • Lhuillier
  • Lhuillier fm39
  • Lullier 2
  • naeem khan 31LV7A8613.683×1024
  • Naeem Khan look 19 LV7A8409.450×675
  • Naeem Khan Look 20
  • naeem khan look 21 LV7A8442.683×1024
  • Naeem Khan Look 24
  • Naeem Khan look 25LV7A8500.683×1024
  • Naeem Khan look 34 LV7A8671.450×675
  • Naeem Khan look 41 LV7A8792.450×675
  • naeem look 14 LV7A8316.683×1024
  • naeen khan look 18LV7A8389.683×1024
  • Pamella Roland 1
  • pamella roland 2
  • pamella roland 37
  • pamella roland 40
  • ZAC look 30 _0461.683×1024
  • YTEMPERLY LOOK 41VL_1023.450×675
  • ZAC 26 _0399.683×1024
  • TEMPERLY LOOK 9YVL_0424.450×675
  • temperly look 38 YVL_0965.683×1024
  • ZAC look 31 _0473.683×1024
  • Khan
  • Lhuiller

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

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.

MLK

What If Money Was No Object?

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

  • 8789_1345507794_2
  • MM_openBrWindow(‘furniture_item_zoom
  • 8789_1345507794_4
  • 8789_1345507794_3
  • 8789_1345507794_7
  • 8789_1345507794_8

Props : Antique Articulating Artist’s Figure

Life-Sized Figure Drawing Form / Display Mannequin from Italy READ MORE

  • 78 Tradewind
  • 9-Ext-distant
  • 1-Main-interior
  • 2-Drawers-from-above

Fashion Truck Trend: Airstream Restoration

Pimp my Fashion Truck

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

Steven Meisel for Louis Vuitton

20120609-221803.jpg

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

wool pom pom
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

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!

Image

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.

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.

READ MORE

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!

READ MORE

Excess Baggage by Williams-British Handmade

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

READ MORE

PDN features Recent Work

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

READ MORE

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.

sunny yellow

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

The Museum of Useful Things

vintage bingo

Going Back to Basics

The Museum of Useful Things is a great site + blog about  USEFUL THINGS!   READ MORE

Helmut Newton: Polaroids

Would you like to see a collection of Helmut Newton’s Polaroids with handwritten shot details?  Uh, YES PLEASE.  Newton’s widow has compiled over 300 of his ‘roids for Helmut Newton: Polaroids.  

READ MORE

Helmut Newton – POLAROIDS The Exhibit

Helmut Newton’s wife was known to use his Polaroids as place cards at dinner parties. Newton’s Polaroids will be on exhibit at the Berlin Museum Of Photography through November coinciding with the Helmut Newton; Polaroids  book release.  Exhibit details at Helmut Newton – POLAROIDS.

Lyst: Follow fashion favorites

Designers, stylist, and fashion fans can create, follow and shop their favorite fashions.  Check out my “lyst collection”  lyst love.

Raymond Meeks

One of my favorite photographers:     Raymond Meeks.

ABOUT

wardrobe-stylist prop-stylist

FOLLOW MY BLOG

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

open