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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!
(sorry for the vertical format video :^)

Photographer: John Fulton
Digital: Jeff Wolk
Producer:  Andrew Grein

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!

MRS-drier sheets

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!

metal coat hanger

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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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

memo-womens-top | Fashionary

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

Fashionary: Fashion Reference Sketchbook

FASHION + DICTIONARY + DIARY = FASHIONARY

Fashionary is a beautifully designed sketchbook that every stylist, costumer, designer, or tailor can appreciate. The first 34 pages are LOADED with info: measuring tools, designer brand index, a fabric dictionary, stitch & seam samples, patterns & flats, fashion events, a calendar, and some more great things. READ MORE

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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