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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.

 

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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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

CARING FOR CASHMERE

SALAD SPINNERS AND CASHMERE?cashmere saladspinner

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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Warby Parker Eyewear

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

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

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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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

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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.

 

 

 

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.

Fashionary | Memo Pad

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

Recent Work | Horizon Milk

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

Cyclops in Monster Truck

This was a project for TBS that required a cyclops in a monster truck.  I had AFX studios on hold to apply an operable, prosthetic eyeball, unfortunately the eyeball got cut.  The talent was burning up inside of this latex mask.

Viva Aruba!

this is a post from holly thompson’s blog about the Aruba Tourism campaign shot by scott lowden.  i did wardrobe and props on this one.  tough day at the office!

Viva Aruba!

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