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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!

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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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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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This is a great idea!

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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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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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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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

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