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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.

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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, and Private Scratcher.  

I loved doing wardrobe on this project!  The Hacker was definitely my favorite to dress and I adore watching him in this silly BTS video!

Link to the entire print campaign.   Link to The Hacker motion.  Link to The Picker motion. 

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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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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

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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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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

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‘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: Karen Duncan

 

HOMEMINT: JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE IN THE HOUSE

HOMEMINT IS TIMBERLAKE’S RECENT DESIGN AND DECOR VENTURE

Justin Timberlake is doing it again!  The entertainer and entrepreneur, is adding design guru to his repertoire.  READ MORE

ORGANIZING BELTS

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STYLIST TIP FOR WRANGLING UNRULY BELTS

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Mobile Fashion Trend

Mobile Fashion Trend

Mobile Fashion Trend

 Apparel and Accessories Going Mobile

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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.

Exposure Doesn’t Pay Bills

Do I envy photographers?  Not a chance!

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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

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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Excess Baggage by Williams-British Handmade

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

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PDN features Recent Work

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

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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.

 

 

 

Fifi Lapin Fashion Illustrations

I usually do not respond to cutesy design but, these illustrations of Fifi Lapin, a furry fashionista, are an undeniably clever take on runway fashion.   READ MORE

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.

Recent Work | Horizon Milk

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

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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