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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.
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!
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.
“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.”
This is a great idea!
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
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
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
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.
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
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.