Tag: stylist

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…

BTS VIDEO FOR UNCLEAN WORLD

Here is a funny  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…

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…

OFF DUTY STYLIST

What do I do when I am not on a job shopping, sourcing, dressing, and styling? I am shopping, sourcing, dressing, styling, and renovating my Bungalow. In 2007, Mr. Wonderful and I purchased a 1917 Craftsman Bungalow. We have been tirelessly renovating this bundle of bungalow…

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…

RECENT WARDROBE WORK FOR CHINET

Director: Gaysorn Thavat on Grand Large  / Gaysorn Thavat on Robber’s Dog Production Company: Grand Large Producer: Clint Cowen Unit Production Manager: Stephen Ostrander Hair & Make-up:  Kara Ramos Wardrobe: Courtney Watkins Production Design: Jack Van Matre  of Van Matre Productions  

‘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…

ORGANIZING BELTS

STYLIST TIP FOR WRANGLING UNRULY BELTS Belts are challenging to organize both on productions and in your closet at home.  In my twelve years as a wardrobe stylist, I  have found that large, spring-lock carabiners work the best to organize belt options. I sort belts either by…

ORGANIZING WARDROBE + PROPS

IKEA BAGS ARE A STAPLE OF MINE! As a stylist, I physically move thousands of dollars of wardrobe and props from stores, to studio, to location, and back again. I am responsible for keeping merchandise un-damaged, organized, and easily accessible during the production.  I use Ikea…

Mobile Fashion Trend

 Apparel and Accessories Going Mobile Catwalks are hitting the sidewalks.  Stacey and Jeanine Romo’s  Le Fashion Truck (pictured below) is a mobile fashion boutique in Los Angeles, California offering vintage pieces and Romo’s hand crafted jewelry.  Le Fashion Truck is one of many 4-Wheel Fashion Houses rolling out…

Warby Parker Eyewear

Warby Parker eyewear is high quality, on-trend, and affordable. Prescription, polarized Optical eyewear cost $95 Non-Prescription, polarized Sunwear cost  $95 Prescription, polarized Sunwear costs $150 The company’s flagship store is in NYC and they have 9 showrooms throughout the US.   Unfortunately, there are currently no showrooms in the Southeast,…

Strap Tamers Review

Marketing claims, “Strap Tamers® consist of a clip (to hold the bra strap) and pin which is fastened to the inside shoulder seam of a garment. You can leave Strap Tamers® on your clothing while laundered again and again. Whenever you wear that garment, the Strap Tamers® are already in place, waiting for you.”

Exposure Doesn’t Pay Bills

Commercial photographers and directors walk a fine line between genius and masochist.  They seamlessly handle a variety of tasks and skills.  Their skillset includes: Creative Professional Point-of-view:  a distinct eye; unique storytelling; clear artistic voice. Technical: proficient in cameras + lenses, lighting, grip + electric,…

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