Wednesday, July 29, 2009

keeping me busy!

So not as fun as making the video, but it definitely kept a roof over my head was a combined wardrobe and prop job for a new UK client called Fashion Union. I would say its sort of a cross between Urban Outfitters and Forever 21. Pretty young and trendy and super affordable. Of course they wanted to shoot iconic New York, so we were shooting on 5th Ave, on the Brooklyn Bridge, on top of Rockefeller Center. Basically in the way of everyone!!! But the pics came out lovely, I promise to post more as they come up!! You can also see their site at

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Video fun in LA

So this summer I got to work on a fun project for one of my favorite bands, The Bronx. They normally have a real hard kind of sound, but this is their mariachi side project, totally serious, not tongue in cheek at all. I was charged with making all these light up suits work! Fortunately I was not in charge of making the electric work in time with the music, that was someone else's department entirely. The thing I love most about bigger motion sets are there are infinitely more jobs and departments and available hands, making your job as a stylist so much easier!!!

Anyway, I had a really lovely time working on this. It kept me inspired and happy all summer long. Interesting side note, it was done on a real small budget, I mean what isnt these days! But I kinda thought they'd blown all their money on that rooster. Professional animals always manage to be the most handsomely rewarded 'talent' on set. But I was completely mistaken! This rooster came from a roadside stand in LA, and after starring in the video, went on to live a happy and noisy life with the venue's doorman.