Author:Michaela

Talis Park Advertorial

Check out Michaela & Co's styling in "Fore" publication, a new 28 page custom golf and lifestyle publication featuring Talis Park, appearing in this month's #naplesillustrated Creative direction by Tim Kling; Styled by Michaela Vattimo; HMUA by Holly Pergola Cunningham; and Photographer is Ed Chappell. Thankyou to my retail partners: Laura Jacobs Bridal; Wildflower Boutique; Source Boutique; Bonita's Blooms; Republic of Decor; and Black Tie Tuxedos. ...

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Grandeur Magazine October 2018 Shopping Column

Be on the lookout for Michaela's monthly fashion column in Grandeur Magazine. October 2018 is featuring Source Clothing Company located in North Naples, Florida. To view the article online, click this link https://grandeurmagazine.com/shopping/the-source-clothing-company-is-a-hidden-gem-in-north-naples/#next...

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The Neapolitan TV Pilot

Check out The Neapolitan trailer produced by Son Studios in Naples, FL. A charming dramedy that mixes the relationship dynamics we all loved in “Gilmore Girls” with the sophistication of “Frasier.” Created and written by TV veteran Bob Burris (“Growing Pains,” “In The House”) and Rebeca Seitz Based on the novella First Blush, Season One’s 10 episodes are sketched out. Chad Gundersen (Out Of Order Studios) and Seitz produced. Delacey Skinner directed, Joth Riggs 1st Assistant Director and Steven Thomas 2nd AD Ryan Bodie Director of Photography, Josh Laemmle (1st Assistant Camera) and Jake Schneiderman (2nd) All 15 cast members were wardrobe styled by Head Costumer, Michaela Vattimo of Michaela & Co and Wardrobe Assistant, Madison Alger. Monique McLaughlin, Key HMUA and Stephanie Mus HMUA Assistant. James Cunningham, Production Designer with BJ Forman as Art Director. Deanna Tilley as Property Master and Zach Ramos Set Dresser Crystal Martinez (“Under the Dome,” “In Plain Sight”) starred in...

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Top 15 Style Bag Essentials

Are you starting your styling career in TV, Film, Print or Fashion Show Production? Below is a starter list of must haves! The top 15 style bag essentials Scissors (small and large) Small sewing kit with needles, 10 basic thread colors, a few basic buttons and measuring tape. Tape: Double sticky tape, gaffer tape, masking tape and hem tape.  Pins and more pins (stick pins, safety pins, T pins and push pins) Sticky felt squares (found at Michael’s) to place on the bottom of shoes to protect from scuffing or dirt. Clips - spring clamps (small and medium) found at home improvement stores Hygiene: disposable liners for swimsuits/underwear (online) and underarm sweat guard protectors (JoAnn’s Fabrics) Tag gun and tag gun fabric fasteners (clear) Non toxic sticky putty Earring backs (a variety pack) Fabric Protector: Lint roller, static guard and deodorant remover sponge Cleaners: Stain remover pens, goo be gone, packets...

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Introduction To Production

Thank you to Son Studios for the opportunity to share my experience and tips about costuming on a set. My next post will include a few highlights including the top 15 style bag essentials. Check back in a few days....

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In The News: Fashion Forward

Florida's Business Observer - Sept 8, 2017 Thank you Business Observer and Beth Luberecki for this wonderful article. At this time, southwest Florida is again wrapping its arms around one another to help in time of need during the clean up efforts of Hurricane Irma. This article mentions how I was on the receiving end after a lay off. I'm forever grateful and will continue giving back in return. “In a small community like this, we’re eager to help one another.” Image taken at Wildflower located at The Village Shops on Venetian Bay.  ...

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Mersur Movement

When I worked at Chico's FAS marketing and public relations department many years ago, I was introduced to Sarah Shirley, an international fashion stylist based in NYC that regularly appeared on popular, national news and entertainment shows. We were introduced when she called our department requesting product for one of her appearances and we connected immediately. Working in the retail industry, I had the opportunity to not only pitch/provide our brands' product to national editors and stylists but also help style for various company projects...

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