Meet the AJS Workshop Team:: Megan Bowers


Now that you’ve gotten to learn more about me and Sarah Dorio, I thought you’d like to meet our newest member, Megan Bowers of Pictory Productions. Megan is our videographer, and I cannot wait to see all of the ways she helps make our workshops even better.

I met Megan at Alt Summit, and we instantly hit it off. I knew she would be a great addition to our team. She’s spunky, too, and I love that. You can see some of her videos in the Marrakech post as well as on my Instagram, and be sure to visit her website for more.

Q: Tell me a little bit about yourself.
A:Your full name? Megan Bowers
Where are you from? Pittsburgh, PA
What do you do for a living? I make brand films for creative businesses.
What is your role on the AJS Workshop Team? I’m the videographer!

Q: Tell us about your background.
A: I have been creating video content for over 10 years. I’ve filmed everything from broadcast news to brides to businesses.

Q: Describe your expertise for the workshops.
A: My job is to capture the awesomeness of Annette’s workshops. My initial objective was to market other workshops, but the attendees love it because it also serves as a keepsake for them and their experience.

Q: What do you enjoy most about being a part of the AJS Workshop Team?
A: I love being surrounded by so many talented professionals (both the teachers and students). I always leave the workshop with lots of lessons and inspiration.


Q: What is one app (business related or not) you absolutely cannot live without?
A: Google Translate. In Marrakech, I was able to have full conversations from English to Arabic with the locals. It was such a surreal experience!

Q: Where is your favorite place to travel?
A: Italy…do I really need to go into detail?!

Q: What is one travel destination you hope to cross off your bucket list?
A: Thailand

Q: What is your favorite part of exploring a new destination?
A: Getting out of your comfort zone and pushing past any pre-conceived nerves or fears.

Q: What is one travel essential you’re sure to pack on every trip?
A: Lots of outlet converters! When it comes to shooting video, I’m constantly charging laptops and batteries.

Q: Just for fun (and in true Annette style), what is your go-to cocktail?
A: An Aperol Spritz (I’d drink it for breakfast if I could.)

Meet Megan Bowers, our AJS workshop videographer |

Photo credit: Sarah Dorio and Megan Bowers

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Girl Crush :: Iris Apfel

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Last night I watched the Iris Apfel documentary. As a stylist, I am always interested in how other stylists see things. Iris is all about shopping and all about style. Personal style is the definition of Iris.

She’s super chic but in a very unique way. It’s cool to see someone that’s lived a full life.  At 93 her wisdom, which she doles out through out the 80 minutes, is inspiring to say the least. She says that every time she gets dressed it’s like JAZZ. She literally riffs with accessories.

The documentary is lovingly shot by Albert Maysles who shot Grey Gardens and GIve Me Shelter. Every frame, just like her, is gorgeous.

Iris’ jewelry collection is vast, varied, and simply the most beautiful collection I have ever seen. Her New York apartment is filled to the brim with her clothing, along with her Palm Beach apartment that could be an episode of Hoarders…one of the most chic episodes that is. Her husband, the love of her life Carl, is a patient and supportive partner in her mad shopping expeditions. You will fall in love with him.

I rarely write about movies on my blog, but this was is so filled with style that it is the ultimate lesson on how to be a stylist and how to be true to yourself. Let’s face it: in a society that reveres the young, it’s wonderful to see an older person given the respect of a life well-lived. We can all learn from her, and we can all benefit, and that’s the truth.

She’s funny, she’s clever, and mostly she’s a really smart cookie; someone I would love to have coffee with…

I will stop going on and on…. this is a must see.



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