Finding a Pink Tennis Racquet in Manhattan / by Charlene Wang

the character we were dressing and prop styling for was all about pink that the only pen I could find on set was also pink.  how appropriate

the character we were dressing and prop styling for was all about pink that the only pen I could find on set was also pink.  how appropriate

Working on the social media ad campaign for a huge brand at a digital advertising agency, I needed to find a hot pink tennis racquet within Manhattan for pick-up that day. 

Originally the concept was pitched to the client with a reference photo of Chanel's hot pink racquet.  Well we clearly didn't have the budget for a Chanel hot pink racquet or the brand clearance rights, so I had to find an acceptable stand-in stat.  On set, we weren't even clear what the non-Chanel hot pink racquet options were.  

Here is the racquet the advertising art director pitched the concept to the client with.  Had to find something similar but not this.  After devoting some brain power to this, I'm here to tell you if you are looking for a hot pink tennis racquet this is the most hot pink racquet on the market. 

Here is the racquet the advertising art director pitched the concept to the client with.  Had to find something similar but not this.  After devoting some brain power to this, I'm here to tell you if you are looking for a hot pink tennis racquet this is the most hot pink racquet on the market. 

So I do what we often do, hit the phones and call around the usual suspects and try my luck at the unusual suspects.   The paper filled with store names, phone numbers, and options is above. 

I finally did find a winner at the Modell's near Astor Place. 

these were the options.  purple was our back-up color option. 

these were the options.  purple was our back-up color option.