In the four years since joining the costumers union, I've met a lot of amazing ladies and gents. Sewists who have built costumes for the likes of Harrison Ford to Jennifer Lawrence. Set costumers who can tie a bowtie blindfolded. This week I’m sharing a chat I had with one such amazing set costumer, Valerie Campbell. I met Valerie while I was on set sewing alterations for re-shoots of the last Hunger Games movie and have worked with her several times since. When I saw that she was returning to Gilmore Girls for the Netflix miniseries I called her up for this interview. Dear readers I wish you could have been there! Not only did I get fun set stories, but some of Valerie's famous homemade iced cream and candies! Be sure to check out her Facebook page where she shares her recipes.Read More
I had the pleasure of attending the opening reception for FIDM's 25th Annual Art of Motion Picture Costume Design exhibit. It was a soiree attended by costume designers, makers and wranglers so one had to look her best! I was excited to visit the Batman suit I helped prototype about three years ago. It can take that long for a film to make it to the screen! Below are pictures of my favorite costumes. Be sure to check out the exhibit, It starts February 7th and ends Aprill 22nd. Details bellow.
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Last month my union, the Motion Picture Costumers, Local 705, held a special event called The Secret Lives of Costumers. Five industry panelists representing a wide variety of occupations in the union discussed their work and answered audience questions. The theme of the night was Emmy nominated TV shows—costumers represented Transparent, American Horror Story, The People v. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story, Grease Live! and Grace and Frankie. Our president, Nickolaus Brown moderated. Appropriately, the event took place at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDIM), where a collection of costumes from Emmy nominated show were on display in the museum. After the panel there was a cocktail party and a chance to view the exhibit after hours. The event was open to the public and it was so lovely meeting a few of you there! I’ll be sure to share future events like this here as well as on Facebook and Instagram.Read More