For the last few months I've been whisked away on various productions (from short films, music videos to commercials, and shorts for Funny Or Die). I only started styling in February of this year, and prior to that the idea of being a wardrobe stylist was simply a far off idea of "oh yeah, that'd be fun.. but I wouldn't even know where to begin" career. I've always been very keen on knowing exactly what I want and figuring out what I have to do to get it. And in a general sense it has seemed to work if I've wanted it bad enough. This is probably on account that I'm somewhat stubborn, determined to do only what I want, and mostly because I know things won't come to me, so I'm not afraid to go after them myself.
Only thing is, I never really considered being a wardrobe stylist. I assume because I never really understood what it meant to be one, or that such job existed. I'm not really sure to be honest. No one's really given me any good advice on what I could do with my life - creatively speaking. I've been drawn to film and making movies since I was eleven, when I first discovered my parents old-school video camera. It makes me laugh thinking about how I saved almost two years worth of birthday and christmas money to buy my first Panasonic camcorder when I was in seventh grade. Or how I used to love browsing through the career book at the library in middle school and then reading about being a "producer" or "director" -not that I plan on being either of those professionally but I think it's interesting how much you figure out so early on.
Now on the other hand, I grew up dressing dolls, and learning how to stitch and operate a sewing machine at a very young age. My grandparents came to the US in the 50's, they weren't very wealthy so back in their day you mended your socks, and if you couldn't afford a particular outfit, you got fabric, created a pattern and made it yourself. That was of life and attitude was passed down to me. I don't know if thats a European thing in general, or just being old-fashioned. Anyway, I guess my point there is that it's just in my blood to stitch, be creative, and make things. In high school I developed my love for fashion. I was definitely one of the few, due growing up in the mid-west surrounded by cornfields where most of my classmates were content in wearing a t-shirt and jeans or a sweatshirt and jeans.
Why I never considered combining my two passions together (even through film school) is beyond me, but it doesn't matter because I've figured it out and I'm doing it now. AND I love it more than anything in the whole world :D the end. <-- I didn't mean to write that much, I only wanted to have an opening sentence to all the pictures I'm posting for the short film I styled on back in Oct and one of the music videos I produced and styled in early Nov. Sometimes when I start typing, I just get off on all these little tangents. Anyway..
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The awesome cast patiently waiting for their time on screen.
My favorite photo!! Old man Bob :)
Me on the left and Jenny (the mua&hair) watching a take.
When I told the PA I would take a slice of pizza with my coffee, I was kidding.. and so I had to get a photo of this delicious combination.
The view -day 2-
14 pairs of gold satin pajamas!
Rollin' down the stockings
Our fake cigar room!
The beginning of the cake fight
Another early morning off to set!
The group photo!
Pre-production.. for "Dedication to My Rex" aka the "Pussy Cat Song"
And the group photo :)
The End.. of that one.
oh, here's a photo of a good breakfast!
hungry now?! good :)