Visited the Tower of London’s poppy exhibition remembering the fallen soldiers of WWI. There is something about public art, especially memorials, that strikes me. There is a vulnerability by the artists to trust such broad audiences to reach beyond the contained environment of their creative communities that I admire. It takes courage.
"It’s what we storytellers do. We restore order with imagination. We instill hope again and again and again."
Chocolat will always be in my top ten movies. It is just so beautiful to watch.
Michael Wilkinson’s costuming for Noah. I would want to use these as set pieces for a fashion catwalk, like extras.
I still drool over the Maleficent costumes from time to time. Especially the accessories. #givemethatring
I always thought it was any kind of tension, not specifically competition, that makes a wonderful, albeit frustrating, companion to inspiration. The friend as much as the competitor that Matisse and Picasso found in each other seems to be some proof of that.
Sometimes wire cutters bite back but it’s okay b/c the bandage has pictures from fashion runways on it. #makingprettythingscanbedangerous #worthit
Superhero costumes are a fascinating thing. The idea of working around prosthetics as well as creating otherworldly textiles makes me drool. Not to mention designing for CGI chartacters.
Here is an interview with the Alexandra Byrne about designing costumes for Gaurdians of the Galaxy.
Imagination is not only the uniquely human capacity to envision that which is not - and therefore the fount of all invention and innovation - in its’ arguably most transformative and revelatory capacity it is the power that enables us to empathize with humans whose experiences we have never shared.
JK Rowling. She isn’t wrong.
(Harvard Commencement 2008)
Dolce & Gabbana’s Fall campaign is in my top 5 for sure. Not only are the settings wonderfully crafted and complimentary of the fall lines, but those snarky faces are everything perfect in the world. Well played.
Keeping up with Terry Dresbach’s costuming for the new Outlander series has become one of my favorite pass times. The historical research and the eclectic finds she has put together to make this story are some of the most important things I love about creating a scene.
Two lovers kiss.
I understand this is menswear, but I still want these shirts.
Elle Fanning. VogueUK. June 2014. Angelo Pennetta.