Style Politics: Washington Post

This photo of Laurie Coleman, wife of the former Republican Senator from Minnesota,  featured on the pages of the Washington Post causing a stir in conservative republican circles. This styling project became a bit more political than the team envisioned.  The background masquerading as a Washington Salon, was actually a living room in Hollywood with…

Stylish Period Comedy: “A Flea in Her Ear”

Wardrobe Supervision This play had specific costume needs to make the comedy work. It looks like a period show, on the surface, but its a highly technical comedy with a host of costume tricks. This production was presented at Williamstown Theater Festival in 2008.  The gown was handmade with velvet heat-pressed hand-cut overlays on the…

Dance: Creating Simple Forms in Space

Dance clothes for this all female company were created with basic shapes, sheer knit and matte jersey fabrics with each costume customized to the figures of each dancer. A unifying design was required to put everyone’s different body shapes together in the same visual concept to keep distractions to a minimum. The costumes were individually…

Anon(ymous) a modern Greek Tragedy

The costumes were created in simple tones,  on natural fabrics like linen, cotton and knits all devoid of surface details. This allowed the lighting designs to create color, and texture on the simple surfaces. In addition, the clothes needed to be able to shift  from factories, open fields, industrial interiors, and other modern spaces which…

Fashion Styling for Live Performances: REVLON Cancer Fundraiser

Revlon Cancer Benefit: UCLA 2005:  Broadway & Hollywood  Get Together for A Good Cause Women’s Cancer Benefit Performance. An overall look of the 1920s/1930s were created with the help of Sue Wong’s Designs. These gowns provided by Sue Wong Designs and Styling provided by Style Strategy, Inc.

American Ballet Theater: Romeo & Juliet

American Ballet Theater: “Romeo and Juliet” These silk capes were hand draped of silk and hand sewn embroideries, each cape was unique and covered the dancers in this world tour American Ballet Theater Production.  A grand reveal of the ball costumes completed the moment on stage. Designer: Rouben Ter -Arutunian Photo is courtesy of Martha…

Chekov: Life between the lines

The young Laila Robbins and Christopher Walken performed together in this  Chekov piece I worked on as a student intern. The wedding dress was handmade, his costume was a period rental from Western Costume. Costume Designer Dunya Ramicova, First Hand draper, Pikke Allen.         Williamstown Theater, 2008.  Pikke Allen, Costume Supervisor.  Costumes Designs…

The Uniform: Realism and Symbols

Using the realistic uniform in this piece about a mythical war, that could happen in any place, any culture; the story became immediate and intensely powerful to an American audience by using the images of the US Army uniform that audiences recognize.

Vintage: Using Vintage Pieces to Create Style or Character

This 1920s beaded bodice was lined to preserve it.   Bodice is an original Victorian piece that was hand decorated with original beaded trims from the period, taken from an old antique cape from the 19th C. The beauty of the shape and texture is that the beads will pick up light, the shape will…