Sunday, July 29, 2012

Happy Sunday

Sunday inspiration! I hope you are having a great and relaxing weekend! Loving this vintage photo of Molly Ringwald

I spent lots of time on Pinterest this weekend looking for inspiration. If you want to see more images like this one, make sure to follow all of my boards here.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

The New Romantics

Happy Tuesday! Pictures speak louder than words. All of this beauty is from a Foam Magazine photo shoot. All images were found here

Monday, July 23, 2012

Illustration + Embroidery

I am always looking for new ways to communicate my ideas to directors and producers. Illustrations enhanced with embroidery is a fresh way to present your designs. This artwork is beyond fanciful and can be found on Izziyanna Suhaimi's website.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Costume Designer Sonia Grande

In her Academy Award winning role as Maria Elena in Vicky Christina Barcelona.
One of my favorite costumes in Broken Embraces. She plays the beautiful Magdalena.
In Broken Embraces again. Her character plays an aspiring actress.
So seductive in her role as actress Lupe Sino in A Matador's Mistress.
She had so many looks in Broken Embraces. I love her hair in this scene.

Sonia Grande is one of my favorite costume designers. This Spanish designer has frequently collaborated with some of my favorite directors like Pedro Almodovar and Woody Allen. She is also responsible for the many looks of Penelope Cruz in award winning films like Vicky Cristina Barcelona and Broken Embraces. Like many costume designers, she started her career in theater and later transitioned into films. In an interview with Elle magazine, Sonia talks about Penelope, "Her compliant and versatile nature, her mysterious gaze, and her talent provoke an enormous curiosity in me." Sonia Grande is such a brilliant costume designer. In 1999 she won her first Goya Award, which is considered to be the Spanish equivalent to the Academy Awards, for her work in La nina de tus ojos. I can't wait to see her next film and I hope Penelope Cruz stars in it.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

This Week on Instagram

Delivering my Instagram pictures of the week! As you know I went to Comic-Con last week and took many pictures, but these remain some of favorite. I hope everyone is having safe weekend!! 

1. It was official, I finally got my professional badge.
2. Our view from our Hotel, not bad.
3. The Television Costume Design Panel was a success.
4. SyFy Cafe at the Hard Rock San Diego.
5. Comic-Con crowd, make sure to register for next year here.
6. Stay Puft!!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Fashion Mixology

New wardrobe inspiration. I am obsessed with this new trend of mixing prints and colors. My favorite combination is the stripes and floral mixture. It looks so effortless and chic.

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Monday, July 16, 2012

Literature Threads

Happy Monday! Nothing makes me happier than beautiful book covers. Reading is one of my favorite hobbies. Last year the Penguin publishing group collaborated with illustrator Jillian Tamaki to create these embroidered whimsical book covers. Gotta love these revamped classics. You can purchase them here.  

Wednesday, July 11, 2012


Is anyone going to Comic Con this week in San Diego? This year I am attending as part of the Costume Designers Guild Committee. I have never been to Comic Con before and I am very excited to attend. I can't wait to see all the fans dress up in their eccentric costumes. As a way to honor all the hard work that goes into creating costumes, the Guild put together a Costume Designer Panel for Television and Film. They will both be held on different nights. If you are in San Diego and do decide to attend make sure to join us. In the meanwhile enjoy some vintage Catwoman circa 1966. Isn't Lee Meriwether lovely?

Television Panelists:
Friday July 13, 2012
Room 32AB
6:30 - 7:30

Costume Designers

Chrisi Karvonides - American Horror Story
Jenni Gullett - Fringe
Audrey Fisher - True Blood

Imogene Chayes - True Blood, American Horror Story

Film Panelists
Saturday July 14, 2012
Room 24ABC
5:00 - 6:00

Costume Designers

Shawna Trpcic - The Cabin in the Woods
Lisa Tomczeszyn - X-Men, Punisher
Mayes Rubeo - John Carter


Christian Cordella - Snow White and the Huntsman
Constantine Sekeris- Green Lantern, Thor
Rosi Gabi - xXx, Mission to Mars
Brian Venezuela - Star Trek, The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Philip Boute - Inception, Captain America

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

This Week on Instagram

This Week on Instagram is back! These are some of my favorite photos captured through my iphone. Fashion, music, cocktails, art and sparkly things? Yup, welcome to my world.

1. This beautiful costume was displayed at the FIDM Museum.
2. Bar 1886. A truly hidden gem in Pasadena. 
3. Some amazing sparkly goods I found at the Rose Bowl Flea Market.
4. Follies costume sketches.
5. Always in the mood for some Beck.
6. Another amazing display at FIDM.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Sleepless in LA

I'm back! So glad to be blogging again. I got super busy last month and did not have the time to blog as much as I would have liked to. I am working on three different projects at moment and have not had enough rest in the past couple of weeks, but ironically it is hectic times like these where I tend to feel the most creative. I can't wait to share these exciting projects with you guys soon. In the meantime here are some pictures that have inspired me lately. 

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