5 Skills to be a good Costume Designer

Recently some people asked me advices about which type of studies they should pursue to be a costume designer. They seemed to think in terms of future opportunities rather than becoming a good designer.

I think it’s easy to get scared because this industry is hard and earning a life as a creative requires a lot of energy. So here the 5 skills I believe are the most important to nurture for anybody who would like to become a good costume designer.

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Dream Job

In the past I had some work experiences that made me feel like I was high all the time because despite the challenges of the work, I just felt a deep sense of purpose and accomplishment.

There are 3 important points that need to be fulfilled in order to make us feel happy about our work.

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4 Cities - 4 Tiny Steps

I’m a home person so I’m always scared of moving, packing, having to build new routines, meeting new people, losing all my marks… but I know that it’s necessary. Moving keeps me grounded, it leads me to the essence of who I am and what I need to live an awaken life.

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From Theater to Film to Theater again

I loved working on Sea Wall/A Life at the Public Theater this month. I enjoyed the simplicity of the process, the infinite time we had to try new things, fail, try again, find answers. I loved to watch how the costume became alive under the lights of the stage. It’s a very different pace than films. I was able to be more focused on the body, the feeling of the space, the movement.

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5 Things I wish someone had told me when I came out of school

The truth is, no matter the studies you do, you will never be ready for what’s coming next. I believe it’s time to unpack these things and talk about our experience so we can help each others and be stronger together.

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Turn your sensitivity into a strength

Highly Sensitive People experience the world differently.. It is not a mental illness or a disorder and it’s actually completely normal ! But HSPs represent only 15-20% of the population which lead them to be often misunderstood.

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Does the perfect shoe exist ?

I’m always looking for the most comfortable shoes. Since I’m working as a shopper for the Opera in NYC now, I have been doing some research to find the perfect pair of shoes that can go with anything in my closet and that is made ethically and sustainably. Here are the results of my research.

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Hollywood and the celebration of toxic love stories

The Me Too movement started in Hollywood yet this same Industry is still producing dozens of Rom-coms every year that promote unhealthy relationship expectations and toxic behaviors.

Let’s explore the love myths and harmful relationships celebrated in Hollywood and see what alternatives we could produce instead.

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"Bye Europe, Hello America" 5 reasons why I moved abroad

I never really though about being a digital nomad or an expat. In fact I could not work everywhere because I still work with people and within a specific industry. I'm not sure I could find tv shows or films sets to work on if I was living in Thailand for example or if I was not speaking the language of the country. So why do I move ?

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