The first thing to consider is that when you hire a stylist instead of a costume designer, you hire someone with very different skills. You might not realize it but these different skills can really impact your budget and how much you spend on wardrobe.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
As a French immigrant, understanding how Unions work in the United States was like discovering a whole new world. So first what’s a Labor Union ?Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Here some tips from an insider in order to survive your first indie film production as a crew or creative member.Read More
This past year I have learned to tame my inner impostor syndrome's voice by learning some tricks and going through survival mode while living abroad. I had to really face my lack of confidence in order to be able to put myself out there again and build a new network.Read More
I believe the most difficult part of our job is to be subtle, understand people and show empathy even when our work is not very well respected. So here a little list of etiquette and tips I try to follow in every circumstances because our work would not exist without actors anyway.Read More
Freelancing is surrounded by myths. It either sounds like a dream coming from my friends who are working within a regular company or a hell of a place when I talk with fellow freelancers.Read More
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 ?Read More
I used to hate live drawing classes because I've always felt like I was not drawing well enough. But do I really need to draw perfect sketches in order to explain my design ideas ?Read More
I would like to share some of the strengths introverts have and how we should use them in an industry that is all about networking events, selling ourselves and showing off a bit.
Let's talk about the backstage of a stylist / costume designer's job on commercials, prints or branded contents.Read More
Will I ever have a successful career if I refuse to work for famous brands that are making profit out of women’s low self-esteem ?Read More
I'm a Parisian living in London so I had to build a new "carnet d'adresses" quickly along getting new jobs. Here are my favorite ones in these two cities I love.Read More
Remember that there is no success without failure EVER. So here a list of 10 things I wish I knew when I had my first design job.Read More
The common misconception in our industry is that being a costume designer on a contemporary fiction doesn’t require as much skills as designing for a period fiction.Read More
Shit happens on set. Yes, people die or get badly injured or disrespected in a high point.
Here what you should know to protect yourself and your crew.Read More
While returning giant shopping bags today, I started to write notes about the weirdest things we do as Costumers. I think this is a good opportunity for you to share this list with the part of the world who still imagines that your job is like a carnival.Read More