Hey Frocktalkers – thank you so much for your support of Sleepy Hollow! We have been absolutely overwhelmed with the positive response and the love for this show – who knew?! We have been working hard on this show (just about 100 hours per week, no joke), so by consequence, I haven’t had a lot of time to write recreationally here on Frocktalk. Thank you for your patience. I also haven’t had a lot of time to see any movies to write about them.
HOWEVER, I have been watching American Horror Story: Coven. This is “appointment TV” for me. There is no DVR at my rental apartment. So I make it a point to be home in time to watch it. Jessica Lange is just a genius, and Lou Eyrich and her crew are KILLING IT with the costumes. Take a look at this:
Continue reading ‘Update From KB Land: Love them Witches’
I was lucky enough to get the chance to ask costume designer Kari Perkins about her incredible work on Bernie. Here she talks Texas, townsfolk, and tongue-in-cheek… or not!! Read on~
Continue reading ‘Bernie: Interview with Designer Kari Perkins!’
Our friend Chris over at Clothesonfilm.com has just posted a fabulous and juicy interview with costume designer Amy Westcott about her work on Black Swan. She sets the record straight about all the recent controversy surrounding the design of the film – a fascinating read! Check it out!
It’s Black Friday; let the shopping madness begin!! So, let’s say you need to get a holiday gift for your favorite costume-type. And by costume-type, I mean: costume designer, costumer, tailor, aspiring designer, or mini-designer (meaning: adolescent). The gift possibilities are practically endless, but I have cut through some of the crap in an attempt to make it easy for you. Click on the bolded links for purchasing info!
In no particular order, here are ten good ideas:
Continue reading ‘Black Friday Special: Ten Holiday Gift Ideas for Costume Types’
Release Date: 3-30-1988
Runtime: 92 min.
Period: Contemporary (1988)
Costume Designer: Aggie Guerard Rodgers
Beetle Juice is one of the landmark films in my life. There is “Before Beetle Juice” and there is “After Beetle Juice”. The film is important to me because it was the first film to reflect a subculture that I recognized firsthand: goth.
Continue reading ‘Beetle Juice: KB’s Review’
Earlier this week, I hid in a corner of the costume truck with my computer and i-chatted about Beetle Juice with Chris from Clothes on Film. We covered ‘goth’, Japanese fashion designers, what it means to be happy, and jumpers worn as skirts. It was lively! And I didn’t get caught playing hooky from the set!
Continue reading ‘Beetle Juice: Dueling Banjos – KB and Chris’ Chat’
Review Date: 8-6-09
Release Date: 12-16-77
Runtime: 118 min.
Period: Contemporary, 1977
Costume Designer: Patrizia von Brandenstein
Tony Manero is a nineteen-year-old Brooklyn paint store clerk by day, living with his parents. At night, however, he rules the dance floor at the 2001: Odyssey dance club. Saturday Night Fever describes his existence, straddling these two worlds, and coming to terms with the expectations his family has for him and his siblings. Saturday Night Fever is, in the end, much more than great dancing and an iconic soundtrack; it is about growing up, being accountable for one’s actions, and taking responsibility for one’s own life and happiness.
** NB: This film is rated R, and the plot described herein may not be appropriate for kids. **
Continue reading ‘Saturday Night Fever – Synopsis’
1983's THRILLER video, designed by Deborah Nadoolman Landis
We here at Frocktalk mourn the untimely passing of Michael Jackson: musician, recording artist, superstar and costume icon. I asked costume designer Deborah Nadoolman Landis for her thoughts on this amazing performer, with whom she had the privilege of working. Here’s what she had to say:
Continue reading ‘Michael Jackson: Costume Icon, part 1’