Review Date: 4-2-2013
Release Date: 3-15-2013
Runtime: 100 min.
Period: Contemporary (flashbacks to 1980s)
Costume Designer: Dayna Pink
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone is a very interesting movie, and the costumes are awesome. What kind of a dream job would it be to create a world of magic? To span a few decades doing so? To work with some of the best comedic talent in the process? I sat down with costume designer Dayna Pink to discuss her work on the show, and I will run that interview soon. But first, have a look at some of her outrageous and hilarious costumes.
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Review Date: 10-26-12
Release Date: 11-9-12 (limited); wide on 11-16-12
Runtime: 150 min (approx, unofficial)
Costume Designer: Joanna Johnston
This film details the last four months of American President Abraham Lincoln’s life. Essentially, it covers Lincoln’s struggle to achieve passage of the thirteenth amendment to the US constitution, outlawing slavery. Along the way, it paints a loving picture of Lincoln as a doting, hands-on father, an involved, engaged husband, and a charismatic, determined leader.
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This wonderful article just came across my desk this morning from Collector’s Weekly. It’s about Joseff Jewelry – a place I had never heard of, shocking in a twenty-year Hollywood costume design career!!! Joseff Jewelry created costume jewelry and prop pieces that were, and are, rentable to the entertainment industry. The collection is staggering, including pieces from Gone With the Wind (no longer rentable) and many other costume landmark films. It’s absolutely fascinating, and I look forward to doing business with them in the future – just goes to show you, there is always something out there to learn and discover, no matter how long you’ve been doing this. Enjoy the article HERE!!! Like them on Facebook HERE!
OK. So I liked the movie(s), but I am by no means a “Twi-Hard”. I was nonetheless impressed by what I saw yesterday at Nordstrom Rack at the Bridge/Howard Hughes: Twilight/New Moon jewelry, fully licensed, on sale for under $8. They had earrings, necklaces, keychains… and what was interesting is that every piece was stamped with the production company’s info: Summit Entertainment. It’s a remarkable tie-in, really! None of this has to do with costume design, per se, but I thought it was interesting, using jewelry and accessories to market the film – what do you think?