Hey everyone! This Saturday (6/29/2013) is the big TEDx talk. I’ve been practicing my speech and honing my slideshow, and I think it’s going to be fun! I’m not going to cry, and I’m not going to barf! I’m not going to cry and I’m not going to barf! If I keep repeating this phrase, I will be just fine. If you’d like to attend the conference – and really, if you aren’t busy on Saturday, you should – I have a discount code for you for $30 off the tickets! Here it is: TEDXVIP. Just go to the Ticket Purchase Page, enter the code where it says “enter promotional code” and you’re all set. The tickets include lunch and the entire program of compelling speakers, so it’s a pretty good bargain. I will be talking about clothing, identity and costume design. And I’m NOT going to barf! Hope to see you there! Have a great week, everyone!
Hey there, Frocktalkers! Sorry it’s been such radio silence here. My world has exploded in the past few weeks and I am scrambling to keep up with all of it. There is some great news, though – I’ve been asked to do a TED talk – OMGsonervousIcan’tevenstandit! I will be speaking at TEDx Pacific Palisades on June 29, 2013! Yeah, exciting and crazy! I will be talking about clothing and identity, and how we use the language of clothing in our work as costume designers. Tickets available soon on the website – check it out HERE.
Also , tons of other cool things happening in the costume design world – on June 20, 2013 Costume Designer Sophie de Rakoff will be hosting a panel of costume designers for the Academy. From the Hollywood Reporter:
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It’s cap and gown season, folks. I have been listening to sound bytes from all kinds of graduation and commencement addresses, and it made me think. I have never been asked to address a graduating class of any kind, but if I were asked, what would I say? After some careful thought, here is my commencement address to you, the graduating class of Frocktalk 2012.
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Lou Eyrich, Contemporary TV winner for GLEE
Hey there, Frocktalkers! I was able to shoot (grainy, poor-quality) video of the acceptance speeches, tribute speeches, etc., and I thought you might like to see (hear) them! Really, these are more for the words than for the pictures. It was such a lovely night, and I am excited to share it with you! Read on!
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Review Date: 11-22-2010
Release Date: 11-26-2010 (USA)
Runtime: 118 min.
Period: 1925 – 1939
Costume Designer: Jenny Beavan
The King’s Speech details the reluctant rise of Prince Albert to the throne of King of England in 1936. Specifically, the story is told through the lens of his speech defect – Prince Albert had a severe stutter, and had difficulty speaking publicly and privately. Thematically, the film is about overcoming obstacles including sibling rivalry, bullying, public perception, and perhaps most importantly, the obstacle of one’s self and lack of self-esteem. The film is exquisitely made, and will no doubt be rewarded for its many merits, including stellar performances all around.
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