Phillip Boutte is one of the hottest costume illustrators in town. With a resume that includes box-office behemoths like Inception, Man of Steel, Twilight/Breaking Dawn, and Star Trek, his rise has been meteoric. We sat down to breakfast and ended up talking about everything from new rendering programs to racism in the media. I really adore Phillip and am so excited to share this interview with you. Grab a cup of coffee and join us, won’t you?
Continue reading ‘Spotlight On: Costume Illustrator Phillip Boutte!’
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?
Okay, so I am all for being a movie fan. But this? This is nuts!! Since last Wednesday, 11-11-09, people have started to line up on the streets of Westwood for the Twilight: New Moon premiere. The premiere is tonight, Monday 11-16-09. These people are not waiting in line for tickets. No, they are waiting in line just to get a glimpse of their favorite actors as they walk the red carpet. Some might call this folly; others might call it devotion. I call it amazing, so I took some pictures to share with you.
Continue reading ‘Fans of Glittery-Skinned Blood-Suckers Invade Westwood!’
OK, so today was the “preview” day/night of Comic Con. Let me tell you, it was overrun with people, already. The line just to pick up passes was a quarter-mile long, no joke. But the best thing happened when I was walking up to the convention center. That’s when I saw THIS GUY:
Continue reading ‘Comic Con: Preview Day!’
Review Date: 3-28-09
Release Date: 11-21-08
Runtime: 122 min.
Period: contemporary, 2008, plus fantasy
Costume Designer: Wendy Chuck
I have decided to make these reviews a little shorter, when I can, to keep me from procrastinating. My first effort at this is Twilight. Based on the wildly popular series of books by Stephenie Meyer, Twilight is the first in what will surely also become a series of films, aimed squarely at teenaged girls.
Continue reading ‘Twilight’