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Tamara de Lempicka series
Photographer: Nelly Nguyen
Photographer: Nelly Nguyen
Three photographs from this series were published in the May 2012 edition of Ellements magazine.
Dick Whittington’s Cats – The Magic Theatre
Costume design, supervising and making. Running wardrobe at the event.
Client: Crafty Arty Parties. Event: a corporate children’s Christmas party. Venue: Business Design Centre, Islington.
The brief was to create exciting, colourful and showy cat costumes for the crew at an event staged as a pantomime.
Snowmen Ice Skaters
Costume design, supervising and making.
Client: Crafty Arty Parties. Event: a corporate children’s Christmas party at Canary Wharf
The brief was to design snowmen costumes to be worn by ice skaters at a Christmas party. Flexibility and ease of movement therefore had to be taken into account. It was stressed that the costumes should be sparkly and feel special (or ‘ritzy and glitzy’ as I put it), unlike anything else on the market.
The Deco Collection - Sarina Poppy for Brighton Fashion Week 2011.
I worked closely with the designer for her 2011 collection, brainstorming ideas, developing designs, sourcing materials, pattern cutting, making samples, and helping to prepare for the collection photoshoot and fashion show.
Photography copyright 2011 Sarina Poppy.
Entertaining Mr Sloane by Joe Orton
This dark satire on suburban 1960s England presents relationships and actions which are so unconventional that they still shock today, fifty years after the play was written. I chose therefore to play down the costumes, so that the themes of subversion and immorality would come through without an audience being distracted by crazy costume design. The events in the play are shocking, and I wanted to stress the idea of them happening in ordinary homes and ordinary society. I therefore tried to make a play on normality whilst retaining a period feel.
Set design – model box:
I very much wanted the audience to have an interactive and immersive theatre experience in this flexible theatre space (the studio theatre at the Arts University College at Bournemouth). I placed them inside the living room, sitting on chairs of the period, and surrounded by period newspapers to peruse whilst waiting for the acting to commence.
Tis Pity She’s a Whore by John Ford
For this project I decided to take a visually conceptual approach to the play. To highlight the themes of corruption and opulence, I re-set it in the 18th Century and mixed the period silhouettes with a 1980s gothic twist, in the colours and fabrics.