Costume Designer + Stylist
Born in Pasadena, and raised in Germany and Italy until I was nine, my parents were not surprised when I showed both a flair for the dramatic and an interest in theatre, dance, languages, architecture and music. So naturally I chose to pursue a degree in Theater Arts, with an emphasis in acting, and a minor in Costume Design and Literature.
After graduating from San Francisco State University, I relocated to Los Angeles. Focusing on the costume/wardrobe aspect of film production, I was lucky when the actress Elizabeth Perkins took me under her wing and onto an Alan Rudolph film called “Love At Large”. Four seasons on “The Wonder Years” followed, as did numerous long term and day playing jobs as a costumer on shows such as “3rd Rock From The Sun”, “Drew Carey”, and the films “Devil In a Blue Dress”, “Boogie Nights” and “The Princess Diaries”, to name just a few.
In 2000, I was asked to costume design a very, very low budget independent film, “Billy’s Hollywood Screen Kiss, which subsequently went on to win the Sundance Film Festival’s Audience Award in 2001. I continued working as a costumer, but began to also style commercials, assist in designing projects like Justin Timberlake’s tour “Justified”, many different videos and appearances with Janet Jackson, and a video with the legendary Tina Turner. Costume designing jobs followed, and to date I have designed 15 films, countless commercials, and a few stage productions.
I now live in New York City, and continue to discover and learn as I follow my passion for fashion, costumes, literature, and design in the ever-changing business of film, television, commercials, and most recently, web and internet programs.