Fashion: a prevailing custom, usage, or style.
Cinéaste: A film or movie enthusiast.
Fashionéaste: A person who derives inspiration from films and film costume.
This blog is not about movie reviews or about fashion in the conventional sense. I wanted to compile a lookbook of sorts to refer to when designing. It can be used as a reference tool, and as a springboard for creativity.
I love all aspects of filmmaking, writing, directing, lighting, acting, set design, etc. All of the above inspire designers, photographers, musicians, and artists, to experiment in their work.
My background consists of film school, and fashion design. I was a 1995 Disney Fellowship semi-finalist for my first feature script, a 2002 C.A.P.E. (Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment) New Writers Award winner for television (based on a “Bernie Mac” spec), 2002 Helen Fong Dare Scholarship in the Arts winner (based on a feature script), and a National Merit Scholarship winner in 2004 (based on an essay). Did some TV and film acting (not as much as I would’ve liked… sigh). Then worked for Blue Marlin, Levi’s and Dockers after design school.
I hope you find this blog useful and above all, FUN!
Seeing the costumes inspires me, but also the “behind-the-scenes,” stuff is great to give your imagination a kick start.
I will always try my best to credit photos. Sometimes credits aren’t available, so if you didn’t get proper credit, let me know, and I’ll be happy to oblige. Reciprocate. Please credit me when referencing this blog.