I grew up a proper geek: obsessed with learning. My favorite obsessions were fabric, colors, “feel” and transforming shapes. I traveled everywhere with my crayon briefcase! With said case in hand, I went to University of Delaware,which had a great technical fashion school and an excellent theatrical graduate program called the PTTP. There I was force-fed couture basics that are practically impossible to find in today’s fashion arena. How happy was this geek to have such informational access! My wares for my classes quickly and dramatically improved, and my thirst for technical know-how became insatiable.
After a whirlwind adventure living abroad, I moved to New York and immediately plunged into costuming. My first play opened within a month of moving in! After many projects, plays and films, I was feeling directionless and disheartened, so my dad suggested an acquaintance I should meet: the girl next door. She grew up literally next-door to my father and he always described her as this high-powered fashion business maven of New York and he was right! I was nervous, but she saw something in me and I was kicked in the right direction and here I come with my first line. I hope it ends well. Well, not ends, but you know what I mean.
Clients/Experience: Imitation of Christ, Oribe, Patricia Field, Opening Ceremony, Redken, Boyd, Uniform, Scarlett Johansson, Amanda Lepore, Jake Shears, and many more. Resident costume designer for Kids With Guns.