DIY Project: Distressed Denim
Tomorrow’s big shoot with the Jubilee Project calls for some ripped jeans for a specific character’s look. Why buy brand new distressed jeans if you can easily make them yourself?
Here’s a few quick and easy steps to get the grungy look you see sold at stores!
1. Snip a tiny hole along the grain of the denim (naturally where it would be worn out over time, like the knees)
2. Sand the area until it has that frayed and washed look
3. If you’re looking for the extreme distressed look, snip again and repeat the steps 
P.S. There will be a surprise guest appearance. He will be revealed when I post the behind the scenes photos!

DIY Project: Distressed Denim

Tomorrow’s big shoot with the Jubilee Project calls for some ripped jeans for a specific character’s look. Why buy brand new distressed jeans if you can easily make them yourself?

Here’s a few quick and easy steps to get the grungy look you see sold at stores!

1. Snip a tiny hole along the grain of the denim (naturally where it would be worn out over time, like the knees)

2. Sand the area until it has that frayed and washed look

3. If you’re looking for the extreme distressed look, snip again and repeat the steps

P.S. There will be a surprise guest appearance. He will be revealed when I post the behind the scenes photos!

Here are the final edits of actress Ciara Hanna, the Yellow Ranger on Nickelodeon’s Power Rangers MegaForce. What a beauty!

Photography: Sheri Angeles

Makeup: Amy Delarosa Cooper

Good Morning LA!
 I was taking advantage of my lazy Sunday and decided to lie in bed with my iPad for as long as I could. I stumbled across a blog post: Ang Lee’s Never-Ending Dream. This article re-instilled my motivation to never falter from what I have chosen to do in life. You have to be brave, patient and tenacious enough to make your goals come true. It’s about endurance, how bad do you want something?  
Congratulations on your Oscar Ang Lee. Thank you for reminding us what it’s like to be gracious, humble and brave.

Good Morning LA!


I was taking advantage of my lazy Sunday and decided to lie in bed with my iPad for as long as I could. I stumbled across a blog post: Ang Lee’s Never-Ending Dream. This article re-instilled my motivation to never falter from what I have chosen to do in life. You have to be brave, patient and tenacious enough to make your goals come true. It’s about endurance, how bad do you want something?  

Congratulations on your Oscar Ang Lee. Thank you for reminding us what it’s like to be gracious, humble and brave.

Happy weekend everyone!
Before I headed out for the day, I took a minute to make a smoothie. You know the rock that sits in the bottom of your stomach after eating a delicious slice of pumpkin pie, but its too good to pass up so you do it anyways. Well, today I made a  vegan pumpkin pie smoothie! A taste of autumn in a glass, without weighting you down. 
Start your weekend the right way! You can find the recipe on the Tasty Yummies website.
Enjoy!

Happy weekend everyone!

Before I headed out for the day, I took a minute to make a smoothie. You know the rock that sits in the bottom of your stomach after eating a delicious slice of pumpkin pie, but its too good to pass up so you do it anyways. Well, today I made a  vegan pumpkin pie smoothie! A taste of autumn in a glass, without weighting you down. 

Start your weekend the right way! You can find the recipe on the Tasty Yummies website.

Enjoy!

Today I went to Western Costume Co. to get some supplies for my weekend shoot. This is Schmere, an aging/distressing product. for clothing that needs to get dirty fast! I will leave the rest a surprise and will be sure to post photos this weekend to catch you all up!

Today I went to Western Costume Co. to get some supplies for my weekend shoot. This is Schmere, an aging/distressing product. for clothing that needs to get dirty fast! I will leave the rest a surprise and will be sure to post photos this weekend to catch you all up!

Hey ladies,

Guess who’s having a sample sale this weekend in downtown LA…WILDFOX! I must say, some of my best finds for shoots have come from this sale and I can’t help but add to my personal wardrobe while I’m at it. I’m a huge fan of their crazy sweater jumpers! So, for anyone who hasn’t been before, here’s an insider tip.

*Get there an hour early and bring cash.

May the best girl win!

Love,

Lauren

Here’s to the glitz and the glam!

This year I was a bit disappointed with the fashion choices, but a few ladies did catch my attention.

The Oscar for best dressed female goes to: Amy Adams, Naomi Watts and Maria Menunos.

Who doesn’t love a man in a suit?

To me dressing a man is all about creating angles. With a fitted suit, you highlight all the right angles and create a leaner looking silhouette.

The Oscar for best dressed male goes to: Daniel day Lewis, Jeremy Renner and Joseph Gordon Levitt.

Day 2 on The Donnie Miller Story set

Photo 1: Here I am lint rolling one of our actors, Dominic Conti. He is hilarious and a pleasure to dress. He brought his own glasses to get his character just right.

Photo 2: In back is our director Mike Piccirillo. I’m getting actor Travis Stanberry ready for his scene. You can’t tell here, but he’s wearing a tweed vest underneath his suit. We’re going for a historian meets Inside The Actor’s Studio James Lipton kind of look!

Side note: I picked out a bunch of ties for Travis Stanberry, one of our actors who plays a historian. We didn’t use the paisley one, but it’s important to show a director many wardrobe options.

Day 1 on The Donnie Miller Story set

What a success this weekend was! Here are some behind the scenes photos.

My set bag was a life saver these past two days. My deodorant sponge that erases powder, makeup and deodorant marks on all clothing never left my side. Also, my fashion tape or double stick tape to hold bra straps in place.

I had to find a cop uniform, it’s important to be accurate when placing badges on a uniform. The audience might not realize, but it’s a costume designer’s job to know which side a badge goes on a pocket, shirt, or hat. It’s all in the details to make a believable character.


Tip Of The Day!

As I am approaching a chaotic weekend filled with films and shoots Ive been setting aside clothing for the talent. A lot of the time the meals served during a 14-hour day on set bring about high anxiety in a stylist. I’ve run into emergencies with harsh stains like pasta sauce, balsamic vinegar, or the most common: makeup! In preparation for what’s to come of the weekend I have my DIY stain removal treatment on hand. Here’s my simple recipe to maintaining picture perfect clothing.


In a spray bottle or plastic container:

1.     ½ cup of dishwashing liquid (my favorite is Seventh Generation Method)

2.     1 cup of hydrogen peroxide

3.     1-2 tbsp. baking soda (for some extra scrubbing power)

4.     Grab a toothbrush and start scrubbing! (pressure depends on fabric)

5.     For quick dry if there’s a dryer on set that’s my go-to, if not a hair dryer does the trick.


What stain treatments work for you?

Tip Of The Day!

As I am approaching a chaotic weekend filled with films and shoots Ive been setting aside clothing for the talent. A lot of the time the meals served during a 14-hour day on set bring about high anxiety in a stylist. I’ve run into emergencies with harsh stains like pasta sauce, balsamic vinegar, or the most common: makeup! In preparation for what’s to come of the weekend I have my DIY stain removal treatment on hand. Here’s my simple recipe to maintaining picture perfect clothing.

In a spray bottle or plastic container:

1.     ½ cup of dishwashing liquid (my favorite is Seventh Generation Method)

2.     1 cup of hydrogen peroxide

3.     1-2 tbsp. baking soda (for some extra scrubbing power)

4.     Grab a toothbrush and start scrubbing! (pressure depends on fabric)

5.     For quick dry if there’s a dryer on set that’s my go-to, if not a hair dryer does the trick.

What stain treatments work for you?

Here are those final edits of actor/singer Clayton Johnson I promised you all. He’s styled in All Saints boots and jacket.

Photography: Sheri Angeles

Makeup: Amy Cooper

Today I was feeling the need for a bit of inspiration, so I went to Fabien Castanier Gallery featuring French TILT. The owner told me TILT’s medium is spray paint in the way of graffiti or bubble lettering, layer after layer.

His current solo exhibition is titled All You Can Eat,a commentary on America’s fast food obsession. This was the perfect bit of inspiration before preparation for my next shoot.

Take a look at my two favorites from TILT’s collection.

I just had a production meeting at Charlie’s Pantry in Studio City, my new favorite lunch hangout. 
I’ve been a tad carb conscious lately, so I stuck to high energy, high protein nibbles. I don’t have a favorite, they were all incredibly tasty. I plan on recreating them at home.
Perfect to pack in a bag for those 14hr days on set, while still giving your body the energy it needs!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  First dish: Farro, cranberry, wild rice, & almond salad
Second Dish: Quinoa, red & green onion, capers & carrots                             
Third Dish: Curried chicken, raisins, & light mayo