Ever so often I play a game where I have to wrap 10 things from my wardrobe which also has a casual sub name of 'Fashion Show'. This can/should include dance music and red wine.
I have A LOT of clothes due to work- Always shopping for others mean you can't help grabbing something awesome for yourself as well as often getting invites to movie wardrobe and sample sales. It's also hard to decide what to keep as every few months I'm in a different office with various heat and air con issues, various wardrobe trucks with blasting heat or chilly dampness, or a studio show in the city where I can wear pretty dresses because the temperature is just right. This 'If you haven't worn it in 1 year, dump it' philosophy does not (never) apply.
So as I was packing for another film adventure up north, I was inspired to do a new purge. A camo sequin Michael Kors dress that my hair kept getting caught in just worn on NYE, a vintage mustard mohair sweater I wore every day in the winter of 2000, a North Carolina sweatshirt I was forced to buy in their airport because of an extended and heavily air conditioned layover, a black satin NWT BCBG gown from outlet shopping in Buffalo (I will never wear black to a formal event again), and many pairs of skinny jeans (so over them!).
You should try playing the game for yourself. You get to try on things in your closet and re-imagine them (and therefore yourself), make more space to see what you love, and gloat over your favourites you will never let go. It's a way of de-cluttering not only your closet, but your life as well. Additionally, you can feel great about sharing such stylish jams with a charity of your choice or do a clothing swap with your buddies.
With the realization that Tom Holland will be the new Spiderman, and Joel Kinnaman is Rick Flagg in the upcoming Suicide Squad, it reminds me of how we tortured them with a Sudbury winter a year ago. The film (yet to be released) was called Backcountry while shooting but has been re-named to Edge of Winter.
Having been dragged through the Northern Ontario wilderness, often at night through snow, ice and even a dunking in the lake, there must've been something in the Sudbury snow to help make super heroes out of these two. Probably their hard work at their craft and inherent skills also had something to do with it.
Also starring the very talented Percy Hynes-Whyte and Rachelle LeFevre, I'm looking forward to seeing how the Northern Ontario magic will advance for their own super hero careers.
Kinnaman plays Elliot Baker, who seizes the chance to develop a better relationship with his sons when his ex-wife Karen (LeFevre) and her new husband take a vacation and leave the boys with him. What starts as a bonding opportunity turns into a nightmarish adventure when they get stranded in a deserted cabin near the lake as night falls and a snowstorm rages. Bradley (Holland) and Caleb (Hynes-White) quickly learn more about their father and what they truly mean to him in this gripping tale of family and survival.
Directed by Rob Connolly
Produced by Kyle Mann, Jonathan Bronfman, Jeff Sackman and Aaron Barnett
Production Designer Craig Lathrop
Director of Photography Norm Li
Assistant Costume Designer Kristen O'Reilly
Set Supervisor Charlene Seniuk
Truck Supervisor Bonnie Brown
Last fall I had the superb honour of dressing Brooke Sheilds
(who is to be accurately described as a dream) for a Hallmark Mystery Series movie called 'Mum's the Word', based on books by Kate Collins who I got to chat with on set.
Also starring Brennan Elliott, Beau Bridges and Kate Drummond, this terrific cast with a terrific crew, took over Main Street in North Bay to create the Bloomers Flower Shop.
Airing on Hallmark Sunday January 17th, 9/8 c
Just love dressing up, dressing other people up and talking about it. A lot. And laughing too.