Jewel Staite (in crumpled gorgeous gown cut from episode), dapper Ennis Esmer (leisure suit from my 70's collection), Jonathan Patrick Moore (yes, we dropped the pant hem & made him a new shirt as I didn't want a real 40's one to go through the wear & tear of the episode), lovely Jewel again.
The Fitting room in any costume department is the place where the characters come alive.
Where actors begin to see what their character looks like, and countless times in fitting rooms across the land have winked in the mirror and said, 'Now I see'.
They can also be in the writers office, (do you mind if I just store a couple of racks of wardrobe in here?), in the bathroom, or in the middle of a studio (as I use my long cardigan sweater to
shield the actress). Ultimately you'd much rather a private, quiet, un-interrupted space where you can ignore the pounding of A.D's on the door or someone who just wants to talk motivation while the actor is in their knickers. Oh, and decent lighting for photos.
On The L.A. Complex II, it was between two emergency exits and no matter how many signs we posted "FITTING IN PROCESS", well, we were interrupted. We also would sometimes leave the laundry there (as you can see above). The above pics were for the finale episode, for Cam and Kevin's movie trailer that they show at the Lux. No one was quite sure what the movie was about and I harassed the story guys a whole lot, but they gave me the freedom to do something different so I decided Raquel charmed/slept her way into a Hollywood costume rental house or vintage store.
Thanks again to that entire amazing, talented crew. I miss you already.
More pics from the second season of The L.A Complex
Just love dressing up, dressing other people up and talking about it. A lot. And laughing too.