Costume Design

According to Ellen – Part Three

What does being by the ocean do for you?

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Water is my element. It is cleansing, relaxing and regenerating.  The color of the sea is mesmerizing to me.  The different shades of blue, blue-green, light turquoise I find to be both inspirational and healing.  Whenever I need to escape, when my body and mind need to rest and recharge, I visit the ocean.  It is a dreamlike landscape, where I become reborn!  The beauty of water is staggering, and it renews me.

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According to Ellen – Part Two

What emotion do the colors black and white evoke for you?

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I adore most images and things black and white, because my imagination can run wild!  White is powerful; to me it is light.  When one wears all white, essentially an iconic image is formed no matter what!  Black is a blank canvas, a shadow that creates a silhouette. It is a mysterious essence, filled with many illusions.

Light and dark, weightlessness and shadow, hard and soft, the crisp architecture of a black line against the pureness of a white ground…that resonates with me.

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According to Ellen – Part One

How do you use color to make a statement in your work?

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I am a lover of all color and the juxtaposition of no color.  I love to live with color, dream in color and create in color, however in the medium that I work in color creates a statement that has to reflect the text and the story.

Color can create a mood without words, so when I am translating the text, I must choose the exact shade to evoke that emotion.

In real life (meaning beyond the movie set) color says the same about the person.  Picture someone walking into a room in a red dress, then picture one in a pink shirt, or someone wearing grey or green or lots of colors together…color is everything, and it sets the tone for one’s life.

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