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Costume Designer, Maker, Stylist, & Wardrobe Supervisor



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2016 Costume Quiz

Posted on 05 Jan 2017 in Recent Work | 0 comments

Due to Non Disclosure Agreements that prevail in my contracts, and the jobs without contracts that also demand a level of secrecy before transmission, there is little in the way of production photos that I can publish this year. Factor in the privacy of individuals and it leaves me with virtually nothing to show you in it’s entirety. However, here is a small selection of snippets from last year’s jobs for you to classify into genres. Spot the Opera/ Drama/ Sitcoms …….Bingo!    

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Citizen Khan. Series 5. Now showing.

Posted on 11 Dec 2016 in Recent Work | 0 comments

Transmitting now on BBC 1, 8.30, Friday nights. Look out for the Christmas special. Thanks to my wonderfully supportive Costume team .

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Happy Birthday Ma’am

Posted on 10 Jun 2016 in Celebrity Ironing Spot | 0 comments

I have certainly dressed a few Queens in my time. From historic and foreign royalty, to our very own QE2, here, on the occasion of her second of her many, official and unofficial 90th Birthday Celebrations, Costumechanges brings you my favourites…          

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Going Forward

Posted on 17 May 2016 in Recent Work | 0 comments

Starting transmission this week on BBC4 , is the sequel to Getting On, the award winning TV series from Vera Productions. Writer Jo Brand reprises her character Kim Wild, now a Healthcare Assistant for the elderly in their homes, and the three part series contrasts Kim’s chaotic family with the often lonely world of the clients she visits on her daily rounds. Heartbreaking and hilarious, it highlights the perils of zero hours contracts, the real issues of care for an ageing population and the everyday struggle of just getting through family life. Tune in on Thursdays at 10pm to see how our wonderful production team and artists including a cast […]

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It’s been a Pharaoh while…*

Posted on 01 Dec 2015 in Celebrity Ironing Spot, Recent Work | 0 comments

Since the last blog, due to a stack of contracts, I was unable to put digit to keyboard. Having dealt with the serious business of the comic side of the general election this Spring, Summer saw a surge of sartorial silliness in the form of creating costumes for a six part television comedy. Wardrobe skills were at a premium as the small team, i.e. my assistant and I, searched, sourced, sewed, shopped and shot our way through the Summer. Negotiating nudity, drag queens, and cocktail dresses tumbling into horse manure were just in the first week! 100+ costumes later, I then reverted to the sensible task of period accuracy, for […]

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Rory Bremner’s Election Report 2015

Posted on 13 May 2015 in Recent Work | 0 comments

Following a very swift re-write after the surprise election results, the entire production team rose to the challenge and reworked the programme that airs tonight at 10pm on BBC2. Anticipating a hung parliament, the information began to trickle in last week and, as is typical on a topical show with a fast turnaround and no time for costume fittings, it was a case of balancing last minute cast measurements with the demands of the ever changing script. Fortunately, with the combination of familiar faces and my stock of wardrobe accoutrements, all went well and everyone was fully clothed.

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