My passion for wardrobe sourcing started in high school while landing roles in stage musicals then onto local theatre productions. I happened to focus on the entire cast of characters and what made each role come to life. Watching old Hollywood movies with my Mom- a walking book of knowledge when it comes to film stars and their lives helped a lot. And I think searching in local theatre costume houses for a particular fashion era was where my own "Wow" factor was born.
In the 70's I had a friend from the UK. Her Mom worked next to a thrift store near Venice Beach, CA. Our favorite thing was to visit that place after school and dress up like movie stars-scarves, hats, leather jackets, beaded dresses, gloves- the whole entire garb.
I cherish those moments and use them as inspiration in my work today. Finding that diamond under a heap of trash. It's like that.