Though I hold dual citizenship for the US and Germany, I'm a Los Angeles native, entrepreneur, fashion stylist and costume designer. As a true-bred Valley Girl, my eye for fashion developed as a toddler, wearing only print on print and ruffles. I pursued my interest in the Art and Fashion worlds of New York City for a period, where I was website producer for Sothebys.com, and then managed content for MZ Wallace’s web store and assistant managed their flagship boutique in SoHo.
In 2009, my path lead me back to Los Angeles, where I founded my eco-friendly and sustainable vintage online retail company My Grandma’s Closet. Named for my Grandma Sylvia's amazing fashion sense, My Grandma’s Closet was established to showcase my favorite hand-picked novelty and designer vintage items. Now, I source, style, and sell iconic vintage clothing in Los Angeles. Since graduating from University in 2011 with a Bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing, I have been able to expand my skills and pursue a career as an IATSE costume designer and a freelance fashion stylist.
As a costume designer, my Creative Writing degree informs my preparation; I strive to deeply understand the narrative’s structure and meaning. My detail-oriented approach is always the catalyst to creative costume design, which ultimately elevates the narrative’s visual impact. Recent work includes feature films Justine (as CD), Squirrel (as CD), Flower (as ACD) and Unlovable (as CD). TV shows Art Prison, Adult Swim's live-action pilot, Ricking Morty, Adult Swim's live talk show, YouTube Red's original series Good Game (available on YouTube Red). Funny or Die digital comedy shorts. Music videos by John Legend & Chance the Rapper's for "Penthouse Floor" and Snoop Dogg's & Punjabi artists Dr. Zeus and Zora Randhawa for "Woofer."
As a stylist, I dress celebrity clients for Red Carpet appearances. I utilize my passion for revival vintage to inspire fashion ensembles, which have been published in high-profile fashion magazines. I have worked as a stylist instructor for fashion photography classes at the renowned Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, assisted regularly for various projects with ELLE Magazine (US & International), and have been contributing fashion stylist for various publications over the years.