About Guiliana Werner

Posts by Guiliana Werner:

Research is FUN!!

Something i discovered about myself was that i looooooove research. I absolutely adore it, and i never would have found that out if i didn’t do research like crazy. 🙂 I researched everything from shoes to hair, to hats, and even beggar images for my designs!

Wanna see some of my research? of course you do!

I started with ladies shoes, which were very hard for me to find anything on. But i learned that if you dig long enough, you are going to find yourself neck deep in images, and what a fabulous way to be! I found out a  lot of information about the male shoes as well as hair for both sexes.

One thing i learned the hard way was to double check the time period of your images before you select them and show them to your designer.  I had to do research for the Cops, and i got a bunch of wonderful pictures, except that they were for like 3 totally different time periods. I didn’t know a police uniform could change that much in such a short period of time. Oh well lesson learned.

 

A Chance to Design

So, going into being a costume assistant i had no idea what i was getting myself into, and to be honest, it scared me senseless.  But, i was determined to learn everything i could.  At the beginning i was skittish and barely knew what to do, but Aly helped me feel less scared.

I really felt like someone believed in me, and i feel like that was really helpful in my decision to pursue a career in costume design, it also gave me the courage to do so. Being an assistant is one experience i would never give up for anything.

The most important lesson i learned was that sometimes people just need to bounce their ideas off of you, and sometimes you are allowed to have an opinion.