Costume DesignFilm & Television

Legendary actress Debbie Reynolds passed way at the end of 2016, just a few days after her daughter, Star Wars alum Carrie Fischer. Helen Beaumont looks back on the amazing contribution Debbie Reynolds made to the field of costume design, not just as an actress, but as a collector… Hollywood star Debbie Reynolds got her […]

Costume DesignFilm & Television

With the recent passing of Debbie Reynolds, it seems appropriate to shine a light on one of her most famous movies, Singin’ in the Rain. In this article, Helen Beaumont explores how costume design was used expertly in Singin’ in the Rain, to create a timeless movie musical that many still love today. Singin’ in […]

Costume Design

If you want to break into costume designing, you should familiarise yourself with what this job entails, so you can succeed. Start with the basics of costume construction, so you can establish a foundation, upon which to expand your industry knowledge. Lending a helping hand, Helen Beaumont explains: why are materials and colour important in […]

Costume Design

Audrey Hepburn created an iconic character as call girl Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. As Helen Beaumont is about to explain, the costume designs that were developed for Holly Golightly aided Audrey Hepburn in depicting a character for which this silver screen legend is now synonymous. Breakfast at Tiffany’s  Breakfast at Tiffany’s is the […]

Costume Design

Released in 1963, the film Cleopatra, which chronicled the life of the eponymous, cunning Egyptian Queen, made history. This success can be partially attributed to Elizabeth Taylor’s depiction of Cleopatra. This role helped establish Elizabeth Taylor as a global sex symbol and style icon, due to her stormy onset romance with lead actor Richard Burton, […]

Costume DesignFilm & Television

Vivien Leigh’s portrayal of Scarlett O’Hara in classic Hollywood film Gone With The Wind was legendary. In Helen Beaumont’s opinion, the costume designs created for Scarlett O’Hara helped Leigh turn this heroine into a timeless character, who is still beloved by viewers across the world today. Gone With The Wind Released in 1939, Gone With […]

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The latest Harry Potter movie, Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, was released last month. In order to celebrate this latest cinematic triumph, a Harry Potter costume design exhibition has been opened at the Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, California. Helen Beaumont comments. Magical world The costumes used to bring Harry Potter characters off […]

FashionIndustry Tips

When planning your winter wardrobe, keep one thing in mind. Winter is the wettest season in the year, so you will need to ensure that your outfits can cope with sudden bursts of rain, which are very common here in the UK. Helen Beaumont explains how to dress stylishly in wet weather. Embrace layers Master […]

FashionIndustry News

The 2016 Fashion Awards – the biggest night in the UK fashion calendar, were held on Monday 5th December. A star-studded night, the nominees ranged from global names like Kendall Jenner, to home-grown talent like Adwoa Aboah. Helen Beaumont asks: who won at the 2016 Fashion Awards? Global showcase This ceremony used to be called […]