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Celine, Balenciagga, Valentino - Helen Beaumont

Let’s talk about pink. On the LFW catwalks there were rose golds, dusky pinks, shocking pinks, deep cherry, candy pink and pale pink is going to be very big in 2017. Big brands are jumping on the trend and designers are giving us many variations. One designer Ryan Lo even teamed up with cult pink […]

Costume DesignIndustry Tips

The Winner Madeline Fontaine won the BAFTA award for best costume design for Jackie last week. She had stiff competition up against the hyped La La Land, Allied, Florence Foster Jenkins and Fantastical Beasts and where to Find Them from 3 times Oscar winner Colleen Atwood. Jackie portrays the story of Jackie kennedy’s life in […]

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Wet Weather Fashion - Helen Beaumont

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 […]

Costume DesignIndustry Tips


One of your primary tasks as costume designer, will be to create authentic pieces, while staying in budget. This can be hard, especially when working on independent productions, which do not put aside large amounts for costumes. Helen Beaumont explains how to design costumes on a budget. Prepare extensively You can’t afford to waste money […]

FashionIndustry Tips


If you want to create a timeless wardrobe, ensuring you can always be fabulous, you may want to buy vintage pieces, rather than opting for the latest trends. Helen Beaumont reveals five tips for getting the vintage look. Avoid unflattering clichés The Wearing History Blog advises you to pick vintage pieces based on your own […]

Costume DesignIndustry Tips


As a costume designer, you can work in theatre, television and film. Each medium brings its own unique challenges, which you need to acquaint yourself with in order to succeed. Helen Beaumont asks: what is the difference between stage and screen when it comes to costume design? Exploring similarities The key tasks of a costume […]

FashionIndustry Tips


During London Fashion Week, we saw some stunning fashion. If this whetted your appetite for designer labels, remember that they can be expensive, so wear them alongside lower end clothing to keep costs under control. Helen Beaumont explains how to mix high end and high street fashion. Choose key pieces The trick to mixing high […]

Costume DesignIndustry Tips


Are you wanting to break into costume design with no experience? Where do you begin? To help you build a successful career, Helen Beaumont reveals five tips to consider when starting in costume design. Start with basics It is key to start by developing the basic skills required to work in costume design, before anything […]

Film & TelevisionIndustry Tips

Person Drawing - Helen Beaumont

As a costume designer, your key tasks will vary day-to-day. You will regularly be required to consult with actors, so together you can develop costumes which whisk viewers away on a fictional journey. Research beforehand Any skilled actor will know their character inside out. They will expect you to know the character just as well […]