Pulling Back the Curtain: Get Your Wig On

Wig Room (L)

The Hair and Make-up Room at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts Theatre Company during “A Christmas Carol” (2014).

When people think of the backstage world, they usually envision a dressing room door with a gold star and “Mrs., Ms., or Mr.” with a celebrity last name. Tell them the words “Hair and Make-up” and the response is filled with fascination at being a personal hairdresser to the stars. While most assume this career would be filled with glamour, the reality is that working in the Hair and Make-up Department isn’t like working as a cosmetologist in a salon. After exclusive interviews with Hair and Make-up Designers and Assistants for theatre and film, I have great respect and a deeper understanding for this department, their artistry, and their craftsmanship at helping an actor develop their character. Want to learn more about this industry? Then travel with me as I go behind the stage curtain to reveal the skills, talents, and reality of those who work in Hair and Make-up. Continue Reading ›

How to Travel When You Can’t Travel

Title (L)It’s another sunny day filled with delightful sounds of guitars and violins, elaborately painted masks, and cobblestone streets covered with pigeons.  You might assume I’m talking about Paris?  Or Rome?  Venice?  Ah, yes! Venice is correct, but I’m not actually there, unfortunately.  Instead I’m patiently waiting on an uncomfortable couch during Appoggiatura Tech Rehearsal listening for a possible cue to my theoretical costume change.  I’m sure anyone would prefer the warm climate of a historical romantic city or a tropical island to the cold backstage hallways, but my time requires me to be here.  Although I’ll have to suffice with an imaginative Venice, I’ve still found ways to travel, without actually being able to.  How exactly do I manage this?  Read more below to discover how. Continue Reading ›

Golden Globes at Home

If you’re a movie fan like me, you’re anxiously awaiting Sunday.  Maybe the glittering gowns and polished suits on the red carpet or the Golden Globes’ hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler have you ready to watch.  Maybe you are eager to see your favorite stars win that special award and be well on their way to Oscar gold.  Whatever your reason may be for watching the Golden Globes, I’ve found a great way to celebrate on Passport Couture.  Follow me as I take you through my home decor for film enthusiasts, celebrity seekers, and gold lovers! Continue Reading ›