3 Essentials Every Actor Must Have for a Wardrobe Fitting

Arriving to a fitting prepared and organized is an actor's responsibility. Shuffling in late with a duffel bag of dirty, rumpled clothes is unprofessional and rude. Be assured, EVERYONE WILL NOTICE. 

Whether the fitting is for film, tv, commercial or personally created content (super relevant right now), style your wardrobe with the production team with power and ease.  Respect yourself and the job you have received.

Here are three simple hacks for how to present your clothes at a wardrobe fitting:


1. Velvet Hangers. Bring your items on hangers - not bunched up in a bag. Velvet hangers work best.  Theses hangers prevent clothes from slipping and slide easily on the top bar of a rolling rack.  Unlike plastic or wire...let's not go there.  Velvet hangers also make it easier to organize and navigate your closet.  A 50 pack runs you under $20 here.

2. Garment Bags. For the fitting, keep clothes organized and protected in zipped garment bags. One garment bag costs about the same as a Venti Latte.  There is just no excuse.

3. Suitcase.  20 inch, hardshell, carry-on suitcase with spinner wheels. If you don't have spinner wheels you'll be hating life. Use it for shoes, accessories and neatly folded t shirts for the fitting.  This suitcase works whether you are trekking across the 405 or across the country.

Abide every single step listed above and you will arrive professional, organized, and composed. 

This is a team effort. Make the director, costumer and yourself happy! Have a professional experience and keep the focus on building the character.

xo G

PS  Carefully read the wardrobe specs. If you don't understand references in the specs, look them up. If you don't know what culottes are, look them up. 

Stylish Drinks

Sometimes the best gifts are consumable. The overwhelming commercialism of Christmas has left me parched.  Recently, at a goop lab event I had the pleasure of connecting with Georgette Moger-Petraske, the author of Regarding Cocktails.


The drinks were as beautiful and generous as she was.  It made me think that connecting with close friends over the holidays would be the most stylish gift.  Whether you meet friends for drinks, tea or sparkling water - toast to the season, love each other and sip in style.

Sparkling water with our friend's at Muddle and Wilde cinnamon orange star-annise.


The beautiful and satisfying Regarding Cocktails.




Tea at Ladurée - so chic.


Thé Mélange Ladurée.  Elegant and satisfying.


Classic Veuve Cliquot. French. Brut.  


Joshua Tree Coffee Company Espresso - is smooth and rich with hi-desert intensity.


Drink and drive responsibly.  Love wildly.  

Five Essentials from Violet Grey

For self-tapes, selfies, head shots, makeup is a key tool in an actor's (ladies and gents!) tool box.  Violet Grey is a makeup Mecca.  In store, everyone working there is a makeup artist.  Online, the blog posts and video library are impeccable.  Save time and money, get the right products for YOU and short cut the makeup glut.  I promise.  Here's how I navigated Violet Grey.


Melrose Place is always a welcome destination.


Fresh flowers and beautiful decor greet you.


The makeup selection is edited and neatly displayed.


A bit of gritty detail.


Good skincare takes the place of primer.


Beauty is the call of day.


Natural bristle brushes add to shine to hair.


Everyone who works at Violet Grey is a makeup artist.  Have the perfect shade of foundation matched to your skin tone.


A professional makeup application session can be scheduled.


Start with a fabulous foundation.  Koh Gen Do is great for HD and is used on countless sets.


RMS concealer is key to creating a flawless look.  This concealer melts into the skin and has a coconut oil base.


Define your brows.  Frame the face.  I like this one by Hourglass.


Pop the eyes.  Full Fat Lashes mascara!  It delivers.


Set it, don't forget it with Laura Mercier translucent powder.