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Bafta nomination for best costumes goes to...Joanna Johnston

I had the honour last year of working on my first film with famous costume designer Joanna Johnston. Joanna has worked for the past 30 years on a huge variety of films from 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit' , 'Saving Private Ryan', 'The Man from UNCLE', 'Warhorse' to name a few from her impressive CV. We worked together at Paramount's new location in Syon Lane, West London which was a huge eye-opener for me- it's another world. It was all very top secret and I had to piece together clues of the film that would unravel to become 'Allied', based on a true story. Joanna's attention to detail was incredible. I worked in awe of the amount of vintage samples of dresses, uniforms, gorgeous handbags. The watercolours of Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard were presented to the film studios in LA and used post production as promotional material.

If you haven't yet seen the film, you're in for a real treat- it's very stylish and has a very authentic feeling of that time. Marion Cotillard and Brad Pitt are fantastic and the film keeps you guessing all along whether the woman he's married to, is who she claims to be!

'LA's Hottest Ticket'- Variety Magazine & Women in Film and Television's celebration @ Gracias Madre

Painting @40 guests as speedily as possible last friday night in LA was my most pressured job to date! Working with LA illustrator Sunny Gu, who was also drawing like crazy. Our mission from Rue La La, sponsors of the event was to "paint each guests in 2 minutes"- we did assure the client that was impossible but we would do our best!!!

It was packed with guests from U.S tv shows such as Ariel Winter (Modern Family) Jamie King (Sin City) Laverne Cox (Orange is the New Black), and many many others!