fashion IN FILM SERIES
Since 2012 I have curated and hosted the quarterly Fashion in Film series for the historic Hollywood Theater. Each screening includes pre-show programming I produce where I delve into the styling of a film to relay to the audience the importance of costuming to character development. This has included special interviews for a packed theater with several iconic costume designers.
Costume Designer: Clueless, Romy & Michele's High School Reunion, Enchanted
Costume Designer: 10 Things I Hate About You, Wild Things, So I Married an Ax Murderer
Sophie De Rakoff
Costume Designer: Legally Blonde 1 & 2, Sweet Home Alabama, The Morning Show
WE CAN'T PRINT THIS PODCAST
I am the co-host of the We Can’t Print This podcast with The Irish Times columnist, Fiona McCann, where we interview writers of all kinds about the entertaining stories—from revenge writing to chasing down celebrity interviews—behind their published works.
We Can't Print This
Launching April, 2023
BAD DATES TALK SHOW
What’s the universal experience tying all humans together? The answer of course is, we’ve all been burned, or maybe even burned someone else, in the romance department. And we love to talk about it. Bad Dates is a bi-annual live talk show, where Ashod Simonian and I interview well-known Portlanders about their cringiest (and most entertaining) dating experiences gone awry.
Purchase Tickets For an Upcoming Show Here
Previous Guests Include:
Death Cab for Cutie
I have performed both impromptu and written pieces for a variety of storytelling events including at the Pickathon music festival, BackFence's Main Stage, Wildfang's Free Speech, and won audience choice for "Best Story" at the BackFence Roulette game show.
Over the years I have done dozens of television appearances and radio segments covering the topics of fashion, small business, travel, and pop culture. I can conceive and provide visuals for a segment topic or speak as an expert for an interview on both live and pre-recorded segments.
HERE FOR PORTLAND
A promotional film made during 2020 full of "Portland Icons" urging people to support local. Starring John Cameron Mitchell, Cheryl Strayed, Aminé, Portugal. The Man, Emma Mcilroy, Eden Dawn, and many more.
A good panel needs a good moderator to keep the flow. I have moderated panels for groups like Portland Book Festival. Literary Arts, The Sustainable Fashion Forum, Inside Fashion Design, and Portland Art Museum covering topics from literary and design inspiration to ethical manufacturing to author Q &A's to women in journalism.
Previous Panel Interviews Include:
New York Times bestselling author and cultural critic
Writer and CEO, Latino Film Institute
Founder, Ethical Fashion Initiative and United Nations Officer
Winner, Project Runway and Project Runway All Stars
Every party has a good host, just like every event has a fun emcee that keeps things rolling, remembers to give the thank you shout-outs, introduces the next guest, and keeps the vibe. I have emceed Pride festivals, introduced musical acts from Salt-N-Pepa's Spinderella to Nirvana's Krist Novoselic, fashion shows galore, non-profit galas, and more.
Video host, live events for non-evil brands, spokesperson. All the things.