Fashion tapped me on the shoulder early. I won a modeling school scholarship and began a professional career while still in high school. I modeled throughout my first years of college while at Pepperdine, Woodbury School of Design and UCLA. I convinced my parents to let me finish my education in NYC at The Art Students League and Hunter College. My photograph modeling career took a huge leap forward when Diana Vreeland, editor of Vogue, liked my look, introduced me to Irving Penn and sent me to Paris to model there.
Not long after, I was noticed by Director Howard Hawks and was placed under contract at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles, and for a few years I worked in front of a film camera. While at Paramount, Oscar-winning costume designer Edith Head took me under her wing and taught me everything about style and the structure of a distinctive look. Discovering that I preferred the other side of the camera, I began doing pre and post-production for film, TV and advertising, going on to produce all manner of productions.
One of my favorite pre-production jobs was to style how the talent and shooting set would look and feel. It is with delight and pride that I am able to use a few of those skills as HipSilver’s Founder and first Chief Curator.