It’s Pop Week here on BTR, and who better to feature on today’s show than Leesa Evans, stylist and costume designer behind such pop culture comedy classics as Bridesmaids, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, This Is 40, Trainwreck, and the upcoming Zoolander 2? Not only is Leesa a talented stylist and costumer designer, she is a totally lovely person who was an absolute delight to speak with! Leesa has some wonderfully thoughtful, insightful things to say about the process of costume design and cultivating style, so join us as she shares a bit about her experiences. You’ll hear from Leesa about what she learned as the daughter of a fashion designer, the joy she takes in the collaborative nature of costume design, some of the nuanced details and decisions that go into a film’s overall style, dressing the lovely ladies of Bridesmaids, her own go-to Halloween costume, and more!
And for my parting** playlist: a mix featuring some of my favorite pop tracks from recent years, including songs from Lia Ices, Sylvan Esso and The Mynabirds. Come join the pop fashion fun with Leesa Evans on BTR’s Sew & Tell!
Costume designer & stylist Leesa Evans
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For more of Leesa’s work…
– Visit her website, where you can see samples of all her costume design and styling work.
– Keep up with all her latest projects through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
– Check out a couple more great interviews with Leesa, including: a feature from Fashionista, in which she discusses her work on Clueless; an interview for Spylight.com, in which Leesa goes into further detail about her work on Bridesmaids as well as Zoolander 2, Trainwreck, and others; and this fantastic list from Harper’s Bazaar of highlights from Leesa’s costume career (including a wonderful bit of insight into Melissa McCarthy’s Bridesmaids character!)
**Yes, after five and a half years, I am stepping down from Sew & Tell! A giant THANK YOU to everyone – the generous guests, loyal listeners, and fellow BTR staffers – who made this show such a phenomenal experience for me. I had so much fun with it, and I hope you did, too! I’ll miss the Sew & Tell community enormously, but am looking forward to new adventures ahead. The show will be in great hands, so be sure to keep tuning in each Friday on BreakThru Radio!
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