Local 706 - The Artisan

Spring 2020

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24 • THE ARTISAN SPRING 2020 We were winding down on The Morning Show and one day, Lauren Neustadter came up to me and said, "Reese and I are starting a new show called Little Fires Everywhere and we'd love for you to come work with us on our show." I had not read the book, but as I told friends and family about the project I was about to do, I realized how many people read the book and loved it! This project was especially exciting to me because of the time period and storyline. I grew up in the Midwest and I started my career in the '90s, so I was very familiar with the 1990's looks and colors. I had worked with directors Lynn Shelton and Michael Weaver before, they were two of my favorite directors to work with so that was exciting, and now I can add Nzingha Stewart to my list, we loved her too! One of my favorite parts of working on a show is developing LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE B Y C I N D Y W I L L I A M S D E P A R T M E N T H E A D M A K E - U P characters' looks. I loved collaborating with Tracey Levy and Molly Stern who were Reese Witherspoon's personal make- up artists and Sheri Knight who was Kerry Washington's personal make-up artist as well.. So many things are taken into consideration: the year it takes place, where it takes place, the age of the characters, and the social setting. This story takes place in Shaker Heights, Ohio, in 1997. A lot of scenes took place at a high school, so we did a lot of research for hair and make-up looks in high school settings. Looks do vary from Los Angeles to New York to the Midwest, so we tried to keep it authentic to the Midwest of Shaker Heights, an upscale community. We made storyboards for our background and pulled up the most popular lip colors, nail colors, even piercings had their own style back then. I love concept meetings where we would all collaborate our thoughts and ideas on each of the characters. I always like to start my ideas for make-up with wardrobe. Lyn Paulo, our

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