I am an experienced stylist with a passion, feel and proven ability to create distinctive looks for photos, film, fashion walk-ways and music videos. I have extensive knowledge of fashion history and am able to follow niche fashion trends, but usually I like to look deeper and use undertones. I can work to tight deadlines and communicate at all levels effectively. I am able to source materials for my project quickly. I am an excellent team player but can also work autonomously. poletnieva.wixsite.com/styling
London, United KingdomFreelance
• In the short drama “Surprise” I worked in the whole production cycle with the read-through, mood board creation, confirmation of my concept with the director, and then approval of all looks. Also, costume search, contacting with the actors, fittings, managing of the assistant and all processes of the costume department on set, and budget managing were on me. • Since I arrived in the UK, I was assisted at Mysie's "gin + juice" music video, Lou Escobar's personal shooting, Mabel Evans's "Jerusalem Syndrome" short-length drama, and Kendrick Lamar Glastonbury Festival dancers' costumes. • In the short horror "NZU" I did style and took a part in the whole production cycle. I developed my concept, which was based on a script theme and the director’s wishes, created and confirmed with the director and production designer mood board, and then did a costume search, contacted actors, did fittings and approved characters’ outfits. I painted costumes in dirt and blood and was standing by on set. Also, I managed the budget and clothes returns.
Costume Designer AssistantSelfEmployed
- Kyiv, UkraineFull Time
The criminal series "Water police" were shooted in three set groups, and I used to run one of them. I was present on all script readings, developed characters' styles, created mood boards and confirmed it with the costume designer. I was in contact with actors, made purchases, managed the budget, and ran my assistants on filming days. I had a small budget and the necessity for doubles, so we did a lot of hand-sewing and craft work, as well as "coloring" work, because of the script (f.e. clothes for burned/drowned/buried/shot/frozen actors). I was dealing with wetsuits and mannequins dressing for underwater shootings. Challenging for me was continuity (because in one day you need to shoot scenes from three different episodes) and lack of any fittings, but in the end, I outdid these skills.
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- Graphic Design
- Hand Sewing
- Garment Fitting