Emma Russell

Freelance Wardrobe Assistant

  • LocationUnited Kingdom



  • Theatre
  • Visual Arts
  • Design
  • Excel
  • Powerpoint
  • Word
  • Vacuum Forming
  • Garment Construction
  • Heat Transfer
  • Dyeing
  • Multimedia Textile Design
  • Leather Craft Techniques
  • Millinery Techniques
  • Hand Sewing/machine Sewing
  • Embellishment Techniques

Work history


Freelance Wardrobe Assistant


Sep 2013
  • • Operated industrial sewing machines and over lockers. • Maintained chronological order in costume store. • Toil development with cast members’ fittings. • Knowledge of historical fashion. • Costume sourcing. • Behind the scenes for alterations and repair. • Headpiece construction. • Correspondence with textile suppliers.


Millinery Internship

J Smith Esquire, Bespoke Millinery, London

Mar 2012 - Jun 2012
  • • Produced bespoke hats from Justin’s collections for his clientele. • Assisting clients with trying on hats at sample sale. • Helped create/design a collection of hats for Royal Ascot. • Managing the Design Studio whilst designer was working externally at Pinewood Studios. • Disney’s Maleficent (2014) Milliner assistant for Angelina Jolie’s headpieces. • Liaising with press. • Sourced materials for, and assisted in making, a headpiece for HatWalk, a sponsored event with the Mayor of London and the British Fashion Council. The headpiece was made to represent ‘wings’ made for the Queen Victoria statue.


Cordwainer Assistant Internship

Natacha Marro, Shoes Boots

Apr 2012 - Apr 2012
  • • Hand crafted a large quantity of leather flowers for a client’s bespoke shoe design • Liaised with private clients and businesses. • Communicated with Head Designer Natacha for quality of finish. • Creative brainstorming, collating mood boards for theme of research.


Leather Artisan Internship

Una Burke, Leather Artisan

Aug 2011 - Mar 2012
  • • Hand constructed leather pieces. • Liaised with clients to arrange delivery of seasonal products for press and buyers. • Displayed Spring/Summer collection at PR event in Swarovski House, Central London. Set up visual product display for impact of sales/orders and was also on hand to provide information about collection to potential customers. • Styling photo shoot for Autumn/Winter look book • Assisted at Premier Classe Trade Show, Paris Fashion Week 2012. Liaised with press and buyers, promoting Autumn/Winter collection. • Made bespoke leather pieces for high-profile clients such as JLS, Christina Aguilera and Nicki Minaj. • Built contact list of press and buyers using Microsoft excel.


Millinery Experience

Felicity Hat Hire

May 2010 - May 2010
  • • Hand sewing using a number of different millinery techniques and working with a vast array of fabrics. • Styling customers to create an overall look based upon the occasion or event they were attending. • Up cycling previous stock to create new hats.


Liverpool & Sales Assistant

Claire’s Accessories

Sep 2008 - Jan 2009
  • • Provided excellent customer service. • Trend forecasting. • Maintaining an extensive product knowledge in order to display products effectively.



Lime Pictures, Hollyoaks

Aug 2007 - Aug 2007
  • • Assisted with set design – creating a visual backdrop for scenes to fit director’s brief. • Enjoying a hands on role designing and constructing props which were used on screen. • Film set maintenance and dressing. • Used initiative to create visually appropriate set designs and colour schemes.


Work Experience


Nov 2006 - Nov 2006



BTEC Level 1 Pattern Manufacture

Liverpool Community College Evening Course

Nov 2014 - Nov 2014


    7 Gcses Gnvq ICT

    Gateacre Community Comprehensive

    Nov 2014 - Nov 2014


      Multimedia Textiles

      Loughborough University

      Sep 2009 - Jun 2013
      • Grade 2:1 BA (hons) Multimedia Textile design, With a Diploma in Professional Studies


      BTEC Foundation Diploma in Art and Design

      Knowsley Community College

      Sep 2008 - May 2009


        2 A Levels: Art &sculpture

        Gateacre Community Comprehensive

        Aug 2006 - May 2008


          BTEC Level 1 Garment Making

          Liverpool Community College, Evening Course

          Sep 2007 - Nov 2007



            Exhibitor at New Designers, London

            New Designers

            • One of ten chosen from Loughborough University Textiles Design http://tinyurl.com/emmarussell


            Exhibitor at Rathbones Competition

            • Exhibition held for Liverpool Capital of Culture