Little Red Village with Sarah of Lunar Rose Costuming

Little Red Village Season 2 Ep. 5 with guest Sarah of Lunar Rose Costuming.


Season 2 Ep. 5

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Rachel Elspeth Gross (Host)

Jonathan Joseph (Host)

Sarah (Guest)


Rachel Elspeth Gross  00:00

Can you guess what Mary Antoinette, Mina from Dracula, and Lucille Sharp, she's the sister in Del Toro's Crimson Peak, what do you think they all have in common? If you follow accounts on social media related to sewing or cosplay, you might know the answer, which is of course, our guest today, Sarah, otherwise known as Luna. Rose costuming is a professional designer and maker who also and I'm quoting her here, likes to sew her own Gothic fantasy and historically inspired gowns and sometimes wears them to cool places. I'll tell you right now, it's an understatement. Sara is not being self deprecatory and she's not fake humble either. It's just that she's more interested in doing her work than talking about her work, which makes sense. She has a lot of big goals to achieve projects she wants to explore. And this is a woman who's already worn an 18th century ballgown that she built from the pioneers up to Versailles, Sarah can make literally anything and she absolutely does. She studied art history in college wrote a thesis on costume. With a new project Sarah likes to start from scratch, sketching silhouettes and fabrics. Her favorite part of what she does, is getting to watch a piece of work grow. From an initial idea watching it come to life. She keeps a to do list for her own projects and for her clients. Sarah makes everything from wedding gowns to pain stakingly detailed character ensembles for conventions. If you've not seen her work, I'm certain that this conversation will convince you that you must. And as always, there are links and images to entice you into doing just that in the Episode Notes. But prepare yourself. Maybe set aside a little time because you're about to go down a bespoke rabbit hole of meticulous design. If you've ever seen how many inverted box pleats there Sarah can work into 25 yards of blood red taffeta. Well, undoubtedly, you'll share Jonathan's and my fascination with her beautiful and complicated work.


Jonathan Joseph  02:37

Hello, and welcome everyone to another episode of I can Do That here at Little Red Fashion as part of the Little Red Village podcast. I am your fearless leader Jonathan Joseph with my camera and I'm Rachel Elspeth gross, and our guest today. Welcome.


Rachel Elspeth Gross  02:51

So today with us we have Sarah of Lunar Rose Costuming you probably follow her on Instagram and social media. She has a wonderful, wonderful collection of historic costumes that she's remade or cosplay work that she does recreating gowns, costumes, from films from video games from a whole bevy of really interesting source material. She's also an independent maker, she takes on custom work for clients. And we're thrilled to have her here with us today learn more about what costume design really is and how you get started. So Sarah, would you talk to us a little bit about like, what it is you do in a day at work?


Sarah of Lunar Rose Costuming  03:30

Yeah, so since I work for myself, and I take on commissions from private clients, I tend to juggle quite a lot of different tasks throughout the day. So usually in my morning hours, I'll start out I'll do my social media and work on my content creation for social media, editing photos, and creating videos and communicating with my clients, which usually involves writing up business proposals and scheduling fittings and designs tailored to their needs. So there's basically a lot that goes into it that doesn't actually involve sewing. But once I get into my studio, I work in my home studio, the rest of my day spend working on my projects for my clients and creating patterns. I draped my patterns and working on sewing. And any free time that I have leftover. I spend working on my own projects like photoshoots and getting ready for events and social media promotions.


Rachel Elspeth Gross  04:32

You I mean, at least pre COVID You were very active with your travel based work. I love your Versailles, for example. That Mary Antoinette one is fantastic. It's amazing. It's a fantasy. I mean, that's one of the things I think I've missed the most in the last however long it's it's been now seeing all of these really cool people doing these really cool thing.


Sarah of Lunar Rose Costuming  04:54

It's been hard to not have those events to count on and look forward to they really, really drive my creative energy a lot, hopefully we get to do things again one day.


Rachel Elspeth Gross  05:06

No, you've made some beautiful masks, I saw from that most recent thing.


Sarah of Lunar Rose Costuming  05:10

Yeah how to turn masks into actual costume pieces has been like a special challenge for me like how can I make this mask that make it art?


Rachel Elspeth Gross  05:19

Yeah. Love to see some high fashion plague masks.


Jonathan Joseph  05:26

Absolutely. I love that. Oh. interested to hear about your first costuming like what got you the costuming bug What was your gateway garments as it were?


Sarah of Lunar Rose Costuming  05:39

costume I was I just dove right in my friend was like, let's go to the Renaissance Festival and I was like, Okay, wait, I think I need to make a fulll tudor gown. Like a fool tudor court gown. And we both being you know, the weird kids that we were we were we were just going to the library and getting all the books we could and I discovered Jana Arnold and her books and just dove right in and that was really true to Costuming was learning how to make a tudor gown. It was Oh my five. It was messy. But you know, I did it. So (laughs)


Rachel Elspeth Gross  06:23

Arnold is amazing. I love those books are so helpful. I had a fantasy at the beginning of COVID I was gonna make myself some stays. But I got like 60% through so I'm seriously impressed. Oh, so you went to school in Scotland? Is that correct?


Sarah of Lunar Rose Costuming  06:40

Yes, yes. I graduated from the University of St. Andrews for both of my degrees.


Rachel Elspeth Gross  06:44

How did you get from high school to college and Scotland studying Museum Studies art?


Sarah of Lunar Rose Costuming  06:51

history. I think that so I got my undergraduate degree in art history, and I wrote my thesis on early theatrical costuming specializing in air intake. And then I did my postgraduate degree there as well in museum studies with hopes of entering into textile curation. Yeah, I graduated at the height of the recession. So that wasn't really in the cards, they did a whole lot of internships, so many internships, and working in antique and vintage fashion, and then worked some theater jobs, worked a little bit in film, and then I landed where I'm at now,


Rachel Elspeth Gross  07:35

it's always a journey, it was always never a straight line


Sarah of Lunar Rose Costuming  07:38

It is definitely not a straight line to get where I am.


Jonathan Joseph  07:42

Really rarely ever is for anyone. Part of what we love about these interviews is the ability to take kids on that journey and let them see you know, like you will your passion if you follow your passion, you never know where it will lead you. And I find there's often a lot of overlap between, you know, fashion studies and fashion history and art history. It's such a common carryover where you see so many amazing fashion academics getting their start in the broader Art History World.


Sarah of Lunar Rose Costuming  08:09

I still use it all the time. Like, you know, I may not be working in museums, but I am constantly pulling out my old art history books that I used in college and looking to that, you know, those paintings that I studied, and always looked at and said, Let me cool if I made that. And now I am so that's kind of a cool, you know, the sidewind but it's kind of.


Jonathan Joseph  08:39

I think it's a through line it seems like a through line I mean it connects you to that through your your journey. I think that's amazing. I studied English literature and art history so I definitely feel for that because I think from interior poets all the time and people are like what and just a random line will come out so you know it finds its expression creativity is bad. Can't keep a good creative down.


Sarah of Lunar Rose Costuming  08:56

No, not at all.


Rachel Elspeth Gross  08:59

So the cost play work. I know you've like won awards and you judge very fancy costing contests cosplay contest. How did that come out of this? Was that an early thing that you you've always felt.


Sarah of Lunar Rose Costuming  09:10

I actually started doing it just to challenge myself to grow as a costumer into learn more skills. You know, when you're doing a cosplayer, you kind of have to become a jack of all trades, you have to learn how to do everything and cosplay competitions. Specifically, you're judged on how many different skills you can achieve in one costume you know, so you have to know how to do props and wigs, wig styling and jewelry making in addition to making the actual costume which for me is usually you know, it's always been sewn costumes but sometimes those involve armor as well and armor fabrication. So I've done all of that. So at this point I've tried just about everything And I feel like I have a pretty good idea of what I'm good at. And what I like to do through doing all of that.


Rachel Elspeth Gross  10:07

Yeah, there's something very satisfying about like using hands to make something for myself, when I have an idea in my head and making it like real in the world. It's like intoxicating. Yeah, wonderful feeling. And I think that kids really have a similar desire. I think they're like us, they're just smaller, right? They don't necessarily have the same delayed gratification, or, you know, the ability to just be patient. What kind of things? Have you learned in that sort of an area like, Well, how do you how do you keep yourself from getting to the red? For example, the Crimson simpIe, Gaussian? Thank you. Yes. How did you, you made that fruit that took me forever, like want to put that all together to breed the back of that thing.


Sarah of Lunar Rose Costuming  10:46

It took a long time, it was it was a three year long project that I kept putting down and restarting and putting down because it just, it was mind bending, there were just so many different details that I really had to take very slowly and not rush through that process. So that was definitely a huge learning, like turning point for me, as a maker was just realizing that I could do this, but getting myself to the mental place where I could do it.


Jonathan Joseph  11:21

Running a marathon, it's like running a marathon. Yeah, like there's pacing and like, you can only digest certain chunks at a time. Otherwise, you go crazy with long projects like that.


Sarah of Lunar Rose Costuming  11:30



Rachel Elspeth Gross  11:31

You know, we're very partial to red dresses


Jonathan Joseph  11:33

We are super biased in that regard. 100%. But, you know, for me, people often ask me, why did we call red fashion and for me, red is the color of passion and the color of excitement, it is it any art, whether it's fashion or anything else, if it's in your blood, it's in your blood, it runs through your veins, you get that visceral response to the things that you love. And that's really what we're trying to nurture, with everything that we do here. And why bring professionals like yourself, you know, into the fold through giving advice that you wish that you had had when you were just starting out, or you were a kid. And you know, like, imagine the what if of someone being able to tell you all those things that when you wanted to go to the Renaissance Fair, and being like, this is what you know, this is what you can do in moving through your career, you know, what advice would you give a 10 year old who came up to you and said, Listen, I really want to get into costuming, what should I do? What books should I get? What resources should I you know, look into if I can do any activities, what are they?


Sarah of Lunar Rose Costuming  12:32

Right that there isn't a path, but there's a path and you can access it, it's that you can make a path and you will find that path. I know I live with a tech cerebral palsy. So I want 1,000% feel everything you just said super viscerally. So that, you know that's a big part of the message here at Little Red Fashion is we're here to help you find what that is, and gives you the smorgasbord of options that you get to sift through because I think the biggest thing for me with children is just making sure that they have the biggest access to the most ideas to see which ones flourish in the gardens of their minds, because that's really what it's all about.



So to start with, I would just hope that this kid has access to, you know, a library and museums and to just go to them figure out what it is, that is your passion, you know, is your passion, futuristic, you know, video game costumes, or historical costumes or high fashion. And just learn as much as you can about it and read as much as you can about it. You know, I was fortunate in that my parents took me to a lot of museums. And that gave me the opportunity to really explore the things that I wanted to see. And I could go in different directions. And, you know, one of my early memories was going to the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna and seeing the historical portraits and the portraits of Emperor Sisi and her big white gown. And those were iconic moments for me. And so if you can go to museums, if you can, you know, go check out books out of the library, just check them all out, like try as many books as you can, and like, just, you know, see what you like and see what's inspiring you and get a sketchbook and but you know, the end thing is that I didn't take as I said, I didn't take a straight line to get here, it was a very atypical journey. And it's okay to step back and recalibrate if what you're doing isn't quite working, and try something else. And I've had so many failures along the way to get here and but I you know, I've learned a lot from those experiences. And so like, what I would tell my 10 year old self is to say, you know, you're gonna fail, probably a lot more than you want to, but just take each of those failures and learn a little bit more from them, because eventually you're gonna get where you want to go. You know, like for me, I had chronic health issues, and those really heavily affected my outcome. Like I tried working in film, I tried working in theater, and my health wasn't I wasn't cut out for that that wasn't right for me. And so like one of my things that I want to tell people is, especially kids, especially if they're dealing with, you know, health issues or disabilities, it's like, there is a path for you, it may be a little harder along the way to try to find that path. But there is a path for you. And it's not one route to get there.


Rachel Elspeth Gross  15:49

I just want to say there's, like the attitude, I think that one of the problems culturally that we all have to like, reckon with and deal with is this idea of one solution. One way there's the right way, there's a wrong way. And I think the more you get to know people as individuals, you realize there's like an infinite kind of number of like success, there's so much opportunity for success. And you can kind of struggle we all struggle, we all have our very own roundabout kind of journeys, but it is it's nice, I think for the children to see that this is not something they experienced by themselves. And this is something everyone does in their in their own way. And you know, sometimes figuring things out can be the most fun, please for the second part I wanted to new love your work, we can hear it in your voice talking about it. You know, it's a fun thing for you and having work that is feels like play. That's the goal. For me anyway. It's a wonderful place to get to be. I was looking through your pictures this morning on your on your Instagram, and I have to tell you the Bram Stoker's Dracula that green and gray, maybe that dress, it's so incredible. Do you have a favorite skill? I was looking and I saw, like you do a lot of these really incredibly tight pleats in the back for the buses hit or whatever. Yeah, is that one of your favorite things to do? I was guessing it must be that pleading but


Sarah of Lunar Rose Costuming  17:15

I love manipulating fabric and trying anything that I can sculpt out of fabric. You know, that's that's kind of just my ongoing personal skill challenge is to learn new ways to sculpt fabric, you know, it's a great medium to just shape things. And you can do so much more with it than just sewing in a straight line or whatever, you know, there's just, that's, that's my, my favorite thing. I enjoy doing other things like embroidery and beading. But fabric fabric manipulation is definitely my favoritething.


Rachel Elspeth Gross  17:51

Where did you learn to sew? How did that get started for you?


Sarah of Lunar Rose Costuming  17:54

I taught myself. My grandmother was a professional upholster. And my mother had a home economics degree. And they both tried so hard to teach me the traditional way of sewing. But my personal learning style is very much. No, just let me figure it out on my own, like, my mom was a sage for just being able to step back from that by the book learning style. And just let me figure it out. And she watched me really, like wreck a few garments in that process. She let me go for it. And I really appreciate that. About it about how she let me learn. But yeah, so I did pretty much teach myself because I didn't really respond to the way that she wanted to teach me how to sew. But she did set me up with the things that I needed at least so, I'm grateful for that.


Jonathan Joseph  18:57

yeah, that's the space and, you know, that's a that's a leg up and you're empowered to run with it, which is great.


Sarah of Lunar Rose Costuming  19:05



Rachel Elspeth Gross  19:06

it's hard, I think. I mean, I'm a mother, I have almost five I've been saying 4.75, cause shes gonna be 5 in like 2 week. And like, and it is incredibly difficult to not want to help them. And if I help them crush their you know, creative dreams and I just I feel totally from your mother's perspective. And I probably identify that on my own I can teach myself something out of a book and it's empowering to do so I think that finding ways to let children learn the way that they are going to Yeah.


Sarah of Lunar Rose Costuming  19:34

That helped me a lot it. It was like here's some cheap fabric you figure it out. And I was happy to do that but that was that was my my learning style. You know, some kids do better with more rigid structured teaching style, but for me, you know, I was I was definitely more freeform.


Jonathan Joseph  19:54

I am I'm definitely on the freeform train myself finally teaching myself. So so that is a definite Journey.


Rachel Elspeth Gross  20:01

So is there a favorite fashion designer that you have? We always like to ask about fashion books. We always need all of the books, all the books


Sarah of Lunar Rose Costuming  20:09

I have, like I said, Of course I did. I did do my homework, I have my chin, I'm


Rachel Elspeth Gross  20:16

so cool. There's so cool.



If you can find them in your library, or ask your library to get them, they're so, so helpful just for seeing how historical garments are made, like what the pattern pieces look like, what the shapes look like, what the insides look like. So, you know, Janet Arnold books, they were invaluable to me when I was 15. You know, starting out making my first historical costume, I got them from my library. Also, I love Nancy Bradfields costuming in detail. This is also another book that it also has like really great sketches of just this themes and where the stitches go, and like, how things were detailed and how things went together. And so those are, those are just books that I've had on my bookshelf for years and years and years. And I've just learned so much for them. And I still pull them out every time I start a new historical project that I'm unfamiliar with when I have to come up with a new pattern, you know, for a specific time period, that is what I pull off on my bookshelf.


Rachel Elspeth Gross  21:24

So how do you get a new project? That's a question, do you have a process? Do you mind sharing?



From? How do people contact me?


Rachel Elspeth Gross  21:34

Well, now either or both? Let's say, you were going to make something you finished something and you were ready to turn to the next I understand you probably juggle projects, and all of us who make stuff, we do several things. So you procrastinate but working on something else? If nothing else, but how do you how do you pick something for you, what you're going to do?



Okay, generally has to do with either checking off my brand to do list, which is there's always things on my, you know, one day list. And I have been trying, especially the last couple of years to check some of those, you know, lifetime to do projects off my list. But also, you know, planning ahead for events is pretty much what drives me on choosing my personal projects on a day to day basis. So, yeah, it's been a little hard in the last couple of years because everything's been a big question mark. If I already have fabric lying around in my fabric stash, I just.


Jonathan Joseph  22:38

Oh I saw that one garment, the beautiful blueish teal with the Outlander lightning?


Sarah of Lunar Rose Costuming  22:44

Yeah. Yeah, that's good. That's stuff that I pulled out of my fabric stash. And I just, you know, put it together.


Jonathan Joseph  22:54

I love that I love the contrast, I thought it was cool.


Sarah of Lunar Rose Costuming  22:58

That was what I had in my stash and I was like, Hey, this is funny. I'm gonna use this.


Jonathan Joseph  23:04

Think of, you know, a vintage cigar box where it's like really bright on the outside. And then you have this like very earthy interior and gave me that sort of juxtaposition, which I thought was really fun, because it should feel like play. And that's a great instance of work that feels like play. Which is just so so important.


Rachel Elspeth Gross  23:18

And having a lot of fabric around is a great reason to buy fabric. You have fabric around and you have a closet. I'm sorry, I'm laughing I have so many so many supplies.



This is the clean side of my work studio. You guys dont see Like the shelves and shelves and shelves of fabric and supplies.


Rachel Elspeth Gross  23:50

So if you had a client and the client comes through the project, Could you walk us through how that how that kind of process works for you? I know, you know, it's a little bit different from human to human.


Sarah of Lunar Rose Costuming  23:58

Yeah, it depends on what that person wants. But typically, I just ask them a series of questions to get a feel for what, you know, what vibe they're going for, what silhouette, what aesthetic, what colors out how little or how much detail they want in that piece. And then I will basically work with them to come up with sketches that they can choose the exact sketch that they want, and give them quotes. It's kind of just a flowing process and you know, different people are different to work with. It just depends on the person that you're working with. And some people come in knowing exactly what they want and they're like, I want this dress from this, you know, movie or television series, but people want to have something that's more personal to them. And so you know, if I'm working with the bridal clients, I will generally design something from the ground up for them. based on what they tell me sometimes I like for them to have like a Pinterest board to show me kind of what their essence of what their style is. And then I will not.


Jonathan Joseph  25:12

Do you have a particular style or time period that you prefer, like that's your favorite. Like when you get a client for that you're like, yes.


Sarah of Lunar Rose Costuming  25:20

I obviously as you can tell from my Instagram feed I love 18th century.


Jonathan Joseph  25:24

 I gathered that.


Rachel Elspeth Gross  25:27

gathered (haha).


Jonathan Joseph  25:29

Way to call me out!


Sarah of Lunar Rose Costuming  25:35

It's pretty obvious what I love. So yeah, those are 18th century anything and late Victorian like 1890s It's just like, my happy place. So I always get really happy when people want those things.


Rachel Elspeth Gross  25:50

Are you excited for the new HBO gilded era?



Oh, my goodness. I am Julian Fellowes waiting for it. Just I'm so so ready for that.


Rachel Elspeth Gross  26:00

I feel the same way. I am all about it.


Sarah of Lunar Rose Costuming  26:02

Like I need it to be really really good.


Rachel Elspeth Gross  26:04



Jonathan Joseph  26:05

I'm positively optimistic is my it's Julian Fellowes he never lets me down.


Sarah of Lunar Rose Costuming  26:11

no, it's gonna be good. I know. It's gonna be good. And I know the costumes are gonna be amazing. Already.


Rachel Elspeth Gross  26:22

New projects! So you mentioned bridal, which was something I didn't necessarily think about, I guess people you probably did dresses for cosplay, you probably get people's recreations, theater work, we do all kinds of things. That's, do you have a favorite type of project? If not the era, when someone comes to you? Is it more fun to like, try to make a copy of something that already exists? Or is it more fun to do it? You know, translate their image?


Sarah of Lunar Rose Costuming  26:47

Yeah, I actually really prefer to design things from the ground up, because there's just I just really love to design and to see that design come to life. And then, you know, especially with, like bridal clients, or, you know, ballgown, clients, seeing people try those things on for the very first time. It's like, you know, it makes you feel like a fairy godmother. And that's an amazing feeling. I love that so much.


Rachel Elspeth Gross  27:20

I bet I bet that's like, I mean, like, make it right. It's real, you bring it to the world. I mean, I bet you can make a really awesome ballgown. Regardless of your and you work with friends, I mean, a lot of the time I seen your images that you're able to maybe go to the same events or collaborate on things, is that something you've cultivated? Is that just happened to be people in your life? How do you how do you do that kind of work?


Sarah of Lunar Rose Costuming  27:48

Generally, it's just something that kind of arises organically if you know, we're going to the same event or we have an idea of doing a project together. That's, it's just kind of an organic thing that happens. And it always is a lot of fun. I love working with friends on projects and making things for friends. Yeah, it's it's very gratifying.


Rachel Elspeth Gross  28:13

Yeah, it's nice to have people around who share your obsessions or yours, Jonathan, and I can talk about weird fashion trivia for like 19 years.


Sarah of Lunar Rose Costuming  28:21

Anyone you can talk shop with is is the best!


Rachel Elspeth Gross  28:26

It truly, truly is.


Jonathan Joseph  28:28

Well, I mean, I'm definitely been sitting on this question for a second. But I have to ask, Do you have a condition that you've done that is like your all time favorite thing you've made today? Like something that you're just like, this is like iconic? Like this is my current obsession in that sense? Like it's your favorite making you've gotten or strangest commission?



I've definitely had some, you know, unusual commissions, but I don't know. I mean, I would say that as far as commissions go, I think anytime I do a bridal gown, it's just like I said, it's like a fairy godmother feeling. And so those moments just really stand out a lot. Especially like when they send you like the live stream of their wedding and you see them walking down the aisle and you're like, that was really amazing to see like something that I made and I helped with, you know, I helped with just, that's probably the most standout moment.


Rachel Elspeth Gross  29:26

I mean, that sounds pretty amazing. Yeah,


Jonathan Joseph  29:28

it'd be such a wonderful feeling. She did many a wedding and that's a great feeling wraps that up by like, 1000 and there you go.


Rachel Elspeth Gross  29:35

So one last thing that I wanted to ask mentioned, you have a list of things, you know, lifetime goals. Would you tell us one or two things that you are absolutely going to make before whatever happens?


Sarah of Lunar Rose Costuming  29:48

You know, I've I've been really fortunate in the last few years. I've made a lot of my dream costume. So that's a hard one. That's how hard when I have a few cosplays, but I still would like to make that but it's just a matter of not having had time or, you know, opportunity to do a, the there's like that gown from the movie ever after with the big wings and like the white gown. That's like my all time like one day One day, I'll make that costume. So whether I make it for myself or for somebody else, like that's, that's like


Rachel Elspeth Gross  30:28

I haven't thought about that movie and forever. Yeah. Would it be easier to say? What's one of your favorite things that you've made for yourself?


Sarah of Lunar Rose Costuming  30:35

It's probably Yeah, yeah, yeah, my gown i made for the physical fetlocks at Versailles, that was probably my most favorite thing I've ever made, because the embroidery had so many little personal elements in it. And they were kind of personal to me, and nobody else would know. But that was just probably my most special thing that I've done.


Rachel Elspeth Gross  31:03

Would you describe it? Tell like, where the inspiration came from? I think we our audience would not know necessarily they don't want to do you want to talk about that part and how that all?


Sarah of Lunar Rose Costuming  31:12

It was a ball at the Palace of Versailles. And I was really fortunate to be able to go in 2019 and I designed and made a big 18th century ball gown our that events and I hand embroidered it for about six months leading up to this event and the embroidery and basically featured elements that pertained to my Instagram handle, which is Luna rose, but that had a kind of a personal meaning to me. I did a bunch of pink moons on the gown for the embroidery. And yeah, so that was that was probably my most special piece that I've done.


Rachel Elspeth Gross  32:00

 Beautiful. We'll put some pictures up. It's it's absolutely lovely. And I mean, everyone wants to feel good about themselves. It's one of the things we talk about. I think a lot when we have these conversations on this show is that regardless of what adjectives you use, beautiful, handsome, you know, whatever, we all like to feel nice. And a costume is kind of like a literal embodiment of that of that idea that you can put something on, you can change who you are for a second, you can feel like anything, it is fairy godmother. That's the perfect the perfect phrase.


Sarah of Lunar Rose Costuming  32:30

It's like living your dreams, when you put on something like that, or when you help a client put something like that on. It's really incredible. Just people's people's faces and their demeanor changes when they put something like that on and they're just like, oh my gosh, I didn't know I could look like this. This is incredible. Like, I look like a movie character. Soo...


Rachel Elspeth Gross  32:54

Wonderful transformation.


Jonathan Joseph  32:57

Yeah, the power of fashion to literally, you know, bend reality around you.


Rachel Elspeth Gross  33:02

Oh, wonderful. I'm so glad we were able to talk. This has been so much fun. I really, really enjoy getting to talk to people about the work that matters to them. And it's so much fun to to get to hear these stories. So thank you for sharing them.


Jonathan Joseph  33:15

Yeah, this was wonderful. This is a great episode of I Can Do That here at Little Red Fashion for those of you tuning in and make sure you send us a rating on your favorite platform and you sign up for our email list at Little Red And if you haven't yet, definitely absolutely superduper go follow Little Red Fashion CO on Instagram, because we would love you to see this lovely set of shining faces as often as possible. Thank you so much for joining us today. Make sure you're following Lunar Rose. If you're not, you're missing out on literally like little rose customers. I mean, let's be real, these gowns are gorgeous, and I just love them. And now they just populate through my algorithm randomly and it's great.


Rachel Elspeth Gross  34:07

Well, awesome, thank you so much.

Ryan Kendall


Little Red Fashion Co-founder and COO Ryan Kendall is a book lover and outdoor enthusiast. Ryan fell in love with fashion when he became a stylist, merchandiser, and personal shopper while attending university. Since graduating his focus has shifted to technical and sustainble fashion. After moving to Los Angeles, Ryan was appraoched by Jonathan to help write and edit The Little Red Dress. During the editing process Ryan and Jonathan realized kids who love fashion lack the same level of targeted resources from books to tech that their peers who love music or sports have had for ages. Ryan Co-founded Little Red Fashion to inspire and educate kids about the fashion industry.


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