Director Lagueria Davis, of Los Angeles CA
DOLL STYLIST & COSTUMER
Duties & Responsibilities:
Wardrobe & doll sourcing for all characters from Los Angeles retail stores, markets & online sources. Mindful attention towards variations in Barbie's & celebrities in matching skin tones, facial features, hair styles & coloring, personal tastes in attire, hair textures, & doll body flexibility options for posing.
Managing & tracking of materials, expenses & petty cash within budgetary constraints. Itemized spreadsheets with receipts submitted to production company.
Customize Barbies as needed to most clearly resemble target celebrities. i.e. haircuts, highlights, jewelry items, style, colors they most wear, preferences on shoes & silhouettes, etc.
Replicate all ensembles from The Envelope cover. Custom make Barbie sized clothing to imitate what was not found sourcing existing clothings from vintage options.
Design and make new Vanity Fair style gala dresses to taste and color palettes of celebrities for 'Black Barbie' version of singular ethnic inclusion. Painting, adorning & bejeweling shoes & accessory items. Styling with sourced vintage & new items for other gala gowns.
Style corporate scenes for black & white Barbies & Kens.
Pose, adjust and style Barbie dolls on set for filming in relation to needs per scene. Glue or use stands to keep standing. Style hair flyaways, add pillows to sit up higher without being seen. Situate and disperse dolls to most visually resemble what's needed.
The View in a Corporate Boardroom
with Singular Skin Tone Inclusion
As the doll stylist on this film,
I found Barbies in all skin tones.
From blonde highlights to dark roots,
And curvy dolls with afro poofs,
Diversity was displayed in doll form.
On covers and in boardrooms,
These women are sisters and mothers.
Raised up all their daughters.
Little girls who see sparkles in sand
And stop for a while to dirty her hands.
What we give to her is what determines
The next world we will next live in.
Director: Lagueria Davis
Cinematographer: Rita Baghdadi
Dioramas Production Artist: Laurel Frank
Doll Stylist & Costumer: Mindy Davis