Nicknames: Tessie | Mess | Goofer | Little Bug (but please, just call me Tessie or Princess Tess)
Name you give to annoying guys at bar: Samantha
Birthday & Star Sign: April 29th – Taurus - 11:45pm (birth time is V important - ammiright, Moon Baes?!)
Hometown: Anchorage, Alaska
Occupation: Wardrobe Stylist
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator: ENFJ- 2% of the population & apparently the same as Oprah & Obama...yaaaaas!!
Favorite food: Fries, duh
Favorite flowers: Orchids
Favorite Bible verse: Psalm 143:5-10
Favorite holiday (you can say your birthday): National Tess Weaver Day -April 29th | Easter | Christmas
First e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org – I WANT IT BACK!
Top three favorite albums: “Highly Refined Pirates” Minus the Bear | “Blink-182” Blink 182 | “Jars of Clay” Jars of Clay
Top three favorite films: The Graduate | The Wizard of Oz | It’s a Wonderful Life | The Royal Tenenbaums*(four instead of three, okay?!)
It’s no secret, I’m kind of all over the place (but like, in a good way, DUH!). I adore my lounge time with Hulu but even then, I’m always thinking about something fun & beautiful I want to share with the world! A blog is the perfect umbrella to house everything I want to share! Thank you for supporting me on my journey & I apologize in advance for any poor grammar you will find- maybe make it a game for yourself?!
How did I get started as a Stylist / Costumer?
I wanted to be involved in the entertainment industry for as long as I can remember (yes, I wrote the Disney Channel when I was nine asking how to be on their channel & bless their hearts they recommended moving to LA & getting an agent - shout out to Shia LeBeouf for making it happen all on his own!) So there’s where the dream stemmed from. The dream came to life through of series of events:
-Working at Nordstrom off & on throughout high school & college.
-Going to college at FIDM San Francisco where I worked internships (Benefit Cosmetics Corporate & Nordstrom Retail) & volunteered at any posh event I could.
-Working a few seasons at New York Fashion Week as a production assistant.
-Returning home to Alaska & working local commercials & films.
I was working all the time & always expressing my hopes & dreams with those around me. A friend of my brother & I connected me with a wonderful mentor, Nicole, who worked as a costumer in Los Angeles. Alaska had a film incentive in place & Nicole recommended me as a production assistant for the first studio feature. On the film, I was trained under phenomenal set costumers & shortly worked my way up to a costumer position & joined an entertainment union. I have since been blessed with multiple film & commercial opportunities through my union & freelance business, tessiestyle.com. Freelance & film work isn’t all glamour all the time, I absolutely adore it but If it wasn’t for the great support & encouragement of my family, friends, & colleagues- I would have been back to the corporate grind years ago!
Interested in partnering with Tessie? Sounds fancy! For all ad space, brand sponsorship & promotional giveaway inquiries simply shoot Tess an e-mail.