A lot goes into achieving the perfect look for a character. In addition to the fashion, I love the makeup and accessories on The Bold Type. What is the process for putting together a whole cohesive look?
I remember Joan Rivers came into my trailer once, and she was like, “Honey what the fuck is all that? I’ve never seen more jewelry—that’s more shit than I’ve got.” I always have the accessories pre-done for every single outfit I put together—the shoes, belts, accessories. At the end of the season, the accountants will always be like, “You realize that half the budget was just spent on belts?” And we’re like, “Yep, that’s what makes an outfit.”
When I spoke to Katie this season, she was like, “I barely do accessories.” It got to a point where she was like, “I need more.” In the next episode, Sutton wears this dope magenta blazer and the sweater tie-dye dress. We were looking at each other while on set. I had my Balenciaga safety pin necklace, which is my everything, and I always wear it. So I take it off, and I put it on her. It just tops off an outfit.
For makeup and hair, I was really grateful that they were also new. They were really imaginative and helped showcase the wardrobe. It’s a whole process from head to toe.
It’s funny that you say a belt makes the outfit because I hate belts. I don’t own a single belt.
Oh, I won’t wear a belt. I’ll barf. If I put a belt on my body, I will throw up. I do not wear belts.
But for some reason, the confidence of a belt on-camera works. In one scene, Sutton is wearing a $9 shirt from H&M, a vintage blazer, and an eagle-head yellow belt, and she looks like Steven Tyler. It’s everything.