Nothing can beat a good poster to sell a movie. Be it on a billboard, in a subway station, or at a bus stop, a movie can be sold based on the impact of this simple and yet foolproof means of communication. Movie trailers can be dazzling, but the public has to be in the theater, glued to the TV or to the computer to experience it. Therefore, for immediate message transmission, the film industry relies on the poster. In these venerable feats of graphic design, every component is artfully manipulated to communicate a message that will titillate, amuse, and convey in a second the emotional impact of the movie's plot.
In this special tribute to Hollywood, many familiar faces reappear playing imaginary stars in imaginary movies that could have been (or perhaps will be) in a theater near you. Sit back and enjoy the show!
Twilight of the MindHoliday Gala Sydney is transformed into the quintessential silent movie vamp by Joshard. Lady of Mystery ensemble is from Brenda Starr's 2006 line.
Zappers!Liz Cole designs the costumes and jewelry for this low budget horror flick where giant insects from space threaten to extinguish human life – forever! 1960's Vivian by DAE Originals plays the fearless smart girl who says no to bugs.
High Altitude24 Carat Sydney and University Sean team once again in a classic comedy that takes the battle of the sexes to the friendly skies. Airport 1944 and Shall We Dance ensembles from Effanbee's Brenda Starr line. Bar by Darren Cole for Retros.
In this martial arts extravaganza Modern Mood Sydney fights the bad guys in style wearing Daisy and Willow's Trafalgar Square ensemble by Doug James and Laura Meisner. Monty by DAE, in his Shore Leave ensemble, stands in for the bad guy.
St. Louis SymphonySong and dance and an old-fashioned love story make for a winning combination. Fantasia Tyler plays an always-hopeful showgirl who encounters love in all the right places. Tyler's ultra glamorous make up is by Billy Lope. Her scintillating ensembles are by Franklin Lim-Liao. Jewelry by VJT Designs. Resin Vivian dolls by DAE Originals wear ensembles from the debut line.
Giuliana's TravelsA psychedelic fantasy in Technicolor is the perfect vehicle for Ice Blue Sydney. In Tyler Wentworth's Palm Beach Night's ensemble, Princess Giuliana visits a wonderful world where dreams magically materialize. Jewelry by VJT.
Billy Lope, make-up artist and hairstylist extraordinaire, turns The Brass Horse's In the Presidio Carrie into an Anna May Wong-like seductress. Amber Glow Esmé's gown by Tyler Wentworth won a Silver Orb nomination for best costume design. Jewelry by VJT.
Agent 700Dashing Russell Williams has a license to thrill! In this action-packed spy flick, Russell dons Wentworth designs for the Matt O'Neill Collection. Violet Waters' wardrobe by Liz Cole. Colin Deehan's wardrobe by Collectible Chic.
Mansion of SorrowTears will be shed before there is a happy ending. Cherished Friends' RTW Luxury Tyler is cast as the innocent yet steadfast heroine, wearing Premiere Pink's skirt and FAO exclusive black wool gabardine jacket, also by the House of Wentworth. Millinery by Margo Nickel.
Aunt Regina plays a woman suffering from a past she never lived in this mind twister with a heck of a surprise ending. Costumes by Liz Cole for Retros. Rhinestone pin by Marcia Friend for Facets.