megan and bryant

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In the beginning of each season I would sit down with my team and we would talk about all the characters, and whatever information I had at the time we would discuss in terms of costume design. And then we would start researching. I allotted a week’s time to research and to complete the design book – in the beginning of each season I would create a design book for each character. In a total of five weeks that I get to prep the season, a week is a good amount of time. The preparation period goes really fast.

And then, throughout the season, my team and I, we are always researching. Because new characters will come into play or I’ll be thinking about something specific for one of the principal casts, and want to be able to show something specifically, visually to the team or Matthew Weiner. - Janie Bryant, Mad Men Costume Designer (x)

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TUMBLING COACHELLA 2014

This year, coachella has handpicked some special Tumblrers to capture the festival through their unique lenses. If you’re FOMOing at home, or for some reason find yourself with exceptional cell service on the grounds, here are some blogs you should heed to.

Bobby Hundreds
Co-founder of the LA-influenced apparel, fashion and lifestyle brand, The Hundreds

Bryant Eslava
Fashion photographer

Burgerlords 
An online burger index curated by LA restauranteurs at The Oinkster

Coachella
The festival’s official Tumblr

Food is the New Rock
Fat guy Zach Brooks (Midtown Lunch) and music geek Chuck P (KCRW) talk food and music with musicians and food people who like music and food 

Laura June Kirsch
Professional concert photographer with a new-found obsession with the GIF

Lust for Life
LA-based fashion and lifestyle photography blog

Megan Thompson*
A commercial photographer and director from Los Angeles

Milk Made
The official blog for Milk Studios, covering fashion, beauty, music, art and videos

Operation Every Band*
A music blog that attempts to review all bands performing at a single festival

We the Urban
A blog dedicated to the best in fashion, art, music and design

BONUS:

The Ace Hotel and Swim Club are hosting events, parties and art installations each day for the two weeks around the festival.

Keep your eye on Big Boi. His half of the mighty OutKast will be capturing some of the moments around the group’s epic return to the stage.

(photos via coachella)

*Capturing weekend #2, April 18-20

LOOK: Tumblr Curates A Festival-Worthy Blogger Collective For Complete Coachella Coverage

At this early afternoon hour, you’re probably recovering from our annual kickoff at the Yacht Club, smearing on the sunscreen, and at the gates ready to conquer yet another year of Coachella.


Our good friends over at Tumblr have gotten a group of talented bloggers together to document the festival in their own unique perspectives—from Spicy Pie to gourmet fare, from crop tops to cut-offs, and from OutKast to Neutral Milk Hotel.


Below check out some of the blogs you can turn to for the very latest in fest happenings throughout the weekend.


Burger Lords

Bobby Hundreds

Bryant Eslava

Operation Every Band

We The Urban

Food Is The New Rock

Milk Made

Megan Thompson

Lust For Life

Laura June Kirsch