liz is fine
Christina Rabago and On the Go productions created a three part short film called Liz is Fine. It beautifully shows the life of a young women with social anxiety disorder. While I have lived my whole life with depression and anxiety I never realized until reading this script what anxiety stemming from social situations meant and I am so grateful to Christina for showing us all that private part of someone’s mind. I came out of working on part one with a deeper understanding of mental health and people around me and was honored to continue working on the series with a more creative role.
I was excited to work along Sophia Langhi, the films head production designer to create a wardrobe within the color palette representing Liz’s emotions.
Throughout the three part series Liz is the only character that wore red and her style was very much inspired by the quirky fashion of Zooey Deschanel. Getting to dress a character that outwardly shows so many emotions was a joy and so simple because Christina, who also plays Liz, is my friend. So shopping, doing fittings and texting ideas back and forth was very natural.
Liz’s three best friends’ style really got to shine in part three. We have gotten to know them more over the film and their personalities really come out in part three. From sophisticated model, to chic graphic designer and wild child free spirit, their costumes also stayed within the film’s color palette.
Most of the wardrobe sourced from stores like H&M, Forever 21, and Zara. But, a few of the costumes I found rummaging through the racks of Goodwill, Beacon’s Closet and a few pieces were even from my own collection. Liz wears a vintage deep green velvet blazer to work that used to belong to my grandmother. Sarah wore a scarf I found at a garage sale years ago and Jen wore one of my favorite vegan fringed purses with her jumpsuit.
Getting to fully jump into the wardrobe department on an indie film was a dream come true. It’s wild how totally unrelated subjects like, flowers and films can be so connected by style and color, making this new role feel so natural.