Wednesday, December 31, 2008


One may think that all we do at HUVC is work……but NOT at the expense of missing a good meal! We all eat lunch together daily but when we have the time ( and plan it!), we organize gala breakfasts or lunches on our 50’s kitchen table. Behold, above and below! We also seem to be partial to the old adage “Who needs coffee to keep you alert when you can have chocolate?” We seem to always have chocolate around for clients, friends…..and of course, ourselves! It is cold and frigid outside ( brrrr!!!! ) as it snows but we wish everyone a VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR AND A HEALTHY, PEACEFUL AND HAPPY 2009!!!!! Kristen is already getting into the springtime spirit with our “bumble-bee hat!!!”

Thursday, December 11, 2008



We wish all our friends and clients ( and readers!) a very happy and healthy holiday, and hope that our country starts on an upward turn of unity and gracious spirit, with each of us helping those less fortunate in these hard, economic times. We encourage all to participate in such local projects such as the New York General Post Office's "Operation Santa Claus", in which letters addressed to Santa at the North Pole get delivered. In December, there is a special room at the 32nd Street & 8th Avenue Post Office in which you can sift through hundreds of letters - usually from poor inner-city children - and pick one ( or two) to make a child's dream come true and buy him or her a gift and send it from "Santa". We also want to take this time to wish our interns, Jamie and Kim, continued success in school and grateful wishes for their help during their respective school internship programs with us. We loved having you with us! (... and Kim, we are excited to have you back next semester!!!)

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


Leonardo di Caprio & Kate Winslet

Helen went last night to a special screening of one of the movies we worked on, Revolutionary Road, which officially opens January 15, 2009.

Director Sam Mendes and actors Leonardo Di Caprio, Kate Winslet, Kathy Bates, Michael Shannon, Zoe Kazan and David Harbour appeared afterward for a panel discussion. We started working on this film back in April of 2007 so it has been a long time in the making! In a past blog, we mentioned renting some clothes as recently as this past September for some re-shoots.

in order: David, Leo, Kate, Kathy, Zoe and Michael

Leonardo, Kate and Kathy sat next to each other….a kind of “Titanic” reunion. The retelling of the Richard Yates book is an emotionally grueling tale of what bubbles beneath the seemingly content blandness of 1950’s suburban life. Watch for Michael Shannon - a stage actor, he gives an Academy Award nomination-worthy performance in a breakout role!

Zoe Kazan plays the unusual role of innocent (or not so!) seductress, and we supplied her with a 1950's robe and a bra used just for that purpose! Interestingly, this recent Yale grad ( and granddaughter of famed director Elia Kazan) appeared in Come Back, Little Sheba and is now in The Seagull, both on Broadway ....and both productions we also worked on!

Cadillac Records, which seems to be getting a lot of press, opens this Friday on December 5. We are excited to see it!

In an amazing coincidence, the day Helen went to see our dress displayed in Bloomingdale’s window, who should just happen to be there at the exact same time of the day ALSO taking pictures? The film’s writer and director, Darnell Martin! Along with another crew member, she posing (on the right) pointing to our garment and credit on the glass window! We wish the movie great success!