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Mandy as Robin Hood

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Robin Hood.

You worked as a stylist and costume designer for photographer Herb Ritts, and directors Joel and Ethan Coen, David Fincher, and Julien Temple, and music icons David Bowie, Madonna, and Tina Turner, to name a few. Have these creative jobs influenced your writing?
I’ve been lucky to have worked with wonderfully creative people, and I think when you’re around other like-minded people you tend to fuel each others creativity. During 1987, I styled a music video for David Bowie, and then toured with him for a while. In Italy, we stayed at Villa La Massa outside of Florence…such an elegant place, and one that I used as a reference in A Secret Muse. So as fate would have it, an event that happened while I was a stylist, played a significant part in my writing life years later. In that respect, a styling job did influence my writing.

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About Mandy Jackson-Beverly

Mandy Jackson-Beverly studied flute in Sydney, worked couture fashion in London, and has been a successful costume designer in LA, working with artists such as Madonna and David Bowie. She’s danced the tango with Robert Duvall, sewn buttons on coats with John Galliano, and discussed the art of sobriety with Alice Cooper and Russell Brand.

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