Komarov Clutch

During my career of a costume designer for movies and TV, I always had to carefully choose the kind of a bag for an actress to wear depending on the character she played. Naturally, for the evening dresses I had to find the evening bags.  Well, there is a small problem with those bags. Yes, small,  that’s what they are, often too small even for the most essential things. Okay, maybe for the movies it’s not that important. After all, my actresses did not carry glasses in the bag, neither had they to think about makeups. A makeup artist and a hairdressers were always there on the set.

But what about the real life? How can I squeeze my iPhone, glasses, lipstick, wallet into this little bag? This is why I developed our clutch! Not only it is roomy enough for all your necessities, it also matches your dress. Try it! I hope you will like it!

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Happy Birthday Sofia!

I want to share my personal experience On 4th of July 2015 I have been invited to the party to celebrate 90th birthday of the mother of my friends.

The birthday girl was in a Komarov dress. She came to me, thanked me for the dress  and told me how happy she was to have such a comfortable dress and how many compliments she received for it.

I was very touched, maybe even more so than from many compliments I got from my movie stars. Sofia is an amazing women. She is a pianist, an exceptional piano teacher and at her age (she just turned 90) she still can perform. Just recently she played at the inauguration of the mayor of West Hollywood, and I do not think there has been any significant concert in the city of LA that she missed.

Happy Birthday Sofia!

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A touching letter from one of our followers

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Dear Komarov,

I did not expect to hear back from your company at all, and was very pleasantly surprised by your prompt reply and generosity. I spoke to your customer service department who was indeed both helpful and gracious. I will most certainly continue to shop for your beautiful designs. 

As a BTW I would like to share with you the story of how I became an “exporter” of Komarov clothing to Sweden; 

My sister was recovering from a serious illness, and her recovery was slow and tedious. A few days before I was due to leave US to visit her I was browsing Nordstrom, looking for something that might cheer her up, and I stumbled across a beautiful dress by Komarov (which I had never heard of before) in the perfect shades of blue. I know she would love the colors and the gentle floaty feel of the dress. Not only did she like it, that dress became an inspiration, it hung on the outside of her wardrobe door for over three months, egging her on to keep working on getting better. The joy she, and all those who love her felt when she finally could put the dress on to go dancing with her husband was, as Master card would put it, priceless! Now, many, many dresses/skirts/tops later, whether I am wearing something myself or bringing one of your creations for my family it is not just a piece of clothing, it is a reminder to never give up, and always take time to enjoy the moment.

Thank you,

Anonymous

EMMY AWARD WINNING COSTUME DESIGNER, SHELLEY KOMAROV, LAUNCHES A NEW BOOK KNOW THYSELF, AN IN-DEPTH EXPLORATION OF STYLE, FASHION AND SELF AWARENESS

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(LOS ANGELES, CA; MARCH 30, 2015) – Shelley Komarov, a multiple Emmy Award winner with extensive experience as a Hollywood costume designer and owner of a successful fashion line, announces Know Thyself, an in-depth exploration of style, fashion, and self awareness. Loaded with insightful advice that should help developing self-confidence in all women, regardless of their age and shape, this book brings a well-rounded and thoughtful approach to beauty.

 “With decades of working in Hollywood costume design, I strive to inspire women through my experiences,” Komarov says. “Every anecdote and tip in this book is brought with great intention, giving my readers an opportunity to relate to my struggles, while being empowered by my successes.”

Know Thyself reveals star-making secrets fostered from firsthand knowledge, and brought to readers through approachable and affordable techniques. Using methods typically practiced by a brigade of stylists, designers, and make-up and hair stylists, Komarov guides women on how to look and feel like a star without big studio budgets and teams. While containing a treasure chest of practical advice related to fashion and style, the book includes many amusing episodes from her extensive career in Hollywood. That, of course, makes the book not only extremely useful as a self-improvement tool, but also very entertaining.

 Komarov’s accolades span from her renowned pedigree in both television and film. She has won three Emmys throughout her regal career for “The Kennedy’s of Massachusetts,” “Frank Sinatra,” ‘Introducing Dorothy Dandridge,” and an Emmy nomination for “A Woman Named Jackie.”  On the big screen, Komarov’s vast creativity appeared in modern and period costumes including the contemporary “The Peacemaker” starring George Clooney and Nicole Kidman; Martha Coolidge helmed period movies “Lost in Yonkers,” “Three Wishes,” and “My Girl 2;” and Richard Linklater’s “The Newton Boys” starring Matthew McConaughey, Julianna Margulies, and Ethan Hawke.

 Shelley Komarov is a member of the Motion Picture Academy and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. In 1993 she received the Citizen of Honor Award from Beverly Hills and is a fellow recipient of the Peter the Great medal from the St. Petersburg-Los Angeles Society, amid other honorary and professional distinctions. Komarov initiated her own fashion line during the late 1990s, which achieved an enthusiastic acceptance and is now distributed in major stores such as Nordstrom, as well in numerous U.S. and international boutiques.

 Know Thyself will be available starting April 19th on Amazon.com as a Kindle edition. To learn more about Shelley Komarov and her current fashion work, visit www.komarovinc.com or Instagram- @komarovstyle.

 Contact:

anne@komarovinc.com

Komarov Enterprises, Inc

(213) 244-7000

Costume Designers Guild Awards

The 17th Costume Designers Guild Awards ceremony, hosted by charming Emmy Rossum, was held on 17th of February at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

The Career Achievement Award was received by Aggie Rogers and was presented to her by Harrison Ford.

The Lacoste Spotlight Award was awarded to Naomi Watts.

The Edith Head Award went to Deborah Nadoolman Landis for the landmark exhibition “Hollywood Costume”.

The award in the contemporary film category went to Albert Wolsky for ” Birdman”, and in the Period Film category to Milena Canonero for “The Grand Budapest Hotel”

My favorite director Richard Linklater, with whom I’ve worked on “The Newton Boys “ which stars Julianna Margulies and Mathew McConnaughey, received The Distinguished Collaborator Award.

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from the Komarov Family to yours!  Wishing you a joyous day in which everything goes flawlessly.  We hope you are able to enjoy it with friends, family, and loved ones. We wanted to begin ours by taking a moment to be thankful and appreciative of what we have and hope you will have an opportunity to do so today also.614f53ae1e14f01d54c76ef23063170e

Merry Christmas!

Safe Travels this Christmas

Many of us travel for the holidays, whether it’s Christmas, Hanukkah, or another celebration.  In order to be together with your loved ones this year, you may have to get to a central destination. If so, we wish you safe and enjoyable journeys.fc05c1397d04ee7d9f1d3a0e14213a33

Keep in mind that Komarov’s fashionable clothing is made for comfort while you travel. Our stylish pleated garments are made to be stuffed into a travel bag with no worries about wrinkles or the need to iron.

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Enjoy your holiday and travel effortlessly and in style with Komarov!

Happy Hanukkah!

Happy Hanukkah! Hoping you all enjoy a wonderful holiday this year.  Remember, at Komarov we are here to help you find your perfect Hanukkah outfits for each day of celebration.

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Look fabulous and feel comfortable while eating your Latke’s this year in one of our dresses.

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From the Komarov family to yours, we wish you a very Happy Hanukkah!

Beautiful Christmas Displays Around the World

Christmas time is a joyous, magical time.  Much of this is due to all of the amazing decorations, lights and installations that go up around the world. Seasonal efforts make this time of year extra special.

There are some fabulous places to experience brilliant Christmas light displays.  We want to share them with you:

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