“I Get To Lose Myself In My Work:” A TDQ Q&A With Costume Designer Marina Toybina

Marina Toybina

Marina Toybina’s latest Emmy award was for a costume that appeared in the 55th annual Grammy Awards. All she needs now is Tony award for a costume used in a musical based on the Oscar awards and she will have an E.G.O.T.!

This week’s TDQ Q&A is with Emmy Award-winning costume designer Marina Toybina. Marina spoke with us about her Russian roots, her designer inspirations and what it’s like dressing Hollywood’s biggest names. Here is this week’s TDQ Q&A With Marina Toybina:

The Daily Quarterly: What made you want to be a costume designer?

Marina Toybina: I’ve been designing for quite some time now and have had the pleasure and the opportunity to experience all sides of design. Costume design feels to be the most appropriate world for me, at least for right now. I get to lose myself in my work; where I can truly express my creativity and imagination to its full potential.

TDQ: Who was your favorite designer growing up? 

MT: Alexander McQueen and Eiko Ishioka.

TDQ: You have worked with such stars as Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, Carrie Underwood, Avril Lavigne and Justin Bieber, just to name a few… Who has been the most fun to work with? 

MT: All of these great artists have been a dream to work with. Each experience differs from the other and I’ve been very fortunate to say the least, to be able to design in such diverse measures.

TDQ: What is the best advice you have ever gotten?

MT: To quit on my dreams and find something else that will offer me stability and “normalcy”….this particular advice made me risk it all and do the complete opposite. I’m beyond grateful that words of negativity had a different outcome for me.
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Rupert Grint, Rihanna and Katy Perry To Star In Big Screen Treatment Of Comic Book Character “Archie”


Archie, the live action movie!

Los Angeles—Hollywood is finally coming to Riverdale! After decades of being in the funny papers and on TV as both cartoons and live-action movies, the story of the love triangle between Archie, Betty and Veronica in Riverdale is finally finding its way to theaters.

Ron Howard’s production company, Imagine Entertainment, confirmed yesterday that they’ve finalized casting and a script to bring Archie and the gang to the big screen. And it’s going to be a star-studded affair, too.

Rihanna has been signed on to play Veronica, Katy Perry’s been cast as Betty, with Rupert Grint starring as Archie, Michael Cera as Jughead, Robert Pattinson as Reggie, Doug Brochu as Moose, Christopher Mintz-Plasse as Dilton, Jane Lynch as Miss Grundy and Denzel Washington as Mr. Weatherbee. Continue reading

Possibilit​y Of Losing Funding Not The Only Problem On “Sesame Street” Right Now


Elmo was recently spotted partying late into the night at Jet night club in Las Vegas.

New York—Amid threats that funding will be cut for PBS, now come startling revelations about the erratic and allegedly dangerous behavior on the set of one of “Sesame Street’s” biggest and most beloved stars.

Reports are coming out of the Children’s Television Workshop that Elmo has made working on the set of the cornerstone children’s television show a veritable nightmare.

“I know of one, two, three times when Elmo has shown up for work late and likely drunk,” said the source, on the condition of anonymity. “And I hear he’s seeking three hundred thousand, four hundred thousand, five hundred thousand per year. It’s outrageous, and it’s no laughing matter, ha ha.” Continue reading