bio + resume

Paula Tabalipa is a Brazilian born costume designer, now based in LA. Her natural charisma and fierce dedication has led her to recurring jobs with directors James Mangold, Dustin Lance Black, Alma Har’el, David Lachapelle, and Dave Meyers. Her work has taken her around the world from Berlin to Sao Paulo and Southeast Asia.

One of Paula’s most recent and recognizable pieces of work is her costume design for the documentary feature film “Becoming Bond”, directed by Josh Greenbum. “Becoming Bond” has been critically acclaimed for its retro clothing style. It was nominated for best documentary and won best audience award at the SXSW 2017 film festival.

Prior to her career in fashion and styling, Paula worked extensively with window displays for clients Jil Sander, Dolce & Gabbana, Ralph Lauren, and Vera Wang. Window displays were an integral part in discovering her talent for costume design as they required dressing artists for every kind of project.

In addition to being an innovative costume designer and stylist, Paula is often brought on as a creative consultant to artists and directors. Her sought after expertise in realizing their vision ranges from the initial concepts to final treatments and production.

Paula doesn’t confine herself to a particular area of art or fashion. She prides herself on being able to take on any creative challenge, whether it’s designing for films and commercials or consulting on projects in the realm of visual art, film, and television.

Paula Tabalipa, creative director, fashion stylist, costume designer