Peek inside any wardrobe stylist's kit and you'll find an endless supply of tools that you and I would never think to carry around. Binder clips? Check? Double-sided tape? Check? Full-body Spanx? Check. Wrinkle releaser? Double check.
But for Rose Byrne's stylist Penny Lovell, having scissors at the ready once averted a major wardrobe misstep when working with the actress. "We did change a Calvin Klein outfit for the Emmys," Lovell told InStyle last night in Beverly Hills at a dinner honoring Victoria Beckham's spring 2015 collection. "It was suede and pink and started off as a two-piece that was very low on the hip, and it was very much more of a daytime outfit. And we made it high-waisted, we changed the fabric, we changed the lining, but we worked together to take it from a casual piece to a gown for the Emmys," Lovell said.
The stories didn't end there. Byrne herself cited a similar DIY moment from the 2004 Cannes Film Festival. "I didn't have the right underwear, so I had to cut up a pair and customize some underpants for this gorgeous dress. It was a Sonia Rykiel dress that I totally loved," the actress said.
Perhaps it's time to invest in a kit of our own.