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Who is Mandi Line?

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Mandi Line's name is becoming a well known name in the fashion industry and for good reason. Mandi Line is the costume designer on the popular, hit ABC drama Pretty Little Liars. The show has become a hit for its jaw dropping twists and intense drama. But its not just the drama the viewers tune in for, it's also for the gorgeous outfits the stars of the show wear. The stars of the show are dressed in the latest fashion attire to reflect their luxurious, dramatic lives. Mandi Line is able to reflect the girls' individual fashionable styles and make it look easy, she has become an icon for her styling that many have become envious of.

Why has she become an icon in the fashion industry? Mandi Line has impressively been able to reflect the personality and style of the characters within their wardrobes. Her keen eye for detail has not gone unnoticed and she has been nominated for a variety of awards in order to reflect her talent such as, best dressed cast and most googled character for fashion on television. It seems that everyone wants a piece of Mandi Line's fashion ability, which is why she is becoming one of the most sought after costume designers in the world of television fashion. Her work on the popular television show has everyone asking, who is Mandi Line?

The woman behind the hit show mandi lineMandi Line has acquired a strong social media following; she is also a guest columnist on celebrity style guide, showing how important and respected her role on Pretty Little Liars is. But life around fashion has not always been easy for the fashion icon; she has literally had to work herself up from the bottom having come from a poor background. The star used to make all her own clothes in high school as she grew up with very limited money, this meant Mandi Line got to experiment with fashion from a very young age. Mandi was at first a model; however as a senior at 17 she made the decision to transition into the fashion industry. She went to a Fashion Institute and decided that she wanted to work in fashion, behind the camera, make her own clothes and have her own fashion line.

How she made her transition from modelling to working in fashion Mandi started in the fashion industry as an intern. Her career began on films and music videos and then into television with has become a strong industry in Los Angeles. When Mandi first got the call to work for the popular show, Pretty Little Liars she turned it down. The fashion star had already aimed her work at a younger (teenage) demographic and wanted to work in a different environment. However, after watching the pilot to the teen drama she changed her mind and decided she wanted to make Pretty Little Liars the new Gossip Girl in terms of in style teenage fashion. The fashion star's goal has been a success and the show has had four popular seasons that have set the fashion scene on television ablaze.

The process of dressing the characters When deciding what character should wear what and when Mandi will hit the shops with her team for two whole days in order to find the perfect outfit pieces. This usually involves Mandi searching round Los Angeles to Santa Monica then to New Orleans. Mandi and her team are required to do a fitting with those chosen pieces five days before the next episode. This process is quite extensive and demanding due to their being twenty five episodes per season of Pretty Little Liars, so finding new and interesting stylish pieces for each episode can be challenging.

Where are Mandi's favourite places to shop to achieve the girls' fashionable looks Mandi Line believes it is important to give local businesses money and locates small boutiques that are ideal to shop to achieve chic fashionable looks for the girls.

Her favourite places are Una, Maes and a thrift store called Wasteland. Department stores such as Macy's are also a popular choice of Mandi's. Mandi also appeals to her demographic by shopping at the teen fashion inspired store Forever 21 and Urban Outfitters; this allows fans of the show to attain clothing wore by the characters.

The obtainable aspect of the fashion used on the show allows girls to wear their favorite pieces they see on the show, allowing them to identify with the characters on the show.

Dressing the girls to suit their personality Mandi dresses the girls to suit their own unique traits and styles. Due to Aria's ambition to solve mysteries Mandi doesn't box off her style and changes up her pieces constantly. Mandi wants the character to reflect a dress sense that she wanted to when she was younger. When it comes to Hanna Mandi dresses the character to reflect a feminine chic style with a twist.

Hanna is the popular character out of the group that every girl at school longs to be. Mandi makes Hanna's style reflect that, she styles her in a dress to impress look and looks the most high end in terms in fashion out of the four main characters. When it comes to Spencer's character Mandi opts for a cool kid, hipster look which she describes as "preppy with a twist". She mixes a vintage look, which Mandi confesses that she is able to find at Urban Outfitters, but is able to keep her look classic, giving the viewers a look that they are extremely envious to gain.

Mandi Line has become a name that the fashion industry respects. She is able to dress her characters in the latest style that reflects their personalities. The costume designer has had to overcome a difficult early life and be the breadwinner for her family at seventeen. However, she has been able to this and impress the fashion industry by making the ABC drama Pretty Little Liars the talk of the fashion industry, putting Gossip Girls impeccable style to shame.

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