Bates Motel Costume Designer Monique Prudhomme Opens Norman s Mother s Closet

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‘Bates Motel’ Costume Designer Monique Prudhomme Opens Norman’s Mother’s Closet

We all know how the story of Norman Bates and his mother ended. And it wasn t pretty

But it fell to costume designer Monique Prudhomme to help show how that strange relationship began in Bates Motel. the new TV series that premiered Monday.

The A E series, starring Freddy Highmore (Finding Neverland ) as young Norman Bates and Oscar-nominated actress Vera Farmiga(Up in the Air) as his beautiful mother, Norma, is set in the present day. But there are overtones of the classic dark style used in the famed 1960 Hitchcock thriller.

I did a lot of research on film noir, the whole background of the black-and-white detective films, explains Prudhomme, who scored an Oscar nom in 2009 for her work on Terry Gilliam s The Imaginarium of Dr.Parnassu s. I wanted to create a kind of timeless progression of Norma s style, taken from the 30s, 40s, 50s and 60 s, a melting pot of all these periods.

She found the mercurial character of Norma fascinating to dress. She is such an amazing female character. She expresses herself totally without self-consciousness. Sometimes she thinks she is Marilyn Monroe or Florence Nightingale or Audrey Hepburn. My goal was to express all these sides of her.

For instance, when we first see Norma arrive at the hotel, she is starting a new life. She s playing the mommy who makes breakfast every morning; she s very optimistic and upbeat. She wears a blue and white dress, designed by Prudhomme, with a pale blue sweater. It s very soft and feminine and it s a traditional French pattern as if to say, Here is your castle, Norman.

Later Norman briefly sees his mother undressing in the upstairs bedroom window as he carries boxes from the car, a nod to the original Alfred Hitchcoc k film in which her corpse is eerily glimpsed from the same viewpoint. Norma makes a special dinner, setting a fancy table with flowers and candles. And she s wearing a very womanly V-neck dress with black high heels, her hair worn up, almost like she s are on a date.

This dress illustrates the complexity of their relationship, says Prudhomme. It makes us wonder why would she be dressed like that?

Prudomme designed the black jersey wrap dress for Farmiga to create that uneasy effect. She also designed an elegant 40s style silk bathrobe that Norma slips into when the local police come calling.

Norma always sees herself as very glamorous, the designer says of of the cashmere robe. In fact, most of Norma s costumes are custom designed for her, down to her leather jackets. But she also wears a smattering of upwardly accessible labels including J Brand,James Perse,J. Crew and Liberty. Pay attention to the shirt Norma wears when she s ripping up blood-stained carpets. That s a James Perse.

In the season premiere, Norman looks like he s straight out of Leave it Beaver in his dorky blue, red and white striped short-sleeved T-shirt and his preppy crew-neck sweaters.

We scoured everywhere for Norman s clothes; second hand, vintage and thrift stores. We got a lot from Old Navy , says Prudhomme. The idea is that Norman is still dressed by his mother. He s the all-American boy in his khakis, but there is always something very juvenile about him in the early episodes. He wants to be on his own, but he s still a little boy. And the Fair Isle sweaters give him a proper, controlled but timeless look that sets him apart from anyone else at his school.

In the upcoming episode called The Wood Chuck, Norma changes right in front of Norman, revealing a sexy black body suit.

We found that body suit at a French lingerie store in Vancouver, Prudhomme recalls. It s so funny how you look and look for something and then suddenly it appears before you on a hanger. It is from a lingerie company called Aubade. and it was perfect.

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Saint Jude Hospice opens new state offices in Platteville and La Crosse

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Thursday, Dec. 05, 2013 — 12:00 AM

MADISON — Saint Jude Hospice now offers loving care for patients and families facing terminal illness from two new locations in Wisconsin: Platteville and La Crosse.

Saint Jude’s mission is to serve all patients, in the comfort of their own home, who are facing terminal illness by bringing healing to those when their hope has changed from cure to comfort.

Nurses are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They have no wait list and will respond to all requests within two hours.

Services in Wisconsin

Saint Jude Hospice has been in Wisconsin since July of 2010, when it opened its doors in Madison.

Today it provides comprehensive hospice services in the state from five locations: Madison, Baraboo, Delavan, La Crosse, and Platteville, which allows it to serve 26 counties in Wisconsin. It also has offices in Kansas, Iowa, and Nebraska.

Saint Jude Hospice goes beyond the standards of hospice medical care by bringing love, comfort, and support to patients and families. It also offers complimentary music and massage therapy, spiritual support, and bereavement care — in addition to medical care, home health and homemaker services, inpatient care, continuous care, respite services, volunteer services, and medication management.

Catholic hospice

CEO Tom Moreland has felt a strong calling to serve people and to also serve the Church, which is what ultimately led him to open a Catholic hospice inspired by Jesus’ words: Love one another, as I have loved you.

Moreland explains, “A caring community devotes more attention, not less, to members facing the most vulnerable times in their lives. Our hospice program helps do this.”

Saint Jude Hospice is endorsed by nine archbishops and bishops across the Midwest. Beyond complying with state and federal regulations, it also follows the Ethical and Religious Directives of Catholic Healthcare Services.

More information can be found at www.saintjudehospice.org or by calling offices in La Crosse at 608-781-5490 or Platteville at 608-348-2778.





Vitas Innovative Hospice Care Opens at Silver Cross Campus – New Lenox,

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Vitas Innovative Hospice Care Opens at Silver Cross Campus

Vitas Innovative Hospice Care. an end-of-life care provider, has opened an office in New Lenox.

A provider for adults and pediatric patients with life-limiting illness, Vitas Innovative Hospice Care is planning an open house from 4:30-7 p.m. Sept. 26 at its newest location, Silver Cross Hospital Campus. 1890 Silver Cross Boulevard.

The meet and greet is planned for the Silver Cross Hospital Pavilion A in the Conference Room on the lower level. Attendees are asked to call 815-729-9352 to RSVP by Sept. 25.

Spokesperson Michelle Bacon said VITAS Innovative Hospice Care provides end-of-life care for adult and pediatric patients with life-limiting illnesses. We work with patients and families to provide comfort and preserve dignity in the face of terminal illness, according to the website.

About 90 percent of all hospice care takes place in the home, she said. Vitas assists families with that undertaking.

While business hours in New Lenox are from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, Vitas is available 24 hours a day. Clients need only call 815-729-9352 for immediate assistance.

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Vitas Innovative Hospice Care Opens at Silver Cross Campus – New Lenox,

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Vitas Innovative Hospice Care Opens at Silver Cross Campus

Vitas Innovative Hospice Care. an end-of-life care provider, has opened an office in New Lenox.

A provider for adults and pediatric patients with life-limiting illness, Vitas Innovative Hospice Care is planning an open house from 4:30-7 p.m. Sept. 26 at its newest location, Silver Cross Hospital Campus. 1890 Silver Cross Boulevard.

The meet and greet is planned for the Silver Cross Hospital Pavilion A in the Conference Room on the lower level. Attendees are asked to call 815-729-9352 to RSVP by Sept. 25.

Spokesperson Michelle Bacon said VITAS Innovative Hospice Care provides end-of-life care for adult and pediatric patients with life-limiting illnesses. We work with patients and families to provide comfort and preserve dignity in the face of terminal illness, according to the website.

About 90 percent of all hospice care takes place in the home, she said. Vitas assists families with that undertaking.

While business hours in New Lenox are from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, Vitas is available 24 hours a day. Clients need only call 815-729-9352 for immediate assistance.

For more information about Vitas, check the organization s website.

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Vitas Innovative Hospice Care Opens at Silver Cross Campus – New Lenox,

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Vitas Innovative Hospice Care Opens at Silver Cross Campus

Vitas Innovative Hospice Care. an end-of-life care provider, has opened an office in New Lenox.

A provider for adults and pediatric patients with life-limiting illness, Vitas Innovative Hospice Care is planning an open house from 4:30-7 p.m. Sept. 26 at its newest location, Silver Cross Hospital Campus. 1890 Silver Cross Boulevard.

The meet and greet is planned for the Silver Cross Hospital Pavilion A in the Conference Room on the lower level. Attendees are asked to call 815-729-9352 to RSVP by Sept. 25.

Spokesperson Michelle Bacon said VITAS Innovative Hospice Care provides end-of-life care for adult and pediatric patients with life-limiting illnesses. We work with patients and families to provide comfort and preserve dignity in the face of terminal illness, according to the website.

About 90 percent of all hospice care takes place in the home, she said. Vitas assists families with that undertaking.

While business hours in New Lenox are from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, Vitas is available 24 hours a day. Clients need only call 815-729-9352 for immediate assistance.

For more information about Vitas, check the organization s website.

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Get free real-time news alerts from the New Lenox Patch.

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