Sophie was born and raised in London, and moved to New York in 1990. When she first arrived in the states, she made her mark in the world of journalism as a features writer for Paper Magazine, and as a contributor to such illustrious publications as Vogue, Detour, Dazed and Confused, and Vibe. In 1993, she headed west to Los Angeles where she continued her work for Paper, serving as a West Coast contributor and writing six cover stories. During this time, she began to switch tracks and found success working in the music industry world as a fashion stylist. Her newfound enthusiasm for costume design led her to her first feature film, “Speed of Life,” in 1999. But it was in 2001, when she designed the contemporary classic “Legally Blond,” that Sophie truly solidified herself as one of the industry’s key players. The film lead to numerous and continuing accolades, as well as an ongoing collaboration with actress Reese Witherspoon. To date, the two have worked on six films together, most recently “This Means War” co-starring Chris Pine and Tom Hardy.
Sophie’s other notable film credits include “In Her Shoes,” “Fever Pitch,” “Shall We Dance,” “Legally Blond 2: Red, White & Blond,” and “Sweet Home Alabama.” Recent projects include the highly stylized “Runner Runner” starring Justin Timberlake and Ben Affleck; and next to be released “Imagined” starring Al Pacino and “McFarland” starring Kevin Costner.
Beyond film, Sophie has designed countless music videos and commercials for such clients as Jeep, Reebok, Visa, Diet Coke, Corvette and ESPN. Additionally, she continues to expand her voice in the world of style and design, serving as contributor to The Huffington Post’s style site, Stylist.
Over the years, her peers, the press, and the industry have consistently recognized Sophie for her work. She has been nominated twice by the Costume Designer’s Guild for Excellence in Contemporary Film, and in 2005 was honored by Premiere Magazine and AMC as one of that year’s “Women in Hollywood” recipients. Her work on “Legally Blond” was featured in Deborah Nadoolman Landis’ book, Dressed: A Century of Hollywood Costume Design. And Sophie’s design for the “Legally Blond” iconic Jackie O “costume was honored once again as part of London’s Victoria and Albert Museum’s exhibition, “Hollywood Costumes.”
Sophie is also the Curator of two programs for the Los Angeles Film Festival. The Costume Design Program will enter it’s third year in 2015, and the Fine Art Program is in the works for Fall of 2014. Sophie is married with a son and lives in LA.