(Voice of Joan Rivers)
Behind the cosmopolitan floors of Laird & Tyler Department Store, way back in the alterations area, is a fixture as old as a manual Singer sewing machine. Her name is ROXANNE BISCHOFF and she’s been a seamstress for more years than anyone would ever dare say to her face. Roxanne has seen every trend, every hemline, every “fresh look” come and go. The only thing she hasn’t altered is her own wry personality. She’s got an opinion about everything. She’s the last chain smoker in New York. In fact, nobody has every seen her eat – just coffee with saccharine – the pills not the packets. Roxanne may be a crotchety seamstress by day, but by night, it’s a whole different ballgame.
(Voice of Joan Rivers)
Fashionista is the secret behind all the great designers: Ralph Lauren, Tom Ford, Jessica Simpson. With a tasteful eye and a withering glance, she's ever on the alert for the evil perils of Bangs and her cohorts. From within her lair she monitors all things style related, stepping in as only a true diva can.
As the creator and star of the E! hit series FASHION POLICE, founder of their own multi-million dollar fashion and accessory line on QVC, and the infamous maven of the red carpet who invented the catchphrase "who are you wearing?" for long running hit series on E! and TV Guide Channel - who better to voice Fashionista than comedy icon Joan Rivers? A Tony-nominated actress (SALLY MARR AND HER ESCORTS) and Emmy winning talk show host (THE JOAN RIVERS SHOW), Joan is no stranger to the world of animation. She lent her unique voice to SHREK 2 and SPACEBALLS: THE ANIMATED SERIES and played Krusty the Klown's agent on THE SIMPSONS. She received a Daytime Emmy nomination in 2009 for voicing "Bubbe" on the PBS children's series ARTHUR.
(voice of Christina Milian)
Kaylie Moore is living the dream…adjacent. She’s the youngest child of a big family in Queens, and works in the stock room at Laird & Tyler – too shy to work the floor. Kaylie pines for a career in clothing design, and lives out her fantasy reading fashion magazines and saving up for design classes. Every day she wears an interesting homemade accessory, but nobody notices. Nobody, but Roxanne. Although Roxanne would never be sentimental enough to admit it, Kaylie’s like the daughter she never had. Roxanne would kill anyone who brought her harm.
(voice of Christina Milian)
Glamour Girl is Kaylie’s alter-ego – when she transforms in Fashionista’s secret lair. She hasn’t quite adjusted to her skin-tight clad persona. But like it or not, Fashionista’s there to make sure she uses every asset she’s got while she’s still got ‘em. Glamour Girl is an invaluable asset to Fashionista. She’s got her finger on the pulse of the latest trends, is always upbeat (if a tad naive), and is by Fashionista’s standards a technical whiz – which simply means she can work the speaker phone and interweb.
Actress and R&B/Pop recording star, Christina has starred in numerous movies including LOVE DON’T COST A THING and BE COOL, and her albums produced hits SAY I and DIP IT LOW (which reached #5 on the US Billboard charts). She is the social media correspondent for NBC ‘s THE VOICE, co-hosted this year’s GRAMMY AFTER PARTY on E!, is a frequent guest host on E!'s FASHION POLICE and competed on last season’s DANCING WITH THE STARS. Christina is currently shooting her own reality series for E! following her busy, inspirational life and career.
(voice of French Stewart)
Mr. Worthe is the pompous fussbudget who runs
the ladies couture floor. He has little patience for Roxanne, who he sees as a lowly
seamstress. Worthe considers himself a self-made A-lister – a fashion insider who
has become the man-to-know in design circles. He brags to the staff about the
fancy events he attends, having no idea that Roxanne is the one who actually
makes them happen.
French is best known for playing Harry Solomon on the longtime hit series THIRD ROCK FROM THE SUN. His numerous film credits include STARGATE, CLOCKSTOPPERS and WEDDING DAZE. TV credits include SEINFELD, MAD TV, and CHARMED. He is currently a series regular on the CBS show MOM as Chef Rudy. He was nominated for an Emmy Award for his outstanding voicing of Disney's animated series HERCULES.
(Voice of Melissa Rivers)
Fashion Super-villain was once a promising young designer, until her failed line of menswear for women (that left unfortunate bulges) made her the laughing stock of Fashion Week. She vowed then-and-there to secretly dedicate her life to foiling the ambitions of designers and couture devotees everywhere. By day, she’s a powerful fashion insider and critic. By night, she wreaks havoc on the world of style with plots as comical as they are diabolical. Her only ally is her pet, Stole. And he hates her.
(Voice of Seth Rudetsky)
Stole is Bangs’ pet fox that she keeps
around her neck – the foot trap still around his ankle. (The fur
apparantly stays fresher-looking if the animal is still alive.) Stole is
a bitter thing who wryly enjoys the wickedness of his master.
Bangs keeps him in check by threatening that he’ll end up like his
brother and sister – who are now the fur cuffs of her jacket.
Melissa is the Executive Producer and creator of the E! hit series, FASHION POLICE and has enjoyed hosting numerous specials of E! and working the red carpet for TV Guide Channel. She's also acted in dramatic series, BEVERLY HILLS 90210 and THE COMEBACK and voiced the Evil Princess Erma Plotz on the animated Disney series DAVE, THE BARBARIAN. Melissa is also known for her remarkable on-camera clashes with her mom, co-starring in WeTV's JOAN & MELISSA - a rivalry she uses to full advantage playing our fashion super villain.
Seth's distinctive "Amahzing" voice can be heard on this popular satellite radio show, SETH’S BIG FAT BROADWAY on Sirius/XM. He's appeared on numerous TV shows including KATHY GRIFFIN: MY LIFE ON THE D-LIST and MTV's LEGALLY BLONDE, THE MUSICAL - THE SEARCH FOR ELLE WOODS. Seth is currently starting in DISASTER Off-Broadway, a musical 70's disaster movies spoof he co-wrote and produced and his own successful website, SETH TV.
(voice of Michael Urie)
KILLER is Roxanne’s scruffy pet Maltese. He begrudgingly works as Roxanne’s mobile pin cushion, tote bag and ashtray. Killer growls at Roxanne’s boss, Mr. Worthe, and the color orange.
(Voice of Michael Urie)
Killer transforms into the fabulous SPLENDIDO, a purebred stylist with an accent as thick as his attitude. Oh yes. He talks. You can’t shut him up. But he can cut hair, apply make-up and accessorize better than any vanity team in the biz. Splendido is the darling of every designer in town and has connections everywhere. And he can be a real prima donna. After all, his mother was a bitch. Literally.
Best known for his Emmy-nominated portrayal of Marc St. James on the ABC hit series UGLY BETTY, and his recent turn on the NBC comedy PARTNERS, Michael is currently wowing audiences in his one-man Off-Broadway show BUYER & CELLAR (Winning the Drama Desk Award for Solo Performance). No stranger to voicing dogs, Michael voiced Sebastian for Disney's hit film BEVERLY HILLS CHIHUAHUA.
Diane Von Furstenberger
voice of Susie Essman
Diane is just one of many celebrities who call on Fashionista
in a crisis.
Somewhere, perhaps right this minute, some starlet is slipping
into a career-ruining dress for tonight’s red carpet premiere –
a fatal error that will tank the movie and destroy lives in the
process. And that can’t happen on Fashionista’s watch.
Actress and stand up comedienne, Susie Essman is infamous for playing the foul-mouthed wife of Larry David's manager on CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM. She has starred in her own half-hour HBO comedy special and has made numerous TV appearances on LATE NIGHT WITH CONAN O'BRIEN, THE VIEW and CRANK YANKERS, to name a few.
(Voice of Lisa Rinna)
Just one of the many Laird & Tyler clients who has no idea that the old woman who hems their dresses is the force behind every fashion statement in the biz.
Lisa is best known for starring as Billie Reed on DAYS OF OUR LIVES and Taylor McBride on MELROSE PLACE. She hosted SoapNet's SOAP TALK (Daytime Emmy nomination), co-starred with husband Harry Hamlin on TVLand's HARRY LOVES LISA and competed on CELEBRITY APPRENTICE and DANCING WITH THE STARS.
(voice of Fred Stella)
Fred Stella enjoys a career in voice acting, stage, TV and film. Fred spent several years in Detroit doing radio prior to moving to West Michigan to work as an on-air talk show host. TV credits include the role of Brandy's Dad on the Emmy award winning children's show, Come On Over; voicing various characters on the children's radio serial dramas, Down Gilead Lane and Red Rock Mysteries; narrating and directing several dozens of audiobook titles. He was awarded "Best Male Narration" by Publisher's Weekly and a nomination by the Audie Awards in 2013.
Joan Rivers & Melissa Rivers
Teresa L. Thome & Patrick W. Ziegler
Created, written and produced by
Teresa L. Thome & Patrick W. Ziegler
The Clik Group
Character and Background Plates:
Zeke Johnson, Carlos Ortega
Larry Amoros, Tony Tripoli
Geralyn Flood, CSA
Music Score Composed by Greg O’Connor
Fashionista & Glamour Girl Theme Song
Music by Greg O’Connor
Lyrics by Danny Salles
Theme performed by JQ
Dustin Wyman, Daniel Lord, Ann Roche
Marc Medrich, Geoff Kapanka, Shawn LaCourciere, Nathan Matter, Ryan Kapanka
Studios on the Pond, River City Studios, Rodger Bliss
Website by Godwin Jabangwe
Jocelyn Pickett, Sabrina Miller, Graham Reed, Melody McCoy,
Julie Pottebaum, Tone Hoeft, Mike Barker, Diana Ritchey,
Chuck Peterson, Matt Rose, Carmen Flores, Fred Stella,
Mark Anthony Lord, Myles Spar, Judy Katz, Linda Mensch