Here you'll find opinions on style, fashion, beauty, celebrities and style, stylists, television shows such as How Do I look?, design, decor, and travel(trends in travel such as hottest city of the season or year) by moi. You'll also have reviews of the latest trends for each season as well as what I think of them, reviews of beauty products that I just purchased or that I really like to have or purchase. The blog is run and maintained by one person, Sarah Elizabeth. The main focus is on fashion and style, but there are other areas that will be discussed as well. Have fun reading the posts and please leave me a comment telling me what you think.

Tuesday, April 3, 2007


While this blog is here to stay, I cannot say the same about the templates I've used since this blog started. I won't be updating very frequently througout the week because I'll be making some templates of my own using Photoshop. Once I get the templates completed, things will be back to normal with frequent updates.

Monday, March 19, 2007

Hussein Chalayan- Spring 2007 RTW

Hussein Chalayan's collection for the Spring/Summer season is very unique when the runway show was presented. The idea behind it showed how fashion evolved over the last century, and appropriately entitled "111". I'll say this, the clothes were far-out! I loved the creativity Mr. Chalayan used in creating the show as far as the technology went. Outta sight even! That's pretty much all I can say in regards to the collection and I LOVE IT!!!!!! Since describing this is kind of tough, I will leave a link for you to view the video if possible later on.

Like I promised you all, here's the link to the video: http://www.style.com/fashionshows/collections/S2007RTW/video/HCHALAYA

Enjoy! Warning: This video is NSFW(Not Safe For Work) at the end as the final model who walks out is eventually stripped nude.

A lookbook featuring my favorite looks is coming soon!

Oh yeah, just highlight the link I gave you, copy it, and paste it in the area where you type in a web address. Press Enter and you should be taken immediately to the site.

Gucci- Spring 2007 RTW

The hair for the models in the Gucci fashion show was a really simple classic bun, described by hair stylist Guido Palau. As for the makeup, makeup artist Monica McGrath states that the look was a classic fresh-faced look "with Monica Vitti eyes". For the ready to wear collection, however, the look reflects back to the label's heyday in the 1960s and 1970s, with a combination of Freida Giannini's own unique style in the mix. All in all, the combination makes for a great collection, with its jet-set look from 30-40 years past. I loved the collection and once again, I wish that I had the cash to snag up a few items. The only thing that would end up limiting my choices in outfits would be the presence of anorexic stylist to the stars Rachel Zoe, who stated that she loved the collection and her clients also loved it. Oh well, beggars can't be choosers I'm afraid.

Chloe-Spring 2007 RTW

Chloe, despite its change in designers in recent years, "actually put together a solid collection this season" as noted by a correspondent reporting for style.com's video podcast. There was a mix of neutrals put in with color, and the style of the outfits overall reminded me of the mid-late '60s in regards to the infamous youth look(infamous as in only a few could pull off the look) that was coined as "The Ginger Group". I also did see some traces of some early '70s influences in the outfits as well, most notably in the shoes worn by the models. I, personally, loved the collection and wished that I had a fat wallet in order for me to purchase a few outfits! I will post my favorite outfits, shoes, and looks in a lookbook and post a link later on. Tell me what you think.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Donna Karan-Spring 2007 RTW

Donna Karan's collection for Spring and Summer drew inspiration from the desert, sort of a desert warrior if you will. She travels a lot so she felt that she needed to bring some naturalism to an urban setting. There were lots of African themes mixed in with some middle eastern themes as well. Hamish Bowles even thought he saw some Japanese peasant looks in the mix somewhere. The fabrics were fluid like, draped on the models in such a way that would remind you of 1930s designer Madame Gres. For me, I wasn't too thrilled about the colors, but I did like the outfits regardless. I guess for me, what did me in with the outfits was the fact that they did, indeed, show some resemblance to Madame Gres and the way dresses were draped in the 1930s. I even thought I saw some remnants of styles seen in the gowns designed by Gilbert Adrian and Orry-Kelly for MGM and Warner Bros. back in the '30s. As for the choice of fabric, it did represent to her how fast today's woman was moving from one place to another. I will put up a look book on style.com to display my favorites from the show as well as some details and what I liked least. There'll be a link put up when I edit the entry.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Trovata-Spring 2007 RTW

This season's fashion show took a complete turn from the typical run of the mill fashion show that they had last season, meaning that the show was NOT a traditional runway show. Instead, the show was more of a presentation, which had a caribbean beachcomber theme to it. To tell you the truth, I wasn't entirely thrilled with the clothes, but then again, there were some good things about the show. I liked the shoes that were featured on some of the female models, the first female look I liked alot was the white mini shirtdress, paired with some beachy jewelry and some bangles, along with a pair of aviator sunglasses. I'm not usually one for preppy, especially since it's pretty much everywhere if you ask me. The only thing that shocked me was that I didn't see turned up collars, however one has to keep in mind that this presentation had a Gilligan's Island type feel to it as opposed to the country club prep school type of preppy. Within the presentation was a cocktail party bringing together some of the industry's movers and shakers, socialites, and prospective buyers from upscale department stores along with celebrities. What struck me about the collection was that there was an Abercrombie and Fitch air to the presentation itself, the only two things missing are the hunky half-naked male models and an annoying female preppy model such as Lauren Bush(on the contrary though, I've heard through the grapevine that she's a very nice girl in addition to supposedly being engaged to the son of designer Ralph Lauren). Even Vogue Magazine's editrix at large, Anna Wintour, has pointed that out, stating that she "was happy to see that they switched back to the smaller presentation because she thought that it works better for the clothing that they do. They're like a young Tommy Hilfiger or Abercrombie and Fitch with shades of Wes Anderson thrown in." The party's decor had a nautical theme throughout. I will publish a public lookbook on style.com soon. I'll leave the link in this entry when it gets completed. Would love to hear back on your thoughts when you find the time to.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Calvin Klein-Spring 2007 RTW collection

The ready to wear collection, designed by Francisco Costa, still echoes of the very minimalism that made Calvin Klein famous the world over. While most of the pieces in the collection consisted of neutral colors such as black or white, I found it quite refreshing to see that there were splashes of color in some of the pieces. One outfit modeled consisted of a grey top and a yellow skirt, there was a yellow outfit that consisted of a sheer, billowy top with a matching skirt, and one outfit was a muted green(maybe olive green). The collection overall was very modern, minimal, with a variety of fabrics. It's also sporty, with what's been described by style.com as a Blade Runner quality. Makeup artist Pat McGrath, said of the makeup look she created for the models* that since the collection had a sportiness to it, she derived the makeup look(the zinc across the eyes)from footballers and the look has a futuristic quality to it. I, personally, like the look as it does have a futuristic look to it. I also like the color she used for the makeup too, so that helps.

*If you want to see pictures of the makeup look, I suggest you go to style.com and select Calvin Klein Spring 2007 Ready-to-Wear under backstage.

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