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April 5th, 2013
I was recently contacted by several young ladies in need of prom dresses. My first question to the ladies was "what would you like to wear?" Surprisingly, many had no clue, while others chose colors or styles unflattering to their bodies or personalities. Staying true to my design style, ...
December 10th, 2012
Step 1: Black and white speaks volume
Great shoe or accessory
Step 2: Color blocking
Bright color jacket
Bright color tights
Bright color shoes and/or handbag
Step 3: Glam it up for the ...
November 20th, 2012
Elizabeth Smith Fashions is inspired by the elegant silhouette of 1950’s fashions. As we know, fashion repeats itself, nothings new under the sun. Witness as we share the vintage fashions that makes us “do the dance”. :-)
November 2nd, 2012
With fall season in effect, dressing can sometimes be a challenge. I know there's been times where I've stood in front of the closet for what seems like hours trying to find the perfect outfit that would cater to my "dress mood"... should I wear pants, a skirt, a dress???? ...
October 20th, 2012
It seems the blogs stopped after the Day 3 - Journey to Fashion focus... well the truth is, as the days got closer to Macy's CFI Fashion Show, the thought of writing about the journey got harder and harder... not enough hours in the day. Some ...
October 4th, 2012
So in the midst of all of the preparation for Chicago Fashion Focus fashion event on October 17th, I agreed to participate in the fashion event in Highland Indiana for Ms. Elle's Especially for You boutique... but how could I resist. This boutique consistently sells the Elizabeth Smith Fashions' blouses ...
September 28th, 2012
What's in the name...
For those who didn't know, Elizabeth Smith Fashions was name after my late Grandmother Clara Elizabeth Smith Cheatem Barber. My family often jokes that one must take a deep breathe in order to complete her name. Those who met her can agree she represents true class, beauty, ...
September 26th, 2012
For every designers who's been apart of the Chicago Fashion Incubator, the Chicago Fashion Focus fashion event is one of the biggest highlights. It's not only about the glitz and glamor that comes with fashions shows, but more about how we got where we are... and finally, we now get ...
September 21st, 2012
In only 3 weeks, Elizabeth Smith Fashions will be gracing the runway in one of the largest fashions events ever. Finally, we've made it!!! Chicago Fashion Focus 2012..and we (me and Elizabeth Smith) will be showcasing our white blouses... WOW!!! To think, this was only a thought ...
September 13th, 2012
September 6th was Fashion Night Out (FNO), a nationwide shopping event and with a great cause. FNO is only in its 4th year, which made being a part of this years Macy's on State St. Chicago event extra special.
I met so many new people while ...
September 3rd, 2012
On Thursday, August 30, 2012, I had the honor of participating in this years Fashion and Arts Humanity Fete at the Beverly Arts Center Chicago. I was so excited to be apart of this event and more inspired hearing the number of fashion businesses giving back to their community.
August 21st, 2012
Nikeya Young, a blogger for Chicago Plus-Size Fashion Examiner, asked me in a recent interview why I chose to include plus-size blouses so early in my career? My response was that I design for the everyday woman and everyday women consists of all sizes, but to add ...
August 12th, 2012
One of thing I love about fashion in Chicago is that the fashion industry is much smaller than cities like New York and LA, but yet the competing designers are extremely supportive. For example, as one of the 6 designers on the online reality show, So You Wanna Be A Designer ...
August 4th, 2012
There are many exciting responsibilities when working for Elizabeth Smith Fashions, but I must say the photo shoots are the best. These are the moments I am able sit back and watch my clothing come to life. It is at that moment I say, "ooh, I like ...
July 27th, 2012
What’s Your Color?
Two weeks ago we talked about black and white and how those colors are the colors of choice because of its simplicity, but did you know we all have a color. Well our personal color is the color that complements our skin tone, hair and eyes? Thanks to Nancy ...
July 25th, 2012
What happens to a dreamed deffered? Who knows, but that's the question Langston Hughes always asked. "Following your dream" is a phrase often used but not always achieved... and why is that? Are we all consumed with the cards life deals us? Or are we discouraged by the hard work, efforts, ...
July 13th, 2012
Welcome to Elizabeth Smith Fashion Fridays.
Wow… I still find it hard to believe that I am sharing my "passion for fashion", but I must admit the preparation was a lot of fun.
Today's topic: Black and White, Colors That are In Every Season.
Although the colors black and white have the worse reputation, ...
July 6th, 2012
6 designers are chosen each year to be a part of the Chicago Fashion Incubator (CFI) program and this year I have the honor of being a part of this awesome experience. (www.chicagofashionincubator.org) Other CFI designers include Rachel Frank, Brooke Conrady, Lagi Nadeau, Sarah Church, and Christina Monley.
September 19th, 2010
If you are reading this message, it means you made it to my very first blog page. I am so excited to share with you my journey through fashion... not just with clothing, but my experience through make up, home designs, and of course, my passion for fashion. Hopefully it's all ...