Pre-Oscar time for Hollywood is a flurry of gifting suites and parties. In L.A., I attended two Pre-Oscar gift suites. The first, in the Luxe Hotel Rodeo Dr Penthouse and the following day, at the London Hotel in West Hollywood.
Part 1 – A view from the penthouse overlooking Beverly Hills ~ Avery
Watch for Part 2 of my LA/ Beverly Hills/Hollywood/ Oscar event filled week
Upcoming stories and features about Oscar events and celebrities, Beverly Hills living and Hollywood prep for the big night….and of course, Red Carpet looks.
A view from the penthouse, overlooking Beverly Hills ~ Avery
Suzette Kelly is a busy Miami based designer. Her newest collection from the Sarahi House of Fashion, just showed in London Fashion Week. She is preparing for L.A. and Oscar week, with plenty of fashion events on the horizon. In her collection, you will find Red Carpet ready gowns and sizzling short dresses, beautiful suiting, and exciting casual wear. She is a designer who takes the female form into consideration and realizes real women are not all a size 2. Her cuts, stitching, patterns and fabric enhance a woman’s figure, instilling confidence. If you look good, you feel good. She has tackled the one most important fashion item in most women’s wardrobe. A pair of great fitting jeans.
Her newest jean designs, accentuate the positive and denies the negative.
The “V” cut, brings your eye down, minimizing hips and waist…instead of a straight line cut across your midsection. “V” is for the cut, but it is also for..Va va va Voom!
The “C” cut is not as severe but lends itself the look of a lesser waistline. Both jeans are also a perfect choice for a female who is built straight through the torso to hip.
Sarahi jeans will give you an illusion of a nipped in waist and gentle hip…an hourglass shape.
Lucky celebrities will be gifted these jeans at the Oscar’s Gifting Suite. During this time, she will also give celebs a sneak peek of her Goddess of the Sea Collection, a part of her Goddess Collection, Red Carpet swoon worthy.
The official launch of the Goddess of the Sea Collection is scheduled for the Celebrity Glam Squad, Hope for Haiti Cocktail Gala, March 18th in Miami. Pieces of the Collection will be auctioned off to benefit the survivors of the 2010 earthquake.
Suzette Kelly obviously takes many things into consideration during her design process. Some can be found in her company name. Sarahi, “Princess”, “Queen”, Mother of All Nations, For ALL Women.
Suzette Kelly, Sarahi House of Fashion. An emerging designer to be watched.
Go to the Sarahi House of Fashion website to view the current collection, http://www.SarahiFashion.com
A view from the penthouse ~ Avery
The Grammy Award Show lends itself to be a tad more creative, sometimes bordering on eccentric than lets say, the Oscars. Last night I found those prancing the Red Carpet played it safe…and boring. I really had to dig for enough good looks to warrant writing a Best Dressed list. I decided to put a twist on it. Not just a best ensemble, but a look…be it hair, make up or fashion.
Fave Look – Make up, Hair, body transformation – Jennifer Hudson. She looked flawless. Her Versace dress was beautiful, but with that renewed body, I thought a form fitted gown would be killer. It takes a while to see yourself differently in the mirror and approach a new level of comfort when you lose a large amount of weight. I think Jennifer is still dressing her previous body. I give her a hall pass…Kudos Ms. Hudson.
Jennifer Lopez in a silver Pucci mini. Hot 60’s inspired look of the night.
Mya wearing a long icy blue gown by Jean Fares Couture. Gorgeous.
Kelly Osbourne in a short lavender Tadashi Shoji. Spot on for this show.
Selena Gomez donning a lovely long J. Mendel gown. Age appropriate and beautiful.
Kathy Griffin in a long yellow and gold glittering halter gown, designer unknown at this time. She looked fantastic!
Red for Valentine’s Day look – Sara Bareilles in a stunning red gown by Ghadah Paris. Love!
High Honorable Mention
Keri Hilson in a short blue Basil Soda dress. A perfect structurally creative, fun dress for the evening.
Katy Perry’s Grandma Ann – Wearing a beautiful Armani dress, accessorized with a bedazzled cane. She looked fantastic, and at 90 years old, we all hope to be that fabulous.
Love yourself and all that you are. Happy Valentine’s Day Darlings!
A view from the Red Carpet ~ Avery
Valentino does a modern, luxe version of the classic trench. Done in supple leather with a hint of whimsy, the leather rosette detail on the skirting, sets it apart. The price tag, well….huge. The point is, find something beyond the norm….a special piece, a twist on a classic. That is the difference between fashion and style.
Fashion is WHAT you wear, Style is HOW you wear it.
A view from the penthouse ~ Avery