Haute School Designs

Las Vegas Seven: Runway Ready March 08, 2012 By Jenna Doughton

AS THE AWARDS SEASON winds down, I’m sure more than one person is muttering, “One day you will see one of my gowns walking the red carpet.” It’s exciting to live in a city that promotes turning these dreams into reality.

Fashion Forward is an event that helps fashion-design students in local high schools push their design prowess to the limit and showcase their garments in a competition at Fashion Show on March 10. The show starts at 2 p.m., and $30 gets you a seat. You can purchase tickets in advance through Jllv.org, or if you don’t mind standing, you can attend for free. Fashion Forward is the brainchild of Las Vegas High School fashion and design teacher Shannon Sheldon. She created a Project Runway-style prom-dress competition five years ago for her students and proposed an education grant to the Junior League of Las Vegas. Since then, the League picked it up and helped take it from one school to now six in the Las Vegas area. Last year, Carolina Herrera donated unused fabric from her runway collection after she caught wind of this fabulous project… Read article

Heart’s Desire: Bank-Breaking Valentine’s Gifts

Las Vegas Seven: Expert Advice February 09, 2012 By Jenna Doughton

AHHHH, VALENTINE’S DAY. The holiday that makes you feel like a loser if you are not in a relationship or makes you question if your partner really understands you after unwrapping another lackluster gift. While most of us are feeling the pinch of frugality, another world exists where money is no object. Cheers to dreaming big this year. May your Prince Charming sweep you off your feet and dazzle you with gifts fit for a queen… Read article

Fake it till you make it

Las Vegas Seven: Fashion 101 January 05, 2012 By Jenna Doughton

If you feel like you’re nine months pregnant with a holiday-food baby, then you’re like most of us who are ready to jump-start the new year with grand plans of liquid diets and working out as much as they do on The Biggest Loser. Sure, with a lot of hard work you will be able to get back into your jeans from high school even though you graduated in ’93. But in the meantime, here are some tools to give the appearance you’ve shed a few while you are still working hard to get the scale to show the same… Read article