Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Fall 2017 Lookbook ft. Max Mara Look 3

Time for look 3 from my Max Mara shoot with Kat Gueli (@katgueli) and Luxury Value Network. I am IN LOVE with this Max Mara electric blue fur coat. I paired it with a plum lip that matches my lace bodysuit (I believe from Urban Outfitters). Even though it's still fall, this look seems very wintry to me. But then again, once the temperature goes below 40 degrees I officially consider it Christmas... 







XX,
Lizzie

P.S. I am currently listening to 'New Year's Day' off of Taylor Swift's new album, which is also putting me in a total winter mood. Also! 'Reputation' review coming soon!!

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Fall 2017 Lookbook ft. Max Mara: Look 2

Hey guys! Here's look 2 from my Max Mara shoot with Kat Gueli (@katgueli) and Luxury Value Network. This navy Max Mara cape is so cozy and allows for movement (say, frolicking around in a field kind of movement). Once again I paired this with cream stirrups, and a leopard long-sleeve button down. 







Let me know your thoughts!

XX
Lizzie



Sunday, November 5, 2017

Fall 2017 Lookbook ft. Max Mara : Look 1

Hey guys! I am SO EXCITED to share with you a new project I've been working on with Max Mara, my best friend, and super talented artist, Kat Gueli (@katgueli), and Luxury Value Network. Luxury Value Network approached Kat and I to shoot their array of gorgeous designer jackets, and of course we jumped on the idea!

Originally I was going to make one singular post with only one or two images from each look, HOWEVER, Kat and I got so many sick shots that I figured I would make separate posts for each look!

Here's our first look, our featuring a checkered black, brown, and cream shearling coat by Max Mara, paired with a leopard button down, classic black sunnies (with just a hint of cat-eye), and thrifted cream stirrups (that are actually meant for children. Whoops!). Something about this look screams chic city 70's detective rolls up to the quiet suburban town to solve a mysterious disappearance... (I think I've been watching too much 'Stranger Things')











Tell me what you think!
Look 2 coming soon...

XX
Lizzie








Thursday, November 2, 2017

Stranger Thangz + Millie Bobby Brown: A Fashion Icon

Hey guys! So recently I've been OBSESSED with Stranger Things Season 2 (aren't we all). But by obsessed, I mean, obsessed to the point where I finished all 9 episodes in a single day. Needless to say I did not do much this Sunday. Naturally, my obsession turned to me making a moodboard based on the show.


Images are taken from Urban Outfitters, Dolls Kill, Wild Fox, and Tumblr.

Millie Bobby Brown's style is so iconic.

Some of my fave looks are:

Now that season 2 is over, what should I obsess over next?? Comment or send me a message!

XX
Lizzie



Friday, October 27, 2017

Soaked in Bleach: Kurt Cobain / 90's Grunge Inspired Lookbook / Halloween Costume


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There's something to be said about Kurt Cobain's style. He essentially handcrafted the grunge aesthetic by renouncing the very idea of an aesthetic in the first place.

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Even Saint Laurent took inspiration from him for their Spring 2016 Menswear line:



For the longest time I've been wanting to style a look inspired Kurt Cobain. Now that it's Halloween, I have the perfect excuse to go all out and channel my inner 90's grunge. After all, Halloween in New York City is fashion week all over again.

The Inspo:

Oversized. Cozy. Clashing Colors. Jackie-O glasses. Flannel.











Soaked in Bleach


XX,

Lizzie
@lizdonohuee

Friday, October 20, 2017

Why I've been M.I.A / Personal and Creative Struggles

Hey guys! So I haven't posted in a while and I apologize for that. The past couple of months I felt lost as to who I was and the direction that I was going in with my creativity. I pushed off certain projects of mine (such as The Streetwalker) because I was unsure of the direction I wanted to go in with my content. You see, when I love something, or am determined to do something, I will put my all into that until it is absolutely perfect. I'm slightly obsessive and a huge perfectionist- problems that all creatives seem to have.  On the other hand, if I'm feeling unsure or uncomfortable about something, I back off to the point where I may even push that thing further away from me. That is sort of what happened with blogging.

Self Portrait pt 1
My entire life I've loved writing, fashion, documenting, and creating. Art has become my favorite means of communication with the outside world. It's how I relate, and I truly believe that this is my purpose. However, my first year at FIT was one of the hardest and most amazing years of my life. For the first time ever, I was away from home, living my 'dream' in New York City. I had professors pushing me, forcing me out of my comfort zone, and I met people that I loved, and people that I... really, really did not love. I had so much on my plate, bit off more than I could chew, convinced that I could do it all. And don't get me wrong! I still believe that I CAN do it all! Just maybe not all in my freshman year of college.

The summer gave me time to think and to collect myself. I really had to pick and choose the projects that I was going to take on this next year. I set rules for my sophomore year: be organized, make work, surround myself with positive and driven people. I've been following those simple rules for myself, and I feel happy, balanced, and headed in the right direction.
Self Portrait pt 2
I love photography, however there are so many aspects of the fashion industry that I want to explore The truth is, I love blogging and I love fashion. I love taking photographs, modeling, styling and making mood boards, and I love analyzing trends. I want this space to be a place where I can explore my own creativity, document and share. I do not want to over-analyze my content or direction to the point where I don't post at all.

I hope you want to hear more from me, and are ready for me to get completely real about my experiences in the city. I plan on telling more personal stories, morals and lessons that I have gathered, while also sharing my outfits, lookbooks, and moodboards that I've been obsessively compiling on Pinterest and Instagram. I want to include all aspects of my life and passions in this blog.

Self Portrait pt 3

Also, I want to hear what YOU want to hear about; like if you want me to answer questions about the city, FIT, art school, if you want my opinion on certain topics- or even if you jus want to say hi! Feel free to contact me via the comments section or Instagram!

Alright, I love you guys,

XX

Lizzie
personal IG: @lizdonohuee
photo IG: @elizdonohuee



Sunday, August 20, 2017

80's Barbie Vibes


Who says fall has to be boring?! Make a statement with a bold vest. 80's Barbie Vibes.

Detail shot



Thursday, March 23, 2017

Interview with Photographer Oliver Jaskowski




Recently I came in contact with an artist I have admired for a while: photographer Oliver Jaskowski. Oliver Jaskowski, aka @Olie_Jas on Instagram, is currently based in Portland, Oregon. He is finishing his first year at the Oregon College of Art and Craft, and I had the honor of interviewing him.

What inspired you to choose photography over other artistic mediums?

Honestly, I don't think photography is my only medium of choice. I've almost finished my first year of art school. It really has opened me up to new things that I had no idea I'd be into such as sculpture or 3D design. But photography is always the one I come back to. I'm not sure if there is a real flat out reason why but it just brings me joy. It keeps me active and exploring and on my toes always looking and observing. Film photography does that and more for me because I can physically work with my hands to get the end result I'm looking for.

Is that why you shoot mainly film? Because it's a very hands-on process?

Yes, I enjoy the process from trying to imagine what you have just photographed and trying to judge how to capture, it so it turns out the way you want. Most of all I love developing. I enjoy that a lot. The excitement to finally find out what you really captured is fascinating, but printing in the darkroom, however, is not my thing.

I totally understand that.  The darkroom is a very technical and controlled environment, and one mistake can be detrimental. Similarly, when shooting, are you a planner, or do you shoot more 'in the moment'?

Usually in the moment. It's a little weird to explain, but I kind of see photos while they are happening, rather than having a specific idea and a plan ahead of time. If I do plan a shoot, it might just be like a location or an outfit or model.







You can see more of Oliver Jaskowski's work at: oliverjaskowski.myportfolio.com
Follow his Instagram: @olie_jas