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Elizabeth Sewell

  • The Look

    Staying Stylish in the Middle East

    By Elizabeth Sewell

    went to journalism school at George Washington University, where most of the professors were working journalists in Watergate-era Washington, D.C. They were pretty conservative and preached “shoe-leather journalism,” where you pounded the pavement in suits, leather oxford shoes and an overcoat.

  • The Look

    Local Realtor Closes on Cutting-Edge Style

    By Elizabeth Sewell

    When I was young, I was obsessed with Cindy Crawford and Linda Evangelista. I would flip through Vogue every month just to see their photos.

  • The Look

    Restaurant GM Keeps It Classic, With an Edge

    By Elizabeth Sewell

    I prefer simple classics and classics with a twist in high quality. Don’t get me wrong: I have a fun, young, edgy side to me, but I like to build my wardrobe on basics that will last for years.

  • One on One

    Beautiful Spaces for All

    By Elizabeth Sewell

    He’s been an expert for Oprah Winfrey, featured in publications such as InStyle and Elle Décor and recently created a line for Target, but interiors guru Nate Berkus also has a special connection to Las Vegas: His mother lives here. She’s a former interior designer, and Berkus says that’s where he gets his sense of style and his love for precious old things, which he talks about in his book, The Things That Matter. Interior design can be a difficult thing to tackle. What advice do you give?

  • Style

    Meghan Boyd

    By Elizabeth Sewell

    Fashion sense must be stitched into Meghan Boyd’s DNA. At age 3, she was already astute enough to hide a pair of navy-blue pants her mother had given her. The pants were emblazoned with skiing sheep. “I would put them in the trash or tuck them under a couch cushion,” she says. “They were just embarrassing.”

  • Music

    Minus the New

    By Elizabeth Sewell

    Eleven years after releasing their first EP, Minus the Bear returns to their progressive indie-rock roots. The Seattle-based outfit departed from the danceable, guitar-heavy tracks of their previous albums for 2010’s Omni, opting for keyboard-driven melodies, many with no trace of guitarist Dave Knudson’s signature chords. But with the August release of Infinity Overhead, the […]

  • Music

    Minus the New

    By Elizabeth Sewell

    Eleven years after releasing their first EP, Minus the Bear returns to their progressive indie-rock roots. The Seattle-based outfit departed from the danceable, guitar-heavy tracks of their previous albums for 2010’s Omni, opting for keyboard-driven melodies, many with no trace of guitarist Dave Knudson’s signature chords. But with the August release of Infinity Overhead, the musician, who recently spoke with Vegas Seven, says he’s proudly back on the six-string and delighted to be creating the classic Minus the Bear sound fans love.

  • Seven Questions

    Seven Questions for Teller

    By Elizabeth Sewell

    When you first hear Teller’s voice, it is a bit unnerving. Not because he has a deep, measured tone and is super articulate. It’s simply because you never hear it. He has, after all, made a career of being the short, silent half of magic duo Penn & Teller. While Penn Jillette is boisterous, Teller is mysterious, with communication that revolves around miming or being the consummate guinea pig. It’s the juxtaposition between physiques and personalities that drew Penn and Teller together as an act in 1975.

  • Seven Questions

    Seven Questions for Priscilla Presley

    By Elizabeth Sewell

    Being the love interest of one of the world’s most famous men thrust Priscilla Presley into the spotlight as a teenager. While her marriage to Elvis Presley lasted only five years, it left her with a daughter, Lisa Marie, and the opportunity to pursue a career in the entertainment industry. She appeared in Dallas, starred in the Naked Gun films and wrote a best-selling biography Elvis and Me. In 1982 she founded Elvis Presley Industries to guide and protect the legacy of her late husband, and served as chairman of the board until 1998.