So, when did you first start the line?
I've had this collection in mind ever since freshman year of high school, but officially I started last November.
Are there any pieces in your closet you absolutely cannot live without?
I bought these black sandals in Paris. They're so perfect, so simple, and so French – I love them.
Who or what would you say are your inspirations?
I love Chloe Sevigny, Alexa Chung and the Olsen Twins’ style. While putting the collection together, I was inspired by old-fashion French celebrities, including Brigitte Bardot and Catherine Deneuve.
Do you stick to a certain color palette or will colors change seasonally?
I'll probably use some different tones for each collection, but it's important that I keep everything elegant and delicate. I don't think I'll use too many eye-popping colors.
How would you describe the collection as a whole?
This line is all about being feminine and girly at the same time. Even though the tomboy style is infiltrating the fashion world right now, I miss seeing women dressing in a more feminine way.
What kind of woman do you picture wearing Sarah Leora Apparel?
Catherine Deneuve in the French film, Les Parapluies de Cherbourg.
Has the response been positive so far?
Well, mostly positive! Some people aren't really into such girly clothing, and that's totally cool - I don't want anyone changing their style just to wear my line. But, I do believe there are women who want that excuse to wear something a bit more feminine – and I hope they do so by wearing my collection!
Which designs are getting the most attention?
The Knightcat navy blue velvet dress has definitely been popular. People also love the Precious Vanilla lace dress – that's what I'm going to wear to my prom.
What can we look forward to in the future, say, post high school graduation?
A larger collection, that’s for sure. I’ve been putting together some really cute sketches that are hopefully going to turn out awesome. Who knows, maybe a fragrance, shoes, handbags and more. I have a lot to look forward to!
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*Sarah thanks all of her friends who have helped during this process: Aiyana, Claire, Kathryn, Emma, Aluna, Mary, Kristina, and Nicole