Viva Bethlehem Steel Stacks!

It’s a grand, grand, grand world! At Steel Stacks in Bethlehem, dramatic dresses, boho style sunglasses and glamorous gold chokers are made for local queen.

Jungle Fever

Wheather you’re exploring the urban jungle by day or just wandering under the stars, these breezy, chiffon ruffles perfectly compliment fall’s adventurous fashion trends. What’s new this time: a high-style Seventies edge.

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ruffles turn up on dresses

So indulge your fashion instincts with glamorous ruffled accents or supple mesh details that lend sophistication to otherwise firece pieces. Fall is also the time to show off head-turning jewelry and accessories.

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designers
revamping the classics

Designers are revamping the classics, constantly giving timeless designs a fresh dimension. And as with every season, this one also calls for new must haves.

Here, a peek at some of the best fall has to offer. AFP exclusive editorial picks:

We love it because it adds a bit of a stripe to our days.

   TIBA + MARL     Etta Changing Clutch   Wow them with metallic clutch!

TIBA + MARL

Etta Changing Clutch

Wow them with metallic clutch!

        Madewell     High Rise Ankle Legging   When you are on the run and in the groove, the high rise leggings fit all your fall needs.


Madewell

High Rise Ankle Legging

When you are on the run and in the groove, the high rise leggings fit all your fall needs.

        Rag & Bone     Jonie Beanie   Do we need to say more?


Rag & Bone

Jonie Beanie

Do we need to say more?

For those chilly days and nights, heat things up with faux sherpa coat.

   Madewell     Crescent Pendant Necklace   Nothing adds luxury to your wardrobe like a statement jewelry piece. It can be subtle ;), of course.

Madewell

Crescent Pendant Necklace

Nothing adds luxury to your wardrobe like a statement jewelry piece. It can be subtle ;), of course.

        Tory Burch     Star Slides   Keep your feet with style! Yes, this season we can pair slides with thick socks!


Tory Burch

Star Slides

Keep your feet with style! Yes, this season we can pair slides with thick socks!

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A Fashion Page
J Rounds Photography / A FashionPage
Fashion Styling

Chloe wears: Dress by BCBG, similar here or more of a winter/fall version here. Necklace by Baublebar, similar here .

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Model: Chloe Smith

Make Up: Danika Clevenstine

Photography: John Rounds

Fashion Stylist: Danuta Byra

Out On A Balcony

In a fall season that is going to be packed to the rafters with references to the Mod era, it’s only natural that we linger just a little bit longer in summer, Hamptons-like style moments.

Out on a balcony

Summer was all about long skirts. Cropped tops were indispensable because they continued the line or color of a high waisted pants or maxi skirts.

For this look, AFP didn’t have to look elsewhere- we dipped into Free People’s and BCBG collections for inspiration. We decided to go for some doses of black and white.

Collections for inspiration
backstage prep work

However, it was through Danika’s make up work that this look received the boldest blast of high-octane color: rasberry lips looked extremely sexy with almost blinding white skirt and ribbed jet black top.

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rasberry lips
new model Chloe Smith
Golden Girl
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High above bustling streets of Bethlehem, PA, our team with John Rounds, our photographer and makeup artist Danika Clevenstine, and of course our beautiful model Chloe Smith was enjoying another amazing photo shoot.

A great photo captures such light and depth that you can never tire of looking at it.

important to my work
Hamptons
out on the balcony fashion shoot

Discovery runs through the fashion stylist’s veins but also it runs right through photographer’s lens! It’s that sense of discovery that’s important to my work.

These days my styling emphasizes balance, from symmetrical to bold-style.

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designer free people
precious ambers
looking at it

Back to this outfit. This season the ribbed knit material is getting an update for a more polished flair. So forget strict stripe, rainbow styles and opt for sleeker lines and a more minimal look.

How can you turn this look into a full fledged early fall outfit? Add adidas superstar sneakers and ADIDAS ORIGINALS BY ALEXANDER WANG

AW Crop jacket. If you are one of those people that won’t wear white after the labor day, you can switch this BCBG skirt for leather CARVEN

short fitted skirt,

minimal look

About Chloe

With our new model Chloe Smith and You Tube channel in the making, AFP’s moment is here! She first caputured our photographer’s attention during her High School Senior pictures and in the ensuing weeks has become our new muse.

Stay tuned for more posts feauturing Chloe.

Chloe wears: Amber necklace (A Fashion Page), Free People Top, BCBG skirt, Jessica Simpson hat.

Model: Chloe Smith

Make up by Danika Clevenstine

Photography John Rounds

Fashion Styling Danuta Byra

Great Expectations

In this post, A Fashion Page and JRounds Photography, features their first video "Feel This Way", hottest new model Chloe Smith, fashion, beauty and Bethlehem. 

We are also launching our new channel on YouTube that will focus on fashion, beauty and local business. At least that's what our curatorial team at AFP hopes for. Our mission will be to discover who's shaping the future of local fashion scene and business from the hotels we visit to the cars we drive to the furniture we buy.  Together, with our host Chloe Smith, we will scout locations and look for local precious gems. 

The thrill is finding emerging talent and getting people excited about them. The show is going to be very cool. Stay tuned! 

Model: Chloe Smith

Makeup: Danika Clevenstine

Videography/Photos: John Rounds

Fashion Stylist: Danuta Byra 

 

Chloe is wearing clothes by Free People and BCBG. 

Photo Ready

I look forward to writing this blog every month. And I am deeply disappointed that I have missed couple of months. Fashion styling business can become very intense at times and lately it's been especially crazy. 

We're back at our favorite vintage spot in downtown Bethlehem; The Attic, and still with our lovely model Faith Garavaglia. As usual, I was stunned by the beautiful photographs by John Rounds. 

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I was also enthralled by the edginess and raw passion that leaped off Faith's outfit that she picked out herself.  In photos of Faith striking a pose, John Rounds offers the most startling and compelling images of any fashion blog today. 

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"If you've got it, flaunt it," is the motto of this particular photo-shoot. And "flaunt it" she did, showing that women continue to find distraction, indulgence, perhaps even solace, in uniqueness of vintage fashion. And this time, our joy is all about this dress by Romeo and Juliet. 

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Faith's outfit is a pitch for the party girl in modern/industrial mode.  We're shifting from spring's palette of pale, dusty shades to a moody black and from frocks with major flow to a highly constructed shillouettes. 

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In fact, strong boho inspired silhouettes were a big theme behind 2018 Fall Fashion shows. Brands like Self-Portrait, Balmain or Tom Ford appreciate the value of more and kind of fashion that can exude modern and futuristic romanticism. 

If you are one of these girls looking to deliver controlled fashion drama just start by eliminating multiple chiffon layerings in favor of chic tailoring in black. 

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Other elements to look for in the near future are black lace, white satin embroidered with flowers, studded black leather- capturing moods from elegance to S&M. 

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As always the result of our creative collaboration with our wonderful make-up artist Danika Clevenstine, photographer John Rounds and super talented model Faith Garavaglia was a fabulous photoshoot. 

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Once again we need to acknowledge The Attic boutique for letting us roam their wonderful and chic supply of magical clothes and accessories. Everybody who loves vintage treasures will go gaga over The Attic's selection, and here we're making it official. 

Faith wears: Dress by Romeo and Juliet, Shoes: Kathleen Van Zaan, Jacket: Veda. All clothes and accessories provided by The Attic. 

MODEL: FAITH GARAVAGLIA

MAKEUP: DANIKA CLEVENSTINE

PHOTOGRAPHY: JOHN ROUNDS

FASHION STYLIST: DANUTA BYRA 

70s Dreamin'

The Attic's amazing clothing and accessories collection isn't the only reason we should be forgiven for having an attack of Seventies deja vu. 

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A decade that’s been revitalized time and time again on the runway, 1970s fashion was courageous and inflated in a good way.  And this year's 70s influence in fashion was a treat, as usual. 

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Nevertheless, it seems to me that it is a very trying time for some of the designers who are trying too hard to reinvent themselves this time around, but trying to win consumer's sympathy as well.  So if something feels too manufactured and prescribed to me, I am just not buying it.  I like pulling trendy pieces from the past decades but I do like to keep it as natural and unforced as possible. 

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J'adore J.Crew's sheer genius! From the sublime to the meticulous, their trousers- once out of favor- are captivating again.  Long, cropped, striped and spotted, chic, gloriously high-profile trousers peppered department stores earlier this year in variations that delivered raw feminism, charm or sporty flair. 

 

Below are just few of our favorite picks:

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Trousers Affair

At A Fashion Page, vivid color and balancing proportions were the focus of this photo-shoot by John Rounds; we emphasized color with playful, cropped pants, and went characteristically steamy with ultrasexy graphic top and leather jacket.  

Tennis shoes have been neglected in the past few years. Now they're not so simple or straightforward. They're more evolved, with fur trim, chunky hardware or lacing. 

Few of our favorites below:

 Top Row: ADIDAS,  Seychelles ,  Nike ,  River Island ,   Bottom Row: Dune London,  Ed Ellen Degeneres,  Aerin,  Cole Haan

Top Row: ADIDAS, SeychellesNikeRiver Island

Bottom Row: Dune London, Ed Ellen Degeneres, Aerin, Cole Haan

certainly hot

Certainly, our love affair with the three-quarter-length sleeve or half sleeve lends itself to a stylish leather jacket- it's the perfect way to top off a unconventionally ladylike look. But pastel color- mint- or a graphic pants pattern provides a fresh take. At the same time, supersleek, cropped leather jacket can turn up the sex appeal of a graphic Tee or flirty top. 

It's a return to elegance.  Current runway fascination with past and lost decades is a reintroduction of a lost sophistication and an opportunity for a younger generations to enjoy classics. 

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Let's not forget that fashion is all about fun.  It is bringing the whimsy back to our life. 

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Faith is wearing: Trousers by J.Crew, Tennis Shoes: Coach, Jacket: Bagatelle, T-Shirt: Forever21 

MODEL: FAITH GARAVAGLIA

MAKEUP: DANIKA CLEVENSTINE

PHOTOGRAPHY: JOHN ROUNDS

FASHION STYLIST: DANUTA BYRA 

November Hot Shot Of The Month

Who said you can't wear flare, print dresses in November? We're all about hottest trends on cold days. Just make sure you wear your coat, tights and boots. 

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Hottest trends on cold days. Stylist: Danuta Byra

Fashion adventurous women can now wear the coolest, fashion-forward styles made just for them. The cute, 90s-chic and bohemian look is back and you'll look the part in this Band of Gypsies dress from The Attic. This Fall and anytime of the year, hip fashionistas are right in style with many contemporary looks from The Attic boutique located in downtown Bethlehem. 

The Attic Vintage Store in Bethlehem, Pa

Ok, so what are the must-haves of the month. Let's break it down, shall we?

1. Choker.-Any kind of choker. A signature 80s/90s "must-have," works really well with this Fall's bohemian frills. 

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The ideal choker samples:

2. A Unique Wide Brim Hat. Always extraordinary and adventureous. 

Wide Brim Hat

I'm obssessed with the these! 

 Top Row: All hats by  Maison Michel ,  Second Row from the left: Eugenia Kim,  Luxury Divas ,  Rag & Bone ,  Bottom hat:  Maison Michel

Top Row: All hats by Maison Michel,  Second Row from the left: Eugenia Kim, Luxury Divas, Rag & Bone,  Bottom hat: Maison Michel

3. One Sweet Flare Dress. Most glamourous comfort. 

Flair Dress

Top Row from the Left: Moschino, With Chic, Amazon, Romwe

Bottom Row: Romwe, Miss Selfridge, Topshop and Charlotte Russe. 

Band of Gypsies Dress

4.  Leather Statement Bag for shine! What all the fuss is about! 

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5.  Combat Boots. What really makes them special, besides the hot coolness and comfort, is that they go together with almost everything. 

An All Occasion look
Really easy look

We took one of The Attic's (hot and hip downtown Bethlehem store), dresses- and discovered a galaxy of bargain-gems to go with it.  There is so much room for self-expression in the bohemian trend. 

 Photo by JRounds Photography (www.jroundsphotography.com)
lusting for leather combat boots?

With a flirty dress, these accessories are pretty, glam and just spicy enough. Try, just try, a killer color dress like this. Now look in the mirror: Where have you been hiding?

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Faith wears: Dress: Band of Gypsies, Hat: Roeback & Co., Choker: Charlotte, Boots: Guess, Bag: Marc Jacobs. All Clothes and Accessories provided by The Attic. 

MODEL: FAITH GARAVAGLIA

MAKEUP: DANIKA CLEVENSTINE

PHOTOGRAPHY: JOHN ROUNDS

FASHION STYLIST: DANUTA BYRA