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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
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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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new model Chloe Smith
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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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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

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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 

Up Close With Faith

With our new model Faith Garavaglia and an awesome vintage boutique in downtown Bethlehem called The Attic, A Fashion Page team has done it again!  

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Gorgeous Faith!

Photographed by John Rounds, in IZ by the California top, shoes by Michael Kors and bag by Marc Jacobs.  Makeup: Danika Clevenstine. Styled by Danuta Byra.

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The perfect blouse top and go anywhere bag. A fashionable closet is not complete until it contains these two things. Both can be worn again and again and are add-instant-polish pieces.  Commit to finding the right one and you'll never have fashion angst again. 

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A round of applause for The Attic boutique, whose amazing selection of clothes set the tone for our Fall Season editorial. Our two major influences- mix of formal and casual ladylike looks and romantic 80s glam. 

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The theme of this photoshoot was "Goddess," and no one could summed up that concept better than Faith with her all-eyes-on-me, gorgeous hair and heavnly blue eyes. 

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Rain or shine, the bottom of the choice is the mini skirt. Whether classic black or so trendy sequin theme, these skirts are oh so chic. 

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Once again thank you The Attic and AFP team for this sizzling hot photoshoot. 

If you are a local boutique and would like to be featured in our next photo-shoot, please contact us here

MODEL: FAITH GARAVAGLIA

MAKE UP:  DANIKA CLEVENSTINE

PHOTOGRAPHY BY: JOHN ROUNDS

FASHION STYLIST: DANUTA BYRA

ALL CLOTHES AND ACCESSORIES CAME FROM THE ATTIC BOUTIQUE

True Bohemian

Once again bohemian glam with a high-fashion edge is hitting the streets. 

 Traditional Bohemian.

Traditional Bohemian.

 The everyday made special. 

The everyday made special. 

Lucky for me (and you!), I work with people who are not only amazingly talented, they're also totally fantastic and fun to be around. Don't let a sudden storm or high heel discomfort ruin a good fashion day! Always have your flats handy, you will still look fabulous. Especially with a big, white and furry beauty next to your leg. 

 CHOCOLATE LAB IN BETHLEHEM

CHOCOLATE LAB IN BETHLEHEM

We found the sweetest treats for your day! Chocolate Lab in Bethlehem! Must stop by on your next trip there! Go ahead, indulge! Thank goodness you're off that awful summer diet! ....

 Special secret. 

Special secret. 

 We're obssessed with details. 

We're obssessed with details. 

Want the most gorgeous cropped tops you can get this Fall? (We're guessing you said yes.)

 Top Row from the  Left:  Nike ,  Zaful ,  No. 21 . Bottom Row from the Left:  Gucci ,  T by Alexander Wang ,  Tibi . 

Top Row from the  Left: Nike, Zaful, No. 21. Bottom Row from the Left: Gucci, T by Alexander Wang, Tibi

 Bring on Autumn. 

Bring on Autumn. 

 Fabulous contemplation. 

Fabulous contemplation. 

 They've got it all. 

They've got it all. 

 Leave us with the retro feel. 

Leave us with the retro feel. 

Now let's take a look at the skirts from "oh-so-long" to "wow-that's short" and everything in-between...

 Elevate your everyday. 

Elevate your everyday. 

 Carefree but style-rich look. 

Carefree but style-rich look. 

 Hair buns conquer all!

Hair buns conquer all!

 Bee Friendly! 

Bee Friendly! 

 A woman's best collection. 

A woman's best collection. 

Once again photographer John Rounds hit the bull's eye with Moravian Book Shop and Chocolate Lab in Bethlehem story. He truly captured Jamie's essence. And thank you Mr. and Mrs. Klein, for bringing your talented and refreshingly beautiful daughter into this world. 

 Break with tradition. 

Break with tradition. 

 Full of Sunlight!

Full of Sunlight!

 You need to sit and meet.... 

You need to sit and meet.... 

 or read....

or read....

 Very important. 

Very important. 

 Classic jewels. 

Classic jewels. 

Moravian Book Shop might seem like a tiny little place from the outside but it is a pretty big space inside. This unusual Bethlehem hot spot is the perfect combination for book lovers, fashion, beauty, home design, food and coffee. 

Shoes? Let's put the fashion world at your feet!

 Power up with  handmade chocolate .  

Power up with handmade chocolate.  

 We've gone to town! 

We've gone to town! 

Thank you for your hospitality ALRENE BROCKEL of Chocolate Lab in Bethlehem and thank you Moravian Bookshop.  

Jamie is wearing: her own jewelry, vintage cropped top by Hollister, skirt: J.Crew, Bag: J.Crew, shoes: Jessica Simpson

MODEL: JAMIE KLEIN

MAKEUP: DANIKA CLEVENSTINE

PHOTOGRAPHY: JOHN ROUNDS

STYLIST: DANUTA BYRA