ModelJessicaFalco

How to... Wear Your Cutoffs this Summer!

Every season is the newest, the most exciting, and filled with endless possibilities. Your next bold and trendy outfit featuring super sexy cutoffs could be: gorgeous, unconventional or wildly sporty.

Jessica's look is Glam but still very outdoorsy! We decided to put on a leggy display (and it's never a bad idea to show a little leg!) in edgy True Religion denim shorts and a red, stripy shirt as she stepped out for an AFP photoshoot, shot by John Rounds. 
We love anything that's feminine so we gave this look a feminine twist thanks to the denim blazer and subtle details.

Ladylike blazer?

What's making our hearts go pitter-patter? As fancy as it looks, this season's denim blazer by J.Crew is wear-everywhere (day or night), with-everything (jeans or satin).

How can we look good in a blazer? It's easy! Just remember these three simple rules: Think curvy, not corporate; girly, not giant; and fun, not frumpy.

Short Shorts

It's almost Summer, so naturally that certain adventurous freedom is in the air. When it comes to fashion, that means the perfect excuse to act on a style crush- a piece so utterly cool, pretty or just right that resisting it is simply out of the question.Distressed denim shorts give summer's new look a street-wise vibe that's not so innocent. Been a while since you had shorts this short? Try these slightly longer versions:

AE Skinny Bermuda

AE Skinny Bermuda

Band of Gypsies

Band of Gypsies

at PacSun.com

at PacSun.com

Re/Done

Re/Done

Distressed Essence at Modcloth.com

Distressed Essence at Modcloth.com

White House Black Market

White House Black Market

at Rosegal.com

at Rosegal.com

The right mix of reds and blues, comfort and glam.

Inspired by Jessica's look? Then check out these alterna-buys:

Top: Brunello Cucinelli, Blazer: Hugo, Shorts:LE3NO, Stilettos: Gamis, Bag: Armani Jeans, Earrings: Betsey Johnson, Eyewear: Gucci,

Top: Brunello Cucinelli, Blazer: Hugo, Shorts:LE3NO, Stilettos: Gamis, Bag: Armani Jeans, Earrings: Betsey Johnson, Eyewear: Gucci,

Tops

New infatuations: This Summer's tops are a little dressier than the standards you've seen before and stripes will send your style in the right direction.

Getting dressed up like this doesn't have to be such a major production - just jazz up what you wear during the day.

Jessica is very natural and very feminine. She makes this outfit look effortless.

To compliment and make this look even more classic Jessica wears nude pumps by Franco Sarto and crossbody bag by Ted Baker. 

Bows and other Details

 But let's not forget about some intricate details, and a provocative sexy edge.  This season bows are wrapping up summer's sweet clothes and accessories.

Dsquared2 Earrings

Dsquared2 Earrings

Betsy Johnson Backpack

Jaded London Swimsuit.

Jaded London Swimsuit.

Fenty Puma By Rhianna

Fenty Puma By Rhianna

Giani Bernini Choker

Giani Bernini Choker

Milly Dress

Milly Dress

Anna Sui Top

Anna Sui Top

Sunnies

Sunglasses featured here come from J. Crew’s first full-fledged sunglasses collection.

Makeup

Color your mouth more irresistible. Danika,  our wonderful Makeup artist, can make you look so sophisticated without using an entire makeup bag on your face.

This super classic pair of pumps will instantly polish your weekend.

Jessica wears: Sunnies: J.Crew, Earrings: Marchesa (similar here), Choker: Aqua, Blazer: J.Crew, Top: J.Crew, Bag: Ted Baker, Shorts: True Religion, Shoes: Franco Sarto.

MODEL: JESSICA FALCO

MAKEUP AND HAIR: DANIKA CLEVENTSTINE

PHOTOGRAPHY: JOHN ROUNDS

FASHION STYLIST: DANUTA BYRA

 

Style News! Season's Trends You'll Love!

What's new for you this month?

Recoiling into the safety of well-worn concepts. There is something very comforting about clothes that have an inaudible dominance and assurance. Season's earthy, chunky cardigans paired with blush/nude or pink top and suede bottom in the similar hue.

One of the season's most popular fabrics-salt-dyed cotton- is turning up in seductive or more demure work/ play designs too. Nothing beats a simple T that can be worn with pretty much anything. Moon River T is perfect: round neckline. short sleeves, relaxed silhouette and high-low hem.

Jessica

The statement skirt by Lulus. You don't have to go full Barbie to wear this trend. Just balance your girly stuff with relaxed, unstructured pieces. Try to have more fun with your clothes and not always wear the uniform.

Always dress to feel like a woman. It doesn't mean you have to wear heels all the time. J.Crew flat sandals can be just as feminine!

Jessica sizzles with old style glamour hair styled by Danika Clevenstine. But the whole look is versatile. The idea here is to be free-almost sloppy-not perfect.

Jessica is wearing: Cardigan: H&M. Top: Moon River (sold out), Skirt: Lulus (available here), Flat sandals J.Crew, Choker: Aqua, Earrings: Neiman Marcus.

MODEL: JESSICA FALCO

MAKEUP: DANIKA CLEVENSTINE

PHOTOGRAPHY: JOHN ROUNDS

FASHION STYLIST: DANUTA BYRA

Confident in Gingham Style!

We had a blast working with model Jessica Falco and are looking forward to more shoots with this beauty. She is super professional and absolutely stunning. Photographed by one and only John Rounds, beautified and hair-styled by amazing Danika Clevenstine. Styled by me.... :)

Danika Clevenstine working her magic.

Danika Clevenstine working her magic.

Let's talk about Jessica's look.  Gingham style, not to confuse with Gangnam Style, has been around since 1800s.  The actual fabric is over five hundred years old! And since 1940s the fabric has been favored by American actresses like Katharine Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe and today's celebrities like Emily Rajtkowski.  For Jessica's look we chose, this trendy gingham A-line dress by Isaac Mizrahi that is cinched at the waist. And we're keeping this look clean and simple.

So, just to be clear, Gingham is not plaid! Here's how to tell them apart:

  • Gingham is always is white plus another color
  • Plaid can be any combination of colors
  • The lines in gingham have the same width
  • The lines in plaid have different widths

This classic look is fitting for a low key premiere or party.

IMNYC ISAAC MIZRAHI Gingham A-Line Shirtdress is on sale right now and you can purchase it here.

With Memorial Weekend upon us there is not other pattern that feels more All American than gingham.

Our theme for this photoshoot was Backstage Confidence.  Jessica did a phenomenal job in showcasing the evolution of confidence building that every model, actress or musician must go through. Self-assurance is a powerful value because it helps make dreams realities. Jessica seems to be the type of model that once she sets her mind on something , she goes for it.  What is important to understand is that beauty and ability comes from within and I think John Rounds did an unbelievable job in capturing just that!

 

So how does exactly Gingham's wholesomeness play into Confidence we're talking about? Because it is also hot, stylish and easygoing. But, most important, and I am sure we all agree,  it is very feminine!

MODEL:                    JESSICA FALCO

MAKE UP:             DANIKA CLEVENSTINE

PHOTOGRAPHY:         JOHN ROUNDS

FASHION STYLIST:       DANUTA BYRA

OUR FAVORITE GINGHAM LIST: One shoulder top by Rosie Assoulin, Blazer by Rag & Bone, Skater Skirt by Boohoo, Ruffle Waist Trousers by Topshop, Relaxed Jeans ON SALE HERE by Victoria, Victoria Beckham, Shorts by Madewell, Slip-On Trainers by Joshua Sanders, Crossbody bag by Christopher Kane, Ring by Materia Prima, Scarf by Merona (in Target)