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This Holiday Season, Indulge Yourself!

Jump-start this Holiday Season- with the sweetest cute little hot-spot in the heart of Bethlehem. Indulge yourself with fabulous Chocolate Lab treats!

The Chocolate Lab of Bethlehem

The Chocolate Lab in Bethlehem, sweet tiny little boutique dedicated to custom, handmade chocolate and sweet treats making, presents the most exclusive and unique treats like nothing you have ever tasted before.

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You can get the perfect little gifts for your whole family and friends.

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The smell of chocolate and coziness of this unbelievable place make us think in an old fashioned sense. It smells like Christmas here or just simply home, a warm and welcoming place. The owner Arlene Brockel is one of the warmest human beings you will ever meet and very passionate about her chocolatier artistry. (Video featuring Arlene and The Chocolate Lab of Bethlehem coming soon)

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A Fashion Page, presents model Olivia Swiadek. She is a beautiful and radiant, natural 5’10” stunner. She is unbelievably nice and I’d kill for her body.

For this photoshoot, John Rounds captured Olivia at both her cheerful and her most sultry- and we decided that it is virtually impossible to take an unflattering picture of the model. She has strong facial features and beautiful eyes, so she can handle any light or angle.

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Stay tuned for more photos and video from the Chocolate Lab! Coming Soon! Thank you Arlene Brockel, Chelsea Dillon, Maya Thom and Daniel Lader! Thank you Olivia, Aubree, Chloe and John!


Olivia is wearing: GUILD PRIME, Contrast Stripe Sweatshirt, VENESSA ARIZAGA, Slay Beaded Bracelet, AMIR SLAMA, Leopard Print Skirt, Shoes, Michael Kors.

MODEL: OLIVIA SWIADEK

MAKEUP: AUBREE JERDEN

PHOTOGRAPHY: JOHN ROUNDS

FASHION STYLIST: DANUTA BYRA

LOCATION: THE CHOCOLATE LAB,

446 Main St
Bethlehem, PA 18018

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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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

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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

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

Try Out Pretty And Cool Things!

It's easy: Just hang up your little blackdress, jeans and t-shirts in your closet and indulge in pretty and simple white dress, wide-brim hat, distressed jean jacket and shiny heels.

Let's face it- time goes by unbelievably quickly. It is almost Fall and seems like yesterday we had the beginning of Summer. This season's long ethnic tops and dresses served as mini cover-ups that you tossed on over your suit. But towards the end of the August, it's a dress. That means you can look cute and be ready to play with jean jackets, cardigans, boots....anything that will suit last days of Summer and chillier nights

Be ready to go wherever the day takes you.  With this simple and pretty but still very sexy and girly look you will get a notice-me type of response. Especially if you wear this beautiful Badgley Mischka hat, which is always so glam. Just indulge in a few creative items: Jamie wears sexy, gold, high-heel sandals. If you want less dressy just find some with no heel.

We ended up in one of the most amazing places in Bethlehem- Moravian Book Shop! America's oldest bookstore founded in 1745. In our photoshoot adventures we're always turning to Bethlehem or other towns in our area not just for inspiration, but for collaboration. The moment Jamie and our team entered the historical book shop in the heart of Bethlehem, it was clear we had scored another hit for AFP. 

What holds us transfixed, however, isn't just the beauty of this town, stunning as it is. It is the people and multi-attitudes, awashed in native flavor and rich history of this region.

In fashion it must be understood that creative cross-pollination with the right photographer, make up artist, model and brands spells success. As a Fashion stylist I wanted to reinterpret the traditional, bohemian motifs. I wanted for this look to have its own character. Little details like adorned jean jacket and jean Steve Madden bag with logo pins, choker and sparkly earrings promote imaginative pairings and invite creativity to your everyday ensambles.

There is a newfound appreciation for DIY pieces like Steve Madden bag because they are one-of-a-kind and can become a part of the movement, and definitely are statement pieces that we can closely relate to.

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Jamie wears: Hat: Badgley Mischka, Earrings: H&M, Jacket: Levi's, Dress: J.Crew, Bag: Steve Madden, Shoes: Steve Madden.

MODEL JAMIE KLEIN

MAKEUP: DANIKA CLEVENTSTINE

PHOTOGRAPHY: JOHN ROUNDS

FASHION STYLIST: DANUTA BYRA

 

 

Coloring Faces- Interview with Danika.

Few things are more seductive than a soft shapely beautifully defined pair of ...lips.

A sophisticated mix of diva-rich shades complemented by soft, bohemian hues.

A sophisticated mix of diva-rich shades complemented by soft, bohemian hues.

Let's face it our amazing makeup artist star Danika Clevenstine deserves props for giving a lovely boost to our AFP photoshoots. She's been "coloring" faces of our models, and her style and aesthetics are always a DO! From deeply dramatic to softly romantic, every make up look produced by Danika is perfect.

AFP: Danika can you please tell us a little about Jamie's latest look?

Danika: We wanted to go for something high in glam but also keep things natural to make sure her makeup didn't take away from her beautiful looks for the shoot. This look was a peachy "smokey" eye paired with a coral lip. Even though Jamie has BEAUTIFUL lashes, we did give her false lashes to give her eyes some added definition.

Breathtaking photography by John Rounds.

Breathtaking photography by John Rounds.

AFP: Which element of make-up work do you most enjoy?

Danika: I love teaching girls how to do makeup and I also love seeing the added confidence that they have when they put it on. I love building connections with the models that I teach at a modeling agency and teaching them things that they won't only use on auditions but also for the everyday life. 

AFP: Who do you most enjoy working with?

Danika: I love our fashion blog team. Any time I get to work with John Rounds in a shoot is amazing- we work very well together and his work is some of the best I've seen. I also love working with Danuta, she has an infectious personality and is so welcoming- these are my favorite individuals to works with mainly because we work so well together and bring the best fashion photography to life in the Lehigh Valley. 

AFP: You've worked on a lot of A Fashion Page photo-shoots and you have worked with models at other places as well, how does that feel, and how do you prepare for those?

Danika: After working with Jamie a few times, I know how to fix her brow shape to make it perfect. When your working with a new face it's sort of a challenge and I love a good challenge! You will always work with different personalities too but it makes your job fun. Over the four years I've been a certified makeup artist, I've worked on many different faces and skin tones, you are more comfortable as time goes on. Making sure I go in prepared makes things easier so I am ready for any looks they throw at me. 

AFP: Do you like creating really out-there looks, or do you prefer something classically beautiful?

Danika: I truly believe that makeup should accentuate your features and not hide them. You are made to look like you do, so I prefer a natural look. I never do a crazy eye and a crazy lip, sort of a makeup artist rule, you play only one area of the face up and tone down the other. 

AFP: What do you think makes a great model?

Danika: CONFIDENCE! This is the number one thing I tell girls, be confident and the pictures will follow, it's really all you have to do. Confidence is infectious and will show through your pictures. 

AFP: Does everyone look better with make-up?

Danika: That's a hard one to answer: yes or not too. I've heard the saying but I feel confident with or without makeup and even as a makeup artist most of the time I am not wearing makeup. (Danuta probably hasn't seen me once with makeup on lol!)- I actually prefer no makeup for me. Although I do believe even a small amount of makeup can help to even out skin tone or make your eyes pop. But there are days where I feel prettier without it on. 

AFP: What is in your personal make-up bag?

Danika: In my personal makeup bag I have: an eye lash curler (which is key!), Tarte setting powder, makeup Forever foundation,  Buxom mascara, Tarte shape tape concealer, Anastasia brow wiz in soft brown and flower child blush by Becca- pretty much my 5 minute face items! I don't even use eyeshadows for work or eyeliner, just the basics! 

AFP: If you turn up at a shoot and the model has terrible skin, what do you do?

Danika: First thing is to evaluate the skin. I keep a bag of sugar in my handbag in case we can do a sugar scrub to get off some dead skin before makeup application. There was a time where I had TERRIBLE skin and is actually why I got into makeup.  So, I am really good at helping to cover blemishes, especially with the color correction skills I learned in my makeup program.

For further information please visit Danika's website at makeupbydanika.com

JAMIE WEARS: Romper: LULUS, Earrings: H&M, Chokers: Steve Madden

MAKE UP: Danika Clevenstine

PHOTOGRAPHY: John Rounds

MODEL: Jamie Klein

FASHION STYLIST: Danuta Byra