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Chocolates and Fashion can work together!

Sultry Simple Style!

Even good girls can do it!

Sultry Olivia Swiadek

Rock stars made faux fur, edy look famous. But torn fishnets and battered six-string aren’t prerequisites for the sexy, rock glam look.

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Winter White and Blush

Model Olivia Swiadek

Even the most clean-cut can simply tone down the color (do it in blush or pure white) and rein in the faux fur stardom and the attitude. This all-winter, light-glam look flatters almost everyone. The make up should look natural, and hair should be down and free. This is a perfect night out look so skip heavy boots and instead wear nude sandals or pumps to keep the mood soft.

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Why did I pick this particular jacket? Just when I thought I had the hemline thing down and that I possessed a certain eye for proportion, a new, hot silhouette that I suddenly can’t live without had appeared: the half jacket. Half the coverage, double the exposure :) That is if you like bare midriffs of course! While it looks like a slashed jacket, it most definitely isn’t. And I am in love!

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Check out BCBG faux fur jacket that Olivia is wearing, it makes the white cropped trousers look that much racier. It would also look fierce with a tight skirt and top. So flaunt your assets- but don’t think that just because half the jacket is missing, it will cost half the price.

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Olivia is wearing outfit by BCBG Max Azaria. Bag by Sam Edelman, Shoes: Michael Kors.

MODEL: OLIVIA SWIADEK

MAKE UP: AUBREE JERDEN

PHOTOGRAPHY: JOHN ROUNDS

FASHION STYLIST: DANUTA BYRA

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

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 

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)

The New Rules Of Wearing White Jeans

You've got the "white denim after labor day" thing down. Here's how to take it to the next level

Great sunglasses will boost your confidence.

Do a classic white, distressed, ankle skinny jeans. White denim can be timeless and can be worn all year round.

The magic is in the mix. Bring on the colors and textures and have fun!

Practice your stride. Build your off-duty wardrobe on rag & bone's laid-back high-top sneakers which sport whip-stitched laces for an old-school feel.

Go for it! Soft cotton denim gives this button-front shirt a laid-back, versatile ease perfect for the workweek and weekend alike.

What goes best with bright white skinny jeans? A bomber jacket of course!

Try accessories: forget what you've heard about over accessorizing! Accessories are fun and flattering!

I am wearing: Panama Hat: H&M, Sunglasses: Miu Miu (sold out, similar here), Choker Necklace: Aqua, Bomber Jacket: Topshop (sold out, similar here), Shirt: Equipment (sold out, similar here), Long Necklace from Anthropologie, Jeans: Paige Denim (sold out, similar here), Bag: Street Level, Sneakers: Rag&Bone (sold out, I like these too)

PHOTOGRAPHY: JOHN ROUNDS

FASHION STYLING: DANUTA BYRA