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Chloe Smith: Beautiful and Magical

An unexpected crowd is usually enough to pause or even shut down the photo shoot that requires a little bit of focusing, especially when you are working with limited space. But while photographing models in the warm, velvety Chocoloate Lab in Bethlehem we were greatful for the gorgeous backgrounds and managed to work around the frequent crowds. Place gets really busy quick and we’re not surprised!

Model Chloe Smith
Beautiful and magical
Chocolate Lab of Behlehem

When you visit Chocolate Lab of Bethlehem, be daring, be bold! There are alwasys treats to sample and you can easily indulge in new tastes and flavors.

One Enchanting Chloe
Divine Inspirations
History Lesson

Who? Chloe Smith

What? A Fashion Page pre-holiday session, shot by John Rounds.

Where? Chocolate Lab of Bethlehem, courtesy of Arlene Brockel

Why? The versatile model and quirky, cozy warm chocolate place are a perfect match!

Chloe always looks very polished but can also be a looser surfer girl type.

Make up artisit Aubree Jerden smudged very subtly black pencil eyeliner near Chloe’s lashes and shaded her lids with green shadow. We wanted Chloe to look natural but strong.

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A Cool Beauty

Chloe wears outfit by Banana Republic.

MODEL: CHLOE SMITH

MAKE UP: AUBREE JERDEN

PHOTOGRAPHY: JOHN ROUNDS

FASHION STYLIST: DANUTA BYRA

Once again, thank you Arlene Brockel, Chelsea Dillon, Maya Thom and Daniel Lader! Thank you Olivia, Aubree, Chloe and John!

Checks Checked, From Runway to Street-24/7 Dressing.

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A Fashion Page is a laboratory site where I can test my more radical fashion ideas. I post my most original looks or outfits that hopefully will make my readers and followers reexamine how they look at clothes. Today my “checks on denim” look is a reinterpretation of classic military theme, completely nontraditional and right for the street style.

And a special thanks to John Rounds who shot my "checks checked" story and produced most stunning images ever. He is a modern renaissance man and you can take a look at his breathtaking portfolio here. His photos capture the fun, dynamism and beauty of fashion. Can't wait to our next photoshoot! We are also planning on featuring a model next time but can't say more at this time. Also anyone interested in wearing beautiful outfits (put together by me) and having awesome images taken by John for our AFP blog please contact me here.

Sunglasses: Prada, Jacket: What Goes Around Come Around, Denim Top: Charlotte Russe, Skirt: Levi's, Necklace:(Gift)  Clutch: ASOS, Socks: Hue, Shoes: Aldo, Brooch: Otrebor (European Jewelry Maker).

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Photography by John Rounds

 

From Runway to Street -24/7 Dressing.

Today we'll going to cover the veracity of 24/7 dressing as we tackle the issue of looking contemporary at work and stylish on the weekend.

AT WORK

It all comes down to knowing how to interpret the yin and yang of your daily demands into clothes that surely work for you. You really can't go wrong with white cotton-cashmere blend jumper. (below from Proenza Schouler featuring a crew neck, long sleeves, a ribbed knit and an asymmetric hem)

WEEKEND

I'm continuously fascinated by the trendy ways New York uptown women deal with changing their weekend wear.

Layla Leather Waterfall Drape is a wonderful piece to throw over just about anything a dress, sweater or blouse a perfect blazer to wear on your weekends.

AT WORK

My belief is that most of us fall into two types: Those who have a diverse closet for each situation (refined BCBG or Paul Smith suits for Monday through Friday, and casual Majestic long sleeve turtleneck and Cheap and Chic Moschino skinny trousers for Saturday and Sunday), and those who mandate more out of their separates and pair the same Paul Smith blazer with Cheap and Chic Moschino trousers on the weekend and a skirt from Chicwish during the week. I do a little of both.  I love to dress up though and the butterfly pattern that prettifies this cotton parka below is a keynote that Valentino is advocating for the season forward, and I love it juxtaposed against the iconic, down-to-earth silhouette. Or this amazing laser-cut shearling that was applied to a BCBG Max Azaria camel coat in a lattice pattern, so imaginative and fantastic but yet still very classic.

WEEKEND

So sometimes on the weekend I love to dress up in dresses and floppy hats; other times, for a walk in a park with my two adorable munchkins, I wear moto boots, leather jacket and cozy shearling coat over it to stay extra warm in this crazy whether. This Forever New slim leg pant is a clothing essential this season and is a seamless addition to your work wear style as well, and can be easily worn from the office to an evening out.

AT WORK

The chicest women also know that getting a look right doesn't stop with their clothes and basics. How you wear your accessories can be equally important. While I love the new fringe bag trends, you need to decide what works with your style and your lifestyle. This Prada Saffiano Two Zip Lux Tote is a staple to those who want both functionality and chic style.

 

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