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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 

The Look - A FASHION PAGE PRODUCT REVIEW * * * * *

1. Traditional borrowed from menswear styles are getting a fashion makeover this season. Impeccably tailored Page Skyline bootcut jeans and cut from crisp, airy cotton-poplin Equipment shirt are at once feminine and sporty. A modern take on classic boy look? We'll take ours with Topshop bomber jacket and Milly Fringe Satchel.

Overall Outfit Rating:  * * * *

These Page jeans are amazingly tailored but are designed for really tall women with long legs.

Jacket: Topshop, Sunglasses: Karen Walker, Necklace: BaubleBar, Shirt: Equipment, Jeans: Page, Boots: Chloe similar here, Bag: Milly

2. Nautical themes are hitting the streets. For a lot of my clients the ultimate stripe top is the new "white T top." The latest must have from Theory- 'Ennayln B' Stripe Scoop Neck Top. Take this top with AG 'The Angelina' Bootcut Jeans and Topshop 'Kindred' Pointy Toe Loafer or into evening with stilettos. Don't forget to wear extreme chic mirror sunglasses by Karen Walker in city-savvy grey color.

Overall Outfit Rating: * * *

The top is designed for longer torso type of body but I loved the quality.

Earrings: Alexis Bittar, Top: Theory, Sunglasses: Karen Walker, Jacket: Topshop, Shoes: Topshop, Jeans: AG, Bag: Milly, Bracelet: Alexis Bittar

3. Slip a printed sleeveless top over everything from distressed jeans to skinny pants or mini skirt. Milly Brushstroke Print Sleeveless Top is this spring's posh street statement. This sleek, vibrant in wildly beautiful colors tank is a work of art. When the sun goes down pair it with jeans or skinny trousers and heels.  With a stepped cutaway hem, the look is pure "modern abstract tabard." And the finishing touches? Alexis Bittar Crystal-Encrusted Lucite Spear Earrings and Colorblock Crystal Hinge Bracelet. 

Overall Outfit Rating: * * * * *

Loved everything about this outfit.

Coat: MSGM, Top: Milly, Earrings: Alexis Bittar, Sunglasses: Karen Walker, Bracelet: Alexis Bittar, Necklace: Maria Black, similar here, Bag: Milly, Shoes: Casadei, Jeans: Abercrombie & Fitch

4. The latest halter tanks boast runway- ready details, from silk, shoulder-baring ruffled halter tops to floral motifs to sleek original sporty accents.

Overall Outfit Rating: * *

Needed a smaller halter top, it runs a little large.

Top: Diane Von Furstenberg, Earrings: Alexander McQueen, Necklace: BaubleBar, Sunglasses: Karen Walker, Shoes: BCBG similar here , Bag: Milly, Jeans: Oasis similar here, Jacket: Drea Jacket by Related

5. Freedom of Choice:  There isn’t any one look- instead there are always choices, options that invite women to discover their own flair.

Those options include black and white print leggings and lace up high heel shoes, mesh jumper and oversized tweed coat. Accessories match the variety of looks to complement the season’s style directions.  Bracelets: This chic accessory comes in an array of options for spring.

Overall Outfit Rating: * * * *

Easy comfort.

Photography by John Rounds, Make Up by Danika Clevenstine.

Sweater: Ava, similar here, Coat: Vintage, similar here, Leggings: Gift, similar here, Boots: H&M, similar here, Clutch: Street Level, similar here, Bracelets: AeraVida, smilar here,  Alexis Bittar, similar here and NewChic.

Hot Neon Yellow. Popular Now: Oversized Cardigans with Floral Lace Bodice Dress and More Spring Trends!

This is the second look from the photo shoot that took place back in March (coldest day of that month, hence the scarf and sweater cape). Once again as an added bonus you get to look at some amazing photography shot by John Rounds.

The shoes by Jessica Simpson will make your legs look impossibly long and are incredibly comfortable.

Last time I forgot to mention that we shot these posts at the Lehigh University. Located in Bethlehem, PA and established in 1865 it is one of the most beautiful college campuses in Pennsylvania. 

I am wearing my favorite accessories of the moment the Prada sunglasses and Rebecca Minkoff’s quilted, leather bag.

 

Looking flawless is the first thing that every girl wants and thanks to Danika Clevenstine this is exactly how I felt about my make-up.

The sleek update for any spring wardrobe: a gold or silver accessories (earrings, bracelets, cuffs) that make a shining statement

I am wearing:  Sunnies: Prada, Earrings: H&M, Scarf: H&M, Sweater Cape: Liz Clairbone, Bag: Rebecca Minkoff, Blazer: 6397 (old), Dress: 4.collective at Anthropologie, Bracelets: Banana Republic and Palm Beach, Shoes: Jessica Simpson.

Photography by John Rounds

Make Up by Danika Clevenstine

Hair by Jennie Ciraulo-Oettinger (http://www.acutabovetr.net)

POPULAR NOW

The oversized cardigans and sweaters made news on the fall runways but they can easily take you seamlessly between seasons in style. Popular way to wear them is with Spring-inspired floral, lace bodice dresses that reflect the loveliness of this season.

This satin and suede triple strap sandal in one of the Spring’s hottest hues, fandango pink, is definitely summer and spring appropriate. Popular way to wear the ankle strap sandals is with rolled up high boyfriend jeans, which are an any-season style staple.

A roomy leather tote bag will be the hot handbag style in the months ahead. Popular way to wear is with edgy crepe flower print trousers. This is a great low-maintenance look for vacation, totally stress-free sexy style.

Super skinny jeans are the ultimate spring wear. They’ll keep you looking and feeling cool all season long. Popular way to wear them is with neon high heel sandals. It is a fresh and unexpected way to spice up your look.

This look is smart and casual, the new spring trend for everybody. Flared skirts look great on pretty much everyone. Popular way to wear them is with sexy oversized leather clutches. It is a super glamorous chic with a polished modern attitude style.