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Viva Bethlehem Steel Stacks!

It’s a grand, grand, grand world! At Steel Stacks in Bethlehem, dramatic dresses, boho style sunglasses and glamorous gold chokers are made for local queen.

Jungle Fever

Wheather you’re exploring the urban jungle by day or just wandering under the stars, these breezy, chiffon ruffles perfectly compliment fall’s adventurous fashion trends. What’s new this time: a high-style Seventies edge.

talk about chiffon things
ruffles turn up on dresses

So indulge your fashion instincts with glamorous ruffled accents or supple mesh details that lend sophistication to otherwise firece pieces. Fall is also the time to show off head-turning jewelry and accessories.

new editions
designers
revamping the classics

Designers are revamping the classics, constantly giving timeless designs a fresh dimension. And as with every season, this one also calls for new must haves.

Here, a peek at some of the best fall has to offer. AFP exclusive editorial picks:

We love it because it adds a bit of a stripe to our days.

TIBA + MARL     Etta Changing Clutch   Wow them with metallic clutch!

TIBA + MARL

Etta Changing Clutch

Wow them with metallic clutch!

Madewell     High Rise Ankle Legging   When you are on the run and in the groove, the high rise leggings fit all your fall needs.


Madewell

High Rise Ankle Legging

When you are on the run and in the groove, the high rise leggings fit all your fall needs.

Rag & Bone     Jonie Beanie   Do we need to say more?


Rag & Bone

Jonie Beanie

Do we need to say more?

For those chilly days and nights, heat things up with faux sherpa coat.

Madewell     Crescent Pendant Necklace   Nothing adds luxury to your wardrobe like a statement jewelry piece. It can be subtle ;), of course.

Madewell

Crescent Pendant Necklace

Nothing adds luxury to your wardrobe like a statement jewelry piece. It can be subtle ;), of course.

Tory Burch     Star Slides   Keep your feet with style! Yes, this season we can pair slides with thick socks!


Tory Burch

Star Slides

Keep your feet with style! Yes, this season we can pair slides with thick socks!

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Fashion Styling

Chloe wears: Dress by BCBG, similar here or more of a winter/fall version here. Necklace by Baublebar, similar here .

Practice save style! Love your clothes again! Call or email us for all of your personal styling needs today! Contact us here!


Model: Chloe Smith

Make Up: Danika Clevenstine

Photography: John Rounds

Fashion Stylist: Danuta Byra

November Hot Shot Of The Month

Who said you can't wear flare, print dresses in November? We're all about hottest trends on cold days. Just make sure you wear your coat, tights and boots. 

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Hottest trends on cold days. Stylist: Danuta Byra

Fashion adventurous women can now wear the coolest, fashion-forward styles made just for them. The cute, 90s-chic and bohemian look is back and you'll look the part in this Band of Gypsies dress from The Attic. This Fall and anytime of the year, hip fashionistas are right in style with many contemporary looks from The Attic boutique located in downtown Bethlehem. 

The Attic Vintage Store in Bethlehem, Pa

Ok, so what are the must-haves of the month. Let's break it down, shall we?

1. Choker.-Any kind of choker. A signature 80s/90s "must-have," works really well with this Fall's bohemian frills. 

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The ideal choker samples:

2. A Unique Wide Brim Hat. Always extraordinary and adventureous. 

Wide Brim Hat

I'm obssessed with the these! 

Top Row: All hats by  Maison Michel ,  Second Row from the left: Eugenia Kim,  Luxury Divas ,  Rag & Bone ,  Bottom hat:  Maison Michel

Top Row: All hats by Maison Michel,  Second Row from the left: Eugenia Kim, Luxury Divas, Rag & Bone,  Bottom hat: Maison Michel

3. One Sweet Flare Dress. Most glamourous comfort. 

Flair Dress

Top Row from the Left: Moschino, With Chic, Amazon, Romwe

Bottom Row: Romwe, Miss Selfridge, Topshop and Charlotte Russe. 

Band of Gypsies Dress

4.  Leather Statement Bag for shine! What all the fuss is about! 

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5.  Combat Boots. What really makes them special, besides the hot coolness and comfort, is that they go together with almost everything. 

An All Occasion look
Really easy look

We took one of The Attic's (hot and hip downtown Bethlehem store), dresses- and discovered a galaxy of bargain-gems to go with it.  There is so much room for self-expression in the bohemian trend. 

 Photo by JRounds Photography (www.jroundsphotography.com)
lusting for leather combat boots?

With a flirty dress, these accessories are pretty, glam and just spicy enough. Try, just try, a killer color dress like this. Now look in the mirror: Where have you been hiding?

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Faith wears: Dress: Band of Gypsies, Hat: Roeback & Co., Choker: Charlotte, Boots: Guess, Bag: Marc Jacobs. All Clothes and Accessories provided by The Attic. 

MODEL: FAITH GARAVAGLIA

MAKEUP: DANIKA CLEVENSTINE

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)

Grown-up chic.

Grown-up chic.

 

6 TRENDS IN FASHION AND BEAUTY WE LOVE.

1. Past decades we own.

Silhouettes, fabrics and patterns from 50s and 70s are this season's hit. The devil is all in the details: overexposed zippers, wide belts and flowers.

Dress: Zac Posen, Belt: Express, Necklace:H&M, Cardigan: bordeaux (Anthropologie)

Dress: Zac Posen, Belt: Express, Necklace:H&M, Cardigan: bordeaux (Anthropologie)

Touch of 50s and getting stuck in 70s ...

2. Florals- Hot Right Now.

For those Spring and Summer outings it is only appropriate to come out all in floral color.  Classic floral dress is a carefully planned decision, cool and feminine. It needs to keep all proportions and balances in check. If high neck dress- we can go shorter, if neck and cleavage are exposed- dress should fall below the knees. For jewelry we go with oversized, heavy earrings.

Dress: Keepsake (sold out), Earrings: J.Crew, Shoes: Steve Madden

3. Three for Three Steps to clean Face.

Before any make up gets applied or after it is removed I use Clinique Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush with 3-Step Skin Care routine: foaming soap, clarifying lotion and moisturizing gel.

4. Cat Eye Running.

Eye Make UP: The cat eye look comes and goes. This is a rather subtle, lighter version and it works really well with darker tops. Love Tom Ford mascara, I use it for all of my eye make up looks.

Tom Ford

Bobbi Brown

Dior

5. Everything in Two.

Two piece combos are still in. You can wear high waisted skirts with cropped tops in all shades and colors. They can look very sexy or just plain playful.

Two Piece dress: Lucy Paris (sold out, similar  here ), Necklace: Kate Spade (sold out, similar  here ), Cardigan: Alexis Mabille, Shoes: Top Shop (sold out, similar  here )

Two Piece dress: Lucy Paris (sold out, similar here), Necklace: Kate Spade (sold out, similar here), Cardigan: Alexis Mabille, Shoes: Top Shop (sold out, similar here)

Other fun pieces

Black Halo         Wyatt             M Missoni                   LULUS               Dillards              Forever 21

6. Shout Out to rag&bone Label.

Smart people make beautiful and interesting things. Marcus Wainwright and David Neville's brand rag & bone specializes in genius, unique modern designs.  Thanks to them the brand is one of the most coveted wearable, prestige clothing labels in today's market.  New face of luxury with New York aesthetic. Made by people for people.

But beautifully constructed things are not anonymous, they don't just come out of nowhere. Without any formal fashion training there was an idea, project and passion that lead to creation of an ideal product. In short, these designers utilize a pure craftsmanship of local manufactures and some of the oldest factories in the country. Their brand image has been built on quality and expert skill. Everything is thought through with downtown sensibility and it is impeccably crafted. That's what I call "trendy."

RAG & BONE JEANS

JEANS: rag&bone (sold out), BAG: Philip Lim (sold out), SHOES: Sarah Jessica Parker (available here), TOP: Calvin Klein, BLAZER: H&M, Sunglasses: Krewe (available here)

Accessories

Another way to style rag & bone jeans: