wholesomeness

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.

strong and natural
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!

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)