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Sultry Simple Style!

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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 

70s Dreamin'

The Attic's amazing clothing and accessories collection isn't the only reason we should be forgiven for having an attack of Seventies deja vu. 

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A decade that’s been revitalized time and time again on the runway, 1970s fashion was courageous and inflated in a good way.  And this year's 70s influence in fashion was a treat, as usual. 

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Nevertheless, it seems to me that it is a very trying time for some of the designers who are trying too hard to reinvent themselves this time around, but trying to win consumer's sympathy as well.  So if something feels too manufactured and prescribed to me, I am just not buying it.  I like pulling trendy pieces from the past decades but I do like to keep it as natural and unforced as possible. 

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J'adore J.Crew's sheer genius! From the sublime to the meticulous, their trousers- once out of favor- are captivating again.  Long, cropped, striped and spotted, chic, gloriously high-profile trousers peppered department stores earlier this year in variations that delivered raw feminism, charm or sporty flair. 

 

Below are just few of our favorite picks:

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Trousers Affair

At A Fashion Page, vivid color and balancing proportions were the focus of this photo-shoot by John Rounds; we emphasized color with playful, cropped pants, and went characteristically steamy with ultrasexy graphic top and leather jacket.  

Tennis shoes have been neglected in the past few years. Now they're not so simple or straightforward. They're more evolved, with fur trim, chunky hardware or lacing. 

Few of our favorites below:

Top Row: ADIDAS,  Seychelles ,  Nike ,  River Island ,   Bottom Row: Dune London,  Ed Ellen Degeneres,  Aerin,  Cole Haan

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Bottom Row: Dune London, Ed Ellen Degeneres, Aerin, Cole Haan

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Certainly, our love affair with the three-quarter-length sleeve or half sleeve lends itself to a stylish leather jacket- it's the perfect way to top off a unconventionally ladylike look. But pastel color- mint- or a graphic pants pattern provides a fresh take. At the same time, supersleek, cropped leather jacket can turn up the sex appeal of a graphic Tee or flirty top. 

It's a return to elegance.  Current runway fascination with past and lost decades is a reintroduction of a lost sophistication and an opportunity for a younger generations to enjoy classics. 

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Let's not forget that fashion is all about fun.  It is bringing the whimsy back to our life. 

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Faith is wearing: Trousers by J.Crew, Tennis Shoes: Coach, Jacket: Bagatelle, T-Shirt: Forever21 

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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