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Let’s Celebrate!

I want to wish you all very happy holidays and a wonderful new year!  Let’s celebrate families, however they come to be “family”, and what that means to each of us.  

All my best wishes to you and yours; xo  Allana

Photography by Allana Wesley White    www.allanawesleywhite.com

Hair and makeup by Colleen Stone of Blush and Beyond   www.blushandbeyond.com

Styling by Laura Taylor  www.laurataylorstylist.com

Gowns and skirt by Swedroe by Ariel  www.swedroebyariel.com

Models are twins Price and Wesley with Elite Models Miami,  Alecsa and Dylan with MP Mega Model Management Miami, and twins Kylie and Hannah with Soleil Kids.  And sweet Fina, the giant schnauzer.

New collection for Swedroe Art to Wear by Ariel

Remember those kaleidoscopes we played with a kids?  Wouldn’t you like to wear some of those wonderful prisms and swirls and colors?  Now you can: teen fashion designer Ariel  Weinberg combines the visionary collage art of her grandfather Robert Swedroe with luxurious fabrics and  sophisticated designs to create her stunning collections.  The new season is no exception with graphic prints on charmeuse, silk, and neoprene.  No two pieces are exactly alike and all are guaranteed to be conversation piece.

Photography by Allana Wesley White Photography    www.allanawesleywhite.com

Swedroe Art to Wear by Ariel   www.swedroebyariel.com

Robert Swedroe Art  www.robertswedroe.com

In the Model’s Eye

I am honored to be featured in an article regarding the courses I teach through The Compelling Image for Model Portfolio Photography and Photographing Children and Teens. The Compelling Image teaches a wide range of photography and I am proud to be a part of this amazing online school taught by the some of the top photographers in their respective fields. If you are looking for online courses to expand your skills or develop your artistic eye, check them out at http://www.thecompellingimage.com and follow their blog for industry news and insights, along with discussions and features.

Teen Fashion Editorial: Eccentric Style goes neutral in a winter whites palette

Photography by Allana Wesley White Photography  www.allanawesleywhite.com

Hair and makeup by Colleen Stone of Blush and Beyond   www.blushandbeyond.com

Model Tèa Elbaz

Styling available at   H&M   Forever 21   Zara

Cole Haan’s “Emma” satchel – a classic for fall

 

I recently took my new Cole Haan “Emma” satchel out for brunch  – “walking the bag”,  as my husband so beautifully put it.   Top-handle handbags are right on trend for fall, and this deep orange-red color works as a neutral, working with everything from casual jeans outfits to office attire.  The pebbled leather is sturdy, and there is an optional shoulder strap so you can wear it as a cross-body purse as well.  I am in love with this jolt of happy color and I plan to wear it right through fall.

Photography by Allana Wesley White www.allanawesleywhite.com

Anthropologie’s “Meave” dress: summer’s prettiest cutouts

“Meave’ dress at Anthropologie

Photography by Allana Wesley White www.allanawesleywhite.com

Styling by Pamela Sarmiento

Makeup by Yvonne Rivero

Model: Daniela

 

Free People “Night Jasmine” dress: pretty in pastel

“Night Jasmine” dress by Free People

Diamond necklace by Tiffany & Co.

Sandals by Nine West

Photography by Allana Wesley White http://www.allanawesleywhite.com

Styling by Pamela Sarmiento 

Makeup by Yvonne Rivero

Model Daniela 

 

 

 

Summer’s most coveted makeup collection by Charlotte Tilbury with Norman Parkinson

 

Makeup artist to the stars, and a star herself, Charlotte Tilbury has collaborated with legendary photographer Norman Parkinson in creating this summer’s most coveted collection of makeup. I have a collection of vintage fashion magazines from the 50’s and 60’s filled with iconic images from Norman Parkinson and the compacts and cosmetic pouches with his images are treasures in themselves.  There are two gorgeous collections, “Miss 1975” and “Miss Kensington”,   my personal favorite, which is described as “haughty but naughty girls of the swinging sixties”.  Well, really, who doesn’t want to look like a youthful, fresh, sensual beauty from the era made famous by the likes of Audrey Hepburn?  These particular colors can go from glowing to glamorous by adding more product, depending on the occasion.  I know I will not be able to resist these pretty compacts and long after they are used up, they will have a treasured spot on my vanity.

Model Photography by Allana Wesley White  www.allanawesleywhite.com

Summer’s prettiest hair

 

Soft, feminine hair is perfect for summer, showing off shoulders and neck, and keeping you cool at the same time.  Colleen Stone, hair and makeup artist for Blush and Beyond created these styles in our recent beauty editorial.  We began with a neat french braid that left our model’s hair with waves when we took it down.  After removing the french braid, she held the waves with just a bit of hair spray to help maintain their shape.  Next she gave our model a faux bob by pinning the hair up and underneath to create the illusion of shorter hair, showing off the model’s heart-shaped face.  Finally, she put the hair in a loose bun, pulling little pieces out to give it a soft, unfussy romantic look.  These looks go from office, to brunch, to evenings out.  Let your girly side free and try some of these looks for yourself.   The best part is, these looks are not meant to be perfect, only perfectly undone.

Photography by Allana Wesley White  www.allanawesleywhite.com

Hair and makeup by Colleen Stone www.blushandbeyond.com

Styling by Pamela Sarmiento www.pamelasarmiento.com

Take it outside

Running bare foot in the sand is one of the best leg toning exercises there is, and most of the models in Miami Beach take full advantage of the beach to run, play volleyball, swim, and let’s be honest – to ogle each other – which is all part of the fun.  Miami Beach has a steady stream of runners along the sand and the boardwalk every morning, with people exercising before heading off to work.  Others stretch it out in the downward dog position at sunrise along the shore.  Exercising outdoors gives your body a more balanced workout, connects you with the environment around you and disconnects you from the virtual world, not to mention artificial lighting and forced air in the gym. We surely get enough of that in the winter.  Even if all you do is go for a walk, get outdoors and feel the air on your limbs, quiet your mind and ready yourself for the day.  Make it a good one.

 

Photography by Allana Wesley White  www.allanawesleywhite.com

Hair and Makeup by Colleen Stone www.blushandbeyond.com