Category Archives: Fashion Passion

New spring beauty editorial for Ellements Magazine

Photography by Allana Wesley White   www.allanawesleywhite.com

Hair and makeup by Marjo-riitta   www.marjo-riitta.com

Ellements Magazine   www.ellementsmagazine.com

My new cover for Circus Magazine

‘Tis the season!  Beautiful Hannah is a tween model on the rise, working for Geox, Esprit, Next Directory, just to name a few.  Love those freckles on this natural beauty!

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

Model is Hannah from Soleil Kids

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

The perfect one-piece swimsuit:

Show off your fitness in this sporty one-piece by Blue Life X UO with mesh panel inserts, color-blocking and a racerback.  It is perfect for sports both on the beach and in the water, and won’t bulge or budge.  This one-piece has great 360° appeal showing off shoulders, giving a little peak-a-boo effect with the mesh side panels, and defining the waist with an hourglass shape with color-blocking in the front.  Score!

Blue Life X UO at Urban Outiftters

Photography by Allana Wesley White Photography

Hair and Makeup by Colleen Stone of Blush and Beyond

Summer’s best beach style

I love summer vacation days, feeling the air and the sunshine on my skin and my toes in the sand.  I photographed model Eve at a quiet cove by the beach wearing a copper-colored bikini by Alè by Alèssandra Ambrosio  (who better to design the sexiest bikinis than a Victoria Secret Angel?)  Eve’s white cotton cover-up with lace is by  LA Hearts .  So pretty.

Photography by Allana Wesley White Photography

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Hair and makeup by Colleen Stone of Blush and Beyond

 

 

Fashion’s top summer must-reads:

If you are like me, you have found most of your spare time occupied with Pinterest or your       Instagram feed, neglecting the wonderful thrill of opening an actual book – yes – an actual book – and reading it. This past month I have taken advantage of the early morning light, getting up at six am to read on my balcony with a cup of tea.  I end up starting my work day relaxed and focused rather than distracted. Win!

On my list of summer must-reads are three biographies and one novel centered around the world of fashion, filled with glamour, personalities, and backstories, not to mention politics. I can’t put them down!

Grace: A Memoir, by the legendary Creative Director of Vogue Magazine, Grace Coddington. Talk about a fashion industry history lesson from a front row seat!

My Paris Dream: An Education in Style, Slang, and Seduction in the Great City on the Seine, by former Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar Editor and stylist, Kate Betts.  Paris, fashion, NYC, true-life tales. Who could ask for more in a summer read?

The Knockoff:  A Novel, by Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza,  is the story of a fictional editor of a fashion magazine frantically tackling the game-changing world of social media and business technology while trying to protect her job and position from younger, more tech-savvy recent graduates population the office.

Leave Your Mark: Land Your dream Job. Kill It In Your Career.  Rock Social Media, by Aliza Licht, Global Fashion Communications Executive and twitter star of DKNY PR Girl (@DKNY). Aliza is the mentor you have always needed, not just for PR career advice but for maximizing your potential in the world of social media to grow your own personal brand – you!

Do you have any other summer-reading suggestions along these lines?  Please share!

 

All books available at amazon.com

 

Claudia Albons gets sporty in Triangl Swimwear

 

Recently I shot with gorgeous, multi-talented Claudia Albons, European blogger/DJ/model/brand ambassador/fashion and beauty editor.  I don’t know how she finds the time to stay in such great shape!

If you haven’t already checked out her blog, you don’t want to miss it:  www.claudiaalbons.com  It is filled with style, travel, music, beauty reviews, and festivals. She is definitely one to watch!

Bikini Poppy – Blue Crush by Triangl Swimwear