NYFW SS17

Posted on Friday, September 23, 2016

Hello!
As my favorite month of the year (fashion month aka September) comes to an end, I have finally been able to compose a photo diary for you. This season I was helping backstage for Libertine and Baja East! Like last season my experience was surreal. The energy that NYFW exudes is like nothing else. The Libertine show was fantastic. There is something about the Libertine show that transports you to a different place. Only good vibes and originality are allowed. I think that SS17 was one of Libertine's strongest collections. At Baja East, the show was in a parking garage which was crazy. The grungy, dark aesthetic was perfection for the Baja East show. The models had black greased eyelids and wore headbands to emphasize the nonchalant dirty-chic look. The collection was effortlessly chic. (exciting side note: Baja East posted my photo on their insta!) I was fortunate enough to attend the Jill Stuart show as a guest. The cuts were very sleek and clean. My favorite pieces from her collection were the two white looks below. The color scheme was light and springy. To end the week in celebration I attended the Zang Toi after party with Hannah at The Sixty Hotel. The hotel's decor was sophisticated with a splash of vintage. My overall experience of this season was extraordinary! Please enjoy my photo diary of the week! 

Cheers!

-Chloé Akari
























Chloé Akari X Warby Parker

Posted on Saturday, September 3, 2016

Hello!
This past week I had the pleasure of wearing several Warby Parker glasses. I was able to choose 5 pairs of glasses online. The Warby Parker website was very user friendly and aesthetically pleasing. I highly recommend checking their website or stopping by at one of their stores. The pictures below display how glasses can be worn to any occasion. I had so much fun wearing them around! My personal favorite were the "Haskell" frames (the first picture below). A good pair of clear framed glasses is as rare as an excellent iced chai (trust me on this). I have to say in the past, wearing glasses has made me feel a bit nerdy but all of these frames did quite the opposite. Glasses show character and are an essential accessory to have in your wardrobe. Warby Parker and Kill Screen just did a collaboration and created a beautiful pair of "Glacier Grey" glasses. The nice thing about Warby Parker glasses is that they help frame your personal style ;-)

Cheers!

-Chloé Akari 
Location: Chicago, IL
Photography: John Slazas 
Look 1: Warby Parker "Haskell" frames, Jonathan Simkhai Dress, and Zanette Handbag.
Look 2: Warby Parker "Winston" frames, Missoni Sweater, Zara Skirt, Chanel Bag, Prada Heels, and American Apparel socks. 
Look 3: Warby Parker "Laurel" frames, Jenni Kayne Coat, and Alexandre Herchcovitch X Melissa heels.
Look 4: Warby Parker "Preston" frames, Prabal Gurung for Target Dress, and Zara Shoes. 
Look 5: Warby Parker "Jennings" frames, Halston Skirt, and Leith Top.














Head South Down The River

Posted on Saturday, August 27, 2016

Hello!
Living in New York has motivated me to constantly explore and find new places. It has honestly become my absolute favorite thing to do! When I came home to Chicago I couldn't wait to go on some adventures. I had heard from many friends that the architecture boat tour was "amazing" so I decided to take the tour with Hannah to show her more of Chicago. We ended up sitting in the very front of the boat and had a killer view! As we coasted down the river, the guide pointed to this beautiful park in Chinatown that I had never heard of. I was shocked to say the least. I have lived in Chicago my whole life and never knew about this hidden gem. Almost simultaneously Hannah and I both said "OMG we are so going there tomorrow!" So the next day we hopped on the red line and strolled through Chinatown to find the "secret park". When arriving to Ping Tom Memorial Park I instantly felt transported to a different place (perhaps China? I've never been). The park is stunning! If you are ever in Chinatown definitely make a stop at Ping Tom Park! Enjoy the rest of summer! 

Cheers! 

-Chloé Akari

Location: Ping Tom Memorial Park 
Photographer: Hannah Yoo
My Look: Bailey 44 Crop Top, Jonathan Simkhai Skirt, Opening Ceremony Platforms, and Zanette Handbag. 







My CR Story

Posted on Monday, August 22, 2016

Hello!
Coming home to Chicago for August has been exactly what the doctor ordered. My days have consisted of pilates, picnicking, laying out, and hanging with my fam and friends. My friend Hannah came to visit me for Lollapalooza. Aside from showing her around town, we had an amazing time doing stylist pull from Cynthia Rowley! Cynthia Rowley has always been one of my favorite Chicago designers! Going through the racks at the Cynthia Rowley store was exhilarating. Hannah and I decided to match in these dazzling black embellished pieces. I am obsessed with the kimono inspired dress that I wore! It is one of those dresses that instantly makes you feel glamorous and badass all at the same time. The dress is perfect for a night on the town or even a gallery opening. The top and skirt that Hannah wore have such beautiful details all over the garments. Both pieces have such an extraordinary shape to them. I decided to head over to North Avenue Beach to compliment the stunning pieces and capture the Cynthia Rowley aesthetic. There was something dreamy about the way the sunlight hit the sequins. Check out cynthiarowley.com for more lovely pieces. Thank you to Cynthia Rowley and her team for letting us borrow these exceptional pieces!

Cheers! 

-Chloé Akari

Location: The Point at North Ave. Beach, Chicago IL 
Photographer: John Slazas
The Looks: Cynthia Rowley 








Along The East River

Posted on Thursday, July 21, 2016

Hello!
As my summer in Brooklyn is coming to an end I have been trying to squeeze in some last minute adventures. The other day my friend Shannon and I went to Williamsburg. Even though it is only a few stops away from me on the L train, I had never been... It was so cute! Everywhere you looked there was either an artisanal coffee shop or a little boutique. We stopped for a quick bite at Cafe Colette. I recommend going while you tour around Williamsburg, it is a perfect spot for people watching. After lunch we strolled down to the waterfront and did a little rock climbing (kinda). What I would not recommend: climbing in platforms... However going out on to the rocks was totally worth a few scrapes and bruises. Our day was filled with my favorite things: coffee and sunshine. If you are ever in New York definitely plan a day in Williamsburg and skip the excursion to Times Square. 

Cheers! 


-Chloé Akari

Location: East River State Park, Brooklyn 
Photography: Shannon Galiotto
My Look: Jonathan Simkhai Dress, Miu Miu Platforms, and a Vintage Handbag 









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