CATCHing Spring

Posted on Friday, April 22, 2016

Hello! 
They say "adapt or be left behind". Since moving to NYC one thing that I have had to change is my footwear... Sneakers have become my best friends. I've started to accept my true height and save the blisters/ foot cramps for another day. Recently I bought a pair of Adidas sneakers (featured below) and opted not to get the oh so trendy "superstars". From running around to my internship downtown or from class to class they are perfect. New York couldn't be more pleasant than right now. Everyone is out enjoying the weather and the sunshine. Before the shoot Jamie and I went to CATCH NYC's rooftop for lunch. We both had the avocado toast and let me tell you it was the best avocado toast I've ever had! The rooftop itself was very cute and had a great view of the Meatpacking District. After lunch we walked over to the Highline as you do when in the Meatpacking District. I wanted to showcase spring in New York for this shoot. I styled both Jamie and myself with neutral colors that agreed with the Highline backdrop. We strolled down the entire park while stopping every so often to take a few shots.

Cheers, 

-Chloé Akari

Location: The Highline, NYC
My look: Allsaints dress, Adidas sneakers, and Balenciaga handbag. 
Jamie's look: Aritzia top, Frame jeans, Kenneth Cole wedges, Vanessa Mooney necklace, and Céline bag.











NoMo in SoHo

Posted on Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Hello! 
The other day I went to The NoMo Hotel for brunch with my friend Julia. The NoMo is such a cool spot in Soho; I highly recommend it. Right as you walk in you immediately feel the chic and modern vibe of the hotel. We both had the egg white frittata, which was so good! Warm weather is almost here... I have been living in my Members Only jacket for the past few weeks. It is the perfect mini windbreaker/ bomber jacket to throw on over anything. I wear it during the day and night. Even though bomber jackets have become oh so trendy I'm not taking my Members Only off. It is a staple piece in my wardrobe. Anyways, if you need a light jacket get a something similar because you will wear it all the time. Sending sunshine to all! 

Cheers, 

-Chloé Akari

Location: NoMo NYC
Photography: Julia Landmann 
My look: Members Only jacket, Zara top, Miu Miu platforms, and Proenza Schouler bag.





Serenity

Posted on Monday, March 28, 2016

Hello,
One of the best things about coming home for break is that I get to raid my mothers closet. Spring is nearly here but I wouldn't put away your jackets and tights just yet. As you may or may not know, I am obsessed with fur. This jacket is one of my favorite pieces of my mothers. It is so versatile and can be dressed up or down. For this look I mixed high and low brands along with new and old. The color theme of the shoot was inspired by the Gucci S/S'16 collection. It is one of my favorite collections. Go check it out if you haven't and bring some warm weather to me if you can. 

Cheers, 


-Chloé Akari

Location: Chicago, IL
My look: Prada jacket, Hermes scarf, American Apparel top, Gucci handbag, Zara Skirt, and Alexandre Herchcovitch X Melissa heels.








Trunk Club

Posted on Friday, March 18, 2016

Hello!
I am currently back in Chicago for spring break! 
My friend and Trunk Club Stylist Tess Ursini put together an amazing pull for me. Trunk Club is a great personal shopping service that you can do either in person with a stylist or have a trunk sent to your home. Upon arriving at the Trunk Club Chicago Clubhouse I was instantly impressed with the cool vibe and beautiful decor. Tess brought me to my own private styling station where there was a great view of the city. I was pleasantly surprised when I saw the rack of neutral colors and rich fabrics approaching my station. Tess picked amazing pieces from a few of my favorite designers: Miu Miu, Alexander Wang, Opening Ceremony, TopShop, and Rag & Bone to name a few. I bought a couple of pieces and can't wait to show them in a future post. I highly recommend trying Trunk Club and using Tess as your stylist! I loved my experience and know you will too. 

Cheers, 

-Chloé Akari











Libertine!

Posted on Saturday, February 27, 2016

Hello!
After helping Libertine at fashion week they gave me one of their iconic T-shirts! I was able to choose my shirt which was really exciting. Hannah helped at their S/S'16 show and also received a shirt for helping. We thought that it would be a great idea to showcase our special gifts. The Libertine brand is all about expressing yourself and having fun. I can assure you that we had plenty in fun doing this shoot together! I styled the looks with the patterned/ crazy tights because I was inspired from the F/W'16 lace sparkly tights! I am so happy to have this unique piece to add to my wardrobe!

Enjoy,

-Chloé Akari

Photography: Shannon Galiotto













NYFW F/W'16

Posted on Friday, February 19, 2016

Hello! 
Wow, did I have the best experience of my life! This past week I helped backstage at New York Fashion Week for Baja East, Jonathan Simkhai, and Libertine. I also attended Ev Bessar's "Firebird" fashion show and DAMNsel's "Garmioplasty" presentation. My friend Hannah brought me to the Zang Toi afterparty and I brought her to the Jonathan Simkhai's afterparty. We had so much fun! Everything that I saw was amazing and honestly magical. My dreams came true and I truly had my Devil Wears Prada moments throughout the week. When I was running around backstage at Jonathan Simkahi I was stunned to see Anna Wintour right in front of me. She then gave me the warmest smile and I nearly died. She is one of my idols! Being backstage gave me the opportunity to appreciate the clothing and see all of the details. The garments were truly works of art. My main job at each of the shows was to dress the models which was really cool and intense. I really felt like I was part of the team. And working amidst the backstage chaos was the most thrilling experience ever! I was able to observe the emotions and details that are put into each show. I am still on an high from NYFW and look forward to each season that I can be a part of! 

Enjoy,

-Chloé Akari 











































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