Mykonos & Athens

Posted on Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Traveling to Greece has been on the top of my travel list for a long time! My friend Hannah and I are both studying abroad this semester (Hannah in London and I'm in Paris) and decided to go on a girls trip to Mykonos and Athens. We started off our vacation out in Mykonos and let me just say, Mykonos is absolutely surreal. Everything is clean and white with accents of bright happy colors. Hannah and I pretty much walked the entire day exploring the tiny streets and shops. Eating our octopus lunch right on the bright blue water was spectacular. Both of us couldn't stop smiling and saying "omg we are really here". It was off-season which turned out to be nice because there weren't many tourist so we felt like we had the whole island to ourselves. Being on a non-stop photoshoot this was quite ideal. We will most definitely be back! Next was Athens, the home of the Acropolis. Similarly to Mykonos, Han and I did lots of walking and roaming around. We were not on any schedule so our trip was extremely relaxed. The first big landmark we went to was the Panathenaic Stadium which was so cool and so big! The marble made the whole stadium feel so elegant. However, nothing in Athens compared to the Acropolis... Walking up the Acropolis Hannah and I got a little lost but we stubbled upon an adorable area with a few beautiful houses. The Acropolis was breathtaking because you can really feel the history. The ruins are still so intact it is shocking. By the time we made it up the selfie-stick was taken out (yes we did that). In a cloud of happiness and laugher, Hannah and I walked around the top of the Acropolis taking in the views. Our Greece trip was one to remember; full of smiles, giggles, and Mama Mia songs. Enjoy our Greece photo diary.


Chloé Akari 


Posted on Monday, November 13, 2017

This is my extremely delayed post on my adventure at Paris Fashion Week this season. On the first day I attended the Tranoï Trade Show which displayed many up and coming designers from all over the world. When walking into Palais de la Bourse there was a sense of electricity running though the event. Guests crowded the edges of the runway, trying to sneak in or see the show. I managed to stand with the photographers in the "press pit" which ended up being a prime spot. I was able to catch most of the Veronique Leroy SS18 show which was absolutely lovely. Numerous looks with light pastels and sheer fabric. After the show was over I decided to wander through the trade show which was room after room filled with amazing new collections.

Next I helped with setting up the Hunting Season presentation which was very fun. The bags they have this season are absolutely amazing! I am obsessed with their candy colored collaboration with Carolina Herrera. If you are looking for a super chic bag for spring look no further.

One day while strolling around le Marais I walked into this very unique concept store, Springsioux. I was hypnotized when I saw that almost each piece was asymmetrical and black. I ended up falling in love with a skirt and just couldn't part with it. A few days later I went to their SS18 presentation at their store. As my friend Erin and I entered the "chic goth" scene we were greeted with glasses of black champagne. The models wore animal horns and heavy makeup while interpretive dancing. Outside there was another spectacle with clouds of cigarette smoke and guest dressed in the most avant guard pieces.

To end fashion week with a bang I helped out at the Esteban Cortazar show. I arrived, dressed in head-to-toe black, at les Beaux-Arts ready to be thrown any task. I was stationed at the front door checking guests into the show. Working with the Esteban Cortazar's team was such a great experience. After the guests were all checked in I found my seat and waited for the magic to commence. Music thumped and models began to walk down the zigzagged runway. The Colombian spirit was present through out the atmosphere. The cohesive collection included many pieces with rich textures, bold silhouettes, and stunning colors. Experiencing the collection was absolutely exhilarating. Without a doubt, the Esteban Cortazar show was the highlight of my PFW.


-Chloé Akari

A Queen D

Posted on Monday, September 25, 2017

"A Queen D" is my latest editorial series featuring my sister Danielle. We shot this at the end of August right before I left for Paris. This editorial represents a fresh start and a new beginning. I styled her in a structureless gingham two piece to contrast the strong architecture. 
Danielle represents strength, confidence, and beauty. 


-Chloé Akari
Photographer: Chloé Akari
Location: South Pond, Chicago
Model: Danielle
Outfit: Zara Top & Skirt, Cynthia Rowley Cuff, Vintage Snakeskin Purse, and Deena & Ozzy Heels.