New York Photo Diary

Posted on Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Hello!
This is my first "photo diary". I absolutely love traveling and taking pictures, so I am surprised that this is my first. Most of these pictures were taken on my iPhone so, sorry for the poor quality in some. My little sister Danielle is the other girl in these photos. Most of these pictures were taken in Soho. We spent just under a week in New York and had the best time. Some places that were my favorite restaurant wise were: Balthazar, Tomoe Sushi, Ladurée, and Boqueria. I highly recommend all of them! Here are some reoccurring designers that we both wore: Allsaints, Prada, TopShop, Balenciaga, and Sam Edelman. I already miss being in New York so much! Hopefully another trip is soon to come.

Enjoy,

-Chloé Akari





























Chillin in Chelsea

Posted on Friday, August 15, 2014

Hello!
As you may or may not know, New York is one of my favorite cities! I am so happy that I had the chance to have little visit! My favorite area in the city is SoHo because there is so much going on and several amazing boutiques. During my stay I spent most of my time in SoHo.  I didn't manage to go to all of the places I was planning on going to because we ran out of time! That ended up being ok because I found many new places. I can't wait to do some shoots with some of my purchases! I stayed at the Eventi Hotel in Chelsea. It is such a cool hotel with a lovely little outside patio. The patio was a fun spot to hang out at when taking a break from walking and shopping before dinner. 
Enjoy,

-Chloé Akari

My Look: Marni top, Chloé heels, Forever21 skirt, American Apparel socks, and various jewels.






Summer Stroll

Posted on Thursday, August 7, 2014

Hello!
I hope everyone has been having a lovely summer and has recovered from last weekend at Lollapalooza! I have been meaning to shoot this skirt for a while and I finally had the opportunity to do so. I think this backdrop goes perfectly with my outfit. I love this building because it reminds me of France. This look is one of my more comfortable outfits and works well with heat because the leotard is completely backless.
Enjoy,

-Chloé Akari

My look: American Apparel halter leotard, Aqua skirt, and platforms.





Trill Voices Interview

Posted on Saturday, July 19, 2014

Hello!
Exciting news, I was interviewed for Trill Voices! Trill Voices is a wonderful blog that presents a wide range of fashionable people. The blog focuses on self expression and identity. Trill Voices also celebrates creativity and individuality. My interview was posted a few days ago if you would like to check it out link here. I highly recommend visiting the site, it is very interesting and inspiring to read peoples stories. I hope you guys check out the site! Below is my interview!
Enjoy,

-Chloé Akari

How would you describe your style? 
I don’t think I have one look that describes me, because my outfits definitely reflect my mood. So, depending on the day, my style changes. I’m edgy sometimes and girly another day. There is a range of designers who I admire, many of them are so different from each other. My staples are heels, rings and statement necklaces, and I also like to mismatch my earrings. I dress differently from most people and I think that’s what makes my style unique. I wear whatever I want to wear and what I feel good in. I don’t care what other people will say. 

How did you begin your involvement with fashion?
I started my blog with a friend because we were both really interested in fashion. And then, she left and I continued on blogging. I started doing photo shoots with friends, and I had fun photographing and styling them. Then I started going to events as a press agent and got invited to events, so I started blogging about the events. While attending fashion shows I was able to stand in the press pit and take photos of the pieces going down the runway. I am always so excited to see new inspiring work at fashion shows. I love fashion, so I’ll go to anything related to it in the city. The SAIC Walk fashion show is definitely my favorite event. Every year I look forward to attending because it’s amazing and always fresh. The students’ collections are incredible.

How can people stand up for their individuality?
I think you have to put your guard down and not really care what other people think. It is important to do what you want to express yourself. Find your own path and never stick to the norm of today. That way you’re not just blending in to the blob of mainstream style. You are your own person. 

My look: Dries Van Noten blouse, Forever21 skirt, Balenciaga handbag, and TopShop platforms. 







Neutrals

Posted on Thursday, July 10, 2014

Hello! 
I hope everyone is enjoying summer. I am very excited to show you my new bag! It is such an amazing addition to the collection. It is the best size and is easy to wear because it goes with everything! It is the Balenciaga Classic Velo in Papyrus. This look is a great outfit for going shopping, out to lunch, or walking around. The American Apparel crop top is very comfortable and perfect for summer. I have been wearing it a lot this summer because you can wear it many different ways. Even if it is really hot out my Marni skirt is still a perfect option due to its light weight. I hope you are as excited as I am about my new pieces! 
Enjoy,

-Chloé Akari 






Chicago Fog

Posted on Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Hello lovelies!
Here in Chicago the weather has been a bit questionable. There have been a few days of fog and rain. This creates a different type of summer mood for me. I chose to use my favorite color theme (darks) for this shoot. My look is more of an everyday outfit. Whereas Danielle's is a bit more interesting. I wanted to make her look youthful while still maintaining an edge. I have been meaning to shoot the sequined top that she is wearing for a while, so I am happy that we did. Location wise there is not much of a story behind the two different places we went to. Out of pure luck I found a green car that matched my top perfectly, so we decided to take some shots in front of it. For Danielle's look I did not want a busy background so the Museum of Contemporary Art's stairs were perfect.  
Enjoy,

-Chloé Akari 

My look: TopShop Unique top, American Apparel skirt and socks, and TopShop shoes.
Danielle look: Dolce Vita top, Aqua skirt, TopShop bag and heels, Prada keychain, vintage chocker, and Alain Mikli sunglasses. 












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