Rockefeller Photo Shoot // behind the scenes

Friday, December 15, 2017




Hi YouTube world! I know it's been a minute, but I've finally posted another video to my channel. This project was super fun to work on because it gives some insight into what goes on BEHIND the scenes of a weekly photo shoot. 

Even better? You get to see all the amazing Christmas decorations at Rockefeller Center! We shot this at 8 am on Dec. 2 and it was about 40 degrees outside -- brrrr! 

For outfit/makeup details, and to view the post that we shot this day, click here. Also, don't forget to subscribe to my channel by clicking here! I don't have a ton up there yet, but another makeup tutorial is already in the works and you won't want to miss it! 

Super special thanks to my incredibly talented videographer, video editor, video visionary, and very good friend: Ryan Kathleen Greene! Check out more of her impressive work here

A Holiday Hit // ruffle-sleeve dress + statement necklace

Monday, December 11, 2017

Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper in holiday dress
The perfect holiday dress doesn't have to be red, green, or even metallic. A deep plum hue is a refreshing take on festive dressing -- and with statement sleeves, a dress like this becomes an instant hit. Just add a statement necklace.
Nyc beauty blogger Kathleen Harper showing holiday makeup ideas
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's holiday party outfit ideas
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper carrying a gold holiday clutch by Rebecca Minkoff
While ruffle sleeves truly make this dress stand out, the accessories you add will send it into home-run status. For this look, I chose delicate gold jewelry -- including a unique dreamcatcher necklace -- and a metallic clutch that's right on-point for party season. To polish it off, sock booties give off sophisticated chic vibes while still being comfy enough to wear all night.
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper in Rockefeller Center at Christmas
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper showing how to wear black sock booties
Nyc beauty blogger Kathleen Harper wearing Stila glitter eyeshadow
In terms of holiday beauty, you can't get much more festive than a shimmery glitter eyeshadow. This one by Stila is hands-down my favorite -- it's got quite a cult following too! It's tasteful, elegant, yet doesn't skimp on the shine. I'll be rocking this all holiday long! 
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing a ruffle sleeve dress
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing a 2017 holiday dress by Ann Taylor
 [dress: Ann Taylor // booties: Ann Taylor // necklace: & Other Stories (I also like this one) // clutch: old Rebecca Minkoff (I also like this one) // glitter eyeshadow: Stila Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow in "Smoky Storm" // lip color: Kylie Cosmetics KoKo Kollection in "KHLO$" (similar shade here)]

How gorgeous is Rockefeller Center at Christmastime? Of course we had to get there early (try 8 am) to beat the crowds for these pics, but it was so worth it. This dress was also surprisingly warm, as it's a thick sweater material - perfect for chilly days! 


All Aglow // golden pants + ruffle sweater

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper showing how to wear gold pants
With this party look I'm embracing traditional holiday favorites. Think metallic, ruffles, cherry red, and golden accents - aka the makings of a fabulous Christmas ensemble! 
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper showing how to wear a red coat
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing a holiday outfit in 2017
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper showing how to wear a ruffle sweater
The ruffles on this sweater make it truly special, not to mention uber stylish (and festive). Paired with gold pants and pops of red, it's THE perfect Christmas sweater -- no need for sequin Santa hats and embroidered snowmen.
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing a holiday outfit
Beauty blogger Kathleen Harper wearing holiday makeup
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper showing how to wear sock booties
An outfit like this works for so many different events this time of year. I can easily see myself wearing this to an office holiday party, a festive gathering with friends, or even Christmas Eve dinner with my family. But the best part? It's insanely comfortable! Never underestimate the coziness of silky culottes and a soft sweater.
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing a Christmas party outfit
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's holiday outfit ideas
[sweater: Anthropologie (similar style here) // coat: Ann Taylor (I also like this one) // pants: & Other Stories (in silver, here) // boots: Ann Taylor // purse: Furla // necklace: Kate Spade (I also like this one) // earrings: Alexis Bittar // gold knot bangle: Kate Spade // lip color: Kylie Cosmetics KoKo Collection in 'Okurrr']

These photos were taken in front of the Lord & Taylor flagship store on 5th Ave., NYC. Aren't the decorations gorgeous? But the craziest part is that EVERY department store here in the city goes all out like this. It's truly a beautiful sight. 

Christmas music even plays on the streets here. No one does the holidays like New York. If you're coming for a visit, make sure to check out the decorations outside Saks Fifth Avenue, Cartier, Macy's, and Rockefeller Center too! 

// SHOP //