Jean Pool

Jean Pool

Jean Pool makes quite a splash this season…

Camouflage is still on trend and the skull never goes out of style. Low and behold, the #camouskull combo. It doesn’t have to be Halloween for you to go #skullcrazy over crystallized and camouflaged totes that make for a gothically chic carryall. Spacious and edgy, I found this perfect tote @JeanPool. Bonus: it includes an interior cross body pouch @ahdornments

Distressed is not underdressed in today’s #inmyjoes fashion world. Shred it and don’t regret it! Like all the rockers and celebs, put your distressed to the test. Soft, stonewashed and comfy – let @joesjeans work for you in this classic fit denim work shirt @JeanPool

Top of the handbag trends is the #guitarstrap. Make an old bag look new again! Look for structured handbags, decorated in rock star rage or eye-catching embroidery. Easy on, easy off and found affordably…if you know where to shop. Avoid paying the Fendi price, and stop by @VillageofCrossKeys to get yours in cognac, winter white, navy or black.

Don’t be a-frayed of those skinny ankle jeans. Your new go-to denim @7fam is perfect for showing off that haute new ankle boot, that’s also haute to trot this season. Pair your #denimnoir with a #LoveToken leopard print trim zip front bomber. Lined with faux fur, it’s purr-fect on the inside and tough on the out.

Stripes remain strong this season. They’re not just for sailors anymore and have become a fashion staple in my closet. French-made and fitted for fashion, the Breton style striped shirt replaces the basic white tee under any double breasted or single button blazer as the #newmodern approach to casual dress-down Fridays.

For those who crave #junkfood, go #guiltfree and proudly wear your favorite chocolate, frosted with jimmies or supersized fries. Tote your tofu and protein shakes around in this fun carryall and show the world your #self-discipline. #FunwithFashion @JeanPool

Elena Russo

If anyone around Baltimore knows fashion from the inside out, it’s Elena Russo. Elena wasn’t just a “working” model. She was a HARD working model; running from castings to shows to photo shoots to the gym. Elena worked countless runways and designer showrooms, and major magazine shoots, print and TV campaigns for the likes of Carolina Herrera, Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, Marie Claire, Head Sportswear and White House/Black Market. Her work took her to Milan, New York and many other East Coast markets before she settled down in Baltimore. Now she’s sharing more of what she’s learned about beauty and fashion with you. Elena’s ability to find the reality - rather than the fantasy - of fashion is evident in her shopping know-how. With a bi-weekly fashion column, she shares her local “Elena’s LookBook,” identifying trends you can find at local boutiques in and around Charm City to help you refresh and modernize your closet, and yourself!