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Ariel Lauren

FPIR Presents

Bold Bean Fashion Week

Interviews by Ari Laren | Photos by Luis S. Rivera


Tomorrow is the big day! The preparations for the fashion show at MOCA OCT.7th at 7pm are coming along with help from tons of pros and great friends! The show will feature over twenty models!!!! It's going to be huge!! it's only fitting that we share christopher Paul's Bold Bean Fashion Week Q&A today...because Christopher has a huge heart!! Christopher Paul holds it down at Bold Bean with a constant smile and kind words. If you want a pick me up this bae will serve you up an espresso with a dash of sweetness! 


Chai HEART Bold Bean!!


Meet Christopher Paul!


Christopher has been a Barista at Bold Bean for two years; loves Guatemalan Asodiett and has strong feelings about VELVET SHORTS! He just might be the sweetest pea in the pod!



What is your favorite BB beverage for fall?

We have an amazing Single Origin Espresso on right now, the Guatemalan Asodiett, it’s got a great honey sweetness and a smooth body. Perfect for Fall or any season!


What are your origins as a Barista?

I’ve worked in coffee for years on more of [the] retail side. [I] transitioned to a barista role about two years ago,  I love it, it’s completely changed my relationship with coffee.


What is one thing you will never wear again?

Velvet shorts, I think that’s the sweatiest I’ve ever been… :X Ya’ll velvet freaks can keep those, so soft but so sweaty.


What’s one thing you will never stop wearing?

Denim on Denim. I’m a massive fan of the ever versatile Canadian Tux. Wedding? Casual Party? Baby Shower? None changing ceremony? The canadian tux is your best friend.


How does your life influence your style?

Working with coffee has made me more of a practical dresser, it has to be comfortable and able to resist those coffee stains but I also still want to present myself decently. Fashion is great because as quiet/ shy guy it can sometimes act as the voice I have a hard time finding.



FPIR Presents

Bold Bean Fashion Week

Interviews by Ari LarenPhotos by Luis S. Rivera

in celebration of

MOCA fashion show

October 7th at 7pm

during Art Walk!!!

LIVE music by local legends TOMBOi

WATCH as models traverse the dynamic runway provided by the landscape of the Museum.


Curated by Fitz Pullins with the MOCA board of Contemporaries

One to Watch: Melissa Frank and Style Trends for the Fall on First Coast Living

Fitz Pullins

Style trends for the fall are not always what it sounds like.  This year we are finding a lot of colors that one might expect in the spring or even summer in the palette for the suggested fall wardrobe.  I also killed two birds with one stone and added local hair stylist, make up artist and my best friend, Melissa Frank as this month's One to Watch.  

This week i joined First Coast Living to talk about these trends and show some ways you can use the new colors to spark up your wardrobe in the Fall 2014.


 To watch the segment, click on the photo above.  We had a lot of fun and hopefully inspired some wardrobes to take some chances.

I want to thank my model Melissa Frank who is my "One to Watch" for October.  We had a great time putting together the photoshoot of looks and carefully curated each outfit to show how to use some of the fun colors of the fall.

If you are out there wondering how to make this happen and getting overwhelmed looking at the looming closet before you, just give me a call or send me a message and I can help.  We can have fun with a couple hours assessing where you are and where you want to go.  Drink some wine and have a laugh and before you know it, you won't feel like falling on the floor in tears.   Also the holidays are coming up and Holiday party looks are fun and time well spent planning.


Here are the looks from my One to Watch for October, Melissa Frank.  She is a Jacksonville enthusiast and always on the cutting edge of what is hip and fun in the fashion world.  Not only does she light up the room, but she dominates with her killer sense of style and personality which engages everyone she meets.  She is professionally a hairstylist a Bella Salon in Mandarin and also is a dynamic makeup artist and a local entrepreneur, selling jewelry and inspiring others to be fashionable.

BE:  What are your favorite stores/brands?

MF:  Zara, Free People, J. Crew, BCBG....very eclectic mix.

BE:  Name one thing you can't live without.

MF:  LIPGLOSS!! My favorite is Bobby Brown.  Also my cell phone.

BE:  What is your trend of the moment?

MF:  I am really into denim shirtsand bell bottoms.  I have always worn both whether they are on trend or not, so I guess I am slightly obsessed.

BE: What is your go to color?

MF:  black.  always classic and always looks sharp.

BE:  Tell me one thing that most people don't know about you.

MF:  I play the flute, I was a sharp shooter in high school and I am an introvert (although to the BE it doesn't seem that way)


Dress:  Mary Katrantzou (Available at Saks off 5th in St. Augustine)

Shoes:  Dolce Vita (Available at Saks off 5th in St. Augustine)

Bracelet and earrings: Saks 5th Avenue (Available at Saks off 5th in St. Augustine)


Cardigan:  Ralph Lauren (Available at Saks off 5th in St. Augustine)

Skirt:  Ralph Lauren (Available at Saks off 5th in St. Augustine)

Shoes:  Dolce Vita (Available at Saks off 5th in St. Augustine)

Earrings:  Ellie Bing


Jacket:  Theory (Available at Saks off 5th in St. Augustine)

Necklace:  Saks 5th Avenue (Available at Saks off 5th in St. Augustine)

Earrings:  Ellie Bing Boutique