Photo: Jamar Stephens

Photo: Jamar Stephens

Afiya Francisco is a Style Expert, television and fashion personality, speaker, and brand ambassador. The Style House is a multimedia platform designed to help women approach their personal style with confidence, simplicity & joy. 

Blood Relations

bram-janssens True Blood, Twilight & Dexter are certainly popular entertainment but the abundant paring of red and black on fall runways is evidence that the dark side has also had an influence on designers.


Pique Wool Dress $1290, Miu Miu;

Drawstring Gathered Satchel $250 approx, Rudsak;

Booties $145, David Dixon;

Chain Bracelets $20; look for similar styles at

Grosgrain Roll Necklace $150, Tory Burch;

Making Waves

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