Autumnal allure

With the arrival of autumn, Northeast Ohioans turn to layered looks for warmth and cozy clothing for added comfort – all while staying fashionable for fall. Few places in the region are  as scenic this time of year as the Chagrin Valley, which is home to The Club at Hillbrook – where style and sophistication are always in season.

Fashion: Jessica Simon 

Hair and makeup: Ramona Dauksa Studio

Photography: Casey Rearick Photo

Dillon Taton

Dillon wears a wool and nylon sweater by Scotch and Soda and cotton chino pants by Meyer, both from J3 Clothing Company in Moreland Hills. Black shoes by Aldo are his own.

Age: 27

City: Shaker Heights

Work: Anti-money laundering analyst at AML RightSource in Highland Hills; guitar player in Lost in Tonight

Rachel Laughlin

Rachel wears “Slither” five-pocket skinny pants by Blue Revival, a wool fedora by Muche Et Muchette, balloon-sleeve pullover by Bachi and gold metal bat fringe necklace, all from Knuth’s in Pepper Pike. Black booties by Franco Sarto are her own.

Age: 27

City: Cleveland Heights

School: Recently graduated from Case Western Reserve University with a Master of Science in physician assistant studies

Ali Glick

Ali wears an “Angus” sweater by Line, moto leggings by Spanx, gold long necklace and ‘Romy’ medium backpack by Kate Spade, all from Laura of Pembroke in Orange. Black booties by Stuart Weitzman are her own.

Age: 26

City: Mayfield Heights

Work: Educator at lululemon athletica in Woodmere; personal trainer and yoga instructor at the Mandel JCC in Beachwood; co-founder of MP Climb in Beachwood

Jonah Yulish

Jonah wears a waterproof plaid rain coat with removable down lining by Herno, cashmere and wool sweater by Peter Millar Collection and silver-gray wool trousers by PT01, all from Kilgore Trout in Woodmere. Brown shoes by To Boot New York are his own.

Age: 24

City: Downtown Cleveland

Work: Commercial real estate broker with Matthews Real Estate Investment Services in Cleveland

Jonah wears an ivory wool mockneck sweater by Gran Sasso, reversible vest by Herno and garment-dyed cotton five pocket pants by PT05, all from Kilgore Trout. Gray shoes by 1901 are his own. Dillon wears a paisley shirt by Stenstroms, cashmere sweater by Autumn Cashmere, light blue stretch belt by Anderson’s and cotton stretch jeans by Paige, all from J3 Clothing Company. Brown shoes by Stefano Rossi are his own.

Rachel wears a white ribbed turtleneck by Michael Stars, Quinns Twin trousers by Blue Revival, faux-fur vest by BB Dakota and multi pocket crossbody purse, all from Knuth’s. Ali wears a denim jacket by Nicole Miller, silk stripe tank by Nicole Miller, leggings by Splendid and gold stone drop necklace, all from Laura of Pembroke.

Ali wears an “Amity” dress by Cupcakes and Cashmere, vegan leather jacket by Cupcakes and Cashmere and three-layer gold necklace, all from Laura of Pembroke. Black booties by Jessica Simpson are her own. Dillon wears a cotton and wool navy patterned sport coat by Latorre, patterned button down shirt by Emmanuel Berg and traveler pant by Meyer, all from J3 Clothing Company. Brown shoes by Stefano Rossi are his own.

Jonah wears a black merino wool turtleneck sweater by Gran Sasso, cashmere sport coat by Ermenegildo Zegna, pocket square by Etro and black washed jeans by SMN, all from Kilgore Trout. Rachel wears an asymmetrical faux-leather mini skirt by Blank NYC, “Surex” surplice top by Olivia Graye and round disc necklace, all from Knuth’s.

Rachel wears a London cheetah bias skirt by Rails, chevron eyelash cardigan by Woven Heart, logo short-sleeve crew by Stash Style and mixed-metal multi-chain necklace, all from Knuth’s. Black booties by Franco Sartoare her own. Dillon wears a nylon, wool, cashmere and down-lined blue puffy vest by Eleventy, cotton hoodie by Eleventy, cotton stretch white T-shirt by Patrick Assaraf and stretch cotton jeans by Paige, all from J3 Clothing Company. Off-white shoes by Express are his own.

Jonah wears a brushed stretch cotton sport coat by Altea, plaid flannel shirt by Etro and cotton trousers by Mason’s, all from Kilgore Trout. Ali wears a “Law of the Jungle” jacket by Bailey 44 and “Nico” jeans by Hudson, both from Laura of Pembroke.

The Club at Hillbrook

Nestled in the picturesque Chagrin Valley, The Club at Hillbrook is rich with history and tradition. The elegant 40-room Tudor mansion dates back to 1919, when it was home to the former chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. Inside, there are thousands of leaded glass panes in windows, expertly crafted paneling and woodwork, and stately mantels of carved wood and marble.

When Hillbrook was sold in 1952, the new owner converted the mansion into a club. Today, The Club at Hillbrook continues to serve as a private full-service club, offering fine dining, accommodations and recreational opportunities – and countless Northeast Ohio couples have exchanged their wedding vows on its majestic grounds, where a rustic gazebo (above) often serves as a backdrop for photos.

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