Fashion News Alert: Hedi Slimane Sues Kering, Dior to Appoint New Creative Director, and Kaia Gerber Stars in Miu Miu Campaign

According to Reuters, Maria Grazia Chiuri will replace Raf Simons as creative head of Dior after the famed fashion house has its couture show in early July.  Currently, Chiuri is one of the creative directors at Valentino. This appointment will mark the first time Dior has had a female creative head in its 70-year history.… [Continue Reading]

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Editors’ Pick: L’Eau d’Issey Pure

Issey Miyake once said, “the most beautiful and purest fragrance in the world: the scent of water on a woman’s skin.”  Well you cannot get more pure than water and get more fashion-forward than Issey Mikyake. Put those two together, and you have a combination that is always a guaranteed success. Miyake first fragrance in… [Continue Reading]

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Celebrity Fashion News Alert: Week of June 13, 2016

This week models ruled the red carpet. From Supermodel Chanel Iman at the Mumm Grand Cordon Champagne bottle unveiling in New York City to Gigi Hadid at the 2016 iHeartRADIO MuchMusic Awards, some the most significant Celebrity Fashion Sightings this was fabulous fashion models strutting their stuff. Still, there were a few surprise blasts from… [Continue Reading]

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ELLERY Resort 2017

Inspired by female characters in the 1970s cult film classic, ”The Holy Mountain,“ ELLERY’s Resort 2017 collection projected the brand into new, uncharted territory with an emphasis on psychedelic motifs and alchemy. Though the brand has always been known for its penchant for outré and the avant-garde seen through a prism of modernity and eclecticism,… [Continue Reading]

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Fashion Reverie’s Last-Minute Father’s Day Gift Guide

Are you scratching your head because the man or men in your life have everything? With Father’s Day just around the corner, the ‘man who has everything’ conundrum is a common challenge for most consumers. Put your fretting aside, Fashion Reverie has come with some unique last-minute gifts for the man who has everything. And… [Continue Reading]

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Polka-Dotted Summer Beauty with Dior

Summer is a great time to bring out the color and amp up the fun!  Azure blues, corals, and aqua greens take center stage in Dior‘s newest Milky Dot collection!  Littered with playful polka dots which accent the bright color palette, mixed with “milky” nudes, this set takes center stage.  The contrast of basic shades… [Continue Reading]

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Editors’ Pick: Camilla Elphick’s Princess Corgi Pez Shoe

What is the most important item in your wardrobe? Is it that distinctive black dress that eludes sophistication and elegance; that great summer jumpsuit that demonstrates your youthful charm and exuberance and is so comfortable and versatile that you can easily dress it up or down, or that hip bag that goes with almost anything.… [Continue Reading]

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Editors’ Pick: Fashionable Options for Friends of the Bride

OK, it’s a given, June is the penultimate month for weddings. And even though the bride has lots of clothing options for that very special day, if you are attending the nuptials—and for the month of June, you may be attending several—finding the right look for each wedding can be bit of a conundrum. It… [Continue Reading]

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Ports 1961 Pre-Spring 2017

The fashion industry is always ten steps ahead of what is available to shoppers in major retail stores. Though NYFW: The Shows spring 2017 is three months away, many major brands have already created their pre-spring 2017 collections. With all the pressure from within the industry and the ever-changing fashion palettes of consumers it is… [Continue Reading]

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Fashion Reverie Exclusive: “Devious Maids’” Sol Rodriguez Transitions to American Television and the Big Screen

Latina women are becoming a regular presence on television and the big screen. From the groundbreaking performances of Sonia Braga in the late 80s to Academy Award–winning and nominated performances of Penelope Cruz and Salma Hayek, Latina women are making an indelible imprint in Hollywood. Nowadays, Latina women don’t have to just play the stereotypical… [Continue Reading]

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Fendi Resort 2017

Inspired by American quilting, designers Karl Lagerfeld and Silvia Venturini Fendi for Fendi’s Resort 2017 collection employed checkered patterns, exotic floral prints, antique Japanese wallpaper, and kaleidoscopic patchwork style placements, as well as bold colors in green, yellow, red, and blues. This incredible crazy quilt of bold colors and patterns in funneled through the lens… [Continue Reading]

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Bottega Veneta Resort 2017

Primarily known as an Italian leather goods line for four decades, the brand’s 2017 resort collection continues to confirm that the brand has gone beyond accessories. In 2005 and 2006, respectively, Bottega Veneta presented its first womens and men’s ready-to-wear runway collections. And in the last ten years, Bottega Veneta has established itself as one… [Continue Reading]

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Bridging the Worlds of Beauty and Gaming: New Makeup Looks by Makeup Bingo

You can watch all the latest YouTube beauty tutorials and scour through Pinterest for makeup inspiration, but there are some days when you can’t quite get your eyeliner right, or can’t decide which shade of lipstick will complete your look. Although makeup generally takes a long time to put on, indecisiveness is probably why women… [Continue Reading]

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Editors’ Pick: Celebrate Summer with Polish Me Silly

  Warm weather is finally here. Gone are the heavy coats, scarves and gloves; and if you are on the East Coast you are starting to see tank and crop tops, shorty shorts, sandals and more skin exposure overall. With the arrival of warmer temperatures comes shinier and more colorful nail art. While some nail… [Continue Reading]

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Fashion Reverie Exclusive: “In the Name of Gucci,” the Man Behind the Brand

What determines a legacy? And more in question, how is a fashion legacy created? From fashion giants Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Dior, Hubert de Givenchy to Coco Chanel, Cristobal Balenciaga, and recently Oscar de la Renta—just to name a few—have left behind a deep well of creative fashion genius and inspiration. In recent years most… [Continue Reading]

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Fashion Reverie Exclusive: JAKE, Finding that Fashion Balance

  What’s in a name? Apparently, if you are launching a fashion brand, the right name can mean everything. From household name recognition to brand awareness, finding the right name for your fashion line can have the effect or consistently registering in the mind of consumers or doing your fashion brand to obscurity. Surprisingly, the… [Continue Reading]

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Fashion Reverie Exclusive: Prince and Ponzo

Most people in the fashion community know Rosemary Ponzo from her red carpet and New York Fashion Week appearances—regularly photographed by Patrick McMullen and Bill Cunningham— and for the many interesting and sometimes outrageous hats that don her Liza Minelli–like coif. She is a New York City Easter Parade constant presence with a new an… [Continue Reading]

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Peter Langner Bridal Spring 2017

For his spring bridal 2017 collection, Peter Langner showed both bridal and garments from his fall 2016 eveningwear collection. While is spring 2017 bridal collection was elegant, pristine with a slight nod toward youthful whimsy, Langner’s fall 2016 eveningwear collection was elegant and sophisticated though lacking in youthful vim and vigor. Our new bridal collection… [Continue Reading]

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Vera Wang Bridal Spring 2017

Realizing that New York International Bridal Week is more than a plethora of white gowns, Vera Wang went for the something different and unique. For spring 2017, Vera Wang debuted her bridal collection “Chasing Alix” with a short film. That’s right, a film not a runway presentation. “I always envision my wedding collections within a… [Continue Reading]

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Ines Di Santo Bridal Spring 2017

 While floral blossoms or spring gardens may not be such an original idea for spring bridal collections, Ines Di Santo found a way in her spring 2017 collection to keep this tried-and-true bridal motif fresh and current. And what was great starting point for the collection was Di Santo’s floral decoration on the proscenium arch… [Continue Reading]

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Rivini by Rita Visnieris Bridal Spring 2017

With Rivini by Rita Visnieris you always get fashion-forward sensibility displayed through an arch of beauty and innovation. And her spring 2017 bridal was no exception. For spring 2017, Vinieris looked to the sensuality and romance of the California dreamer. “Romance meets sexy meets California dreamer. The soul of each dress is explored through the… [Continue Reading]

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Mira Zwillinger Bridal Spring 2017

For spring 2017 Mira Zwillinger looked to nature’s annual rebirth for inspiration. The reawakening of spring was a design motif seen in several bridal collections for spring 2017. However, of all the collections that looked to this reference for their spring 2017 collections—Ines di Santo, Anne Barge, and Vera Wang—perhaps Mira Zwillinger’s spring 2017 bridal… [Continue Reading]

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Jenny Packham Bridal Spring 2017

 Is red carpet or is it bridal?  With Jenny Packham it is always beautiful, still, was her spring 2017 a true bridal collection or something else? Well, one thing for sure Packham’s spring 2017 collection was a little bit country. That said; this season Jenny Packham proved that bridal can be a lot of things;… [Continue Reading]

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Galia Lahav Bridal Spring 2017

For those bridal devotees not familiar with Galia Lahav, Galia Lahav is a haute couture designer that presents her couture collections in Paris every season. Her bridal collections often reflect her current haute couture collection. Lahav’s bridal collection are made of the finest fabrications and like her haute couture collections reflect the brand’s DNA of… [Continue Reading]

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Anne Barge Bridal Spring 2017

If you are looking for beautiful, traditional bridal designs, Anne Barge immediately comes to mind. However, if you have been following the brand for the past few seasons, Anne Barge has expanded her brand beyond traditional bridal fare. True, you will find the traditional bridal silhouettes—fit-to-flare, mermaid, princess ball gown, and even high-low gowns—still Barge… [Continue Reading]

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Theia Bridal Spring 2017

Theia’s creative director Don O’Neill demonstrates every season that bridal can be so much more than a white dress. And this season O’Neill expanded his bridal design aesthetic to include otherworldly, futuristic bridal designs that pushes the bridal genre into the next century. Inspired by David Bowie’s “The Man Who Fell to Earth” and a… [Continue Reading]

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Georgine Fall 2016

 For fall 2016 Georgine design aesthetic expanded the plethora of storybook pretty to storybook vamp. Though some fashion pundits may contend that the fall 2016 collection lacked cohesion without a true center, Georgine is catering to that consumer that dresses in a wide variety of styles and trends and is always including some garments in… [Continue Reading]

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Vivienne Tam Fall 2016

Vivienne Tam is in love with Chinese culture. And that is a good thing!! In past outings, Tam has been inspired by chinoiserie, the Forbidden City, Chinese iconography as seen in Shanghai, the Paris of the East, and other Far East references which when funneled through hers lens of modernity and innovation creates a distillation… [Continue Reading]

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Alice+Olivia Fall 2016

In one word, Alice+Olivia’s fall 2016 presentation can be described as a cornucopia of color and texture., that consists of every color palette under the sun with a 70′s psychedelic twist.  Or, you might say Alice in Wonderland’s falling down the rabbit hole funneled through the lens of a vintage 1970’s aesthetic. The extremes of… [Continue Reading]

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Reem Acra Fall 2016

 What can be said about Reem Acra? Season after season Reem Acra brings sophistication, glamour, and a unique way of looking at red carpet high fashion. For fall 2016 Reem Acra was inspired by the world of the femme fatale. One can imagine Salome, Empress Theodora, Mata Hari, and Silent Screen actress Theda Bara, in… [Continue Reading]

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Katya Leonovich Fall 2016

 Does the fashion as art aesthetic have real retail value? This argument has been bandied back in forth in fashion circles for decades. And while some designers have opted for the fashion as commerce approach to design that can render huge financial rewards, there are those designers that follow their own drummer and create collections… [Continue Reading]

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Thomas Wylde Fall 2016

Inspired by the upcoming Disney remake “Alice Through the Looking Glass” and California’s beachside culture of skaters, musicians, artists, and surfer types, Thomas Wylde creative director Jene Park created a fall 2016 collection that heavily referenced Los Angeles’ nightlife, and more specifically its rock n’ roll club scene. Sexy, bold, somewhat irreverent, and surprisingly accessible… [Continue Reading]

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Monique Lhuillier Fall 2016

Monique Lhuillier is full of surprises. Just when you think you have a handle on her design aesthetic, Monique Lhuillier injects a unique perspective that takes you on a completely different, but relevant journey. From collections that were dissertations on florals to collections that were inspired by the Garden of Eden, 80s athletic wear, to… [Continue Reading]

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Desigual Fall 2016

For several seasons, Desigual has been a foil and competition to similar global brand, Custo Barcelona. Where for the past few years, Desigual has stolen much of Custo Barcelona’s thunder and consumer base, it was still seen in fashion circles as a less expensive alternative to Custo Barcelona without the fashion-as-art–design aesthetic. That may have… [Continue Reading]

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Custo Barcelona Fall 2016

For fall 2016, Dalmau Custo looked to the 1970s in this 20th anniversary of the Custo Barcelona brand.  Contrary to what Dalmau Custo brings each season; this was a more minimalist, pared down collection. And in some respect that was a good thing. As a brand Custo Barcelona’s menswear garments have always had more wearability;… [Continue Reading]

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Features

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Fashion Reverie Exclusive: “In the Name of Gucci,” the Man Behind the Brand

What determines a legacy? And more in question, how is a fashion legacy created? From fashion giants Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Dior, Hubert de Givenchy to Coco Chanel, Cristobal Balenciaga, and … [More]

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Fashion Reverie’s Supermodel/Mom List

What better way to celebrate Mother’s Day then to give kudos to Supermodels who have managed to continue to stay at the top of the fashion/entertainment game while raising a family. Now, most moms … [More]

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Fashion Reverie Exclusive: JAKE, Finding that Fashion Balance

  What’s in a name? Apparently, if you are launching a fashion brand, the right name can mean everything. From household name recognition to brand awareness, finding the right name for … [More]

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Fashion Reverie Exclusive: Prince and Ponzo

Most people in the fashion community know Rosemary Ponzo from her red carpet and New York Fashion Week appearances—regularly photographed by Patrick McMullen and Bill Cunningham— and for the many … [More]

Editors’ Pick

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Editors’ Pick: L’Eau d’Issey Pure

Issey Miyake once said, “the most beautiful and purest fragrance in the world: the scent of water on a woman’s skin.”  Well you cannot get more pure than water and get more fashion-forward than … [Read More...]

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Editors’ Pick: Camilla Elphick’s Princess Corgi Pez Shoe

What is the most important item in your wardrobe? Is it that distinctive black dress that eludes sophistication and elegance; that great summer jumpsuit that demonstrates your youthful charm and … [Read More...]

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Editors’ Pick: Fashionable Options for Friends of the Bride

OK, it’s a given, June is the penultimate month for weddings. And even though the bride has lots of clothing options for that very special day, if you are attending the nuptials—and for the month … [Read More...]

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Polka-Dotted Summer Beauty with Dior

Summer is a great time to bring out the color and amp up the fun!  Azure blues, corals, and aqua greens take center stage in Dior's newest Milky Dot collection!  Littered with playful polka dots which accent the bright color palette, mixed with … [Read More...]

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French Beauty Tips from Cannes 2016 Red Carpet

For a week and a half the small seaside town of Cannes is overrun with celebrities, paparazzi and gigantic yachts! The Cannes Film Festival has developed into not just a huge event for movie lovers, but also one of the biggest fashion events of the … [Read More...]

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Editors’ Pick: Celebrate Summer with Polish Me Silly

  Warm weather is finally here. Gone are the heavy coats, scarves and gloves; and if you are on the East Coast you are starting to see tank and crop tops, shorty shorts, sandals and more skin exposure overall. With the arrival of … [Read More...]

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Fashion Reverie’s Last-Minute Father’s Day Gift Guide

Are you scratching your head because the man or men in your life have everything? With Father’s Day just around the corner, the ‘man who has everything’ conundrum is a common challenge for most … [Read More...]

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Menswear Spring 2017 Style Prediction: Prince for Spring 2017

  As we look back at the fashion and music of Prince Rogers Nelson, like David Bowie who transitioned in late 2015, many fashion designers will draw inspiration or reference Prince in their spring … [Read More...]

Trend Report

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2016 Red Carpet Trend: The Elegant Reincarnation of the Ear Cuff

What do Lucille Ball, Prince, and Emma Watson of Harry Potter fame have in common? They all were trendsetters for the humble ear cuff, which has now become serious ‘ear candy’ on fashion runways and red carpets. As star of the popular sitcom … [Read More...]

Front Row

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ELLERY Resort 2017

Inspired by female characters in the 1970s cult film classic, ”The Holy Mountain,“ ELLERY’s Resort 2017 collection projected the brand into new, … [More]

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Ports 1961 Pre-Spring 2017

The fashion industry is always ten steps ahead of what is available to shoppers in major retail stores. Though NYFW: The Shows spring 2017 is three … [More]

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Fendi Resort 2017

Inspired by American quilting, designers Karl Lagerfeld and Silvia Venturini Fendi for Fendi’s Resort 2017 collection employed checkered patterns, … [More]

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Bottega Veneta Resort 2017

Primarily known as an Italian leather goods line for four decades, the brand’s 2017 resort collection continues to confirm that the brand has gone … [More]

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Peter Langner Bridal Spring 2017

For his spring bridal 2017 collection, Peter Langner showed both bridal and garments from his fall 2016 eveningwear collection. While is spring 2017 … [More]

Editorials

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The Bold Season

Fall 2014 is all about making bold statements. Leave the reticence and vacillating behind. Be bold in choice of color, bold in your attitude, and bold in your decision making. Luxuriate in color … [More]

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Scenes D’Atelier

With Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week less than a week away, there are those seasoned industry professionals that yearn for the golden days of fashion when collections were seen by a few select editors, … [More]

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Siren of the Sea

Who says going natural is the end all, be all look for summer beauty? Deep blues, vivid greens, and scintillating gold makes a bold statement this season. And combining those bold colors with a … [More]

Celebrity Style

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Celebrity Fashion News Alert: Week of June 13, 2016

This week models ruled the red carpet. From Supermodel Chanel Iman at the Mumm Grand Cordon Champagne bottle unveiling in New York City to Gigi Hadid at the 2016 iHeartRADIO MuchMusic Awards, some the most significant Celebrity Fashion Sightings this … [Read More...]

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Celebrity Fashion Sightings: Week of June 6, 2016

Our readers love Fashion Reverie’s Celebrity Sightings. That is probably because we bring them a wide range of celebrities from the worlds of fashion, film, pop music, and even politics, as well as celebs from both sides of the Atlantic. That … [Read More...]

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Celebrity Fashion Sightings: Week of May 30, 2016

This week’s Celebrity Fashion Sightings takes readers from the 2016 Miss USA Pageant, Supermodel Ashley Graham New York City Press tour, to Big Sean on the “Late, Late, Late Show” to Gwen Stefani performing recently in New York City. And the … [Read More...]

Lifestyle & Culture

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Fashion Reverie Exclusive: “Devious Maids’” Sol Rodriguez Transitions to American Television and the Big Screen

Latina women are becoming a regular presence on television and the big screen. From the groundbreaking performances of Sonia Braga in the late 80s to Academy Award–winning and nominated performances of Penelope Cruz and Salma Hayek, Latina women … [Read More...]

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Bridging the Worlds of Beauty and Gaming: New Makeup Looks by Makeup Bingo

You can watch all the latest YouTube beauty tutorials and scour through Pinterest for makeup inspiration, but there are some days when you can't quite get your eyeliner right, or can't decide which shade of lipstick will complete your look. Although … [Read More...]

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A Glass Slipper-less “Cinderella”

“Cinderella” without glass slippers and a story line where Cinderella is not the main protagonist; that is the “Cinderella” that Les Ballets de Monte Carlo brought to the New York’s City Center.  Unusual, but it worked, well mostly. Les … [Read More...]

Fashion Flashback

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Fashion Flashback Tribute: Prince

As the world mourns the untimely death of one of the greatest musicians and fashion icons of the 20th and 21st centuries, Fashion Reverie takes a retrospective look at the fashion stylings of the … [Read More...]

Sample Sales

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Wednesday Sample Sales: Week of June 21, 2016

Fashion Reverie seeks to keep its loyal readers informed of great samples sales. Just remember, product disappears quickly, so it is important to get there early. Also, some sample sales won’t let … [More]

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