Weekend Fashion News Alert: Rihanna Launches Fashion Label, Marc Jacobs Partners with Disney, Michael Kors Reveals Fall Ad Campaign Images, and Congress Introduces Bill to End Animal Cosmetic Testing

Rihanna may have briefly stepped away from the music industry to delve headfirst into a new career as a fashion designer. The pop sensation’s company, Roraj Trade, LLC, filed a trademark for the name, $CHOOL KILLS last month in New York. According to Grazia, $CHOOL KIlLS will be an accessories line that will later expand… [Continue Reading]

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Celebrity Fashion Sightings: Week of June 22, 2015

Another red carpet, another movie premiere, another launch event, does it ever end? Of course not, and you don’t want it to. In the US we cannot get enough of our favorite celebrities. And week after week they never disappoint with an array of fabulous fashion. Fashion Reverie is front and center bringing all the… [Continue Reading]

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Fashion News Alert: Carmen Marc Valvo Partners with Group JS International

For over 25 years Carmen Marc Valvo has been a regular presence during New York Fashion Week and has created sophisticated cocktails dresses and evening gowns worn by the world’s most glamorous and accomplished women. His celebrity client list has included Vanessa Williams, Beyonce, Kate Winslett, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Queen Latifah, Mary J. Blige, and Katie… [Continue Reading]

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Theia Resort 2016

For inspiration, Theia’s creative director Don O’Neill looked to the work of Bauhaus artist Anni Albers. Albers was known in the US for her designs in ink washes for textiles, and for being one of the first textile designers to have their work presented at the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art.  Her woven works include… [Continue Reading]

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Editors’ Pick: Sunglass Hut Electrifies Your Summer

  OK, Summer is officially here and its time to show off the rocking body that you’ve worked so hard on during the cold winter months and show off your great sense of style. Remember, this is the season of tastefully sheer fabrics and silhouettes. So, show off those hard-worn muscles and curves, but keep… [Continue Reading]

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Fashion News Alert: Nicole Richie’s Pop-Up Shop, J. Crew’s Instagram Rant Causes Dismissals, and Latin America’s Super Rich Attract Global Luxury Brands

There is another House of Harlow 1960 pop-up store in the works for reality television star, Nicole Ritchie. The jewelry spin-off line of House of Harlow will open a pop up at The Grove in Los Angeles on July 3. The Los Angeles location will carry the House of Harlow 1960’s jewelry, accessories, interior décor,… [Continue Reading]

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Fashion Flashback: Heatherette

In the wake of several well-known fashion brands closing shop in the past few months, Fashion Reverie takes a fashion  glimpse back at one of the rowdiest, irreverent brands to ever obtain a significant fashion audience. Founded in 1999 by Club Kid Richie Rich and Travis Rains, Heatherette started out as tee shirt and leather… [Continue Reading]

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Editor’s Pick: Father’s Day Unique Gifts 2015

It’s that time again!! Forget the pocket-handkerchiefs, socks, and endless ties that you keep giving that special male in your life. It is time to up the ante and come up with some new, interesting gifts for that guy on his special day. While your guy may not be a biological Dad, he still deserves… [Continue Reading]

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Father’s Day Find: The Collateral’s Chic and Sophisticated Cufflinks

  Another pair of socks, a tie, dress shirts, oops, did I forget the last minute gift card? I guess you know where I am going. Father’s Day is less than a week away, and though being creative about getting Dad something special—particularly if the man seemingly has everything—is not your strong point, you have… [Continue Reading]

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Ellery Resort 2016

For their Resort 2016 collection, the Australian design house Ellery looked to the quintessential late 60s rocker girlfriend archetype, Anita Pallenberg. Pallenberg was girlfriend both to Rolling Stones band members Brian Jones and Keith Richards. Pallenberg personified the rocker chick of the later 60s and early 1970s with her bell-bottomed jeans, loose blouson tops and… [Continue Reading]

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Missoni Resort 2016

Angela Missoni looked to the French/Russian painter Sonia Delaunay as a reference point for the brand’s Resort 2016 collection. The French-Russian’s work was recently displayed at the exhibition “ Missoni, Art, Color,” detailing the brand’s roots in color, patterns, and shapes. The marrying of Delaunay’s art—which has it roots in Cubism and its bright fluid… [Continue Reading]

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Lie Sang Bong Resort 2016

For a first resort collection, Lie Sang Bong’s first outing demonstrated that the Korean designer not only knows his customer base well but also has a keen eye on where resort collections are heading. No longer the sole province of the idle rich or the woman with deep pockets who has the leisure time and… [Continue Reading]

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The 2015 Tony Awards Celebrity Fashion Sightings

Another award ceremony, I bet you thought that was over months ago? Not!! There is always another award show that gives celebrities a chance to get all dolled up in the latest red-carpet fashion. That said; this time of the year most of the red carpet moments seem to happen on the East Coast. The… [Continue Reading]

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Men’s Style Alert: Converse’s Chuck Taylor All Star and Comme Des Garcons Link up Again

Fashion collaborations are very common in fashion. From Pharrell Williams’ collaboration with Opening Ceremony to Misha Nonoo and Aldo to Lily Pulitzer and Target to Alexander Wang and H&M, combining well-known designers with mega retail stores in some cases seems to produce big bucks for both parties involved. (Remember Missoni selling out overnight in H&M… [Continue Reading]

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Editor’s Pick: Henri Bendel’s “Suite 712” Eau de Parfum

“Do I smell freesia?” asked Miranda Priestly to Andie Sachs in the iconic fashion film “The Devil Wears Prada.” Well, if you purchase Henri Bendel’s new delicious fragrance, “Suite 712,” you will smell blue freesia, white sandalwood, Italian bergamot, sparkling mandarin blossom, iris, cashmere musk, and a host of other wonderfully syncretized ingredients. And though… [Continue Reading]

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Style Alert: Floral Prints Are Bursting Out All Over

“Florals for spring, groundbreaking,” remember that sarcastic remark from Miranda Priestly in “The Devil Wears Prada”? Well, floral prints for spring is not ground breaking, innovative or fashion forward, unless you are in step with the ingenious way designers are incorporating this tried-and-true spring aesthetic for spring 2015. From Michael Kors to Max Mara to… [Continue Reading]

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New York International Bridal Week Spring 2016 Hair Trend: Simple, Stunning and Undone

Gone are the days of perfectly structured up-dos and elegant twists.  This season the prettiest hair was simple and a lot more natural.  Lead stylist Joseph DiMaggio shares the top bridal trends from the runway, “We’re seeing a lot of braids and very tasteful accessories.  The hair is more up this season; just soft and… [Continue Reading]

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Bridal Beauty Alert: Spring 2016 Beauty Trends for Your Big Day

Parallel to the neutral color beauty trends seen doing New York Fashion Week, bridal trends are also going au natural.  These bridal beauty trends are incorporating glowing skin that seems as if it’s lit from within, paired with a soft flush on the cheeks results in a radiant bride.  Pops of color on the lips… [Continue Reading]

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Beauty Tip: Unwind for Spring 2015 with Hair Care Home Remedies and Online Bingo

The sun, wind, and stress can damage your hair, right? With temperatures warming, hats and scarves coming off and layers of clothing peeling, who would want to reveal damaged tresses? There is way to get vibrant, healthy hair without breaking the bank. In fact, you can get great looking hair that matches that springtime freshness… [Continue Reading]

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Fashion Reverie Interview: Brad Gooch

When I bought Brad Gooch’s book “Scary Kisses” over 20 years ago, I thought the only thing we shared or would ever share was our last name. Decades later I discovered that we had other things in common, some of  the same fashion acquaintances, similar fashion experiences, and maybe a personality flaw of being interested… [Continue Reading]

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Fashion Reverie Interview: Brad Gooch

When I bought Brad Gooch’s book “Scary Kisses” over 20 years ago, I thought the only thing we shared or would ever share was our last name. Decades later I discovered that we had other things in … [More]

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New York International Bridal Week Spring 2016 Sketch Preview

  Who doesn’t adore a spring bride? As the temperature warms up, thoughts of cherry blossoms, warm colors, frolicking in the park, and of course spring romance take flight. With … [More]

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New York International Bridal Week Spring 2016 Pre-Coverage

It is that time again!! It seems only yesterday that Fashion Reverie was posting reviews of the bridal collections for fall  2015. Now, after surviving another Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, fall 2015 … [More]

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Fashion Feature: Ines Di Santo Expands into RTW Evening Wear

With International Bridal Week spring 2016 collections less than two weeks away, the roster is filling up with bridal designers that will be showing in New York City for the first time and designers … [More]

Editors’ Pick

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Editors’ Pick: Sunglass Hut Electrifies Your Summer

  OK, Summer is officially here and its time to show off the rocking body that you’ve worked so hard on during the cold winter months and show off your great sense of style. Remember, … [Read More...]

Image courtesy of ntinis.com

Editor’s Pick: Father’s Day Unique Gifts 2015

It’s that time again!! Forget the pocket-handkerchiefs, socks, and endless ties that you keep giving that special male in your life. It is time to up the ante and come up with some new, interesting … [Read More...]

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Editor’s Pick: Henri Bendel’s “Suite 712” Eau de Parfum

“Do I smell freesia?” asked Miranda Priestly to Andie Sachs in the iconic fashion film “The Devil Wears Prada.” Well, if you purchase Henri Bendel’s new delicious fragrance, “Suite 712,” … [Read More...]

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New York International Bridal Week Spring 2016 Hair Trend: Simple, Stunning and Undone

Gone are the days of perfectly structured up-dos and elegant twists.  This season the prettiest hair was simple and a lot more natural.  Lead stylist Joseph DiMaggio shares the top bridal trends from the runway, "We're seeing a lot of braids and … [Read More...]

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Bridal Beauty Alert: Spring 2016 Beauty Trends for Your Big Day

Parallel to the neutral color beauty trends seen doing New York Fashion Week, bridal trends are also going au natural.  These bridal beauty trends are incorporating glowing skin that seems as if it's lit from within, paired with a soft flush on the … [Read More...]

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Beauty Tip: Unwind for Spring 2015 with Hair Care Home Remedies and Online Bingo

The sun, wind, and stress can damage your hair, right? With temperatures warming, hats and scarves coming off and layers of clothing peeling, who would want to reveal damaged tresses? There is way to get vibrant, healthy hair without breaking the … [Read More...]

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NYFW Beauty Fall 2015: The 20s Are Back

  While pretty and neutral are always nice and currently on trend, there's something, well, glamorous about a bright lip and bold lashes. These modern takes on '20s style are sure to inspire a vampy new look for fall; Fashion Reverie … [Read More...]

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Father’s Day Find: The Collateral’s Chic and Sophisticated Cufflinks

  Another pair of socks, a tie, dress shirts, oops, did I forget the last minute gift card? I guess you know where I am going. Father’s Day is less than a week away, and though being … [Read More...]

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Men’s Style Alert: Converse’s Chuck Taylor All Star and Comme Des Garcons Link up Again

Fashion collaborations are very common in fashion. From Pharrell Williams’ collaboration with Opening Ceremony to Misha Nonoo and Aldo to Lily Pulitzer and Target to Alexander Wang and H&M, … [Read More...]

Trend Report

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Fall 2015 Trend Report: Wide-Legged Pants

The 70s are back. Though the spring 2015 collections brought the decade of the “Me Generation” back with its emphasis on bohemian chic and wild prints, for fall 205 designers delved a bit deeper into the many style trends that populated the … [Read More...]

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Theia Resort 2016

For inspiration, Theia’s creative director Don O’Neill looked to the work of Bauhaus artist Anni Albers. Albers was known in the US for her … [More]

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Ellery Resort 2016

For their Resort 2016 collection, the Australian design house Ellery looked to the quintessential late 60s rocker girlfriend archetype, Anita … [More]

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Missoni Resort 2016

Angela Missoni looked to the French/Russian painter Sonia Delaunay as a reference point for the brand’s Resort 2016 collection. The … [More]

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Lie Sang Bong Resort 2016

For a first resort collection, Lie Sang Bong’s first outing demonstrated that the Korean designer not only knows his customer base well but also has … [More]

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Malan Breton Bridal Spring 2016

If there were a word to describe Malan Breton, that word would be persistent. Hmm, let’s try two words, persistent and courageous. Since his … [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 Sightings: Week of June 22, 2015

Another red carpet, another movie premiere, another launch event, does it ever end? Of course not, and you don’t want it to. In the US we cannot get enough of our favorite celebrities. And week after week they never disappoint with an array of … [Read More...]

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Celebrity Fashion Sightings: Week of June 14, 2015

Celebrity culture is here to stay. And though some fashion pundits contend that the celebrity proliferation in the fashion industry has outlived its purpose, the plethora of fall/winter 2015 campaigns garnished by celebrities from Cher, Pharrell … [Read More...]

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Celebrity Fashion Sightings: Week of June 8, 2015

Although there was lots of great fashion to go around at the 2015 Tony Awards, there are always more great celebrity fashion sightings to come. No one can quite measure up to Jennifer Lopez in Valentino Haute Couture or all the glamorous ladies of … [Read More...]

Lifestyle & Culture

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Ballet Hispanico: Latin Enough for All

How does a dance company maintain its signature aesthetic while moving into the 21st Century and expanding its audience demographic? That is a question that Ballet Hispanico may have grappled with in the past but has now solidly put to … [Read More...]

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Peter Fletcher’s “Simple Gifts”

  Every time classical guitarist Peter Fletcher appears at Carnegie Hall, he has a packed house. Whether audience members are hearing him for the first time or were so enraptured by his technical skill and poised delivery that they’ve … [Read More...]

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Break into Spring with Swish4 Energy

Morning has broken, like the first morning Blackbird has spoken, like the first bird                                           —Eleanor Farjeon   Just as morning breaks in this English ballad … [Read More...]

Fashion Flashback

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Fashion Flashback: Heatherette

In the wake of several well-known fashion brands closing shop in the past few months, Fashion Reverie takes a fashion  glimpse back at one of the rowdiest, irreverent brands to ever obtain a … [Read More...]

Sample Sales

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Wednesday Sample Sale: Week of June 22, 2015

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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