Weekend Fashion News Alert: Designer-less Melania, Public School Duo Exits DKNY, and More NYFW Defections

With all the money the Trumps have stashed away you wouldn’t think Melania Trump would need high-end designers to dress her. And perhaps she doesn’t!! At any rate several top designers have expressed no interest in dressing the soon-to-be FLOTUS. First, Sophie Theallet informed the press that not only would she not be dressing Melania, but urged other… [Continue Reading]

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Celebrity Fashion Sightings: Week of November 28, 2016

Though last week was slim when it came to celebrity style, this week there was lots of great fashion from your favorite celebs. This week’s red carpet is all about Oscar winners, four to be exact. From Revlon’s “Love Is On Party” to the 2016 Pirelli red carpet to the LA “Sing” premiere, Fashion Reverie… [Continue Reading]

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Editors’ Pick: Bella Dahl’s 2016 Holiday Denim Bonanza

Is it possible to have great comfort and a sense of fashion-forward style? Bella Dahl proves that it is possible. Since 2010, Bella Dahl has become known for creating ultra-soft women’s essentials that pull influences from the laid-back, Southern California lifestyle. With garments made entirely in California, in the few years since its debut, Bella… [Continue Reading]

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Editors’ Pick: Lacoste 2016 Holiday Collaboration with Jean-Paul Goude

2016 is the year of winning fashion collaborations. First, there is the match made in heaven, Tommy Hilfiger and Gigi Hadid. (If you haven’t seen the ads everywhere, you must be living under a rock.) A close second is Kenzo x H&M—already sold out!! Are there are other collaborations in 2016 too many to name.… [Continue Reading]

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UN:DO Uses Fashion as Art for Debut Collection

Does art reflect life? Indeed, it does. However, the bigger question to ponder is if fashion reflects life. At times it does, and at other times fashion can be the whimsical expression of a designer or a response to what retail stores believe consumers want to buy. Still, when fashion and art meet at the… [Continue Reading]

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Fashion Reverie Feature: Andy Warhol’s Letters and Cadillac

America has perhaps lived through one of the biggest rejections in its current political history. Strangely enough this rejection was not based on the majority of the US electorate, but the result of a critical mass that rejected governmental power, as we know it, and opted for the unknown. Paradoxically, rejection often comes from a… [Continue Reading]

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Campaign Spotlight: La Perla’s Spring 2017 Campaign

 Liberation is a reoccurring theme for the La Perla spring 2017 campaign. Iconic photographer Steven Klein used shattered glass, an antiquated corset, and fire to conjure up images that reflect freedom. Think about it, breaking through the glass ceiling, restraint that can be loosened, and burning away the refuse. All these motifs can reference freedom… [Continue Reading]

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Fashion Flashback: James Galanos

Fashion Reverie looks back at the career of Jams Galanos. James Galanos transitioned on October 30, 2016, after decades of dressing the American elite, most noticeably former First Lady Nancy Reagan. Rosina Rucci, sister of longtime friend and fellow designer Ralph Rucci, confirmed Galanos’s death. “Ronnie liked Jimmy’s clothes very much,” Mrs. Reagan said in… [Continue Reading]

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Editors’ Pick: Paola Hernandez’s Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 Collections

There is no debate that launching and establishing a fashion brand is an arduous task, particularly in a market that is oversaturated and brimming over with fashion brands from not only designers, but film and pop celebrities and sports figures. Still, every season design schools churn out a significant number of designers who expect to… [Continue Reading]

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Editors’ Pick: Beth Ditto #2, the Second Collection

Big girls rule!! Especially, if you are Beth Ditto. If you are not aware of Beth Ditto, then you must have been hiding under a rock!! As the lead singer for the indie rock band Gossip since its inception in 1999, Ditto has described herself as “a fat, feminist lesbian from Arkansas,” and has rallied… [Continue Reading]

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Fashion Reverie Interview Exclusive: Miles Ladin’s “Supermodels at the End of Time”

Is a picture worth a thousand words? That picture is if Miles Ladin photographed the subject. And the image might just get a few chuckles out of you. Miles Ladin’s photography is never just about the beauty of the subject, his images evoke mood, stimulate conversation, and even shock. With Ladin’s new book “Supermodels at… [Continue Reading]

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Anne Barge Bridal Fall 2017

With Anne Barge there is always a story. And very good stories they are. From ballet heroines to nature’s ethereal tradition to the current inspiration of the Ziegfeld Follies, Barge consistently has a story tell. And fall bridal season provides the perfect opportunity to tell a story. For fall 2017 Barge looked to the Ziegfeld… [Continue Reading]

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Inbal Dror Fall 2017

Inbal Dror chose Carnegie Hall as their location of choice for the brand’s fall 2017 bridal show. An ideal location it is for a bridal brand that has established a reputation for high-end couture-like bridal gowns. For fall 2017 Inbal Dror drew heavily from the continuing ruffle trend, high-low gowns, and trans-seasonal design aesthetics that… [Continue Reading]

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RIVINI Bridal Fall 2017

 RIVINI has long bee a bridal collection that prided itself on bridal gowns that emphasized fluid silhouettes with a meticulous attention to detail. Creative director Rita Visnieris, while continuing that brand’s signature DNA for fall 2017, expands RIVINI by injecting a light-handed sense of charm and an overall youthful quality. “Renaissance idealism and fluidity meets… [Continue Reading]

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Isabelle Armstrong Bridal Fall 2017

Under new creative director Remy Quinones, Isabelle Armstrong has evolved as a brand that embraces a modern sensibility seen through intimate details and a timeless sophistication. Through the years, Isabelle Armstrong had set a standard for its classic bridal silhouettes and with Remy Quinones that will continue but with a more modern parlance that can… [Continue Reading]

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Ines di Santo Bridal Fall 2017

Are you familiar with the bridal wedding cake with fairytale bride on top? Of course, you are. Though that particular bridal accessory may seem a little ole skool and a thing of the past, many modern brides still yearn for that type of bride’s cake. And so does Ines di Santo. For her bridal 2017… [Continue Reading]

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Alfred Angelo Bridal Fall 2017

Who doesn’t love a fairy tale wedding? Most brides have still have a romantic vision of that very special day. And season after season Alfred Angelo gives brides their fairy tale wedding. After 80 years in the bridal industry, Alfred Angelo has continued to remain relevant by tapping into the wonder and whimsy of fairy… [Continue Reading]

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YolanCris Bridal Fall 2017

  Like the many women and muses that inspired El Greco, Van Dyck, and Rubens, YolanCris’ Bridal Studio Collection 2017 pays homage to the many aspects of feminine charm, beauty and sophistication. The YolanCris woman like the muses of El Greco, Rubens, and Van Dyck are fearless, romantic, heroic, strong, yet poignantly innocent, and all… [Continue Reading]

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THEIA Bridal Fall 2017

When is a bridal dress more than a bridal dress? For its fall 2017 collection, THEIA demonstrates that for many modern brides, their bridal ensemble can go beyond the nuptial ceremony. In past seasons, THEIA has been celebrated as a brand that envisions wedding garments seen through lens of modernity and the way women currently… [Continue Reading]

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Spring 2017 Trend Report: Rock it or Leave it on the Runway

As Paris Fashion Week comes to a close, fashion journalists, editors and fashion industry professionals look back all the trends coming off the runway. Each fashion week brings with it a new set of trends, some work only for the size 2, 6ft-tall supermodel types, others trends can be incorporated into the average consumers wardrobe.  Fashion… [Continue Reading]

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Jasmine Chong Spring 2017

Jasmine Chong’s spring 2017 presentation consisted of luxurious fabrics and exquisite draping, which appear to be her brand’s signature DNA. Though Chong’s choice of draping, luxury fabrics which were used mostly in separates that could be easily mixed and matched did producing some interesting options, the collection was mostly hit or miss with some of… [Continue Reading]

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Delpozo Spring 2017

Delpozo under the tutelage of Spanish designer Josep Font is fabled for its fairy tale fantasy presentations. The clothes are otherworldly, the set is oftec awash with natural light, the models amble—rather than strut—down the runway as though gliding through some syrupy reverie which is equal measures Roald Dahl, Zaha Hadid and fellow Spaniard Christobal Balenciaga.… [Continue Reading]

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Bibhu Mohapatra Spring 2017

One of the most important things a fashion designer should have is an imagination. And imagination produces ideas. Remember, denim was an everyday wardrobe staple for laborers before Levi Strauss got the idea to start selling denim jeans in his stores, the miniskirt was an idea that popped up in the collections of Andres Courreges… [Continue Reading]

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Georgine Spring 2017

Since its debut collection, Georgine has established itself as a brand for that downtime girl who not only is not afraid to take risks when it comes to fashion, but embraces the outré, in-your face garment. For spring 2017, Georgine did not fail to disappoint in that respect. Still, the collection was so much more… [Continue Reading]

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Erin Fetherston Spring 2017

One thing that can be said for Erin Fetherston’s spring 2017 collection is that the collection is very retail friendly. Then again, Fetherston’s has never strayed too far away from what her consumer wants in their wardrobe. In this 10th anniversary season of Fetherston showing during New York Fashion Week, the brand looks back and… [Continue Reading]

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Libertine Spring 2017

 Punk fashion is back!! After a three-year absence from fashion, Libertine has brought punk style back, but it returns the Libertine way!! Fashion designers/brands from Vivienne Westwood to Custo Barcelona to Hedi Slimane when he helmed Saint Laurent have found innovative ways to translate the anarchistic elements of the punk rock movement into a chic,… [Continue Reading]

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Vivienne Tam Spring 2017

Fashion designers/brands are often inspired by great cities. From Paris, Rome, London, and New York to Bangkok, Bali, and Morocco choosing an exotic location or a city with great cultural influence is par for the course for many designers/brands. Yet, within that pantheon of great international cities that have served as a point of reference… [Continue Reading]

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Miguel Vieira Spring 2017

 Portuguese designer Miguel Vieira’s inspiration for his spring 2017 collection—his debut collection presented in the city—was “Out of Africa.” Vieira’s spring clothes are fresh, even if the influence of the African continent on the collection seems rather reductionist in that Africa is, yet again, synonymous with “tribal” prints and safaris. The tiresomeness of this colonial… [Continue Reading]

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Dennis Basso Spring 2017

You know that there is a certain kind of brilliance associated with a brand when that brand’s design aesthetic can be re-invented and loyal customers keep coming back. So is the case with Dennis Basso. Dennis Basso initially made a name for himself in the industry as a furrier. And his fashion shows centered mostly… [Continue Reading]

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John Paul Ataker Spring 2017

If there is any doubt that Turkish designer John Paul Ataker has a penchant for the operatic, that the last of his models walked to the sound of Ennio Morricone’s Gabriel’s Oboe and the finale proceeded to the same maestro’s The Mission, should erase all uncertainty. The collection—the self-described goal of which was to take… [Continue Reading]

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Alice + Olivia Spring 2017

 For spring 2017 Alice + Olivia’s creative director Stacy Bendet was inspired by the Italy’s Gardens of Bomarzo and tarot cards. Hmm, an odd combination, you might think. However, if you are familiar with Alice + Olivia, Bendet has put together strange bedfellows before, creating collections that are surprisingly cohesive with lots of retail value.… [Continue Reading]

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Yandy.com Spring 2017

 For years the clothes displayed during New York Fashion Week: The Shows (NYFWS) weren’t available for purchase until months later. Designers are starting to change that to take advantage of the publicity from fashion week, livestreaming and to thwart knock off retailers like H & M. (The “See Now, Buy Now” business model.) New York is… [Continue Reading]

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Layana Aguilar Spring 2017

 Layana Aguilar has busy since her two appearances on “Project Runway.” Since her debut on season 11 of “Project Runway” in 2014, Aguilar has also appeared on “Project Runway All-Stars,” designed several collections and created gowns for Disney’s ‘Elena of Aguilar.’ And she is far from being done!! For spring 2017, Aguilar looked to the… [Continue Reading]

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Francesca Liberatore Spring 2017

“Francesca Liberatore’s last name means liberator.” And, it is freedom that Liberatore said she sought to capture with her spring 2017 collection inspired by “balloons in the sky.” There was certainly an ease and flow to the collection that opened with a sleeveless black and gold pinstriped dress with a high slit that billowed with… [Continue Reading]

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Custo Barcelona Spring 2017

For Dalmau Custo more is more; particularly with the Custo Barcelona’s spring 2017. But than again, more is always more with this brand. Industry professionals have come to expect “the more is more” fashion dictum from Custo Barcelona. Season after season, Custo Barcelona has excited customers and industry professionals with collections that demonstrated design acuity,… [Continue Reading]

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Berenik Spring 2017

The athleisure wear trend has been around for several seasons, and though many brands have attempted to inject this dressed-down trend into their collections, Berenik has perhaps adapted athleisure wear to their design aesthetic better than any brand up to this point. Always known as a brand that pushed the proverbial fashion envelope, this season… [Continue Reading]

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Blake Hyland Spring 2017

 Blake Hyland has a reputation for outrageous clothes, and conceptual and deconstructed pieces made from recycled materials. For his spring 2017 collection Hyland focused on more practical wearable clothes while still maintaining his unique aesthetic. The results were stunning. Though this is Hyland’s first time showing during New York Fashion Week, Hyland’s spring 2017 collection… [Continue Reading]

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Monique Lhuillier Spring 2017

Fairy tale fantasies seem to be a common theme for spring collections. From fairy tale gardens to fairy tale–inspired garments, the whimsy and otherworldly quality of sprites, sylphs, wood nymphs and elfin beings have served as a source of inspiration for the fashion world for a long time. And with spring/summer fabrications that are sheer… [Continue Reading]

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Rinat Brodach Spring 2017

 For spring 2017 Rinat Brodach looked to unite the sexes. Her “About Last Night” spring 2017 collection was inspired by the act of sharing. After a night of intimacy a woman takes her lovers clothes and drapes the oversized garments in way that she can wear out in the street. This weaving of masculine silhouettes… [Continue Reading]

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Desigual Spring 2017

Desigual dedicated its spring 2017 collection to the global traveler that has influenced the world with her inimitable style. This style was influenced by this global traveler’s many cultural adventures reflected in an eclectic fashion that embraces a variety of ethnic influences. With Desigual it is always about the styling. Though the brand is sometimes… [Continue Reading]

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Features

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Fashion Reverie’s 2016 Black Friday/Cyber Monday Selects

OK, the Black Friday/Cyber Monday commercials have flooded the Internet and television ad nauseam. Every retailer or online brand is attempting to lure shoppers to brick and mortar stores or online … [More]

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Campaign Spotlight: La Perla’s Spring 2017 Campaign

 Liberation is a reoccurring theme for the La Perla spring 2017 campaign. Iconic photographer Steven Klein used shattered glass, an antiquated corset, and fire to conjure up images that reflect … [More]

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Fashion Reverie Interview Exclusive: Miles Ladin’s “Supermodels at the End of Time”

Is a picture worth a thousand words? That picture is if Miles Ladin photographed the subject. And the image might just get a few chuckles out of you. Miles Ladin's photography is never just about the … [More]

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JAKE Dresses the Modern Bride Their Way

What does the modern bride want? Well, that depends on which fashion industrial professional you talk to. Some modern brides still pine for traditional bridal fare, with lacy, long bridal trains while … [More]

Editors’ Pick

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Editors’ Pick: Bella Dahl’s 2016 Holiday Denim Bonanza

Is it possible to have great comfort and a sense of fashion-forward style? Bella Dahl proves that it is possible. Since 2010, Bella Dahl has become known for creating ultra-soft women’s essentials … [Read More...]

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Editors’ Pick: Lacoste 2016 Holiday Collaboration with Jean-Paul Goude

2016 is the year of winning fashion collaborations. First, there is the match made in heaven, Tommy Hilfiger and Gigi Hadid. (If you haven’t seen the ads everywhere, you must be living under a … [Read More...]

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Editors’ Pick: Paola Hernandez’s Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 Collections

There is no debate that launching and establishing a fashion brand is an arduous task, particularly in a market that is oversaturated and brimming over with fashion brands from not only designers, but … [Read More...]

Beauty

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NYFW Spring 2017 Beauty Trend: Undone Waves and Slept-in Makeup

  The perfectly done look is well ... done.  The new trend is tough, a bit messy and the perfect faux "I just woke up like this" (after-falling-asleep-in-my-makeup) look. At Erin Fetherson, Joseph DiMaggio, Master Session Ambassador … [Read More...]

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NYFW: The Shows Spring 2017 Beauty Trend: The Return of Romance

Who says romance is dead?  At New York Fashion Week: The Shows spring 2017, models were styled with classic and Renaissance painting-inspired looks were spotted everywhere!  Soft and graceful was at the order of the day, with hair stylists opting … [Read More...]

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Editors’ Pick: Beauty Products for Fall 2016

It's hard to keep up with all the latest beauty trends with so much product coming out so frequently.   To help you sort through the clutter of product launches, Fashion Reverie has rounded up our beauty experts to discover what new products landed … [Read More...]

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Beauty Alert: Bright, Bold Hair for the Summer Music Scene

OK, it’s the end of July but that doesn't mean you are going to be stuck with an outdated hairstyle for the summer music concert season. Whether you attending music concerts featuring Alicia Keys, Blake Shelton, Jessica Simpson, or The Band Party … [Read More...]

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PORTS 1961′s Fall 2016 Menswear Campaign

Is it possible for a brand to appeal to an age demographic that ranges from 18 to late 50s? Some women’s wear brands have some successfully pulled this off, particularly when 50 is the new 35. … [Read More...]

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Men’s Hair Trend Alert: Get your Hair Ready for NYFW: Men’s Spring 2017

A new hairstyle is an easy way to really change up your look.  To stay ahead of the trends, we asked 2015 "Educator of the Year" and PRORITUALS' new Creative Director and Director of Education, … [Read More...]

Trend Report

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Spring 2017 Trend Report: Rock it or Leave it on the Runway

As Paris Fashion Week comes to a close, fashion journalists, editors and fashion industry professionals look back all the trends coming off the runway. Each fashion week brings with it a new set of trends, some work only for the size 2, 6ft-tall … [Read More...]

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Spring 2017 Trend Report: Spiritual Awakenings

The spring 2017 runway season is upon us and as such, the fashion world is abuzz with talk about cultural themes and motifs that will emerge as ubiquitous for the season ahead. Trends for spring 2017 have one thing in common— they all seem to … [Read More...]

Front Row

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UN:DO Uses Fashion as Art for Debut Collection

Does art reflect life? Indeed, it does. However, the bigger question to ponder is if fashion reflects life. At times it does, and at other times … [More]

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Anne Barge Bridal Fall 2017

With Anne Barge there is always a story. And very good stories they are. From ballet heroines to nature’s ethereal tradition to the current … [More]

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Inbal Dror Fall 2017

Inbal Dror chose Carnegie Hall as their location of choice for the brand’s fall 2017 bridal show. An ideal location it is for a bridal brand that … [More]

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RIVINI Bridal Fall 2017

 RIVINI has long bee a bridal collection that prided itself on bridal gowns that emphasized fluid silhouettes with a meticulous attention to detail. … [More]

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Isabelle Armstrong Bridal Fall 2017

Under new creative director Remy Quinones, Isabelle Armstrong has evolved as a brand that embraces a modern sensibility seen through intimate details … [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 November 28, 2016

Though last week was slim when it came to celebrity style, this week there was lots of great fashion from your favorite celebs. This week’s red carpet is all about Oscar winners, four to be exact. From Revlon’s “Love Is On Party” to the … [Read More...]

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Celebrity Fashion Sightings: Week of November 21, 2016

Though there were slim celebrity fashion sightings this week due to Thanksgiving, Fashion Reverie still comes through. We are always able find unique celebrity fashion regardless of few red carpets or the holiday season. Laverne Cox could … [Read More...]

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Celebrity Fashion Sightings: Week of November 14, 2016

This week before Turkey Day, Fashion Reverie’s Celebrity Fashion Sightings takes our viewers from the always-interesting American Music Awards to the red-carpet premiere of “Jackie” to Capitol Records 75th Anniversary. Ariana Grande was … [Read More...]

Lifestyle & Culture

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Fashion Reverie Feature: Andy Warhol’s Letters and Cadillac

America has perhaps lived through one of the biggest rejections in its current political history. Strangely enough this rejection was not based on the majority of the US electorate, but the result of a critical mass that rejected governmental power, … [Read More...]

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Fashion Reverie Exclusive: Laura Michelle Conjures up “Chuck Norris” and the “Rockstars of Fashion”

The synergy of fashion and music has become such a constant presence in music videos that the hard work, the style options and the delicate balance that’s necessary to create that seamless flow is not obvious to most viewers. Still, when it all … [Read More...]

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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...]

Fashion Flashback

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Fashion Flashback: James Galanos

Fashion Reverie looks back at the career of Jams Galanos. James Galanos transitioned on October 30, 2016, after decades of dressing the American elite, most noticeably former First Lady Nancy Reagan. … [Read More...]

Sample Sales

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Wednesday Sample Sales: Week of November 28, 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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