Celebrity Fashion Sightings: Week of April 20, 2015

Fashion is always moving forward, and, in some instances, faster than we would like to believe. As we gratefully move away from celebrity fashion sightings at Coachella. Ugh!! We look forward to some great fashion seen on red carpets at the Tribeca Film Festival, some movie premieres, and some fashionable charity events. Laverne Cox Just… [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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Editor’s Pick: Warby Parker’s Luminary Collection

  Early morning bird chirpings, warm temperatures, bright skies, and cherry blossoms all signify that its time to put away the layers of clothing, don some stylish comfortable shoes and get outside and enjoy the fantastic weather. If you are perusing around the streets of New York City in J Brand jeans or a Lily… [Continue Reading]

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Fashion News Alert: Lilly Pulitzer Crashes the Internet, Chinese Tourists’ Luxury Spending Explodes, and Andreja Pejic’s Beauty Contract

Talk about shutting down the Internet!! Well, that is what Lilly Pulitzer’s debut collection for Target did on Sunday morning. There was much hype of the Target/Lilly Pulitzer collaboration with press releases in January, a Target app to promote the collection, and New Yorkers given early access to collection at a “Lilly Resort” pop up… [Continue Reading]

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Anne Barge Bridal Spring 2016

Sophisticated, chic, and classical elegance are a part of the bridal lexicon when it to comes to Anne Barge. Whether she is pulling inspiration for the Golden Age of Hollywood or references classical ballet’s repertoire of well-known classics, Anne Barge is steeped in reinventing traditional, classic silhouettes that will always be a go-to look for… [Continue Reading]

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Kelly Faetanini Bridal Spring 2016

  In the past few seasons Kelly Faetanini has narrowed in on who her bridal customer is. And her current spring 2016 collection demonstrated that her customer is that young bride who wants classic elegance with a twist. This collection contained the typical traditional details that we have come to expect from Faetanini, floral appliques,… [Continue Reading]

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Ines Di Santo Bridal Spring 2016

Ines Di Santo outdid herself for this bridal season. Known for her signature mermaid silhouettes and bridal collections that closely resemble European couture craftsmanship of the highest order, for bridal spring 2016 Di Santo extended her bridal aesthetic to include a wider range of bridal customers as well as bridal silhouettes. “Things have to change.… [Continue Reading]

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Theia Bridal Spring 2016

For spring 2016, Theia creative director Don O’Neill looked to the whimsical Art Noveau illustrations of Danish illustrator Kay Rasmus Nielsen. Nielsen’s work was influenced by the Belle Époque Era. Nielsen also illustrated such books as, “Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Anderson,” “Hansel and Gretel,” and “Other Stories of the Brothers Grimm.” Inspired by Nielsen’s… [Continue Reading]

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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 spring 2015 bridal trends embracing off-the-shoulder romantic necklines, feathery tulle overskirts and lacy crop tops as appropriate bridal wear, spring 2016 bridal trends have gone… [Continue Reading]

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Fashion Flashback: Brad Gooch

Fashion Reverie looks back at the career of novelist Brad Gooch. With the 1988 publication of Brad Gooch’s bestselling Scary Kisses, a fictional novel that examined the drug-infested terrain of 80s New York City from fashion runways to the latter-day art world of Andy Warhol, Gooch established himself as a writer that his pulse on… [Continue Reading]

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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 press previews, and all the hoopla of where the newly renamed Fashion Week will be located, we are on to New York International Bridal Week spring… [Continue Reading]

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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 1970s. From hippy dippy granny dresses to Studio 54 glam to au natural… [Continue Reading]

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Editor’s Pick: Shoes of Prey

We all agree that April showers bring May flower; however, April showers also brings one of the most important days in a young ladies life, her prom. Remember the prom, the limousine, corsages, top 40 hits, the after party. Between shopping and all the fittings for that perfect frock that will make you stand out… [Continue Reading]

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Menswear Exclusive Interview: Nicholas Elliott

How does a European designer, or any non-native designer get traction stateside when they are not a recognizable brand or household name? The US market is saturated with established and emerging designers that are all scrambling for that consumer who wants unique, chic clothes that reflects their personal style while not breaking the bank. British… [Continue Reading]

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Trend Report: Big Florals for Fall 2015

Remember in “The Devil Wears Prada,” when Miranda Priestly sarcastically said that, “florals for spring [was] groundbreaking.” Maybe, she would have thought differently after attending fall 2015 runway shows in New York, London, Paris, and Milan. Not only were big floral and foliage embellishments “groundbreaking” in the fall 2015 collections, it was one of the… [Continue Reading]

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Editor’s Pick: Puma’s Perfect Panoply of Spring/Summer Watches

Spring is finally here and daylight savings time has moved forward!! The only thing—if you are on the east coast—that hasn’t quite moved forward is the warm weather. Even though temperatures are still a bit chilly, and you cannot break out lighter clothes and open-toe shoes just yet, you can still be on trend and… [Continue Reading]

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Men’s Fashion Alert: LACOSTE Men’s Spring 2015 Lounge, Sleep and Underwear

What’s left for LACOSTE? For one of those megabrands that appears to have produced in every clothing category with the exception of eveningwear, what’s left to extend the brand and appeal to widening consumer base? Like any great brand, particularly a brand that has a 80-plus years presence, necessity is the mother of invention. With… [Continue Reading]

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Fashion Reverie Celebrates Good Times!!

Fashion Reverie celebrates its third anniversary. Launched on March 7, 2012, fashionreverie.com, the publishing arm of Fashion Reverie Publications, developed out a desire and need to assemble layered and thought-provoking commentary on the changing face of global fashion. At its inception, fashionreverie.com went live with just 31 articles—mostly reviews of the fall/winter Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week… [Continue Reading]

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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 guarantees it. For Marchesa’s fall 2015 show, makeup artist Gucci Westman took inspiration from… [Continue Reading]

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NYFW Fall 2015 Beauty: CND’s Crazy, Amazing Nails

While nude seems to be the main manicure trend at New York Fashion Week, we can always count on our friends at Creative Nail Design (CND) for some amazing (and over-the-top) wearable nail art. This season Jan Arnold and the team really out did themselves. At The Blonds, the story (and nail art) starts out… [Continue Reading]

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New York Fashion Week Fall 2015 Undergoes a Studio 54–Style Makeover

The ’70s have been influencing the fall 2015 collections in a big way. Runways were filled with wide leg trousers and retro flare. The influence of the 1970s doesn’t stop at the clothes; it also translates to beauty. Rebecca Minkoff‘s “Wide Eye Wanderlust” look created by Sarah Lucero for Stila gave us a little of… [Continue Reading]

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Skingraft Fall 2015

Since first showing at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week (MBFW) a few seasons ago, Skingraft has expanded their design aesthetic beyond the skateboarder chic aesthetic. Though this design perspective in still prevalent in their collections, particularly in their menswear looks, the brand is not embracing points of view that solidly placing them in that constellation of new… [Continue Reading]

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The Blonds Fall 2015

The Blonds looked to films that juxtaposed the disparate visions of utopian society versus a dystopian society. Drawing inspiration from such idealistic and cataclysmic films as “A Clockwork Orange,” “Orlando,” and “The Holly Mountain,” The Blonds, true to form, delivered a collection that expressed that juxtaposition while maintaining their design aesthetic of cutting-edge, in-your-face, fantasy… [Continue Reading]

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Zang Toi Fall 2015

For over twenty years Zang Toi has made a name for himself as a designer of luxury women’s wear. Each season he excites Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week audiences with exquisite couture-like collections that denote his affinity for high-end, luxury garments. For fall 2015, Zang Toi looked to the beauty of Venice for inspiration. True to form,… [Continue Reading]

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Reem Acra Fall 2015

This season several designers looked to the 1970s for inspiration. Pamella Roland used the mid-70s disco era as a point of reference, Costello Tagliapietra’s perspective on woods women’s chic had a relationship to the early 70’s gingham granny back-to-nature dresses seen through a modern lens, and Vivienne Tam’s 70’s lacy, high-collared homage to the Victorian… [Continue Reading]

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David Tlale Fall 2015

While some fashion designers look to Africa as a source of inspiration and are influenced by a plethora of African motifs and themes as a dalliance or a concession, for South African-born David Tlale Africa is constant point of reference in essence his lifeblood. Since showing at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week six seasons ago, David Tlale… [Continue Reading]

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Vivienne Tam Fall 2015

Ever heard of “How Stella Got Her Groove Back”? Of course you have; well for fall 2015 Vivienne Tam got her groove back and a whole lot more. Last season though Tam had some pretty dresses—a given for Tam—overall the collection lacked the kind of punch that the fashion cognoscenti had come to expect from… [Continue Reading]

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Rochambeau Fall 2015

  While some menswear designers are just discovering workout gear and street wear as casual work attire, Rochambeau has been solidly in that design aesthetic since their inception. Their predilection for having a penchant for street wear has always been a dominant point of reference in their collections. As any true genius, true creative are… [Continue Reading]

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Bihbu Mohapatra Fall 2015

Bibhu Mohapatra’s fall 2015 was subdued and rather conservative. In previous collections Mohapatra infused his collections with gilded embellishments fitting from a designer who has ancestral roots from the Silk Road. This season, Mohapatra went in a totally different direction. Inspired by French sculptor Camille Claudel and Irish revolutionary Maud Gonne, Mohapatra chose this season… [Continue Reading]

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Christian Siriano Fall 2015

Christian Siriano has evolved from that fashion wunderkind with lots of potential to a confirmed fashion innovator who consistently has his pulse of what consumers want and where fashion is heading. He has also learned how to incorporate very retail viable garments with other pieces that stretch the proverbial fashion envelope, a very daunting task… [Continue Reading]

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Georgine Fall 2015

For fall 2015, the 1970s ruled. From Pamella Roland to Vivienne Tam to Monique Lhuillier, all things 70s were the order the day for many design teams. Where Pamella Roland looked to the early to mid-70s in Paris as detailed in “The Beautiful Fall,” Georgine creative director Georgine Ratelband looked to the Weimar Cabaret in… [Continue Reading]

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Michael Costello Fall 2015

Last season, Fashion Reverie joined the online cadre of fashion magazines in praise of Michael Costello’s spring 2015 collection. Costello’s signature look of mermaid gowns with illusions and cutouts was a surefire hit during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. The collection was sensually chic, fashion forward and innovative. That said; what happened this time around, Costello? Though… [Continue Reading]

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Pamella Roland Fall 2015

This season the 1970s has served as a point of reference for several collections. From such disparate brands as Reem Acra, Rebecca Minkoff and Christian Siriano to Nicholas K and J. Lindeberg, the 1970s with its wide range of design aesthetics holds endless possibilities for creative teams. While the late 70s with its Studio 54… [Continue Reading]

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Custo Barcelona Fall 2015

Custo Barcelona’s men’s looks every season seem to have more retail value than its women’s looks. That is partially due to their less mixing and matching of disparate patterns and fabric combination with the men’s looks, rendering them more accessible. For fall 2015, Custo Barcelona’s men’s looks again surpassed its women’s looks, but barely. Since… [Continue Reading]

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Venexiana Fall 2015

Interestingly, every season Kati Stern juxtaposes her classic evening gown silhouettes with rock n’ roll themes. And every season she finds a way to make it work. No other designer in recent memory season after season mixes these disparate themes successfully without minimizing or distancing these polar opposites. That said; the Cubist Exhibition at the… [Continue Reading]

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Tadashi Shoji Fall 2015

After more than forty years in the fashion industry, Tadashi Shoji season after season manages to keep his design aesthetic fresh and appealing to consumers. For several seasons, Shoji has toyed with lace and a variety of lace embellishments as a trend he keeps returning to. Though not necessarily a signature look of his design… [Continue Reading]

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Chromat Fall 2015

OK, lingerie as daywear/eveningwear, latex and vinyl fabrications, garter belts, cone breasts, geometrically cut, revealing garments, exposure of lots of skin; it’s all been done before. (Does anyone remember the 90s runway shows of Thierry Mugler and Jean-Paul Gaultier.) But, this is the second decade of the Twenty-First century, and at this current point in… [Continue Reading]

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Sally LaPointe Fall 2015

  To modern dance enthusiasts, choreographer Pina Bausch was the epitome of avante-garde dance, always the limits of what could be done on stage with her performance art spectacles that were an anachronism of what audiences expected of modern dance. Often there was no music, and Bausch would draw from the emotions of her dancers… [Continue Reading]

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Ese Azenabor Fall 2015

How does a designer that heretofore does not have a presence on the New York City fashion scene—one of the biggest fashion markets globally—get a presence on one of the most oversaturated international fashion markets? It is a daunting task, and though some have been able to make inroads on this difficult terrain, most have… [Continue Reading]

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Nicholas K Fall 2015

With Nicholas K, you will get the nomad chic aesthetic. However, this season the design duo included looks that were more refined and retail friendly while staying true to their signature aesthetic. Though Nicholas K fans love their nomad chic point of view, how many draped, asymmetrical garments can consumers have in their wardrobe without… [Continue Reading]

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Monique Lhuillier Fall 2015

Monique Lhuillier has done it again!! Just when you think you have figured out her design aesthetic, Lhuillier does the unexpected. From inspirations that are almost literal—remember her spring 2011 “Garden of Eden” collection—to collections that are floral-inspired, seascape-inspired, even movement and exercise inspired, what is consistent about each collection is that there will be… [Continue Reading]

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GARCIAVELEZ Fall 2015

Cadillac New York Men’s Day (NYMD) introduces a lot of menswear designers to the New York fashion market that possibly would go under the radar if it were not for this separate day sponsored by Cadillac that occurs the day before the official start of New York Fashion Week (NYFW). The menswear brand GARCIAVELEZ is… [Continue Reading]

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Features

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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]

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Fashion Reverie Celebrates Good Times!!

Fashion Reverie celebrates its third anniversary. Launched on March 7, 2012, fashionreverie.com, the publishing arm of Fashion Reverie Publications, developed out a desire and need to assemble layered … [More]

Editors’ Pick

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Editor’s Pick: Warby Parker’s Luminary Collection

  Early morning bird chirpings, warm temperatures, bright skies, and cherry blossoms all signify that its time to put away the layers of clothing, don some stylish comfortable shoes and … [Read More...]

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Editor’s Pick: Shoes of Prey

We all agree that April showers bring May flower; however, April showers also brings one of the most important days in a young ladies life, her prom. Remember the prom, the limousine, corsages, top 40 … [Read More...]

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Editor’s Pick: Puma’s Perfect Panoply of Spring/Summer Watches

Spring is finally here and daylight savings time has moved forward!! The only thing—if you are on the east coast—that hasn’t quite moved forward is the warm weather. Even though temperatures … [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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NYFW Fall 2015 Beauty: CND’s Crazy, Amazing Nails

While nude seems to be the main manicure trend at New York Fashion Week, we can always count on our friends at Creative Nail Design (CND) for some amazing (and over-the-top) wearable nail art. This season Jan Arnold and the team really out did … [Read More...]

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New York Fashion Week Fall 2015 Undergoes a Studio 54–Style Makeover

The '70s have been influencing the fall 2015 collections in a big way. Runways were filled with wide leg trousers and retro flare. The influence of the 1970s doesn't stop at the clothes; it also translates to beauty. Rebecca Minkoff's "Wide Eye … [Read More...]

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Menswear Exclusive Interview: Nicholas Elliott

How does a European designer, or any non-native designer get traction stateside when they are not a recognizable brand or household name? The US market is saturated with established and emerging … [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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Trend Report: Big Florals for Fall 2015

Remember in “The Devil Wears Prada,” when Miranda Priestly sarcastically said that, “florals for spring [was] groundbreaking.” Maybe, she would have thought differently after attending fall 2015 runway shows in New York, London, Paris, and … [Read More...]

Front Row

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Anne Barge Bridal Spring 2016

Sophisticated, chic, and classical elegance are a part of the bridal lexicon when it to comes to Anne Barge. Whether she is pulling inspiration for … [More]

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Kelly Faetanini Bridal Spring 2016

  In the past few seasons Kelly Faetanini has narrowed in on who her bridal customer is. And her current spring 2016 collection … [More]

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Ines Di Santo Bridal Spring 2016

Ines Di Santo outdid herself for this bridal season. Known for her signature mermaid silhouettes and bridal collections that closely resemble European … [More]

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Theia Bridal Spring 2016

For spring 2016, Theia creative director Don O’Neill looked to the whimsical Art Noveau illustrations of Danish illustrator Kay Rasmus Nielsen. … [More]

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Skingraft Fall 2015

Since first showing at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week (MBFW) a few seasons ago, Skingraft has expanded their design aesthetic beyond the skateboarder chic … [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 April 20, 2015

Fashion is always moving forward, and, in some instances, faster than we would like to believe. As we gratefully move away from celebrity fashion sightings at Coachella. Ugh!! We look forward to some great fashion seen on red carpets at the Tribeca … [Read More...]

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Celebrity Fashion Sightings: Week of April 6, 2015

It is Coachella Valley Music and Art Festival’s first weekend. The annual music events runs from April 10–April 20, and the celebrities are out in large numbers. Though this event is a dress-down event compared to red carpet and award season … [Read More...]

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Celebrity Fashion Sightings: Week of March 30, 2015

Just because award season may be coming to a close—well, more of a slow down—that doesn’t mean that Fashion Reverie is not committed to keeping its viewers in the know about what our favorite celebrities are wearing. Whether they are looking … [Read More...]

Lifestyle & Culture

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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...]

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Fashion Reverie Is Wild About “Wild”

While the Oscars might be gaga Reese Witherspoon’s nominated pic “Wild,” some New Yorkers have one up on the Academy of Motion Pictures by being wild for the West Village gluten-free bistro “Wild.”  The food is synonymous with the … [Read More...]

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Fashion Reverie Exclusive Interview: Zane Pihlstrom

If anyone has ever attended any production by Company XIV, you are immediately dumbstruck by the seamless melding of dance, music, costumes, and set design. Though artistic director Austin McCormick is solely responsible for brilliant choreography … [Read More...]

Fashion Flashback

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Fashion Flashback: Brad Gooch

Fashion Reverie looks back at the career of novelist Brad Gooch. With the 1988 publication of Brad Gooch’s bestselling Scary Kisses, a fictional novel that examined the drug-infested terrain of 80s … [Read More...]

Sample Sales

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Wednesday Sample Sale: Week of April 8, 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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