Fashion Flashback: The Enduring Style of Michelle Obama

As the 45th Presidential Inauguration dawns upon America and the world at large, Fashion Reverie looks back at the sophisticated and enduring White House style of First Lady Michelle Obama. From her choice of fashion designers Jason Wu, Carolina Herrera, and Naeem Khan, no other First Lady has brought more diversity in style and fashion… [Continue Reading]

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Breaking Fashion News: Lagerfeld Rumored to Dress Melania

With the presidential Inauguration being just a day away, fashionistas ponder on which designer will dress FLOTUS–To Be Melania Trump for the inaugural festivities. Many fashion designers—Sophie Theallet, Marc Jacobs, Tom Ford, Derek Lam, Humberto Leon of Kenzo and Opening Ceremony, and Phillip Lam have stated they will not dress Melania while Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph… [Continue Reading]

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Fashion News Alert: Versace Bows Out of Paris Couture Week, Dwayne Wade Creates Capsule Collection, Reed Krakoff’s New Job, and Twitter to Phase Out Buy Button

Atelier Versace has decided to skip Paris Couture Week. Atelier Versace usually shows their couture collection opening night of Paris Couture Week. Instead, the iconic fashion house will host a series of fashion events for its exclusive clients. At the moment, we do six shows a year, and my feeling is: That’s a lot of… [Continue Reading]

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Celebrity Fashion Sightings: Week of January 9, 2017

This week’s Celebrity Fashion Sightings takes us from the All-Star Party during the 2017 Television Critics of America (TCA) Tour, to the Marie Claire Image Maker Awards and the London premiere of “xxx: Return of Xander Cage.” Fashion Reverie also gives homage to our departing First Lady Michelle Obama is consistently paragon of style and… [Continue Reading]

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ELLERY Pre-Fall 2017

For its pre-fall 2017 collection, the late, great Nina Simone, the high priestess of soul, inspired ELLERY creative director Kym Ellery. Like the iconic Nina Simone, ELLERY is bold, out-of-the-box, effortless mixing feminine with the masculine. Also, like Simone, ELLERY melds the classic with the rebellious as evidenced in ELLERY classic silhouettes fused through a… [Continue Reading]

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Leather through the Design Prism of PRITCH London

Are you a rocker chick? No, well maybe you are that downtown fashionista type that has adopted an urban warrior aesthetic. That doesn’t describe you, either? Let’s see, hmm, well you love leather, of course you do!! Whether you are an urban warrior, a rocker chick or a confirmed style maven, all fashion signals point… [Continue Reading]

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Nicole Miller Pre-Fall 2017

“…What has been done will be done again. There is nothing new under the sun.”  So the writer of Ecclesiastes postulates. And for her pre-fall 2017, Nicole Miller expands on this point of view, but with a twist. The punk aesthetic found its way back into runway collections for 2013 evidenced in collections by Versace,… [Continue Reading]

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Editors’ Pick: Save My Bag

Did you get a luxury bag as a holiday gift, or have you had a luxury bag(s) for several seasons? Whatever the reason behind your luxury bag(s), it is really unfortunate when the bag(s) get damaged because of bad weather or some liquid indiscretion. But it doesn’t have to be that way!! Save My Bag… [Continue Reading]

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Rock it or Leave it on the Runway: 2017 Red Carpet Trends

Trends so often begin on the red carpet. It’s how designers get most of their attention. Some of these trends are perfect for the average fashion consumer; other trends not so much. The 2017 Golden Globes are this Saturday, so Fashion Reverie gives a little preview of what consumers can expect to see on the… [Continue Reading]

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Missoni Pre-Fall 2017

Mix and match has been a fashion mantra for several decades. Originally formulated in the early 1970s as a solution to a retracted fashion industry on the heels of a recessed American economy, fashion intellectuals sought to appeal to consumers who were spending less. Cajoling consumers to mix and match something new with something that… [Continue Reading]

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Fashion Reverie’s 2017 Fashion Predictions

As unpredictable as 2017 might be, Fashion Reverie is going out on a limb and predict what fashion industry professionals and consumers might expect for the new year. Who would’ve have predicted that Donald Trump would become the leader of the free world, so our predictions cannot be more of a stretch than the presidential… [Continue Reading]

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Fashion Reverie’s Top Stories of 2016

While 2015 was a year of shifts and controversy, 2016 topped the charts as a year of surprises and unexpected developments. Change is always the order of the day in the fashion industry; however, who would have expected Peter Topping to leave his creative post at Oscar de la Renta less than a year after… [Continue Reading]

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Beauty Alert: Slim Down in 2017

We’re all looking to tone up and slim down after eating a little too much turkey and Christmas ham (not to mention the dozen or so Christmas cookies at work!)  While there’s really no substitution for a healthy diet and exercise, Fashion Reverie has found the best ways to give your weight loss resolutions a… [Continue Reading]

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Bye, Bye Franca

 The fashion industry mourns the death of Franca Sozzani, editor-in-chief of Vogue Italia. Sozzani transitioned on December 22 after a long illness. Sozzani severed as Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Italia for 28 years, starting in 1988, the same year as Anna Wintour took the helm at American Vogue. In her 28 years at Vogue Italia, Sozzani… [Continue Reading]

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Editors’ Pick: Laurent & Altieri Handbags

The accessories market is oversaturated. There is no argument there. Yet, every season innovators and designers attempt to make their mark in the accessories market, jumping in headfirst, taking all the required risks. Being risks adverse is what’s necessary for any brave soul in the fashion market. The fashion industry has always been an industry… [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 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 Bridal 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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Features

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Leather through the Design Prism of PRITCH London

Are you a rocker chick? No, well maybe you are that downtown fashionista type that has adopted an urban warrior aesthetic. That doesn’t describe you, either? Let’s see, hmm, well you love leather, … [More]

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Fashion Reverie’s 2017 Fashion Predictions

As unpredictable as 2017 might be, Fashion Reverie is going out on a limb and predict what fashion industry professionals and consumers might expect for the new year. Who would’ve have predicted … [More]

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Fashion Reverie’s Top Stories of 2016

While 2015 was a year of shifts and controversy, 2016 topped the charts as a year of surprises and unexpected developments. Change is always the order of the day in the fashion industry; however, who … [More]

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Bye, Bye Franca

 The fashion industry mourns the death of Franca Sozzani, editor-in-chief of Vogue Italia. Sozzani transitioned on December 22 after a long illness. Sozzani severed as Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Italia … [More]

Editors’ Pick

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Editors’ Pick: Save My Bag

Did you get a luxury bag as a holiday gift, or have you had a luxury bag(s) for several seasons? Whatever the reason behind your luxury bag(s), it is really unfortunate when the bag(s) get damaged … [Read More...]

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Fashion Reverie’s Last-Minute Holiday Gifts

It is December 23rd, just two days before Christmas and you're probably preparing to visit family or cleaning the house for when they come visit you. The holiday decorations are all in place. And now … [Read More...]

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Editors’ Pick: Laurent & Altieri Handbags

The accessories market is oversaturated. There is no argument there. Yet, every season innovators and designers attempt to make their mark in the accessories market, jumping in headfirst, taking all … [Read More...]

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Beauty Alert: Slim Down in 2017

We're all looking to tone up and slim down after eating a little too much turkey and Christmas ham (not to mention the dozen or so Christmas cookies at work!)  While there's really no substitution for a healthy diet and exercise, Fashion Reverie has … [Read More...]

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Fashion Reverie’s Holiday Beauty Guide for All Ages

Holiday Shopping can be especially stressful.  With so many friends and family on our lists, it can feel overwhelming to find that perfect present for everyone.  Well fear not, because we've got your one-size-fits-all beauty gifts for everyone from … [Read More...]

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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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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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Rock it or Leave it on the Runway: 2017 Red Carpet Trends

Trends so often begin on the red carpet. It's how designers get most of their attention. Some of these trends are perfect for the average fashion consumer; other trends not so much. The 2017 Golden Globes are this Saturday, so Fashion Reverie gives a … [Read More...]

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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...]

Front Row

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ELLERY Pre-Fall 2017

For its pre-fall 2017 collection, the late, great Nina Simone, the high priestess of soul, inspired ELLERY creative director Kym Ellery. Like the … [More]

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Nicole Miller Pre-Fall 2017

“…What has been done will be done again. There is nothing new under the sun.”  So the writer of Ecclesiastes postulates. And for her pre-fall … [More]

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Missoni Pre-Fall 2017

Mix and match has been a fashion mantra for several decades. Originally formulated in the early 1970s as a solution to a retracted fashion industry on … [More]

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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]

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 January 9, 2017

This week’s Celebrity Fashion Sightings takes us from the All-Star Party during the 2017 Television Critics of America (TCA) Tour, to the Marie Claire Image Maker Awards and the London premiere of “xxx: Return of Xander Cage.” Fashion Reverie … [Read More...]

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Celebrity Fashion Sightings: the 74th Annual Golden Globes

This week’s Celebrity Fashion Sightings was all about the 74th Annual Golden Globes. There were a lot of trends from the spring 2017 collections on the red carpet, the most ubiquitous trend being the pale, muted tones and very natural … [Read More...]

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Celebrity Fashion Sightings: Week of December 12, 2016

Even though we are in the short stretch toward one of the most important holidays of the year, there is no shortage of celebrities donning fabulous clothes on the last red carpets of the 2016. This week’s Celebrity Fashion Sightings takes our … [Read More...]

Lifestyle & Culture

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Fashion Reverie’s 2016 Holiday Movie Picks

Just as diversity was front and center in a lot of fashion publications, so was 2016 a year of films that featured diverse casts and stories that put people of color front and center. This holiday season several holiday films feature strong … [Read More...]

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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...]

Fashion Flashback

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Fashion Flashback: The Enduring Style of Michelle Obama

As the 45th Presidential Inauguration dawns upon America and the world at large, Fashion Reverie looks back at the sophisticated and enduring White House style of First Lady Michelle Obama. From her … [Read More...]

Sample Sales

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Wednesday Sample Sale: Week of January 16, 2017

It’s 2017 and though the economy has recovered; well, supposedly for some, Fashion Reverie seeks to keep its loyal readers informed of great samples sales. Just remember, product disappears … [More]

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