Weekend Fashion News Alert: Sarah Jessica Parker Launches SJP Collection, Rodarte Sisters Turn to Filmmaking, and Ivory Coasts Puts Ban on Skin-Lightening Creams

Though Sarah Jessica Parker tried to keep her accessories collection under wraps, as a crowd of onlookers observed her shooting the brand’s campaign atop the Bloomingdales sign on East 59th street, the cat was out of the bag, so to speak. “Well. I guess the cat’s out of the (little brown) bag. As usual, we… [Continue Reading]

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Celebrity Fashion Sightings: Week of May 12, 2015

OK, one of the biggest red carpet events on the East Coast, The 2015 Met Gala, may be over, but there are still lots of red carpet and celebrity fashion sightings to go around. A the television networks end their regular season and are getting primed to introduce new pilots for the fall season, the… [Continue Reading]

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Fashion News Alert: Kim Kardashian Ventures Into the Curvy Fashion Market, Predictions for Retail Wage Hikes, and Lindsay Lohan Fashion Return

Reality TV star and fashion celebrity Kim Kardashian has launched a new fashion line in Brazil for full-figured or curvy women. This fashion line will be a part of Kardashian’s West collection for retail chain C&A, which has a strong presence in Brazil. “I wanted to show the Brazilian woman and her curves,” explained Kardashian.… [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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Fashion Flashback: Iris Apfel

  Fashion Reverie looks at the life and career of businesswoman and fashion icon Iris Apfel. Often we like to call these articles fashion flashbacks; however, in Iris Apfel’s case Fashion Reverie is not looking back, but reflecting on her unusual and phenomenal fashion life. At age 93, Iris Apfel is still going strong and… [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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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 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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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 rest. Recently, in a Q&A after one of the company’s recent performances at the Joyce… [Continue Reading]

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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 appearance of “Project Runway” several years ago, Malan Breton is one of the few alumni of the designer competition show that manages to show consistently almost every season. And now Breton… [Continue Reading]

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Christos Bridal Spring 2016 and Kenneth Pool Bridal Spring 2016

For spring 2016 Christos creative director Amsale Aberra looked to modern romance as seen through the lens of feminine lightness and whimsical romance. With fabrications ranging from Alencon lace, tulle sprinkled with crystals, and point d’espirit, Aberra set her bride on a path to airy fantasy buttressed by timeless elegance. This collection is for the… [Continue Reading]

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Amsale Bridal Spring 2016

Every season Amsale Aberra finds a way to streamline her aesthetic vision and narrow in on what the modern bride wants. For the Amsale spring 2016 collection, Amsale referenced timeless beauty and understated elegance. This point of view is expressed in clean, simple lines and exquisite tailoring. Aberra’s approach to simplicity is demonstrated in a… [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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Oleg Cassini Bridal Fall 2015

  Leave it to Oleg Cassini to take a different path than most bridal designers. While most bridal collections are presented a year in advance, contrary to popular trend Cassini’s bridal collections correlate to ready-to-wear collections; only six months in advance. And this market point of view seems to work for the iconic brand. If… [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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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 become diehard fans, Fletcher understands how to put together a repertoire that keeps audiences wanting more.… [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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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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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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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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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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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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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...]

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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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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]

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Christos Bridal Spring 2016 and Kenneth Pool Bridal Spring 2016

For spring 2016 Christos creative director Amsale Aberra looked to modern romance as seen through the lens of feminine lightness and whimsical … [More]

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Amsale Bridal Spring 2016

Every season Amsale Aberra finds a way to streamline her aesthetic vision and narrow in on what the modern bride wants. For the Amsale spring 2016 … [More]

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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]

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 May 12, 2015

OK, one of the biggest red carpet events on the East Coast, The 2015 Met Gala, may be over, but there are still lots of red carpet and celebrity fashion sightings to go around. A the television networks end their regular season and are getting primed … [Read More...]

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Celebrity Fashion Sightings: 2015 Met Ball Gala

  Another fashion red carpet; isn’t red carpet season over? Actually, it is. But, there is just one big major red carpet roundup that trumps even some of the red carpets during Award Season, the Metropolitan Museum’s Costume … [Read More...]

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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...]

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: Iris Apfel

  Fashion Reverie looks at the life and career of businesswoman and fashion icon Iris Apfel. Often we like to call these articles fashion flashbacks; however, in Iris Apfel’s case … [Read More...]

Sample Sales

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Wednesday Sample Sale: Week of May 13, 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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