Fashion News Alert: Bebe Shutters Brick and Mortars, Ivanka Trump’s Lawsuit, Ryan Seacrest Expands Fashion Line, Khloe Kardashian Launches Brand in UK, and Uniqlo’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Collection

It seems there is nothing but bad news for the Trump clan. Ivanka Trump is facing a class-action lawsuit from California-based Modern Appealing Clothing. Modern Appealing Clothing claims that Ivanka’s clothing and accessories brands have an undue advantage related to the brands’ association with Donald Trump, the President of the US. Modern Appealing Clothing is… [Continue Reading]

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Celebrity Fashion Sightings: Week of March 13, 2017

This week’s Celebrity Fashion Sightings takes us from Hollywood Reporters’ Power Stylists Dinner to UCLA’s Innovators For A Healthy Planet celebration to the “Late, Late Show with James Corden.” Speaking of the “Late, Late Show with James Corden,” “Powerless’” Vanessa Hudgens wore a Raisa & Vanessa fall 2016 jumpsuit. Hudgens completes this look with Cesare Paciotti… [Continue Reading]

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Tadashi Shoji’s Eau de Rose

Well, it’s about time. After more than 30 years in the fashion industry, iconic fashion designer Tadashi is launching his first fragrance. Following in the footprints of most high-end designers/brand, Tadashi Shoji is entering the fragrance market after having dressed such well-known Oscar winners M’onique and Olivia Spencer, as well as Sheryl Lee Ralph, Kate… [Continue Reading]

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PORTS 1961 Men’s Spring Campaign

Military-inspired looks and hashtags were the order of the day for PORTS 1961 men’s spring 2017 collection. Combine those reference points with collaborating with athletic wear brand Everlast and you have a collection that covers a lot of bases. “I wanted to give a message of less hate and more love,” explained creative director Milan… [Continue Reading]

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Fashion Reverie Celebrates its Fifth-Year Anniversary

Times goes by so quickly. And in an industry where change is the order of the day, the passage of time is even more accelerated. When Fashion Reverie Publications, LLC launched five years, we had no idea that fashionreverie.com would become a significant source of fashion news and fashion content for so many viewers around… [Continue Reading]

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New Theatre Ballet Programs Vintage Works with New Ballets

In this political and economic climate, how does a New York City–based chamber ballet company continue to attract audiences and keep itself afloat? Though New York City is a global dance capital, for quite a few decades it has not been kind to small dance companies. In past decades, New York City housed such varied… [Continue Reading]

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Editors’ Pick: VEGGANI: Fashionable Handbags with a Purpose

In a market that is oversaturated with products that purport to be innovative and eco-friendly, it is so important for brands to be authentic and true to their product DNA. Due to the wealth of information readily available to consumers, it is so easy to get access to accurate information about brands and expose their… [Continue Reading]

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Everything Adds Up for Brianne Davis in “Six”

Some actors go from triumph to triumph. Brianne Davis is one such actress. Well, at least it seems that way. If you reflect on Brianne Davis’ early success in “Dawson Creek,” that success was 16 years ago. Still, Brianne Davis has gone from one hit film or television series to the next. And with each… [Continue Reading]

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Bibhu Mohapatra Fall 2017

The character Vanda from the David Ives’ play “Venus in Fur” was inspiration for Bibhu Mohapatra’s fall 2017 collection. In the play, Vanda, an actress, gains dominance of the director of the play she is starring in. Though she seemed wrong in the part initially, after much introspection and rehearsal not only triumphs in the… [Continue Reading]

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Vivienne Tam Fall 2017

Vivienne Tam’s fall 2017 collection was off the beaten path for Tam’s penchant for layering unisex looks with mild colors. Though Tam’s oeuvre for layering and mixing and matching was still in place, Tam employed more sophistication and panache this season. This season Vivienne’s imagination took her to Hong Kong nightlife. Hong Kong has a very… [Continue Reading]

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The Blonds Fall 2017

This season The Blonds moved beyond garments that primarily function as performance or stage garments for some of the decade’s most popular and stage artists. (Think Rihanna, Selena Gomez, Madonna, Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez, Nicki Minaj, Miley Cyrus, and Katy Perry.) Though the design duo has attempted to create collections that could be more red carpet… [Continue Reading]

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Katty Xiomara Fall 2017

Over 450 designers/brands show collections during New York Fashion Week. With so many brands showing new collections, it is a challenge for a small, boutique brand to distinguish itself from the over abundance of collections. Not only is it dizzying for industry professional, bustling from show to show, it is also a task for industry… [Continue Reading]

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Miguel Vieira Fall 2017

 Miguel Vieira does not invent the wheel with his fall 2017 collection. But what he does do is give consumers a more expanded way of looking at neutral, monochromatic garments for the urban dweller. Miguel Vieira returned to New York Fashion Week: The Shows (NYFWS) after his welcomed debut season last September. For fall 2017,… [Continue Reading]

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Son Jung Wan Fall 2017

Song Jung Wan’s collections have always been part costume and part fashion-forward projections. And that is a good thing when it comes to Wan’s fall 2017 collection, well; for the most part. As a always there are a lot of ideas in Wan’s fall 2017 collection, but unlike some previous collections, there were a lot… [Continue Reading]

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Adrienne Landau Fall 2017

 Adrienne Landau has tapped into something that is currently missing from New York Fashion Week (NYFW). She has brought the fun back!! With the exception of a few shows this season—The Blonds, Maison the Faux, Georgine, Nicholas K, Bibhu Mohapatra, Philipp Plein, and a few others—the fall 2017 was a lackluster dissertation on business as… [Continue Reading]

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Vivienne Hu Fall 2017

For fall 2017 Vivienne Hu finds exciting construction in a deconstructed society. This season at the Vivienne Hu’s New York Fashion Week: The Shows fall 2017 runway show gone are the fluff ball gowns and huge puffy dresses. This is a collection that is all about business. Vivienne said of this fall 2017 collection “I… [Continue Reading]

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Custo Barcelona Fall 2017

For fall 2017 Custo Barcelona’s collection was an ode to individuality and “shining the light.” This collection was Custo Barcelona’s attempt to have color—something they are known for—nuanced through the variations of reflection and radiance of the fabrics. Interestingly, referencing color that can morph based on reflection and different fabrications is almost an oxymoron for… [Continue Reading]

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Asaf Ganot Fall 2017

In the States, Asaf Ganot has distinguished himself for his menswear. When Asaf Ganot showed his spring 2016 menswear collection during New York Fashion Week: Men’s, Ganot presented a fresh, contemporary collection of sportswear looks that would have a wide appeal to American men; particularly, Ganot’s outwear. For fall 2017 Ganot has not altered his… [Continue Reading]

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Artistix Fall 2017

Greg Polissesni’s original paintings, Harvest, and its autumn color palette inspired Artistix’s artistic director Andy Hilfiger. For those not aware, Andy Hilfiger is the sibling of Tommy Hilfiger and Andy, in his own right, has long had an association with rock music. In the past few years, Andy has taken his love of rock n’… [Continue Reading]

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Denibi Barcelona Spring 2017

In recent months the Denibi brand has added the name Barcelona to its moniker branding, denoting that the city of Barcelona continues to be source of inspiration for the brand as well as the city where many of the garments are made. But other than this branding change, Denibi Barcelona is evolving along the path… [Continue Reading]

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Philipp Plein Fall 2017

When a hot European brand debuts during New York Fashion Week (NYFW), it is important to make a big splash. And a big splash is what Philipp Plein made with its debut collection during NYFW. Maybe some established American brands could learn from the kind of take-NYC-by-storm show of Philipp Plein. Perhaps, more shows like… [Continue Reading]

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Georgine Fall 2017

In a season where many designers/brands looked to politics and cultural rebellion for inspiration, Georgine used famous hotel dwellers as a reference point. Who are these iconic hotel dwellers via the locations you might ask? Consider Coco Chanel’s suite at The Ritz and Oscar Wilde’s chambers at Hotel d’Alsace, to Howard Hughes bungalow at The… [Continue Reading]

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Rinat Brodach Fall 2017

Rinat Brodach looked to the delicacy of human existence for her fall 2017 collection. Experiencing the raw emotion of her mother’s battle with cancer, Brodach delved into the emotions of love, loss, fear, sorrow, and ultimately triumphant heroism and evolution. Rinat Brodach has always looked to how fabric can mold on the body when left… [Continue Reading]

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Maison the Faux Fall 2017

The fall 2017 fashion season was a season of retrospection. A season of seeing what worked in the past and reinventing those tried-and-true formulas for contemporary audiences; in other words finding successful fashion moments that have relevancy for today’s consumers. Maison the Faux employed this look-back perspective, well, sort of!! Maison the Faux took fashion… [Continue Reading]

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Erin Fetherston Fall 2017

Erin Fetherston’s fall 2017 collection references the bohemian world traveler. Fetherston’s woman sips tea in Marrakech, dances Flamenco is Seville, lives her fantasies in Paris, but at her core she is an American young woman who probably live in Laurel Canyon, California. Fetherston has evolved her woman from an ethereal creature who has a penchant… [Continue Reading]

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Michael Costello Fall 2017

Without a doubt sexy, feminine clothes makes up Michael Costello’s oeuvre; there is no argument about that. The bigger question is if Michael Costello can turn his obsession with sexy into a viable collection that has retail value and appeals to a wider female demographic. Costello almost achieved this with his debut spring 2015 collection… [Continue Reading]

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Desigual Fall 2017

It can be argued that fashion reflects life. If ever observed the British fashion of the late 70s and early 80s that embraced the punk lifestyle that was a direct opposition to the austerity of the Thatcher regime or the feminine power suit of the mid-80s paired with oversized jewelry, reflecting the excesses of the… [Continue Reading]

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Nicholas K Fall 2017

  Don’t you know They’re talkin’ ’bout a revolution It sounds like a whisper Don’t you know They’re talkin’ about a revolution —Tracy Chapman   Nicholas K is talking about a revolution, a revolution of sorts in their approach to their design aesthetic. And it is not a whisper, but an in-your-face political expression made… [Continue Reading]

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Rich by Richie Rich Fall 2017

Richie Rich is back on the New York Fashion Week calendar. After several years away for the New York Fashion scene, Richie Rich used Style Fashion Week as the venue to re-introduce himself and his new fashion brand, Rich by Richie Rich to industry professionals. One would have hoped that is the five years since… [Continue Reading]

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New York Fashion Week: The Shows Fall 2017 Sketches

Fall 2017 promises to be a season of great change. Remember, the fashion industry is a microcosm of what is going on politically and culturally in the world at large. That said; it is yet to be determined how the fashion industry will interpret the winds of change. If New York Fashion Week: Men’s is… [Continue Reading]

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New York Fashion Week: The Shows Fall 2017 Pre-Coverage

There has been a lot of change since New York Fashion Week: The Shows (NYFWS) spring 2017. We have a new, very unpopular president. Public School’s Dao Yi-Chow and Maxwell Osborne has exited DKNY, Peter Topping has left his creative post at Oscar de la Renta, Bibhu Mohapatra is restructuring his fashion brand and several… [Continue Reading]

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General Idea Men’s Fall 2017

General Idea is back!! After a few seasons of rather lackluster collections, General Idea for fall 2017 has found its oeuvre. Always recognized as a brand that really has its fingers on the pulse of how stylish men want to dress, particularly when it came to outerwear, it appeared that for a few collections General… [Continue Reading]

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Loris Diran Men’s Fall 2017

Sometimes, it just takes time. Loris Diran has been a part of the fashion industry for two decades now. And though many industry professionals may be aware of Loris Diran for his women’s wear, Diran has always had a presence in the menswear market. For fall 2017 Loris Diran looked to his travels in India… [Continue Reading]

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Nautica Men’s Fall 2017

The 1990s are back!! And with this return to the 90s, Nautica has also brought back color blocking, bold color and street wear meets sportswear. And while Nautica has established itself as a brand solidly focused on accessible American sportswear, in this fall 2017 outing, Nautica brought a little grunge messiness back, which is a… [Continue Reading]

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Samuelsohn Men’s Fall 2017

How do you pique menswear editors’ interest for New York Fashion Week: Men’s (NYFWM) when a good portion of the collections showcased are comfortably situated in the American sportswear vein?  One way to stimulate conversation and interest is to pull out the gimmicks and props. In its fourth season NYFWM has still failed to curate… [Continue Reading]

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Raun LaRose Men’s Fall 2017

Though New York Fashion Week: Men’s (NYFWM) focuses a significant amount of attention on tried-and-true American sportswear brands, Ralph Lauren, Nautica, Todd Snyder, and Billy Reid, in its fourth season the CFDA has placed a huge emphasis on emerging brands that stretch the proverbial fashion envelope of men’s fashion. Raun LaRose is one such brand.… [Continue Reading]

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PORTS 1961 Pre-Fall 2017

PORTS 1961 has never been a fashion brand for the unadventurous of those who gallop with the crowd. And PORTS 1961’s pre-fall 2017 collection, though more consumer friendly when it comes to many of the separates, is still for that fashionista that pushes the proverbial fashion envelope. For pre-fall 2017, PORTS 1961 looks to relaxed… [Continue Reading]

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Features

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Fashion Reverie Celebrates its Fifth-Year Anniversary

Times goes by so quickly. And in an industry where change is the order of the day, the passage of time is even more accelerated. When Fashion Reverie Publications, LLC launched five years, we had … [More]

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New York Fashion Week: The Shows Fall 2017 Sketches

Fall 2017 promises to be a season of great change. Remember, the fashion industry is a microcosm of what is going on politically and culturally in the world at large. That said; it is yet to be … [More]

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New York Fashion Week: The Shows Fall 2017 Pre-Coverage

There has been a lot of change since New York Fashion Week: The Shows (NYFWS) spring 2017. We have a new, very unpopular president. Public School’s Dao Yi-Chow and Maxwell Osborne has exited DKNY, … [More]

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New York Fashion Week: Men’s Fall 2017 Pre-Coverage

Will 2017 be a pivotal year for change in men’s fashion? The verdict is not out yet. 2017 has already been a year of significant change in politics. And whether this new political direction causes … [More]

Editors’ Pick

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Editors’ Pick: VEGGANI: Fashionable Handbags with a Purpose

In a market that is oversaturated with products that purport to be innovative and eco-friendly, it is so important for brands to be authentic and true to their product DNA. Due to the wealth of … [Read More...]

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Fashion Reverie’s NYFW Fall 2017 Editors’ Essentials

  Every fashion season Fashion Reverie prepares a list of essential items that every editor, stylist and/or industry professional just cannot do with out. With Lincoln Center and Bryant … [Read More...]

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Editors’ Pick: Black Halo’s ‘Jackie O’ Capsule Collection

First Ladies’ style evokes elegance, style, sophistication and glamour. And the press readily covers the style choices of First Ladies. Whether it is the departure of former FLOTUS Michelle Obama … [Read More...]

Beauty

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Tadashi Shoji’s Eau de Rose

Well, it’s about time. After more than 30 years in the fashion industry, iconic fashion designer Tadashi is launching his first fragrance. Following in the footprints of most high-end designers/brand, Tadashi Shoji is entering the fragrance market … [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...]

Les Hommes

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PORTS 1961 Men’s Spring Campaign

Military-inspired looks and hashtags were the order of the day for PORTS 1961 men’s spring 2017 collection. Combine those reference points with collaborating with athletic wear brand Everlast and … [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...]

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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Bibhu Mohapatra Fall 2017

The character Vanda from the David Ives’ play “Venus in Fur” was inspiration for Bibhu Mohapatra’s fall 2017 collection. In the play, Vanda, … [More]

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Vivienne Tam Fall 2017

Vivienne Tam’s fall 2017 collection was off the beaten path for Tam’s penchant for layering unisex looks with mild colors. Though Tam’s oeuvre … [More]

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The Blonds Fall 2017

This season The Blonds moved beyond garments that primarily function as performance or stage garments for some of the decade’s most popular and … [More]

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Katty Xiomara Fall 2017

Over 450 designers/brands show collections during New York Fashion Week. With so many brands showing new collections, it is a challenge for a small, … [More]

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Miguel Vieira Fall 2017

 Miguel Vieira does not invent the wheel with his fall 2017 collection. But what he does do is give consumers a more expanded way of looking at … [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 March 13, 2017

This week’s Celebrity Fashion Sightings takes us from Hollywood Reporters’ Power Stylists Dinner to UCLA's Innovators For A Healthy Planet celebration to the “Late, Late Show with James Corden.” Speaking of the “Late, Late Show with … [Read More...]

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Celebrity Fashion Sightings: Week of March 6, 2016

There were slim pickings this week when it comes to celebrity style.  But, that does not deter Fashion Reverie. Fashion Reverie is always primed and prepped to find those gems of celebrity style from our viewers favorite celebrities. What can … [Read More...]

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Celebrity Fashion Sightings: Week of February 27, 2017

This was a very busy week of celebrity fashion sightings. Of course, there was a lot of great fashion from the Academy Awards, but there were other events and red carpets that brought out celebrities. Unlike other fashion media outlets, Fashion … [Read More...]

Lifestyle & Culture

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New Theatre Ballet Programs Vintage Works with New Ballets

In this political and economic climate, how does a New York City–based chamber ballet company continue to attract audiences and keep itself afloat? Though New York City is a global dance capital, for quite a few decades it has not been kind to … [Read More...]

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Everything Adds Up for Brianne Davis in “Six”

Some actors go from triumph to triumph. Brianne Davis is one such actress. Well, at least it seems that way. If you reflect on Brianne Davis’ early success in “Dawson Creek,” that success was 16 years ago. Still, Brianne Davis has gone from … [Read More...]

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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...]

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 Sales: Week of March 20, 2017

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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