Kehinde Wiley: Portraits in Black

Even PBS is getting into the spirit of New York Fashion Week. Earlier this week, New York City’s PBS station, WNET, debuted the documentary “Dressing America: Tales from the Garment Center.” That program re-airs on PBS Sunday at 10:30 p.m. Tonight at 9 p.m. (Sept. 5), marks the debut of another fashion-centric documentary. Look for… [Continue Reading]

Princess Victoire of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, 2012
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framed: 106 3/8 x 82 inches
©Kehinde Wiley, Courtesy Sean Kelly, New York
Photo by Jason Wyche

NYFW Spring 2015 Dippity Don’ts

  The changes made by IMG, the governing company, for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week has made to “The Tents” at Lincoln Center since last February in still in place. The media list is significantly smaller, crowds are not as large and the check-in process is intense. Though things have relaxed about from the introduction of these… [Continue Reading]

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MBFW Restaurant Roundup Spring 2015

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week (MBFW) is almost here. And this spring 2015 season promises to be jammed pack with more shows—over 600 in fact. With all the pressure to attend some fantastic collections, with venues extending from “The Tents” at Lincoln Center to Milk Studios, Pier 59, Helen Mills Gallery, and a variety of other venues… [Continue Reading]

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Fashion Model “Blackout”?

It’s 2014, but people are still talking about the lack of black models on the runway. At a time when celebrities and political figures have become the preferred faces to be featured on major fashion magazines, First Lady Michelle Obama, Beyonce, Rihanna, Lupita Nyong’o, Halle Berry, and even Kanye West (with Kim Kardashian, of course)… [Continue Reading]

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Editors’ Essentials for MBFW Spring 2015

Multiple fashion shows a day, long waiting lines, backstage interviews, antsy PR reps, crowded schedules and tight deadlines; these are all the challenges that confront fashion editors during New York Fashion Week (NYFW). The harried schedule, lack of down time and constant adrenaline rushes can leave editors undernourished, fatigued, and not looking their Fashion Week… [Continue Reading]

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New York Fashion Week Venues Expand Beyond “The Tents”

There’s more to New York Fashion Week than “The Tents” at Lincoln Center. Indeed, one of the biggest changes to New York Fashion Week over the years has been the number of high quality alternative spaces to “The Tents” that have become in vogue. Of course, there’s the Milk Studios that now sponsors its own… [Continue Reading]

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For NYFW Less Is More: Minimize the Items in your Purse

Somewhere around your mid-teens, just about every young lady starts to realize the correlation between the size of her purse and the amount of stuff she can’t get through her day without.  If you carry a small purse somehow you can manage to get by with just the essentials; however, once you switch over to… [Continue Reading]

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Men’s Fall 2014/Spring 2015 Trend Report: In Praise of the Man Skirt

Do real men wear skirts? Well, apparently so if you are a trendsetter and aligned with what was flaunted at the men’s shows for fall 2014 and spring 2015. From Y-3 and Rick Owns to General Idea and Skingraft to Comme des Garcons and Alexander McQueen, the man skirt/apron trend has re-emerged in a more… [Continue Reading]

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Editor’s Pick: Spring 2015 New Model Faces

Wherever has the year gone? As autumn arrives, so does the anticipation of a new fashion season including a mixed bag of trends, late-night parties, and last, but certainly not least, fresh model faces. Alas, some rookie models last onlyfor a season and others for good reason a lot longer. Fashion Reverie loves a model… [Continue Reading]

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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, buyers and rich patrons. Lithe creatures would swirl and saunter in rich fabrications, evoking moods of glamour, sophistication and elegance. That golden era… [Continue Reading]

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NYFW Fashion Feature: Spring 2015 Sketch Exclusive

Just weeks before the fashion season begins industry insiders anxiously begin chattering their predictions of what will be designers’ newest visions.   Fashion loves the future as we all hope to be on the inside track of what is to come. So, by Labor Day, New York Fashion Week is front and foremost and everyone’s hot… [Continue Reading]

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Fashion Reverie Exclusive: 13-Year Old Teen Sensation Shows during NYFW

  What were you doing when you were 13?  Hanging out at the Mall, talking endlessly on your cell phone, or just goofing off. Well, thirteen-year-old Isabella Rose Taylor will be showing her spring line during New York Fashion Week (NYFW). The Sept. 9 show will be presented at the Style 360 Lounge This isn’t… [Continue Reading]

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NYFW Beauty Tip: Get Better Skin in Time for Fashion Week

It’s almost time for New York Fashion Week (NYFW), which means fashion editors, buyers, stylists and all other industry professionals have probably spent a little time picking out a few great outfits, buying another pair of statement making shoes, scheduling an appointment with their colorist/hairstylist/manicurist. Good choice your think; but what about your skin? Over… [Continue Reading]

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NYFW Profile: Nicole Miller Up-Close and Personal

What’s it like to be a designer the week before New York Fashion Week (NYFW)? Designer Nicole Miller gave Fashion Reverie a window into her world. The designer is currently preparing for a September 5 showing of her Brazilian-themed spring 2015 collection. Fashion Reverie: Next week you’ll be showing at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week (on September… [Continue Reading]

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Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2015 Pre-Coverage

That time is almost here, again. When the sound of stilettos clacking against the white stone of the Plaza at Lincoln Center becomes a normal assault on the ears, you know Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week (MBFW) has arrived. From September 4–11 over 400 designers will present their spring/summer 2015 collections in New York City with over… [Continue Reading]

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Fashion News Alert: Giselle Tops the Pack, Prabal Gurung Collaborates with MAC, and Ralph Lauren Launches Polo Line for Women

Prabal Gurung teams up with MAC Cosmetic for his first venture into the beauty market. “I was fascinated by the packaging and the beautiful boxes … It was almost magical. I’d see my mom come home from work and put on all this makeup, and it would be a total transformation happening, and [I saw]… [Continue Reading]

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Celebrity Fashion Sightings Week of August 25

Fashionista Olivia Palermo was spotted out in NYC wearing a black and blue embroidered moto-style Marchesa Voyage for ShopStyle jacket. This limited edition piece can be exclusively purchased on ShopStyle.com, and is one of a seven-piece collection. Singer Nicole Scherzinger stepped out for a night on the town wearing a pair of Cristiano Burani black… [Continue Reading]

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Fashion Reverie Exclusive: Anelle Miller Brings Diversity and Inclusiveness to the SOI

In 2007, Anelle Miller was appointed the Director of The Society of Illustrators (SOI).  Historically assembled in 1901 by prominent artists of that time (with visiting guests including Mark Twain and Andrew Carnegie) the Society’s vocation has remained to promote and exhibit the art of illustration. This, in turn, has provided the public with all… [Continue Reading]

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Celebrity Report: Grand Slammers with Style

It is no secret that some of our favorite tennis athletes have great style and are having some influence in the world of fashion.  It’s not easy to look good while running down balls that are coming at you at 120mph with sweat dripping down your face. With 2014 US Open Tennis less than a… [Continue Reading]

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Beauty Tip: Lip Glosses that Transition from Summer to Fall

Transitioning from summer to fall can sometimes be a little tricky.  Some days it still feels warm, but then the temperature drops all the way down after sunset … and other times it’s chilly all day long!   However, changing seasons is no reason to give up your easy summer beauty routine.  Even in the cooler… [Continue Reading]

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Features

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Fashion Model “Blackout”?

It’s 2014, but people are still talking about the lack of black models on the runway. At a time when celebrities and political figures have become the preferred faces to be featured on major … [More]

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Editors’ Essentials for MBFW Spring 2015

Multiple fashion shows a day, long waiting lines, backstage interviews, antsy PR reps, crowded schedules and tight deadlines; these are all the challenges that confront fashion editors during New York … [More]

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New York Fashion Week Venues Expand Beyond “The Tents”

There’s more to New York Fashion Week than “The Tents” at Lincoln Center. Indeed, one of the biggest changes to New York Fashion Week over the years has been the number of high quality … [More]

Editors’ Pick

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Editor’s Pick: Spring 2015 New Model Faces

Wherever has the year gone? As autumn arrives, so does the anticipation of a new fashion season including a mixed bag of trends, late-night parties, and last, but certainly not least, fresh model … [Read More...]

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Editor’s Pick: Carlo Pazolini’s Summer 2014 Footwear

With Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week (MBFW) just only three weeks away, all minds are beginning to shift toward pre-fall and fall 2014 clothes. Still, temperatures are mostly in the low to mid-80s and … [Read More...]

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Editor’s Pick: Rosie Assoulin

  The fashion industry stands to attention and enlivens when noteworthy fashion moments occur. Those moments are few, far and in between, so the recent introduction of Rosie Assoulin’s … [Read More...]

Beauty

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For NYFW Less Is More: Minimize the Items in your Purse

Somewhere around your mid-teens, just about every young lady starts to realize the correlation between the size of her purse and the amount of stuff she can't get through her day without.  If you carry a small purse somehow you can manage to get by … [Read More...]

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NYFW Beauty Tip: Get Better Skin in Time for Fashion Week

It's almost time for New York Fashion Week (NYFW), which means fashion editors, buyers, stylists and all other industry professionals have probably spent a little time picking out a few great outfits, buying another pair of statement making shoes, … [Read More...]

Les Hommes

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Men’s Fall 2014/Spring 2015 Trend Report: In Praise of the Man Skirt

Do real men wear skirts? Well, apparently so if you are a trendsetter and aligned with what was flaunted at the men’s shows for fall 2014 and spring 2015. From Y-3 and Rick Owns to General Idea and … [Read More...]

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Fashion Reverie’s Five Men’s Summer Essentials

  Guys, it’s summer, so it’s time to live and love life. No time to be stuck in the house and office; it’s time to be out and about. But while you’re out having fun, make sure you … [Read More...]

Trend Report

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Summer Trend Alert: Waist High Splits

One of the hottest trends for summer 2014 is dresses and skirts with thigh to waist high splits. After spotting this trend on the runways of New York, Milan, London and Paris last fall, dresses and skirts with waist high splits were front and center … [Read More...]

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Trend Report: Show a Little Skin with Crop Tops

With the summer heat finally blazing and the mercury soaring after a long, cold winter, it is time to show some skin. Why not follow the temperatures lead and raise your shirt up a bit, but not too high. Try a crop top. One of the hottest trends … [Read More...]

Front Row

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Missoni Resort 2015

Since 1958 Missoni has been recognized globally for its colorful knitwear and prints. And for its 2015 Resort collection, the global brand keeps … [More]

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Ellery Resort 2015

For its 2015 collection, Ellery looked to suburban swimming pools for inspiration. In seasons past, this Australian-based brand has established itself … [More]

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Christian Siriano Resort 2015

Bold color, digital prints, asymmetrical cuts, color blocking, and 60s-influences are trends that are front and center in Christian Siriano’s Resort … [More]

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Nicole Miller Resort 2015

For her 2015 Resort collection, Nicole Miller looked to Hawaiian vintage mod for inspiration. “This whole concept evolved from Nicole Miller … [More]

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The Future of Fashion: FIT’s 2014 BFA Fashion Show

OK, fashion pundits consistently complain season after season that the American fashion market is saturated with uninspired collections that fail to … [More]

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Amsale Bridal Spring 2015

As always the Amsale Bridal Collection presents modern glamour seen through a prism of classic elegance. This season was no exception. For spring … [More]

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Jenny Packham Bridal Spring 2015

Jenny Packham’s spring 2015 collection proved once again that the designer creates bridal fashion with “every woman” in mind. Model Marquita … [More]

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Anna Maier Bridal Spring 2015

   How much does Charles W. Bunstine II, the designer of Anna Maier Bridal Collection, love lace? Fashion Reverie counted the ways at the line’s … [More]

Editorials

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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]

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Ode to a Jersey Boy Band

The Temptations and The Beatles of the 1960s, Earth, Wind, and Fire in the 70s, Devo of the Punk Rock 80s, New Kids on the Block in the 90s, and  more recently, The Jonas Brothers and One Direction; … [More]

Celebrity Style

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Celebrity Fashion Sightings Week of August 25

Fashionista Olivia Palermo was spotted out in NYC wearing a black and blue embroidered moto-style Marchesa Voyage for ShopStyle jacket. This limited edition piece can be exclusively purchased on ShopStyle.com, and is one of a seven-piece … [Read More...]

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Celebrity Report: Grand Slammers with Style

It is no secret that some of our favorite tennis athletes have great style and are having some influence in the world of fashion.  It’s not easy to look good while running down balls that are coming at you at 120mph with sweat dripping down your … [Read More...]

Lifestyle & Culture

Princess Victoire of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, 2012
oil on linen
framed: 106 3/8 x 82 inches
©Kehinde Wiley, Courtesy Sean Kelly, New York
Photo by Jason Wyche

Kehinde Wiley: Portraits in Black

Even PBS is getting into the spirit of New York Fashion Week. Earlier this week, New York City’s PBS station, WNET, debuted the documentary “Dressing America: Tales from the Garment Center.” That program re-airs on PBS Sunday at 10:30 … [Read More...]

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MBFW Restaurant Roundup Spring 2015

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week (MBFW) is almost here. And this spring 2015 season promises to be jammed pack with more shows—over 600 in fact. With all the pressure to attend some fantastic collections, with venues extending from “The Tents” at … [Read More...]

Fashion Flashback

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Fashion Flashback: Eileen Ford

Fashion Reverie takes a look back at the life of the legendary Eileen Ford. Considered the grande dame of the modeling industry, Eileen Ford died on Wednesday, July 9. Singlehandedly, Eileen … [Read More...]

Sample Sales

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Wednesday Sample Sale: Week of August 18

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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