Fashion News Alert: Zac Posen’s Documentary, Fern Mallis’ New Job, Randy Fenoli Debuts Bridal Collection, J Crew Layoffs, and Fashion Revolution Week Takes Off

“House of Z, which follows the career of Zac Posen debuts during the Tribeca Film Festival. “House of Z” details designer Zac Posen meteoric rise to fashion fame in his early 20s as the industry’s wunderkind to the difficulties faced later in his career. “I think if you’re going to make a movie, especially today… [Continue Reading]

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New York Bridal Week Spring 2018 Sketches

Is New York International Bridal Week all about white bridal gowns? Not entirely. And Fashion Reverie has the sketches to prove it. Every season Fashion Reverie publishes the spring 2018 sketches of from the collections of the season’s top bridal designers. And every season, the Fashion Reverie staff is amazed at home bridal designers ingeniously… [Continue Reading]

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New York International Bridal Week: Spring 2018

Every one loves a spring bride; especially in you are in New York City during the week of April 17. That’s right; New York International Bridal Week will soon be upon us. From April 20-25, some of the top bridal designers in the world will descend on New York City presenting the latest bridal trends.… [Continue Reading]

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Celebrity Fashion Sightings: Week of April 2, 2017

This week’s Celebrity Fashion Sightings is all about bold color. From the 100th episode of “Scandal” to Netflix’s ‘Sandy Wexler’ to appearances on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” this week bold color was in full bloom. Jennifer Hudson was always a stunner, but recently her beauty almost outshines the sun.  And Hudson really eclipsed the sun in… [Continue Reading]

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Editors’ Pick: Persaman New York’s Fall 2017 Handbags

Everyone is looking for balance in life. From the seeming balance between family life and career, to the balance and equality of the sexes to balance in finances and spirituality, balance is necessary to live the good life. The balance between what we mere humans call good and evil is that explainable thing that balances… [Continue Reading]

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Fashion Reverie Spotlight: Joan Juliet Buck’s “The Price of Illusion”

“All the world’s a stage. And all the men and women merely players; they have their exits and their entrances, and one man in his time plays many parts … –“As You Like It” William Shakespeare Joan Juliet Buck’s stage for almost her entire lifetime has been her ability to eloquently express her emotions through… [Continue Reading]

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Uniqlo Fall 2017: Celebrating Everyday Life

No longer brand that is solidly in the category of affordable wardrobe staples that can be mixed and matched with what is already in consumer’s wardrobe, for the past few seasons Uniqlo has put a strong emphasis on updated classics that employs new technology and has a fashion-forward sensibility. And this season, Uniqlo pushes it… [Continue Reading]

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Editors’ Pick: RAYMOND WEIL’s Etoile

The spring ballet season is upon us. When trees start to bud, morning birds began than mellifluous chirping and mild temperatures become the norm, you know that the world of tutus, pointe shoes and fantasy is just around the corner. Just in time for the spring ballet season and in celebration of the world of… [Continue Reading]

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Fashion Reverie Exclusive: Antonia Franceschi Comes Full Circle

“Do you know where you’re going to, do you know the things that life is showing you, where are going to? Do you know? — Theme song from “Mahogany” Antonia Franceschi may not have known exactly where life would take her, but she sure she has ended up in some pretty spectacular places. And where… [Continue Reading]

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Fashion Reverie Brand Spotlight: Michelle Helene

In a retail environment that is incredibly unstable and peripatetic, one ponders why anyone would enter a fashion terrain littered with some many landmines. (Just consider the list of young brands—Nasty Gal, Reed Krakoff, Pac Sun, and American Apparel—which had market value that have already disappeared or will soon exit the market.) Taking all the… [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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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 Fall 2017

 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 that has made… [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 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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Features

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New York Bridal Week Spring 2018 Sketches

Is New York International Bridal Week all about white bridal gowns? Not entirely. And Fashion Reverie has the sketches to prove it. Every season Fashion Reverie publishes the spring 2018 sketches … [More]

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Fashion Reverie Spotlight: Joan Juliet Buck’s “The Price of Illusion”

“All the world’s a stage. And all the men and women merely players; they have their exits and their entrances, and one man in his time plays many parts … –“As You Like It” William … [More]

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Fashion Reverie Brand Spotlight: Michelle Helene

In a retail environment that is incredibly unstable and peripatetic, one ponders why anyone would enter a fashion terrain littered with some many landmines. (Just consider the list of young … [More]

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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]

Editors’ Pick

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Editors’ Pick: Persaman New York’s Fall 2017 Handbags

Everyone is looking for balance in life. From the seeming balance between family life and career, to the balance and equality of the sexes to balance in finances and spirituality, balance is necessary … [Read More...]

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Editors’ Pick: RAYMOND WEIL’s Etoile

The spring ballet season is upon us. When trees start to bud, morning birds began than mellifluous chirping and mild temperatures become the norm, you know that the world of tutus, pointe shoes and … [Read More...]

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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...]

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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Uniqlo Fall 2017: Celebrating Everyday Life

No longer brand that is solidly in the category of affordable wardrobe staples that can be mixed and matched with what is already in consumer’s … [More]

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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]

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 2, 2017

This week’s Celebrity Fashion Sightings is all about bold color. From the 100th episode of “Scandal” to Netflix’s 'Sandy Wexler' to appearances on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” this week bold color was in full bloom. Jennifer Hudson … [Read More...]

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Celebrity Fashion Sightings: Week of March 27, 2017

This week’s Celebrity Fashion Sightings takes our readers from the red carpet of the 52nd Country Music Awards, the Actors on Actors event in Los Angeles, the premiere of “Smurfs,” and the GLAAD Rising Stars Luncheon. True to form, Fashion … [Read More...]

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Celebrity Fashion Sightings: Week of March 20, 2017

Will spring ever get here? Though we are officially in spring season, on the East Coast it is still chilly.  That said; Fashion Reverie is not deterred, bringing you some great fashion from your favorite celebrities. We all love Rumer … [Read More...]

Lifestyle & Culture

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Fashion Reverie Exclusive: Antonia Franceschi Comes Full Circle

“Do you know where you’re going to, do you know the things that life is showing you, where are going to? Do you know? — Theme song from “Mahogany” Antonia Franceschi may not have known exactly where life would take her, but she sure she … [Read More...]

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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...]

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 April 10, 2017

On the eve of New York International Bridal Week spring 2018, it would only be appropriate for Fashion Reverie to post a bridal sample sale. Fashion Reverie seeks to keep its loyal readers informed … [More]

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