Celebrity Fashion Sightings: Week of November 13, 2017

This week Celebrity Fashion Sightings is diverse and varied, including some celebrities that are being highlighted on Fashion Reverie for the first time. This week’s celebrity Fashion Sightings takes us from the 2017 American Music Awards (AMA) to the Hollywood Fashion Press + InStyle celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the Golden Globes to the 18th Annual Latin Grammy Awards.

                           Images courtesy of celebmafia.com and D’Orazio and Associates

Everyone looks forward to what Pink might wear to any awards show. She always pushes the fashion envelope with her style choices. At the 2017 American Music Awards Pink chose to mix the hard with the soft with a carnation pink, frothy, butterfly embellished Monique Lhuillier ballgown, accessorized with Narcisa Pheres sapphire tassel earrings, a Spallanzani tanzanite and diamond ring, and Le Vian diamond rings.Now that was the soft element; the hard element was the stylized pink upswept hairstyle with shaved sides. Though the look overall was not a hit, it was interesting to see Pink expanding her style palette.

                                             Image courtesy of C&M Media

“Jane the Virgin’s” Gina Rodriguez wore Missoni to the premiere of “The Star” in Los Angeles.

              Image courtesy of D’Orazio and Associates

“Ballers” Serinda Swan demonstrates that you shine on the red carpet in a stylish suit. Serinda looks very chic and sophisticated in a red STYLAND suit ensemble at the Hollywood Fashion Press + InStyle celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the Golden Globes. And her blonde pixie haircut doesn’t hurt either!!

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Ahna O’Reilly wore an Elisabetta Franchi a blue knit sweater that she paired with a star design sequin skirt sweater and skirt from Franchi’s fall 2017 collection while attending HFPA & InStyle Celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Golden Globes at Catch LA in West Hollywood.

                                        Images courtesy of D’Orazio and Associates

Many fashion pundits may think that Kat Graham’s look at the 2017 AMAs was not red carpet worthy. Fashion Reverie does not agree!! Kat gave credence to the idea that red carpet attire does not have to be a gown or a cocktail dress. Kat looks very stylish in a Ronald van der Kemp ensemble with Judith Lieber bag, and Gilan jewels.

                                                Image courtesy of Sydney Reising

Victoria Secret’s Angel Elsa Hosk was recently spotted on the streets of New York City and posted an image on Instagram of herself looking just lovely in Sandy Liang’s ‘Bowery Moto in Petal Pink’ jacket with fellow model Martha Hunt before she left for the Victoria Secret’s Show in Shanghai.

         Images courtesy of dailmail.co.uk/REX/Shutterstock and D’Orazio and Associates

Supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio has been a Victoria Secret’s Angel for several seasons now and she is still going strong and looking fantastic. While in Shanghai for the Victoria Secret’s show in Shanghai, Alessandra attended Russell James’ launch of Mercedes-Benz Backstage Secrets. Alessandra looked all pomp and military with a little bit of sexy sass thrown in. She was nicely accessorized in MARLI diamond pyramid asymmetrical earrings and ring. 

                     Images courtesy of laineygossip.com and D”Orazio and Associates

Can you guess Viola Davis’ age? Of course, you can’t. At 52, Viola Davis continues to stun, particularly in this Michael Kors white gown at the 2017 AMAs. She is accessorized in Le Vian diamond bracelets.

                        Images courtesy of dailynews.com and D’Orazio and Associates

Monique Lhuillier had a repeat appearance at this week’s Celebrity Fashion Sightings. “Havana” star Camila Cabello looked liked magical royalty in a Monique Lhuillier tulle watercolor gown. Camilla completed her fairy tale look with diamond rings from Djula.

                           Images courtesy of zimbio.com and D’Orazio and Associates

“The Handmaid’s Tale’s” Ever Carradine wore a Maria Lucia Hohan dress, Hearts On Fire diamond rings, and a Le Vian ring to Hulu’s “Marvel’s Runaways” Premier in Los Angeles.—Staff

Editors’ Pick: Katy Perry’s INDI Fragrance

Katy Perry is everywhere!! And that’s a good thing!! In addition to Katy’s music market saturation with a slew of hit singles and being the current host of “The Voice,” Katy has become a fashion icon. Katy Perry has the Katy Perry Collection with Covergirl. And there is also Katy Perry’s shoe collection.

For most celebrities, that would be more than enough market saturation; but not for Katy. You can now add to Katy Perry’s brand explosion her new fragrance from Coty Fragrances, INDI.

This is a brave move on the part of Coty Fragrances and Katy Perry. Celebrity fragrances traditionally have the shortest shelf life of all commercial fragrances. And though this fragrance statistic still holds true, depending on the celeb, the shelf life may be truncated, but there can be a lot of ka-ching in the short term. Katy and Coty Fragrance are betting on this!!

INDI is a one-of-a-kind seductive musk fragrance that elevates the senses. The fragrance is artfully crafted with 11 different musks that blend beautifully with open notes of oriental plum and Italian bergamot. The combination of fresh muguet and white cedar wood mingle with the velvety warmth of amber and vanilla in the background. Katy Perry’s INDI fragrance is as unique as the consumers that will wear the fragrance.

“The amber and musk combination in Katy Perry’s INDI gives off instant gratification of softness and comfort that I think a lot of people car relate to. I think that’s way it’s a fragrance that can be perfect for anyone. There is a softness to it that is so pleasant when you when you wear it, it makes you feel warm and cozy, perfect for the holiday season,” Caroline Sabas Givaudon, creator of Katy Peri’s INDI.

In this upcoming 2017 season of giving, remember, fragrances can conjure up memories of home, warmth, and familiarity; all great holiday emotions that are trending for 2017. Firmenich perfumer, Frank Voelkl, agrees, “each scent you experience becomes mixed with emotions. When you experience that same scent, it not only sparks a memory, but emotions as well. Our memories feel so much stronger in that moment because we almost get to relive them—feeling the same joy, or excitement, or comfort as the very first time.”

                                       Images courtesy of DNA Public Relations

Let INDI with fragrance notes that evoke emotions of comfort and softness be your choice for the holidays! Katy Perry’s INDI is available exclusively on walgreens.com and retail for $24.99–$45.00.—Staff

Fashion Flashback: Azzedine Alaia

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Fashion Reverie looks back at the life and career of Azzedine Alaia. Azzedine Alaia is thought of as having paved the way from iconic black fashion models—and in particular Naomi Campbell early in her career—going against the tide of using more than one or two models in collection. However, using models of color wasn’t the only thing that Azzedine Alaia rallied for. Alaia believed that time was a fashion designer’s friend and that the crunch schedule that major designers are forced to create collections against stifles creativity and does not give consumers adequate time to digest collections. In response to that perspective, Alaia would show collection on his own time schedule, often showing after the fashion calendar or some seasons not showing all. Azzedine Alaia presented his collections when the clothes were ready, on his own time schedule.This tradeoff was very frustrating for the fashion community and his loyal fans, and Azzedine Alaia paid a heavy price for his obstinacy. Though he was financially comfortable, had he acquiesced and played by the fashion rules, he could have been wealthy. Still, Azzedine Alaia’s creative freedom was more important to him than great wealth.

Born to humble farmers in Tunis, Tunisia, Azzedine Alaia was inspired by his glamorous sister and enrolled at the School of Fine Arts in Tunis against his father’s will. While a student, Azzedine found a job in a small dress shop. “The owner was looking for someone to finish up the dresses,” he said. “My sister had learned sewing with the nuns, and she had a notebook with all the basics. That was my first real experience with fashion, and while I was in the shop, I improved dramatically,” as detailed in a nytimes.com article.

      Images courtesy of theguardian.co.uk, pinterest.com, and nymag.com, respectively

“Close to the boutique, there was a beautiful palace where two wealthy girls spent their days looking out the balcony. They saw me going in and out of the shop with cartons and fabrics, and finally, one day after school, they came up to question me about my work and invited me to their house that same night.” Through these connections, Azzedine acquired a job with Christian Dior in 1957.

                   Azzedine Alaia Couture fall 2011 image courtesy of wgsn.com

Making clothing on the side for influential Parisians, word quickly spread that Alaia was a great talent, opening his own design house in 1979. Alaia launched his first ready-to-wear collection in 1980 and was immediately declared the “king of cling” by the French press. In actuality, Alaia’s designs were made to empower women and celebrate the feminine silhouette without exploiting a woman’s curves. Alaia became known for deceptively weaving embellishments and patterns seamlessly into the weft of the garment.Though Azzedine Alaia’s design aesthetic fell out of fashion in the 1990s, Lady Gaga and other celebrities, as well as an injection of investment money from Compagnie Financiere Richemont, the company that owns Van Cleef & Arpels and Cartier, in 2007 allowed Alaia to design collection at his own pace with his particular creativity. Azzedine Alaia returned to the fashion calendar last July after a six-year absence, demonstrating that his collections are timeless.

                            Azzedine Alaia spring 2017 images courtesy of vogue.com

Azzedine Alaia died from an apparent heart attack on Saturday, November 18, 2017.—William S. Gooch

 

Designer Fallout: The Fashion Industry’s Revolving Door

Riccardo Tisci, Donna Karan, and Francisco Costa images courtesy of BDBhphotos.com, bostoncommon-magazine.com, and vogue.com, respectively

Elbaz leaves Lanvin; Tisci exits Givenchy; Donna Karan bows out at her namesake fashion brand, and after 15 years Costa bids adieu to Calvin Klein. What’s going on here? Has the top creative position at legendary fashion houses/brands become a revolving door of sorts?Apparently so, if you look at the designer fallout at major brands in the last five years, not to also mention fashion designers who have been eased out of their eponymous brands. With all the Russian roulette on in the fashion industry, one would think there is lots of inside information that’s being shared. Well, it’s not that insidious!!

Not so long ago, fashion designers solidly ensconced themselves at major fashion houses for as long as they wanted to reign at these hallowed fashion institutions. Fashion visionaries created these iconic fashion houses, and it was an honor and privilege to helm the houses of Dior, YSL, Balmain, Lanvin, Chanel, Givenchy, Balenciaga, and others. And though tenure at these fashion posts was occasionally short-lived, most designers maintained their positions for several seasons. Tom Ford began working at Gucci in the early 90s and was creative director from 1994–1999. John Galliano was creative director at Christian Dior from 1996–2011. And Francisco Costa manned the helm at Calvin Klein for over fifteen years.

Raf Simons, Public School, and Hedi Slimane images courtesy of highsnobiety.com, Industry Magazine, hashtaglegend.com, clockwise respectively

Well, that is history and no longer the standard at many iconic fashion houses. Lately, it seems that designers are leaving fashion houses in rapid succession. Bouchra Jarrar, who was named artistic director of Lanvin last year, replacing Alber Elbaz, was quickly ousted after she failed to turn a fast upturn in profit. (It should be noted that Alber Elbaz was creative director at Lanvin from 2001–2015 and many credit Elbaz with restoring the Lanvin, the first fashion house in Paris, to its former glory.) Raf Simons was at Dior for only three years; Nicola Formichetti worked at MUGLER for only two years; Public School barely lasted a year at DKNY, and Hedi Slimane directed Saint Laurent from 2012–2016.In contrast to diminishing profits, there are designers who can turn fashion houses into mega million-dollar power players, and still find themselves out of a job. Phoebe Philo at Céline is one such example. Philo, who took the company’s revenue from $235 million to $800 million, is expected to exit Céline by the end of 2017.

Some industry professionals find it odd that Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy (LVMH)—the holding company for many European fashion houses, including Celine—would discard a fashion designer who quadrupled sales and made Céline a more recognizable name in the US. The reason why these turn of events is happening so frequently is hard to answer. Are there outside influences forcing the hands of big holding companies like LVMH and Kering?

                   Images clockwise courtesy of V magazine and vogue.com, respectively

“In the fashion world loyalty used to account for much and was an integral part of doing business, but with changes in society at large (not only the fashion industry) from the consumer to the designer, loyalty has not withstood the test of time,” says Michael Londrigan, vice president of academic affairs at LIM College. “Whether it is loyalty to the designer or the designer to the company, this virtue has been greatly diminished, accounting for much of the musical chairs that we see. Add to that the notion that you are only as good as your last show, the tolerance for staying with the same designer has been greatly reduced with everyone chasing the consumer and their pocketbooks. No longer are designers at the top held to strict contracts with long term and non-compete clauses, designers are putting personal choice ahead of the customer and the company.”The turnaround at publicly traded companies is even more frequent because stockholders demand exponentially high sales increases from quarter to quarter which can be stifling to designers’ creativity. (In his last seasons at Lanvin, Elbaz couldn’t turn the profit Lanvin’s investors were hoping for, so he was out.)

For many shoppers who were loyal to the design aesthetic of these designers, the turnover has been unsettling. “Regarding Phoebe Philo at Céline, I don’t think she should go, because her bags are sublime,” says Frederick Frost, a stylist and blogger in Venezuela. “Her aesthetic is romantic and chic, but at the same time, it’s all about the business. Perhaps, the brand owners want a new direction; perhaps, [Philo] will start [an eponymous] brand. There are many factors that influence these situations.”

                         Images courtesy of vinylmag.com, and vogue.com, respectively

In the wake of Christopher Bailey leaving Burberry, the company is adopting an interesting strategy. As part of their new repositioning, Burberry plans on reinventing themselves as a super luxury brand in the mold of Gucci and Dior. While Burberry was a must-have brand some season ago, they have lost ground to similar brands looking to appeal to young consumers with deep pockets.Some designers at legendary fashion houses leave of their own accord, wanting to establish their own fashion labels. Unlike in previous decades in which designers would have their own eponymous lines while helming other fashion brands—case in point, Karl Lagerfeld having his own namesake brand while being creative director at Chanel and Chloe, and the same with Galliano while he was at Dior—the pressure to create 5 to 7 collections a year, as well as collaborations is too much of a creative drain. “A lot of these folks have built a name for themselves, and ready to branch out into something that would enhance their brand more,” says Ikponmwosa Edo, stylist and style editor at Fashion360Mag.

This was the case for Peter Dundas, the former creative director of Roberto Cavalli, who went on to launch his own brand to the fanfare of the entire fashion industry. For other designers, the never-ending fashion cycle ends up burning them out. After he was ousted from Lanvin, Elbaz made a notorious critique of the industry cycle, discussing how the over-extension is creatively exhausting.

“The reason most designers, I feel, leave their brands is the growth rate of the brand and not enough inspiration within the fashion design house,” explains Chris Lavish, artistic director of Fashion Week Online. “The acceleration in the pace of the fashion world has sky rocketed; propelling new designers into the spotlight faster, like Demna Gvasalia and Vetements, and well-seasoned designers, such as Hedi Slimane for Saint Laurent out.”    

               Images courtesy of woolmarkprize.com and elle.co.uk, respectively

While Phoebe Philo, Christopher Bailey, and Alber Elbaz brought more market saturation to Celine, Burberry, and Lanvin, respectively, today’s consumer spending tastes have changed. In an era of social media, stagnant wages, and shifts in culture, building a brand’s value goes beyond the opinions of key fashion editors, celebrities, and advertising budgets. Still, one has to ask if this revolving door of fashion designers is the answer to an over-saturated market with ever-evolving consumer wants and needs. Only time will tell.— Kristopher Fraser and William S. Gooch

Wednesday Sample Sales: Week of November 15, 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 you try on garments, so know your size. Happy Shopping!!

BRAND: Mahna Mahna Designer 2017 Sample Sale

WHEN: 11/14–11/21 (closed 11/18 and 11/19); Mon.–Fri. 11am–6pm)

WHY: Save up to 95% off retail prices on the following items and many more: Chanel, Givenchy, Alexander McQueen, Balmain, Lanvin, and Tom Ford

WHERE: 134 Spring Street, #304

Image courtesy of missfashionnews.com

 

BRAND: Gant 2017 Sample Sale

WHEN: 11/14–11/22; Tue (10am–8pm), other days (10am–7pm)

 WHY: Discounts on men’s and women’s ready-to-wear and accessories

WHERE: 151 Wooster Street

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BRAND: Marc Jacobs Sample Sale

WHEN: 11/15–11/19; Wed.­–Sat. (9am–8pm), Sunday(10am–5pm)

WHY: Up to 85% off men’s and women’s RTW & accessories

WHERE: 150 Greene Street

 

 

BRAND: Elizabeth Gillett fall/winter 2017 Sample Sale

WHEN: 11/16–11/17; Thurs.–Fri. (10am–5pm)

WHY: Scarves, wraps, kimonos, and cover-ups at a discount 

WHERE: 260 West 36th Street, between 7th and 8th Avenue, Suite #802

—Staff

Fashion News Alerts: Colin Kaepernick’s GQ Cover, Kim Kardashian’s $10M Fragrance, the New Face of Estee Lauder, and Trouble for Target

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Colin Kaepernick has been named ‘Citizen of the Year’ by GQ magazine. The former football quarterback will grace the cover of GQ for the second time, with the first cover occurring in 2013. Kaepernick will appear on the cover of GQ’s December 2017 issue.In this “reclaim the narrative of his protest” article, Kaepernick a team of ten of his closest confidants who comment on the state or civil rights and share their insights on Kaepernick. This coterie of confidants include Ava DuVernay, Harry Belafonte, Linda Sarsour, rapper J. Cole, Carmen Perez, Tamika Mallory, Ameer Hasan Loggins, Eric Reid, Christopher Petrella, and his partner Nessa.

Colin Kaepernick came to prominence in 2016 while playing for the San Francisco 49ers and refusing to stand for the US national anthem in protest to the over-incarceration of US blacks and police violence against African Americans. Kaepernick is biracial with his birth father being African American.

It has been reported by essence.com that Kaepernick asked to wear only black fashion designers for his GQ shoot. Rachel Johnson, Kaepernick’s stylist, told refinery29 that “[Kaepernick] wanted to wear designers of color and or designers who were women. He wanted to give an opportunity for designers to be featured in the magazine who wouldn’t normally be, especially for a cover shoot of this magnitude.”

For this December 2017 shoot, Kaepernick was dressed in a black leather blazer by Harlem Haberdashery, and a custom-made shirt “Even More Names” by black designer Kerby James-Raymond of menswear brand Pyer Moss. Kaepernick also wore garments from Alexander Wang and Calvin Klein.

    Image courtesy of fashionnetwork.com

$10 million dollar baby

You know you have market proliferation when you can sell $10 million dollar worth of product in one day, and that product is not even in the stores. That’s right, Kim Kardashian sold over $10 million dollars of her new fragrance in one day due to a very aggressive social media campaign.

300,000 bottles of KKW Fragrances expect to sell out by Thursday night with the fragrance being available for purchase on line on Wednesday, November 15. If inventory sells out by Thursday, the bonanza blowout will total to over $14 million dollars in just a day and a half. According to tmz.com, the new fragrance hit the $1 million mark in the first hour.

KKW Fragrances is available in three fragrances, Crystal Gardenia, Crystal Gardenia Oud, and Crystal Gardenia Citrus. Hmm, that is a whole lot of gardenias. I guess diversifying is not Kim’s strong point!!

Image courtesy of Instagram

Fei Fei’s new gig

Estee Lauder has a new global brand ambassador, Chinese supermodel Fei Fei Sun. Fei Fei shared this with her over 400, 000 followers on Instagram. “I am thrilled to announce that I am @esteelauder ‘s newest #EsteeModel ! So happy to be joining the #EsteeLauder family.” 

Fei Fei Sun will assume her responsibilities at Estee Lauder this December. The brand’s site has already posted videos sharing Fei Fei Sun’s morning beauty routine, a quick makeup tutorial, featuring the brand’s Double Wear Foundation and Lipstick Envy.

2017 has been a banner year for Fei Fei Sun with the supermodel starring in campaigns for Tory Burch, Swarovski, and Valentino, and gracing three Vogue covers.

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Target’s holiday strategy

Target’s shares fell by 10 percent due to low expectation and forecasts on holiday sales. For the last two years, Target has missed fourth quarter expectations, which includes holiday sales.

“It was always unrealistic that Target was going to have a great holiday season in terms of sales or profitability,” said Neil Saunders, managing director of GlobalData Retail, noting pressured margins were already expected based on company guidance in a reuters.com post. This is still a very competitive environment, and Target has no choice but to respond to that … the problem is that Wall Street don’t necessarily understand this,” he added.

Target is putting a lot of energy in turning things around. In competition with the sales wars with some Target’s biggest competitors, Target announced in October that many of its holiday gifts will cost $15 and under. Target will also supply free shipping to it online customers. And in response to this expected increase in sales, Target has over 100,000 temporary workers, raising their hourly wage by 10 percent.

Target is also projecting to grab a large share of the holiday toy market because of the bankruptcy of the largest toy retailer in the US, Toy “R” Us. We are playing to win in toys. We think there is opportunity to expand share,” explained Target Chief Executive Brian Cornell.

—Staff

 

Editors’ Pick: NICOPANDA x UO

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For those who have wondered what Nicola Formichetti has been doing since his departure from MUGLER in 2013 and his exit as creative directorship at Vogue Hommes Japan in 2012, you only have to take notice of NICOPANDA, the clothing brand Nicola created with his brother Andrea in 2015. Based on the panda cartoon, the New York–based street wear brand is known for its whimsical and playful approach to ready-to-wear and accessories.Since its inception, NICOPANDA has become a favorite brand of celebrities, social media influencers, and youth culture enthusiasts. And the brand has also set itself apart because of its collaborations that are as varied and wide as the fashion industry has ever experienced. “NICOPANDA is a world I’ve created around my alter ego, which began as a simple character named after my nickname growing up, but has since evolved into a fully developed lifestyle brand. Beyond being an idea, which represents universality and individuality, NICOPANDA is a fashion brand fusing eastern and western aesthetics through clothing and accessories,” explained Formichetti in a models.com interview.NICOPANDA’s latest collaboration with Urban Outfitters (UO) consists of favorites from NICOPANDA’s current offering, as well as some exclusive items only available at UO. The NICOPANDA x UO became available on November 13 on urbanoutfitters.com and within select Urban Outfitters stores across North America and Europe, and will live across all UO social and web platforms.“I am so excited to launch with UO! Their stores and website are so much fun to visit and shop—it is a perfect home for NICOPANDA. I wanted to develop an exclusive collection for our launch with UO men’s and women’s—something fun and easy to wear. For this collection specifically—we took the classic idea of camouflage and shook it up with vivid colors—red, purple, pink, blue, yellow. The idea is to stand out—not blend in! I suggest layering them all together for a full-on look,” detailed Formichetti.The 8-piece women’s wear assortment includes a maxi puffer jacket in white camo, a playful mini-dress with cold shoulder detailing, a sheer maxi dress in red, a pink camo hoodie and matching joggers, a sheer ruffle dress in black, a puffer jacket in pastel camo, and a maxi puffer scarf. The men’s collection consists of a long-sleeve tee, an oversized hoodie, a double layer tee, a camo sweatpant, a puffer scarf, and camo hat. Prices range from $40 to $350.

                                                Images courtesy of The Lobby

And remember, the 2018 Winter Olympics are a little over two months away. If you happen to be attending the Winter Olympics in Pyeong Chang, South Korea, you really be garner attention in NICOPANDA x UO’s pastel camo puffer jacket. This season nothing says 2018 Winter Olympics better than NICOPANDA x UO.

—William S. Gooch

Celebrity Fashion Sightings: Week of November 6, 2017

This week’s Celebrity Fashion Sightings is mostly about music icons; similar to our Celebrity Fashion Sightings last week. From Jennifer Lopez, Carrie Underwood, and Mary J. Blige to Camila Cabello and Demi Lovato, music celebrities turned it out this week on red carpets, launches, and film premieres. Then again; that is expected!!

                                           Images courtesy of D’Orazio and Associates

Mary J. Blige continues to stun on the red carpet. Mary J glided down the red carpet at the 9th Annual Governors Awards in a color-blocked spring 2018 Cushnie et Ochs gown. She is beautifully accessorized in a Anabela Chan canary diamond earrings and ring. 

                                 Images courtesy of WireImage/D’Orazio and Associates

Camila Cabello, formerly of Fifth Harmony, was all light and whimsical beauty in a blush pink Ralph & Russo ball gown. Maybe, Camila should have rethought the high-rise undies. Still, overall she looked lovely accessorized in Anabela Chan rose sapphire earrings and diamond ring.

                                           Images courtesy of Preface PR

Angelina Jolie looked very sophisticated and business-like in a fall 2017 Elisabetta Franchi cream-draped dress with shooting stars to the 9th Annual Governors Awards. Now, who work it best, the model or Angelina?

                                    Images courtesy of D’Orazio and Associates

Jennifer Lopez sizzles in Djula diamond hoop earrings in her new music video “Amor, Amor, Amor.”

               Image courtesy of D’Orazio and Associates

Demi Lovato wore a STYLAND suit to the MTV EMAs 2017. Fashion Reverie loves the open jacket, revealing a very tanned, slight breast exposure. Now, doesn’t Demi look like Demi Moore? Well, they share the same first name.

                 Image courtesy of Instagram/D’Orazio and Associates

Actress/Comedienne Tiffany Haddish star is definitely rising. She killed on “Saturday Night Live” this past weekend, and she displayed her exuberant spirit in a red STYLAND suit ensemble in a recent Instagram post promoting her hosting gig on “Saturday Night Live.” Tiffany Haddish is the first African American comedienne to host SNL.

                       Images courtesy of Getty Images/D’Orazio and Associates

Carrie Underwood had 11 stunning looks at the 51st CMA Awards, but her cobalt blue dress by Fouad Sarkis was perhaps her best look. Carrie Underwood also wore Butani sapphire and diamond earrings, a Hearts on Fire diamond ring, and an Anabela Chan lab-grown blue sapphire ring. 

                             Images courtesy of Zimbio/D’Orazio and Associates

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!! And Meagan Good is a great addition to the Christmas décor wearing a Zeena Zaki modest white gown and Le Vian diamond earrings to the premiere of “The Star.”—Staff

Fashion Reverie’s ‘Movember’ Giveaway

It’s Movember! November is when men across the globe stop shaving for the entire month in recognition of Men’s Health Awareness. That’s right; their beards and mustaches stay untrimmed for the full 30 days. (Mustache + November = Movember. Get it? Got it? Good.)

We know our Fashion Revelers are a busy bunch, and it’s sometimes difficult to keep those face follicles in line. So in support of our readers, and their beards, during their Movember marathon, Fashion Reverie is giving away one complete Beard Care Travel Kit by Mountaineer Brand. The kit comes with beard wash, beard balm, and beard oil, as well as a military-style beard brush, all in a handy dopp kit. Mountaineer Brand products are 100% natural and made in West Virginia—home of real mountain men.

                                 Image courtesy of Mountaineer Brand

To enter for your chance to win, simply post your best beard picture on your Instagram page and tag @FashionReverieMag and hashtag #FRBeard. On November 30th, we will award the travel kit to the guy with the most likes. And don’t forget to visit Fashion Reverie’s 2017 men’s fall grooming article.So guys, get to posting. Ladies, get to liking. Everyone, for more information on Movember, go to http://us.movember.com.

—Staff

 

Fashion Reverie Beauty Feature: Radiance Aesthetic & Wellness Spa

At 635 Madison Avenue, there is a best-kept secret that can improve your health and turn back the hands of time for your skin. Enter Radiance Aesthetics & Wellness Spa, which has had a Manhattan location for over 17 years, recently moving their medical spa to a more spacious digs on Madison Avenue.

The likes of Gwyneth Paltrow, Naomi Campbell, and David Geffen have frequented Radiance Aesthetics & Wellness Spa, thanks to their incredible group of doctors, in particular, Dr. Natalya Fazylova. Specializing in everything from vitamin drips to laser treatments and anti-aging, Dr. Fazylova prides herself in holistic medicine.

Dr. Fazylova often has patients come in for a particular treatment, and discover that patients have other challenges like hormonal imbalances and vitamin deficiencies. Before she treats any of her patients, Dr. Fazylova checks everything from hormone levels to blood work. “I am very thorough,” she says. “I come from a foundation of treating the person as a whole. I check everything from hormone levels to the diet. I can handle hormone imbalances, whether male or female, thyroid problems and pre-menopause. It’s all about life optimization here.”

In a city of socialites, fashionistas, and entertainers, anti-aging services has become one of her most sought after specialties. “The perfect environment for humans is the rainforest,” said Kim Schmidt, PR director for Radiance. “The average lifespan for a human is really supposed to be 120 years. However, we’re surrounded by all this pollution and different environmental factors and that takes away from our lives.” To that extent, Radiance has created IV ‘cocktails’ and vitamin drips that provide patients with necessary electrolytes, B vitamins, and glutathione boosters to improve the health of the whole body from the lungs to the liver.

                                

Dr. Fazylova spent several years in conventional medicine before she realized regular testing wasn’t giving her the results she should be getting to improve her patients’ health. She went on to do a certification in holistic medicine, giving her the answers she had been searching or that traditional medicine was not addressing for her patients. She happened into skincare and beauty treatments because people started asking for those specialities.“There are many patients who seek us out at Radiance because they hear about the work we do,” Dr. Fazylova says. “After 17 years in the medical practice doing holistic medicine, I can recognize things other people don’t.”

Since moving her practice to Midtown East, Dr. Fazylova not only has been able to attract a more upscale clientele, but by partnering with Madison Bid and the New York Concierge Association she’s able to reach out to the community on the Upper East Side. Radiance has also been working with hospitals that have visitor divisions, and has partnered with prestigious organizations such as Memorial Sloan Kettering and hospitals including Mount Sinai and New York Presbyterian to provide holistic wellness treatments to cancer survivors.

                                    Images courtesy of Radiance Aesthetics & Spa

One of Radiance’s biggest philanthropic causes is mental health. To that end, Radiance has partnered with Fountain House, an organization that supports both art and mental illness. Since the 1940s, Fountain House has dedicated itself to the recovery of men and women with mental illness by providing affordable living services and work opportunities.Radiance’s professional staff hopes to add weight loss and body contouring services in the near future. As Schmidt explains, “It’s all [about] the beautiful people in here.”

—Kristopher Fraser

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