Wednesday Sample Sales: Week of August 14, 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!!

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BRAND: Bonobos Spring/Summer Sample Sale

WHEN: 8/15–8/20; Tues. (9am–8)pm, Wed.–Sat. (10am–7pm), Sun. (10am–4pm)

WHY: Men’s apparel and suiting at a discount

WHERE: 260 Fifth Avenue

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BRAND: Club Clio Warehouse Beauty Sample Sale

WHEN: 8/16–8/31; Daily (10am–8pm)

WHY: Take up to 90% off on an assortment of your favorite Korean beauty brands.

Brands include Clio, Peripera, Goodal, Dr.G, and Sooae.

WHERE: Club Clio, 11 West 14th Street

 

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Image courtesy of avoidobvious.com

BRAND: Mahna Showroom Sample Sale

WHEN:  8/22 – 8/25; Tues.–Fri. (11am–6pm)

WHY:   Mahna Showroom that specializes in renting designer wardrobe pieces to stylists and celebrities is retiring some of its lightly worn items. Designers include Chanel, Saint Laurent, Marc Jacobs, and many others with prices on most items between $50 and $250.

 WHERE: Mahna Showroom
134 Spring Street
#304

 

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Image courtesy of thestylishcity.com

BRAND: Shoe Box Sample Sale

WHEN: 8/2–8/27; Tues.–Thurs. (10am–8pm), Fri.–Sat. (10am–7pm), Sun. (10am–5pm)

WHY: Shoes, handbags, and apparel at a discount; everything under $149. Don’t miss out! Includes merchandise from Stuart Weitzman, Schutz, See by Chloe, Barbara Bui, Rebecca Minkoff, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Loeffler Randall, Kendall + Kylie, Proenza Schouler, and more.

 WHERE: 260 Fifth Avenue

—Staff

Fashion News Alert: Chelsea Manning’s Vogue Spread, Demi Lovato Collaborates with Fabletics Again, Off White Opens Soho Store, NYFW: The Shows Schedule Announced

 

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From a maximum-security prison to the pages of Vogue, talk about transitions and big change. Well, that is the life of transgender activist Chelsea Manning these days.

Imprisoned for seven years for her security leak of more than 700,000 classified US documents to WikiLeaks, Manning has transitioned from Bradley Manning to Chelsea Manning—undergoing gender reassignment while imprisoned—and is now featured in a spread in September 2017 issue of Vogue. Manning was released from prison in May.

“Chelsea Manning changed the course of history. Now she’s focusing on herself,” says the headline of September issue of Vogue’s interview with Manning, Annie Liebowitz shot the images in the feature.

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Image courtesy of complex.com

Off White opens in Soho

Off White opens first store in Soho district of Manhattan. Creative Director Virgil Obloh wants the store to be seen as more of a gallery that showcases clothes than a typical brick-and-mortar store. Store is known as the EMP TY gallery, a concept that was employed at Off White’s pop-up store in Paris.

Abloh wants each Off White store to reflect the neighborhood of the stores’ locations. And Soho with its downtown artsy vibe is a perfect location for Off White’s gallery/store. The Off White Soho store will carry art that consumers can actually purchase. Off White has similar store in London, Manchester, Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong, Seoul, Tokyo, Singapore, and Toronto.

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Is two times the charm?

Demi Lovato will once again collaborate with athleisure brand, Fabletics. After the success of Lovato’s limited edition collaboration with Fabletics in May, the brand announced that the pop singer would be back for a fall 2017 active wear collection.

“I’m excited to share Demi’s second capsule collection at Fabletics with everyone!” said co-founder Kate Hudson in a fashionunited.com article. “Demi’s strong sense of self and her passion for an active lifestyle embodies everything we at Fabletics want to share with our community. She did some great designs with really fun accents for this collection which I know our customer is going to love!”

“I’m so excited to continue working with Fabletics and the design team to launch an even bigger collection for fall. This collection is inspired by my personal style—on stage, at home and in the gym, so I had a lot of fun playing with bold colors, prints, and performance elements that I love. I felt more confident through the design process this time around, and think that the collection reflects that. I wanted to share that with my fans in hopes that they feel as confident and empowered when wearing the pieces,” explained Lovato.

The collection features a full assortment of tops, sports bras, leggings, outerwear and layering pieces, and ranges from sizes XXS-3X in short, regular and tall lengths.

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Images courtesy of vfashonworld.com

Skimpy NYFW schedule

New York Fashion Week: The Shows (NYFWS) has announced it final roster for the spring 2018 season. NYFWS spring 2018 season has been cut down from eight to seven days this season and many designers have opted out of showing. The amount of fashion designers we are on the official NYFWS calendar for spring 2018 is down about thirty-five percent.

Rodarte, Monique Lhuillier, Lacoste, and Proenza Schouler announced earlier this summer that would not show in New York City for spring 2018. And several designers/brands, though showing this season, are showing offsite—on site approved IMG/CFDA locations include Skylight Clarkson and Pier 59.

—William S. Gooch

Celebrity Fashion Sightings: Week of August 7, 2017

This week there was a lot of floral prints and white on red carpets, with a few darker hues thrown in for good measure. From the 2017 Teen Choice Awards to the New York premiere of  “The Only Living Boy” to Instagram images, this week’s celebs expressed their style in a variety of interesting ways. And Fashion Reverie was right there, front and center, bringing its viewers great celebrity fashion, and sometimes not so great fashion.

Images courtesy of The Brand Agency

Images courtesy of The Brand Agency

Lady Gaga’s “Joanne” 60-date tour is in full swing. Gaga rocks not only one, but four custom toppers hand crafted and specially tailored for Gaga’s 60-date world tour by Los Angeles–based hat designer Gladys Tamez Millinery.

Image courtesy of D'Orazio and Associates

Image courtesy of D’Orazio and Associates

“Pretty Little Liars” Janel Parrish is va va voom in a white Hamel dress at the 2017 Teen Choice Awards.

Images courtesy of D'Orazio and Associates

Images courtesy of D’Orazio and Associates

Jennifer Hudson is going ten-years strong as a major celebrity. Hudson wore Lydia Courteille earrings, AS29 midi rings, a Borgioni cuff, and a Djula two-finger ring in a recent Instagram video.

Images courtesy of D'Orazio and Associates

Images courtesy of D’Orazio and Associates

The fashion industry’s current ‘It’ girl Paris Jackson stunned in a Zimmerman print dress, beautifully accessorized in Elisabetta Franchi fall 2017 blush velvet sandals and Borgioni earrings.

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Images courtesy D’Orazio and Associates and celedonut.com, respectively

Kate Beckinsdale wore a Reem Acra black sheer gown to the New York City premier of “The Only Living Boy in New York.” At 44, Kate Beckinsdale’s body is tanned and svelte, giving her the ability to looks good in sheer anything.

Images courtesy of D'Orazio and Associates and celebuzz.com, respectively

Images courtesy of D’Orazio and Associates and celebuzz.com, respectively

Vanessa Hudgens looks innocent and chic in a Georges Chakra Couture spring 2016 white floral dress at the 2017 Teen Choice Awards.

Images courtesy of Catherine Miran PR

Images courtesy of Catherine Miran PR

Bringing up the rear this week is Amal Clooney looking fit and svelte in a black and white jumpsuit after just a month of giving birth to twins. She is nicely accessorized with a Pins classic Sarah’s Bag.

—Staff

The Bold Truth of “The Bold Type”

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When Fashion Reverie heard about a new fashion-based series, “The Bold Type” on Freeform (formerly ABC Family) expectations were low. Based on the description, an exciting drama set in a fashion magazine following the adventures of three women in their late 20’s, Fashion Reverie’s first thought was a “Sex and the City”/”Devil Wears Prada” rip-off with a dash of “Pretty Little Liars” thrown in to brew up a flavorless tea. That “The Bold Type” was debuting during the summer season, a time when so many networks burn off their rejects, didn’t help our opinions.

Depictions of the fashion world in popular culture has always been problematic and a thin veil for aimlessness. From Mallory Keaton on “Family Ties” on NBC in the 80’s to the current portrayal of Hailey Pritchett on ABC’s “Modern Family,” an interest in fashion has been shorthand for being shallow and dumb.

Well, Fashion Reverie is pleased, if a little shocked, to report “The Bold Type” bucks the trend of fashion magazine’s airheaded, but fashionable staffers, depicting an honest, if exaggerated, version of the halls of the fictional Scarlet Magazine. (It’s about time!!)

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ABC’s “Ugly Betty” showed us the inner workings of Mode Magazine, except the staffers never really worked, did they? There were frequent staff meetings, but it seemed like no work was ever done. In its pilot episode “The Bold Type” shows a fashion magazine presenting its August issue to the board of directors—all major fashion magazines answer to a board of directors that represents the investors interests—who question aspects of articles and ask about advertising.

Yes, the editorial staff of Scarlet Magazine writes articles, and does other things that are critical to a magazine’s success. The show even takes the time to depict the articles as something that WOULD appear in Marie Claire or ELLE.

Melora Hardin image courtesy of freeform.com

Melora Hardin image courtesy of freeform.com

The “The Bold Type’s” main character, Jane, portrayed by Katie Stevens, has spent years as an intern and assistant before landing a job as a staff writer. Okay, she is absurdly young to be a staff writer; however, her portrayal feels authentic. Asked to come up with ten ideas for her first day, an overly excited Jane comes up with 20 only to be crushed when succinctly told by Editor-in-Chief Jacqueline (played by Melora Hardin), “These aren’t working for me, what else do you have?”

The “The Devil Wears Prada” may have been a big hit commercially but among some actual fashion industry professionals, it was reviled. Not only did it illustrate a view that working for a fashion magazine despite being exhausting never seemed to involve any writing or editorial work, but “The Devil Wears Prada” writer Lauren Weisburger never attempted to disguised main character’s Andie Sach’s contempt for fashion. Weisburger’s doppelganger Andie Sachs took pains to remind us that working for a fashion magazine was beneath her. While stories about Anna Wintour’s legendary diva status abound, there can be not debate she turned American Vogue around at time when it desperately needed an overhaul (whether or not American Vogue needs an overhaul now … is another matter), Wintour is well-educated, insanely smart, financially savvy, and dead serious about her job. (Any editor-in-chief whose magazine has subscribers numbering the millions, HAS to be or they will be replaced in minutes.)

It would have been very easy (and more than a bit misogynist) to show Jacqueline as a dragon lady, bitterly jealous of her younger counterparts and treating them with cruelty as a result. “The Bold Type” executive producer Joanna Coles, former editor-in-chief of ELLE and current Chief Content Officer for Hearst Magazines, refused to let this cliché stand.   In order to spearhead a global and extraordinarily influential media operation effectively, an editor-in-chief must work with her staff to get the best from them, challenging them to push themselves beyond their comfort zones.

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That said; “The Bold Type” is television so there are some uneven elements. Would a busy editor-in-chief really have so much time to mentor people just one step above entry level? How does the show’s unpaid staffer afford the high-end designer clothes they wear? What do characters Jane and Sutton’s afford their palatial Brooklyn apartment with a GIANT living room? (Are they trust-fund kids, with rich parents helping out?)

Still, none of these uneven elements detracts from the main takeaway of “The Bold Type” which is that fashion journalism can be a difficult and exhausting, but also a fun and important job.  At a time when Teen Vogue is featuring excellent political coverage aimed at young people, the level of empowerment cannot be understated.

And as Scarlet Magazine would argue, if you can change the world wearing a killer pair of heels that only makes your victory that much sweeter. “The Bold Type” airs on ABC’s Freeform channel on Tuesday nights at 9pm.

—Cameron Grey Rose

Editors’ Pick: For Fall 2017 Zadig & Voltaire Marries Three Prominent Trends

Collages1373Don’t be fooled by late summer temperatures, it’s time to start considering your fall wardrobe. And retailers are focused and primed to get consumers attention on fall clothes. Pre-fall clothing has been in the stores since late July and now big retail stores are being stocked with fall merchandise.

That said; when it comes to stylish fall fashion, no brand does it better than Zadig & Voltaire. Launched in Paris in 1997 by Thierry Giller, the grandson of Lacoste co-founder Andre Giller. Zadig & Voltaire quickly gained a reputation for quality accessible style funneled through the luxury ready-to-wear at prices that middle-income consumers can afford.  In recent years the brand has also branched into fragrances, accessories, jewelry and eyewear.

The fall 2017 season will be a season of lots of trends empowering each other. Things are not what they appear to be for fall 2017 and what might be seen as dissimilar bedfellows, for fall 2017 it’s all in how you mix and match these polar opposites. Zadig & Voltaire has found the perfect combinations. And with three store locations in NYC, you cannot go wrong!!

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Military inspirations pop up as a trend every few years. For fall 2017, Zadig & Voltaire merges camouflage print and leopard spots in a bigger way on khaki and canvas. (Think of military influences in the Congo.) The fall 2017 collection includes a great camo jumpsuit zipped neck collar, as well as other pieces that combine a patchwork of khaki patches, velvet stripes and sweaters.

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Zadig & Voltaire take leather very seriously. From distressed edges to smooth perfection, for fall 2017, the Parisian-based brand has married New York City style with Parisian chicness and sophistication.

Images courtesy of Catherine Miran NY

Images courtesy of Catherine Miran NY

Underwear

Zadig & Voltaire loves to layer. This season Zadig & Zoltaire pair skinny jeans and jumpers with undie unmentionable, flouncy nightgown–like dresses and blouses. This pairing is for the fashion risk-taker and those who want to grab attention.

—William S. Gooch

Wednesday Sample Sales: Week of August 7, 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!!

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Image courtesy of somuchtosmileabout.com

BRAND: Muleh Semi-Annual Warehouse Sample Sale

WHEN: 8/10–8/12; (11am–7pm)

WHY: Take 70% off on EVERYTHING/ALL merchandise. Plus featuring pre-owned designer handbags from Chanel, Celine, Prada, and more.

WHERE: 160 9th Avenue,
bet. W. 19th and 20th Streets

 

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Image courtesy of pausemag.co.uk

BRAND: Patrik Ervell Sample Sale

WHEN: 8/11–8/12; Fri.–Sat. (noon–6pm)

WHY: Men’s Clothing at a discount

WHERE: 35 Howard Street
, 4th Floor

 

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Images courtesy of patternmindy.com

BRAND: Chomat Sample Sale

WHEN:  8/12 – 8/13; Saturday–Sunday (noon–4pm)

WHY:   Shop swimwear, lingerie, and sportswear up to 90% off. Meet Chromat founder Becca McCharen-Tran and tour the design studio. Their infamous $20/$40/$60 SAMPLE BINS are back.

WHERE: 544 Park Avenue
#114, 
Brooklyn, NY

 

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Image courtesy of theimpression.com

BRAND: Sachin & Babi Sample Sale

WHEN: 8/14–8/16; Mon.–Wed. (9am–6pm)

WHY: Women’s clothing at up to 80% off retail. Samples will range between $40–$75.

WHERE: 132 West 36th Street,
9th  Floor

 

—Staff

Editors’ Pick: In Praise of Big Hoop Earrings

Fashion_Reverie24The higher the hair, the closer to God, or so they say—remember 60s beehives and the big hair of the 1980s.  And the larger the earrings, the louder the praise; well, that is Fashion Reverie’s estimation.

Last September at New York Fashion Week: The Shows, big hoop earrings were seen on the runways of designers from Proenza Schouler to Nicholas K to The Blonds to Tibi. The trend is not new, dating back to the 90s when hoops earrings were the go-to urban look in the Latin community. Musician, actress and fashion icon Jennifer Lopez is credited with popularizing them in the mainstream with the look becoming wildly popular among female consumers under 30. (Remember, Jenny from the block.)

Images of Nicholas K fall 2017, Proenza Schouler fall 201, and The Blonds fall 2017 courtesy of fashionreverie.com, tomandlorenzo.com, and fashionreverie.com, respectively

Images of Nicholas K fall 2017, Proenza Schouler fall 201, and The Blonds fall 2017 courtesy of fashionreverie.com, tomandlorenzo.com, and fashionreverie.com, respectively

Like all things 90s, right now, big hoops have made a comeback, and everyone from H&M to David Yurman has hopped on the trend. Once Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Beyonce, and Kendall Jenner were donning big hoop earrings, it was only a matter of time before everyone had to show their sense of style by wearing big hoops.

That said; big hoop earrings are a subset of an even larger trend: fashion maximalism. For those not familiar with the maximalism movement, maximalism is a reactionary response the minimalist theory of ‘less is more.’ Maximalism is all about excess, in other words ‘more is more.’ For the past several years, designers have been showing how larger than life they can be, now even more so than ever in the face of rebellion against right-wing politics.

In_Praise_Big_hoop_earringsAs maximalism movement continues, it is worth noting that this was also fashion’s response to coming out of a period of subtlety and understatement—a response to the Great Recession of 2008. Fashion designers played it safe and stuck to garments that would sell. Once the luxury sector rebounded, designers unleashed with everything from avant-garde styles to statement jewelry that made big statements.

The less-is-more approach went out the window, and jewelry designers took notice. Big hoop earrings also let us know that women are now looking for statement pieces aside from coveted ‘It’ bags or high-priced stiletto footwear.

Fashion_Reverie23Still, don’t purchase any old big hoop earrings thinking you’re in the fashion know. Jewelry selection is an art form, one that isn’t to be taken lightly. Keep in mind how big is big when considering your own face shape. If you have a more petite face, don’t go too oversized. If you are opting for stones, diamonds are a simple, classic choice, and it might be best to stay away from colored gems and semi-precious stones. The size and boldness of your earrings are already making a statement; there is no need to draw any more attention to yourself.

The great thing about big hoop earrings is they can go with almost anything. They can be paired with tee shirts, dresses, gowns, even suits. While this isn’t something we at Fashion Reverie would recommend for the courtroom or boardroom, it’s a versatile look to go from casual Friday to the cocktail party.

Images of Halle Berry courtesy of D'Orazio and Associates

Images of Halle Berry courtesy of D’Orazio and Associates

If you dare to go really out there with your style, try the one earring look, but make sure it is something that is beautifully ordained and designed. It has to be the kind of thing that says “I have style,” not “I just bought a medieval doorknob for my ear.” Find yourself the perfect ear catching pair, and let them speak for themselves.

—Kristopher Fraser

Fashion News Alert: Usain Bolt’s Last Race Opens Doors at Puma, Betsey Johnson Lists on Airbnb, Selena Gomez and Coach Collaboration, and Michael Costello Opens First Boutique

Betsey_Johnson-mexican_VillaIs Betsey Johnson strapped for cash? Who knows? But her recent listing of her Mexican villa on Airbnb signifies that something is afoot!!

Betsey Johnson’s Mexican villa is located northwest of Acapulco and is listed as a “boutique vacation experience” for six to eight guests. The villa features four bedrooms—styled in bold, floral colors—a large pool, terrace and outdoor kitchen, along with a fully equipped exercise room. The villa also comes equipped with all the creature comforts of the modern traveler, with a Sonos sound system, Wifi, Netflix and cable TV, along with access to a 7-seat Jeep Commander, ATV and paddle board for land and water activities.

Guests may be surprised to learn Betsey Johnson still lives at the Mexican villa and they might have to share the villa with her. Rates began at $618 a night with a three-day stay minimum.

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Image courtesy of gentlemanstyle.com

Usain and Puma

On the heels of Usain Bolt coming in third in the 100-meter dash at the World Athletics Championships, Bolt has announced that the 100-meter dash was his last race. This last race could open doors for Bolt at Puma beyond him being sponsored by the brand, a sponsorship he has had since he was 15.

“Usain Bolt could be even more important for us when he stops running,” Chief Executive Bjorn Gulden told the Handelsblatt Daily in an interview. “I can even imagine that he could run our business in the Caribbean.”

Bolt is still not committing to his next move after track and field. Bolt has excelled in three Olympics, winning eight gold medals and 12 World Athletics Championships titles. “It’s going to be hard, as track and field has been everything for me since I [Usain Bolt] was 10 and it’s been a rush—but we’ll see where life takes me.”

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Image courtesy of instylelook.com

Coach x Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez’s relationship with Coach is expanding beyond the recent fall 2017 campaign with Gomez. Gomez is collaborating with Stuart Vevers, the creative director of Coach leather goods to create several chic bags including the “Selena Grace” bag.

“I’m very excited for everyone to finally see the design Stuart and I worked on together,” said the American singer about the Selena Grace bag in a fashionnetwork.com article.. “I can’t wait to carry it—it’s totally versatile, perfect to wear day-to-night and it goes with everything.”

The focal item of the  Coach x Selena Gomez collection will be the “Selena Grace” bag that can be worn on the shoulder are on the arm, and meets the needs of the modern woman. The double-handled bag is available in several exclusive colors: Selena Black Cherry, Selena White and Selena Red. The collection also includes a wristlet, a cardholder, and charms that can be clipped to the handbag.

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Michael Costello expands to stand-alone boutique

On August 20, LA–based Michael Costello will open his first boutique in downtown Los Angeles. This store will exclusively carry Costello’s ready-to-wear collection, featuring Costello’s signature aesthetic.

Costello’s ready-to-wear collections will retail around $300.  Costello has a passion for beautiful garments at affordable prices. “To make high fashion more affordable and accessible to women of all shapes and sizes,” explains Costello.

The store will be open seven days a week from 10am to 8pm.

—William S. Gooch

Celebrity Fashion Sightings: Week of July 31, 2017

Though we are heading toward the last month of summer fun, our favorite celebs are still exciting us on red carpets with some great fashion choices. This week’s Celebrity Fashion Sightings takes our viewers from the 2017 Television Critics Association Awards (TCA) to Lady Gaga’s world tour kickoff to the premiere of the “Kidnap.”

Images courtesy of D'Orazio and Associates

Images courtesy of D’Orazio and Associates

Riding on some good reviews for her new film “Kidnap,” Halle Berry looked youthful and current in a camouflage miniskirt with crisp white blouse, beautifully accessorized in a Narcisa Pheres diamond ring at the Los Angeles premiere of “Kidnap.”

Images courtesy of The Brand Group

Images courtesy of The Brand Group

Lady Gaga keeps improving year after year. And though, at times, Gaga has donned more traditional clothing in recent years, Gaga still has an oeuvre for the avante-garde. Lady Gaga kicks off ‘Joanne’ World Tour last night in a custom piece by V2Bentley. The brand’s founder and designer, Caroline Bentley Noble, created this ‘one-of-one’ piece by hand painting and dying the majority of the blazer in inspiration she collected from Gaga herself.

Image courtesy of D'Orazio and Associates

Image courtesy of D’Orazio and Associates/BackGrid

Every time Fashion Reverie features Jennifer Lopez, it is one stunning moment after the next. J-Lo was spotted wearing a Hamel gown to Sophie Lasry and Alex Swieca’s wedding in New York City this past Sunday. Now, I wonder who looked better J-Lo or the bride?

Image courtesy of C&M Media

Image courtesy of C&M Media

Singer/Actress Mandy Moore doesn’t let any grass grow under her feet. With two television series currently running “This Is Us” and “Tangled: The Series,” everything is coming up roses for Mandy Moore. Mandy wears a Missoni dress to the Annual TCA Awards in Beverly Hills.

Image courtesy of Getty Images/Sydney Reising

Image courtesy of Getty Images/Sydney Reising

Whether she is walking down a runway, posing on the red carpet or just going about her daily routine, Supermodel Kendall Jenner always looks good. Kendall was spotted in NYC wearing a HERON PRESTON orange sweat suit.

—Staff

 

 

 

 

Fashion Flashback: Christos Yiannakou

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Image courtesy of thebridalcouncil.com

Fashion Reverie looks back at the life and career of Christos Yiannakou. Christos Yiannakou passed away on Thursday, August 3, 2017 after a long battle with cancer. Christos Yiannakou had a long, illustrious career as a bridal designer in the US, opening his own bridal design and manufacturing company, Christos Inc., in New York City in 1984 with his business partner Michael De Cuollo.

Christos Yiannakou emigrated from the island of Cyprus, at the age of 22, to New York City and enrolled at the Traphagen School of Design. Upon graduation, Christos Yiannakou was employed at Galina Bridal. While at Galina Bridal, Yiannakou was immediately recognized for unique talent in bridal design and quickly became the leading designer at Galina Bridal.

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Image courtesy of weddingclan.com

After forming Christos, Inc. with business partner Michael Cuollo in 1984, Christos, Inc. quickly became a dominant force in the bridal industry with Yiannakou winning “Bridal Designer of the Year” awards from Brides and Modern Brides magazines. Christos has been sold in the US, Canada, Mexico, Japan, and Europe and has been retailed in Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, I. Magnin, Bullocks Wilshire, and Frost Bros.

Christos has been distinguished its use of intricate lace, primarily Alençon, in addition to Guipure, Chantilly and embroidered laces, which became works of art. His bridal gowns were elegant and timeless designs that transitioned from the sixties into the new century.

Images courtesy of theimpression.com

Images courtesy of theimpression.com

In 2004, Chistos, Inc. was sold to Amsale Aberra, LLC who continues the Christos tradition of creating elegant, classic Christos designs sold all over the world.

—Staff

 

 

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