Fashion News Alert: Karl Lagerfelds’ #MeToo Comments, Adidas Offers Kaepernick Deal, and Gaia Trussardi Resigns

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Karl Lagerfeld is known for saying exactly what he thinks. Mincing his words is not one of Lagerfeld’s virtues when it comes to speaking his mind on models and body image.In a recent numero.com article, Lagerfeld blasted the #MeToo movement by stating, “… I read somewhere that now you must ask a model if she is comfortable with posing. Its simply too much, from now on, as a designer, you can’t do anything. As for the accusations against the poor Karl Templar [creative director at Interview magazine], I don’t believe a single word of it. A girl complained he tried to pull her pants down and he is instantly excommunicated from a profession that up until then had venerated him. It’s unbelievable. If you don’t want your pants pulled about, don’t become a model! Join a nunnery, there’ll always be a place for you in the convent. They’re recruiting even!”

The Model Alliance, a model advocacy group, fired back. “Mr. Lagerfeld’s flippant dismissal of reports of abuse, and his characterization of models who have come forward as “stupid,” “toxic” and “sordid creatures” who should quit their profession if they do not like how they are treated surely demands action. While the industry has previously met such remarks with tacit acceptance, this much is clear: attitudes like Lagerfeld’s carry the day no longer.”

Some celebrities have also slammed Lagerfeld for his comments. Rose McGowan tweeted, “Karl, your cruelty is tired. You’ve made so much money off of women’s insecurities, time for you to ride off into the victim shaming sunset.” Comedian Whitney Cummings commented, “ Karl Lagerfeld is fed up with the #MeeToo. Well, I’m fed up with rich old entitled white guys with ponytails who make their money off of women’s insecurities.”

More for Kaepernick

Colin Kaepernick’s ability to get signed by an NFL team comes with some perks. The political activist and former San Francisco 49er quarterback is looking to get signed by an NFL team, but because of his controversial political activism some NFL team owners have cold feet. Kaepernick is currently a free agent.

Still, if Kaepernick does snag a deal, Adidas’ North American president Mark King has offered Kaepernick an endorsement deal.  “We love athletes that have a platform to make the world a better place. If they’re an activist in a way that brings attention to something that moves the world forward, even if there’s controversy at that moment, we’re really interested in those athletes because I think it represents the world today,” said Mark King according to a AZcentral.com report.

Kaepernick took several bows to the knee during the National Anthem in protest to racial profiling and police violence against people of color. Kaepernick has stated in the Washington Post, “when there’s significant change and I feel that flag represents what it’s supposed to represent, and this country is representing people the way that it’s supposed to, I’ll stand.”

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Bye, bye Gaia

Friday 13 is known to be a bad luck day, so most folks avoid doing anything substantive on that day. On this past Friday 13, Gaia Trussardi resigned as creative director of the family-owned Italian fashion label, Trussardi.

Gaia Trussardi has served as creative director of Trussardi for five years. Her explanation for her resignation, as reported in fashionnetwork.com was “to pursue new professional challenges.” No other explanations have been released at this time.

The Trussardi brand began in 1911, and in 2018 the brand is looking to expand its distribution in China and Russia. Gaia Trussardi’s last collection for the brand gave more of a contemporary look to Trussardi’s classic DNA.

—William S. Gooch

THEIA Bridal Spring 2019

It became very obvious that during the New York International Bridal Week season that a lot of bridal brands where influenced by the upcoming nuptials of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. THEIA did not stray far away from this almost ubiquitous trend by paying homage to the royal couple with a slight twist.True to form, THEIA always finds a way to incorporate a prevailing trend or a theme while maintaining its signature aesthetic. This season THEIA’s Creative Director Don O’Neill decided to veer away from the brand’s usual bridal bohemian aesthetic and embrace an aesthetic that was more regal and imperial. This regal direction was developed along the brand’s penchant for embellished bodices and soft ballgown skirts of silk chiffon and lace. With a background that was reminiscent of a Baroque opulent palace and all its gilded beauty, for spring 2019 THEIA created bridal gowns that fit quite nicely into this majestic environment.

For spring 2019, THEIA has created a bridal collection for that bride that wants imperial glory. This modern princess bride is confident, sexy, feminine and coolly aristocratic.Though this spring 2019 bridal collection projected regal modernity, there were several silhouettes in this collection that harkened back to looks that Aubrey Hepburn would have donned in the classic films “Sabrina and “Roman Holiday.” Bridal gowns that reflected those classic films of the 1950s include the champagne brocade ball gown, hand embroidered with baroque silver zardozi and crystal scrollwork and silk organza, and ivory re-embroidered lace triple-tiered halter gown. And the showpiece champagne brocade ball gown, hand embroidered with baroque silver zardozi and crystal scrollwork reflected the imperial theme and slightly harkened back to Hepburn in “Roman Holiday” would not be a gown that a lot of modern brides would choose, it was fantastic that Don O’Neill included this fantastic showpiece bridal gown in the collection.

Similar to last season, O’Neill included a curvy model in his lineup of models this season. And as in last season, the curvy model blended in seamlessly with the other models.

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Standout looks in this spring 2019 collection includes the ivory sleeveless “V” neck mermaid gown festooned with hand-embroidered Swarovski crystal and glass beads, ivory crepe-fitted Halter gown worn under the “Riley” cape, and porcelain ball gown encrusted with lacquered sequin flowers, pearls and 3-D tulle leaves.—William S. Gooch

Gracy Accad Bridal Spring 2019

Gracy Accad has figured out a few things, and she has come to some solid conclusions in just two seasons showcasing her bridal collections during New York International Bridal Week. One of the things that she has figured out correctly is that the modern bride wants choices. And though those choices can be varied, the choices should stray too far away from what the modern bridal consumer will wear.

In her debut fall 2018 Gracy Accad was on her way to figuring this balance out. It was an auspicious start, but she wasn’t quite there just yet. For spring 2019, Accad demonstrated that she has not only arrived but they she is way ahead of the curve.Inspired by dance, Accad’s spring 2019 bridal collection had many things that the modern bride would want. The collection contained those cute, sexy, and very modern pre-nuptial party bridal garments that could also work for that bride that desires a non-traditional outfit for their bridal ceremony—case in point, the collection’s beaded romper with organza ballet wrap, short white moto dress in guipure lace with rose cloque pattern skirt, and lace bustier catsuit with organza peplum overlay.

Still, this collection was grounded in classic bridal silhouette, demonstrating that Accad has a solid handle on the fact that the modern bridal consumer is not abandoning classic silhouette, they just want some modern sensibilities with some whimsical twists and turns, which this collection has plenty of. And Accad’s ballet references, though subtle and faint at times, at a closer observation give this collection just the right balance of whimsy and aspiration.

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Standout looks in the collection include the aforementioned three bridal party looks and the off-white corded lace gown with Victorian neckline, fitted ballet-inspired bodice with embroidered and beaded organza skirt, pale pink organza hand-painted floral ball skirt with guipure lace crop top, and strapless all-over floral with beaded embroidered ball gown.—William S. Gooch

Fashion News Alert: Cardi B’s Fashion Collaboration, Susan Lucci Debuts Activewear, and GQ Goes to the Middle East

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In a very short amount of time Cardi B has become a style icon for young fans of hip hop. Well, Miss Cardi is leaving no stone unturned. Riding high off of her meteoric fame, Cardi recently revealed that she is in talks with Fashion Nova on a collaborative fashion collection. Fashion Nova is a fast-fashion online retailer.”They gave me an opportunity to design what I like and what I want to put out,” the star told Ebro Darden during their conversation on Apple Beats Music 1. “I’m going to put out a line with them, a little something-something for the fall. It’s going to be crazy because it’s what I like.” Card B continued, “[they have] been rocking with me from the beginning,” adding: “I want people to look good and I want people to look high-end with a good budget price and that’s the perfect opportunity. I’m excited for that.”

This is not Cardi B’s first time at the fashion rodeo, in December Cardi B collaborated with footwear icon Steve Madden on a shoe collection, Curated by Cardi. Curated by Cardi had Cardi B pick shoes from the label’s already existing collection and highlight each pick on the video series, “Daily Tips With Cardi B.”

Rock it Cardi, while it lasts!!

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GQ Arab style

Though fashion publications’ circulation and ad revenue globally may be down, that does not mean that media companies are not experimenting and looking for ways to expand their audiences. And though the retail market is going through lots of changes in the US, in other parts of the world, the retail market, especially luxury brands are gaining momentum.

In response to the growing menswear market globally, Condè Nast International is launching GQ Middle East in a licensing agreement IFP Media Group in September 2018. “The Arabian men’s fashion market is very dynamic … We believe that ITP has the experience, vision and enthusiasm to deliver GQ Middle East with its own unique voice across all platforms,” said Karina Dobrotvorskaya, President of Condé Nast New Markets and Editorial Director, Brand Development in a fashionnetwork.com. “GQ is without doubt the most recognizable men’s media brand in the world, and our Middle East version will distinguish itself with quality writers and photographers, exclusive interviews, video production, in-depth analysis and commentary,” added Ali Akawi, CEO of ITP Media Group.

GQ Middle East will cater to men between the ages of 28–45 years of age. ITP is one of the largest media companies in the Middle East, with a portfolio of more than 100 brands that include regional editions of Time Out, Harper’s Bazaar Arabia, and Hello!.

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La Lucci takeover

Another celebrity has thrown their hat into the active wear market. Soap Opera superstar Susan Lucci is launching an eight-piece active wear collection with QVC. The line includes printed tights, tanks, tops, and hoodies. Lucci previously sold Pilates equipment and videos on QVC.

“It’s appropriate for lunching with your friends, going to the shops, picking your children up from school and not missing a beat and traveling on a plane,” said Lucci in a fashionnetwork.com article. This active wear line includes bold colors and prints, as well as figure-flattering silhouettes.

This is not the first active wear line from Lucci, ten years ago Lucci launched a Pilates line with HSN. The active wear line on QVC was inspired by Lucci’s 20-year relationship with exercising with Pilates equipment. The line will debut on QVC on April 13.

—William S. Gooch

Ballet Hispanic Scores Another Homerun

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A few years back, Ballet Hispanico hosted an audience Q&A after one of their performances, and an audience member commented that he was surprised that Ballet Hispanico did not present more ballets with a stronger Latin influence. Perhaps, this audience member thought he was only going to see flamenco dance or dance works with strong, traditional Latin rhythms from the Caribbean and South America. What that audience member may not have understood is that Latin culture is an amalgam of influences from many cultures, be it West Africa, North Africa, indigenous Native cultures, the European mainland, and even some Asian and Middle Eastern cultures. And oftentimes these cultural influences are so brilliantly melded into more recognizable Latin rhythms and influences that to the untrained eye, some theatrical works may not appear Hispanic, when in fact, the Latin presence is quite strong.

At their recent season at the Joyce Theater, Ballet Hispanico’s CEO and Artistic Director Eduardo Vilaro demonstrated the breadth and wealth of the Latin diaspora. The four programs on the opening performance—Linea Recta, Espiritus Gemelos, Waiting for Pepe, and Con Brazos Abiertos—aptly exhibit that Ballet Hispanico is commented to exploring Latin culture in all its diversity and incarnations.

Under founder Tina Ramirez, Ballet Hispanico assembled a repertoire that had a recognizable Latin influence and fit into the fold of what non-Hispanic audiences would expect from a dance company rooted in Latin culture. Ramirez’s point of view under her aegis was appropriate at that time. However, in this current incarnation of Ballet Hispanico, Vilaro is stretching the company beyond that. And that is a real good thing.

                                    “Linea Recta” image courtesy of Paula Lobo

Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s Linea Recta approaches familiar, traditional Hispanic influences—flamenco, mantillas, lacy, ruffled dresses, and black fans—in a modern interpretation. Ochoa aptly takes familiar flamenco movement and replaces and enhances some recognizable movement with vocabulary from the modern dance lexicon. Instead of flamenco foot tapping, Ochoa employs barefoot shuffles and other barefooted flourishes. The traditional high-low ruffled skirt, traje de gitana, is replaced by a shortened version that gives the dancers more movement freedom. And the pyrotechnically brilliant choreography demonstrates Ochoa’s acumen for taking something that is deeply rooted in Andalusian culture and translates that influence into a modern interpretation for modern audiences. The company performed this seminal favorite with verve, passion, and technical prowess with standout performances by Chris Bloom, Lyvan Verdecia, and Eila Valls.

     “Waiting for Pepe” image courtesy of Paula Lobo

“Waiting for Pepe,” a Ballet Hispanico world premiere with choreography by Carlos Pons Guerra, explores Guerra’s interpretation of Federico Garcia Lorca’s play The House of Bernarda Alba. For those familiar with Lorca’s play, the dominance of the women in the household is front and center. That female forcefulness is a crucial element in Guerra’s choreography. Guerra infuses his Latin power women and family intrigue with the theatricality that can be found in Latin films and telenovelas.

Guerra also showcases in “Waiting for Pepe” his ability to meld different movement styles from the modern dance lexicon seamlessly without sacrificing dramatic relevance. And the last movement of this dance work Guerra brilliantly utilized the rhythmic, percussive music of Jacinto Guerrero, exhibiting Guerro’s expert skill at expressing modern dance movement styles juxtaposed against narrative and emotion.

Ballet Hispanico’s Joyce season placed a heavy emphasis on Federico Garcia Lorca. The company’s third work of their opening night was the second dance work that drew inspiration from Lorca. “Espiritus Gemelos,” another company world premiere, drew inspiration from the meeting between Lorca and Salvador Dali in 1923. Collected letters from that time imply that they there may have been a sexual relationship between Lorca and Dali. Gustavo Ramirez Sansano explores this relationship through movement that is subtle, thoughtful, and sensual. Again, Ballet Hispanico explores different ways of defining Latin culture through movement that expands the company’s repertoire beyond work and movement styles that is familiar and expected.

                          “Con Brazos Abiertos” image courtesy of Paula Lobo

Another favorite, Michelle Manzanales’ “Con Brazos Abiertos,” explores the immigrant experience with verbal sound tracks from Cheech and Chong, music of Julio Iglesias, and a mix of rock en epanol. Funny, bombastic, and technically brilliant, this crowd favorite always satisfies.

Ballet Hispanico’s season at the Joyce Theater is from April 10–15.

—William S. Gooch

Celebrity Fashion Sightings: Week of April 2, 2018

This week’s Celebrity Fashion Sightings takes our viewers from the “Blockers” premiere in Westwood, California to “Children of a Lesser God” on Broadway to the pre-final event of “The Voice.” Though sightings were slim this week, Fashion Reverie keeps our viewers informed on all the great fashion from your favorite celebs.

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Angela Bassett continues to shine in her third decade in the entertainment industry. Bassett looks so hip and current in a black floral printed sweatshirt with matching pants from PINKO‘s spring 2018 collection while attending “Children of a Lesser God” on Broadway. Now, who wore it better, Angela or the model?

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We all know how funny Leslie Mann. However, Leslie can also be sexy and glamorous. Leslie shows that she still has it going on after being in the industry for over two decades by looking so delicious in a Zac Posen Resort 2018 floral strapless dress at the premiere of “Blockers” in Westwood, California. She is beautifully accessorized with lab-grown Anabela Chan orange garnet cabochon drop earrings.

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Supermodel Bella Hadid is not only slaying on the catwalk, she is slaying everywhere. Bella Hadid has taken her Svelte Metals hoops on a world tour! Svelte Metals’ Simone hoops and Valentina hoops have become her go-to hoops and she’s been spotted wearing them at the airport, on the streets, and all over Instagram in LA, NYC, Paris, China, and Japan.

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Jennifer Hudson wore lab-grown Anabela Chan ruby and sapphire earrings and rings to the pre-final event for “The Voice” in Borehamwood, England. 

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“Riverdale’s” Lili Reinhardt really knows how to accessorize a look. Recently, she was spotted on the streets of Paris with her “Riverdale” cast rocking some Neil J. Rodgers shoes. You work it out, Lili!!—Staff

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Editor’s Pick: Yandy’s Bridal Destination Swimwear

OK, you’ve got the great bridal gown. If you are having pre-bridal party, you have the outfit for that party. Still, have you thought about what swimwear you are going to wear if you have a tropical destination wedding or go away somewhere beach-like on your nuptials?

If you are still at a loss for what to do, Fashion Reverie has a great option for you!! The 90s are back!! From some early 90s grunge look—not a good look—to late 90s hip-hop bling—love it!!—to 90s denim looks, if 90s fashion is a favorite of yours, Yandy.com has great wedding destination swimwear that will fit the bill.Yandy.com, the leading online retailer of specialty apparel for women, announced the recent release of their heavily influenced by the 90’s, 2018 Swimwear Collection “Modern Tide” with numerous capsule collections. Today, the brand is excited to release the next set of their 2018 swim line with additional capsules. One of these capsules is “Destination Bride.”

Say “I Do” to this exclusive collection featuring lace and ruffles in whites and light pinks and styles that let you flaunt your engaged or bridal party status. The average price for a standard one piece is  $39.95 and average for standard two-piece is $50 or lower for the full collection. The sizes are small to extra large. 

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Don’t let all that work in the gym go to waste. Flaunt off your fabulous shape with some “Destination Bride” pieces from Yandy.com. Your new hubby will be oh so happy!!For more information, go to yandy.com.

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Sparkle and Shine with these 2018 Bridal Beauty Products

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On the eve of New York International Bridal Week 2018 Fashion Reverie looks to beauty brands that can facilitate a great look for brides on their very special day. Remember, the nuptial ceremony is no longer just one day. Many brides have bridal pre-parties a day or two before the wedding ceremony for her bridal besties and if you are planning a traditional East Indian wedding, the nuptials can last up to a week. Fashion Reverie understands all of this and has curated a few products that will keep you looking fresh and beautiful throughout the entire bridal process. Rest assured a worn out, frazzled bride is not a good look; especially on that very special day. Fashion Reverie is here to help!!

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During your nuptials, keeping your lipstick fresh is a constant concern. Eliminate all the lipstick retouch ups with long-lasting lipstick from LipSense. Founded in 1999 by Joni Rogers-Kante, LipSense is the premier product of SeneGence and is unlike any conventional lipstick, stain or color. As the original long-lasting lip color, it is waterproof, does not kiss-off, smear-off, rub-off or budge-off! Create your own color palette by combining colors from over 50 shades.And, just as important it does not dry out your lips. In fact, it helps to restore the moisture content of your lips when used properly. LipSense Liquid Lip Color can last anywhere between 4 and 18 hours. LipSense is initially sold as a set, which includes LipSense Liquid Lip Color, a moisturizing Gloss, and an Ooops! Remover. Lipsense ranges in price from $30–$22.

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Who wants dry, scaly skin on their wedding day? No one, especially if you are wearing a strapless gown or low décolletage/open back bridal gown. If dry skin is a challenge for you, Beurre to the rescue!!Beurre is an invigorating, healthy, natural, homemade skincare line that visibly improves all skin types to a youthful, soft, supple tone. At Le Beurre Shop, the company only uses high quality, 100% natural ingredients—incorporating them into a harmonious blend of moisturizing oils and unrefined shea butter. Another bonus, Beurre supports a variety of charities that assist women and children in need!!.

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Do your muscles tighten up when you get stressed out? If so, PARODI is just the product to calm and relax your muscles. PARODI Comforting Muscle Lotion is a skincare product formulated for everyone leading an active workday or lifestyle that results in overworked muscles. The cooling fast-acting lotion rolls on to help calm overworked muscles with a gentle massage.PARODI Comforting Muscle Lotion offers menthol and camphor to help calm and relax tired muscles; arnica for calming and soothing achy tired muscles; magnesium oil for calming stiff muscles, evening primrose oil which contains high levels of antioxidants that help soothe rough skin.PARODI Professional Care Daily Moisturizing Hand Cream and PARODI Professional Care Intensive Moisturizing Hand Cream offer an unprecedented system of protection for hands frequently exposed to dry air, water, soaps and other irritants. These irritants are what lead to dry, chapped skin on hands.

PARODI Professional Care’s proprietary HypeauPro® ingredients team the latest scientific elements with natural elements including Nacre (mother of pearl), Hypericum (St. John’s Wort) and Spilanthes to smooth and soften irritated, dry skin. Neither of the hand creams contains synthetic fragrance.

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On your wedding day you might have some small hairs on your ears or fine hairs on your upper lip that need to be eliminated. Why go to a salon for this minor beauty treatment?The andmetics hair, nose, brow, lip wax removal strips remove all annoying hairs in just a few minutes. It can be used at home and is easy and safe. The strips are perfectly shaped to the ears’, brow, and lip curves and hollows and nostrils for accurate hair removal—without unnecessary irritation to other areas. The andmetrics wax strips retail at around $9 per pack.—William S. Gooch

 

Dr. Natalya Fazylova Informs about Bridal Beauty Treatments

Looking great at your nuptials goes beyond just a great bridal gown or looking slim and trim. Having great skin does wonders and will make heads turn while you walk down that aisle and at your reception party. Remember, many brides have pre-bridal parties a few days before “the big day,” and you need to look bright-eyed and bushy tailed on that day as well.Radiance Aesthetic and Wellness Spa has a plethora of treatments that can make you have that bridal glow on your wedding day. Dr. Natalya Fazylova spoke with Fashion Reverie about two treatments that are sure to deliver the goods. 

      Gisele Bundchen getting vampire facial. Image courtesy of vampirefacial.com

Fashion Reverie: What is the vampire facial?Dr. Fazylova: The vampire facial is a procedure by which we collect the patient’s own blood, process the blood in a specific centrifuge and it separates stem cells and growth factors within the platelets in the plasma. We take the plasma that is platelets and growth cells and we address wrinkles, pigments issues and we inject the liquid from the plasma in those problem areas. It is a natural way to regenerate growth factors and collagen on the patient’s skin. It is anti-aging, it will improve skin texture, tone of the skin, and if you inject deeply, it will help collagen grow and smooth out fine lines and wrinkles.

FR: What would be the benefits of the vampire facial?

Dr. Fazylova: The benefits will help to erase the wrinkles it will improve the tone of the skin, decrease pigmentation and help to build the collagen. We start to lose collagen after the age of 25. There is also a healing property in this process, so we also use it on patients that have bad acne and scars. It has multiple ways of addressing skin problems.

FR: How would this procedure work well for brides and members of their bridal party?

Dr. Fazylova: Depending on the skin condition, the best way to get benefits from this procedure for brides-to-be and their bridal parties is do a series of the procedure, and a minimum of three. Someone who needs just a little modification of the skin with better skin tone, and texture of the skin, after only one treatment patients will find their skin will have a beautiful healthy glow. And as we know all brides want to glow on their wedding day. Sometimes if minor adjustments are needed for the skin, you will see improvement with just one treatment. However, for more long-term results for problem skin, the patient would need a series of treatments, preferably scheduled one month a part. Brides should schedule the treatment a couple of months in advance.

FR: What is the turnaround or downtime with this procedure where you can actually see the benefits?

Dr. Fazylova: There is barely any downtime with the vampire facial. You may have some redness for up to 24 hours. The procedure does have healing properties, so there is no skin damage after the procedure. My clients actually achieve the glowing skin effect after the redness is gone, a few days later. If we are working on more severe skin challenges, you see benefits after a couple of weeks. What is good about this therapeutic procedure is that benefits continue well beyond the procedure. It stimulates collagen production and will continue well past a year if the patient has received up to three treatments.

FR: Who should not have this procedure? 

Dr. Fazylova: Any client that comes to us we perform a 3-D skin analysis that shows skin damage up to three layers. Clients that have active lesions, rosacea, psoriasis, or active acne are not good candidates for the vampire facial. If clients have severe skin issues we recommend other treatments to treat those challenges, wait for the results and then they may be good candidates for the vampire facial.

    Vampire facial before and after

FR: Why is this procedure so popular among celebrities?Dr. Fazylova: First, the vampire facial is very popular among celebrities because it is a very natural procedure; it is not toxic, nothing is injected into your body but your own blood. There is never any bad reaction to the procedure, there are also no complications if it injected around the eyes or other sensitive areas. And the client also sees a great result and it is again your own blood regenerating your own cells to work more efficiently.

FR: What are the price points for this procedure at Radiance Aesthetic and Wellness Spa?

Dr. Fazylova: Our price point for the vampire facial for one treatment is $950 for the face, if the client needs face and neck the price point is $1250; however, if they want buy a package we offer discounts of 20% to 25% off.

FR: What other body parts to you use the vampire facial for other than face and neck?

Dr. Fazylova: It depends on what the client needs. It could be done additionally on patient’s chest and décolleté, as well as hands. We have seen great results on hands. This treatment is great for a bride that is wearing a bridal gown that has dipping décolletage. This treatment has also been done for the back.

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FR: Could you speak to the IPL Skin Rejuvenation with pulse light that you also perform at Radiance Aesthetic and Wellness Spa?Dr. Fazylova: The IPL Skin Rejuvenation is a type of laser treatment that is used to treat hyperpigmentation or sun damage and can treat rosacea blotchy skin, redness, and broken capillaries. It is very quick treatment that takes around 20 minutes. There is also very little downtime. The patient can go back to work the next day or even the same day, looking refreshed and vibrant.

FR: What is the price point on this treatment?

Dr. Fazylova: At Radiance Aesthetic and Wellness Spa the price is $150 and if the patient buys a package that get 20% to 25% off.

FR: Which consumers are not good candidates for this treatment?

Dr. Fazylova: It is not safe for clients that have dark skin and/or skin type 5 and skin type 6. IPL Skin Rejuvenation targets red and brown pigment and the treatment could burn off some of the pigment that darker skin clients already have. They could develop light spots on their skin. Also, patients that take antibiotics or certain antidepressants that make them photosensitive are also not good candidates for IPL Skin Rejuvenation.

This treatment is primarily for clients that have fair skin and are having issues with hyperpigmentation and have skin issues due to sun damage. The vampire facial is excellent for patients with darker skin.

                                          Radiance Aesthetic and Wellness Spa

FR: How should consumers pursue IPL Skin Rejuvenation?Dr. Fazylova: This treatment should be purchased in a package of three treatments with each treatment scheduled one month a part to see great results. The patient could then repurchase another package, if need be, in six months. The patient should not go out in the sun a lot after receiving the treatment, so the best time to have the procedure is in the winter and early spring.

FR: Brides typically wear quite a bit of makeup on their very special day. What is the downtime between getting IPL Skin Rejuvenation and/or the vampire facial and wearing makeup? And, what other products should brides not use if they have recently had these procedures?

Dr. Fazylova: Patients should not do any peels soon after these procedures. They should also not use products with Vitamin C. We provide our clients after the procedures with a post-treatment kit that provides them product they should use weeks after the procedure, as well as a skincare regimen.

—William S. Gooch

 

 

 

 

 

 

New York International Bridal Week Spring 2019 Pre-Coverage

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As of 2015, the bridal market globally is estimated to be valued at 300 billion dollars with the US share of that market valued at $55 billion dollars. And according to strategy.com, “the global market for [bridal wear] is projected to exceed US$73 billion by 2024, sustained by the continued faith in the religious sanctity of marriage even amid the rapidly emerging divide in cultural values, changing patterns in family life and altering ideas of love, intimacy and contemporary marital practices.”That said; change is fashion’s constant bedfellow, and where that change is felt so strongly in a shrinking retail climate, adversely affecting ready-to-wear collections and fashion brands with brick and mortar stores closing at a record pace, change is fueling the bridal wear market’s growth and innovation. The bridal wear market is not only surviving the chameleon-like nature and whimsical tastes of modern consumers, but is finding ways to excel, evolve, and grow.

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From April 12-April 16, New York International Bridal Week will take place in New York City. Fashion Reverie is primed and ready to bring its viewers complete bridal coverage. For the spring 2019 bridal season, which will be highlighted during New York International Bridal Week, Fashion Reverie will be reviewing some bridal brands for the first time—Watters, Morilee, Claire Pettibone, and Alon Livine White. This coverage will include bridal beauty and accessories. And new this season Fashion Reverie will be co-sponsoring a bridal beauty event with Radiance Aesthetics and Wellness Spa at Panache NY Bridal Showroom on April 11 as a run-up to New York International Bridal Week.—Staff

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