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.

—Staff

 

 

 

 

 

Editor’s Pick: Angela Mitchell’s Fall 2018 Shoe Collection

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Shoe collections come a dime a dozen, particularly in a market oversaturated with inexpensive, lackluster product. In response to US consumers’ penchant for product at bargain-basement prices, some footwear brands have sacrificed creativity, quality and innovation for lower prices and banality. Angela Mitchell is not that kind of footwear brand.Established in 2016 by creative designers and sisters Krystal and Marilyn Lavoie, Angela Mitchell is a Canadian emerging luxury shoe brand, handmade in Italy for men and women. And the brand’s fall 2018 debut during New York Fashion Week: The Shows was a bonafide hit, demonstrating that the design duo’s design aesthetic contains that delicate balance of retail viability and fashion sensibility. Something much needed in the current milquetoast market.

Inspired by a journey through Morocco and the cities of Marrakech, Casablanca, Agadir and Berber rural villages, Krystal and Marilyn Lavoie found a way to weave Morocco’s orange sunsets, desert horizons and rich North African culture into a footwear collection that centered on modern sensibilities while pushing fashion’s proverbial envelope. By employing semi-precious stones into a lot of the footwear, particularly on high quality leather, the brand recalled the exotic Moroccan landscapes with its unexpected beauty and mystery.

The women’s collection offers 7 contemporary and classic styles. Among oxfords and fringe-embellished pumps, the Tichka boot embellished with geometric patterns calls upon Moroccan tapestries. Swarovski crystal appliqués in jet, silver night and hematite sparkle against leathers mastered by Italian artisans. The men’s collection, featuring 6 styles, includes the standout Tizi oxford. Designed with the same geometric pattern and audacious spirit as the Tichka, the shoe sets the course for unlimited and unforgettable exploration.

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Made of genuine Italian leather, the Angela Mitchell luxury men’s collection features six unique and distinctive men’s styles—all of which carry with them the signature Angela Mitchell mark and embellishments of Swarovski crystals. The men’s footwear collection is designed with the same geometric pattern and audacious spirit as its sister collection, setting the course for unlimited and unforgettable exploration. 

For more information, go to angelamitchellmilan.com.

—William S. Gooch

 

 

 

 

Editors’ Pick: The ‘It’ Bags of 2017

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A good handbag can take an outfit from “Oh no!” to “Work it, honey!” The power of a designer handbag should never be underestimated. For years, bags like the Hermès Birkin and the Chanel 2.55 have been considered some of the fashion industry’s most coveted must-have bags. Each year, due to trends and design houses having their moment, there’s always a new set of ‘It’ bags. Fashion Reverie has curated for its viewers the ‘It’ bags of 2017!

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J.W. Anderson Pierce BagJ.W. Anderson has been in the spotlight quite a lot this year. From their successful collections at London Fashion Week to their collaboration with Uniqlo, the brand is slowly becoming a household name. Creative director Jonathan Anderson is also famous for being the force behind French luxury label Loewe. This year, the brand gained the favor of luxury handbag lovers with the J.W. Anderson Pierce bag, a calf leather bag that fastens with a gold-tone circular barbell piercing closure. While it is luxurious, it has a youthful twist that appeals to a wide demographic.

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Saint Laurent Cabas Crossbody BagAfter the success of their Sac de Jour bag, it was hard to imagine how Saint Laurent would outdo their previous success. Enter the Saint Laurent Cabas leather crossbody bag.

A functional bag that is seen almost everywhere. Creative director Anthony Vaccarello had some tough shoes to follow after Hedi Slimane’s departure, but he has managed to keep the house contemporary and ahead of the curve. This bag represents the fashion house’s simplicity and commitment to prestigious luxury goods, appealing to a large consumer demographic.

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Chloé Nile BagIf there is one thing Chloé never fails at, it’s designing a good handbag. This year their crown jewel from their accessories collections is the Chloé Nile bag. Gold hardware is all the rage this season, and this one is right on trend. Recently minted creative director Natasha Ramsay-Levi had a task ahead of her making sure that Chloé’s bags still kept the Chloé girls happy. Needless to say, she succeeded.

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Balenciaga City BagWho doesn’t love a bag with a hand-stitched handle? Well, that’s what you get with the Balenciaga City Bag. The bag is the perfect gift for those big bag lovers who need something sizable, yet luxurious. While Balenciaga designer Demna Gvasalia is known for being more out-of-the-box with his designs, this one is a classic for the simple statement bag lovers (not to mention those lovers of functionality).

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Chanel Gabrielle BagYou cannot curate an ‘It’ bag list without including the top handbag-house-in-charge. Chanel’s Chanel Gabrielle Bag that takes its name from legendary and iconic founder Gabrielle “Coco” Bonheur Chanel. Chanel’s artistic director Karl Lagerfeld didn’t waste any effort in making sure this bag was a must-have, launching an ad campaign featuring Pharrell Williams. The bag has also appeared in different styles including the traditional black calfskin, as well as alligator and tweed. This bag is an investment piece of the year with prices starting at $3,000.

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J’Adior BagDior’s J’Adior bag made its debut at their runway show this year, and became a statement bag soon after. Maria Grazia Chiuri, who took over the house from Raf Simons, had a tough task ahead, steering Dior in a new direction. While her ready-to-wear is still figuring itself out, at least Chiuri isn’t slacking in the handbag department. The J’Adior bag is the fashion statement the Dior girl can’t live without. 

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Gabriela Hearst Nina BagWhile most ‘It’ bags come from the European fashion houses, American designers have been making a name for themselves. One such designer is Gabriela Hearst with her Nina bag. Hearst originally made the compact, adorable bag as a limited-edition bag, but as celebrities began being photographed with the Nina bag, demand for it skyrocketed. There was once even a waiting list for the bag. Nothing says high demand like a wait list.

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Off-White Binder Clip BagAs one of the few Black designers to own his own luxury label, Virgil Abloh of Off-White has been gaining unbelievable traction in the industry. While the designer is known for his approachable and forward-thinking street wear designs, this year Abloh won over handbag lovers with his binder clip bag. There isn’t a Fashion Week where you can’t spot at least several people with this bag. The street style photographers have been eating up, and that’s what it really takes to push a product. 

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Marc Jacobs Camera BagWhat was originally intended as a bag for your digital camera became the must-have mini-purse of the year. This saffiano leather bag is discreetly Marc Jacobs with its double J logo, and is the perfect bag for the woman just looking for something to hold her phone, keys, and lipstick. The bag comes in a variety of colors, so you can always coordinate with whatever outfit you are wearing.

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Coach Bandit HoboWhen Stuart Vevers made Coach cool again, he revamped everything from their brand image to their ready-to-wear and accessories. While Coach has always been known for their handbags, they had long been the entry-level stepping stone before consumers transitioned to more expensive brands. Now, Vevers has created this year’s ideal Hobo bag with the Coach Bandit Hobo, and customers can’t get enough. Although it’s at a more accessible price point than many of its It bag competitors ($595), it’s classic style, and everyday appeal has made it one of the most coveted bags of the year.

—Kristopher Fraser

Editors’ Holiday Fragrance Pick: Nishane

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Many cultural traditions accompany and support fragrances. The Egyptians believed perfumes and fragrances were the sweat of the Gods. Religious traditions in Cyprus believed that certain fragrances brought worshippers closer to the gods. And culturally Chinese originally didn’t use fragrances to scent the body, but as a cleansing and disinfecting tool, believing that certain scents could eliminate disease from rooms.Traditionally in Turkey, cologne was offered to guests as a gesture of hospitality. This Turkish tradition sets the stage for the Turkish cologne, Nishane.

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As a cultural crossroad, Turkey, and Istanbul in particular, represents a melding of European, Asian, and Middle Eastern culture. Nishane, and its exquisite three collections of Extraits de Parfums, is a bold, modern mélange of what all three cultural traditions have to offer. Additionally, Nishane is Turkey’s first niche cologne.It took nearly two years to accomplish the rare essences of the 16-scent Extrait de Parfum Collection. The fragrance notes of each olfactive creation have been chosen carefully to tell unique life stories. Everyone is invited to feel Istanbul’s mixture of cultures with a sniff of a Nishane fragrance.

Fashion Reverie’s favorite colognes in the collection is Nishane’s ‘Spice Bazaar’ that conjures images of a Turkish bazaar in Istanbul. Juniper, cedarwood, pressed ginger, rosemary, ginger, black pepper, vanilla, and saffron transport the wearer to the pageantry of the city life of Istanbul. While ‘Afrika-Olifant’ can stimulate your hidden desires with its animalistic notes of civet settle, myrrh, frankincense, castoreum, leather, and oud. Get ready for the hunt!!

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Last, but not least, ‘Hundred Silent Ways’ combines mandarin, peach, tuberose, white jasmine, and gardenia to produce a fragrance that is bold, saucy, beautiful, and proud. Let this fragrance say things you are too timid to say!!In the spirit of Turkish hospitality, let Nishane be the gift that keeps on giving, transporting you to exotic locations and stimulating your senses! For more information, go to nishane.com.

—William S. Gooch

Editors’ Holiday Pick: Yandy’s Everyday Sexy Bra Collection

Oh the weather outside is frightful
But the fire is so delightful
And since we’ve no place to go
Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!

—Dean Martin

That’s right, since you have no place to go, this is the perfect time to show off a lovely, sexy bra to that special someone on those cold, frisky holiday nights!!

Instead of concentrating only on the exterior—you know, a great winter coat, fashionable boots, and the perfect holiday dress or ensemble—why not refocus and think about those sexy undergarments that make you feel all so feminine and sexy!! This holiday season yandy.com, leading online retailer of lingerie and specialty apparel for women, has announced that during the month of ‘DecemBRA,’ they will donate 10% of the proceeds from the sale of their Everyday Sexy Bra Collection to charity as the season of giving gets underway.

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What’s more, Yandy.com’s customers will have the opportunity to help determine which charity will be the recipient of the donation upon purchasing an Everyday Sexy Bra. The winning charity will be determined by who receives the most write-in suggestions by Yandy.com customers who purchase a bra during the month of December. The winning charity and total donation amount will be announced on or before January 31, 2018.Whether you are searching for a last minute holiday gift for a gal on your list or giving to the most important person you know … you, ‘DecemBRA‘ will allow you to get while giving regardless of the motivation. Happy Holidays!!

—Staff

 

Editors’ Holiday Pick: Ten Coffee Tables Books for Fashionistas

It’s time for some last-minute holiday shopping. But it’s freezing, and you’re already backed with some many holiday duties. Get into your comfy jammies, brew yourself a nice cup of tea (or pour yourself a glass of wine) and check out these amazing fashion tabletop books that will have anyone squealing with joy.

Fashion Reverie will include an Amazon link to each item but Amazon is pretty slammed this time of year. Be sure to check delivery times and consider smaller independent outlets like powells.com or strandbooks.com. Can’t get it delivered by Christmas? These holiday treats are worth the wait.

Vogue: Living Country City Coast

Our first book is extravagantly illustrated with stunning photographs of breathtaking homes and gardens belonging to titans of the fashion, design, art, and society. Celebrated photographers including François Halard, Oberto Gili, Mario Testino, and others captured the images in this book. If this tome doesn’t inspire you to make redecoration your home your New Year’s resolution, I don’t know what will! 

Handbags: A Love Story: Legendary Designs from Azzedine Alaïa to Yves Saint Laurent

Fashion Reverie knows that handbags are vital, not just as a practical way to transport items but to display your taste and complete your outfit. This extravagant full-color anthology by renowned designer Monica Botkier celebrates 70 years of the most coveted handbags from world-famous designers and legendary international couture houses.

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty

Alexander McQueen was one of the most influential, provocative, controversial, and imaginative figures of the 20th century, using the lens of fashion to challenge notions of sexuality, gender, class, religion, and technology. Developed as a companion piece to Metropolitan Museum of Art’s exhibition (compiled by the Costume Institute) on his work, Savage Beauty follows McQueen’s career from a struggling designer to his triumph as a leading London fashion house. Andrew Bolton examines McQueen’s groundbreaking work marrying the worlds of fashion, technology, and performance art.

 

 Grace: The American Vogue Years 

The legendary work of American Vogue editor Grace Coddington is showcased in this elegant publication that features the work of seventeen accomplished photographers who have worked with Coddington. This book is not inexpensive, but it is an investment that will bring beauty to your home for years.

Helmut Newton: SUMO, Revised by June Newton XL 

Measuring almost two feet long and weighing 65 pounds (in hardcover) this tribute to one of the fashion industry’s most intriguing, and influential artists of all time is a true work of art. You can find used copies online that will shave the price down on this book which some reviews have referred to as a “piece of history,” featuring 480 images.

Juergen Teller: Woo! 

This paperback is one of the more affordable options for the holidays.  The idea for this publication came about as an extension of the exhibition Juergen Teller: Woo! held at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London in 2013. This an assortment of images spanning a 20-year period, including family portraits, magazine assignments, ad campaigns, landscapes and various personal projects. Teller is notorious for his rejection of the ultra-slick glamorous images fashion prefers, embracing more unpolished gritty aesthetic.

Yves Saint Laurent 

Yves Saint Laurent’s instantly recognizable designs were some of the biggest influences on fashion for the second half of the 20th century. Published in hardcover in 2010, Yves Saint Laurent, the first comprehensive retrospective of his life’s work, was created as an accompaniment for an exhibition of some 250 garments from the collection of the Fondation Pierre Bergé–Yves Saint Laurent at the Petit Palais in Paris.

Tom Ford 

Tom Ford has emerged as a powerful voice in fashion and pop culture. In 2008, Ford compiled this book of designs himself showcasing his early years at Yves Saint Laurent to his move to Gucci. His designs increased sales at Gucci tenfold and have helped build the Gucci brand into the luxury goods conglomerate that it is today.

Elsa Schiaparelli’s Private Album 

It is downright criminal more people aren’t aware of the amazing Elsa Schiaparelli. Elsa Schiaparelli is one of the most important couturiers and taste-makers of the 20th century. She numbered among her collaborators the artists Salvador Dalí, Jean Cocteau, Christian Berard, and Marcel Vernet, resulting in such extraordinary couture collaborations as the lobster and parsley dress, based on a print by Salvador Dalí, and the Circus collection of gold-embroidered jackets, based on drawings by Cocteau. Marisa Berenson reveals her private archive of pictures of her much-loved grandmother’s house in all its wit and eccentricity.

Charles James: Designer in Detail 

Charles James (1906–1978) with his innovative ideas and huge personality was one of the most sought-after couturiers of his day.  Without formal training, he created some of the most ambitious and dramatic couture of the 20th century. This table top book by Timothy Long features illustrations, new garment photography, and archival material, as well as examining James’ geometric rigor and passion for materials.

Vogue and The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute: Parties, Exhibitions, People 

The first Monday in May is a legendary day in New York as it’s the day of the social event of the season, the ultra glamorous Met Gala. It serves as an opening day for the Costume Institute’s new exhitbit.   The show’s opening-night gala, produced in collaboration with Vogue magazine and attended by the likes of Beyoncé, George Clooney, and Hillary Clinton, is regularly referred to as the East Coast Party of the Year. Authored and edited by Hamish Bowles, Chloe Malle with an introduction by Anna Wintour, the book covers the Costume Institute’s history, providing behind the scenes access. This tome presents the Costume Institute’s exhibits alongside the Vogue photo shoots that inspired them.

 

—Cameron Rose Grey

 

Editors’ Pick: Cargo x Star Wars Episode VIII The Last Jedi Nail Polish

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We may be living in dark times, but there is still light at the end of tunnel. During a holiday season that can be stressful, as well as expensive, it is comforting to know that at those very special holiday celebrations you can be look chic and on-trend. Looking great can be your light at the end of busy tunnel of holiday hustle and bustle.Cargo Cosmetics’ light at the end of the tunnel is its new Cargo x Star Wars Episode VIII the Last Jedi Nail Polish. In this eighth “Star Wars” episode “The Last Jedi,” having taken her first steps into the Jedi world, Rey joins Luke Skywalker on an adventure with Leia, Finn, and Poe that unlocks mysteries of the Force and secrets of the past.

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Inspired by the fierce division between the light and dark sides of the Force, Cargo x Star Wars Episode VIII the Last Jedi Nail polish delivers opaque coverage in just one to two coats. The colors offer a mix of richly pigmented, high shine lacquers and metallic chrome and shimmer finishes. The limited edition 4-piece kit of ultra luxurious nail lacquers offers a quick-drying, high gloss, chip resistant formula that is formaldehyde free.Nail polish shades are Restore the Republic (Silver Shimmer), Praetorian Guard (True Red), The Force (Cobalt Blue), and Rule the Galaxy (Metallic Gold). The 4-piece kit retails for $22. And for more information about other Cargo Cosmetics’ products, go to cargocosmetics.com.

“Star Wars Episode VIII The Last Jedi” opens nationally in theatres on December 15. May the Force be with you!!

—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.”

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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

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.

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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

Fashion Reverie’s Last Minute Halloween Looks

Halloween will soon be upon us! Did you get a last-minute party invite but don’t want to spend upwards of $75 on flimsy ill-fitting costume from Party City or Ricky’s you’ll never wear again? You may already have the ingredients for 5 quick and easy costumes for that fashionista in your closet.

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Anna Wintour, the legendary fashion diva herself!What you will need:

  • Your chicest outfit
  • Sunglasses
  • A copy of Vogue magazine
  • A bobbed wig in light brown

Put together a look you love! Accessorize like it’s going out of style. Don’t be afraid to go over the top. Never take off your sunglasses off even at night. Carry a copy of Vogue and give insane fashion advice. See wacky fashion advice below:

  • Those shoes may your ears look sad
  • The Pantone color of the season is jelly
  • My favorite look from New York Fashion Week is Jeremy Scott’s living cat scarves. But how do you make the scarves stop purring?
  • Are you breathing? Oxygen is SO last season

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Wednesday AddamsOh, sure you could do the traditional Mortica Addams, but everyone does that and besides people are just going to think you’re Elvira, mistress of the dark. Pick a different Halloween look?

What you will need:

  • Little black dress with long sleeves
  • White collared shirt
  • Black tights
  • Black flat shoes

Part your hair down the center and make pigtail braids on each side, if you really want to sell it, comb through some temporary black dye. Just know if you have blond or light brown hair, the black dye will take longer to wash out. Put foundation all over your face including your lips and skip any blusher.

Carry a headless doll and say disturbing (but funny) things in a flat monotone. Examples below:

  • I must feed the dog … to my alligator
  • Do you like my costume? I’m a serial killer. They look just like everyone else.
  • You have nice skin. It does a great job holding in your organs. It’s not even leaking.

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FBI Agent

  • Professional looking suit
  • Sunglasses
  • White ear buds

Or you can make it a couples costume by added a red wig to create Dana Scully and Mulder. You’ll need badges for both. If you don’t want to make a trip to the costume shop, write out FBI on a 3×5 index card and put it in your wallet to flip out when people ask who you are, or clip it to your breast pocket.

For the White House FBI Agent, slick your hair into tight bun; only put one ear bud in. To make it a sexy White House FBI agent add a mini skirt and stiletto heels.

Say things into your wrist occasionally such as:

  • “President Trump wants to address the press. Swap out his lip balm with a gluestick”
  • “Emergency: Sarah Huckabee just realized her makeup artist is a drag queen who hates her guts”
  • “Trump is getting grumpy, who’s turn is it to put him down for his nap?”

 

Two versions of Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”

Classic

  • Little black dress
  • Pearl necklace
  • Tiara
  • Elbow length gloves
  • Long cigarette holder, if you can find one

 

Sexy

  • Man’s white shirt
  • Tassel earrings
  • Light blue sleep mask
  • Draw eyes on the sleep mask with a marker (gold if you have it, but black will do)

 

Audrey Hepburn’ character, Holly Golightly, was an AMAZING character. Reciting any one of her quotes from “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” is fun and sure to get you lots of laughs.

  • “It may be normal, darling; but I’d rather be natural.”
  • “What I found does the most good is just to get into a taxi and go to Tiffany’s. It calms me down right away, the quietness and the proud look of it; nothing very bad could happen to you there. ” 
  • “Wrinkles and bones, white hair and diamonds: I can’t wait.” 

—Cameron Grey Rose

 

 

 

 

 

 

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