Editors’ Pick: VFILES’ Recent Runway Winners

Everyone needs a hand up, especially emerging fashion designers. For close to a decade, VFILES has provided a platform for integrated discovery, collaboration, and exposure. These collaborations can be found in fashion, music and video content. VFILES platforms celebrate what is now and next, with a heavy emphasis on the next.

VFILES gives a helping hand to emerging fashion designers not only in its collaborative efforts, but also by presenting these designers to a larger audience, as well as giving consumers an opportunity to shop VFILES emerging designers. Additionally, VFILES runway show during New York Fashion Week: The Shows is one of the most sought-after tickets of the fashion week season.

For the spring 2019 season, VFILES has chosen four designers that will present during New York Fashion Week: The Shows. Shuting Qiu, Elena Velez, WINDOWSEN, and MARRKNULL will present their spring 2019 collections during the VFILES runway show on September 5 at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.

WINDOWSEN is a unisex Antwerp-based brand founded by Sensen Lii after his graduation from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp. The brand is inspired by futuristic references and the artistry of drag performance, and aims to push the boundaries between sportswear and couture.

Elena Velez is a recent graduate of Parsons The New School for Design. Her namesake women’s wear brand seeks to challenge current conventions of excess, fast fashion, and ecological disregard, while stressing quality of design and functional longevity.

MARRKNULL is a Beijing-based women’s wear brand founded by Wei Wang and Tim Shi in 2016. Inspired by many different aspects of Chinese environments, the brand aims to reinterpret traditional Chinese dress with new and unique techniques in fabric manipulation and silhouette.

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Shuting Qiu’s eponymous women’s wear brand was established in 2017 after her graduation from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp. The brand explores the concepts of femininity, power and self-expression through whimsical asymmetric silhouettes and strong color contrasts.—William S. Gooch

Editors’ Pick: Monday Swimwear

Natasha Oakley and Devin Brugan, co-founders of Monday Swimwear made their Miami Swim Week 2018 debut this season. A brand that is recognized for their strong social media presence presented a range of essential swimwear that provides the comfort and confidence that many female consumers would want and need.

With a timeless palette of neutral colors black and ivory, the brand also incorporated a color palette that included sky blue, coral red, espresso, mustard yellow, with an additional little flavor with the leopard print. Classic bandeau tops and bra tops which come with adjustable straps created both a sexy, innovative and utilitarian option.

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Monday Swimwear’s debut collection also included one-piece styles of high-leg bikini suits and low back cuts, as well as strapless necklines with removable arm ties for added versatility. As strong advocates of body positivity, Monday Swimwear also presented their V-Range suits that provide swimwear that’s complimentary of a variety of body type, ranging in size from 0 to 16.  The beach collection showed a beach options ranging from tie-tops, wide legged pants, tunics to sarongs and flowing cover-ups.A diverse collection of Monday Swimwear options is currently available online at www.MondaySwimWear.com.

—Kim Dillinger

New York Fashion Week: Men’s Spring 2019 Editors’ Essentials

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New York Fashion Week: Men’s (NYFWM) spring 2019 season is just around the corner, and that means fashion editors and industry professionals will be scurrying from menswear show to menswear presentation over a three-day period. It might just be a three-day fete, but that doesn’t mean industry professionals should look less than their Fashion Week best. Fashion Reverie has assembled some key essentials that every industry professional can use through a hectic fashion week.

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Paul Mitchell Construction Paste

It might be close to a hundred degrees outside, but that doesn’t mean humidity should get the best of your hair. Paul Mitchell Construction Paste will help you keep those tasseled locks in place while you are running to shows in the middle of this New York summer heat. Don’t let your hairdo be a dippity don’t.

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Snow Fox Arctic Breeze Detox Mask

Don’t allow stress, sweat, and bad eating ruin your pores. The new Snow Fox Skincare collection is a 3-step regimen that will leave your skin looking and feeling flawless. Soul Artist Management and IMG models shouldn’t be the only pretty boys strolling the streets during NYFWM.

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Gucci Bee Star Leather Tote

Gucci is still one of the “It” popular brands, and this bee star leather tote is a tribute to the company’s historic symbol dating back to the1980s. While we have all seen the Gucci sneakers and the fur trim loafers, be the one to stand out with this statement piece that most fashionista haven’t got their hands on yet.

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Lepow Portable Charger

We have all been there. It’s the end of the day, probably our last fashion show, and our phone is on 1 percent or one bar of life left. Stay charged up, literally, with the Lepow Portable Charger. The Lepow Portable Charger is both a sleek design, and a quick charge for your phone or tablet. Stay connected just by plugging in.

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Power Crunch Protein Energy Bar

Speaking of staying charged, if you have a packed schedule, as is the case for most industry professional, chances are you barely have very little time to fuel your body. Before you pass out at your 3 o’clock fashion show, grab a power crunch energy protein bar to keep that blood sugar up.

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Lab Series Max LS Power V Instant Eye Lift

Age is nothing but a number, especially with all current beauty products on the market. Say bye bye to bags under your eyes with Lab Series Max LS Power V Instant Eye Lift. Even if you are running on very little sleep due to fashion slow overload and writing fashion show reviews, your eyes don’t have to reflect your fatigue. You can still look bright eyed and bushy tailed. 

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Good Day Dark Chocolate Energy Supplement

Don’t let your energy supplements stop with the protein bars alone. Good Day Dark Chocolate is the ultimate sweet snack at a moments notice to keep you going. Good Day will keep you energized throughout the day, even giving you that energy boost through NYFWM after parties.

—Kristopher Fraser

Fashion Reverie’s Summer 2018 Frock Roundup

Boy, is it hot outside!! If you live on the East Coast, you are experiencing scorching temperatures. You are probably wondering how you are going to look cool and collected in all this heat especially at outside barbeques and cookouts. And with Independence Day just around the corner and Memorial Day not being too far behind what to wear in hot temperatures is a dilemma.

True to form, Fashion Reverie has you covered. We have assembled some great summer frocks and looks that not only will show off your great style but will also keep you cool and calm.

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Just like the brand’s moniker this hot and humid season, THEIA will make you look like the goddess of light in its sleek and sophisticated summer frocks. THEIA is always all about color and for summer 2018, THEIA explores all the colors and tones in light’s color spectrum. Let your inner goddess shine through in THEIA’s bold and beautiful summer 2018 frocks.

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Do you linen tie skirt and embroidered crop tops? If you do, then Miguelina’s spring 2018 collection is for you. For almost two decades Miguelina has been one of the go-to brands for casual, easy, stylish resort wear. Miguelina fuses fashion and functionality with its signature lace dresses, kaftans, and jumpsuits. For spring 2018 if you are looking for free-spirited, exotic, jetsetter additions to your wardrobe, Miguelina should be your choice.

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Consistently a Fashion Reverie favorite, Sachin & Babi always has a fashion-forward sensibility that is ideal for that fashionista that wants style and charm even if there is a heat wave going on. Husband and wife design team Sachin & Babi Ahluwalia continues their penchant for feminine statement for women at every jointure of the day. And for summer 2018 Sachin & Babi combines their modern sensibilities with their unique craftsmanship in a collection that meets every woman’s needs.

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Though Ulla Johnson is not a household name, the brand should be. Synonymous with custom prints, intricate embroideries, and fine tailoring, for spring 2018 the brand looked to floral concoctions found in a secret garden hideaway. If you looking for that diaphanous, whimsical floral flock that will make heads turn, Ulla Johnson has the garment for you.—William S. Gooch

Editors’ Pick: Chu Chu Loo

Where do designers find sources of inspiration? And can that source inspiration create the signature look of a fashion brand. John Varvatos is consistently inspired by rock n’ roll and that reference point has been a continued design aesthetic for the brand. Donna Karan created a fashion brand that was based on her own personal style, a style that has continued to evolve, but a design point of view that was appealing to the urban, modern working woman. And Ralph Lauren’s design aesthetic has evolved from his love of American Southwest iconography.

Naming a fashion brand after a favorite pet is an unexpected direction for an emerging brand; however, we live in an era where rules are being broken every day and the celebration of individuality is the order of the day. That said; when Marylynda MacDonald decided to name her fashion brand after her beloved muse, her cat Chu Chu Loo, there was less shock and awe.

Launched this spring/summer, Chu Chu Loo is borne out of artistic expression and an ethos of individualism. Using the finest quality fabrics, the Chu Chu Loo collection enhances a woman’s natural elegance, bringing to life the artist within.

With a 18-year background in visual arts and design, Marylynda MacDonald developed Chu Chu Loo out of a need to provide women with bold colorful pieces that accentuated natural beauty. And with a very short time in the market, Marylynda MacDonald has already placed her garments on such celebrities and Karreuche, Terri Hatcher, and Daniele Staub.

Marylynda MacDonald’s background as an artist is infused into her spring/summer 2018 pre-collection, evidenced in the signature Perez Print of splattered paint pants (inspired by real estate mogul Jorge Perez who commissioned the designer’s first commercial project. Also, prominently featured in this inaugural collection are images of MacDonald’s beloved pet, Chu Chu Loo.

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Chu Chu Loo is now available online and will soon be available in the Chu Chu Loo standalone store in Naples, Florida. For more information, go to chuchuloo.com.—William S. Gooch

Editors’ Pick: Great Fashion Reads for the Summer

It’s finally summer and after a painfully harsh winter in New York, everyone is eager to head to the beach or a pool to soak up some rays! There’s no better way to relax when sunbathing that curling up with a good book. So, pack up some sunscreen and a couple bottles of water, Fashion Reverie has some literary suggestions that will delight any bookworm.

Thing of Beauty: The Tragedy of Supermodel Gia by Stephen Fried  Paperback $9.99

In 1978 Gia Carangi arrived in New York having been signed by Wilhelmina Models. She quickly skyrocketed to the top of fashion world. Considered by many to be the first supermodel, Gia set the stage for the model as superstar. Tragically, just 8 years later at the young age of 26, Gia Carangi would succumb to an AIDS–related infection, having acquired the virus while addicted to heroin. Drawing on hundreds of interviews with Gia’s family, lovers, friends, and colleagues, Thing of Beauty creates a poignant portrait of an unforgettable character—and a powerful narrative about beauty and sexuality, fame and objectification, mothers and daughters, love and death.

Grace: A memoir by Grace Coddington Kindle $5.99 Hardcover $16.58

The 2009 acclaimed documentary The September Issue was intended as a way to rehabilitate Anna Wintour’s reputation after the release of the book and film The Devil Wears Prada. Instead, “The September Issue” generated interest in Vogue creative director Grace Coddington whose passion for art had her stealing every scene. Delightfully underscored by Coddington’s own pen-and-ink illustrations, Grace: A Memoir will introduce readers to the colorful designers, hairstylists, makeup artists, photographers, models, and celebrities with whom Grace has created her signature images.

Alexander McQueen: Blood Underneath the Skin by Andrew Wilson Kindle $13.99 Paperback $11.00

Born to a taxi driver in east London, Alexander McQueen rose to extraordinary heights in the fashion world, creating a multi-million dollar luxury brand beloved by celebrities like Lady Gaga and Naomi Campbell. But behind the confident facade and bad-boy image, lay a sensitive soul who struggled to survive in the ruthless world of fashion. As the pressures of work intensified, McQueen became increasingly dependent on the drugs that contributed to his tragic end.

Manolo Blahnik and the Tale of the Elves and the Shoemaker: A Fashion Fairy Tale Memoir by Camilla Morton Hardcover $14.89

The legendary shoemaker Manolo Blahnik reimagines the fairy tale weaving his own personal details into the classic story. This creates a fun account of Blahnik rise to glory with words by best selling author Camilla Morton and featuring pen and ink illustrations by Blahnik himself.

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Shocking Life by Elsa Schiaparelli Kindle $13.99 Hardcover $26.90

Elsa Schiaparelli is the stuff of legend. Schiaparelli collaborated with artists including Jean Cocteau, Alberto Giacometti, and Salvador Dalí to create extraordinary garments such as the Dalí Lobster Dress.  Her clients included everyone from Katherine Hepburn to Marlene Dietrich. Her designs appeared in more than 30 films. This fascinating memoir chronicles her life and work as the groundbreaking dressmaker in the 20’s, 30’s, and 40’s.

—Cameron Rose Grey

Editors’ Pick: OKV Bags

Does the fashion market need another handbag line? Well, that depends on who you talk to. Though the women’s handbag market is flooded with a plethora of handbags, from Kate Spade, Coach, Michael Kors to Bottega Veneta, Gucci, and Chanel—all well known handbag lines—the men’s bag accessory market has room for niche brands that can target specific consumers.

Wayne Mayers of OKV handbags is attempting to fill that niche. “The men’s handbags market still lags way behind women’s handbags. I recognized that I could fill a niche in the men’s handbag market. I think a handbag itself is so iconic and can denote luxury. If you look at old movies, having a great bag is a status symbol,” explains OKV creator Wayne Mayers.Self-taught and passionate about fashion, Wayne Mayers, through trial and error came to understand that men’s handbags was to be his creative d’oeuvre and tour de force. “When I first had the idea to pursue a career in fashion, I started sketching sweaters and jeans. I noticed from the sketches that every element I sketched had an element of leather in it. I began to understand that I loved and was more engaged in leather than having a garment line. I had to decide which direction I was going in. And ultimately I settled on handbags,” details Mayer.

Designed in Toronto, Canada and produced in the Tuscany region of Italy, OKV’s collection of men’s leather bags and accessories are handmade using the artisan tradition of natural tanning, reducing the carbon footprint of the textile industry, while joining quality craftsmanship and tradition to create a unique product. Mayer contends, “a quality leather bag is an iconic and staple piece in any wardrobe and I want to introduce the world to a quality crafted product, without the environmental stress of traditional leather production.” 

Still, finding market traction is an arduous task in a market where name recognition is so important and many burgeoning brands fall by the wayside due to manufacturing costs and market contraction. Mayer is not daunted by the statistics and is primed to bring an ethically friendly, worker-friendly product to male consumers. “My plan is to demonstrate that we go straight to the source and we are extremely ethical, making sure our workers make a living wage. The quality of our bags is top of the line. Unlike women, who usually have several handbags, male consumers may have one or two great bags, so quality is very important.”

For its debut collection, Mayer is producing six bag styles. This six-piece collection has something for almost every guy, ranging from a duffle bag, and a weekender to a backpacker and a workbag. “Our style of bags are the most used styles by male consumers,” admits Mayer. “Our demographic travels often, so our weekender and duffel bag is great for travel. Our customer is usually a city dweller, so we have a workbag or a business bag for that guy. We have a marsupial that is OKV’s version of a fanny pack. And coincidentally, fanny packs—which reference the 1980s—are on trend right now. Our marsupial, or fanny pack, is so unique because rarely do you see a leather-structured fanny pack on the market.”

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All OKV products are tanned using fruit pods, leaves and tree bark to create a luxury line of leather goods designed to be durable and age with perfection.  Inspired by street style and vintage luxury craftsmanship, OKV’s designs incorporate chic and classic elements while paying close attention to detail to create a cohesive collection of top-quality men’s bags and accessories. “Primo Edition” styles include: hold all ($1350 USD), tote bag ($800 USD), rucksack ($1050 USD), belted satchel ($550 USD), wallet ($250 USD) and cardholder ($160 USD).—William S. Gooch

Fashion Reverie’s Spring/Summer 2018 Fragrance Roundup

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“A woman who doesn’t wear perfume has no future”—Coco ChanelThe warm temperatures are finally here, especially if you live in the Northeast, and its time to think about transitioning from the warm, earthy fragrances that we love so much in cooler weather to cool, minty, floral and fruity fragrances of spring and summer. Fashion Reverie has assembled a roundup of great fragrances for spring/summer 2018 that will not break the bank and will also have you feeling and smelling as fresh as spring flowers.

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Jo MaloneJo Malone launched in 1991, a breath of fresh air in the world of fragrance (pun intended). At the time Elizabeth Taylor’s wildly successful perfume line inspired dozens of poor quality celebrity scents. The market was flooded with cheap overworked sweet perfumes that had the fashion world gagging

Enter Jo Malone, a profoundly British company with its roots steeped in 18th century perfume making. Malone’s “Cologne Intense” aromas focused on simple high-quality ingredients light enough to not overwhelm, but still be long lasting.

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For spring 2018, the fragrance brand is introducing Blossom Girls, a trio of limited edition florals that are fresh, fun, and full of joy.

Nashi Blossom Limited Edition Cologne

This not too sweet floral has fruity crisp top notes of nashi fruit, pear, and apple softened with base notes of rose and white musk.

Sakura Cherry Blossom Limited Edition Cologne

A light playful scent slightly sweet with subtle layers of cherry blossom, rose and violet blended with a sparkling base note of bergamot makes for a sweet and cool summer fragrace.

Plum Blossom Limited Edition Cologne

This fragrance is a bright mixture of plum blossoms and yellow plum fruit on a canvas of clean white musk.

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Hard Candy Fragrances launched in 2007, specializing in fruity florals. Now, they are coming out with two new scents for spring/summer 2018.

Hard Candy Pink is a fun, fruity scent perfect for daytime. With top notes of passionfruit and tangerine, mixed with peony and jasmine and grounded with vanilla sugar and musk it’s ideal for a trip to the beach or going out to lunch.

Hard Candy Black is an exciting sexy scent you’ll want to wear for a night of dancing and romance. With top notes of mango and kiwi middle notes of quince blossom and vanilla blended with bottom notes of iris and warm amber, you’ll be irresistible.

Both scents are available as eau de parfum and body mists from Walmart.

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Proenza Shouler’s ArizonaProenza Schouler designers Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez were so inspired by a vacation to Arizona they decided to create their first fragrance. Arizona hinges on an innovative, night-blooming cactus flower accord, which has been blended with rich notes of orris root. Even the bottle was designed to resemble a piece of quartz Hernandez found in the desert.

Proenza Schouler – Arizona available at Saks Fifth Avenue.

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Krigler Villa BordigheraHistoric perfume house Krigler pulls another classic from their vault for a limited-edition relaunch. Originally created by Albert Krigler in 1920, the unisex, citrus fragrance was commissioned by Italian playwright, who wanted one of his favorite vacation spots—Bordighera in Italy—captured in a bottle, and it spotlights the resort town’s lemon trees.

Krigler Villa Bordighera 20 is available at krigler.com.

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Bond No 9 Spring FlingWhile New York City doesn’t exactly evoke images of blossoms, truthfully there are plenty of outdoor spaces blooming with flowers. Places like Central Park, Bryant Park, and The Highline inspired this sparkling blend of lily of the valley, passionflower, honeysuckle, jasmine, freesia, amber, and musk.

Bond No 9 Spring Fling is available at bondno9.com.

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Stella McCartney’s STELLA PEONYThis fragrance transports you immediately to a blossoming English garden with its romantic blend taken up a spicy notch with the peony scent melded with black pepper, cedar, patchouli, and amber.

Stella McCartney’s STELLA PEONY is available at sephora.com.

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Miu Miu L’eau RoseePrada’s rebel Miu Miu brand is once again breaking the mold by introducing a new crisp floral fragrance, L’eau Rosee. The perfume may have the rose in the name, yet the fragrance does not! The moniker was chosen because of the pink hue of the scent. The aroma is lily of the valley and cassis buds tightly wrapped in notes of sophisticated musk, with additional notes of gardenia, bergamot, tuberose, jasmine, white pepper, honeysuckle, ginger and cedar.

Miu Miu L’eau Rosee is available at Sephora.com.

Wearing fragrance during the warmer seasons does come with its own set of complications. Here are few tips to keep in mind.

Change your scent at least every six months. Some women find a signature perfume and wear it exclusively. The problem with this is over time your nose acclimates to the aroma and stops smelling the fragrance. As a result, many women overapply their scents.

Avoid perfume and perfume oils. During summer months the heat can amplify fragrance. Perfumes and perfume oils can be too heavy during warm seasons. Use colognes and eau de parfums to avoid choking companions and co-workers.

Take stock of all your scents. With the heat increasing fragrance you want to make sure you’re not overdoing it in other ways. Deodorants (which some apply more heavily in warm weather), shampoos, lotions, hair products and perfume all co-mingling can add up to a stinky stew. One way to circumvent this is switching to some unscented products, like your lotions, shampoos, hair products and deodorants, for the spring and summer.

Be aware of others: It’s allergy season. In certain parts of the United States some people are facing horrible pollen counts. In small, enclosed spaces even if you go easy on the fragrance, you could be making friends or companions miserable. You may want to consider skipping it altogether.

That said; fragrance courtesy tips in mind and Fashion Reverie’s roundup on spring/summer fragrances should have you prepped to luxuriate in fragrance for the warmer months.

—Cameron Grey Rose


Fashion Reverie’s Alternatives to Meghan Markle’s $300,000 Bridal Gown

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OK, the royal wedding between Meghan Markle and Prince Harry is now history. However, the narrative continues, especially narrative commentary about the lovely Givenchy gown that Meghan Markle wore. With a price tag of over $300,000 and countless hours of craftsman ship, Meghan’s gown is way out of the preview or budget of most potential brides. But, shouldn’t it be? After all, Meghan married into the wealthiest royal family—the Windsors—in history.On the heels of the inaccessibility of Meghan’s bridal gown, Fashion Reverie, with the help of so key bridal insiders, has assembled some wonderful alternatives for that savvy consumer that wants similar bridal fare without the steep cost. Granted these bridal alternatives are not for tight purses, but the cost does come down from a third of a million dollars. Whew!!

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INES DI SANTO is always a favorite of Fashion Reverie. And our two bridal select alternatives to Meghan Markle’s bridal gowns come from her spring 2018 collection. True to form, Fashion Reverie was front and center at Ines di Santo’s spring 2018 bridal show.Simplicity was a key element in di Santo’s spring 2018 bridal collection with the artist and fashion editor in mind. “This season became a dance with the artist and the editor in my mind. Not a stitch more than what was needed, yet full license to push a design that was simply more,” explained di Santo.

Using techniques that are often found only in Couture design, Ines plays to the feminine side of a woman’s beauty in both her bridal and evening collections. Raised in Buenos Aires with parents that inspired and supported her interest in the arts, Ines studied both fine art and design in Argentina and Milan. The signature, rich touch seen in each collection reflects the designer’s Italian and Spanish heritage. INES DI SANTO gowns are available at top retails including Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman and additional authorized retailers worldwide.

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Interestingly, JUSTIN ALEXANDER’s spring 2019 bridal collection contained gowns that fit nicely into Markle’s ‘less is more’ design aesthetic. (Again, Fashion Reverie was all in the mix at JUSTIN ALEXANDER’s spring 2018 show. And in the front row, I might add!) Focusing his spring 2019 bridal collection on minimalism juxtaposed against diversity and modernity in style, JUSTIN ALEXANDER ‘s spring 2019 bridal collection demonstrated range in silhouette funneled through the lens of simplicity and elegance. Since its humble roots, JUSTIN ALEXANDER has become a contemporary designer and manufacturer of mid- to high-end bridal gowns and accessories. Each design is distinctly recognized for its vintage inspiration paired with progressive details. JUSTIN ALEXANDER gowns are available in more than 1,500 authorized retailers worldwide.





Editors’ Pick: Fashion Reverie’s Hat Choices for the Royal Wedding

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding is only few days away and if you made it on to the guest list you must be exasperating yourserlf about what to wear! There is a strict royal wedding dress code, so even if you are a stylish celebrity you are still have to follow the rules.What we learned from Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge wedding in 2011 is that the dress code for the ladies is day dress with an impressive hat! The British tradition—especially for the upper crust or high society—is that as long as you are dressed formally, meaning long hemlines, and a conservative look; you can get creative with the headwear!

Fashion Reverie made a list of 10 fascinators and top hats we really like. So, we hope to see some of our famous celebrities wearing something similar:

1) A gorgeous pastel green Philip Treacy fascinator from his spring 2018

2) Curled Ostrich Headpiece in Royal Blue by Eric Javits

3) Victoria Grant Queen of Hearts hat with veil

4) Vivien Sheriff 24 carat gold feathers, handmade spring 2017 headpiece

5) Yellow Silk Taffeta with pom veiling by Rachel Trevor Morgan

6) Joanne Edwards hat handmade in navy

7) Black and White Polka Dot pillbox with a side hot pink abaca bow from Arturo Rios

8) Carol Kennelly A swarm of beautiful multi-colored butterflies flying from a large angled orange disk, held in place with a matching hairband

9) Cocktail Parasol Hat by Heidilee; that is Michelle Obama rocking it!

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10) Anya Caliendo Ghost Gardens collection

—Tijana Ibrahimovic

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