Editors’ Pick: Holiday 2018 Stocking Stuffers

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This holiday season consumers are concentrating on two primary things, cost and convenience. Gone are the days of big, extravagant gifts that break budgets and are a challenge to find. This season impress your loved ones with thoughtful, affordable gifts that remind them of how much you really care. Bestow on the ones you love gifts that can fit into a holiday stocking.Fashion Reverie has assembled some holiday gifts that can fit comfortably into your holiday stocking. No need to overstuff your stockings. Just chose a few products from our curated list and fill your loved ones with holiday mirth and joy!!

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“Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, on Sunday,” croons Cherelle and Alexander O’Neal in their classic R&B hit song “Saturday Love.” Well, Yandy.com’s Yandy Days of the Week Panty Pack will keep you humming “Saturday Love” all through the holidays.These undies feature catchy pop culture phrases around the waistband that relates to the day—”Lazy Sunday, Monday Mood, Taco Tuesday, Wednesday Hump Day, Thirsty Thursday, Friday is my Second Favorite F word, and Sexy Saturday.” 
Each undie features sheer floral lace, a scalloped trim, a white elastic waistband with black detailing and a thong cut back. They come in a resealable clear bag with “Panty of the Day #POTD” printed in white and with snap closures! The styles retails for $39.95.

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When something spills, drips and stains Madame Paulette’s Professional Stain Removal Kit is the perfect gift for the upscale hostess with upscale taste. The couture Upper East Side dry cleaner, Madame Paulette, has released their patented process and proprietary formula used to remove stains. The Stain Removal Kit is a perfectly sized stocking stuffer, or the must-have amenity at any holiday gathering when purchased in bulk. The holiday office party, family gatherings, or the children’s table are no match for the expertise of Madame Paulette. Madame Paulette’s Professional Stain Removal Stain Kit retails for $29.99.

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Great for travel, this portable white noise machine with upgraded, high quality earbud headphones fits in the palm of your hand. The World’s Smallest White Noise Machine from Sound Oasis is a portable sound machine that helps you sleep better on planes, manage tinnitus, improve concentration. It’s the best white noise machine of its size, since it includes 10 different tones of white noise, with tone adjustment and continuous sound (no loops).  (And you can also use this to drown out the kids during the holiday season.) Sound Oasis’ portable white noise machine retails for 29.99.

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Fashionable key chains are all the rage this holiday season, Don’t make a Prada mistake this season with racially and culturally insensitive product. Dress up your keychain with a heart, lips, lightning bolt or star in gold, red, gunmetal or silver leather from ella grace by Rhea Wahlberg. Makes a great stocking stuffer and retails for $30.00.

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With the official start of winter right around the corner, it is time to really concentrate on keeping your skin moisturized and vibrant. “Elphia Beauty represents today’s woman; ethical, strong and performance driven. Our luxury skin care products are perfectly curated to fit their active lifestyles, quick and easy to use products that take care of the skin without sacrificing time,” says Ellen Peia, CEO of Elphia Beauty. The Luxe Exfoliating Gel is a vegan friendly face and décolletage refining gel. Think of it as an easy-to-use at-home spa treatment, targeting your dead skin cells. It instantly exfoliates and brightens for enhanced skin renewal, comparable to a professional salon peel. The Luxe Exfoliating Gel is suitable for all skin types. Elphia Beauty features a dynamic blend of restorative ingredients that are expertly blended with the highest quality botanical extracts. Elphia Beauty harnesses the exfoliating power of unique AHA’s that radically renew the appearance of your complexion.

The Luxe Rejuvenation Serum is a pure, naturally derived formula that works to provide hydration through the layers of your skin, functioning to renew your skin’s texture and provide a spa-like radiance. Elphia Beauty developed this innovative blend of nutrient-rich ingredients to not only protect your precious skin from environmental elements but also to help diminish the appearance of age spots and blemishes.

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Part fragrance and part aromatherapy, VICTORINE oil blends are designed to leave you smelling as good as you feel. Our blends work with your body’s natural chemistry to create a scent that is completely unique to you.VICTORINE fragrances are organic, cruelty free, sustainable, ethical and free of parabens, phthalates, and unnecessary stabilizers, and 100% pure essential oils sourced. And for the holiday season, VICTORINE’s Dusted is the perfect stocking stuffer. Dusted is the first of its kind cannabis flower fragrance. Cannabis flower can take you higher—to places you’ve never imagined, or only ever imagined. Roll it on any time to elevate and ignite your soul. VICTORINE’s Dusted retails for $45.

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Do you have those friends and loved ones that seem to have every thing. Every holiday season you are stomped with what to get them. Well, when in doubt, purchase a holiday gift card at RetailMeNot.com.Luckily, you can never go wrong with picking up a gift card as a stocking stuffer. Plus, RetailMeNot offers dozens of discount gift cards, so you can actually save money by paying less than the card is worth!

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Editors’ Picks: Holly Jolly His and Hers 2018 Holiday Gifts

The holidays can be one of the most stressful times of the year. Right after Thanksgiving, people get frenzied over finding just the right gifts for their loved ones. In our search, Fashion Reverie wants to make sure we give the perfect gift, especially to our significant other. We aim to give them something that speaks directly to them—something that is thoughtful, meaningful, and special.

That’s why this season Fashion Reverie has bypassed the expensive luxury items. Instead, our team has created a gift guide of the best personal presents to give to your better half this holiday. No combing the malls for this years’ “must have” gifts and no scouring the web for this seasons “it item.” These selections are all about personal style—gifts they will enjoy with their significant others without the need of commercial hype.

Some couples have a tradition of opening one gift on Christmas Eve. If this is you, then we suggest you start the holiday on a cozy note. Hanro has made some of the most luxurious loungewear for more than a century. Our first gift choice is their men’s Jeremy woven pant and their women’s Mila kimono robe. The paisley print pant is made of 100% jersey cotton and has a single button fly and pockets. The robe (we like the lobster red print) is made from silk and elastane for shape, and closes with the matching sash-tie. Both items are great for snuggling up and as you watch the lights twinkle on the tree.

Another gift you two can enjoy together is Salvatore Ferragamo fragrances. The Italian brand has reimagined their fragrance bottles and created a new design in a limited-edition holiday collection. Amo Ferragamo, made for a passionate and optimistic young woman, has notes of black currant, jasmine, tangy rhubarb, and Tahitian vanilla. Uomo Salvatore Ferragamo smells of bergamot, black pepper, orange blossom, and sandlewood. Paul Andrew, the brands womenswear creative director, explains he “envisaged an unusual and particularly luxurious version of the Salvatore Ferragamo fragrances for the holiday season.” The riche black and gold bottles certainly hit the mark.

Our style is influenced by the world around us. Whether it’s the music we listen to, the movies we watch, or the books we read, we are an amalgamation of influences. Our sense of style today is somehow shaped from what we’ve seen in the past. In the book Vintage Black Glamour: Gentlemen’s Quarters (a follow-up to Vintage Black Glamour), author Nichelle Gainer explores the often-neglected stylish world of Black men in the mid 1900’s. While the world was knowledgeable of Hollywood heavyweights such as Duke Ellington, Sidney Poitier, and Muhammed Ali (who are all included in the book), the stories and style of their lesser-known counterparts have gone largely undiscussed. In this book, Nettles brings those biographies and beautiful photographs to the forefront. Although their stories were ignored by mainstream media in the past, their life’s work and attitude stand as inspiration for us today, and has thankfully been catalogued in this book.

In How to Slay, author and fashion editor Constance White expertly discusses African American style of the twentieth century, particularly the past 35 years. While diving into topics such as fashion, music, style, beauty, and attitude, How to Slay demonstrates the influence of Black trends on mainstream culture. Accompanied by images of the most celebrated Black tastemakers, this is an anthology of today’s Black style icons.

If a bit of bling is what she needs, then Dylanlex is the brand you want. Known for their major statement jewelry, you are sure to find a piece that will grab everyone’s attention. For a more subtle statement, opt for the Luca chandelier earrings—beautiful enough to catch stares, but not too huge as to cause a scene. If your guy wants to make a statement at a party or an event, there is no better way than with a watch. Lord Timepieces has released their 45mm Chrono Gold Black chronograph. Water resistant to 5ATMs (yes, you can go swimming with it), this gold timepiece features a black face with gold inner dials, and is sure to be a showstopper on the beach or in the boardroom.

Let’s face it; we live in the new tech age, led by the selfie. Every day, we see folks jostling their phones around for the right angle. Now, Handl has made it easier to take the perfect selfie. Their phone cases (available for both IPhones and Androids) feature a retractable handle that fits around your fingers and allows you to maneuver your hand without fear of dropping your phone. To increase the chic factor, the cases come in different leathers and colors, and the handles come in array of designs.

While the selfie is made for you to be seen, we’ve found a great gift for the tech guy who wants things to remain hidden. For the Jason Bourne in your life, check out these silver usb cufflinks by Uncommon Goods. Each cufflink contains a hidden 8GB flash drive, perfect for holding an extra copy of a business presentation or family photos for an impromptu slideshow. As a bonus, also get him the “secret message” cufflinks that hold tiny strips of paper—a special message from you, an inspirational quote or notes for his next mission. Together, these cufflink sets may prepare him to be the next Secret Agent Man.

Every woman loves a nice pair of shoes, and if they are good to her, she will be good to them. Enter Nina Shoes; their Danella feathered bootie, to be exact. This sexy satin bootie sports a 4-inch heel, but it’s its feathered detail that really sets it off. Dressed up with a form-fitting dress, or dressed down with jeans and a turtleneck, these heels are bad all by themselves. For the guys, turn to Vince Camuto for their Hop boot. Simple, yet stylish, the Hop boot features a moto-inspired crisscross buckle that makes it the perfect replacement for the Chelsea boot of yesteryear.

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Christmas can be draining, especially if you spend the day running around town visiting family. At the end of the day, you want to just kick your feet up, sip a little eggnog, and unwind. While slipping into relaxation mode with your special someone, slip into these matching Netflix and Chill sweaters. A cheeky way to recuperate from the day, these sweaters will bring a relaxing smile to your face as you unfurl on the couch and stream movies until you drift off to la la land.―Carl Ayers

Editors’ Pick: El Vaquero Boots

Traditionally, Thanksgiving marks the beginning of taking out the heavy coats, thick sweaters, and weather-ready footwear. As temperatures drop throughout the US, and chilly winds cause consumers to layer garments against crisp, wintry chills.

With this change in temperature and the swapping of lighter clothes for heavier garments, appropriate fashionable footwear should be a consideration. Booties have been all the rage for several seasons and you cannot walk out of your door without seeing a variety of bootie styles. Still, if you want to rock booties this season, why not don a style that will make you stand out among even the fashionable set?

For fall/winter 2018 El Vaquero boots will cause heads to turn and set you apart from the plethora of bootie footwear lovers. A line of custom women’s boots and footwear made with artisanal flair from revered Tuscany traditions of shoemaking. The designs have drawn many celebrity fans including Adriana Lima, Madonna, Heidi Klum, and Beyoncé.    

El Vaquero boots guarantee quality of materials, attention to details and research of new ideas that brings excellent results, admired around the world. Above all, comfort reigns. The complete ease, basic characteristic of our boots, is the achievement of years of research on materials and careful attention to the design of the shoe. El Vaquero is much more than a simple boot. It’s the set of creativity, care and professionalism of artisans that put heart and soul into their work every day for more than 40 years.

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Each pair is conceived from the foundational last and is then precisely crafted from materials that undergo a meticulous tanning process that introduces a vintage appearance to the leather and renders shading variations during the custom dip-dye coloring. The natural treatments utilized in the process are a testament to the brand’s abiding respect for people and nature. The resulting finely made Italian leathers and other high-quality materials such as calf suede, python prints, and shearling provide the shoes incomparable durability and comfort. Founder and designer Valerio Giuntoli works closely with son and company CEO Nicholas Giuntoli in creating the El Vaquero look for independent women who celebrate style with an unconventional attitude.The 80s Native American moccasin style has evolved and now reflects the modern woman who is a soul explorer, a travel passionate and pure wanderlust. Every experience enriches her style, making it unique and sophisticated. Her look is a combination of thousand of trips, with a few, firmed principles: respect for nature and love of art. This makes her a modern bohemian, a bit “rebel gypsy” and ‘retrò hippie’, perfect ambassador for our brand.

For more information go to elvaquero.it.

—Staff

Fashion Reverie’s 2018 Winter Wonderland Coats

Baby, it is cold outside! Not to worry though, Fashion Reverie has some great selections to keep you looking fashionable this winter season. Don’t let a little snowfall keep you from looking your best. Who says you can’t have fashion and function?

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Mackage Kay Lavish Fur Trim Down CoatPrepare for those arctic temperatures in luxury with a fur trim. This Mackage coat is water-repellent, water-resistant and breathable, having all the essential functions for snow and sleet. For the leather lovers, this coat also features a leather-trim zip-front closure and two leather-trimmed slit side pockets.

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Ulla Johnson Cosme JacketThis lace patchwork shearling jacket comes with fur-lined pockets and a printed voil lining. It’s all about the details with this luxurious piece for winter, and it’s a beautiful way to do white after Labor Day. Patchwork isn’t just for quilts anymore, darling. It’s the perfect addition to a winter outerwear piece.

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Christian Cowan NY Loves Me CoatCFDA/Vogue nominee Christian Cowan did his love letter to New York fashion style. This beautiful black and white fur number from his fall/winter 2018 collection combines both a minimalist approach to color with a high fashion aesthetic. If you want to make a bold statement with neutral tones this winter, look no further than this coat.

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Badgley Mischka Double-Face Wool Blend Wrap Front CoatFor the woman who has a more corporate style, but still wants to be fashionable, this is the coat for you. It is classic in the most sophisticated way, and has a silhouette that still says fashionista. It’s an attention getter from the moment you get on the elevator to your office.

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Madewell Bergen Cocoon CoatThis Italian melton wool-blend coat will turn up the heat this winter. It’s cut roomy enough for layering, and a cocoon closet has become a standard staple in a woman’s winter wardrobe. Set the city on fire in this awesome number.

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Monse Layered Wool-Blend CoatSometimes it’s best to let your fashion dictate your layering needs for you. Such a feat is accomplished with this mixed-media number from Monse. If you have a predilection for a good checkered pattern, this is your fashion calling.

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Kate Spade New York Novelty Wool Brushed Leopard CoatAnimal prints aren’t just for spring and summer. Be the spice of winter in this leopard print piece from Kate Spade done in its finest novelty brushed wool. This A-line coat is also flattering for women with a variety of body types, and honors the playfulness of Kate Spade’s heritage.

—Kristopher Fraser

Fashion Reverie’s 2018 Black Friday/Cyber Monday Roundup

Retail sales are a year-round occurrence. And this is a relatively new development. For those above the age of 35, department store sales happen at strategic times during the year and usually at the end of a fashion season as a way to clean out inventory, making room for new deliverables.

Those days are in the past and as brick-and-mortars are struggling more than ever to keep the doors open, retails sales have become the bread and butter of sales. In the run-up to holiday sales, brands have put a tremendous amount of energy into promoting product and unlike the market sales of yesteryear; Black Friday/Cyber Monday is not about getting rid of inventory.

Fashion Reverie has assembled and interesting array of fashion brands that want exhaust your pocketbook and put a smile on your face.

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You have probably heard that DSW INC. and Authentic Brands, which include Vince Camuto shoes and all the other brands under the Camuto Group auspices, acquired Camuto Group. That said; Vince Camuto is still having a fantastic Black Friday deal. And what lady wouldn’t want some Vince Camuto shoes?Vince Camuto Black Friday deals include 40% off Entire Purchase with CODE: BLACK40 and 50% off Style Steals with CODE: STYLE50. Your feet will be so thankful!!

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Would you describe your personal style as bohemian? If so, then Show Me Your Mumu is the fashion brand for you; especially if you are looking for that eye-catching holiday garment.With a chic selection of fun and flirty formal dresses, and bold and beautiful bohemian dress, you are sure to find that perfect garment for your holiday needs. And you also will not break your budget.

On November 20, the brand is starting its Black Friday sale with 40% off select styles including sale with the code SHOPBLKFR. And on November 26 Cyber Monday begins with new styles added to the site. Discount increased to 50% off select styles using the code CYBERMUNDAY.

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OK, you have the shoes and you have the dress, did you forget about your face? Pulse Skin Care is a specialty line of skincare created for the super active. Offering travel-friendly sizes of multiple products, which are ideal for the active travelers on your list: Quick Fix Spray, Bruise Be Gone Serum, Sore Muscle Rub and more are small-batch, made in the USA, formulated with natural ingredients, and help prevent and resolve blemishes and pains for all explorers, (and athletes especially)!For Black Friday, Pulse Skincare is offering 30% off site-wide with Promo Code: Black30. For purchases over $50, Pulse Skincare is offering a free muscle relief bath bomb, an Acai-scented bath bomb, with Epsom Salt, Coconut Milk, Acai, and Grapefruit for muscle relief.

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Whether you are at work, out to dinner or at a special event, you can track your heart rate and steps in a discreet and fashionable way with the NEW Fitbit Charger from Funktional Wearables. From vintage elegance to casual boho-chic, the Fitbit Charge 2 has beautiful designs to amp up your arm candy for any occasion. Or, try the sleek and smooth HR Protective Covers; made with the perfect mix of protection, durability, and fashion-forward elements, these protective covers add maximum security to your activity tracker and are also interchangeable. BLACKFRIDAY30 will give customers 30% off their total order, including sale items, no exclusions. The sale runs from 12 am eastern time on Friday and run through 11:59 PST Monday.

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Are you looking for that perfect holiday dress with a relaxed, red carpet appeal? Of course, you are. That said; look no further. Haney specializes in California glamour and that could be just the right look for you for the holidays.Founded by red-carpet stylist and Harper’s Bazaar, Allure, and Marie Claire editor Mary Alice Haney, the brand embodies effortless West Coast style with its redefined classic made from high quality fabrics. Celebrities from Chrissy Teigen, Kerry Washington, Jane Fonda, and Taylor Swift to Reese Witherspoon, Heidi Klum, and Karolina Kurkova have worn Haney.

For Black Friday, lock in savings on your Haney favorite pieces during Haney’s biggest sale of the year. Use discount code VIP30 for a limited time only.

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If you are looking for a brand that specializes in highlighting a woman’s curves, House of CB London is the brand for you!! Although House of CB London is located across the Big Pond, don’t le that reality cause you to shy away from some their great deals for Black Friday/Cyper Monday. You will find 50% off site wide AND three for $160 on select pieces.  

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Whether you are looking for a great coat, a fashion-forward top or blouse or an eye catching holiday dress, Lavish Alice has the great looks that will satisfy all your holiday needs. This London-based brand has a 60% site-wide holiday discount, starting on November 21 through November 27.—Staff

 
 

Editors’ Pick: Maison Alexandrine Pret-A-Couture Spring 2019 Collection

Fashion begins when there is a desire for change. Brazilian couture designer, Alexandra Fructuoso, brings to life a collection that works in tangent with architecture and, decoration. With an unconventional approach, Alexandrine translates her youthful aesthetic into a luxurious form that challenges the ideal of sensuality.

Maison Alexandrine Pret A Couture spring 2019 collection lives up to its name, daring women to “become better, more self-confident, and more beautiful,” Fructuoso told Harper’s Bazaar. From the world of art and design, Fructuoso shares the most wonderful view of Brazil through fashion. As the first luxury fashion brand crafted in São Paulo, Maison Alexandrine creatively expresses Brazilian culture through the brand’s fashion collections by designing a timeless and jaw-dropping evening wear collection.

Inspired by the infamous Madame de Pompadour as quoted on the Maison Alexandrine website, “fought for the art and ideals of many artists and philosophers.” Fructuoso wishes to create a unique experience that helps bring women to the forefront. “Alexandra believes that while at times a culture doesn’t create opportunities for women, it is also the women themselves that need to foster their own opportunities,” Harper’s Bazaar.

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Reminiscing on years of her love of art exhibits and museums, Fructuoso’s custom creations, according to Harper’s Bazaar, “incorporate intricate stonework, geometric designs, intimate lace, feathers, and beautifully embroidered sleeves.” Maison Alexandrine embodies the edgy side of fashion through the brand’s attention to detail, utilization of historical figures, deco-inspired prints, and haute couture perspective. The color palette relates back to the bold colors of the Studio 54 era, with lots of rich black, white and bold sparkling sequin embellishments. The beautiful colors of marigold, teal, and deeps reds of Brazil are apparent and front and center in this collection.No stranger to plunging necklines, sexy catsuits or the mix of fabrics, Fructuoso avante-garde and cocktail attire merges the beauty of art and design. For the spring 2019 collection, Fructuoso’s powerful women are sure to capture the world’s attention, creating an opportunity for women to fully embrace their abilities and reveal themselves to the world without hesitation or judgment.

—Courtney Wilkins

Editors’ Pick: Aida Kaas

Aida Karimova, the designer behind Aida Kaas, could be called the lady in red. With red being her signature color, Aida is never in doubt, always looks to red and a brand identifier.

The Kazakhstan native veered off of her path of a solid career in law to having a burgeoning career as a fashion designer. Though some might contend that this career change is not only brave, but also extremely risky, Aida Karimova is beginning to flourish. With having garnered a strong customer base through direct sales and retail outlets in New York in its first season, Karimova is looking to continue to make bold moves in the fashion industry.

Karimova believes that having no formal fashion training has actually been an asset for her career. Breaking the rules of fashion has come naturally for her and not being tied down by traditional fashion rules and standards has given her a freedom that trained fashion designers sometimes find difficulty to find. This freedom has come in handy when innovating and creating ready-to-wear collections for the modern consumer that has so many options.

The Aida Kass spring 2018 collection reflects the ever-changing role of women of the 21st century in a way that is both innovative with a modern edge yet romantically reflective. Aida celebrates the female form and allows room for the customer to look like herself.

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Aida uses distinguishing elements by mixing textures and colors like patent leather and furs, cashmeres and wools, silk satins, and paillettes, all the while utilizing an extraordinary yet unique color sense often punctuated with her signature red. All of this is funneled through a modern lens of innovation, fashion sensibility, and market viability.

Yes, Aida Karimova is fashion’s lady in red. And this lady in red has come to conquer. And conquer she will!!

—William S. Gooch

Editors’ Essentials New York Fashion Week: The Shows Spring 2019

With New York Fashion Week: The Shows (NYFWS) spring 2019 season just a few days away, Fashion Reverie, as we customarily do, has assembled some great items that every editor and fashion industry professional needs to have during this hectic but fabulous fashion week. Remember, NYFWS is over an 8-day period and there are some must-haves to keep you looking bright-eyed and bushy tailed.

During NYFWS there will be lots of Instagram photos and pictures taken by the paparazzi, so great looking teeth are very important. Don’t start your day without the Knotty Pack.

Founded in 2014, Knotty Floss continues to be on the cutting edge of introducing new and innovative dental health products to the consumer health market.

The Knotty Pack contains three products, the Knotty Brush, Knotty Picks, and Knotty Floss. The Knotty Brush is a toothbrush made of sustainably harvest bamboo. The soft bristles and compact head are designed to prevent damaging the gums. The bristles are sustainably harvested bamboo with all natural–activated charcoal to help whiten teeth. Both the Knotty Picks and Knotty Floss are made from harvested bamboo and infused with grapefruit seed extract to deliver natural bacteria-fighting properties.

Now, your teeth and smile look great. Don’t forget about your skin. Why spend lots of money of beauty products that are way outside of your budget. FOREO can give you the same results, at a price you can afford.

Launched in 2013 in Sweden, FOREO has a wealth of products that are perfect for your daily needs. Fashion Reverie has chosen two that are perfect for fashion industry professionals during NYFWS. The LUNA play is fun, affordable, and the perfect introduction to the amazing skincare benefits that come from T-Sonic™ cleansing, LUNA play proves that great things come in cute packages! It uses a compact design and 2-zone brush to gently and thoroughly offer your skin a sonic cleanse to leave you glowing and gorgeous, with just 1 minute twice a day!

FOREO’s has cleansers that are designed to perfectly complement LUNA™ devices, the DAY and NIGHT CLEANSERS are customized to match the skin’s specific daytime and nighttime needs. With surprising transformative textures and unique formulas, they bring a uniquely sensorial experience for all skin types.

OK, you are hustling from fashion show to fashion show, and sometimes you are fumbling for your bus pass or metro card or your cell phone to pull up your show confirmations. Wouldn’t be great to have your hands free to handle all these responsibilities. The Brenna B bag to the rescue!!

The Brenna B bag is the perfect hands-free bag for that busy fashion industry professionals who needs to get to important items in their bag and needs their hands free to perform a lot of tasks during NYFWS. The Brenna B bag is a great fashionable leather bag—it comes to two fashion colors for day and night, shiny black and silver—to comes with a cuff connector, leaves hands free to multi-task. It also gives easy access for essentials, cell phones, and offers security for keys.

The days of only having to charge your Smart phone are in the past. During NYFWS the busy, working industry professionals need to charge their phones, tablets and maybe even laptops, all at one time. And you can do it!!

With the RAVPower 6-Port USB Charging station you get six fast 2.4A charging ports simultaneously charging six phones, tablets, or a combination of both (does not support Qualcomm Quick Charge). With a combined 12A output to charge devices at full speed, you cannot go wrong. And it retails for only $24!!

—Staff

Editors’ Pick: Wild Spirit Fragrances

Though it is still warm outside, it is time to start thinking about fall fragrances. As we adjust our wardrobe to cooling temperatures, remember it is just as important to adjust our fragrances.

Wild Spirit is a fragrance brand with real ingredients at real prices that celebrate individuality. What we put our bodies is as what we put in them—that’s why Wild Spirit products are vegan, contain natural essential oils and are free from parabens, sulphates, and dyes. Wild Spirit is cruelty free and formulate in the US.

Inspired by sister brand, Raw Spirit, and created by New York City–based fragrance expert and fragrance designer Joyce Lanigan and iconic fashion designer Russell James, Wild Spirit consists of four scents, “Chill,” “First Snow,” “Spring Jasmine,” and “Driftwood.” Each scent represents distinct personalities with the scent seasonal names have a connotation that matches the scent. “Chill” implies relaxed and cool; “Spring Jasmine” references perkiness and energy; “First Snow” relates to being cool and collected, while “Driftwood” implies independence and individuality.

On each bottle is the image of unique female influencers of different ethnicities photographed by Russell James with natural backdrops that shine a light on the different personalities. The influencers are IMG Models Laura James, Eva Adams, Ashley Moore, and Victoria Germyn.

“As a fragrance designer and a consumer, I realized that there was a white space for affordable luxury fragrances. We want to encourage the wearer to experiment with scent and to embrace their own unique self—allow their wild spirit to shine through,” explained Joyce Lanigan. “ We aim to be straightforward, authentic and relatable and a little cheeky. We don’t talk to our girl, but instead we are in an ongoing conversation with her. We want to engage, interact and advise by creating a trusted bond and relationship, instead of coming off preachy or pushy,” continued Lanigan.

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Scent details include “Spring Jasmine” inspired by a petally, white floral highlighted by a dominant, creamy jasmine signature and enhanced with specialty tea notes, “Driftwood” inspired by fallen trees, sundrenched and salted on a white sound beach; “Chill” inspired by the warm, creamy wood that are contrasted with fresh, airy scents, and lastly, “First Snow” inspired by a unique contrast of crisp aromatic notes and black pepper combined with a rich smoldering woody effect, highlighted with signature Bushman Candle.Wild Spirit retails for $14.95 and is available online at wildspiritfragrances.com and a Walmart stores.

—Staff

 

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

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