The Nina Sisterhood

A great legend desires homage and respect. And no one desires accolades of honor and gratitude more than the late, great Nina Simone. 

No other musical artist of her generation detailed the joy, pain, struggle, and triumph of the African American experience as brilliantly as Nina Simone. In our “Nina Sisterhood” editorial, Fashion Reverie captures the beauty, depth, and poignancy of Simone’s “The Four Women” in a modern interpretation of this great work.

May Nina Simone and her genius continue to inform, inspire, and illuminate the human experience. Viva Nina!!

Night Life Unplugged

Night life in the city that never sleeps has evolved. Where some decades back, urban night life revolved around going to a flashy dance club and letting the music take your to heights unknown.

Now, New York City night life consists of intimate lounges, perching on banquettes and bar stands showing off your fabulous ensemble and luxury accessories. Whether it’s the night life of the 1980s or the current evolution, night life in urban cities and still vibrant. Let your stilettos be your guide!!

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The Future Is Now

The Future is now. As societal norms, political structures, and demographics evolve, fashion rises to the challenge and celebrates the tides of change and the vicissitudes of life. Change is not tomorrow, change and evolution has modern currency. And Fashion Reverie is prepped and primed to document this shift in consumers’ palettes. Come celebrate with us.

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The Perfect Summer Beauty Combo: Grace, Freedom, and Charm

Every woman is looking for that special combination that gives her an edge. This summer stand out among the crowd with unfettered beauty that reflects grace, sophistication, and natural charm. Remember, this combination never goes out of style. This summer’s  trend of soft, natural beauty, loose  braids, and relaxed grace will get you noticed.

Just as Botticelli’s iconic painting of “The Three Graces” validated a woman’s beauty in it’s natural state, this beauty editorial revisits that iconic work of art seen through the lens of modernity and liberated, feminine charm.

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Photographer: Ken Jones

Beauty Editor: Janine Silver

Stylist: Renessta Olds

Makeup & Hair: Jacqueline Terrero

Models: Colette Laporta, MSA Models

                        Aava Ducayne, Margret-Louise

Grace, Charm, and Beauty

Grace, charm and sensuality never go out of style and in this re-interpretaton of “The Three Graces” image from Sandro Botticelli’s masterpiece “Primavera,” Fashion Reverie examines sensuality, charm and grace through a modern lens set against a stunning sylvan background. All the elements of nature, modern femininity, and beauty come to gather in this editorial, demonstrating that some virtues are eternal.

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Art Director: William S. Gooch III

Photographer: Ken Jones

Stylist: Renessta Olds

Makeup & Hair: Jacqueline Terrero

Styling Assistant: Stephanie Green

Models: Colette Laporta, MSA Models

                 Aava Ducayne, Margret-Louise

The Bold Season

Image courtesy of Ernest Green

Image courtesy of Ernest Green

Fall 2014 is all about making bold statements. Leave the reticence and vacillating behind. Be bold in choice of color, bold in your attitude, and bold in your decision making. Luxuriate in color palettes of orchid, hot pink, vivid red, and heather. Embrace silhouettes that encompass restrained volume with a variety of texture combinations.

Allow all these myriad points of view to enhance your personal style and bring out your inner and outer fierceness. Remember, this is not the season to be a shrinking violet. Let this bold season be your breakout season!!

—William S. Gooch

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Scenes D’Atelier

AltShoot (546)-featuredimage-1With Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week less than a week away, there are those seasoned industry professionals that yearn for the golden days of fashion when collections were seen by a few select editors, buyers and rich patrons. Lithe creatures would swirl and saunter in rich fabrications, evoking moods of glamour, sophistication and elegance.

That golden era is gone, but the fantasy and delicious reverie continues.  Though fashion is more global in its scope, and not the domain of a chosen few, creativity and innovation still reign supreme. And though the private spectacle of gilded ateliers may be just a memory, generations have reaped the benefit of the magic!! Viva Scenes D’Atelier!!

—William S. Gooch

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Siren of the Sea

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Who says going natural is the end all, be all look for summer beauty? Deep blues, vivid greens, and scintillating gold makes a bold statement this season. And combining those bold colors with a castaway, sea siren aesthetic gives a hint of mystery and allure. Remember, you want to always keep them guessing and vivid color this summer will give you that air of mystery that grabs attention and keeps them wanting more.

—William S. Gooch

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Ode to a Jersey Boy Band

JerseyBoyz (313)11The Temptations and The Beatles of the 1960s, Earth, Wind, and Fire in the 70s, Devo of the Punk Rock 80s, New Kids on the Block in the 90s, and  more recently, The Jonas Brothers and One Direction; all these boy bands/groups had their own particular sound and fashion perspective. From Earth, Wind, and Fire’s theatrical hieroglyphic-inspired, on-stage costumes to Devo’s art rock conceptual attire to New Kids on the Block’s mainstreamed hip hop gear, fashion and music have always been compatible bedfellows.

Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons represented that time in pop music culture when musical acts dressed sharply, and a catchy beat, and four-part harmony reigned supreme. In this fashion editorial, Fashion Reverie references the elegance and sophistication of 60s boy bands while staying in step with what is fresh and trending.

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Russo’s Charm

JoeRusso (034)It is often quoted that it takes charm to open the door, and charm to keep the doors open. And one of the many things that Joe Russo has in his well-crafted arsenal of attributes is CHARM!! Acting craft is an essential component to working on stage or in film, but charm will make the bigwigs want to keep you around. And since Joe Russo is in this for the long haul, his charming disposition will serve him well for many years to come.

A Jersey boy himself, Joe Russo’s performance as Joe Pesci in Clint Eastwood’s soon-to-be released “Jersey Boys,” based on the Broadway musical mega hit, is authentic, nuanced, and well-thought out. With roles in in “Shut Up and Kiss Me” (2010), “Jersey Shore Shark Attack” (2012), and “It’s You Not Me” (2013), this breakout role in “Jersey Boys” may just be Russo’s ticket to the big time.

Fashion Reverie was fortunate enough to sit and chat with Joe Russo about his character Joe Pesci, his preparation for the role, working with Clint Eastwood, and of course the great music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.

—William S. Gooch


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