Wednesday Sample Sales: Week of November 8, 2017

Fashion Reverie seeks to keep its loyal readers informed of great samples sales. Just remember, product disappears quickly, so it is important to get there early.

Also, some sample sales won’t let you try on garments, so know your size. Happy Shopping!!

                                          Image courtesy of fashionisers.com

BRAND: Vivienne Tam fall/winter 2017 Sample SaleWHEN: 11/08–11/10; Wednesday (9am–8pm), Thurs.–Fri. (10am–7pm)

WHY: Women’s clothing at up to 80% off retail prices 

WHERE: 580 Eighth Avenue, 17th Floor

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BRAND: Kokun Cashmere fall 2017 Sample and Stock Sale

WHEN: 11/09–11/14; Mon.–Fri. (10am–5:30pm), Weekdays only.

WHY: Men’s and women’s luxury cashmere, wool/cashmere, bamboo cashmere, silk/ cotton and cotton up to 75% off of retail price. Prices range from $10–$140. Stock up on all your fall/winter needs from lightweight to chunky sweaters, coats, print and over-dyed styles. 

WHERE: 237 West 37th Street, 3rd Floor, Suite 301

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BRAND: Naeem Khan Sample and Stock Sale

WHEN: 11/09–11/10; Thurs.–Fri. (10am–6pm)

WHY: Luxury couture gowns and dresses at a discount.

WHERE: 260 West 36th Street, 10th Floor

 

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BRAND: Gilt fall/winter 2017 Sample Sale

WHEN: 11/10–11/12; Fri. (starting at 7:30pm) Sat. (9:00am) Sunday (10:00am)

WHY: You’ll shop loads of designer clothing, handbags, shoes, and more—all at Up to 80% off designer brands like Chloé, Valentino, Tibi, Sandro, Maje, The Kooples, Derek Lam, Helmut Lang, Jimmy Choo, Tom Ford, Paul Smith and John Varvatos.

 WHERE: The Altman Building, 135 W. 18th Street 

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BRAND: La Perla Accessory and Production Sample Sale

WHEN: 11/10–11/12; Fri. (11am–6pm), Sat. (10a–-6pm), Sun (10am–5pm)

WHY: Shoes, accessories, and production samples at a discount 

WHERE: 32 East 57th Street, 6th floor

—Staff

 

 

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.

                                   Image courtesy of dailymail.co.uk

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bridal Beauty Fall 2018

                     Anne Barge Bridal 2018 backstage images courtesy of ODA PR

New York International Bridal Week is more than a parade of beautiful bridal gowns. Bridal Week is also determines that bridal beauty looks that will trend for the bridal season. And for the fall 2018 bridal season, many bridal designers are adapting loose, wavy hair, bronzed, natural beauty with slight hints of rose gold.Interestingly, these hair and makeup looks are generally associated with spring/summer brides; however, in a fashion market that is experiencing more trans-seasonal trends, bridal designers are beginning to make bridal gowns that easily translate to any season. The same holds for the bridal hair and make-up trends.

                                 Anne Barge Bridal fall 2018 images courtesy of ODA PR

The Anne Barge fall 2018 collection is an interpretation of nature’s midnight garden. An escape into fanciful garden that inspires all things feminine—a delicate tracery of ribbons and bows, a whisper of pink, dreamy layers of floral lace.TEAM Hair & Makeup’s creative director Mar R kept the hair and makeup sleek and simple, with smooth, swept-back ponytails held by a ribbon and a darker lip for a nineties accent. Skin is soft and luminous with a subtle sheen of rose gold and lightly lashed eyes. Beauty and design for today’s bride.

                                Reem Acra Bridal fall 2018 courtesy of Atelier PR

Reem Acra’s fall 2018 bridal collection drew inspiration from the saintly spirits that protect us, and in particularly bless and sanctify marriage. This inspiration was made evident in a soft, eerie beauty that infused the entire collection with some models looking like specters reminiscent of the Wilis in “Giselle.”As counterpoint to this rather spectral collection, Reem Acra’s makeup and hair team chose to go with a very natural, bronzed beauty with floral garlands of baby breath woven into jeweled tiaras. One doesn’t necessarily associate baby breath and bronzed beauty with ghostly projections or saintly reverence. Still, Reem Acra find a way make these disparate elements work.

—Staff

 

 

 

 

Rock It or Leave It on the Runway: Trends from NYFW Spring 2018

Now that Paris Fashion Week spring 2018 season has ended, which marks the end of the prominent fashion weeks in international fashion capitals, Fashion Reverie glances back at some of the trends spotted during New York Fashion Week: The Shows (NYFWS) spring 2018. Our “Rock It, or Leave It” on the runway features have become very popular, and true to form for the NYFWS spring 2018 we leave no stones unturned!!

Images of Tom Ford spring 2018, Calvin Klein spring 2018, and Jason Wu spring 2018 courtesy of vogue.com

Parachute SilhouetteWhile there are so many of the trends from fashion week that works well for the average consumer, parachute silhouettes are not one of them. The parachute silhouette while it looks great on the model body 5ft 8inch or taller size bodies, on anyone else it creates a large silhouette that adds volume and looks sloppy. Who wants to make themselves look heavier?  Leave It.

Images of Jason Wu spring 2018, Self Portrait spring 2018, and Carolina Herrera spring 2018 images courtesy of vogue.com

Polka DotsIt’s so hard to add a touch of whimsy to clothes while still being chic and stylish. Polka dots are such fun, and as this seasons collection demonstrate, they can also be sophisticated and even sexy! Rock It!

Images of Alice + Olivia spring 2018, Tom Ford spring 2018, and Jason Wu spring 2018 courtesy of vogue.com

RuchingOne of the biggest mistakes people make when trying to disguise a few extra pounds is to cover extra weight with loose clothing. This creates a larger silhouette and only makes a person look bigger. Ruching is a great way to camouflage less than perfect figures. The gathered fabric creates a slim silhouette while distracting from unsightly lumps. Rock It!

Images of Self Portrait spring 2018, Alice + Olivia spring 2018, and Tom Ford spring 2018 courtesy of vogue.com

Suit Jackets and ShortsMany designers feel that a woman never looks sexier and well dressed than when she dons a well-fitted suit. Still, a suit is a very formal look. Wearing it to a nightclub or a party can make a person look out of place. Solution for spring 2018: Suit Jacket and shorts! It’s fun, flirty look that lets you show a lot of leg without looking too sexy. Rock It!

Images of Carolina Herrera spring 2018, Calvin Klein spring 2018, Jason Wu spring 2018, and Self Portrait spring 2018 courtesy of vogue.com

Transparent FabricHaven’t we done this already? It began with the stars wearing sheer unlined gowns on the red carpet and now designers has upped the ante, sending models down the runway wearing see through fabric and no bras. Very few women would feel comfortable replicating this look and depending on where you live you might be breaking the law. This one remains a hard pass. And remember these very diaphanous looks on the runway usually get additional lining on retail racks that can alter the sexiness of the original garment. Fashion Reverie says Leave It!

Images of Rodarte spring 2018 and Carolina Herrera spring 2018 courtesy of vogue.com

Square NecklinesSquare Necklines are huge this season. The best thing about square necklines is that they can be striking and flattering. When people with round faces wear round necklines it just emphasizes that and makes them look heavier. Square necklines can make you look thinner instantly. Just be sure to try on a square neckline before you buy it. Some are so wide they’ll display bra straps. Rock It!

Images of Calvin Klein spring 2018, Carolina Herrera spring 2018, Tom Ford spring 2018, and Alice + Olivia spring 2018 courtesy of vogue.com

YellowOrange was the new black last season and while it’s still going strong, yellow is a strong second behind yellow! The trick to wearing yellow is finding the right shade for your complexion. If your complexion already has yellow undertones, you might want to avoid wearing it altogether. In that case, a purse or shoes in a bright sunshine yellow can make a great accessory. Rock It!

—Cameron Rose

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday Sample Sales: Week of August 28, 2017

Fashion Reverie seeks to keep its loyal readers informed of great samples sales. Just remember, product disappears quickly, so it is important to get there early.

Also, some sample sales won’t let you try on garments, so know your size. Happy Shopping!!

Image courtesy of fashionmaniac.com

Image courtesy of fashionmaniac.com

BRAND: Morgane Le Fay Sample Sale

WHEN: 8/30–9/08; Daily (11am–7pm)

WHY: Discounts up to 70% off

 WHERE: 464 Broome Street

 

Image courtesy of thestylishcity.com

Image courtesy of thestylishcity.com

BRAND:  Alex and Ani Sample Sale

WHEN: 9/04–9/10; Mon.–Thurs. (10am–8pm), Fri.­–Sat. (10am–7pm), Sunday (10am–4pm)

WHY: Jewelry at a discount; shop bracelets, necklaces, clutches, and earrings.

WHERE: 260 Fifth Avenue

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BRAND: Kokun Cashmere Fall Sample Sale

WHEN:  9/06–9/12; Wed.–Fri. (10am–5:30pm)
 Mon.–Tues. (10am–5:30pm (weekdays only)

WHY:  Men’s and women’s luxury cashmere, wool/cashmere, bamboo cashmere, silk/ cotton and cotton up to 75% off of retail price. Prices range $10–$140. Stock up on all your fall/winter needs from lightweight to chunky sweaters, coats, print and overdyed styles.

WHERE: 237 West 37th Street, 
3rd Floor

 

New York Fashion Week: The Shows Spring 2018 Editors’ Essentials

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Image courtesy of themintedmama.com

 New York Fashion Week: The Shows (NYFWS) spring 2018 season is just around the corner and with shows scattered throughout New York City, editors have to be prepared for everything. Whether it’s rushing out the door for that 9 a.m. show, or trying to get to that after party fashionably late, Fashion Reverie has put together a list of editor’s essentials you need to survive the most exciting, but hectic and insane week of the New York fashion season.

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Image courtesy of lyst.com

Haerfest Black Nylon Tote

With everything from beauty products to tablets to Smart phones, all editors need a good tote bag that will accommodate all their needs. Haerfest’s Black Nylon Tote is a sizeable bag to pack your life in for the entire Fashion Week. And a former member of the CFDA Incubator program created the tote.

Image courtesy of zacalife.com

Image courtesy of zacalife.com

Zaca Recovery Chewables

Zaca Recovery Chewables are the perfect supplement while on the go to aid with electrolytes and hydration. The chewables come in tasty berry flavors, and are certified non-GMO with no artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners.

And for all those Fashion Week parties that last until the wee hours morning, if you think we are going to indulge in libations just a little too much take one Zara before the party and one at the end of the night and your hangover will be greatly diminished. Remember, health and style go hand in hand.

Image courtesy of ponydry.com

Image courtesy of ponydry.com

Pony Dry

For those ladies who a good amount and time and money getting that fantastic coif, Pony Dry is for you. This hair cap keeps the length of your hair dry while you wash the roots. If you need to cut down on the amount of time spent doing your hair in the morning, Fashion Reverie highly recommend this.

Image courtesy of epiceramlipcare.com

Image courtesy of epiceramlipcare.com

EpiCeram-L Lipcare

You will be taking lots of photos and selfies during Fashion Week and nothing looks worse than chapped, cracked lips. Replenish, rejuvenate and restore your lips with the first lipid-based lip care, EpiCeram-L Lipcare. EpiCeram-L® Lip Care contains 3 essential lipids to keep lips healthy and well nourished—ceramides, free fatty acids, and cholesterol. And it is ideal for even the most sensitive lips. Another great feature of EpiCeram-L is that it is a great product to use under your lipstick of gloss.

Image courtesy of skotbeaute.com

Image courtesy of skotbeaute.com

Skot Beauté Radiance Eye Creme

As you are running from one fashion shot to the next, the hectic schedule of NYFWS will wear you down, and before you know it, dark circles and puffiness under the eyes. Skot Beauté Radiance Eye Creme is an intense non-greasy eye cream that illuminates while delivering 24hour moisture. It addresses visible sings of aging like dark circles, fine lines and wrinkles. Infused with minerals, Calendula, Sea Buckthorn and Avocado Oil. With daily use, firmness and suppleness are regained.

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Image courtesy of domebeauty.com

Dome Mascara

For those popping eyelashes, Dome’s mascara is here to save the day. Just because you are running on four hours of sleep for the week does not mean you have to look like it. Keep those eyes right and bright with Dome.

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Image courtesy of anhesti.com

Anhesti Whipped Paste

For both the ladies and gentleman trying to keep that perfect coif, Anhesti’s Whipped Paste is the answer to that challenge. Made from beeswax, tapioca starch, and aloe vera, Anhesti Whipped Paste helps create hold in hair without the sticky feelings that come with polymers. It follows EU beauty standards and is cruelty-free for the animal lovers.

Image courtesy of stikscosmetics.com

Image courtesy of stikscosmetics.com

Stiks Lipstick

Stiks is the one-handed lipstick that lets you touch up that perfect pout while you are on the go. There’s also no feathering and it’s free of chemicals like paraben. Pop it in your handbag and touch up in that cab ride from Skylight Clarkson to Pier 59 Studios.

Image courtesy of theramu.com

Image courtesy of theramu.com

THERAMU Relieve with Menthol

Fatigue and exhaustion can be coped with, but pain is another thing and very hard to deal with during Fashion Week. THERAMU Relieve with Menthol is an all-natural alternative to reducing pain and inflammation; this mentholated version improves people’s quality of life. When applied directly to the source of pain or discomfort, the fast-acting compound provides near immediate relief with a cooling sensation.

It is the proprietary blend of Emu Oil and Pure Hemp Extract working together as combat multipliers that results in far greater efficacy than their individual effect. Simply put, Emu Oil is proven to be a near perfect carrier for pure hemp extract, and the addition of menthol provides a quick-acting soothing effect.

Image courtesy of bloomingdales.com

Image courtesy of bloomingdales.com

Ban.Do Mobile Charger

The must-have of all must-haves for editors during Fashion Week, a portable cell phone charger. Ban.Do Mobile Charger to the rescue!!

We have all been there when we’re rushing to a show, it’s only early afternoon and our phones are already dead. Editor sand industry professionals are panicking for our e-tickets and figuring out where to go next. Don’t be that person; get a portable charger.

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Image courtesy of taldepot.com

Illy Coffee in a Can

Let’s be real, Fashion Week turns everyone into a coffee drinker, even if you don’t consider yourself one. Illy’s 8.5 oz cans fit right into a tote bag, or even your pocket and are easy to drink on the go. However, by the last day of Fashion Week, you might need several cans of Illy.

—Kristopher Fraser

For the Love of Fall 2017 Trends

Image courtesy of fashionisers

Image courtesy of fashionisers

“Stop expecting it to look like what you expect it to look like. It’s true of the fall lines, and it’s true of relationships,” Candice Bergen’s character, Cindy Chupack, famously uttered on HBO’s Sex and the City. Fall is a fun time for fashion though, even though those of us who sit at the front rows of Fashion Week have a minimal idea of what to expect before collections hits the catwalk. Fall 2017 promises to be bold, political, and statement making. So, what can we expect to see fashionistas and stylish consumers wearing next season?

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Statement Red

Red has long been the power color, and last season on the runways red appeared in the collections of top fashion houses like Oscar de la Renta and Dolce and Gabbana. Red has a history of being worn by powerful women from First Lady Nancy Reagan to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. Former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was known to sport red blazers on the campaign trail. If there’s a way for a woman to say I’m here and I will be heard, it’s to make a statement in a red ensemble. Never underestimate a lady in red.

Images courtesy of tomford.com, louisvuitton.com, and michaelkors.com, respectively

Images courtesy of tomford.com, louisvuitton.com, and michaelkors.com, respectively

Belted Outerwear

It’s all about belted outerwear this season, whether it be a trench coat or faux fur coat. This season, don’t be afraid to let female consumers accentuate their waist or hips. While the era of those exaggerated hip skirts made popular by Dior is long over (goodbye 1950s), the belt is back to help women accentuate their figures. We at Fashion Reverie are co-signing the big statement belts and are expecting to see plenty of these coats come November. We are talking about the kind of statement belts that look like WWE title belts in some cases, so remember, make sure you are wearing the belt and your belt isn’t wearing you.

Images courtesy of guestofaguest.com, and chanel-news.com

Images courtesy of guestofaguest.com, and chanel-news.com

Sparkly Boots

When Saint Laurent sent those glitter crystal boots down the runway—the price tag was $10,000 by the way, time for a second mortgage—the boots became the phenomenon of the fashion season. The glitter crystal boots were the boots that no one could stop talking about. And some time after, top bloggers Bryan Boy and Ezra William posted images on their Instagram accounts of themselves in the boots, keeping the conversation going. Sparkly boots also appeared on the runways of Chanel and Oscar de la Renta.

That said; be cautious with this trend. If you rock a glitter boot, keep the rest of your outfit understated, otherwise you will look like a cross between a disco ball and a drag show—unless that’s what you’re going for, which is fine!

Images courtesy of marchesa.com,

Images courtesy of marchesa.com, viviennewestwood.com, and delpozo.com, respectively

Florals for Fall

No fashion industry professional has been able to forget Miranda Priestly’s famously snarky response from The Devil Wears Prada …” Florals for spring? Groundbreaking.” What about florals for fall though? Florals appeared in the fall winter collections of designers including Delpozo, Coach, and Ralph Lauren. Some might be nervous about rocking florals in autumn temperatures; however, in a sea of neutral fall jackets, spice up your wardrobe with some prints and color. You will lauded and thanked for going beyond fall/winter urban warrior black.

Images courtesy of monse.com, bcpm.com, and toryburch.com, respectively

Images courtesy of monse.com, bpcm.com, and toryburch.com, respectively

Pretty in Plaid

It’s easy to be pretty in pink, but now it’s time to be pretty in plaid. Plaid ruled the runways last season in the collections of Bottega Veneta, Tory Burch, and Prada. Plaid was all the rage in the 90s, and with 90s nostalgia dominating fashion right now, it’s only fitting that plaid has made its return as a preferred pattern. Thanks to iconic pieces like the Chanel tweed jacket and anything with Burberry check, plaid has never gone out of style, but now it’s any and everywhere.

— Kristopher Fraser

Wednesday Sample Sales: Week of August 21, 2017

Fashion Reverie seeks to keep its loyal readers informed of great samples sales. Just remember, product disappears quickly, so it is important to get there early.

Also, some sample sales won’t let you try on garments, so know your size. Happy Shopping!!

Images courtesy of La Dolce Vita

Images courtesy of La Dolce Vita

BRAND: Dolce Vita Handbag Collection Sample Sale

WHEN: 8/23–8/26; Wed.–Sat. (10:30am–6:30pm)

WHY: Handbags up to 80 percent off 

WHERE: 330 Fifth Avenue, 11th Floor

 

Image courtesy of nowfashion.com

Image courtesy of nowfashion.com

BRAND: Opening Ceremony Sample Sale

WHEN: 8/25–8/27; Fri.– Sat. (11am–8pm), Sunday (11am–6pm)

WHY: Women’s and men’s clothing and accessories at a discount; featuring Acne Studios, Adam Selman, Anna Sui, Fenty Puma by Rihanna, Giuseppe Zanotti, Issey Miyake, J.W. Anderson, Kenzo, Maison Margiela, Marques’Almeida, Maryam Nassir Zadeh, MM6 Martin Margiela, Opening Ceremony, Proenza Schouler, Rachel Comey, Rodarte, Sienna Miller, TOGA, YS, Yves Salomon, and more.

WHERE: Villain
307 Kent Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

 

Image courtesy of nymag.com

Image courtesy of nymag.com

BRAND: Lela Rose Gown Sample Sale

WHEN:  8/28 – 8/29; Mon.–Tues. (9am–5pm)

WHY:   Up to 75% off collection gowns

WHERE: 224 West 30th Street,
14th Floor

—Staff

End of Summer Fashion Trends: Rock It or Leave It!!

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Image courtesy of pinterest.com

With only a little over a month left to the summer season, Fashion Reverie has compiled a collection of red carpet looks that worked or didn’t work so well on some of your favorite celebrities. One thing stands out for summer 2017, celebrities adorned themselves in a lot of 2017 spring/summer trends and some carryover looks from summer 2016. And Fashion Reverie was front and center detailing all the great fashion from summer red carpets

Images of Taraji Henson and Alison Brie courtesy of celebritymafia.com and instyle.com, respectively

Images of Taraji Henson and Alison Brie courtesy of celebritymafia.com and instyle.com, respectively

Low-Cut Necklines

Celebrities can get away with fashion looks your average consumer could never pull off. And this late summer red-carpet season had lots of looks that only worked for celebs. That said; there were lots of celebs flaunting low-cut neckline. And those low cut neckline screamed, “Hey everybody look at my chest!” Taraji P. Henson makes this look work well … because she’s Taraji P Henson and she really is a bad ass. But I doubt many women are willing to risk having themselves on full display or be willing to endure the yards of double back tape necessary to keep a nip slip from happening.

Leave It

Images of Gal Gadot and Andie MacDowell courtesy of shutterstock.com

Images of Gal Gadot and Andie MacDowell courtesy of shutterstock.com

Flat dress shoes

Okay Fashion Reverie is cheating a little bit since only two stars have done this, but every trend has to start somewhere! In recent years celebs have been leading the way to challenging unfair dress codes. Until now heels were mandatory at many functions. Who can forget an incident at Cannes in 2015 when two women were turned away from a red carpet screening because their shoes were flat?  Gal Gadot was repeatedly asked why she insisted on wearing flats during her Wonder Woman promotions to which she replied multiple times, “flats are more comfortable.”  Years of wearing high heels can injure your spine. Andie MacDowell has picked up the mantle of flat shoes and now it’s your turn.  Onward and upward!

Rock It!

Images of Kristen Chenoweth and Kristen Ritter courtesy of celebmafia.com and celebbitchy.com, respectively

Images of Kristen Chenoweth and Kristen Ritter courtesy of celebmafia.com and celebbitchy.com, respectively

Sequins

Many things that look fantastic on the red carpet just don’t translate well to most consumers. When celebs appears on the red carpet, they wants all eyes on them and fully sequined gowns is a great way to grab attention. (It’s also why drag queens wear lots of sequins.)  You need to be okay with having all eyes on you. Additionally, sequined gowns are very expensive and fragile—the tiniest bit of friction can cause the shiny discs to fall off.  And those shiny discs can make the garment very heavy. Bottom line, sequined gowns are just wildly impractical.

Leave It

Images of Jourdan Dunn, Lucy Hale, and French Montana courtesy of sandfashionblog, justjared.com, and eonline, respectively

Images of Jourdan Dunn, Lucy Hale, and French Montana courtesy of sandfashionblog, justjared.com, and eonline, respectively

Embroidery

This trend began a couple of years ago but it’s still going strong and the best thing about this trend is you can do it yourself (DIY). Embroidery looks complicated but in truth if you can thread a needle you can embroider. It’s time consuming but you can do it while you clear out your out your closet of summer garments as the weather chills.  Denim is a perfect fabric for embroidery and very on trend now. You can find DIY tutorials online and the basic tools (thread, needles, and a embroidery hoop) are inexpensive. You can create anything you want!

Rock It!

—Cameron Grey Rose

 

Fashion Reverie’s 2017 Back-To-School Picks

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Image courtesy of styledebates.com

Fashion pundits contend that Generation Y and/or Millenials are changing the face of retail, as we know it. No longer lured by labels and big household names such as The Gap, Juicy Couture, French Connection, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s, JC Penny’s, Sears, or Urban Outfitters, Millienials /Generation Yers relate to brands that reflect their interests and lifestyles.

The National Retail Federation (NRF) recently reported that retail spending for college students would expand to $54.1 billion up from $48.1 billion in 2016 with the average individual spending being around $688.  Additionally, according to Deloitte analysts’ algorithms most back-to-school consumers make their purchases from the last week of July through the end of August.

And though many young consumers are attracted to fast, disposable fashion, a significant number are still looking for quality garments that reflect their lifestyles and values. Fashion Reverie has come with a few great deals that are not only fashionable and trending, but also meets that average $688 budget.

Image courtesy of nycsubwayline.net

Image courtesy of nycsubwayline.net

Whether you live in New York City are you are just in love with all things New York City, you will make heads turn and demonstrate that are you an urban sophisticate with the NYC Subway Line 13` Map Laptop Sleeve. This handsome neoprene laptop sleeve features the NYC Subway map on the outside and a one-color Subway Map on the inside!   The NYC token zipper pull completes the look!  In New York black (of course), and at just $16.99, it fits into your budget!!

Images courtesy of Tobi

Images courtesy of Tobi

There are certain back-to-school items that are absolutely essential for collegiates. Tobi has all the answers for stylish co-eds. We want our Fashion Reverie co-ed followers to hit the hallways looking brand new. And the good news is all of their dresses are 50% off. Additionally, Tobi’s back-to-school items want break your bank!!

Image courtesy of C&M Media

Image courtesy of C&M Media

For those who do have some deep pockets, you will get lots of attention and look so chic. Based in NYC and Paris, Cochain challenges the conventional standards of luxury through its innovative and abstract designs.  Each bag is designed with the brand pillars of quality, functionality, versatility and custom detailing. Bags retail between $200 and $700.

Image courtesy of Go Design Group, Inc.

Image courtesy of Go Design Group, Inc.

Nothing is worse than when your Smart phone dies. Travelcard is the slim charger that fits in your wallet. It is first slim line portable charger with a charge and sync feature. And with the sale price of $29, you cannot go wrong.

Image courtesy of Chic Execs

Image courtesy of Chic Execs

You have a solid back to school shopping list of notebooks, pens, and highlighters—but what about beauty essentials? Prepare for anything the year brings your way with Smolder Cosmetics!  When it comes to makeup, Smolder Cosmetics is on a mission to empower the artist in you. With a wide variety of eye shadows, matte lipsticks and highlighters to help you confidently showcase new makeup for the start of a new semester, keep your face alluring for fall using Smolder!

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