Editor’s Pick: Maria Elena Headpieces

Something old, something new, something borrowed … something bedazzled? To complete your bridal looking for that very special day, Fashion Reverie wants to remind you that no princess gets her happily ever after without a crown. If you want that headpiece fit for royalty, Maria Elena Headpieces has you covered.

The elegant and chic accessories brand began over a decade ago when founder Maria Elena created her first headpiece as a gift to her daughter for her daughter’s wedding day. Although, the Miami-based accessories line is found in select boutiques all over the world, Maria Elena Headpieces strays far from mass market, similar product, retaining a sense of exclusivity.

Maria Elena, has set out not to create just another accessory, but a piece of headwear that is suitable as a family heirloom, passed down through generations. Maria Elena Headpieces can range in price from $300 to $650 and are crafted from luxurious materials including silver, antique gold, rose gold, Swarovski crystals, and pearls.

Earlier this year, the brand began gaining celebrity traction for their ready-to-wear headpieces when “Orange Is the New Black” actress Jackie Cruz wore one of their headbands on the 2018 SAG Awards red carpet. Cruz was quickly dubbed a millennial princess with online audiences, stylists, and consumers wanting to know where to acquire the headpiece that completed her look.

                                   Images courtesy of Maria Elena Headpieces

Maria Elena has now evolved beyond the bridal market to having her headpieces being a must-have accessory for among evening and red carpet appearances. Whether you are walking down the aisle or walking down the red carpet, you can stand out with one of her beautiful headbands.For that consumer who might want to make a bold statement that is not as flashy as a tiara, the headband is a more fashionable and subtler accessory. Remember, Meghan Markle isn’t the only one who should be looking like a princess on her wedding day.

—Kristopher Fraser

 

 

Wednesday Sample Sale: Week of April 16, 2018

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.

BRAND: Maje Sample Sale

WHEN: 4/17–4/22; Tues. (9am–8pm), Wed.–Thurs. (10am–7pm), Fri.–Sat. (10am–8pm), Sunday (10am–5pm)

WHY:  Women’s ready-to-wear and accessories at a discount

WHERE: 150 Greene Street

 

BRAND: Alice & Trixie Sample Sale

WHEN: 4/18–4/20; Wed.–Thurs. (10am–7pm), Friday (10am–6pm)

WHY:  An assortment of samples and stock at up to 80% off retail

WHERE: 265 West 37th Street, 11th Floor

BRAND: Mansur Gavriel Sample Sale

WHEN: 4/19–4/22; Thurs.–Sat. (8am–8pm), Sunday (10am–6pm)

WHY: 40%–75% off all products (handbags, footwear, ready-to-wear

WHERE:  490 Broadway

BRAND: Veda & Friends Annual Sample Sale

WHEN: 4/19–4/22; Thurs.–Fri. (9am–7pm), Sat. (10am–6pm), Sunday (noon–4pm) 

WHY: Stock, samples and one-offs all up to 80% off original retail prices

WHERE: VEDA Showroom, 271 Canal Street, 5th Floor

—Staff

 

 

 

Fashion Reverie’s Top Beauty Looks from NY Bridal Week for the On-Trend Bride

                                   Image courtesy of harpersbazaar.co

While we love soft pink lips and ballet slipper–hued nails, the spring 2019 bridal season was full of untraditional styles, hair accessories, and touches of metallic! Fashion Reverie has rounded up favorite trends to say, “I do” to!

                                   Images courtesy of Alon Livine, Viktor and Rolf

Center PartsOne of the easiest trends to pull of this season was hair parted right down the center. Whether hair was styled up or down, during New York Bridal Week simple styles with middle parts were seen everywhere!

Alon Livne showcased an effortless looking glossy, wet hairstyle with the oh-so-chic part. Hair was pinned back behind the ears to really showcase the model’s face.

Viktor and Rolf also went for a simple beauty look to complement their magnificent gowns with a short and sweet straight style with … you guessed it a center part!

                                                      Images courtesy of Lela Rose

Metallic EyesLela Rose had a metallic rose moment at their downtown fashion week presentation. Lead artist Kelli J. Bartlett for Glamsquad created this stunning bridal beauty look by prepping the eye with MAC Paints in Bamboom. She then stamped the shimmery rose shade from Huda Beauty Obsessions Palette in mauve right into the lash line.

“This shadow is super, super soft, so you are going to see eyeshadow fall off, it’s just going to happen,” Bartlett warns. To make sure you don’t have specs of metallic shadow all over your face, she recommends using Erno Laszlo’s Multi Task Eye Serum Masks as a shadow shield. When you remove the mask, you have a nice clean under eye Bartlett explains. Not to mention the added benefits of your eye being lifted and even the reduction of blueness under the eye as well!

“Maybe this isn’t your day of look, maybe it’s your rehearsal dinner look where you try and play up some color. You try something a bit different,” Bartlett gushes regarding how wearable this style is for all brides. She even suggests it for a bridal shower to change it up a little. “It’s not often you wear all white, blush or ivory, so don’t be afraid to be a modern bride … do something a little unexpected.”

                                               Images courtesy of Naeem Khan

Faux MohawksWhile Fashion Reverie realizes that not every bride is going to embrace this look, Moroccanoil’s Artistic Director Kevin Hughes designed this for one very particular rockstar bride in mind. “A new, modern girl who is brilliant, active in society, an artist. She desires a couture feeling with a fresh twist.”

If that describes your style to a T, try it out yourself. Start by clipping up a horseshoe shaped section of hair on the top of your head. Then take the remaining hair and create a classic French twist, securing with bobby pins. Now to make the standout mohawk! Release the top section and begin to create multiple knots and pin them into the base. This shortens the hair and gives the foundation for that stand-up style! Once all the hair is pinned into a line down the center of your head, spray the hair with Moroccanoil Dry Texture Spray and Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray Extra Strong at the root and tease it with a small comb to get the hair to stand on end. Finish the look with a healthy spray of your favorite hairspray (Hughes used the Extra Strong Hairspray again) and your wedding ready!

                            Images courtesy of thefashionspot.com

Blurred LipsWhile it’s true we usually try to avoid our makeup looking as if it’s been wiped off, Vivienne Westwood’s show used these blurred red pouts to add some interest and dimension to her collection.

To recreate the look at home we could give you a step-by-step instruction, but this isn’t the kind of look you want to be quite so precise with. So go try on your favorite shade of lipstick, that color that complements your complexion like no other can, and give it a little smear. Ta-da your runway ready, just like that!

                                                Images courtesy of Lela Rose

Ponytails For Days“I’ve been talking about ponytails for 20 years now, they’re always on trend,” shares Giovanni Vaccaro for Glamsquad backstage at Lela Rose’s Bridal presentation. “There’s always a version of a ponytail [trending],” he explains.

For Lela Rose, he created a long low pony right on the back of the neck. The hair is soft with great texture and finished off with a velvet bow tied around the hair and the neck. But, this isn’t the only ponytail Vaccaro created for Bridal Week; he also created a power pony for Hayley Paige.

Vaccaro explains more about why ponytails are perfect not just for brides, but for every occasion. “It’s based on how the women’s feeling, her silhouette her facial shape. So if you want an instant sort of Botox or facelift you can do something really high and really tight and sleek and gelled and secure. If you want something that’s really feminine and soft you can do something lower, leave pieces hanging out around the face. It’s so customizable and that’s what makes it fun,” he explains.   “That’s why ponytails will always be in style. No one is every going to say the pony is gone, it’s not gonna happen!”

                                                    Images courtesy of elle.com

AccessoriesDesigners didn’t want the gowns to be the only show stoppers this season, topping their looks off with crowns, flowers, hats, ribbons, and more.

If you’re craving a little extra opulence on your big day, look no further than THEIA’s spring 2019 royal wedding–inspired collection. Creative Director Don O’Neill encompassed all the majesty of the monarchy with a modern twist, pairing his designs with delicate feminine bridal makeup. In true British royal fashion, each of his brides wore a crown to complete the wedding ensemble. Even if you’re not Meghan Markle, every woman should feel like a princess on her wedding day.

Reem Acra, inspired by Khalil Gibran’s “The Prophet,” showcased stunning ethereal silhouettes and dry, undone, romantic waves with large floral crowns. Celebrity Stylist Brian Buenaventura created “S” waves sprayed with René Furterer Vegetal Texture Spray for effortlessly cool hair. The look also featured hidden skinny cornrow braids working as an anchor for the large floral crowns, which half the hair fell over the crown to complete the royalty meets free spirit vibe of the show.

However, accessories were so much more than crowns! Alon Livne presented a gorgeous large lace hat for the woman channeling old school glamor and Viktor and Rolf used headbands for extra interest and of course let’s not forget those stunning velvet bows around the ponytails and necks of models at Lela Rose.

—Janine Silver

 

 

 

 

Spring 2018 West Coast Bridal Trends

Images courtesy of Amsale/The Knot, Victoria Kyriakides/The Knot,  Ines di Santo, and Lakum/Kurt Wilberding, respectively

When you think West Coast bride, what comes to mind? Is it her flower child freedom, her minimalistic style, or non-traditional look? With continuous scrolls of wedding content, designers seek out the newest trends that are driving the market as seasons come and go. Fashion Reverie examines the standout trends for the West Coast, that cater to every aesthetic. A full-coverage on the spring 2019 bridal season, highlighting ‘it trends’ for our brides to be will is a mainstay of Fashion Reverie’s coverage. As the creative style on the West Coast is anything but traditional, bridal fashion-forward aesthetic is rapidly evolving. For the 2019 bridal season, Fashion Reverie looks to the West Coast to see which top trends will be taking over this season.

               Images courtesy of THEIA, Inbal Dror, and Lakum, respectively

Bridal designers are now catering to the individualistic, creative mind. A premiere source for bridal fashion inspiration, designers continue to cross boundaries redefining the classic bridal market. Dresses that have an effortless chic with accentuated necks and exposed backs for a particular minimalist approach. Trends are changing … style is changing and so is this billion dollar market. From pastels, shimmer, modern edge, capes, and floating statement sleeves the West Coast style enhances simplicity with confidence. Although many of the pieces aren’t traditional, the elongated length of the garments still resemble that “bridal look”. Fashion Reverie looks to Los Angeles boutiques who cater to every unique individual—from Jin Wang, Mon Amie, Marina Morrison, Vera Wang Bride, Panache Bridal, Allure Brides, and the only West Coast bridal fashion trade show, The Knot.These bridal boutiques are stocked full of bridal collections that can appeal to that West Coast bride with three standout trends. For shimmer and shine look to bridal brands Berta, Mira Zwillinger, Naeem Khan and Mark Zunino with Zunino and Berta having a strong West Coast presence.

Images courtesy of Alexandra Greco/Greg Finck, Inbal Dror/Maria Valentinio/MCV Photo, Christo Costarellos/Loho Bride, and Rime Arodsky/The Knot, respectively

For more a masculine design aesthetic look to such brands as Justin Alexander and newcomer Gracy Accad. And for that destination beach or resort nuptial no bridal brands serves that occasion better than Carol Hannah. All these brands that are non-traditional in their approach can be found in a variety of West Coast bridal boutiques.—Courtney S. Wilkins

Editor’s Pick: Yandy’s Bridal Destination Swimwear

OK, you’ve got the great bridal gown. If you are having pre-bridal party, you have the outfit for that party. Still, have you thought about what swimwear you are going to wear if you have a tropical destination wedding or go away somewhere beach-like on your nuptials?

If you are still at a loss for what to do, Fashion Reverie has a great option for you!! The 90s are back!! From some early 90s grunge look—not a good look—to late 90s hip-hop bling—love it!!—to 90s denim looks, if 90s fashion is a favorite of yours, Yandy.com has great wedding destination swimwear that will fit the bill.Yandy.com, the leading online retailer of specialty apparel for women, announced the recent release of their heavily influenced by the 90’s, 2018 Swimwear Collection “Modern Tide” with numerous capsule collections. Today, the brand is excited to release the next set of their 2018 swim line with additional capsules. One of these capsules is “Destination Bride.”

Say “I Do” to this exclusive collection featuring lace and ruffles in whites and light pinks and styles that let you flaunt your engaged or bridal party status. The average price for a standard one piece is  $39.95 and average for standard two-piece is $50 or lower for the full collection. The sizes are small to extra large. 

                                                 Images courtesy of yandy.com

Don’t let all that work in the gym go to waste. Flaunt off your fabulous shape with some “Destination Bride” pieces from Yandy.com. Your new hubby will be oh so happy!!For more information, go to yandy.com.

—Staff

 

 

 

 

 

Sparkle and Shine with these 2018 Bridal Beauty Products

                          Image courtesy of makeup.com

On the eve of New York International Bridal Week 2018 Fashion Reverie looks to beauty brands that can facilitate a great look for brides on their very special day. Remember, the nuptial ceremony is no longer just one day. Many brides have bridal pre-parties a day or two before the wedding ceremony for her bridal besties and if you are planning a traditional East Indian wedding, the nuptials can last up to a week. Fashion Reverie understands all of this and has curated a few products that will keep you looking fresh and beautiful throughout the entire bridal process. Rest assured a worn out, frazzled bride is not a good look; especially on that very special day. Fashion Reverie is here to help!!

                                   Image courtesy of LipSense

During your nuptials, keeping your lipstick fresh is a constant concern. Eliminate all the lipstick retouch ups with long-lasting lipstick from LipSense. Founded in 1999 by Joni Rogers-Kante, LipSense is the premier product of SeneGence and is unlike any conventional lipstick, stain or color. As the original long-lasting lip color, it is waterproof, does not kiss-off, smear-off, rub-off or budge-off! Create your own color palette by combining colors from over 50 shades.And, just as important it does not dry out your lips. In fact, it helps to restore the moisture content of your lips when used properly. LipSense Liquid Lip Color can last anywhere between 4 and 18 hours. LipSense is initially sold as a set, which includes LipSense Liquid Lip Color, a moisturizing Gloss, and an Ooops! Remover. Lipsense ranges in price from $30–$22.

           Image courtesy of Le Beurre Shop

Who wants dry, scaly skin on their wedding day? No one, especially if you are wearing a strapless gown or low décolletage/open back bridal gown. If dry skin is a challenge for you, Beurre to the rescue!!Beurre is an invigorating, healthy, natural, homemade skincare line that visibly improves all skin types to a youthful, soft, supple tone. At Le Beurre Shop, the company only uses high quality, 100% natural ingredients—incorporating them into a harmonious blend of moisturizing oils and unrefined shea butter. Another bonus, Beurre supports a variety of charities that assist women and children in need!!.

                                        Image courtesy of PARODI

Do your muscles tighten up when you get stressed out? If so, PARODI is just the product to calm and relax your muscles. PARODI Comforting Muscle Lotion is a skincare product formulated for everyone leading an active workday or lifestyle that results in overworked muscles. The cooling fast-acting lotion rolls on to help calm overworked muscles with a gentle massage.PARODI Comforting Muscle Lotion offers menthol and camphor to help calm and relax tired muscles; arnica for calming and soothing achy tired muscles; magnesium oil for calming stiff muscles, evening primrose oil which contains high levels of antioxidants that help soothe rough skin.PARODI Professional Care Daily Moisturizing Hand Cream and PARODI Professional Care Intensive Moisturizing Hand Cream offer an unprecedented system of protection for hands frequently exposed to dry air, water, soaps and other irritants. These irritants are what lead to dry, chapped skin on hands.

PARODI Professional Care’s proprietary HypeauPro® ingredients team the latest scientific elements with natural elements including Nacre (mother of pearl), Hypericum (St. John’s Wort) and Spilanthes to smooth and soften irritated, dry skin. Neither of the hand creams contains synthetic fragrance.

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On your wedding day you might have some small hairs on your ears or fine hairs on your upper lip that need to be eliminated. Why go to a salon for this minor beauty treatment?The andmetics hair, nose, brow, lip wax removal strips remove all annoying hairs in just a few minutes. It can be used at home and is easy and safe. The strips are perfectly shaped to the ears’, brow, and lip curves and hollows and nostrils for accurate hair removal—without unnecessary irritation to other areas. The andmetrics wax strips retail at around $9 per pack.—William S. Gooch

 

Dr. Natalya Fazylova Informs about Bridal Beauty Treatments

Looking great at your nuptials goes beyond just a great bridal gown or looking slim and trim. Having great skin does wonders and will make heads turn while you walk down that aisle and at your reception party. Remember, many brides have pre-bridal parties a few days before “the big day,” and you need to look bright-eyed and bushy tailed on that day as well.Radiance Aesthetic and Wellness Spa has a plethora of treatments that can make you have that bridal glow on your wedding day. Dr. Natalya Fazylova spoke with Fashion Reverie about two treatments that are sure to deliver the goods. 

      Gisele Bundchen getting vampire facial. Image courtesy of vampirefacial.com

Fashion Reverie: What is the vampire facial?Dr. Fazylova: The vampire facial is a procedure by which we collect the patient’s own blood, process the blood in a specific centrifuge and it separates stem cells and growth factors within the platelets in the plasma. We take the plasma that is platelets and growth cells and we address wrinkles, pigments issues and we inject the liquid from the plasma in those problem areas. It is a natural way to regenerate growth factors and collagen on the patient’s skin. It is anti-aging, it will improve skin texture, tone of the skin, and if you inject deeply, it will help collagen grow and smooth out fine lines and wrinkles.

FR: What would be the benefits of the vampire facial?

Dr. Fazylova: The benefits will help to erase the wrinkles it will improve the tone of the skin, decrease pigmentation and help to build the collagen. We start to lose collagen after the age of 25. There is also a healing property in this process, so we also use it on patients that have bad acne and scars. It has multiple ways of addressing skin problems.

FR: How would this procedure work well for brides and members of their bridal party?

Dr. Fazylova: Depending on the skin condition, the best way to get benefits from this procedure for brides-to-be and their bridal parties is do a series of the procedure, and a minimum of three. Someone who needs just a little modification of the skin with better skin tone, and texture of the skin, after only one treatment patients will find their skin will have a beautiful healthy glow. And as we know all brides want to glow on their wedding day. Sometimes if minor adjustments are needed for the skin, you will see improvement with just one treatment. However, for more long-term results for problem skin, the patient would need a series of treatments, preferably scheduled one month a part. Brides should schedule the treatment a couple of months in advance.

FR: What is the turnaround or downtime with this procedure where you can actually see the benefits?

Dr. Fazylova: There is barely any downtime with the vampire facial. You may have some redness for up to 24 hours. The procedure does have healing properties, so there is no skin damage after the procedure. My clients actually achieve the glowing skin effect after the redness is gone, a few days later. If we are working on more severe skin challenges, you see benefits after a couple of weeks. What is good about this therapeutic procedure is that benefits continue well beyond the procedure. It stimulates collagen production and will continue well past a year if the patient has received up to three treatments.

FR: Who should not have this procedure? 

Dr. Fazylova: Any client that comes to us we perform a 3-D skin analysis that shows skin damage up to three layers. Clients that have active lesions, rosacea, psoriasis, or active acne are not good candidates for the vampire facial. If clients have severe skin issues we recommend other treatments to treat those challenges, wait for the results and then they may be good candidates for the vampire facial.

    Vampire facial before and after

FR: Why is this procedure so popular among celebrities?Dr. Fazylova: First, the vampire facial is very popular among celebrities because it is a very natural procedure; it is not toxic, nothing is injected into your body but your own blood. There is never any bad reaction to the procedure, there are also no complications if it injected around the eyes or other sensitive areas. And the client also sees a great result and it is again your own blood regenerating your own cells to work more efficiently.

FR: What are the price points for this procedure at Radiance Aesthetic and Wellness Spa?

Dr. Fazylova: Our price point for the vampire facial for one treatment is $950 for the face, if the client needs face and neck the price point is $1250; however, if they want buy a package we offer discounts of 20% to 25% off.

FR: What other body parts to you use the vampire facial for other than face and neck?

Dr. Fazylova: It depends on what the client needs. It could be done additionally on patient’s chest and décolleté, as well as hands. We have seen great results on hands. This treatment is great for a bride that is wearing a bridal gown that has dipping décolletage. This treatment has also been done for the back.

                                            Image courtesy of urbanradiance.com

FR: Could you speak to the IPL Skin Rejuvenation with pulse light that you also perform at Radiance Aesthetic and Wellness Spa?Dr. Fazylova: The IPL Skin Rejuvenation is a type of laser treatment that is used to treat hyperpigmentation or sun damage and can treat rosacea blotchy skin, redness, and broken capillaries. It is very quick treatment that takes around 20 minutes. There is also very little downtime. The patient can go back to work the next day or even the same day, looking refreshed and vibrant.

FR: What is the price point on this treatment?

Dr. Fazylova: At Radiance Aesthetic and Wellness Spa the price is $150 and if the patient buys a package that get 20% to 25% off.

FR: Which consumers are not good candidates for this treatment?

Dr. Fazylova: It is not safe for clients that have dark skin and/or skin type 5 and skin type 6. IPL Skin Rejuvenation targets red and brown pigment and the treatment could burn off some of the pigment that darker skin clients already have. They could develop light spots on their skin. Also, patients that take antibiotics or certain antidepressants that make them photosensitive are also not good candidates for IPL Skin Rejuvenation.

This treatment is primarily for clients that have fair skin and are having issues with hyperpigmentation and have skin issues due to sun damage. The vampire facial is excellent for patients with darker skin.

                                          Radiance Aesthetic and Wellness Spa

FR: How should consumers pursue IPL Skin Rejuvenation?Dr. Fazylova: This treatment should be purchased in a package of three treatments with each treatment scheduled one month a part to see great results. The patient could then repurchase another package, if need be, in six months. The patient should not go out in the sun a lot after receiving the treatment, so the best time to have the procedure is in the winter and early spring.

FR: Brides typically wear quite a bit of makeup on their very special day. What is the downtime between getting IPL Skin Rejuvenation and/or the vampire facial and wearing makeup? And, what other products should brides not use if they have recently had these procedures?

Dr. Fazylova: Patients should not do any peels soon after these procedures. They should also not use products with Vitamin C. We provide our clients after the procedures with a post-treatment kit that provides them product they should use weeks after the procedure, as well as a skincare regimen.

—William S. Gooch

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday Sample Sales: Week of April 2, 2018

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.

                 Image courtesy of tangerinenyc.com

BRAND: Tangerine Spring/Summer Sample SaleWHEN: 3/27–4/27; Monday–Friday (10am–5pm)

WHY:   Prices starting at $20

WHERE: 260 West 36th Street, 2nd Floor

WHERE: 260 Fifth Avenue

          Image courtesy of jmalay.com

 

BRAND: Milly Sample Sale

WHEN: 4/10–4/12; Tuesday–Thursday (11am–7pm)

WHY: Women’s clothing, swimwear, and accessories; blouses, skirts, shorts, dresses & more.

WHERE:  261 West 36th Street, 2nd floor

Image courtesy of EBTH.com

BRAND: Sanyo Spring Outlet Sample Sale

WHEN: 4/10–4/13; Tuesday–Friday (10am–6pm)

WHY: Up to 75% off ladies and men’s coats

WHERE: 525 Seventh Avenue, Suite #1813
bet. 28th & 29th Streets

 Images courtesy of inspiredbythis.com

 

BRAND: Rent the Runway Sample Sale

WHEN: 4/10–4/15; Tues. (11am–8pm), Wed.–Fri. (10am–8pm), Sat. (10am–7pm), Sunday (10am–5pm) 

WHY:  Designer RTW, dresses, gowns, outerwear, bags, jewelry; designers include Kate Spade, Monique Lhuillier, Halston, Marchesa, Elizabeth and James, Milly, Zac Posen, and many more.

—Staff

 

 

 

Spring 2018 Beauty Trends: Get the Look with Nordstrom

https://www.addcolo.com/bob-wigs.htmlWhen it comes to refreshing your beauty routine, there is no better time to do so then this spring. The Internet is just buzzing with ways to banish your winter blues and inject a little color into your complexion. From multi-dimensional, velvety lips that pack a springtime punch to the most gorgeous luminous skin; beauty comes alive as the flowers begin to bloom.

However, beauty trends can be hard to master on your own. What looks easy and effortless on the runway, can occasionally lead to the need for dozens of makeup remover wipes and a bit of frustration. But don’t fret; Nordstrom has you covered on the beauty end!

Right now, you can visit a participating Nordstrom store to learn how to achieve the freshest runway-inspired looks of the season. Learn tips and tricks from industry experts about how to create a high-definition pout that’s sure to wow! Nordstrom beauty experts will be using top brands such as Charlotte Tilbury, Tom Ford, and Yves Saint Laurent for kissable lips that are anything but boring.

                                       Images courtesy of addwigs

Another favorite trend of Fashion Reverie and Nordstrom’s right now is a gorgeous, ethereal highlighter. For a limited time you can learn from the pros how to give your skin that beautiful, perfect glow that looks like you just stepped off a red carpet. Hint hint, it’s easier than you might think!Nordstrom is pulling out all the stops for their Spring Beauty Event! It’s so much more than just a trip to the beauty counter for a quick makeup lesson. From high-energy runway shows, backstage beauty demos, one-on-one time with beauty experts, free samples and exclusive gifts with purchases (while supplies last), this is one beauty extravaganza you’re not going to want to miss!

Oh and did we mention, it’s free to attend? So if you’re looking to add a new beauty technique to your arsenal, or just want to stay on top of this season’s biggest trends, visit shop.nordstrom.com/c/spring-trend-week-by-store to find a participating store near you and get on the list.

—Janine Silver

 

 

 

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

                                                 Images courtesy of alamy.com

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

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

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

                                            Images courtesy of Seventh House PR

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

For more information, go to angelamitchellmilan.com.

—William S. Gooch

 

 

 

 

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