Editors’ Pick: Cargo x Star Wars Episode VIII The Last Jedi Nail Polish

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We may be living in dark times, but there is still light at the end of tunnel. During a holiday season that can be stressful, as well as expensive, it is comforting to know that at those very special holiday celebrations you can be look chic and on-trend. Looking great can be your light at the end of busy tunnel of holiday hustle and bustle.Cargo Cosmetics’ light at the end of the tunnel is its new Cargo x Star Wars Episode VIII the Last Jedi Nail Polish. In this eighth “Star Wars” episode “The Last Jedi,” having taken her first steps into the Jedi world, Rey joins Luke Skywalker on an adventure with Leia, Finn, and Poe that unlocks mysteries of the Force and secrets of the past.

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Inspired by the fierce division between the light and dark sides of the Force, Cargo x Star Wars Episode VIII the Last Jedi Nail polish delivers opaque coverage in just one to two coats. The colors offer a mix of richly pigmented, high shine lacquers and metallic chrome and shimmer finishes. The limited edition 4-piece kit of ultra luxurious nail lacquers offers a quick-drying, high gloss, chip resistant formula that is formaldehyde free.Nail polish shades are Restore the Republic (Silver Shimmer), Praetorian Guard (True Red), The Force (Cobalt Blue), and Rule the Galaxy (Metallic Gold). The 4-piece kit retails for $22. And for more information about other Cargo Cosmetics’ products, go to cargocosmetics.com.

“Star Wars Episode VIII The Last Jedi” opens nationally in theatres on December 15. May the Force be with you!!


Wednesday Sample Sales: Week of November 27, 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.

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BRAND: J Crew Men’s 2017 Sample SaleWHEN: 11/27–12/03, Mon.–Sat. (10am–8pm), Sun. (10am-5pm)

WHY: Enjoy up to 60% off Fall and Winter collection 

WHERE: 151 Wooster Street


BRAND: Nancy Gonzalez Sample Sale

WHEN: 12/02–12/05, Sat.–Mon. (9am–6:30pm), Tues. (9am–5pm)

WHY: Luxury handbags at a discount

WHERE: 317 West 33rd Street

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BRAND: Marchesa Stock & Sample Sale

WHEN: 12/04–12/06, Mon.–Wed. (10am–6pm)

WHY: 33 East 33rd Street, bet. Madison & Park Avenues, 12th Floor

WHERE: Couture gowns and cocktail dresses up to 80% off.




Wednesday Sample Sale: Week of November 22, 2017

Wednesday Sample Sale: Week of November 12, 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!! For information on Fashion Reverie’s Black Friday roundup go to:

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BRAND: HEIKE 2017 Sample SaleWHEN: 11/20–11/23; Monday–Friday (11am–7pm) after 6pm, call 212-764-0878, and the staff will open doors.

WHY: Fashion at a major discount, especially on Black Friday

WHERE: 306 West 38th Street, # 1502

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BRAND: Stepher F Black Friday Sample Sale

WHEN: 11/23–11/26

WHY: Trousers in wool and velvet in a diversity of colors up to 60% off

WHERE: Stephen F Flagship Store, 36 Little West 12th Street

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BRAND: Romona Keveza Sample Sale

WHEN: 11/24–11/28; By appointment only. Call 212-207-1080 or email onerocknyc@romonakeveza.com to set up an appointment.

WHY: 50%–90% off

WHERE: One Rockefeller Plaza, The Penthouse



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BRAND: Escada Sample Sale

WHEN: 11/25–11/30; Sat. (9am–6:30pm), Sun.–Thurs. (10am–6:30pm)

WHY: Women’s clothing and accessories at a discount

WHERE: 317 West 33rd Street, (just West of 8th Avenue)




Editors’ Pick: Katy Perry’s INDI Fragrance

Katy Perry is everywhere!! And that’s a good thing!! In addition to Katy’s music market saturation with a slew of hit singles and being the current host of “The Voice,” Katy has become a fashion icon. Katy Perry has the Katy Perry Collection with Covergirl. And there is also Katy Perry’s shoe collection.

For most celebrities, that would be more than enough market saturation; but not for Katy. You can now add to Katy Perry’s brand explosion her new fragrance from Coty Fragrances, INDI.

This is a brave move on the part of Coty Fragrances and Katy Perry. Celebrity fragrances traditionally have the shortest shelf life of all commercial fragrances. And though this fragrance statistic still holds true, depending on the celeb, the shelf life may be truncated, but there can be a lot of ka-ching in the short term. Katy and Coty Fragrance are betting on this!!

INDI is a one-of-a-kind seductive musk fragrance that elevates the senses. The fragrance is artfully crafted with 11 different musks that blend beautifully with open notes of oriental plum and Italian bergamot. The combination of fresh muguet and white cedar wood mingle with the velvety warmth of amber and vanilla in the background. Katy Perry’s INDI fragrance is as unique as the consumers that will wear the fragrance.

“The amber and musk combination in Katy Perry’s INDI gives off instant gratification of softness and comfort that I think a lot of people car relate to. I think that’s way it’s a fragrance that can be perfect for anyone. There is a softness to it that is so pleasant when you when you wear it, it makes you feel warm and cozy, perfect for the holiday season,” Caroline Sabas Givaudon, creator of Katy Peri’s INDI.

In this upcoming 2017 season of giving, remember, fragrances can conjure up memories of home, warmth, and familiarity; all great holiday emotions that are trending for 2017. Firmenich perfumer, Frank Voelkl, agrees, “each scent you experience becomes mixed with emotions. When you experience that same scent, it not only sparks a memory, but emotions as well. Our memories feel so much stronger in that moment because we almost get to relive them—feeling the same joy, or excitement, or comfort as the very first time.”

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Let INDI with fragrance notes that evoke emotions of comfort and softness be your choice for the holidays! Katy Perry’s INDI is available exclusively on walgreens.com and retail for $24.99–$45.00.—Staff

Wednesday Sample Sales: Week of November 15, 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!!

BRAND: Mahna Mahna Designer 2017 Sample Sale

WHEN: 11/14–11/21 (closed 11/18 and 11/19); Mon.–Fri. 11am–6pm)

WHY: Save up to 95% off retail prices on the following items and many more: Chanel, Givenchy, Alexander McQueen, Balmain, Lanvin, and Tom Ford

WHERE: 134 Spring Street, #304

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BRAND: Gant 2017 Sample Sale

WHEN: 11/14–11/22; Tue (10am–8pm), other days (10am–7pm)

 WHY: Discounts on men’s and women’s ready-to-wear and accessories

WHERE: 151 Wooster Street

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BRAND: Marc Jacobs Sample Sale

WHEN: 11/15–11/19; Wed.­–Sat. (9am–8pm), Sunday(10am–5pm)

WHY: Up to 85% off men’s and women’s RTW & accessories

WHERE: 150 Greene Street



BRAND: Elizabeth Gillett fall/winter 2017 Sample Sale

WHEN: 11/16–11/17; Thurs.–Fri. (10am–5pm)

WHY: Scarves, wraps, kimonos, and cover-ups at a discount 

WHERE: 260 West 36th Street, between 7th and 8th Avenue, Suite #802


Editors’ Pick: NICOPANDA x UO

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For those who have wondered what Nicola Formichetti has been doing since his departure from MUGLER in 2013 and his exit as creative directorship at Vogue Hommes Japan in 2012, you only have to take notice of NICOPANDA, the clothing brand Nicola created with his brother Andrea in 2015. Based on the panda cartoon, the New York–based street wear brand is known for its whimsical and playful approach to ready-to-wear and accessories.Since its inception, NICOPANDA has become a favorite brand of celebrities, social media influencers, and youth culture enthusiasts. And the brand has also set itself apart because of its collaborations that are as varied and wide as the fashion industry has ever experienced. “NICOPANDA is a world I’ve created around my alter ego, which began as a simple character named after my nickname growing up, but has since evolved into a fully developed lifestyle brand. Beyond being an idea, which represents universality and individuality, NICOPANDA is a fashion brand fusing eastern and western aesthetics through clothing and accessories,” explained Formichetti in a models.com interview.NICOPANDA’s latest collaboration with Urban Outfitters (UO) consists of favorites from NICOPANDA’s current offering, as well as some exclusive items only available at UO. The NICOPANDA x UO became available on November 13 on urbanoutfitters.com and within select Urban Outfitters stores across North America and Europe, and will live across all UO social and web platforms.“I am so excited to launch with UO! Their stores and website are so much fun to visit and shop—it is a perfect home for NICOPANDA. I wanted to develop an exclusive collection for our launch with UO men’s and women’s—something fun and easy to wear. For this collection specifically—we took the classic idea of camouflage and shook it up with vivid colors—red, purple, pink, blue, yellow. The idea is to stand out—not blend in! I suggest layering them all together for a full-on look,” detailed Formichetti.The 8-piece women’s wear assortment includes a maxi puffer jacket in white camo, a playful mini-dress with cold shoulder detailing, a sheer maxi dress in red, a pink camo hoodie and matching joggers, a sheer ruffle dress in black, a puffer jacket in pastel camo, and a maxi puffer scarf. The men’s collection consists of a long-sleeve tee, an oversized hoodie, a double layer tee, a camo sweatpant, a puffer scarf, and camo hat. Prices range from $40 to $350.

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And remember, the 2018 Winter Olympics are a little over two months away. If you happen to be attending the Winter Olympics in Pyeong Chang, South Korea, you really be garner attention in NICOPANDA x UO’s pastel camo puffer jacket. This season nothing says 2018 Winter Olympics better than NICOPANDA x UO.

—William S. Gooch

Fashion Reverie Beauty Feature: Radiance Aesthetic & Wellness Spa

At 635 Madison Avenue, there is a best-kept secret that can improve your health and turn back the hands of time for your skin. Enter Radiance Aesthetics & Wellness Spa, which has had a Manhattan location for over 17 years, recently moving their medical spa to a more spacious digs on Madison Avenue.

The likes of Gwyneth Paltrow, Naomi Campbell, and David Geffen have frequented Radiance Aesthetics & Wellness Spa, thanks to their incredible group of doctors, in particular, Dr. Natalya Fazylova. Specializing in everything from vitamin drips to laser treatments and anti-aging, Dr. Fazylova prides herself in holistic medicine.

Dr. Fazylova often has patients come in for a particular treatment, and discover that patients have other challenges like hormonal imbalances and vitamin deficiencies. Before she treats any of her patients, Dr. Fazylova checks everything from hormone levels to blood work. “I am very thorough,” she says. “I come from a foundation of treating the person as a whole. I check everything from hormone levels to the diet. I can handle hormone imbalances, whether male or female, thyroid problems and pre-menopause. It’s all about life optimization here.”

In a city of socialites, fashionistas, and entertainers, anti-aging services has become one of her most sought after specialties. “The perfect environment for humans is the rainforest,” said Kim Schmidt, PR director for Radiance. “The average lifespan for a human is really supposed to be 120 years. However, we’re surrounded by all this pollution and different environmental factors and that takes away from our lives.” To that extent, Radiance has created IV ‘cocktails’ and vitamin drips that provide patients with necessary electrolytes, B vitamins, and glutathione boosters to improve the health of the whole body from the lungs to the liver.


Dr. Fazylova spent several years in conventional medicine before she realized regular testing wasn’t giving her the results she should be getting to improve her patients’ health. She went on to do a certification in holistic medicine, giving her the answers she had been searching or that traditional medicine was not addressing for her patients. She happened into skincare and beauty treatments because people started asking for those specialities.“There are many patients who seek us out at Radiance because they hear about the work we do,” Dr. Fazylova says. “After 17 years in the medical practice doing holistic medicine, I can recognize things other people don’t.”

Since moving her practice to Midtown East, Dr. Fazylova not only has been able to attract a more upscale clientele, but by partnering with Madison Bid and the New York Concierge Association she’s able to reach out to the community on the Upper East Side. Radiance has also been working with hospitals that have visitor divisions, and has partnered with prestigious organizations such as Memorial Sloan Kettering and hospitals including Mount Sinai and New York Presbyterian to provide holistic wellness treatments to cancer survivors.

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One of Radiance’s biggest philanthropic causes is mental health. To that end, Radiance has partnered with Fountain House, an organization that supports both art and mental illness. Since the 1940s, Fountain House has dedicated itself to the recovery of men and women with mental illness by providing affordable living services and work opportunities.Radiance’s professional staff hopes to add weight loss and body contouring services in the near future. As Schmidt explains, “It’s all [about] the beautiful people in here.”

—Kristopher Fraser

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!!

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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




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.

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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”


  • Little black dress
  • Pearl necklace
  • Tiara
  • Elbow length gloves
  • Long cigarette holder, if you can find one



  • 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.






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