Editors’ Pick: Fashion Reverie’s Hat Choices for the Royal Wedding

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding is only few days away and if you made it on to the guest list you must be exasperating yourserlf about what to wear! There is a strict royal wedding dress code, so even if you are a stylish celebrity you are still have to follow the rules.What we learned from Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge wedding in 2011 is that the dress code for the ladies is day dress with an impressive hat! The British tradition—especially for the upper crust or high society—is that as long as you are dressed formally, meaning long hemlines, and a conservative look; you can get creative with the headwear!

Fashion Reverie made a list of 10 fascinators and top hats we really like. So, we hope to see some of our famous celebrities wearing something similar:

1) A gorgeous pastel green Philip Treacy fascinator from his spring 2018

2) Curled Ostrich Headpiece in Royal Blue by Eric Javits

3) Victoria Grant Queen of Hearts hat with veil

4) Vivien Sheriff 24 carat gold feathers, handmade spring 2017 headpiece

5) Yellow Silk Taffeta with pom veiling by Rachel Trevor Morgan

6) Joanne Edwards hat handmade in navy

7) Black and White Polka Dot pillbox with a side hot pink abaca bow from Arturo Rios

8) Carol Kennelly A swarm of beautiful multi-colored butterflies flying from a large angled orange disk, held in place with a matching hairband

9) Cocktail Parasol Hat by Heidilee; that is Michelle Obama rocking it!

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10) Anya Caliendo Ghost Gardens collection

—Tijana Ibrahimovic

Editor’s Pick: Colorful Heels That Will Light Up Summer Nights

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Editor’s Pick: Colorful Heels That Will Light Up Summer NightsThe higher the heel, the closer to God! An adage that often intoned at Fashion Reverie. With wintry temperatures finally subsiding—especially on the East Coast—it’s time to put those boots away and break out your stilettos. This season, Fashion Reverie has some great footwear picks that will put that extra pep in your step. For spring/summer 2018, it is all about the glam!!Vince Camuto Yuria-Ankle Tie Sandal

Greco-Roman inspiration has taken a different interpretation with these texture-topped strapped sandals. This metallic leather heel is a fresh start to your summer wardrobe and can go from daytime to nighttime with a quick snap of your finger.Coach Ankle Strap Pump

Summer is no time to be afraid of color. With their metallic shine and combination of colors, this Coach ankle strap pump adds a great pop of color if you are doing the little black dress. The sensible block heel is comfortable enough for you to dance the night away and strut yourself all around town.Jimmy Choo Romy 100 Swarovski Crystal Embellished Leather High Heel Pumps

The fashion house has outdone themselves with these ruby red bedazzled heels. Dorothy from the “Wizard of Oz” would be so pleased. Embellished with Swarovski crystals, these shoes will make you want to click your heels three times. Get your sparkle on and shine on in these beauties.Nina Cordela

Summer is the perfect time for a pedicure, so why not show off those manicured feet with a gorgeous peep-toe heel. The feminine Cordela from Nina comes in a silhouette with a triangular mesh cutout for a fun and flirty effect. It’s a step up from a sandal (literally) and even features a zipper closure, so no squeezing those just-done feet into anything that will ruin your pedicurist’s hard work.

Tabitha Simmons Sky Flora Embroidered Lace Suede Pumps

Need a statement-making platform shoe for the summer. Tabitha Simmons will help you be all the rage at your summer soirées. With a pair of fishnet tights and a form-fitting dress, you’ll be the edgiest star of the night. If you’re aiming for that queen of the night visage, look no further than these palatial platforms.Miu Miu Leather Sandals with Crystals

Need a good-heeled sandal for the summer? Miu Miu to the rescue. These metallic crystal-embellished masterpieces will be the party sandal—with a heel—of the summer. For those summer cabana party nights, these Miu Mius should be your go to sandal. The iridescent crystals against the crackle leather make a statement without being too loud, which is what you need for summer. If you didn’t have a vacation planned, you should plan a ‘Va Ca’ now so you can show these off your Miu Miu. No one does it better than the French. Oh la la!!Charlotte Olympia Pimlico VC

Did you want to be the one to dare to be different for summer 2018? Let Fashion Reverie introduce you to these daring beauties from Charlotte Olympia. Designed with versatility in mind, this beautiful set of pumps can elevate any outfit from a high-fashion ensemble to a pair of embroidered jeans. The unique silhouette will undoubtedly be an attention getter, wherever you go. After all, you can never underestimate the power of a good heel.Kate Spade Odelette Sandals

If you need a chunky heeled sandal for the summer, Kate Spade has you covered. These strappy black sandals are easy on the feet and easy on the eyes. With a beautiful floral appliqué, they are the penultimate symbol of summer love and style.Christian Louboutin Décoletté 554

If you’re in the mood for something a bit more exotic and bold, step into these Christian Louboutin Décoletté 554. The iconic shoe brand always manages to outdo itself sparing no expense with these luxurious pumps in their limited edition sequined Loubitag print. The colorful details are a nice touch, especially for those travelling to cities like Miami where bright colors are all the rage.Gucci Tracy Embellished Ankle Strap Pumps

No list is complete without the most talked about luxury brand in the industry. These ankle pumps are the epitome of excessive glamor with their glass pearl and crystal stud embellishments. The 4’’ wrapped block heel will literally elevate you to imperial heights, fit for royalty. Look pristine this summer in these red and white fantasy pumps.

—Kristopher Fraser

Wednesday Sample Sales: Week of May 7, 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.

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BRAND: Jimmy Choo Sample SaleWHEN: 5/9–5/11; Wed. (11am–8pm), Thurs.–Fri. (8am–8pm)

WHY:  Women’s and men’s footwear, handbags and accessories

WHEREMetropolitan Pavilion, 123 West 18th Street, 4th Floor

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BRAND: Vivienne Tam Spring Day Sample Sale

WHEN: 5/9–5/11; Wed. (9am–8pm), Thurs.–Fri. (10am–7pm)

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

WHERE: 580 Eighth Avenue, 17th Floor, (between 38th and 39th Street)

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BRAND: Zero + Maria Cornejo Sample Sale

WHEN: 5/11–5/13; Friday (noon-7pm), Sat. (11am–7pm), Sun. (11am–5pm)

WHY: The Zero + Maria Cornejo Annual NYC Sample Sale is your chance to shop an exclusive selection of past-season dresses, tops, pants, jumpsuits, outerwear, shoes and swimwear, with prices up to 80% off.

WHERE Invisible Dog, 51 Bergen Street, Brooklyn, NY 

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BRAND: Lela Rose Sample Sale

WHEN: 5/9–5/13; Wed. (10am–8pm), Thurs. (11am–7pm), Fri.–Sat. (11am–8pm), Sunday (11am–5pm)

WHY: Women’s apparel and accessories for up to 70% off original retail. Prices range from $100–  $300. For 10 Crosby, prices range from $50–  $200.

WHERE: 151 Wooster Street


Celebrity-Endorsed Mother’s Day 2018 Gift Guide

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Mother’s Day weekend is a perfect time for innovative surprises! This wonderful woman brought you into this world and has put up with all your shenanigans and ‘learning’ about life. She deserves some pampering, so the editors at Fashion Reverie picked out celebrity’s favorite beauty products and accessories for this special lady in your life.GOLDEN DOORThe most exclusive spa to all the stars including Julia Roberts, Oprah, Amy Schumer, and hopefully your mommy soon! Make the day sweet with their Delightful Honey Sampler and Golden Face Oil your mom will love. 100% of Golden Door’s net profits go to help end child abuse and transform young lives.
Tea-infused hair care is the first of its kind, using the benefits of specific teas to help nurture the scalp and the hair. Many celebrities and their stylists love Pai-Shau so Fashion Reverie thinks your mom might, too.

Celebrity stylist Natasha Leibel has Mollen and Jason Biggs, Veronika Dash, Brendan Fraiser, Alexandra Park, as clients, as well as others, who love this blend of steeped Black, White, Green, African Red Bush, and Pu-erh teas, infused into every product. Each of the teas contains powerful benefits to the hair and the scalp. Additionally, vitamins B, C and E, potent antioxidants, hydrolyzed oat proteins, and panthenol all work to strengthen, replenish, moisture, and add shine. Mother’s Day Gift SetsBLUE LAGOON ICELAND

This is a favorite of both Kim and Kourtney Kardashian (Seriously)—as seen on “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” and a favorite on Kourtney’s app.

I’m sure we all wish we could gift mom—and ourselves—a spa getaway to the luxurious Blue Lagoon, but if that is NOT in your budget, bring the Blue Lagoon to her! The famed Icelandic spot now offers to ship their even more famed masks stateside and they are luxuriously amazing. The Gifts of Nature Mask Trio by Blue Lagoon Iceland includes a Lava Scrub Mask, Silica Mask (the white stuff you always see on people at the Blue Lagoon) and Algae Mask (Iceland’s anti-aging SECRET!!). SASH BAG

This mom-created collection of cross-body, sash-inspired bags is designed to helps moms fashionably keep all their daily necessities like phones, keys, sunglasses, and wallet items on-hand and organized, while freeing hands for holding kids’ hands, pushing strollers, and more!

Celebrity moms who carry Sash bag:

Melissa Rycroft, Garcelle Beauvais, Jessica Hall, Dania Ramirez, Nancy O’Dell, Marla Sokoloff and Alyssa Milano.ISlide 

Sandals that are fun, customizable and comfortable. Perhaps mom’s fav celebs like Drake and Chelsea Handler love them as well.  ISlide uses a top-secret printing process to create premium quality, customized slide sandals to fit anyone’s personality. You can purchase from the predesigned collection or get a customized pair.

As seen on the season 8 premiere of ABC’s “Shark Tank”ISlides are the only fully customizable, sought-after slide sandal sweeping the world on the feet of athletes and celebrities like NBA stars LeBron James and Steph Curry, Kim Kardashian, Drake, and many more. Maker of DJ Khaled’s famous “Bless Up” and “Another One” slide sandals, ISlide fuses fashion with athletics and has partnered with Neiman Marcus, the NBA, and a number of other teams, brands, and organizations for custom designs. These premium slides feature an adjustable grip-strap with an anti-abrasion lining, a sneaker-inspired outsole, and a signature Relief Pro Lining massaging foot bed for maximum comfort.TANI Underwear

If your mom is a fan of “Bachelor in Paradise” she will love the Tani Underwear Slip Corinne Olympios wore on a National Napping Day. TANI Underwear is silk cut and super soft.BANDELETTES

Some moms want to feel like they are on the runway during their busy day. Why not remind them that they are still feminine and they still “ have it” and threat them to a pair of Bandelettes similar to those Hunter McGrady wore for Chromat during New York Fashion Week.


Founded by Kelli Kenny and Lauren Parisier, basq NYC, is the leader in skincare for new and expecting mom. All basq products are clinically tested to be allergy, irritancy and sensitivity free and never tested on animals. The brand has a long line of celebrities who have shared their love for basq including Heidi Klum (Resilient Body Oils), Molly Simms (Intensive Treatment Stretch Mark Butter), Jamie Lynn Sigler, Sabrina Soto (Resilient Body Oils), Hilaria Baldwin (Mega Moisture Cream Body Butter), Jennifer Love Hewitt (Bright Eyes Cucumber Tea Eye Gel), and Eva Martino (Citrus Sugar Body Scrub) among others. https://www.basqnyc.com/celebrity-testimonials/Dear Drew by Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore looks very comfortable in her weekend cashmere wrap top and we think any mother would love to feel luxurious lounging in cashmere even if at home. A great layering piece and even better pair it with Weekend Jogger for a chic comfortable look.

           All product images courtesy of the respective brand

VELVET EyewearSonja Morgan from “The Real Housewives of New York” and many other celebrities love Velvet eyewear. When Cindy Hussey, Velvet Eyewear Founder, was asked about how she started her company she said, “Passion, drive, and a little bit of luck!” and we all need these ingredients. Share some with mommy!

—Tijana Ibrahimovic

Wednesday Sample Sales: Week of April 30, 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.

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BRAND: Hickey Freeman Sample SaleWHEN: 5/2–5/6; Wed.–Fri. (9am–7pm), Sat. (9am–6pm), Sunday (9am–5pm)

WHY:  Men’s tailored clothing (suits, sportcoats, dress pants), dress shirts, ties, Fall sportswear, sweaters, and other gifts up to 75% off retail prices

WHERE: 317 West 33rd Street

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BRAND: Gail Labelle Mother’s Day Sample Sale

WHEN: 5/7–5/11; Mon.–Fri. (10am–5pm)

WHY:   Ladies handbags, evening bags, clutches, and belts. Prices start at $20 (originally starting at $99–$170)

WHERE: 385 Fifth Avenue, Suite 708

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BRAND: Helmut Lang Sample Sale

WHEN: 5/8–5/13; Tues. (9am–8pm), Wed.–Thurs. (10am–7pm), Fri.–Sat. (10am–8pm), Sun (10am–5pm)

WHY: Women’s and men’s collections at a discount

WHERE: 150 Greene Street

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BRAND: Fiftytwo Showroom Blowout Sample Sale

WHEN: 5/8–5/11; Tues.–Fri. (10am–7pm)

WHY: Items starting at $5. Designer brands include Adriana Degreas, Lenny Niemeyer, GREI NY, and more.

WHERE 28 Warren Street

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BRAND: Derek Lam and Derek Lam 10 Crosby Street Sample Sale

WHEN: 5/9–5/13; Wed. (10am–8pm), Thurs. (11am–7pm), Fri.–Sat. (11am–8pm), Sunday (11am–5pm)

WHY: Women’s apparel and accessories for up to 70% off original retail. Prices range from $100–$300. For 10 Crosby, prices range from $50–$200.

WHERE: 151 Wooster Street





Wednesday Sample Sales: Week of April 23, 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.

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BRAND: Karolina Zmarlak Archive Sample SaleWHEN: 4/27–4/28; Thursday–Friday (11am–8pm)

WHY:  Samples, leather and concept pieces from previous collections

WHERE: 463 Broome Street


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BRAND: Kooples Sample Sale

WHEN: 4/27–5/01; Tues. (9am–8pm), Wed.–Thurs. (10am–7pm), Fri.–Sat, (10am–8pm), Sunday (10am–5pm)

WHY:   Parisian contemporary fashion offering men’s and women’s apparel and accessories

WHERE: 265 West 37th Street, 11th Floor

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BRAND: The Bridal Garden Spring Blowout Sample Sale

WHEN: 4/30–5/04; Mon.–Fri. (12:15pm–6:30pm) By appointment only. Call (212) 252-0661 or visit their website www.bridalgarden.org.

WHY: Beautiful bridal gowns originally retailed at up to $12,000, now $550, $650, $750, $850 and $950! Designers include Jim Hjelm, Lazaro, Hayley Paige, Monique Lhuillier, Vera Wang, Lela Rose, Enzoani, Justin Alexander, and many more!

WHERE: The Bridal Garden, 54 West 21st Street, Suite 901


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BRAND: Components by John McCoy spring/summer 2018 Sample Sale

WHEN: 4/30–5/04; Mon.–Fri. (9am–6pm)

WHY:   Women’s and men’s clothing starting at 70% off retail.  Stock up for spring on men’s and women’s fine European apparel! Pay below wholesale prices on trendy sportswear, suits, pants, sweaters, shirts, outerwear and much more. Brands include Gran Sasso, Mason’s, Xacus, Porto, Manto, Mauro Blasi and GTA. Being featured for ladies – Roberta Gandolfi: Handbags. Gran Sasso and Xacus: knitwear and blouses. Get there early to shop great selections.

WHERE: 135 East 55th Street

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BRAND: Clever Alice spring/summer 2018 popup Sample Sale

WHEN: 5/01–5/12; Mon.–Sat. (10am–7pm), Sunday (noon–5pm)

WHY: Women’s designers’ collections at up to 80% off. Featured designers for spring/summer 2018 include PORTO, Inizio, Cigno Nero, Heartloom, Allison Collection, Sweewe, Lea Luc, Zoe, By Anu, MAC of Germany, Berwich, SEVENTY and more.

WHERE Manex France Display, 126 West 25th Street


Editors’ Pick: Missoni Taps into the Logo Explosion

Fashion brand logos are everywhere. Everywhere you look you see major fashion brands with their logos emblazoned on everything from clothing to accessories to household goods.

Some brands have always festooned their logo on namesake products. Depending on the age of consumers, those of a certain age will remember that the late 70s and early 80s were eras where there was a proliferation of logos and labels on what was then labeled “designer clothing.” Beyond that, most consumers are familiar with the Chanel belt with the legendary Chanel doubled Cs as a part of the buckle, or the iconic entwined GGs of the Gucci brand all over the brand’s product. And of course, the Moschino brand has always shamelessly imprinted its name on everything Moschino.Moschino has now stepped into the current logo fray. For the women’s pre-fall 2018 collection, Missoni pays homage to its distinctive identity by designing a series of items, featuring the iconic Missoni logo in the brand’s trademark rust color.

The results are urban, fresh, and sophisticated statement pieces with a bold and powerful style that is unmistakably Missoni. The brand’s logo is repeatedly embossed onto refined leather garments—such as trench coats, trousers, miniskirts, shirts and bomber jackets —or printed all-over on sweatshirts and puffer jackets. 

The Missoni logo-mania also takes over a wide range of accessories, with the logo appearing on knitted gloves, beanies and scarves, as well as stylish leather wide-brimmed hats, sporty baseball caps and long gloves. The logo frenzy doesn’t stop there: a head-to-toe outfit comes to life thanks to edgy booties, comfortable sneakers, and chic lace-ups. 

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Missoni is hoping that this logo explosion will keep the brand on track with the current trend of logo branding—a trend that harkens back to the logo and label trend of the late 70s and early 90. Hopefully, this will give Missoni more appeal to the ever-expanding Generation X and Millenial fashion market, a demographic that many household brands are desperately trying to find market traction with, particularly as luxury spending with young consumers is on the decline.—William S. Gooch

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.

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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





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

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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!

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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!

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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.”

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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!

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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!

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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!”

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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





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