Russo’s Charm

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

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

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

—William S. Gooch

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Men’s Spring/Summer 2014: Street Revelry

Street style has evolved from an aesthetic that conjures up images of urban culture to a style that expresses the moods and attitudes of a wide demographic.  From  East Coast to the West Coast to hot spots around the world, street style is individual and reflects the point of view and culture of the wearer.What stands out and demands attention is confidence, individuality and a fashion-forward sensibility.

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Model Spotlight: Diandra Forrest

Diandra_Forrest_FabMagazine_02The fashion industry is obsessed with what’s different and what’s next.  Over time, fashion’s new look or different point of view becomes normalized as the new normal or style with a twist.

Diandra Forrest’s appeal transcends traditional beauty or the fashion industry as we think we know it. With an oeuvre that projects futuristic fantasy, Diandra expands our minds beyond the tried and true.

Downloads265Diandra Forrest’s outré looks have attracted the attention of Jean-Paul Gaultier, Vivienne Westwood, V Files, and Ralph Rucci. She has had editorials in Interview, Glamour, West End, OOB, and Portrait magazines. And Kanye West and Beyonce have cast her their videos.

Fashion Reverie Celebrity Style Editor Tijana Ibrahimovic sat down with Diandra and spoke with her about walking in Jean-Paul Gaultier’s fall 2014 show, hanging with Beyonce, and her pet peeves.

Our videotaped interview says it all!! Enjoy


The Aphrodisiacs of Life: Wealth, Power, and a Little Slap and Tickle

OpDecWhat really gets your motor going? For some it is power and money. And for most people, sex is right up there at the top of the list. Whether separately or as a triptych, wealth, power and sex has inspired great masterpieces of art and literature, ended relationships and brought down empires.

Still, wealth power and sex when packaged with great clothes makes you  standup and pay attention. And Fashion Reverie will get your attention and maybe get a rise out of you with our take on this power trio!!

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Bridal Beauty Trends for the Modern Bride


On that very special day, the modern bride wants to make sure that every detail is in place. From the perfect wedding location, to the perfect gown, to the perfect wedding cake, every thing has to be just right, even the makeup. Remember, for some brides this perfect day will only come once in a lifetime, and this day has to be the day of all days!!

Fashion Reverie’s Beauty Editor Janine Silver has curated the current bridal beauty trends to make that special day absolutely memorable. And with the special assistance of Miss USA Erin Brady, Fashion Reverie is confident that this bridal beauty editorial will not only turn you into a ravishing bride, but also make that special day unforgettable!!

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Model Spotlight: Devyn

Downloads184Are fashion reality television shows still relevant? Some would argue that they have outlived their popularity and usefulness; others contend that as long as the ratings are still good, there must be some merit.

Though some fashion reality shows have come and gone, America’s Next Top Model is moving into its 21st cycle and Project Runway is its double-digit season. The real viability test of these reality shows outside of rating wars is if the contestants gain any traction in the ever-changing fashion industry from their appearances. Some fashion chroniclers would say no; other fashion insiders might beg to differ.

Fashion Reverie is on the positive side of the chorus. During the recent New York Fashion Week, Fashion Reverie observed several models from reality television walking in the shows of Josie Natori, Betsey Johnson, David Tlale, Sally LaPointe, Love by Diego Binetti, Sergio Davila, and Desigual. And Project Runway alumnae Christian Siriano, Leanne Marshall, Michael Costello and Dom Streater all showed fall collections.

Collages279Devyn is one of those models beating the odds against fashion reality show obscurity. Since her win on the first season of The Face, Devyn has walked in shows for David Tlale, Sukeina, Cesar Galindo, Laquan Smith, Joanna Mastroianni, and as well international fashion weeks around the world. And she is still going strong.

On the eve of the premiere of the second season of The Face, Devyn talked with Fashion Reverie’s celebrity style editor Tijana Ibrahimovic about her appearance on The Face, balancing modeling and motherhood, and her continued upward mobility in the fashion industry.

Model Watch: New Model Faces for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2014

Downloads116OK, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week fall 2014 is here. And the buzz this season is centering on all the new changes and policies that have been put in place around media registration and the redesign of  “The Tents” at Lincoln Center.

With all the hoopla about the unofficial rebranding of MBFW, very few fashion pundits are paying attention to the new model faces for fall 2014. True to form, Fashion Reverie always has its finger on the pulse of all things fashion. Remember, we take you from the front lines of fashion to the front row.  Here are just a few of our favorite picks of those tall, statuesque glamazons and sons of Apollo that through their ability to flaunt a garment, seduces us to purchase whatever they are wearing. Oh, if only we could be them!!

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Nadja Giramata

Nadja Giramata has walked in shows for Tom Ford, Carolina Herrara, Lela Rose, Band of Outsiders, Moncler Rouge Gamme, Tadashi Shoji, Suno, Temperley London, and Richard Chai Love. She has landed campaigns with Topshop and Philipp Plein and has had editorials in Vogue Italia, Husk, and Garage magazines and the Financial Times. Nadja Giramata is signed with Trump Models and Elite London.

Downloads115Holly Rose Emery

This 17-year-old beauty from Auckland, New Zealand in just the last six months is taking the fashion world by storm. She has already walked in the couture shows Valentino, Armani Prive, and Elie Saab, as well as the ready-to-wear shows of Marc by Marc Jacobs, Marchesa, Tory Burch, DVF, Theysens, Mulberry, Ports 1961, DSquared2, Trussardi, and Moschino. She has had editorials in Vogue Russia, British Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar Australia and MFF Magazine.  And she has landed an advertising campaign with RMK Cosmetics. Holly Rose Emery is signed with Next Models NY, Paris, and London.


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Georgia Taylor

If being bright-eyed and bushy tailed is the order of the day in the world of modeling, then 16-year-old Georgia Taylor fits right in. For spring 2014 this gamine beauty walked in shows for Christopher Kane, Alexander McQueen, Celine, Dior, Dries Von Noten, and Acne. She has had editorials in Grit Magazine, Dazed & Confused, and Voodoo Child. She is currently signed with IMG New York, London, Milan, and Paris.

Images courtesy of Boss Models

Images courtesy of Boss Models

Aly Ndiaye

Senegalese model Aly Ndiaye is one of the fresh faces that the fashion industry is taking notice of. He has had editorials in Superior, Elegant, and Fantastics magazines. Aly has already walked in shows for V-Files, Orley, and Vantan Tokyo. Aly Ndiaye is signed with Boss Models in NYC and Major Model Management in Milan.

—William S. Gooch





Model Spotlight: Oraine Barrett

Oraine_Barret_03With Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week less than a month away, Fashion Reverie takes a look at a very familiar face that has graced the runways of MBFW for several seasons. From several high-profile campaigns for Ralph Lauren to campaigns with Nautica, Nick + Campbell, Devon Scott, Phat Farm, to being a featured face in Rihanna’s “Man Down” video to editorials in Vogue Homme Japan, Interview, the Urban Gentleman, and DSection magazines, Jamaican supermodel Oraine Barrett is still going strong.


Oraine Barrett for Ralph Lauren 2010 Winter Olympics

Oraine Barrett for Ralph Lauren 2010 Winter Olympics

Currently, few male models have high-profile careers that span several seasons. You can count them on two hands—Tyson Beckford, Sean O’Pry, David Gandy, Ryan Burns, Arthur Kulkov, Simon Nussman, Sebastian Suave, Andre Pejic, and a few others. The turnover is so fast. But, since 2008 Oraine Barrett has kept himself right in the mix by understanding that less is more. Instead of attempting to acquire work from designers and brands that go against his fashion DNA, this gentle giant has strategically planned a career that has given him longevity.

Oraine Barret in DSection Magazine

Oraine Barret in DSection Magazine

Fashion Reverie was given the unique opportunity to interview Oraine Barrett as he prepares himself for the upcoming fall/winter 2014 season. Our Celebrity Style Editor Tijana Ibrahimovic talks to Oraine about fashion, relationships, and how he keeps his physique in tiptop condition. There are also a few surprises in this exclusive interview. Enjoy!!!


Conversations with Coco

coco-Mitchell_07With the beginning of a New Year and with Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week on the horizon, our Creative Liaison Coco Mitchell gives timely advice on core-strength training, beauty and a healthy lifestyle. As always, Coco Mitchell has her pulse on current trends and industry standards.  With great care and intelligence, Coco Mitchell generously imparts her pearls of wisdom to all who are open to her unique understanding of the fashion industry.

I had a great season this Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. However, I had to cancel Milan Fashion Week and Paris Fashion Week because I had such  pain in my lower back.   What to do?

—Can’t Walk

Coco Mitchell: Jenel Stevens, Founder and President of Prowess Private Trainer Inc., suggest you do plenty of core strengthening exercises.  Perhaps, your back troubles stem from a weak core. Instead of doing stomach crunches, Jenel Stevens suggest you perform planks. The plank is an isometric core strength exercise that involves maintaining a position for extended periods of time. The most common plank is the front plank that is held in a push-up position with the body’s weight maintained on forearms, elbows, and toes. The plank strengthens the abdominals, back, and shoulders. With high planks the push-up position is maintained on your forearms and the low planks position is maintained on your elbows. (Your elbows should be directly under your shoulders.) Either way, make sure you squeeze your butt muscles and tighten your abs.      

I have recently signed with IMG Models. I’m married and I have a two-year old baby. If I tell my agency, do you think they will treat me differently because I’m married with a young child?  What do you think?

—Married Lady

 Coco Mitchell: In the beginning of my career, if you were married or had a boyfriend, the “bookers” would pass you over for girls they felt needed more help financially. Thank God times have changed!  Gisele Bundchen, Liya Kebede, Natalia Vodianova, Doutzen Kroes, and Jordan Dunn are just a few examples of top models that have children and/or a married life.

Use the wonderful things that you are experiencing with your husband and child to inspire you and feed your creativity.  Remember, a successful model learns to fuel her creativity with the beauty around her. Your husband and child are a blessing!!  Enter the New Year with gratitude, celebrating your blessings!!

I know that eating complex carbohydrates like bread, rice, potatoes and pasta can cause weight gain. Are there any other adverse affects complex carbs might have on my body?

—Carb Overload 

Coco Mitchell:  You are correct, complex carbs can cause weight gain but they can also have a deleterious effect on your teeth. Dr. Debra Glassman D.D.S says, “that when we eat these foods our saliva enzymes breaks [complex carbs] down into sugars that enhance acids that form around our teeth. These acids cause cavities and erode our enamel. When eating these foods, a great remedy to eliminate acids from around our teeth is to swish our mouths vigorously with water and swallow (if you’re not near a sink). This removes lingering food particles from between teeth.”

Remember, it is important to maintain your weight, but you will not get any beauty campaigns if you have bad or discolored teeth. 

Galitzine: Classically Superior

Galitzine_Web (1 of 6)title_NO CREDITSFashion is all about  now and the next. Still, iconic classic brands tend to outlive trends and the mercurial tastebuds of consumers. Galitzine is one of those brands luxury that has stood the test of time. Founded by Princess Irene Galitzine in Rome in 1946, the brand set itself a part from outer Italian luxury brands by establishing itself as a company that created  clothing for women who wanted chic, sophisticate clothes that allowed them to have ease of movement, and that they could wear at every jointure of their day.

Now under the direction of Sergio Zambon, Galitzine continues to explore the needs of contemporary women, adapting their perspective on luxury clothes as it relates to the modern woman.  Fashion Reverie was given the unique opportunity of being one of the few online publications to photograph the Galitzine 2014 fall/winter collection.

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