Winter Aint Over Yet, So Bundle Up!!

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It’s cold outside! 2021 is proving to be an unusually cold and long winter for North Americans—thoughts and prayers to the people suffering in Texas. Canadians are fine, but what about the rest of us? And on February 2, the groundhog did see it’s shadow, so there is about another month of cold weather ahead.

New Yorkers are being reminded of 2018 when they woke up to two feet of snow on April 1st! But there are ways to cope with and even get some pleasure from colder temperatures. Fashion Reverie has curated a list of items—some practical, some sexy, some just plain fun—to keep you snug and comfortable all winter long!

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Cosy House Weighted Blankets

The latest trend in sleep hygiene is weighted blankets. The idea is that the pressure from the blanket can increase serotonin, a chemical in your body that makes you feel happy and calm. Experts refer to it as “deep-pressure therapy.”

 While there’s not much scientific support, many people who suffer from anxiety or other ailments swear by it. The weighted blanket from Cosy House has smooth, evenly weighted glass beads for ideal comfort. This blanket is perfect for couples to snuggle under on freezing nights.

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I.AM.GIA. Intimates       

Looking for a way to heat up the bedroom? Forget the space heater, Fashion Reverie has a better idea. I.AM.GIA has recently introduced intimates to their line and oh boy are they HOT! The lingerie line includes slip dresses, bralettes, corsets, panties, and miniskirts in black, white, red, pink, and purple. These bold sexy items will inspire some hot nights and a lot of skin-to-skin contact.

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Lands End Texting Gloves

Ugh. Is there anything quite as annoying as having to pull your gloves off to use your smartphone? Not only do your fingers get cold; but, shoving gloves in and out of your pockets is an excellent way to lose one. Lands End EZ Touch cashmere-lined leather gloves will keep your fingers snug while letting you use your smart devices. They come in an assortment of beautiful colors and multiple sizes so you can get the perfect fit.

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Smoko-Heated Potato Slippers

Everyone knows once the mercury drops it’s critical to have a soft warm pair of slippers to protect your toes from frigid floors. Smoko-Heated Potato Slippers from Urban Outfitters are lined with super soft fleece that provide a much-needed sense of whimsy with their fun design. But much more than that, use the USB port to heat up them up when your feet are turning to popsicles!

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Zadro Luxury Towel Warmer

One of the major downsides of apartment living in New York City is your landlord often controls your heat.  A friend of Fashion Reverie spoke of his absolute dread of bathing in winter. Being wet and naked in a cold apartment is the worst. One thing to make this less awful is a towel warmer. Not only will you be able to slip into a warm towel (or bathrobe) after stepping out of the shower, but it will keep mildew from forming on towels extending the time between washing.

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Winter (Warm Recipes For Cold Nights) by Louise Franc

Is there anything better than stepping in from the bitter cold and into a warm kitchen full of delicious aromas? This cookbook by Louise Franc is perfect for snowy nights with its comprehensive collection of 140 recipes of slow cooking, rib-sticking comfort foods like rich chowders, hearty stews, and warming curries served with steamed rice. It is just what the doctor ordered for those freezing days and nights. These spectacular dishes will taste amazing and warm you up. Here’s a tip: double recipes and freeze leftovers for future dinners.

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Pudus Winter Socks

These socks are so ridiculously soft you’ll feel like you’re floating on clouds. So cozy and warm that you’ll never have cold feet again. The thick faux Sherpa-lined socks provide an exceptional level of softness, heat, and comfort. They come in multiple sizes to ensure a proper fit, as well as kid and toddler sizes. And there are dozens of colorful and trendy styles to choose from. In 2017 Oprah declared this one of her “favorite things.” Is there any higher level of praise?

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Duck Window Installation Kit

It’s odd that so few people take advantage of plastic window installation kits. Not only are the plastic panels quick and easy to install, but the benefits are tremendous. All you’ll need is measuring tape, scissors, a hairdryer, and a few minutes. Your home will become significantly warmer, and you will see a reduction in energy costs. Block drafts and prevent heat loss for less than $10.

—Cameron Grey Rose

Editors’ Pick: Fashion Reverie’s 2021 Unique Valentine’s Day Gifts

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Valentine’s Day is in just a few days and it is time to show some love for our significant others. Valentine’s Day is a great opportunity to let your secret crush know how you feel about them!

For those still looking for a date or are not in love, give yourself a gift, indulge a little.

Fashion Reverie put together a list of super unique Valentine’s Day gifts. There is something for everyone. We guarantee you will leave a good impression!

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Rory Worby Slip Dress

This Rory Worby Slip Dress is effortlessly sexy and opulent in hand-painted silk. The artist turned entrepreneur creates these special, one-of-a-kind pieces in her art studio in Pound Ridge, NY. This slip was painted with natural sea salt creating a gorgeous, textured-wash effect. The adjustable straps and raw edge take this slip dress from coffee to cocktails, at home or elsewhere.

Ballsmania Elastic Necklace

This hot pink color necklace is a little different from just ordinary pearls. The Ballsmania elastic necklace is a beautiful addition to any outfit. Even if you go for simplicity, all you need is this beautiful necklace to make your look pop. Exclusively found on POP Style TV shop, made 100% in Italy. Your significant other can stay unique with the effect known as aurora borealis, due to an optical phenomenon that occurs when an object takes on different shades of color depending on exposure to light. To ensure greater resistance, a two-component, transparent coating protects this product.

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Manuela Gomez Hear Shaped Purse

Love is in the air! Celebrate with this chained, heart-shaped bag. The handmade purse features glitter and is sure to make Cupid envious. If you are not a glitter fan there are some fantastic other options. Made in Italy, your sweetheart will love this gift.

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Manuela Gomez Matching Sneakers

Want to really impress your lover? Gift them red glitter heart matching sneakers. Perfect for seasons, these comfy sneakers are custom made to perfectly fit your feet! Both matching items (heart shaped purse and sneakers) can be found on POP Style TV Shop.

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Valentine’s Day Cocktail Kits

Spend this Valentine’s Day sipping on Valentine’s Day Cocktail Kits by EMRG Media. They specialize in events, even if you are stuck at home. The Kit includes all the ingredients you need to make Specialty Cocktails on your own with custom menus! Choose from the Chocolate Lovers Kit, The Floral Bouquet or The Bubbly Surprise!

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Moon Mother Hemp Intimacy Oil

Make this Valentine’s Day hot! Ditch the roses and choose something for you. Formulated by women to amplify vaginal health, this CBD intimacy oil is truly a game-changer: This product is ethically sourced, expertly curated and created using the highest-quality organic hemp to support body and mind. It’s guaranteed to transport you into a state of bliss—solo or with a partner.

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Manscaped Kit

Perfect Package 3.0 kit is designed to make grooming below the waist easy. Confidently trim below the waist with The Lawn Mower 3.0 waterproof trimmer featuring Advanced Skin Safe Technology. The guy in your life can enjoy soft ceramic blades cutting coarse hair at 7,000 RPM.  

Enjoying fresh scents? Prepare him for an “active” date with the crop Preserver anti-chafing ball deodorant infused with cooling aloe vera. He can also refresh other areas on the go with the Crop Reviver ball toner and refresher spray.

—Tijana Ibrahimovic

Valentine’s Day 2021 Gift Guide

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“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” —Dr. Seuss

Remember those Valentine’s Days when you had to scramble to make last-minute reservations at the perfect romantic restaurant? Well, it’s going to be a night in for lovers in 2021 as the restaurants that are open can only offer outdoor seating or if in New York City are only operating at 25% seating capacity inside. Since its February and about 15 degrees out, this is not ideal. Never fear Fashion Reverie has a gift guide including some items that are perfect for a night at home.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Cameo Nouveau

Are you looking for something for your darling that’s truly unique? Check out Cameo Nouveau.  You’ll find an assortment of exclusive jewelry, hats, and home goods. In addition to their extremely creative and affordable pieces of jewelry, make sure to check out their amazing vintage clothing. Be careful when buying clothing for your better half. Pro tip? Check sizes, it’s truly upsetting to get a fabulous piece of clothing and it is the wrong size.

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Serena Williams Jewelry

Celebrate Black History Month by honoring a great athlete and savvy businesswoman Serena Williams by gifting your honey with exceptional, yet reasonably priced jewelry. Serena Williams (SWJ) uses only superior materials with top quality craftsmanship, so these fine pieces will last for generations.  SWJ also takes great care to use only ethically sourced, conflict-free diamonds and precious metals mining operations that support local communities.  With its timeless elegance, you can’t go wrong with SWJ.

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Life by Definition Wine Glasses

Is there anything quite as awkward as Valentine’s Day coming far too early in a relationship? Due to COVID-19 restrictions nurturing a developing relationship can be a challenge. Maybe you’re only two months in. Maybe you’ve never met in real life. Maybe you’ve already said “I love you” but a gift that says “I am yours forever” is a bit too much.  Have this set of whimsical wine glasses sent to your paramour, along with a bottle of wine, and have a fun romantic evening toasting each other over Zoom!

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Personalized World Map

Married another world traveler, did you?  But everyone’s passports have been tucked away since March of last year. Create a fabulous gift for both of you letting your loved one know your honeymoon was just the beginning of a lifetime of adventure. Vintage maps mounted and framed using colorful pushpins to designate hometowns, vacations anything you want! Work with artist Wendy Gold to get an exceptional, unique, and completely personal work of art that will beautify your home for decades.

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Magnolia Bakery Date Night Box

Sweets for your sweet? With almost all the restaurants closed, it’s time for a night in with significant other and a lot of sugar.  Don’t go for the standard box of chocolates. Don’t think outside the box, think of a different box!  This once with classic bakery treats from the world-famous Magnolia Bakery. Date Night Box features two large containers of their classic banana pudding, pink banana pudding, and two cupcakes (vanilla with vanilla buttercream and chocolate with chocolate buttercream.) Yummy Yummy, yummy you’ll have love in your tummy.

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Le Creuset Red Heart Dutch Oven

There are so many cheap plastic useless trinkets for sale, but will your better half view them as a waste of time and resources? You want to buy something romantic, but is there such thing as practical romantic? Check out the Le Creuset Red Heart Dutch Oven! This is a boon to anyone who loves to cook. Le Creuset is known for its high-quality colorful cookware first introduced in 1925. Their cast-iron products are still created in the original Le Creuset foundry located in France. A well cared for Le Creuset can be passed down through generations. It’s a gift that’s in it for the long haul.

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Sephora Favorites – Treat Yourself Coffret Perfume Sampler

Perfume seems like such a perfect romantic gift, but it can be very problematic. It’s impossible to know if someone is going to like a fragrance and if you’ve chosen a high-quality expensive scent, you’ll end up spending a pretty penny on something your lover won’t ever use. So, instead go for the Sephora’s Treat Yourself Coffret Perfume Sampler. It comes with a fragrant Nest votive candle, an Armani Beauty mini lip Maestro and five samplers of some Sephora best-selling fragrances. That’s not even the best part. Also included in the sampler is a voucher your sweetheart can exchange for a full-size bottle! This is a limited edition. Grab yours now!

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Hunt a Killer Subscription Box

Looking for a project for you and honey to do together? Hunt a Killer subscription box is a fun project for any couple that loves true crime. Since you can’t go out to restaurants right now, let date night come to you in the form of evidence, decoding ciphers, and piecing clues together to solve a crime. It’s like your own personal escape room delivered right to your door!

—Cameron Grey Rose

Editors’ Pick: Charlotte Rampling Stars in Saint Laurent Spring 2021 Video

Who says fashion is for and all about youth? Saint Laurent’s new spring 2021 video gives voice to another perspective. This new video which stars iconic British actress Charlotte Rampling as mysterious mistress who after leaving a frustrated, fearful place in her life, an Algerian desert, transitions to a tranquil, peaceful, a stately mansion.

This place of refuge is bathed in a hazy reddish gold glow, and is also inhabited by lean, statuesque models. Rooms and hallways are imbued in hazy velvet light while a remix of Donna Summer’s “I Feel Love” by Sebastian plays in the background.

For those unfamiliar with Charlotte Rampling, one should look to London’s Swinging Sixties, a time which Rampling epitomized the free-spirited young women who sexually liberated by the pill and no longer stepped in line with the establishment.

Interestingly, Charlotte Rampling began her career as a model and has remained fashion icon throughout her long career. From her first significant role in the 1960’s cult classic “Georgy Girl” to starring roles in “Vanishing Point,” “Stardust Memories,” “The Verdict,” “The Cherry Orchard,” “Under the Sand,” “The Sense of the Ending,” and more recently “Euphoria,”  Rampling has always embraced her free-spirited femininity and sexuality.

In this latest Saint Laurent video, Saint Laurent’s Creative Director Anthony Vaccarello design aesthetic for the spring 2021collection harkened back to the first Saint Laurent Rive Gauche boutiques of the ’60s. And in accord with the spring 2021 ready-to-wear collection which relied heavily on a 60s mode aesthetic with a nod to mod silhouettes—miniskirts, form-fitting jumpsuits with thick belts, and cocktail dresses with ostrich-feathered embellishments—Charlotte Rampling is the perfect embodiment and reflect to back to the 60s.

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To capture the moodiness and dreaminess of this collection on celluloid, Anthony Vaccarello tapped Argentine filmmaker and previous collaborator Gaspar Noé to give life and weight to the latest ready-to-wear collection.

—William S. Gooch

Editors’ Pick: Necessity Yields NAISSANT NYC

The COVID-19 pandemic is producing more stories than those of horror, desperation and loss. This health pandemic is inspiring some folks to take risks and follow their dreams. Luciana Rozenberg, the CEO and founder of NAISSANT NYC is one such person.

After losing her job, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Rozenberg took the risks and had the audacity to launch her handbag line, NAISSANT NYC. But, doing things out of the ordinary are part and parcel for Luciana. After moving to New York from Argentina to study at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), Luciana worked for such high-end brands as THEIA, Marchesa, and Zac Posen.

Her design aesthetic is characterized by having a strong emphasis on architectural structure and forms which relates to her parent’s careers as architects. This design aesthetic is made evident in NAISSANT NYC bags. The bags come in strong geometric shapes with excellent construction and contain interchangeable accessories.

Luciana Rozenberg

Luciana Rozenberg believes that product should always be evolving just like the American consumer. NAISSANT NYC bags are designed around you and your day, as the building blocks to your wardrobe. And NAISSANT NYC bags are adaptable with interchangeable accessories that can be mixed and match as your needs and your daily routine evolves. Fashion Reverie‘s favorites are the crossbody bag and Marie mini phone bag.

The bags are consciously made and only use byproduct leather that is vegetable tanned and certified by the Leather Working Group. The linings are 100% organic cotton, the packaging is all recycled, and bag hardware is nickel-free to limit allergies and brushed with a 12-carat gold coating. Additionally, the brand is committed to giving back. A portion of proceeds from all sales is donated care.org and goes towards funding education for the next generation of powerful women.

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In addition to making the highest quality bags, NAISSANT NYC is also committed to limiting waste and other environmental impact, both while crafting our products and getting them into consumer’s hands. NAISSANT NYC has designed shipping and packaging around sustainable practices.

Their boxes are made from recycled materials and shipped on their own (no box inside of a box). And NAISSANT NYC even has branded biodegradable packing tape that can be recycled without having to be removed from the box. As part of the Carbon Fund, NAISSANT NYC are committed to being 100% carbon neutral: we want to add good to the world, not CO2.

The line is exclusively sold at https://naissant-nyc.com/. NAISSANT NYC retail price points range from  $95-$485.

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Editor’s Picks: Party Shoes for the 2020 Holiday Season

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The holiday season is here, which means there is plenty of opportunity to dress up. Even though you might not be going out to holiday parties because of the COVID-19 pandemic, you can still relish dressing up. Social media still leaves us plenty of room to show off our outfits to our friends and family. Footwear is an important part of completing a good outfit. So, what should your footwear look like this holiday season? Fashion Reverie has the answers!!

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Jimmy Choo Ari Crystal Covered Pointy Toe Pumps $4595

Holidays are always a reason for a little or a lot of sparkle, especially if you have any New Year’s Eve dress up plans. This pump from Jimmy Choo is completely layered in Swarovski crystals to create a fairytale effect fit for Cinderella. What better way to ring out the year than looking like a princess?

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Ugg Mini Classic Stellar Sequin Boot $169.95

Sequins and statements galore! Nothing is quite like a sequin bedazzled Ugg for some at home holiday party comfort. Holidays are the time for sparkly things, from holiday decorations to shiny presents. This boot has a soft plush lining to keep your feet nice and warm for an at home zoom party holiday.

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Amali Smoking Slippers $29.99

Gentlemen don’t be green with envy this holiday season, instead, add some green ornamentation to your shoes for the holiday party, Christmas dinner, a dressed-up-but-stayed-in for the New Year’s look; the versatility is endless.  These green studded smoking slippers are perfect for that lounged but luxury, high fashion look you might want for the holiday party, and perfect if you just want to kickback with a cigar and glass of whiskey at home. They are also insanely comfortable if you are at a very small social gathering and are standing around socially distanced.

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Gianvito Rossi Metallic Combat Booties $1195

While lace-up combat boots aren’t typically what you’d think of in terms of holiday party attire, what if they came in a metallic gold? The holidays are a time to adorn yourself with shiny and new things. Have a holly jolly, golden holiday in these gold booties.

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Sophia Webster Astra Platform $675

You will be the star of the holiday festivities in these star-adorned shoes. The shooting star design will bring fantastic flare for a New Year’s party with its crystal embellishments. When you wish upon a star, your fashion choices will take you far.

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Golden Goose Silver Glitter Superstar $425

If you’re worried about sneakers being a little too casual for the holiday party, why not glam up your sneaker game. These sparkly sneakers from Golden Goose will give you a festive edge to your sneaker collection and can elevate even the simplest outfit to a new level of holiday cheer.

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Girotti Block Heel Classic Shoe $145

If you’re looking for something green to pair with your Christmas tree or something to celebrate the colors of Kwanzaa, these green block heels are sure to help you be the life of the party. Some might say animal prints like snakeskin aren’t for winter, let your passion be your guide and wear what you want to wear.

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Public Desire Khloe Black Faux Fur Stiletto Heel Mules $52.99

What better time for a faux fur trim heel than a holiday party? While some might see a fur trim heel as audacious and campy, the holiday day season is the perfect time to go a little over the top.

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Editors’ Picks: Holiday Budget-Friendly Stocking Stuffers

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Ho Ho Ho! Happy Holidays from Fashion Reverie!! Is all your shopping done? It’s been a tough year for everyone, especially people who work in the fashion industry.  Fashion Reverie will help you find some fun, budget-friendly stocking stuffers! Links are provided, so there’s no need to attempt social distancing in crowded stores. We’re still in the middle of a pandemic, so  be vigilant while shopping safely from home

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Inkling Scents

Looking for a little bit of luxury this Christmas? These alcohol-free Inkling perfumes are made from pure essential oils with no harsh chemicals. The scents won’t evaporate as the natural oils are gently absorbed into the skin. Already a huge hit with beauty YouTubers, discover their variety of long-lasting perfume oils that make the perfect gift.

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365 Lacquer

Looking for a handcrafted vegan nail polish, that applies smoothly and dries quickly?  Look no further than 365 Lacquer, a healthy polish that is even more notable for what it doesn’t contain. The lacquer is 5-free, which means it does not contain formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalates, toluene, camphor, or formaldehyde resins. You can even design your own shade—select the color, choose the finish, and name it—all for a very reasonable price. This one is just plain fun and a perfect stocking stuffer.

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Harry’s Blades

You might think this is a perfect gift for the man in your life, which it is, but be careful. These elegant blades are perfect for any woman who wants a close, silky shave on her legs. They even have perfectly curated gift sets. You may want to buy a couple to have extras on hands for last-minute gifts in 2021. Use the link provided to get $5 off!

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Satin Pillowcase

Satin pillowcases are great. They keep you from waking up with creases on your face and prevent your hair from tangling or getting frizzy while you sleep. The fabric won’t absorb face creams and they are just so pretty! But what’s not so pretty is their price. Have no fear! Fashion Reverie has found a beautiful satin pillowcase on Amazon that comes in many wonderful colors and won’t break the bank.

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Cadbury British Candy Bar Assortment

Sigh, 2020 has been a year where our passports remained mostly tucked away. Oh, to travel again! Of course, we’ve all indulged in a little sightseeing while watching “The Crown” on Netflix. (Poor Diana, was she ever happy in that marriage?) Now you can bring a little bit of London home. The full-sized British candy bar assortment from Cadbury will provide some unique sweet treats from across the pond.

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Ekster Wallet

Looking for a little something that effortlessly combines luxury and practicality? Ekster wallet is as elegant as it is useful. The compact wallet easily holds multiple bills and business cards, and has two great features. One, there’s a button that ejects your cards for easy access. Secondly, you can download an app to your phone that digitally connects to the wallet.  Press a button on your phone and your wallet will begin beeping! Or press the button on your wallet to help find your phone.  Technology can be so helpful.

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Mindfulness Cards

If nothing else, 2020 has made us all a little more introspective in our forced solitude and stillness. There is no map for the human heart, and looking inward can be a bit disorienting. Let these fun cards lead you through exercises that will calm your brain and ground your soul. They also introduce you to deeper, long-term practices that guide you on a path of self-care and acceptance. The person who receives this thoughtful stocking stuffer will think of you every time they pick a card.

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5 in 1 Pen tool

There is always that one person in your life who is IMPOSSIBLE to shop for. They refuse anything self-indulgent and insist you stop wasting your money. Well, they will love this. The 5 in 1 pen tool is a streamlined gadget that features a screwdriver, touch stylus for smart devices, an integrated bubble level, ruler, and pen. This handy device can easily be tossed into a purse, glove compartment or simply a pocket.

Baebody Eye Gel

We all know what the holidays can do to our skin—too much sugar, too much egg nog, late nights. Help someone you love get the perfect Instagram-worthy skin, ideal for pics under the tree. Baebody Eye Gel takes away puffiness, minimizes dark circles, and smooths fine lines using only healthy skin-friendly ingredients. You might want to get two since you’ll want one for yourself!

Blue Q toothbrushes

Blue Q has been the go-to place for fun household items with hilarious and clever sayings. Their latest offering really rocks and makes a fun and practical stocking stuffer. Colorful toothbrushes are here to get your teeth clean and to remind you that they believe in you! Or that it is time to get this dance party started!  With many styles to choose from, you are sure to find one you’ll love, and anyone who receives this stocking stuffer will be delighted.  Need more incentive? A portion of the profits will be donated to Doctors without Borders.

2020 was not a fun year, but it will soon be just a memory. Stay safe everyone, socially distance, wash your hands, and wear a mask. Happy Holidays from everyone at Fashion Reverie and best wishes for a healthy and peaceful 2021.

—Cameron Grey Rose

Editors’ Pick: TATRAS Injects Hopes and Light into Their Spring 2021 Collection

If you are in the Northeast, it is starting to get chilly, well, let’s be honest, cold weather is here!! If you are already missing warmer temperatures, unfortunately, you are going to have to stick it out. However, Fashion Reverie can give you some inspiration for more temperate climates by showing you a very stylish spring 2021 collection. It might not make your fingers and toes warmer, but this collection will warm your heart.

TATRAS set its spring 2021 video on a desert on Mars with very little vegetation. Interestingly, though the Mars terrain is quite barren, there is hope and light in the garments worn by the models. This point of view ties in heavily with the inspiration for this spring 2021 collection. Reflecting on 2020, though we may be living in rough times with very little hope, a future barren with little possibilities, we could change things and inject some light into a very uncertain future.

TATRAS spring 2021 collection showcases the beauty of molding, materials, and graphics created and built by the power and energy of human connection, respecting all the individuals and their identities. This powerful emotional approach to the times we are living in serves as a backdrop that expresses TATRAS’ ability to produce garments that speak to consumers need for color, texture, and human interaction. And if you are in the market for some great spring jackets to the chill off those early spring mornings, these collections has plenty to spare in a variety of colors, silhouettes and textures.

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The jacquard knitting pattern and the drape design are inspired by traditional folk costumes, representing their evolution. Styles and materials have been designed to allow the garments to be used in any climatic condition, such as sandstorms or very strong winds. The garments printed on linen, with a light but resistant texture, represent the designs of an oasis, a symbol of hope and life, to move strongly towards a new future.

—William S. Gooch

 

 

Editors’ Picks: Fashion Reverie’s 2020 Holiday Gift Guide

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As we enter the season of giving, it is so important to consider how far we have come in 2020. We have transitioned from a year of uncertainty and hopelessness to an end-of-the-year hopefulness and happy feelings. Studies suggest that when people are happy, they express their joy by giving to others. So, as we move out of a harrowing situation to a time of joy and jubilation, this is the perfect opportunity to spread the love and festivities around.

In the spirit of holiday and gratitude, Fashion Reverie has curated our 2020 Holiday Gift Guide from our editors. There is great range and variety in this 2020 Holiday Gift Guide, so be prepared to purchase more than one item!!

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MarosEtti Bag Limited Edition (price upon request)

Every woman loves a great handbag, and nothing says a great handbag than a handbag made in Italy. MarosEtti Bags are designed in Belgium and made in Italy. MarosEtti stands for simplicity and style and this special hand-painted edition makes a perfect gift. That said; though the price point of these bags are not in the price range of a Birkin bag or a Chanel bag, you will put out some serious bucks for these handbags, so think of these handbags as a heritage gift or an investment.

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Capri People – Jaqueline sunglasses ($320)

Sunglasses can be a great gift at any time of the year. If sunglasses are your special peeve, consider Jaqueline-Women Sunglasses by Capri People. If you want your sunglasses to be stylish and in bold colors, this is the sunglass brand for you. The brand stays true to its signature aesthetic by being inspired by the icons that visited Capri in the 1950s and 60s. These sunglasses are also entirely handmade. 

GIFT SET: RORY WORBY LUXE SILK SCARF AND LUZ ORTIZ PINTO EARRINGS

This accessory lover’s gift set is a one-two punch of quiet luxury. While we’re not out and about nearly as much as in years past, we still need to look put-together from the waist up for those zoom and facetime calls. Nothing sparks-up an outfit as easily as a gorgeous scarf and interesting pair of earrings.

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Like the famed Hermes silk scarves, artist Rory Worby’s scarves ($398) are entirely made by hand. She’s blended her apparel industry experience with her skill as an artist to create a collection of nature-themed scarves, kimonos and kaftans made with only the finest grade silks. Her painstaking design process involves stretching the silk on a frame to hand paint each design with Japanese sumi brushes. Better still, Rory’s production method is eco-friendly, as she uses natural sea salt, environmentally friendly dyes, and non-toxic, water-based resist. The two-week wait is well worth it for a unique piece of wearable art.

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The tawny colors in the spotted leopard scarf are enhanced when paired with Luz Ortiz’s unique gold “Pinto earrings” ($260). This up-and-coming fine jewelry designer draws inspiration from her upbringing in the Caribbean tropics, as well as from sleek architecture and industrial elements. The gold Pinto beans evoke Elsa Peretti’s famous “bean” earrings for Tiffany & Co., but on a much bolder scale. Luz handcrafts the earrings from sterling silver with an 18 K gold vermeil overlay.  All Luz Ortiz jewelry is made in New York City.

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For 2020, go big or go home. It’s 2020, and technology is King. So, how about his and her Tesla Cyber Trucks (starting at $39,000) that have the car magazines salivating?  This truck looks nothing like the interior of Ford’s insanely popular F-150. The Tesla truck’s interior is a minimalist’s dream come true. The slab-like dashboard has one, yes, just one, touchscreen. One-hundred dollars gets you a buy-in, meaning it secures you a place on the waiting list for this Jetsons-like vehicle. The $100 is a nice gesture that gives you time to save up for the trucks. Although you won’t get delivery until late 2021, it’s the thought that counts. Right?

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Duke + Dexter Jade Camo Loafers ($275)

Dressed up and nowhere to go? Well, hopefully that may change in 2021.To prepare for next year’s outings, you should begin building up your wardrobe now. Start with these stylish camo loafers from Duke + Dexter’s Opus collection. Handmade in England, these shoes are crafted using silk and cotton, have Italian leather lining, and feature a rubberized sole. Perfect for dressing up or dressing down, these shoes are sure to draw attention. If the green camo is not your style, there are three other color variants to select from.

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Humanrace Skincare Three-Minute Facial Routine Pack ($100)

The key to aging gracefully is proper skincare. Your face will look only as good as you treat it, so you better treat it right. For years, people have commented how music producer and style master Pharrell Williams continues to look so young for his age. At his current age of 47, he seems to have barely aged in the last quarter century. To give fans insight on how he has maintained his youthful visage, he created Humanrace, a product company with a mission to empower all people in their pursuit of wellbeing.

To begin, Humanrace has created a facial line that takes the confusion out of skincare. The line is anchored by its “three-minute facial” contained within its Routine Pack.  The assemblage includes a rice powder cleanser, a lotus enzyme exfoliator, and a humidifying cream. The brand boasts that the dermatologist tested product line is vegan, gluten free, cruelty free, fragrance free, and microtear safe.

Cleanse, exfoliate, hydrate. Those are Pharrell’s simple tips to his fresh-faced look. If these three steps are the path to looking as preserved as Pharrell, sign us up!

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Spice Breeze

To people who with the misfortune of having December birthdays, the dreadful “combination” gift will always bring that awful feeling that someone can’t be bothered to acknowledge your birthday. One easy and not too expensive way to remedy this is a subscription service that covers several months. As the second lockdown begins, we’ve all been cooking at home a lot more and Spice Breeze is a fabulous affordable gift for anyone who wants to experiment more with their cooking! A monthly service that sends freshly ground spices directly to recipients’ doors along with easy to follow recipes that don’t require hard to find ingredients or obscure kitchen tools. A perfect gift for bored foodies or people just tired of expensive takeout.

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KISS Magnetic Tempt Lashes from Ulta Beauty

Having to wear a mask, (PLEASE wear a mask), most women are focusing on their eye makeup since that’s all that can be seen. While many consumers love the look of false eyelashes, they simply don’t bother since the eyelash glue is difficult to remove, uncomfortable and will sometimes yank out some of your own lashes when being pulled off. But now there are no worries about gloopy glue with Kiss Magnetic Tempt Lashes! These lashes come with a special magnetic eyeliner. Simply apply the eyeliner, as you normal would any liquid eyeliner. Once dry, the lashes with adhere with small magnets. When you’re done simply remove the lashes (they are reusable!) and wash off the liner. Easy peasy!  Retailing for less $20 it’s a perfect gift especially for teenagers.

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Dyson Corral straightener Special Gift Edition – Black Nickel / Fuchsia ($499.99)

Now I know that some of you are saying $500 for a flat iron!!  Those in the know already know that Dyson makes the some of the most sought-after hair appliances on the market. It has flexing plates, uses less heat, and is less damaging to the hair.  This set comes with a matching paddle-brush and detangling comb.  For all of us who are still not able to go to the salon regularly, this is a must-have to look your best at your Zoom holiday party!  Currently, Best Buy is giving a $50 gift card with purchase.

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Naadam The Essential $75 Cashmere Sweater ($75.00)

When I first felt cashmere on my skin, I vowed to never wear a sweater made of anything else again—with a few uber-fashionable exceptions, I have succeeded.  This sweater is 100% Mongolian cashmere, 12 gauge (12GG)—so pretty dense, super-soft, and sustainably-made!  I love the sweater in the Ginger color pictured, but it is available in 15 colors, men’s and women’s fits, and extended sizes. The price of $75 is a great price point, and it is also a great introduction to the Naadam brand.

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Oribe Gold Lust Shampoo, Conditioner & Hair Oil Gift Set ($115)

For the person in your life who loves their hair, Oribe’s gold lust shampoo, conditioner and hair oil will help revive their hair to its healthiest prime. This gift set is also great for art lovers as well. Artist Rowan Harrison, known for his decorative pottery and ink drawings inspired by his Native American culture, created original works of art for Oribe’s limited-edition holiday 2020 gift sets. Both your hair and hair care products can be a masterpiece of artistic excellence.

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Etro Fantasia Fringed Cashmere Scarf ($530)

The preppy Northeasterner in your life is sure to love this scarf. Made from luxurious cashmere, this scarf features a sophisticated coat of arms fit for royalty. Even if you aren’t inheriting any official royal titles for the holidays, that doesn’t mean you can’t dress like a prince or princess. Have a holly, jolly, regal holiday season in style.

 

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Aria Travel Kit

Traveling during the holidays is becoming more and more riskier. With COVID-19 infections rising in the US, all the health experts are begging consumers to stay put for the holiday, or at the very least stay local. That said; what we are experiencing now may change very quickly with two new effective COVID-19 vaccines about to be released in the coming weeks and months.

Who says you can’t play your travel for later in 2021? And if you do, Aria Travel Kit is an adorable travel essentials package. A vegan leather bag filled with locally sourced items from the Pacific Northwest that will make you feel oh-so-much better. Products include Aria solid perfume by Oregon Rain Naturals, Aria all-natural deodorant by Wood’s Body Goods, Aria moisturizer & lip balm by Handmade La Conner, Aria notebook, and a sumptuous eye mask. Also included are basic necessities, such as a hair tie, ear plugs, disposable face mask, Emergen-C, Q-Tips, and a pen.

 

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CYGALLE BEAUTY

No matter how great you look from head to toe, if your skin does not look good your presentation starts to pale. There is no better holiday gift than a skincare regimen to keep you looking bright-eyed and bushy tailed.

Luxury organic wellness brand CYGALLE BEAUTY invites you to enter every room this season (and thereafter) feeling youthful and refreshed by developing a daily skincare routine that focuses entirely on the Spiritual, Emotional, and Physical. CYGALLE BEAUTY is not a skincare company; it is a wellness luxury lifestyle brand. 

Formulated with hemp and super ingredients directly from the earth (including the natural and spiritual healing energy of Israel’s Dead Sea), CYGALLE BEAUTY’s advanced “full spectrum” wellness therapy—the Luxury Anti-aging Ritual and the Super Youth Kitis oxygenated and infused only with natural ingredients including rose quartz, bamboo stem cells, quantum O2, essential O2 age-defying oil’s,  COQ10, aloe, and other super minerals allow rapid cellular renewal of the skin.

—Staff

Editors’ Picks: Gifts for Your Favorite Jetsetter Who Can’t Wait to Pack Their Bags, Again

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Everybody knows someone who after being stuck home for months, can’t wait to travel.  This holiday season, more than ever, people are dreaming of their next vacation and suffering a severe case of wanderlust.

If you have a niece dreaming of white sand beaches, a friend ready for a road trip or a spouse constantly scouring the internet for an Air BnB, this gift guide is for you! Just remember, we are in the midst of a COVID-19 second wave, so you and your family’s health is importance. If you must travel, take all the necessary safety precautions!!

Stocking Stuffer to Combat Puffy Eyes

Milk Makeup Cooling Water is the answer, this TSA-approved gel stick swipes on easily to depuff tired eyes.  Thanks to a combination of caffeine and seawater, even after a red-eye flight your favorite traveler can look hydrated, cool and refreshed.  Easy to store in a pocket, purse or carry-on, this vegan and cruelty-free product feels nice and cool and will easily become a must-have for every trip.

Tiny Eyeshadows in Stunning Shades for Your BFF

Caja’s beauty bento bouncy matte and shimmer eyeshadow trio is an adorable eyeshadow stack.  A great alternative to a bigger palette, these trios feature shades that can be all worn together for one complete look, or on their own for something a bit tamer. Cruelty-free and free of sulfates and parabens, these trendy shades can easily improve your beauty look in no time.

A Travel Brush Made for Thick Hair

Olivia Garden on the go folding brush is a strong and durable compact brush equipped with a special blend of ionic and 100% boar bristles.  Unlike most ‘travel brushes,’ this one unfolds to become a full-sized brush.   Its scalp hugging shape makes it ideal for detangling and allows for greater comfort and superior styling control.

For the Business Traveler on the Go

Eddie Bauer Departure Blazer feels just like a sports jacket but looks like a more formal blazer. Made from a moisture-wicking fabric, which gives it that sportswear feels, this blazer features a beautiful collar and a single button.  Pair it with jeans for a laid-back or business casual vibe or a pair of matching trousers.  The blazer is comfortable enough to wear while in transit and can take you straight from the airport to sight-seeing and hiking, or for meeting colleagues.  It really is a great all-in-one closet staple.

The Beauty Junkie All About Foundation

Stila Stay All Day Foundation and Concealer is a major space saver.  With its HD, oil-free, matte foundation and a creamy full coverage concealer hidden underneath the lid, it’s the perfect minimalist beauty product for someone who’s not really into minimalism.  As always, Stila features a silky finish that covers up flaws and imperfections without feeling like you’re wearing a face full of makeup.  This is the perfect all-in-one complexion fixer.

A Gift for The Snow Bunny Who Can Never Decide

Eddie Bauer Ignite light stretch reversible outerwear is made of breathable fabric that regulates temperature, and truly keeps you warm.  One side is a puffer coat look, which comes in beautiful colors like powder blue and includes three zipper pockets. 

Perfect for hitting the slopes or walking around town as it’s still very thin and fitted.  The other side is a casual dark gray with pockets that don’t zip ideal to mix it up a bit. With flattering stitching to nip you in at the waist and a nice stretch on the sleeves, this is a wonderful coat for the traveler who hates to limit their outwear options.

For the Apple Obsessed Traveler

Eggtronic power bar can charge any USB-C device making it ideal for an iPhone, Apple Watch, AirPods, and MacBook.  Roughly the size of a standard remote control, this charging bar works as both a charger and a power bank, for extra battery life when you’re on the go. It can charge items super quickly, either wirelessly or by plugging them into the bar. The perfect gift for travelers wary of public outlets for fear of someone stealing their sensitive information from their phone, or who simply hate the free outlet hunt. It’s also especially great for families because you can charge multiple devices at once, up to 4, meaning no one will be fighting over the charger!

The Eco-Conscious Explorer

Nanobag’s original bags and Nanopack are ultra-tiny, foldable, water resistant, reusable bags and backpacks.  When folded up they’re both smaller than a tea bag and just as lightweight.  They’re great for taking on a hike or to the beach.  Nanobag and Nanopack are also perfect if you happen to pick up too many souvenirs while on your trip, especially now with plastic bag bans.  They come in an array of pretty colors, but they’ll instantly become a favorite because of their size and durability.
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Pro-Spin Sports, the Portable All-in-one Table Tennis set, is the perfect way to enjoy a little fun on the go!  Amazing for bringing fun to grandma’s house or a rental property.  This light-weight portable net expands up to 72” and clamps onto tables up to 2” thick turning any table into a ping pong table (without damaging your table!)  The set comes in a convenient carrying case with everything you need to play; the net, paddles and balls.  You’ll be sure everyone will be looking up from their phones and enjoying a little healthy competition together.

—Janine Silver

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