“Fashion Reverie Talks” Episode 10

“Fashion Reverie Talks” episode 10 is nothing short of a miracle. When Managing Editor Carl Ayers and I considered creating our fashion talks show using the ZOOM format, we didn’t really know we could pull it off. However, ten episodes later, the proof is in the pudding. We did it!!

As the last episode of 2020, episode 10 looks back at the greatest moments in fashion for the year 2020, These greatest moments were supplied by Fashion Reverie’s editors. Editor-in-chief William S. Gooch and co-hosts Carl Ayers, Tijana Ibrahimovic, and Cicily Daniels, with lots of humor and charm, shared some of their favorite moments from this curated list.

Managing Editor Carl Ayers conducted an interview with Songwriter/Musician/Philanthropist Alex Harris about his new holiday song. “Every Day Will Be Like a Holiday.” Additionally, our co-hosts picked their favorite stylish celebrities from Carl Ayers’ “Fashion Reverie’s Most Stylish People of 2020.” And true to form there were some interesting tidbits in our Fashion News Alert.

Expect bigger and better in 2021. More celebrity guests, more interesting roundups and fashion stories and of course, lots and lots of humor, wit and insight.

William S. Gooch

“Fashion Reverie Talks” Episode 9

There were several motivations behind “Fashion Reverie Talks” episode 9. First, we wanted to include some 2020 holiday coverage, and that we did. And we wanted to include conversation about the state of American malls. Additionally, there were some important fashion updates that we felt viewers needed to know about.

When it comes to the holidays, we all know there is nothing better than a great cocktail. Fashion Reverie managing editor Carl Ayers brilliantly curated some great holiday cocktails in his 2020 holiday cocktail article, and for “Fashion Reverie Talks” Carl facilitated Riccardo Fuller making two 2020 holiday cocktails.

Something that was new at Fashion Reverie was the staff selecting individual items for our holiday gift guide. “Fashion Reverie Talks” co-hosts Carl Ayers, Tijana Ibrahimovic, Cicily Daniels, selected two items from our curated gift guide and featured those items on “Fashion Reverie Talks.” These selections were diverse when it came to price point and brands, but consumers’ needs, and likes were also taken into consideration. At Fashion Reverie we always try to present brands and fashion and beauty products that consumers may not know about. And for our 2020 Holiday Gift Guide our staffers hit the ball out of the park when it comes to originality, diversity, and age demographics.

We only have one more episode of “Fashion Reverie Talks” for this year. Just think about 10 episodes in this great year of change, reflection, and innovation. And incredible accomplishment indeed.

—William S. Gooch

“Fashion Reverie Talks” Episode 8

This episode of “Fashion Reverie Talks” is all about projecting into the future. With the 2020 presidential election over, what does the Biden/Harris administration mean for the fashion and retail industries? Fashion Reverie Editor-in-Chief William S. Gooch in his article “Will the Election of Joe Biden Have a Positive Effect on the Fashion and Retail Industries” explores the positive prospects of the Biden presidency on fashion and retail. The future of fashion under the Biden administrative is not certain, but in this article, it was interesting and fun to look at both sides of the coin.

Fashion Reverie’s Managing Editor Carl Ayers beautiful displays his styling skills around ladies’ fall 2020 outerwear which he deftly elaborated on with co-host Cicily Daniels. Last but certainly not least co-host Tijana Ibrahimovic explored some 2020 Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals with Fashion Reverie’s Associate Editor Cameron Grey Rose. Anxious to get consumer’s shopping again, many department stores and e-commerce sites are offering consumers some great deals.

As with every episode, co-host Carl Ayers, Cicily Daniels, and Tijana Ibrahimovic expound upon the latest fashion news. Making headlines this week, Charles Harbison has a new gig with Banana Republic, Alber Elbaz is launching a new fashion brand, and rapper Megan Thee Stallion collaborates with Fashion Nova.


“Fashion Reverie Talks”: Episode 7

Episode 7 of “Fashion Reverie Talks” is a very special episode. Fashion Reverie’s editor-at-large Karyn Collins passed away on October 28. She was so important to Fashion Reverie and got our publication its first interview with ballerina Misty Copeland. We miss her so much and episode 7 of “Fashion Reverie Talks” is dedicated to Karyn Collins.

In this episode we examine how serious the fashion industry is about upcycling. Fashion upcycling is when fashion brands/designer take discarded fabric, embellishments and fixings and created a whole, new garment. The upcycling process is great for the environment and cuts down on the global footprint. This article was co-hosted by Cicily Daniels and penned by associate editor Kristopher Fraser.

For our Fashion News segment co-hosts Carl Ayers, Tijana Ibrahimovic, and Cicily Daniels talked Kanye West conceding the 2020 Presidential election, Supermodel Karlie Kloss’ pregnancy, and Nike layoffs at its headquarters in Portland, Oregon. As always, our Fashion News alerts were presented with charm, humor, and insight.

The last segment of episode was an arts and culture round table. We chose subjects that recently deceased editor-at-large Karyn Collins would have reported on. Co-host Tijana Ibrahimovic gave voice to what American Ballet Theatre (ABT) principal dancer Misty Copeland is doing in this COVID-19 downtime. Copeland has launched a dancer’s relief fund, “Relief for Swans, that helps unemployed dancers. She has also had time to decorate her 3.1 million- dollar Upper Westside apartment. Additionally, ABT soloist Gabe Stone Shayer has partnered with Chanel to produce a mini-documentary series, “Pas de Deux,” that shows dancers collaborating with other creative artists.

Co-host Cicily Daniels talked about the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute’s new exhibit, About Time: Fashion and Duration. About Time: Fashion and Duration will pair garments at moments in antiquity juxtaposed against modern expressions. The garments will be connected through shape, motif, material, pattern, technique, or decoration. 

For more information of these segments, go to fashionreverie.com and view “Fashion Reverie Talks” on our youtube channel.


“Fashion Reverie Talks” Episode 6

Can you believe that the US presidential election is less than a week away? Well, we probably won’t have the exact results until weeks later; however, by next Wednesday US citizens and the world will have an idea if it will be another wild, rollercoaster of a presidency or something new and promising. Only the electorate will decide!!

Either way fashionreverie.com and particularly, “Fashion Reverie Talks” keeps bringing its audience timely and relevant fashion stories. In episode 6 of “Fashion Reverie Talks,” co-hosts Carl Ayers, Tijana Ibrahimovic, and Cicily Daniels passionately examined Liya Kebede’s first American Harper’s Bazaar cover—which is new editor-in-chief Samira Nasr’s first Harper’s Bazaar issue in her new role, Chanel’s uptick in internet clicks due to the plethora of Chanel garments worn in the Netflix series “Emily in Paris,” and Zara’s new megastore in China, making this new flagship store the largest of its kind in Asia.

Other segments include Cameron Grey Rose’s picks for 2020 Halloween costumes and Halloween scary flicks, Managing Editor Carl Ayers roundup of men’s coats for the fall/winter 2020 season, and Tijana Ibrahimovic’s ending segment of great outerwear from US First Ladies.  All done with charm, humor, and wit!!

As always, each “Fashion Reverie Talks” segment and fashion news alerts give audiences much to think about, as well as great advice of great style picks that will not put too much of dent in budgets. If you are like most “Fashion Reverie Talks” followers, you cannot wait for the next episode. Remember, we create these episodes every two weeks; you have to patiently wait for the next gem!!


“Fashion Reverie Talks” Episode 5

OK, I know you have heard the adage, “five is the charm.” No, that’s “three is the charm.” Well, how about, “to practice five things under all circumstances constitutes perfect virtue; these five are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness.” Confucius said that!!

Am I saying that episode 5 of “Fashion Reverie Talks” has perfect virtue? No, I am not saying that, but it is pretty good!!

This episode of “Fashion Reverie Talks” includes a fall 2021 bridal roundup discussion with co-hosts Carl Ayers, Tijana Ibrahimovic, and Cicily Daniels. The co-hosts discussed the fall 2021 bridal collections of Lihi Hod, Ines di Santo, and VERDIN New York. Additionally, fashionreverie.com’s associate fashion editor Cameron Rose discussed her fall 2020 fragrance picks.

In a special segment R&B artist Russell Taylor discussed his call-to-action song “Wake Up.” Editor-in-chief William S. Gooch conducted the interview. Russell Taylor also detailed his other music projects and his desire to stay an independent artist.

As we do in every episode, there is fashion news which this week includes the passing of fashion icon Kenzo Takada, June Ambrose’s new job as Puma’s creative collaborator, and Nyle DiMarco’s documentary, “Deaf U.” True to form, “Fashion Reverie Talks” continues to be an expansion of everything we do on fashionreverie.com. And like everything on the site, the segments on the talk show are nuanced, provocative, charming, and full of fun!!

—William S. Gooch

Fashion Reverie Talks Episode 4

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In this fourth episode of “Fashion Reverie Talks,” we had the first guests on the show. First, we were privileged to have Deborah Sawaf, creative director of Thalé Blanc, talk about her debut ready-to-wear collection which premiered at the recent New York Fashion Week (NYFW). Deborah was interviewed by fashionreverie.com celebrity style editor Tijana Ibrahimovic. And later in episode 4, fashionreverie.com managing editor Carl Ayers interviewed actor London Brown about his role in the third iteration of “Tales from the Hood.”

“Fashion Reverie Talks” also hosted a round table discussion—Carl Ayers, Tijana Ibrahimovic, Cicily Daniels—about the spring 2021 collections of Bibhu Mohapatra, Maxhosa, and Alice + Olivia from NYFW. This was NYFW’s first digital presentation, and though many top designers did not show, there were several top brands that continued the tradition of showing their collections.

As with do with every episode, there was thought-provoking fashion news, which included news about Sean Combs collaborating with fashion brand Missguided, Ralph Lauren Corp. announcing layoffs, and Lacoste ending their collaboration with rappers Romeo Elvis and Moha La Squale. True to form, “Fashion Reverie Talks” episode 4 is full of information, charm and humor. Stay tuned for the next episode!!


“Fashion Reverie Talks” Episode 3

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With the New York Fashion Week (NYFW) spring 2021 season less than a week away, “Fashion Reverie Talks” episode 3 holds a panel discussion on the evolution of NYFW with fashionreverie.com editor-in-chief William S. Gooch, associate editor Kristopher Fraser and co-hosts Carl Ayers, Tijana Ibrahimovic, and Cicily Daniels. This lively and sometimes humorous discussion examined the origins of NYFW and its evolution from Press Week—the initial name of NYFW—to the move to Bryant Park, Lincoln Center, Spring Studios and its new iteration as a digital experience.

Additionally, Kristopher Fraser and co-host Cicily Daniels spill the tea on all the great fashion in FOX’s upcoming series “Filthy Rich,” starring Kim Cattrall. And with all episodes there is fashion news about Serena Gomez’s new beauty line, Michael Kors’ fashion admonition around voter’s registration and all the goings-on around the global fashion calendar.


“Fashion Reverie Talks” Episode 2

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Can you believe it? The second episode of “Fashion Reverie Talks” is now live. Who would’ve believed that when we started this journey five months ago that we would see it come to fruition so quickly?

That said; the second episode of “Fashion Reverie Talks” details some interesting fashion news—Jay Manuel’s new Book “The Wig, the Bitch, and the Meltdown,” Michele Morrone’s new gig as the face of Guess Men, and the high price Michael Jordan’s sneakers demanded at a Chrystie’s auction. All examined with depth and nuance.

This episode contains a wonderful segment with associate editor Kristopher Fraser about “The Return of Hood by Air.” Fashion Reverie’s managing editor Carl Ayers does a thorough job explains what Pre-Fall means in the fashion industry and to consumers in his segment “What is Pre-Fall”—he also details some Pre-Falll 2020 trends. And our celebrity style editor Tijana Ibrahimovic takes an interesting approach to stylish celebrities that have great style that have new fall 2020 television shows. Tijana’s segment “Celebrities with Great Style That Star in New Fall 2020 Series,” co-hosted by Cicily Daniels has lots of humor and charm.

—William S. Gooch

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