“Fashion Reverie Talks” Episode 16

Who says a fashion magazine should only cover fashion? If you peruse all the big fashion glossy magazines, there is a lot of content within their pages that go beyond clothing and beauty. So, if Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and Marie Claire can do it, why can’t Fashion Reverie?

In “Fashion Reverie Talks” episode 16 co-hosts Carl Ayers, Cicily Daniels and Tijana Ibrahimovic bring their unified approach to all things fashion and their insightful take on industries that insect with fashion. During the “Fashion News Alert” segment our co-hosts comment on Elsa Peretti’s incredible contribution to the fashion industry with the over 30 jewelry collections for Tiffany & Co. There is also comment on Margherita Missoni departure from M Missoni, and Neiman Marcus acquiring some refinancing dollars.

Other segments in this episode include contributing editor Kristopher Fraser’s interview with Amber Chardae Robinson, who portrays Betty Coachman in the Oscar-nominated “Judas and the Black Messiah.” There is a lively and informative conversation between co-host Cicily Daniels and Kristopher Fraser about the film and Robinson’s role in the movie.

Additionally, co-host Carl Ayers conducted a fantastic interview with Brian McKnight, Jr. about his life, music, and family. True to form, our co-hosts bring their combined wit, charm and graciousness to some serious subjects, keeping our viewers well informed of all things fashion and much more.

William S. Gooch

“Fashion Reverie Talks” Episode 15

In this episode 15 of “Fashion Reverie Talks,” co-hosts Carl Ayers, Cicily Daniels, and Tijana Ibrahimovic discuss Alexander Wang’s continued sexual misconduct allegations, Under Armour releasing Misty Copeland from her brand ambassador responsibilities, and the controversy over Alexi McCammond’s appointment as Editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue. There are also interview segments with life coach, motivation speaker, and author Gary Quinn, top-charting R&B singer Miya Guggs, and Fashion Reverie associate editor Tessa Swantek discussion of how pantone spring 2021 spring colors, Schiaparelli pink and illuminating yellow, can influence mood and behavior.

True to form, the co-hosts bring lots of energy, charm, and great banter to these provocative and sometimes controversial fashion subjects. And this is what makes “Fashion Reverie Talks” unique. It takes great skill to accurately discuss and ponder subjects that some fashion pundits shy away from. Not so at “Fashion Reverie Talks,” our brand sets a standard for honesty and clarity; all done with wit and charm. Who could ask for anything more?


“Fashion Reverie Talks: Episode 14

This episode of “Fashion Reverie Talks” is all about New York Fashion Week (NYFW) fall 2021. Well, almost.

As with every episode of “Fashion Reverie Talks,” we start with our fashion news which comes from the fashion news alert on fashionreverie.com. That said, you must be living on Mars if you are not aware with the legendary Andre Leon Talley’s housing issues. Will Andre continue to stay in his Victorian digs in White Plains or will he hit the road? “Fashion Reverie Talks” co-hosts Carl Ayers, Tijana Ibrahimovic, and Cicily Daniels carefully examine Talley’s dilemma.

Other fashion news includes Chris Jenner’s potential beauty brands, and Megan Thee Stallion’s March 2021 Harper’s Bazaar cover. And with “Fashion Reverie Talks” it never just about fashion news, there is more stuff, lots of it!!

Did you watch Netflix’s “Bling Empire”? If you didn’t, no need to fret, fashionreverie.com Contributing Editor Kristopher Fraser conducted a revealing interview with “Bling Empire’s” Cherie Chan, the goddess of Chanel. Kris and Cicily Daniels discuss some of the interesting tidbits in the interview.

And lastly, there is a detailed, provoking NYFW round table. Watch out Bibhu Mohapatra, Anna Sui, Adam Lippes, Naeem Khan, and other NYFW fashion designers, our co-hosts, with great nuance, expound on what they liked and were not so fond of in your fall 2021 collections. Don’t worry, there was no shaming or shade. It was all admiration, well, mostly!!

—William S. Gooch

“Fashion Reverie Talks”: Episode 13

 For a lot of folks 13 is not a lucky number. Not so, for “Fashion Reverie Talks”: Episode 13. For “Fashion Reverie Talks,” the number 13 signifies that we are doing something right.

“Fashion Reverie Talks” launched in August of 2020 and six months later we are still here, despite a health pandemic that doesn’t seem to be going away, quite yet, and American insurrection, and the not-so-normal which is becoming the normal. Who would’ve thunk?

That said, in this episode 13, co-hosts Carl Ayers, Tijana Ibrahimovic, and Cicily Daniels bring to viewers an exciting episode that looks at fashion collaborations in 2021, models in 2021 that we should be paying attention to, and the unsung heroes of the fashion industry, black fashion designers. And true to form, “Fashion Reverie Talks” never leave out current fashion news.

Whew, that’s a lot!! Don’t fret, all this information is distilled to our viewers with charm, wit, and insightful detail. “Fashion Reverie Talks” not only keeps you informed; we also keep you entertained. Could you ask for more, hmm, probably not!!


“Fashion Reverie Talks”: Episode 12

In “Fashion Reverie Talks”: Episode 12 co-hosts Carl Ayers, Cicily Daniels, and Tijana Ibrahimovic discuss Naomi Osaka’s new gigs with Louis Vuitton and TAG Heuer, Amanda Gorman’s contract with IMG Models, and the Pentagon’s decision to allow female soldiers to wear their hair longer, don stud earrings, and paint their nails.

Cicily Daniels introduces fashionreverie.com’s Lifestyle and Entertainment Editor Cameron Grey Rose’s article “Crazy and Insane Stories from New York Fashion Week .” This is a very entertaining conversation about Carol Alt’s garment mishap, ceiling plaster falling on the head of Suzy Meknes, and goats gone wild at Miguel Adover’s 1999 fashion show.

Tijana Ibrahimovic interviews Supermodel Heather Payne about her illustrious fashion career and transition to founder and designer of PAYNE New YORK and Emerging Heroes. This interview is packed with great modeling stories and advice to models looking to transition to new careers.

Lastly, Carl Ayers interview menswear designer Nick Graham about his eponymous menswear brand, Joe Boxer, and his newly launched brand Airband. Nick Graham is full of charm, wit, great insight into where menswear is going in time of a pandemic health crisis and retraction.


“Fashion Reverie Talks” Episode 11

In this “Fashion Reverie Talks” episode 11, the first episode of 2021, we look at fashion designers/brands to look for in 2021, the controversy around Vogue US’ February cover of Vice President Kamala Harris, fashion models’ sexual allegations against Alexander Wang, Mary-Kate Olsen and Olivier Sarkozy’s divorce proceedings and very thought-provoking interview with “Project Runway” alum SUEDE. Additionally, we have an intriguing interview, conducted by Cicily Daniels, with Fashion Reverie Associate Editor Cameron Grey Rose’s “2021 Oscar Predictions.”

As in previous episodes, this episode is co-hosted by Carl Ayers, Cicily Daniels, and Tijana Ibrahimovic. As a team, they bring great wit, charm and lots of details of what is going on in the fashion industry. Pay close attention to Tijana’s interview with SUEDE. She unveils some interesting, perhaps, never heard stories about “Project Runway” in this outstanding interview!!


“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.


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