Beauty Prep for Your Holiday Parties

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Glittering lights, spiked hot beverages, and a general merriment is in the air, which means the holidays are here. While you might have picked out the perfect outfit for all your festive fetes, to look your best you need to focus on your beauty routine.  Colder weather is leaving skin dry and less luminous, stress and excess alcohol consumption can show up on your face, and all those glasses of red wine leave stains on your pearly whites.

To combat the changing seasons, daily stressors and even just too much partying, Fashion Reverie has rounded up our favorite products to quickly prep for any holiday shindig, so you always look and feel picture perfect!

Puffy Eyes?

If you’ve been working too hard, traveling across the globe, or just operating on less sleep than usual … it’s going to show on your face.  However, Yes To Cucumber’s Depuffing Under Eye Masks are 100% cotton under eye masks, designed to awaken the undereye area while soothing and smoothing. 

“Clinical results show that after 4 weeks of use, over 90% of consumers felt their undereye area was less puffy, smoother and soothed,” states the brand. 

Don’t have 4 weeks to get rid of the dreaded puff? Fear not, store the masks in the fridge, and apply to the area to minimize puffy eyes so they can look their best, quickly! Yes To Soothing Depuffing Under Eye Masks for Sensitive Skin, Cumber $14.99, available at Amazon.com.

Less than White Teeth?

We can’t be the only ones who put on our makeup, get dressed and glance in the mirror on the way out the door only to realize our teeth aren’t as white as we’d like.  If you only have 2 minutes to a white smile, Luster 2 Minute Pearl Infused Whitening Kit is for you.  The best part is there are no trays or strips.  This 2-step system where you simply prep with the pearl infused rinse and then apply the serum to your teeth.  The system is enamel-safe, so it does not cause tooth sensitivity, a major drawback of all the strips we used in the past.

Added bonus, with consistent use you can whiten your teeth up to 6 shades in only 3 days! Luster Premium White 2- Minute Pearl Infused Teeth Whitening Kit $11.96, available at Amazon.com.

Split Ends?

Keep your tresses looking luxurious and healthy by sealing in moisture and repairing dry, damaged locks with Two Drop Hair Serum by Mounia.  Between the cold weather wicking away moisture and over-styling–we’re looking at you straighteners and curling irons–it’s easy for your hair to turn from silk into hay this time of year.

Two Drop Hair Serum provides all day protection.  Designed to repair hair strands and also strengthen, smooth, and shine, this serum is silicone-free and infused with organic Argan Oil and Prickly Pear Seed Oil.  Apply a tiny amount (2 drops) to instantly make your hair look healthier and party ready!

Two Drop Hair Serum, $40.00 available on Mouniahaircare.com.

Dark Circles?

Need to get rid of dark circles quickly to look party ready?  grace & stella’s A Dream Come Blue Eye Masks are a fan favorite with over 8,000 5-Star reviews and are even used by celebrities like Jessica Alba. 

These cooling gel patches are designed to reduce dark circles and undereye bags, all while hydrating and soothing.  Plus, they’re vegan and cruelty-free!  All it takes is 15 to 20 minutes to look instantly more awake.  Filled with skin-loving ingredients like Niacinamide to protect the skin barrier, camellia sinensis leaf extract oil (derived from tea plants) to combat dark circles and reduce wrinkles.  Apply these patches to the undereye area and let sit while picking out your outfit or doing your hair, to be ready in a flash.

Be sure to check out their other 2 Eye masks. Everything is better in pink which is a collagen boosting eye mask and It’s like an energy drink for your eyes, their anti-wrinkle and energizing mask. grace and stella Eye Masks, $21.99 for a package of 24 available at Amazon.com.

Lips Looking a Little Thin and Lackluster?

No matter if you’re planning to pucker up under the mistletoe or just looking for a more beautiful and fuller pout, JOAH has you covered.  JOAH Beauty Top it Off Plumping Lip Oil Set is formulated to soften lips and increase volume, plus you’ll love the silky water-shine finish and iridescent sparkle.  Infused with fine pearls and lavender oil these three shades in Prosecco, Bellini, and Bubbly can quickly be swiped on as you’re heading out the door for an instant boost to your lips!

JOAH Beauty Top it Off Plumping Lip Oil Bundle, $15.99 available at JOAHBeauty.com

Droopy, Tired Skin?

MyChelle’s G2 Instant Firming Serum is made without chemicals or parabens for a cleaner product designed to smooth skin and immediately improve firmness.  Apply before your holiday festivities to refine texture and diminish the signs of aging, thanks to the serum’s signature blend of Argireline peptide, Instalift from Goji Berries, and fermented Pomegranate Extract. Give it a little shake and apply two pumps to cleaned skin to leave your skin feeling moisturized and toned.

MyChelle G2 Instant Firming Serum, $50.99 available at Amazon.com.

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Need a Burst of Hydration?

An alcohol-free mist that tones skin like Humphreys Soothe: Witch Hazel and Rose Alcohol Free Toner Mist is the perfect way to hydrate and tone your skin.  Made with wild-crop certified witch hazel and featuring a delicate rose scent which will have you feeling ready to take on any event, from that work party (with that one co-worker who always talks your ear off) to your bestie’s ugly sweater party!

Humphreys Soothe: Witch Hazel and Rose Alcohol Free Toner Mist $7.45 Available at Walmart.com.

With these new products you’ll be ready for any occasion.  Be sure to share your favorite holiday beauty tricks with us and have a happy holiday season!

Janine Silver

Editors’ Picks: Great New Year’s Eve Fashion to Get All the Attention

In case you haven’t noticed, we are in a post-pandemic era. Just a few years ago everyone was hunkered down in their homes afraid to have contact with others. Well, those days are behind us. Though we still need to take healthy precautions, many of the restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic are behind us.

With that in mind, for New Year’s Eve parties this season, it is time to let loose and show off that incredible style that you have had on hold for a few seasons. Fashion Reverie has some great garments that make everyone stand and pay attention to your great style.

Everybody loves a sexy black dress, and New Year’s Eve is the perfect time to show off your sophisticated style in a black dress. Lita Couture is a Swiss-based couture fashion brand designs gorgeous coats, dresses, and chic pieces from their atelier. These three black dresses will meet any ladies’ New Year’s Eve needs.

If you want to standout this New Year Eve, look no further than IMAD EDUSO. This Nigerian-based brand boast the boldest and most glamorous styles to dress up your holiday parties. Everyone will gasp and stand to attention when you come to any party in one of these glamorous cocktail dresses.

If your signature look is glamorous with rich details, look no further than Ivan Young for your New Year’s Eve party. Glam up your New Year’s Eve look with chic show pieces. And if feathers are your go-to look, look no further than Ivan Young.

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No New Year’s look is complete without glamorous footwear. Add stars and sparkly heels from Valentina Rangoni. These sparkly pumps will add that extra finishing touch to your New Years’ Eve ensemble.

Staff

Holiday Gifts for Beauty Lovers at Every Price Point

 

Holiday shopping can be difficult, especially when you think of the long list of people you need to buy gifts for: family, friends, co-workers, your kids’ teachers … the list goes on and on.  If you need a last-minute present … or perhaps a Secret Santa gift, stocking stuffer, or even just a token of your appreciation, Fashion Reverie has got you covered.  We’ve curated our favorite beauty gifts at every price point, perfect for all your gift giving needs this holiday season.

Under $25

TOCCA Wonders Collection Mini Perfume Duo Set

This luxurious duo features two adorable perfume bottles in a cute round box, perfect to gift or receive.  TOCCA’s perfumes are soft gorgeous balanced scents perfect for everyday use.  This set consists of two 5ml Eau de Parfum bottles, one in the scent Florence (with notes of Bergamot, Pear and Gardenia) and the other Colette (with notes of Bergamot, Sandalwood, and Pink Peppercorn.)

$22.00 available at Tocca.com

 Good Chemistry Experimentation Set

Gifting fragrance doesn’t have to be a daunting task, even if they don’t have a signature scent yet.  Good Chemistry’s Experimentation Set, festively packages seven vials of concentrated formulations, ranging from Queen Bee (Black Currant, Peony, Amber) and Pink Palm (Dragonfruit, Magnolia, Sugared Vanilla), to Tiger Lily (Orange Flower, Amber, Vanilla) and Cheerful Charmer (Coconut Milk, Apple Blossom, Vanilla). They could be worn singularly or layered to form a unique scent for those who love to get a little creative.

$24.99 available at Good-Chemistry.com

Under $30

TOCCA Wonders Collection Crema Veloce Mini Hand Cream Set

Enriched with natural extracts from coconut oil, shea butter and aloe, this hand cream trio is designed to leave hands feeling soft and hydrated.  Featuring three popular TOCCA scents in 45ml bottles, this is a gift your friends will not only love but use all winter long.  This set consists of creams derived from their perfume counterparts: Cleopatra (with notes of Grapefruit, Jasmine and Vanilla Musk), Florence (with notes of Bergamot, Pear and Gardenia), and Colette (with notes of Bergamot, Sandalwood, and Pink Peppercorn.)

$26.00 available at Tocca.com.

Under $40

OPI Holiday ’22 Nail Lacquer 10 Piece Iconics Mini Pack

This 10-piece nail polish set features mini bottles in OPI favorites sure to be a valued collection.  With neutrals as well as reds and even purples, there’s a shade here for any occasion. Included in the set are Alpine Snow, Bubble Bath, Tickle My France-y, Big Apple Red, Lincoln Park After Dark, Chiffon-d of You, Mod About You, Pompeii Purple, Malaga Wine and OPI Ink.

$34.75 available at Ulta.com.

 

Under $60

DERMAdoctor ho ho GLO

Vitamin C is one of the best skin smoothing and firming applications. DERMAdoctor’s ho ho GLO is packed with 55% more of this antioxidant ingredient than Florida oranges.  The boxed kit is complete with Kakadu C: brightening daily cleanser, that also is a toner and makeup remover in one, an Amethyst Clay Detox Mask, and a high potency evening oil. Delivering more beautiful, youthful looking skin, your friend or loved one’s beauty ritual is all in one box

$56 Available on Amazon.com.

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Oceanly Anti-Aging Mini Set

Oceanly is all about plastic-free skincare for anti-aging featuring Phytoglycogen for gorgeous skin.  This four-piece vegan set designed to clean, treat, and moisturize the skin while reducing the signs of aging comes in biodegradable cardboard tubes from eco-managed forests, making these products not only good for your skin, but also for the environment.

The Anti-Aging set includes face cleaner, face serum, face cream and face oil all powered by Phytoglycogen which according to studies helps reduce visible frown lines by 75% and leave skin 60% hydrated after only 7 hours.  This star ingredient is also known to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while peptides restore the moisture barrier for softer, hydrated skin.

Give the gift of beauty this year with these gift sets and help everyone feel more beautiful inside and out.

Janine Silver

Wednesday Sample Sales: Week of December 6, 2022

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.

Due to the COVID-19 health pandemic, Fashion Reverie recommends that shoppers avoid crowds, it is best to attend sales that have 10 and under 10 shoppers at a time on site. And if possible, shop online for incredible sample sales and discount.

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BRAND: Quinn fall 2022 Sample Sale

WHEN: 11/29/–12/9; Tues. –Fri. (11:30am–5:30pm), Tuesdays to Fridays only.

WHY: Women’s and men’s sweaters, accessories, and outerwear.

WHERE: 34 Cliff Street, 3rd Floor, NY, NY

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BRAND: Bloomingdales Family & Friends Sample Sale

WHEN: 12/04/–12/14

WHY:  Take 25% off a great selection of items at the Bloomingdale’s Friends & Family Sale.

WHERE: 1000 Third Avenue

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BRAND: Isaia Sample Sale

WHEN: 12/06/–12/11; Tues.–Sat. (11am–7pm), Sunday (10am–5pm)

WHY: Shop iconic men’s suiting, apparel

WHERE: 260 Fifth Avenue

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BRANDCLD Holiday Sample Sale

WHEN: 12/08–12/11; Thurs.–Sat, (10am–6:30pm)

WHY: We are back with another Holiday Sample Sale!! Now’s the time to get amazing fashion finds at legendary prices for you, your family, and your friends for the upcoming gifting season!

WHERE: CLD PR, 11th Floor, Bendix Building, 1206 Maple Ave, Los Angeles, CA

—Staff

 

 

 

Men’s Editors’ Pick: SHALAJ’s Wearable Art Streetwear

In case you haven’t noticed luxury streetwear is everywhere. Remember, streetwear as movement started with American urban youth in the late 1970, evolving to a billion-dollar segment of the fashion industry that now includes fashion staples like hoodies, joggers, sneakers, and other accessories.

What was once isolated to low-income urban youth has now exploded to global audience that speaks to a lifestyle, not just an expression of urban culture.  Add to that explosion a huge shift of luxury brands embracing a more youth-oriented audience and you have a fashion movement that is unstoppable.

Still, with luxury fashion houses embracing streetwear or street culture on a wide scale many fashion insiders feel that this embrace is not a nominal nod and not a full embrace. Most luxury houses will emblazon their brand logos on hoodies, joggers, and accessories without injecting real design into their streetwear.

It should also be mentioned that luxury streetwear is not inexpensive with hoodies costing up to over $1500 or more. Hmm, pricey hoodies with logos but no substantive design elements. Is that a rip off?

What is not a fashion rip off is what the Korean streetwear brand, SHALAJ is producing. The luxury streetwear brand launched in 2019 creating wearable art pieces with the vision of creative director, Shalaj Poonyarit. Poonyarit created the brand as a way for his artwork to be experienced through different mediums. His collections are inspired by his experiences in life around him to create pieces that express his perception and emotion.

The brand utilizes premium materials to create clothing that is more than your average piece including details such as twist hardware. And there are more than hoodies, joggers, and caps in this collection. There are great coats, moto jackets, bubble coats, and cardigans, as well.

Images courtesy of Michele Marie PR

Why don streetwear that says nothing, takes you nowhere special and looks exactly other streetwear with no distinction. If you are looking for wearable art that will make you stand out in the crowd and can carry over from season to season, then SHALAJ is for you!!

 Prices range from $200 to $5700. The brand is available to shop at Shalaj.us shipping worldwide and in-store at HLorezno.com in Los Angeles.

William S. Gooch

 

Editors’ Picks: Fashion Reverie’s 2022 Black Friday/Cyber Monday Favorites

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This may be the first time in a while that consumers will experience what might be thought of as back to normalcy since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many workers that had to work from home are now back to work in offices if not completely but in some hybrid form. Sporting events, concerts and theatrical productions now receive consumers without proof of vaccination, even if consumers must wear masks. And for those who love fashion, stores are stocked full of collections which is significant, especially for those we are looking to spend fantastic nights out on the town during the holiday season.

With all that in mind, Fashion Reverie has come up with some great Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals that will satisfy all types of fashion palettes.

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DuoBoots

This is the time of the year that consumers consider their footwear to ward off the cold elements. Ladies, if you are in the market for some great boots, DuoBoots is the brand for you this holiday season. DuoBoots doesn’t just concentrate on great styles and colors, but also recognizes that sizing should include foot size and calf size.

Styles range from booties to knee-high boots to combat boots to flat boots and heeled boots. For Black Friday/Cypher Monday, DuoBoots is offering 20% off full priced selected items. Includes Freya Wine, Harper Grey, Balla Black & Brown, Gwen Black & Tan, Jeane Brown & black, Oakford Brown. Not combinable with any other offer. Sales start on Friday 11/25 and extends until Tuesday 11/28.

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Bandolier

Fashion Reverie loves bringing it viewers interesting and innovative products.  The accessory market is huge in fashion, bringing billions of dollars to the industry. For this holiday season, instead of looking or in addition to that great designer bag, consider a cell phone accessory bag. Bandolier styles range from the Lana Lipstick Strap to the Simone Utility Vest to the Emma Vanity to the Julian Griege.

Discounts sitewide (all items), Up to 80% off individual items. Free shipping on all orders over $150+. Cyper Monday sale starts on November 27 and runs through November 28.

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Trina Turk

Fashion Reverie has been a fan of Trina Turk for over a decade. When Trina Turk would present in New York City during New York Fashion Week, we would always attend, front and center.

In case you are not familiar with Trina Turk, the brand takes traditional classics and America sportswear and adds their own special twist. Trina Turk clothing is inspired by the multicultural mix, creativity, and sunny spirit of California creating bold and bright designs that exude optimism in signature prints and vivid color.  And the price points won’t break your bank.

Monday, 11/28: 30% off your entire purchase. Full price and sale. + 65% select styles from 6am-noon. Then back to + 50% off select styles in the afternoon. No code needed, purchases automatically tabulate discounts at completion of purchase.

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Chinese Laundry

No holiday shop is complete without a great pair of shoes. Look no further, Fashion Reverie has you covered!!

For over 40 years Chinese Laundry has been providing and manufacturing shoes for every footwear palette. Their in-house brands Chinese Laundry, CL By Laundry, Dirty Laundry, and 42 Gold premium collection provide a wide variety of styles to a wide variety of shoe lovers.

Sale starts on Monday, November 28 with 50% off sitewide.

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Sarep + Rose

There’s no such thing as too many bags in a woman’s closet.  Especially when talking about the high-quality bags from Sarep + Rose. They’ve not only perfected the art of a stylish handbag, but also mastered the skill of blending that with highly functional designs to last a lifetime.

Focusing on turning “Made in Africa” from a niche label to a mainstream must-have, Sarep + Rose brings the beauty of African designs front and center. The lifestyle brand uses its influence and platform in the fashion world to show consumers that functional, stylish goods that benefit underserved communities are entirely possible.

From Black Friday through December 2, consumers can receive 30% off sitewide, as well as up to 40% off select items on Cyber Monday.

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Brandefy Skin

Inflation is hitting almost everyone hard. With prices continuing to escalate, it’s good to know that some beauty brands are looking to create good deals for consumers.

Brandefy Skin, created by Meg Pryde, founder of beauty app Brandefy, has created a line of efficacious skincare products that won’t break the bank. Benchmarked on favorites like Skinceuticals CE Ferulic and Drunk Elephant’s Babyfacial mask, Brandefy Skin’s offerings are budget friendly without compromising on quality.

Just for the holidays, they’re offering several beautiful gift sets, including one that supports female founders, with products from Wander Beauty and BYBI in addition to Brandefy Skin. All bundles are great for skincare lovers and anyone on a budget.

For Black Friday/Cyber Monday, they will be offering 30% off Vitamin C, 30% off Silks and 20% off Superfood Cleanser on Amazon.

Staff

Up Your Beauty Game this Fall

Crisp air means it’s time to change your beauty routine, and there is a slew of amazing new products to check out.  From keeping your curls hydrated to a slushie for your face, there’s something for everyone to update your beauty regime this season!

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Prolong your summer tan

If your summer tan is beginning to fade, you could book a trip to Hawaii or you could try Bali Body Face Tan Serum.  Just launched this month, this self-tanning serum combines skin-boosting vitamins, niacinamide, and hyaluronic acid with a gradual bronze tan.  The lightweight formula will nourish, brighten, and plump your complexion, while leaving you looking as if you just came back from a tropical vacation.

Bali Body Face Tan Serum $29.95

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Cleanse without drying your complexion

Merle Norman Cosmetics has developed a line of plant-based clean beauty solutions designed to leave your skin clean, soft, and beautiful.  Their newest product, Aqua Bliss Cleansing Lotion provides superior barrier protection, as it’s designed not to clog pores or dry out your skin.

According to a recent study in Exploding Topics, “clean beauty has been on the rise for over three decades. As with the clean food movement, consumers are becoming more aware (and concerned) about the products they put on their bodies.” With “48% of consumers reported that they buy plant-based products monthly, and 88% said they are likely to buy plant-based products in the next three months,” according to a study in Cosmetic Design, it makes sense that Merle Norman Cosmetics utilized the power of plants to formulate their new line.

Aqua Bliss Cleansing Lotion’s 98% natural, plant-based formula gently removes makeup and damaging pollutants without stripping skin of essential moisture thanks to Babassu Oil.  Plus, dehydrated coconut water gently purifies.

Merle Norman Cosmetics Aqua Bliss Cleansing Lotion $27

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Keep your curls soft and shine

Curly hair is always a bit of a challenge. Enter Curlsmith, who’s on a mission to help everyone love their hair, no matter the texture.  Curlsmith is all about nourishing curls from loose waves to tight coils.  Their limited-edition Hydrating Hair Mask is a deep nourishing conditioning mask made with shea butter, avocado oil, apricot kernel oil, resurrection flower, and more “good-for-you ingredients” to transform hair, leaving it both soft and strong.

Curlsmith Hydrating Hair Mask $28

Nourish your face with a lotion from the freezer

Icing your face is an old secret-turned-TikTok hack that beauty lovers have been clamoring over.  So, if you’ve ever put cucumber slices over your eyes to make them less puffy or seen the phenomenon of ice rolling on social media, you won’t be surprised to hear that cold does wonders for your complexion. UK brand Skin Proud took icing to the next level with a lotion designed to be frozen. 

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Frozen Over Moisturizer, can be applied at room temperature. The gel-like texture will give you an “instant boost of moisture” thanks to ingredients like anti-inflammatory Aloe Vera extract.  However, apply it straight from the freezer for icy hydration that will make dull or puffy skin a thing of the past. Plus, it’s completely vegan and great for sun-stressed skin so when you do plan your next tropical vacation, be sure to keep some on hand.

  Skin Proud Frozen Over $13.98

Changing seasons is always the best time to try something new.  Check out these new products which will have you looking and feeling amazing!

Janine Silver

Editors’ Pick: Ladies’ Fall 2022 Fragrance Roundup

Fragrances are a subtle and effortless way to change your vibe going into a new season. As the temperatures lower, finding a scent that emulates the feeling of the colder months is important. This gives you an opportunity to try bolder, heavier fragrances that incorporate scents that are more musk and woods forward. Fashion Reverie is here to make your search for a cozier scent easier as we know that finding one can be a lengthy process.

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MicroPerfumes Maison Francis Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge 540 5 ML $53.99

MicroPerfumes allows you to samples some of the top high-end fragrances for a fraction of the cost of a standard-sized bottle and is a perfect place to go to when looking for a fragrance that can match the feelings of the season. Baccarat Rouge 540 is a great fragrance to sample using MicroPerfumes as it has a very high retail for a standard-sized bottle. This fragrance with notes of almond, saffron, jasmine, cedar, ambergris, woods, and musk is a beautiful scent that is sure to last through the whole day. Not to mention many people will be asking what scent you are wearing.

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By Rosie Jane Dylan Perfume Oil 7 ML $45

Founded on the idea of creating a collection of clean, safe products that you can live your life in and help find some beauty in the Everyday, By Rosie Jane is a clean beauty brand that is dedicated to doing good. The Dylan Perfume Oil is one of their many fragrances, but this one is a perfect scent for when the weather starts to change, and the leaves start to fall. With notes of cedar, frankincense, and musk these notes combine for a soft earthy and woody fragrance that emulates the feeling of the seasons changing and temperatures dropping.

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Maison Margiela REPLICA By the Fireplace 100 ML $144

The REPLICA line of fragrances from Maison Margiela is known for transporting the wearer to a certain place or circumstance. By the Fireplace is a perfect example as it perfectly recreates the scents of lounging by a fireplace and transports you to that moment. The deliciously warm scent combines chestnut, clove oil, cashmeran, and vanilla that creates a scent that mimics the coziness of a crackling fire. Sitting by a fireplace after a cold, dreary day is one of the best feelings after being out the cold, which is why this fragrance is so dreamy.

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Lancôme Idôle Eau de Parfum 100 ML $135

This fragrance from Lancôme is a great scent for those who love floral perfumes but want something that agrees with the colder temperatures. Idole combines notes of citrus, jasmine, and rose with warm musk and vanilla that altogether culminate into a fragrance that you can’t get enough of. With all its layers, Idole is a great perfume for one who wants a long-lasting scent.

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Yves Saint Laurent Libre Eau de Parfum Intense 90 ML $140

Libre Eau de Parfum Intense is the more romantic take on the iconic Eau de Parfum from Yves Saint Laurent. This perfume is a celebration of freedom, as it takes its inspiration from the bold women who walk the couture runways. With notes of Lavender Essence, Orange Blossom, and Orchid Accord, this long-lasting perfume is a great floral with warmer notes appropriate for the change of season.

Phoebe Howard

 

 

Bridal Beauty for Fall 2023: Say Yes to The Dress … and the Hair and Makeup, Too!

 

So, you found your dream dress, so now the hard part is over, right?  Well, yes and no.  After you’ve identified the gown for that very special day, there’s still a lot of decisions to make. How are you going to style your hair?  What type of veil do you want, or do you want to skip one altogether?  Do you keep your makeup simple or dare to go a little more glamorous?

If you find yourself a little unsure of how to style your final look, New York Bridal Week has all the inspiration you need to make sure you’re looking fabulous for your “I do’s.”

Here’s how the bridal experts style for that very special day:

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A Strapless Gown

All about Serenity, Anne Barge’s stunning wedding dresses featured many different strapless styles with sweetheart necklines, straight across and even asymmetrical ones in luxurious embroidered jacquard fabrics, to touches of organza.  To keep things simple, hair was left down or brushed back into a wrapped around ponytail, which really spoke to the rolling hills of Kentucky (where the designer grew up) and the calm English countryside.

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A Backless Wedding Dress

Ines Di Santo paired her backless gowns with an elegant braided updo adorned with flowers and middle part which added something special to the hair without taking away from the gown.  Add a few wispy pieces to keep it light and airy.  While you may choose to skip (or keep) the strands of pastel extensions and colorful flowers, a braided updo is the perfect way to show off gowns with low backs.

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A Wedding Jumpsuit or Pant Set

For the untraditional bride, a bridal jumpsuit or wedding dress is a gorgeous option.  This season several designers featured pieces perfect for the bride who doesn’t want to wear a dress.

Pnina Tornai’s white sequin dimensional-flower lace jumpsuit with flared pant, long sleeves and a low scoop back is ideal for the non-traditional bride still looking to make an elegant statement.  Maticevski’s sleek cigarette pants pair well with structured tops and cut-away dresses for the bride looking for a more structured look. 

Pnina Tornai featured a very simple sleek bun to not draw attention away from custom lace detailing and low back.  For that reason, both designers skipped the customary veil which would detract from the overall look. 

Fashion Reverie recommends adding a little something extra with a bright lip or a graphic eye, which would pair so well with either style.

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A Simple Silhouette

A dress with cleaner lines void of lace, beading and tulle allows you to go in many different directions, from traditional and simple, to a bit more fun. 

Maticevski’s collection of structural gowns and separates showcasing an occasional ruffle, a bit of ruching and shirring, and many an exposed zipper is a great example of a collection that would pair well with a graphic white eyeliner for the bride ready to add a little more edge to their look.

While Fashion Reverie loves a bridal week trend, the most important thing is that you find a look that you love and feel amazing in.  So, take this list as inspiration rather than set rules and adapt it to fit your taste and style.  No matter what you choose, as long as you feel good, that’s all that matters.  Cheers to your big day – it’s going to be perfect!

Janine Silver

 

 

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