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

Wednesday Sample Sales: Week of November 16, 2020

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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BRANDSlowear Sample Sale

WHEN: 11/18–12/20, Tues. Wed.–Sun. (10am–6pm)

WHY: Items on sale include
Slowear Incotex Pants: $70 (orig. $450)
Slowear Incotex Pants: $70 (orig. $450)
Slowear Montedoro Jacket: $120 ($1,075)
Slowear Montedoro Jacket: $120 ($1,150)

WHERE: 110 Greene Street, Suite 803A

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BRANDPaul Stuart Clearance Sample Sale

WHEN: 11/18–11/22; Wed.–Sun. (10am–5pm)

WHY: Buy one get one free in advance of holiday shopping season

WHERE: 10 East 45th Street

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BRANDMark Cross Sample Sale

WHEN: 11/23–12/25; Mon.–Wed. (11am–7pm)

WHY: Shop luxury handbags at exclusive prices

WHERE: 151 Wooster Street

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BRAND: Nicholas K Sample Sale

WHEN: 11/23–12/13; Mon.–Sat. (11am–7pm)

WHY: Up to 80% off overstock

WHERE: 435 Greene Street

 

 

—Staff

Editors’ Picks: Fashion Reverie’s 2020 Black Friday/Cyber Monday Roundup

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The holidays are coming!

Like everything else in 2020, this holiday season will be remarkably different from any we’ve experienced before.  The Macy’s Thanksgiving parade won’t happen this year. New York’s Mayor Bill De Blasio is pleading with people not to travel or gather in groups larger than 10 as COVID-19 cases surge.

Wait a minute that means no Black Friday blowout sales? No fistfights with total strangers over a flatscreen TV or getting trampled for the latest iPhone! We’ve spent most of this year online for work, for socialization, and now for holiday shopping.

But vendors are responding! Fashion Reverie has compiled a plethora of Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals available online at every price point for all your shopping needs.  Make sure you place your orders early as the pandemic has created slowdowns for the US mail on top of the normal holiday slowdown that’s to be expected every December.

Now make yourself a sandwich with the leftover turkey, pour whatever wine is still in the house, get your credit card and let’s do some shopping!!

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Pandora

Jewelry is one of the best gifts you can give for the holidays. Who doesn’t get excited when they see something shiny?  Pandora has a huge variety of beautiful and affordable pieces for any occasion. Make sure you look at their adorable charms for more personal items. 11/24/2020 – 12/1/2020. Receive 35% off your total Pandora purchase. Some restrictions apply.

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Meejee

Sheltering in place during the pandemic has created some odd side effects. People have had more time to dedicate to their skincare routines and many women aren’t bothering with makeup. Meanwhile seeing what the planet is going through, everyone is looking for ways to minimize their impact on the environment. You can easily do both with Meejee. Meejee is a handheld skin cleaner that revitalizes skin without over striping. The two-sided handheld device is USB rechargeable. Use the nubbed side with your favorite cleanser to get a deep clean and the smooth side to gently massage serums and lotions into the skin. The company is devoted to sustainability and is a safe alternative to those tiny exfoliating plastic beads found in many facial cleansers that can have a huge impact on their environment.

From 11/20 – 12/1, Meejee will be offering these tiered discounts with no code required: 30% off $50 or more, 35% off $100 or more, and 40% off of $200 or more. 

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Glotrition

When people think of skincare, they usually think of lotions and cleansers, but folks should consider the large impact nutrition has on their skin’s appearance. Glotrition has a variety of products both topical and consumable all intended to give you amazing skin. Take their skincare quiz to find the perfect products for you.  Black Friday/Cyber Monday:  11/23 – 11/30 30% off sitewide.

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Ecolips

As the weather gets colder and the air gets dryer our lips get so chapped instead of simply losing a lip balm, you find yourself using a paper clip to get every bit out. Many lip balms are petroleum-based which while providing immediate relief can make the problem worse in the long run as well as petroleum being very bad for the environment. Eco lips was the first USDA-certified organic lip balm on the market, all its products are made using wind power offsets, fair trade, gluten-free, and cruelty-free ingredients. Lip balms make great stocking stuffers. For Black Friday weekend Ecolips is having a buy one/ get one free deal on their amazing lip balms. Starting on Cyber Monday take 25% off all their products.

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Nuleaf Naturals

Anyone who reads Fashion Reverie knows we are wacky for CBD oil. This year we need it more than ever to elevate our moods and help us sleep. Nuleaf Naturals offers high-potency, full-spectrum CBD oil drops and capsules made from 100% organically grown hemp from select farms in Colorado. This is the perfect gift for anyone who is affected by Season Affective Disorder or as a gift for yourself if COVID restrictions are getting you down.  Get 20% off all orders with code CBDOILUSERS at checkout which includes free priority shipping on all U.S. orders.

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Naya Traveler

During this unprecedented time, travelers are not only looking for ways to shop and travel safely but are in search of deals that offer flexibility and peace of mind. And even though travelling seems out of the question in these various difficult times for obvious reasons. Still, this health pandemic will not last forever. And with Naya Traveler, you can take advantage of Black Friday sales and plan the trip for possibly after things calm down.

Naya Traveler offers highly personalized, bespoke journeys, dedicated to unveiling the beauty of the world. Now, more than ever, the safety and well-being of those who yearn to travel again is front and center. In honor of this year’s tradition of Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, Naya Traveler wants to give back to all who believe in the transformative power of travel. A bigger discount on bookings as a token of their appreciation, flexible terms to keep concerns at bay, and incentives to travel safer, with heightened awareness and peace of mind. 

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and new safety regulations, Naya Traveler is looking for ways to help travelers travel in the safest possible way. This is the first time Naya Traveler is offering a 20% discount on bookings, with an extra 10% discount on private travel arrangements and services (such as private air, private accommodations, yacht charters). For more information, go to nayatraveler.com.

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Etsy

Small business owners aren’t fairing so well during the pandemic. One way to support them is to buy their wares from Etsy!  Putting money directly into the pockets of the artists who create these products, and you’ll have an amazing selection of truly unique gifts.  Thousands of creators are offering Black Friday discounts.

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Macy’s

Ah, Macy’s. The original superstore. If Macy’s doesn’t have it, you probably don’t need it. While everyone will grieve the parade that won’t happen this year, the Black Friday deals appear to be bigger than ever. You can go to Macy’s Black Friday website and find great deals on plenty of items and a preview of upcoming sale items. Create an account, favorite an item, and Macy’s will alert you when the price drops. Macy’s has holiday hours as well as curbside pickup if you can’t wait for the mail.

We’re all feeling the pinch in our wallets, so if gifts you receive from friends and family aren’t quite as elaborate as they have been in years past, don’t say anything. Stay safe everyone, don’t gather in groups, wash your hands, social distance and WEAR A MASK.  

Cameron Grey Rose

 

 

Wednesday Sample Sales: Week of November 9, 2020

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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BRANDVivienne Westwood Sample Sale

WHEN: 11/07–11/22, Tues. (10am–8pm), Wed.–Thurs. (10am–7pm), Fri.–Sat. (10am–8pm), Sunday (10am–5pm)

WHY: Men’s and women’s footwear and accessories for up to 60% off

WHERE:  151 Wooster Street

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BRANDAnna Sui Sample Sale

WHEN: 11/10–11/17; Tues.–Fri. (9am–7pm)

WHY: Shop women’s clothing and accessories

WHERE:  230 West 38th Street, 9th Floor

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BRANDSalvatore Ferragamo Sample Sale

WHEN: 11/16–11/22; Mon.–Sat. (10am–8pm), Sunday (10am–4pm)

WHY: Shop luxury Italian craftsmanship from Salvatore Ferragamo

WHERE: 261 Fifth Avenue

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BRANDKipling Sample Sale

WHEN: 11/17–11/19; Tues.–Thurs. (10am–6pm)

WHY: Shop women’s clothing and accessories

WHERE: 261 West 36th Street, 2nd floor  

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BRANDPierre Hardy Sample Sale

WHEN: 11/17–11/22; Tues. (10am–8pm), Wed.–Thurs. (10am–7pm), Fri.–Sat. (10am–8pm), Sunday (10am–5pm)

WHY:  Shop men’s and women’s footwear and accessories at a discount

WHERE: 151 Wooster Street

—Staff

 

 

Fashion Reverie’s Fall 2020 Outerwear Styleout

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Coat, bag, shoes, and a mask. The four core essentials for your cold weather accoutrement. We’ve spent the past eight months in various stages of lockdown and social distancing. As we’ve begun to emerge from our bubbles of isolation, here comes winter to send us right back inside. Well, not all of us.

If you are going to brave the dropping temps, please do it the right way. In this month’s style out, we’ll let you get creative with your own outfits, but we are giving you the final touches to pull it all together. So bundle up, duh. Wear a mask, of course. And K.I.S.S.—keep it smartly stylish.

Coat: Burberry $1,250
Mask: Ralph Lauren $39
Bag: Bally $682
Boots: Jimmy Choo $995

Winter Blues

The winter blues doesn’t have to be sad. Blue, whether royal, navy, or sky, has always been a smart and classy color option. When worn head to toe, other colors can be overpowering, yet full-on blue can be powerful. So go ahead and assert your fashion dominance with this tonal look.

Coat: Love Moschino $525
Mask: VPL $16
Bag: Nº21 $573
Boots: Sies Marjan $995

They Are Green with Envy

We all want others to appreciate our sense of style. Appreciate, … not copy. There’s a little extra pep in our step when we know our clothes look good; even more so when we see people do a double-take to get a second look. Everyone can’t look this good, but thankfully, you can.

Coat: Jejia $781
Mask: Baobab $22
Bag: Bulgari $669
Boots: By Far $585

The Icewoman Cometh

What’s winter without fur? (Faux or vintage, please!) Animal prints are always in season and we are seeing them carryover from the pre-fall collections. Combine that with your winter white, and you’re set for a chic walk about town or night on the prowl.

Coat: Parosh $514
Mask: Vida $18
Bag: Pinko $495
Boots: Guiseppe Zanotti $600

Leave Him on Red

The cold weather months are known as cuffing season. But sometimes you don’t want to cuff because the chase can be more fun than the catch. Or, you may just want to keep your options open. Either way, live your life and enjoy the thrill. And when you’re done, move on to the next one.

Coat: Marc Jacobs $795
Mask: Christy Dawn $21
Bag: Elleme $455
Boots: L’Autre Chose $480

Working In The Trenches

Your attire doesn’t always have to be punched up. Simplicity goes a long way. Classic, timeless styling can be just as appealing as flashy ensembles. Maybe you work in an industry where an understated wardrobe is de rigueur. With a few thoughtful accents, your attire can elevate from basic business to big boss!

Coat: Stand Studio $501
Mask: Bielo $20
Bag: Kenzo $346
Boots: Baldinini $635

Apres Ski Avec Moi

Whether relaxing in the ski lodge in Aspen or running the streets in Brooklyn, you want to be warm, and, of course, stylish. And what’s more city chic than a bubble coat and combat boots? Add a brushed cotton mask to keep your face safe and warm, and you’re ready to face whatever the elements throw at you.

—Carl Ayers

Editors’ Pick: NAKEDCASHMERE x Agnes Baddoo Limited Bag Collection

Are you celebrating the results of the 2020 Presidential Election? Maybe, maybe not. Well, whatever your political affiliation, there is no need to despair. Celebrate the Biden/Harris win with the NAKEDCASHMERE x Agnes Baddoo limited bag collection. And if happen you are one of the 70 million not celebrating the 2020 Presidential Election, elevate your mood with one of the bags from the NAKEDCASHMERE x Agnes Baddoo collaboration.

The NAKEDCASHMERE x Agnes Baddoo limited bag collection features two exclusive bag styles, in a soft taupe leather available in a large tote sac and belt-sac. Handbag maven Agnes Baddoo and NAKEDCASHMERE have partnered to create two leather bags in an exclusive colorway ‘Naked Taupe,’ to be paired with NAKEDCASHMERE’s fall 2020 collection. Agnes has a cult following of the top fashion and design leaders across the world. With her Afro-Caribbean roots and New York City upbringing along with her over 20 years of experience in the fashion industry, has helped cultivate her unique style and passion for her craft.

Sustainability and craftsmanship were the main driving forces behind the partnership. Agnes quotes, “The world really doesn’t need one more thing, so make your offering special.” The one of a kind color way is designed to be paired with the soft, earthy neutral color palette of NAKEDCASHMERE’s pure cashmere collection. The simplicity and timelessness of Agnes’s soft leather goods paired with NAKEDCASHMERE’s one-of-a-kind cashmere knits are the perfect pair of classic and timeless luxury, designed for you to live in.

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Agnes’ bags are 100% biodegradable and with proper care can last a lifetime. Agnes’ motto is, “Wear, Repair, Rotate, Rediscover.” And in this season of sustainability, upcycling, and environmental consciousness, having a bag that is biodegradable and can last a lifetime is so important. And remember, the NAKEDCASHMERE x Agnes Baddoo limited bag collection can be passed down to that special someone.

Celebrate or elevate your mood. It’s your choice!!

—Staff

Wednesday Sample Sales: Week of November 2, 2020

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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BRANDErmenegildo Zegna Sample Sale

WHEN: 11/01–11/05; Sunday (10am–6pm), Mon.–Wed. (9am–6pm), Thurs. (9am–5pm)

WHY: Men’s clothing, sportswear, and accessories at a discount

WHERE:  317 West 33rd Street

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BRANDPaul Smith Sample Sale

WHEN: 11/03–11/18, Tues. (11am–8pm), Wed.–Thurs. (10am–7pm), Fri.–Sat. (10am–8pm), Sunday (10am–5pm)

WHY: Shop menswear, suiting, womenswear, and accessories at a discount

WHERE:  260 Fifth Avenue

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BRANDChloe Sample Sale

WHEN: 11/04–11/08; Wed.–Sat. (10am–8pm), Sunday (10am–5pm)

WHY:  Shop womenswear, accessories, and handbags at a discount

WHERE: 151 Wooster Street

—Staff

Editor’s Picks: African American Beauty and Wellness Brands Roundup

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2020 has truly been a year for reckoning. The pandemic is taking a terrible toll, not just on people who have lost friends or family, but on that small businesses are closing by the dozen.  And with so many small businesses closing, of course, minority-owned small businesses have been hit the hardest.

The Small Business Association admits it’s not even sure how many businesses have closed permanently. Currently, the iconic New York bookstore The Strand recently announced if it can’t come up with funding soon, its doors will no longer be open.

A lot of people are trying to funnel their remaining dollars toward local, independently owned businesses. With that in mind Fashion Reverie has compiled a list of wonderful, privately owned, African American beauty and wellness companies.   

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Rosen Skincare

Acne may be normal, but it is also TERRIBLE. For years we were told oil was the enemy, so the goal was to scrub the skin constantly. Sometimes not only did that not help, it made things considerably worse. Rosen Skincare has been shown to be extremely effective at reducing acne and giving you clear healthy skin. There’s a quiz you can take to give you the perfect skincare routine.

Jamika Martin began Rosen while she was still a student at UCLA getting her BA in business economics. She still makes all the packages and all the products by hand with a passion for quality and attention to detail. Join the email list and get a full skincare routine for only $45!

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W Cosmetics Beauty

This company will change your lipstick game! W Cosmetics was founded with the goal to empower women through gorgeous liquid lipsticks and other lip products including a yummy lip scrub (yes you can lick off the residue). Cruelty-free and natural, owner Rachel Corrie—no not the late peace activist—founded the company with the goal to give women confidence, which won’t be hard with these sexy easy to use liquid lipsticks.

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Beautiful Bamboo

2020 is not only known for racial unrest, but for the year we saw climate change remind us that saving our environment should be a priority, now!! No way around it. Mother Nature always bats last. Many companies are turning to bamboo, which requires far less water than other plants and is extremely fast-growing. It’s an ecologically sound and sustainable substance. But did you know you can consume bamboo? Silica is an essential nutrient critical for healthy hair, skin, nails, and bone formation. Bamboo is the richest source of plant-based silica you can find. The high silica content is what makes bamboo the fastest growing plant in the world. Founder Nadege Lewis wanted to create a company to provide great tasting access to this superfood. You can consume it in teas or in supplement form. There are also shampoos, facial oil, and more!

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She’s Happy Hair

There was a huge demand for high-quality, yet affordable human hair extensions, that many companies failed to meet. Co-founders and U.S. military veterans, Warren Broadnax and Marcus Bowers decided to fill that gap. She’s Happy Hair was formed in 2012. Their mission statement is about commitment to extremely high quality, yet affordable hair extensions, and other fine hair care products.

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Pur Home

Are you concerned about the environment but don’t want to give money to big business, eco companies that you’re not sure you can trust? Would you rather give your dollars to a business committed to environmentally safe practices, but independently owned by a black woman? Well, now you can!

 PUR Home was created by Angela Richardson to provide natural, non-toxic, eco-friendly household cleaners. Pur Home selects organic and raw ingredients that are plant-based, biodegradable, and sustainably sourced.

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Honey Pot

Every woman knows that moment when you’re purchasing feminine hygiene products when you think, “Do the people making this stuff have any clue how a woman’s body works?” The answer is no. Most feminine hygiene products were engineered and developed by male scientists. Are there options? YES!

Bea Dixon was suffering from bacterial vaginosis. All the products available to her were making things worse! Determined to find a better way, she founded Honey Pot, a company created by women for women. The products are free of harmful chemicals, powered by herbs, all-natural, biodegradable, cruelty-free, clinically tested and gynecologist approved.  Additionally, Honey Pot donates to charities who help homeless, and low-income women get the menstrual products they need.

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Grace Eleyae

A white woman congratulated herself for “inventing” hair bonnets—the same ones worn by black women for centuries—and was selling them for almost $100 online. The internet roasted this woman hard. 

In 2014, Grace Eleyae took a trip to Kenya that changed her life. During a bumpy 8-hour car ride, all the hair on the back of her head broke off—the result of her chemically straightened hair and constant friction against the headrest. So, Grace Eleyae created a company that sells silk and satin-lined products that eliminate hair-damaging friction, lock in moisture, and help distribute your hairs’ natural oils throughout your scalp. Plus, they help prevent your hair from thinning and create the optimal environment for healthy growth.

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Noire Bud

If you are a regular reader of Fashion Reverie you know we LOVE our CBD products! Carolyn Gray launched Noire Bud from Brooklyn in 2018.  She was motivated by the cannabis industry’s failure to pay respect to those who were unfairly punished for marijuana criminalization.  Noire Bud makes vegan and paraben-free hard candies, teas, skin salves made with peppermint oil, and more. If you have a CBD need, they can help you!

—Cameron Grey Rose

Wednesday Sample Sales: Week of October 19, 2020

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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BRANDMarimekko New York Sample Sale

WHEN: 10/22–10/25; Thurs.–Sa.t (11am–6pm), Sunday (noon–6pm)

WHY: Enjoy up to 80% off apparel and accessories

WHERE:  Marimekko New York, 200 Fifth Avenue

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BRANDMackage Sample Sale

WHEN: 10/23–10/24, open to public

WHY: Women’s and men’s clothing and accessories at a discount 

WHERE:  410 West 16th Street

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BRANDUMA | Raquel Davidowicz Outlet Sample Sale

WHEN: 10/23–10/31; Daily (11am–7pm). In-store and online at UMARaquelDavidowicz.com.

WHY:  Pieces are up to 80% off 

WHERE: 13 Crosby Street

—Staff

 

 

 

 

 

Beauty Alert: MyChelle Dermaceuticals, the Ultimate Skincare Brand in These Uncertain Times

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OK, we are living with a global health pandemic, as well as a global economic recession. And there are no definite signs when things will get better. Still, that is no reason to let your skin become sallow and listless.  Happy days could be just around the corner and wouldn’t it be great to celebrate good times looking bright eyed and bushy tailed.

Don’t wait for the days of celebration. Start working on skin right now. Time is of the essence. Happy days could be here again in just under two weeks.

Fashion Reverie has found the perfect skincare solutions that can elevate your skin game and keep your eyes and your complexion sparkling. From great moisturizers to facial cleansers, exfoliators and masks to eye care and mists, MyCHELLE Dermaceuticals has the perfect products for all your skincare needs.

Founded in 2000 in Colorado, MyCHELLE is the original innovator of clean skincare. Since day one, we have worked to be positive and active agents of change in the world by making highly effective products that are inspired by nature. We continue to lead in creating effective, eco-friendly products that are science-driven and help to get real results for all skin types.

We are committed to full transparency around our ingredients. We promise powerful, effective products that make you look good, created by a mission-driven company that you can feel good about supporting. Because we care about you, our furry friends, and our planet, we do our best to go above and beyond. We are proud to be a founding member of the Environmental Working Group’s “Verified for Your Health” program, a PETA certified cruelty-free company and certified by Leaping Bunny. And, YES, we’ve been making reef-safe sun care for over a decade!

Proudly all MyCHELLE products are vegetarian, cruelty-free, and free of phthalates, parabens, petroleum, sulfates, ureas, artificial fragrances and colors. And the skincare products smell fantastic and feel good on your skin, leaving your skin feel soft, luxurious and renewed.

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Fashion Reverie’s favorites is MyCHELLE’s facial cleanser and moisturizing renew cream. The brand’s Clear Skin Cranberry Cleanser is ultra-refreshing, natural exfoliating, and pore-clearing cleanser brings skin into healthy balance. Deeply cleans pore-clogging impurities, oil, and irritants. The Pumpkin Renew Cream is lightweight daily moisturizer with antioxidant-rich cloudberry extract and pumpkin seed oil to protect and nourish skin. Astaxanthin, shea butter, and Vitamin E replenish and balance skin’s moisture levels to prevent dehydration.

In these uncertain times, MyCHELLE’s Dermaceuticals will not only keep your skin in a celebratory state, but also keep your skin primed to fight free radicals and manage sun damage. Who could ask for anything better?

—William S. Gooch

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