Wednesday Sample Sale: Week of August 2, 2021

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: Koio Sample Sale

WHEN: 08/03–08/08; Tues.–Sat. (10am–7pm), Sunday (11am–5pm)

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

WHERE: 151 Wooster Street

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BRAND: Sergio Tacchini Sample Sale

WHEN: 08/03–08/08; Tues.–Sat. (10am–7pm), Sunday (10am–5pm)

WHY: Shop men’s and women’s athletic apparel and accessories. Find casual, streetwear, and performance with a distinct UK flair at prices far below retail!

WHERE: 260 Fifth Avenue

 

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BRANDProper Cloth Sample Sale

WHEN: 08/05–08/08; Thurs.–Sun. (noon–7pm)

WHY: Discounts start at 50% off at the Proper Cloth Sample Sale. There will be hundreds of shirts for sale categorized by formality and size. Shop men’s clothing, shirts, chinos, suits, blazers, trousers, accessories, and more.

WHERE: 495 Broadway, Floor 6

—Staff

Summer of Love – Style Out

Music is a universal unifier. Coupled with fashion, music is a language of love and expression. There are songs made about fashion from Elvis Presley’s “Blue Suede Shoes” and Paul McCartney’s “Vintage Clothes” to Run-D.M.C.’s “My Adidas” and Beyonce’s “Freakum Dress.” Even fashion editor Anna Dello Russo released “Fashion Shower” to promote her collaboration with H&M.  Music and fashion feed off of one another, and, together, they fuel us.

This style out features outfits inspired by popular love songs. Fashion allows us to dress up as the person we see ourselves as or whoever we want to be. Music is the hype man that provides extra encouragement and reassurance. However, one of the biggest motivators is love. Love has built empires and toppled kingdoms. Love has mended hearts and crushed souls. Oh, what you won’t do for love! (And fashion.)

Shirt: Jonathan Simkhai $195
Skirt: Marni $225
Shoes: Paul Andrew $398
Hat: Lack of Color $139
Sunglasses: Coach $140
Clutch: Isla $296

“Kiss Me More” – Doja Cat featuring Sza

In early 2021, Doja Cat and Sza teamed up for the bubblegum pop hit “Kiss Me More.” At a time when the world was still socially distancing, a song about kissing was a welcome respite.

Sampling Olivia Newton John’s 1981 hit “Physical,” MTV states the song has “romance, passion, bold sexual desires, and tenderness all at once.” A little flirting won’t hurt, and this sexy ensemble may land you a peck or two.

Dress: DSquared2 $518
Belt: Karl Lagerfeld $120
Handbag: Covers $301
Boots: GCDS $294
Silver bracelet: Gas Bijoux $202
Blue bracelet: Lizzie Fortunado Jewels $195
Ring: Loveness Lee $192

“I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” – Aerosmith

Aerosmith’s “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing,” from the soundtrack of the 1998 blockbuster “Armageddon,” was the rock bands first number one hit in the USA. The movie, which stars Liv Tyler (daughter of Aerosmith front man Steven Tyler), is about blue-collar deep-core drillers sent to outer space by NASA to stop a huge asteroid barreling toward Earth.

A trip to the heavens is what almost everyone dreams of, but not like this. It’s safer to stay planted on the ground, daydream about the skies above while in the arms of your loved one, and just dress like a fashionable sky traveler.

Dress: Love Moschino $212
Shoes: Tory Burch $274
Clutch: Giorgio Armani $307
Orange heart necklace: Seems $107
Silver heart bracelet: Shaun Leane $209
Silver sapphire ring: Monica Vinader $95

“My Heart Will Go On” – Celine Dion

“My Heart Will Go On” from the movie “Titanic” is one of the most memorable love songs ever written. What else is memorable from that movie is the Heart of the Ocean necklace, a blue diamond encircled by white diamonds. Many replicas and homage pieces have been created to celebrate the real necklace, which was actually a blue sapphire surrounded by diamonds and named the Love of the Sea. Throughout the years, the movie and remains near and dear to our hearts, and the song is a heavy karaoke favorite.

Bodysuit: Adidas Originals $40
Shorts: Levi’s $78
Belt: Emporio Armani $156
Socks: Marni $85
Sneakers: Diadora $290
Backpack: Bapy by *A BATHING Ape $410

“Peaches”  – Justin Bieber featuring Daniel Caesar & Giveon

Justin Bieber’s “Peaches” is a mellow love song whose lyrics talk about travel and spending time with the one you love.  It’s an easy listen while the two are you are just driving with no destination in mind.

No hype. No pretense. No need to get dolled up, you’ll look good even in your casual attire.  This is just about good vibes and having each other.

Mesh top: Ann Demeulemeester $382
Bra: Ernest Leoty $60
Necklace: Dannijo $129
Bracelet: Junya Watanabe $284
Black panther print jeans: R13 $276
Mesh boots: Stuart Weitzman $356

“That’s the Way Love Goes” – Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson is known for being sexy and sultry, but she is also known for tempting us with innuendo. “That’s the Way Love Goes” is one of her tamer love songs, but she gets directly to the point.

Sometimes having a rough and tough exterior only masks the soft and sensual being underneath. With Janet, you can get the best of both worlds … and oh what a world that must be.

Jumpsuit: Lygia & Nanny $269
Necklace: Astley Clarke $207
Earrings: Valet $109
Bracelet: Gas Bijoux $218
Handbag: Themoirè $420
Shoes: Jimmy Choo $398

“Let’s Stay Together” – Al Green

Is slow dancing still a thing? Let’s take it back to the 70’s for some real baby-making music.

 Al Green is the epitome of smooth, and “Let’s Stay Together” is the epitome of groove. Fifty years after its release, this song still gets hips moving and crowds singing. They say what’s old will become new again, but this hit has never gone out of style.

—Carl Ayers

 

 

Wednesday Sample Sales: Week of July 19, 2021

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: PORTO Sample Sale

WHEN: 07/19–07/31; Mon. –Sat. (noon–8pm), Sunday (noon–5pm)

WHY: Women’s clothing at a discount 

WHERE: 4 Prince Street

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BRAND: KARA Sample Sale

WHEN: 07/22–07/25; Thurs. (10am–6pm), Fri. (11am–7pm), Sat.–Sun. (11am–6pm)

WHY:  Handbags and accessories at up to 70% off

WHERE: 5 Rivington Street

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BRANDCynthia Rowley Sample Sale

WHEN: 07/25–07/28; Mon.–Wed. (10am–6pm)

WHY: Enjoy up to 75% off one-of-a-kind and archival pieces 

WHERE: 8 Jay Street

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BRAND: Desigual, Nanette Lepore, & More Sample Sale

WHEN: 07/27–07/28; Tues.–Wed. (10am–6pm)

WHY:  Women’s, men’s, and kids’ apparel and accessories at a discount.

Desigual – new arrivals for women, men & kids. Further price reductions for women from: Nanette Lepore, Blank NYC, Generation Love, Hat Attack, Grey State, and Ramy Brook

WHERE: 261 West 36th Street, 2nd floor

—Staff

 

 

Beauty Alert: Get that Summer Lovin’ Glow with Beauty and the City

Summer loving had me a blast
Summer loving happened so fast
I met a girl crazy for me
Met a boy cute as can be

Summer days drifting away
To, oh, oh, the summer nights—“Grease”

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Oh, the crazy, lazy days of summer, no better time to have a romance. Though summer romances are usually over by mid-August, the bliss and excitement of summer romance can sure make the hot, humid days fly by rapidly.

But first before you bask in the joy of summer lovin, you need to get the romance started. In case you didn’t know, the more of a glow your skin has the more potential suitors you may attract. Glowing skin signifies wellness, spiritual balance, peace of mind, and overall contentment.  Remember, oftentimes women in the family way have a special during and after the pregnancy. That glow coincides what could be called one of the happiest times of some women’s lives.

That said, you don’t have to be in the family way to get that summer glow.  Beauty and the City (BNTC) can help you achieve that summer glow in just a few minutes.  Within 2 minutes, you can get the most out of having a polished, natural glow with Beauty and the City’s “Glow Up” products.

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You can use a quick highlighter that gives a glow instantly like Beauty and the City Glitterstick. To use the Beauty and the City Glitterstick brush it along areas the sun may kiss for a glow like your cheeks, collar bone, nose bridge, forehead, brow bone, and shoulders for an instant glow up. It is subtle yet, buildable.

Want to play the long game with your glow-up and get the naturally glowing skin everyone is gushing about?

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Boost your skin collagen levels with Vitamin C. A magical feature of glowing skin is that it is associated with high collagen levels. Dermatologists say skin that is stronger, healthier, and glowing has high collagen activity. You can pack an epic boost to your glow-up routine with a Vitamin C stem cell-based vegan serum like Beauty and the City Serum C. Vitamin C has a hydrating effect to boost moisture that sends premature fine lines far away forever. A stem cell-based vitamin c serum like Beauty and the City Serum C fades hyper-pigmentation, removes dead skin cells, and evens out redness.  All in addition to boosting collagen activity.

Remember, summer romances, though sweet, don’t have a long shelf life. Make your move quickly and get that summer glow with Beaut and the City summer glow products!!

—William S. Gooch

 

 

 

Fantastic or Flop? Makeup Hacks Examined

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When it comes to makeup routines, we’ve trusted the wisdom of our mothers, learned from top makeup artists on tv and in our favorite magazines, and found helpful tips from friends.  These days, everyone is turning to social media for everything from pasta with feta and tomato recipes to makeup tricks.

From the weird to the wonderful, Fashion Reverie asked a group of top makeup artists to give their take on some of these viral trends, and while they don’t always agree, their responses just might surprise you.

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Hack #1: Using a bobby pin for a perfect winged eyeliner look for hooded eyes

Seen over 2.2M times, our experts agree that this hack is indeed one to try!

“This hack can be extremely useful [for those of us] who struggle with hooded eyes, myself included!” Booksy Ambassador and makeup expert Nikki La Rose shares. “I think this is a great hack especially for beginners when it comes to wing liner.  It will also teach you to look straight ahead in the mirror when applying your liner which is KEY when applying a wing liner on hooded eyes! Think of this hack as training wheels for eyeliner, once you get it down, you can then skip the bobby pin and no one will ever have to know.”

“Love this hack.  It’s a great way for a beginner to learn the art of creating a wing eyeliner,” explains fellow Booksy Ambassador and makeup expert, Jacen Bowman.  “I’m not a big fan of the shape, it could have been cleaned up a bit, but a great hack for a beginner.”

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Hack #2: Contour your nose with a fork

This kitchen utensil trick made the rounds first on Instagram, but this TikTok video alone has garnered over 3.1M views showing off a new use for a fork. (Arial would be proud!)

Makeup artist Jaleesa Jaikaran, who helped develop the fresh face looked at Jason Wu and the super glossy pouts at Tom Ford, weighs in, “I always feel like there’s something new and fun to try.  According to the size of space within the fork, I’m not entirely sure it’ll be good. There’s other ways to contour without using a fork … it’s kind of an accident waiting to happen.”

“This hack is hilarious to me and also border line GENIUS!,” La Rose exclaims.  “Just be careful with this hack, since noses are not one size fits all like forks are.  You may need to play around with the placement of the fork and shift it on either side depending on the width of your nose.”

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Hack #3: Mix your foundation for thicker full-coverage foundation

According to La Rose, “this is an interesting hack for sure and also kind of an old makeup artist trick back in the day. It will definitely thicken your foundation, but will also, in turn, make it feel very ‘cakey’ in the process. I say skip this hack and go the more traditional route of foundation first THEN setting it with loose powder.  Can’t go wrong!”

“Not trying this, it’s stupid,” Bowman professes. “If you want a full coverage look and a polished finish, you still need to set foundation with a powder. If you’re [looking for] full coverage foundation, just use full coverage foundation. It’s a no for me!”

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Hack #4: Define your lower lashes by applying mascara with tweezers

Struggling with clumpy mascara particularly along the lower lashes?  TikTok has an answer for you … but does it really work?

“I like the idea behind this hack; however, I see it being more dangerous than good.  You can easily pull out your bottom lashes if you are not super careful. Ouch!” explains La Rose.  “You can get the same effect as this hack by simply using the pointy tip of your mascara wand and gently gliding it straight across your lashes till you have the desired look.  Plus, who wants to clean mascara off of tweezers every time?”

But fellow Booksy ambassador Bowman does see the value in this alternate use for tweezers.  “Cute hack. Simple, easy and affective! Great job.”

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Hack #5:  Keep your foundation smooth and make it last longer by changing the order you apply products

While most of us add a setting spray or translucent powder after our makeup is completely done, with over 10.5M views we’re beginning to wonder if this video shows that we’ve had it wrong the whole time.

But Bowman is convinced this new order is not the secret to better looking foundation.  “Hate this hack. I’ve seen this done for people who only have severely oily skin. But [there are] so many items on the market that you can use [for that] filter-free look.  If you’re someone with textured skin, this will make your face look cakey.  It’s a hard no for me!”

 

Hack #6: Give yourself a vibrant, rosy blush by applying lipstick to your face

“This is a classic pro makeup trick, layering lipsticks, cream blushes under complexion makes for a seamless blend, explains Jaikaran. “This trend is a definite for me!”

Lindsey Coffey, model and environmental activist crowned Miss Earth in 2020, also is a fan of this trick. “The lipstick holds for a little longer. It’s a great way for added color other than using powder that rubs off more easily.”

Victoria Stiles, award-winning celebrity makeup artist and creative director of ShikSona explains that you can “get a jumpstart on sun-kissed skin for summer with this easy makeup hack. Fake a day at the beach by applying a red color lipstick to the forehead, cheeks, and nose before foundation. This naturally flushed look is also a safe alternative to avoid skin damage from harmful UV rays. When choosing a red color lipstick, stick with a product with clean ingredients such as ShikSona’s lipstick in Barrier Breaking Beauty.  By choosing a product with all-natural ingredients, it will be less likely to clog pores and irritate the skin.”

La Rose, however, isn’t a huge fan of this trick.  “This hack is a no for me simply because it’s just not necessary.  By applying a lipstick before foundation, you run the risk of it clogging your pores, since it’s NOT formulated for your skin.”  Instead, to make this work, La Rose explains, “this would be a great hack if it were used AFTER your foundation is applied. I actually love, love this hack for a vibrant blush look, but in my opinion, you’ll get much better results and will need way less product, if you apply it on top.”

Bowman also is worried about the effects of red lipstick on your complexion.  “Red stands for STOP!!!  Hate this hack because for someone not as [experienced with makeup] they will end up looking like Raggedy Anne and Andy.  It’s a no for me.”

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Hack #7: Give your face an airbrushed effect by blending in your setting spray

We all want a clean, soft finish from our makeup, but is mixing setting spray the way to achieve it?

Bowman’s take on this trend is plain and simple “It’s a no for me!!  What did I just watch???”

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Hack #8: Get perfect brows with a bar of soap

According to Jaikaran, “Soap on the brow is a trick that was initially seen in drag culture; the trend moved to social media and took off. A lot of brands now make products to mimic this look.” 

“This is an amazing hack! Probably in all honesty one of my all-time favorites, it’s cheap, easy and literally will hold your brows all day long!” La Rose gushes.  “To make this hack work even better, make sure you are using a long-lasting makeup setting spray or even waterproof setting spray.  This will give you the most control and lasting effect!”

“Love this hack! Soap brows are life!!  She gets tens across the board!!!” exclaims Bowman.

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Hack #9: Use makeup for an instant face lift

Non-surgical face lifts are all the rage, and it’s no surprise that tips that enhance our faces without having to go under the knife have racked up so many views.

“I’m such a fan of makeup being used to accentuate and not cover up,” shares Jaikaran.  “Proper concealer placement can change the shape and look of the face drastically.” 

“This hack is in my opinion not a hack, but a technique professional makeup artists having been using for AGES!” explains La Rose.  “It’s called “highlighting.” Nothing new here! Sorry TikTok, but this has been around since black and white film!  You can get an incredible lifted and brightened effect with this one when done correctly!”

Not every viral trend is worth pursuing, especially at the risk of clogging your pores.  However, makeup is meant to be fun!  So, take our experts’ advice and experiment away (and be sure to share your favorite beauty videos with us!)  Just maybe don’t try them out when you have somewhere important to go!

—Janine Silver

Wednesday Sample Sales: Week of June 28, 2021

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: Prive Summer Sample Sale

WHEN: 07/01–07/04; Thurs.–Sa.t (noon–6pm), Sunday (noon–5pm)

WHY:  Women’s and men’s apparel from a host of contemporary brands at a discount

WHERE: Chelsea Market, 75 9th Avenue

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BRAND: Edie Parker Summer Sample Sale

WHEN: 07/06–07/13; Weekdays (noon–7pm), weekends (10am–Tues.–Sat. (10am–7pm), Sunday (10am–5pm)

WHY: Snatch up never seen pieces, red carpet retired, one-of-a-kind, Edie Parker classics at prices up to 90% off

WHERE: 25 Bond Street

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BRANDNina McLemore Sample Sale and Retail Sale

WHEN: 07/06–07/17; Mon.–Fri. (10am–6pm), Sat. (10am–4pm)

WHY: Sample sale prices starting at $99 and retail sale up to 75% off

WHERE: 135 East 55th Street, 7th floor

—Staff

Editor’s Picks: 4th of July Romantic Fashion

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The 4th of July is commonly celebrated across America with fireworks, barbecues, picnics, and social gatherings. With vaccination numbers rising, gatherings are increasing. Last summer was primarily spent indoors and isolated, so this 4th of July celebration, for many, is a special reintroduction to social life, gatherings, and outings. It’s finally time to ditch the sweatpants and start dressing up again! For those with significant others, this Independence Day can be a romantic day for watching fireworks together, going on a picnic date, or having a bonfire after a day at the beach.  Fashion Reverie has curated our favorite luxurious red, white, and blue trends and products for the fireworks to begin!

Camila Coelho Athena Crochet Dress $198, Lurelly Sailor One Piece $25, Michael Costello Shannon Maxi Dress$188; Images courtesy of revolve.com and lurelly.com

 

Trend: Crochet Dresses over Swimsuits

The 4th of July almost always has one guarantee: it’s going to be hot! For those who want the option to dip into the water, the best fashion choice is a sexy crochet dress over a swimsuit.  Dress down with sandals and dress up with netted heels!

Tularosa Dreamer Set $88, For Love and Lemons Trellis Rose Dress $159; Images courtesy of @forloveandlemons

Trend: Sheer Dresses over Romantic Lingerie

Replace the crochet with a sheer dress and the swimsuit with lingerie, and there is the perfect look for a non-swim related activity.  Fashion Reverie recommends romantic florals and light, airy hues. For Love and Lemons is a highlighted brand for this trend, with the brand stating “We make enchanting clothing for the vibrant muse unafraid to take risks, forge their own way and embrace a bit of adventure.” Pieces are romantic and dreamy, putting us into a true fashion reverie!

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Trend: Lingerie on Top!

Lingerie is too pretty to hide underneath your clothes, so flip fashion inside out by pairing charming lingerie with every-day fashion items like jeans. Sororite Vintage has become a celebrity favorite brand with their gorgeous reworked vintage pieces. Most notably, a dusty pink corset lingerie set was worn by Billie Eilish on the cover of the June 2021 British Vogue issue. Celebrities like Sabrina Carpenter, Madison Beer, Kylie Jenner, and Duckie Thot have also been spotted pairing their vintage pieces with jeans, dresses, and white sneakers.

Onarin Pleat Cut Out Dress $349, Boohoo Short Sleeve Satin Shirt $15.60; Images courtesy of omarin.com and boohooman.com

Trend: Aqua Satin and Silk

Other than lace, there are no fabrics as romantic as satin and silk. The soft and breathable texture is perfect for a steamy day. Silky pieces can be dressed up or down to move fluidly from day to night for a look that is suited for any 4th of July setting. Worn outside, the sun and fireworks glimmer off the fabric, which will surely cause a spark!

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Trend: Chic Stripes

Fashion Reverie’s top men’s trend for this 4th of July is chic stripes that are patriotic without being contrived. The idea is an effortlessly festive look that can be dressed up or down. Top brands are Todd Snyder and Tommy Bahama, with the latter recently debuting an entire 4th of July themed collection. Wear a matching set or pair with a white tee and jeans for a casual but fashionable look!

—Tessa Swantek

Wednesday Sample Sale: Week of June 21, 2021

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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BRANDCosabella Moving Sample Sale

WHEN: 06/19–06/30; Daily (11am–6pm)

WHY: Bras, bralettes, and loungewear at up to 90% off. 

WHERE: 220 Lafayette Street

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BRANDBenjamin Taylor Last Call Sample Sale

WHEN: 06/28–07/01; Mon.–Thurs. (11am–7pm)

WHY:   Shop hundreds of beautiful tops, dresses, and shoes from Kate Spade, Morilee, Nicole Miller, Parker, and The ALEXANDER by Daymor

WHERE: 225 West 35th Street, Ground Floor

BRAND Fleur du Mal, Pierre Hardy, & Rosetta Getty Sample Sale

WHEN: 06/29c07/04; Tues.–Sat. (10am–7pm), Sunday (10am–5pm)

WHY: Shop select apparel and footwear finds at a discount

WHERE: 151 Wooster Street

—Staff

 

Editor’s Picks: Shades for the 2021 Summer Season, the Ideal Statement Piece for Your Face

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Sunglasses are the face’s statement piece. Anna Wintour, the fashion industry’s queen of sunglasses, is a perfect example of how an accessory can come to function as much more than a simple utilitarian accessory. In a 2019 interview with Insider magazine, she brazenly stated that her iconic thick shades are “incredibly useful because you avoid people knowing what you’re thinking about.” Her sunglasses quite literally accessorize the mystique surrounding her elite status and camouflage her emotions under thick plastic layers (would Anna Wintour wear plastic?) Sunglasses act as a statement but also often make a statement about a person in their fashioning as a representation of anonymity, status, emotion, and individuality. It is then no surprise that shades have been the muse for countless songs, most notably in Corey Hart’s “I Wear My Sunglasses at Night,” with the title showcasing the accessories’ use for everything but shielding the sun. Below are Fashion Reverie’s editor picks for shades that are much more than functional!

The Celebrity Status Shades

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“You got designer shades just to hide your face and you wear ’em around like you’re cooler than me, and you never say hey or remember my name, and it’s probably cause you think you’re cooler than me” —”Cooler Than Me,” Mike Posner

Celebrities are known to use sunglasses to conceal their identity while out in public. Their status paired with shades gives a look of mystique, prestige, and attempted anonymity. It is then appropriate that celebrities have been tied to particular shades or styles since they are seen wearing them quite often. Here are Fashion Reverie’s celebrity favorites picks!

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EMMA CHAMBERLAIN

Crap Eyewear x Emma Chamberlain The Prima Donna $89

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TIMOTHEE CHALAMET

Oliver Peoples O’Malley Sun $511

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GIGI HADID

Vogue Eyewear Gigi Hadid Capsule Low Frame Sunglasses $70

 

The “Seeing the World through Rose-Colored Glasses” Shades lyrics

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“I put ’em on to keep it positive. Don’t mean to tell you how to feel. But I’m a firm believer in the power of the plastic. Positive plastic in my pink sunglasses” —”Pink Sunglasses,” Miranda Lambert

With the US adjusting back to normalcy, many are enthusiastic about the summer that we seemed to have lost last year. With masks gone and the summer sun moving in, many would like to see the world through rose-colored glasses. Fashion Reverie has curated a list of shades that will help to put this summer in a positive, rosy light!

FENDI $250

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GUCCI Chain Square Embellished Sunglasses $513

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The MVMNT Biz The DRIP Sunglasses $14.99

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Celebrity Favorite Highlight: Lana Del Rey

Music artist Lana Del Rey has been known to wear a variety of heart-shaped sunglasses over the years and even included a lyrical nod to her love for them in her 2012 song “Diet Mountain Dew. Heart-shaped sunglasses were most popular around 2015 and are now making a resurgence in more avant-garde shapes. Below is Fashion Reverie’s top 2021 Lana Del Rey-esque pick!

Saint Laurent Loulou Heart Sunglasses $420

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The “Feeling Brand New” Shades

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“I feel like new sunglasses, like a brand new pair of jeans, I feel like taking chances, I feel a lot like seventeen. I feel like windows rolled down, new city, streets, and cabs” —”Brand New,” Ben Rector

Sunglasses often transform a look, and many are wanting to experiment with new (and riskier) shapes and colors this season. These picks are for those who are feeling like they want to switch up their style and try something new and exciting!

Remo Tulliani POWER $165

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Don’t be Shady Theo Circle Sunglasses $30.98

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Celebrity Favorite Highlight: Kaia Gerber

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American model and actress Kaia Gerber is coming for Anna Wintour’s title as sunglass queen. Unlike Wintour, she does not necessarily have a signature look, rather she tries a wide variety of styles, shapes, and colors. Gerber, like many other GenZ-ers, is obsessed with Lexxola glasses, which is a unisex brand that became extremely popular on TikTok. Below is Fashion Reverie’s favorite Lexxola pick!

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Lexxola Damien $267.54

—Tessa Swantek

 

 

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