About Us

Fashion Reverie takes you from the front lines of fashion to the front row. Fashion Reverie came into being out of a need for an insightful, well-researched, journalistic approach that explores the breathe and width of global fashion.  From our Fashion Features section that gives a layered, detailed perspective on the fashion industry to our Style and Beauty section that explores the growing accessories and beauty market to our Front Row section that gives readers an inside purview into current collections ranging from fall/winter to spring/summer to resort/holiday collections, Fashion Reverie is the go-to online magazine for all things fashion.


Meet Our Staff

William S. Gooch III, Editor-in-chief

William S. Gooch honed his editorial skills while working as a fashion editor at Essential Homme, Runway, and Kouture magazines, as well as thefashionspot.com, fidoo.com, societeperrier.com, stageandcinema.com, styleguru.com, and ifashionnetwork.com. William Gooch has also been a guest speaker at the Fashion Institute of Technology. He is a graduate of Methodist University with post-graduate work at New School University.

William Gooch is also the founder and CEO of Sepia PR, a NYC‒based, boutique fashion public relations firm.

Karyn D. Collins,  Editor-at-large

Karyn Collins has been a professional journalist since 1984. In addition to serving as editor-at-large for Fashion Reverie, Ms. Collins is also style editor for InJersey Magazine and is a regular contributor to Life and Beauty Weekly.com and the Asbury Park Press.

Her fashion and beauty writing has also been published in numerous media outlets including the Associated Press, Jet MagazineNJ.comMadame Noire Online, the Charlotte ObserverAccent Magazine, and the Camden Courier Post. She is also the founding chair of the National Association of Black Journalists’ Arts and Entertainment writer’s task force. Additionally, Ms. Collins is an adjunct professor at Rutgers University, Seton Hall University, William Paterson University, and Bloomfield College.

Carl Ayers, Managing Editor

Carl Ayers brings a wealth of industry knowledge with over 20 years of experience in fashion and entertainment. Throughout his career, he has served in a number of executive and editorial roles at OBVIOUS Magazine, The Beaute Book, Viral Fashion, and LyfeStyle Music Group. He is a Grammy member, former member of the National Jewelry Institute’s Fashion Council, and a current member of the Fashion Institute of Technology’s Couture Council.

Carl holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Psychology from Virginia State University. His master’s thesis explored the relationship between wardrobe selection and measures of self-image, self-efficacy, and self-esteem. He has conducted research at Hunter College and Columbia University, and was part of an award-winning market research team at RTI, International. Carl has been a guest lecturer at LIM College and FIT, and spearheaded styling workshops for the New York chapter of the Grammy’s.

Carl Ayers is also the owner and Creative Director of The Talent Unlimited Group, an NYC-based fashion and lifestyle brand consultation company. His upcoming projects include image consulting for new recording artists and brand strategy for emerging fashion designers.

Tijana Ibrahimovic, Celebrity Style Editor

Tijana Ibrahimovic, after working as a news anchor for Serbian National Channel PTB, set her goal on becoming a culture and entertainment broadcast journalist. Since arriving in the US, she has covered red-carpet events, film premiers and fashion shows for Elle SerbiaJones MagazineFashion OneThe ExaminerThe SourceStyleMusicTVVigore! MagazineThe Stashed, and The Sybarite.

Tijana has conducted interviews with Oscar de la Renta, Betsey Johnson, Falguni and Shane Peacock, Kelsey Grammar, Bette Midler, Debra Messing, Ashanti, Kelly Rutherford, Rebecca Minkoff, Joe Russo, Linda Fargo, Paula Garces, Kati Stern, Jeremy Carver, Raheem DeVaughnn and many others. “My intension is to investigate, bring the latest trends and introduce the industry’s rising stars from the local and international scene.” Tijana Ibrahimovic holds a bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism and Theatre Management from Brooklyn College.

Janine Silver, Beauty Editor

Janine began her career as a fashion journalist and photographer before diving into the world of beauty.  Her work has appeared internationally in several publications, both digital and print, including DressLab.com, ifashionnetwork.com, Anolie Magazine, and Styleology.com.  An eight-year veteran, Janine can be found backstage at New York Fashion Week. New York International Bridal Week, and the Cannes Film Festival interviewing artists on all the latest beauty trends. Janine Silver is also Fashion Reverie’s London fashion correspondent.

Kristopher Fraser, Associate Fashion Editor

Kristopher Fraser has spent the past several years as a fashion editor and stylist in New York City. He has worked as the New York editor for Fashionunited.com and the Associate Editor for AVENUE Magazine. His work has also been featured on Allmyfriendsaremodels.comRivetandjeans.comThe Daily Beast, AS IF magazine, and BB Magazine.
As a stylist, Kristopher has collaborated with MSA Models, Porsche Models, and Krush Model Management. He is a graduate of Oberlin College and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

 Francesca C. Simon, Associate Fashion Editor

Francesca C. Simon has covered New York Fashion Week and New York International Bridal Week for more than a decade.  She began her journalism career as a reporter for the Chicago Tribune, then moved to New York writing for the News World, and later the Washington Times.

Her move from hard news to entertainment began working for the “CBS Morning News,” researching, booking, and producing live segments on the show.  She has written about fitness, fashion, entertainment, and health for various publications, including Essence magazine, the New York Daily News, ifashionnetwork.com, and other publications and websites in the New York City area.

Currently, she is serving as President of Sarasota Pen Woman, the local branch of The National League of American Pen Women, America’s oldest interdisciplinary organization for women writers, artists, musicians, composers and performers. She is a graduate of Dominican University, in River Forest, Illinois.

Cameron Grey Rose, Associate Editor

Cameron Grey Rose grew up in the Pacific Northwest but has lived in New York for several years. She has been published in Life magazine, TV Guide, The Hollywood Reporter, and contributes regularly to fashion and beauty online magazine. Cameron’s ultimate goal in life is to become head writer of her own television show and having a pet owl. Cameron holds a bachelor’s degree from Evergreen State College.

Courtney Wilkins, West Coast Correspondent

Courtney Wilkins is a multimedia fashion journalist, with a background in social media, editorial styling, and website design. Courtney graduated from North Carolina A&T State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion Design and Fashion Merchandising, and a Master of Arts in Fashion Journalism from Academy of Art University. As a curator, she brings a fresh perspective which exposes creative innovative fashion visionaries. When it comes to her work she views it from all sides, from design to merchandising and multimedia. Courtney comes to Fashion Reverie after interning with TRC & Associates Marketing & PR as Web Developer and Social Media guru.

Courtney’s past experiences have allowed her the opportunity to conduct celebrity interviews, attend fashion weeks, and oversee social media management. She has worked as the Junior Fashion Editor for Kontrol Magazine, Social Media Specialist for Horoscope.com, Assistant Stylist to Liz Baca and Assistant Buyer to Helena Forbes in Shanghai, China. Her work has been published across print, digital and social platforms including Fashion School Daily, Academy Art U News, Vulkan Magazine, Kevlar Rose Agency, UPRISE Magazine, and BASIC Magazine.

Stephanie Green, Assistant to the Editors

Stephanie Green comes to Fashion Revenue after interning for Bismarck Phillips Communication and Media, and has assisted fashion stylist Keely Bembry. Stephanie has also styled Onree Gill, Alicia Key’s musical director, for the March 2011 issue of Keyboard Magazine.  Stephanie is a graduate of Jersey City University.


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