Fashion & Finance Friday!

Exactly what I needed – FRIDAY of a loooooong weekend.  While sipping the champs this weekend (as we do) let’s recall and respect Dr. King’s speech and vision.

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Levi’s is about to preach and teach!  net-a-porter will launch a limited collection, Levi’s 501 CT, and across the land skinny jeans will weep. The CT in 501 CT stands for Customized and Tapered, which is what most anyone with any sense of style does to their 501s now.

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Yup, higher waist, looser fit, and let’s be real people, no other jeans make the a*s look better than a beat up pair of 501s.  Set the reminder on the smart phone and get online to buy early March 2nd.  

Tommy Tommy Tommy.  You all know how I feel about the man, the myth the fashion legend Tom Ford.  Click here for a refresher!

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Rumor on the cobblestone streets of Firenze is that Gucci might be bringing Tom back to run the fashion house of all things sexy.  #fingerscrossedfingerscrossedfingerscrossed!

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Frida Giannini left early this week, despite a previously announced exit after the Fall 2015 show in February.  reversecommuter thinks that the Fall 2014 Gucci collection was her best but too little too late apparently.

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The python, the bit boots, the shearling pink jacket – pity she released-the-beast right at the end.

Enjoy the loooooong weekend – dress up, wow your audience, and yourself!

xo reversecommuter

Fashion & Finance Friday

Greetings fabulous Friday!  Love it when you get here so quickly!

Louis Boston, only bastion of fashion in the city of Boston, just announced that after 85 years and three generations of Greenberg leadership, will close it’s doors July 2015.

reversecommuter is heart broken.

Debi Greenberg has an incredible eye for talent within the fashion world.  Boston was beyond lucky to have her store situated here, as were the customers – and yes, no huge surprise she is a bit of a fashion industry icon for reversecommuter!

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She single handedly broke the city’s reputation as being somewhat fashion challenged.  Whatever will up and coming talents do when hoping to find a buyer with a trained eye and natural instinct for incredible fashion?

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Just ask Jason Wu, Proenza Schouler and Jonathan Simkhai what Debi and Louis Boston did for their careers when first launching their lines.

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Today is a really bleak day for Boston fashion.

What do Palm Beach and Minnesota have in common in April?  Certainly not weather.  Answer: Lily Pulitzer is partnering up with Target for a 250 piece collection of clothing and housewares, dropping April 19.

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Would the grand lady of pink & green palm tree shifts be excited about this?  reverse commuter thinks not.

10 years and counting – adidas by Stella McCartney Spring 2015 will be a big gorgeous birthday of loveliness (yes, I am excited!).

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Look at what this brilliant British rock royalty designer does to workout wear!

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Start saving those pennies because the better the outfit the harder you workout – that is my purchasing excuse and please don’t try to put holes in it!  Click here on January 15th to get the new collection!

Get outside, ignore the weather and enjoy the weekend!  Winter boots, skinny jeans, thick turtleneck sweater and a camel coat – walk into your favorite brunch spot, order a flute of pink champagne and pretend it is summer!

xo reversecommuter

New Year’s Cleanse

No green juices involved, unless you so choose to sip some delish juiced veggies while reading this post.

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New Year, New You.  Time to take a break from the parties, the cocktails and all the other parts of the decadent life.   Why not do the same to your wardrobe?

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Closet Cleanse 2015!   Pull those pieces that you have not worn in over two years, and put them in a box.  Seal the box with tape, label it with a sharpie and record the date, all the while sniffling back the tears as you say adieu to those overalls, suede pants and fluorescent anythings.  Put the box in the attic / basement / garage / etc, and revisit it in six months.  If you’re closet resembles anything like Cher Horowitz’s (aka Alicia Silverstone in Clueless) then do 3+ boxes!

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If you haven’t missed any one piece uncontrollably, as in waking in the middle of the night tear-streaked cheeks from sobbing into the pillow yearning for that mustard yellow pilled sweater, then give that box of previously passionately loved clothes to a charity of your choice.

Incidentally, this is a picture of the closet at Teen Vogue’s office – dare to dream people, dare to dream!

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Funny reversecommuter story: my husband had a meeting at The New York Times and accidentally got off on the fashion floor – can you imagine?!?!?!?  He said he realized that if I had been with him he probably would never have seen me again!  LOL & painfully accurate!!!!

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Go reward yourself with the purchase of something that has been sitting in your Moda Operandi or net-a-porter wish list.  Maybe something in Pantone’s Color of the Year Marsala? Purging never looked so good!

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2014 Fashion Blog Recap a la ‘burbs!

Happy New Year!   SO excited to see what 2015 will bring!

Here is a look back at 2014.

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See you next week!

xo reversecommuter

O.W.O. Turtle What?

O.W.O. (One Weekend Outfit) is all about a conundrum of mine…

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Why is it called a turtleneck?

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Granted it delivers warmth but why the testudine reference?  What does the rolled neck sweater style have to do with a hard shelled slow moving turtle?

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And do not even get me started on all the lumps & bumps that come seemingly attached to  sweaters!!

 

Fashion & Finance Friday!

End of the week is THE best reason for bubbles in a flute!

Christie Brinkley is launching her own skin care line.

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Christie is 60 years old, looks atleast 25 years younger and is an established successful business woman with not only modeling and Cover Girl on her resume but also perfume and costume jewelry.  Her skin line, Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare will launch on HSN (brilliant move uber successful super model) and be distributed through Kohl’s in March 2015.

 

Tomas Maier and Diptyque have launched a collection of candles inspired by Palm Beach.

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Gorgeous scents and pretty pretty palm trees combine on the black glass containers offering three scents, Old Mantauk Highway, Palm Beach and West District Road.  Salt water, firs, wild iris, jasmine, lemon and lime are just some of the inspirations richly entwined in these candles.  Happy to report reversecommuter has bought two of the three…need to leave something for Santa to put in my stocking!

Art Basel is December 4-7 in Miami.  Fendi is already planning their pop-up shop,

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Harper’s Bazaar is hosting a pop-up at the Soho Beach House (yummmaroooooo location!)

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and Del Toro, Chrome Hearts and Rick Owens have all contributed designs for Alchemist’s AIRBALL collaboration.

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Can you feel the artsy fartsy fabulousness?!!?!?

Test drive your Art Basel outfits this weekend, hit a gallery and sip some more bubbles – it is the weekend after all!

xo reversecommuter

Fashion & Finance Friday!

BOOO!!! It’s Friday & Halloween!

Pharell has once again CRUSHED IT in regards to what everyone has attempted to do.

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Adidas has launched the collection by Pharell and equality is the name of the game, and it is delivered in exquisite fashion.

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Price points vary reflecting material choice, for example a satin jacket is considerably less than the leather version.

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Click here to get your melon jacket and lime green Stan Smiths…or visa versa!  Don’t be blue, another wave of Adidas Pharell awesomeness crashes online December 1st (Attention Santa!!!!!!!)

photo courtesy of W Magazine

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Diane von Furstenberg is hyping the wrap dress once again and this time in California.  As a direct result of her IMMENSELY successful wrap dress exhibit in Los Angeles (click here for a refresher) she is going to open three new California boutiques.  One shop will be dedicated to the wrap dress – such a fun cool concept!

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reversecommuter ALWAYS grabs a DVF wrap dress when I have a “i-don’t-have-anything-to-wear moment of crisis!

Nike obliterates the competition with their technology and reverse commuter is the proud owner (and creator) of possibly THE SICKEST b-ball shoes ever thanks to NikeID.

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Nike brand president Trevor Edwards has pushed the technology envelope since joining Nike in June 2012, and one of the company’s target areas is women.

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reversecommuter is proud to be a willing victim – the technology on the website decimates anything else currently on the market and it is SO fun to use!  Make your own here!

Pop the champs, get the costumes on and enjoy the ghouliest of Halloweens!

xo reversecommuter