Fashion & Finance Friday!

Yup, it really is here.  IT’S FRIDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The KING of Happiness, Pharrell Williams, is teaming up with Adidas for a capsule collection.  Expect minions and Vivienne Westwood-esque Canadian Mountie hats – I kid.

This collaboration should deliver amazingly clever pieces, based on his level of fierce creativity and that LUX leather black & white adidas jacket Pharrell wore for the Oscars.

Pharrell performing at the Oscars

Pharrell performing at the Oscars

Marathon training has me sports clothing obsessed..NIKE just launched a capsule collection with Japanese artist Yuko Kanatani, and it is BEYOND gorgeous!

images-1 reversecommuter is now officially on a mission to locate one of these outfits for the marathon…please wish me luck as the collection is not available in North America!

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Fashion watchers should tune into the Dubai World Cup on March 29th.  Not only is there a $5 MILLION purse for the race, but the outfits promise to WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Contests for best dresed include the Jaguar Style Stakes (winner gets a Jaguar 2014 F-type for a year), and the Longines’ Most Elegant Lady will receive a Longines Conquest watch with 30 diamonds!  Click here for the Dubai World Cup Dress Code Booklet to help plan your outfit.

Dress up, cheer up, pop the champs and celebrate everything that makes you happy!

xo reversecommuter

 

Fashion & Finance Friday!

Hot Diggity it is finally here!!!!  Happy Friday!!

Fashion reporters make news too.  Sartorialist favorite Bruce Pask for instance, (nope, he isn’t just some impeccably dressed dude who happens to always get snapped!).

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Pask, formerly the men’s fashion director for the New York Times, has joined Bergdorf Goodman as the most magical retailer in the universe’s men’s fashion director.  CONGRATS!

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And not to leave out the ladies, The New York Times has scooped Vanessa Friedman, ultra classy fashion editor of the Financial Times, as fashion director and chief fashion critic.  Vanessa will be replacing UBER fashion journalism institution Suzy Menkes, who announced she was leaving the NYTimes last month.

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CFDA announced it’s nominees for this year’s Designer of the Year awards in NYC March 11th, at a DVF hosted bash.

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Women’s Designer of the Year is up for grabs between Marc Jacobs, Joseph Altuzarra, Alexander Wang.

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Men’s Designer of the Year is a battle between Public School (YAY!), Rag & Bone and Thom Browne.

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Accessory Designer of the Year is a PHENOMENAL KNOCK DOWN DRAG OUT between The Row, Proenza Schouler and Alexander Wang.

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This year’s host is the eccentrically moustached John Waters, and the magnificent man of all this sexy, Tom Ford, will be honored for Lifetime Achievement.  CFDA what a powerfully packed event June 2nd promises to be!!!!

Pop the champs, throw a strawberry in the flute and enjoy your fancy self!

xo reversecommuter

The Winner Is…..

I know the suspense is killing you…..

just click the blue to learn who won the Sub Urban Riot KALE sweatshirt!

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!

xo reversecommuter

 

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O.W.O = One Weekend Outfit.

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Went into Boston’s South End yesterday for a little promenade, lattes and a red velvet cupcake for the little dude (big siblings out at various play dates).

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The THAW has officially begun, which in Boston means the snow begins to melt and the salt is still inches deep on the streets – do not wear the good boots out!

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Now that winter is on the way out, reversecommuter is getting all reved up about Spring Collections and a big ol’ dose of retail therapy!!  Jonathan Simkhai’s quilted pony hair bomber from Fall ’13 reminded me of his incredible Spring Collection.  There really is no simple explanation of how reversecommuter’s mind works!  :)

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Bought an awesome new cookbook on my walk – have to share as it is meatless Monday, and this cookbook is vegetarian deliciousness!  Click here to get it!

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Speaking of vegetarian…Don’t forget to like reversecommuter’s FaceBook page to be entered into the KALE sweatshirt giveaway – click this blue phrase for all the details  - contest over tomorrow!

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Usually the beginning of Lent means Spring has sprung.

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Slightly sprung Spring at least by now….

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reversecommuter is not known for patience – understatement!   Clearly drastic measures are necessary.

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Coat off, bare legs, enough with the winter!

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Tall boots, pleated skirt = more versatile looks while winter takes it’s sweet time finishing up.

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Kirna Zabete (purrrrrrr) has a couple of super cute skirt options – buy now, wear throughout Spring & Summer too!  Click here to get into the swing of Spring!

ps Don’t Forget to like reversecommuter’s FaceBook page for a chance to win Sub Urban Riot’s KALE sweatshirt – click here to get the details!

Free Kale!

Bet you didn’t see that coming! ;)

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The most awesome & generous dudes over at Sub Urban Riot in downtown L.A. (click here for more info) have given reversecommuter a Kale sweatshirt to giveaway to one of you!

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Just go to reversecommuter’s FaceBook page and like it – it’s easier than force feeding someone their greens! If you are already a FB fan, you are automatically entered.  Click here to be transported to FB faster than Vitamin K can make you stronger!  Contest winner will be announced Tuesday March 11th.

Super Good Luck!!!!

xo reversecommuter

Suburban Kale

Sub Urban Riot is a so-Cal label that is getting a ton of press right now for their celeb favorite KALE sweatshirt.

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Their Cali-Casual attitude is reflected in their line and their Downtown L.A. shop.  They instruct their customers to “Ditch the car, lose the big box retail, forget the suburbs…ride a bike.”  It is like music to reversecommuter’s ears!

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Personally reversecommuter is digging the men’s collection, especially the RIOT zip up hoodie, the KALE sweatshirt and the KWay Fleece Jacket (hello old school!).  Click to “add to basket!”

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Sweatshirts are the new hottest oldest thing to wear right now.  They have been aroundsince grade school but are enjoying a redefined moment as a fancy dress up item.  Who saw that coming?  Click here for that answer (hint…reversecommuter).

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What is better than a versatile, patterned or phrased piece that adds an element of unexpected fun?  A piece that can be dressed up (add a blazer) or down (cut off jeans & flip flops after a day at the beach).  A piece under $50.  SAY WHAT??!?!!?!?

 

 

k6reversecommuter has a little surprise waiting for you – check in later today for a new posting related to Kale….

And The Winner Is…

Thank you to all of you who participated in reversecommuter.com’s very first giveaway!

Over 146 likes added to reversecommuter’s FaceBook page – cool!  From such amazing faraway spots as Dubai, Italy, Greece, China & Hong Kong, South Africa, Spain, South Korea, Mexico, all over the USA and Canada!

Last night was a fun night in complete with hair up, glasses on, sitting in front of a fire in my fave Marni sweater, and reversecommuter building a spreadsheet, copying & pasting 146 names into little cells, printing, cutting and folding (must confess a glass of chardonnay was my assistant!), and a final draw occurred….

Congratulations Kendall Maggi, you are the winner and new owner of a pumpkin turban hat from The Third Piece!!!!   Ping me your 411 so I can send it to you!

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Thank you for entering and following!  This was SO much fun…think I might do it again really soon!!!

xo reversecommuter

Fashion & Finance Friday!

Last week of January – Done & Done!  Greetings & Salutations FRIDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Here it comes….earnings season, and you know how much reversecommuter loves the numbers!

LVMH had a year of flat growth, with an profit increase of only 0.4%.  Don’t be too blue for the house that Louis Vuitton, Givenchy, Celine, Marc Jacobs, Donna Karan, etc etc. built, they still managed to rock 4.7 BILLION in profits!  reversecommuter thinks that Bernard Arnault and Salma Hayek won’t need to adjust the budget too severely!!

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But this splat flat is interesting in that it reflects China and European luxury markets slowing considerably.  Suddenly vintage is in (aka nobody is buying anything new!!).

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Breach is Bad. First Target, then Neiman Marcus and now Yahoo!  Yahoo announced Jan 30 that some of it’s email accounts had been hacked.  Neiman Marcus is working with federal investigators to provide insight into the 1.1 MILLION credit cards that were hacked over an estimated 3 month time frame.  Target had 40 million customers’ credit and debit card info stolen during the holiday shopping season.

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You know those websites that offer a grading of your password?  Maybe it’s time to start paying special attention to creativity!

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Don’t forget to enter reversecommuter’s first ever give away contest!  Deadline is fast approaching – January 31 midnight est.  Click here to go to reversecommuter’s FaceBook page, simply like it et voila, you are entered!   GOOD LUCK!!!

enjoy the weekend and remember, it is absolutely acceptable to watch the Super Bowl in heels while sipping champs!!

xo reversecommuter

Last Day of First Ever Give Away!

Want to own The Third Piece’s gorgeous pumpkin turban hat?   Midnight EST January 31 and the contest is done.

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Tick Tock  (how divine is the Hublot 5 Million anywho?!?!)

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Have you entered yet?  So simple – just like reversecommuter on FaceBook.  Click here to go straight to reversecommuter’s FB page!

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GOOD LUCK!!!!!!

Wishing you all a Very Happy Chinese New Year!!!  Kung Hei Fat Choy!!!!

p.s. keep warm if you are in the snowy southern states!