Fashion & Finance Friday!

Wasn’t it just Monday?  No Complaints here – Welcome to the Weekend!!!!!

Bottega Veneta knows a good thing when it has one, and it has for 13 years and counting!

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Tomas Maier has been the (ridiculously handsome) creative director at the luxe leather weaver, as well as carrying his own line and boutiques.

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Maier’s designs for his own label are all about classic form, streamlines and structure.  Investing in his pieces is a wise play as there is very little trending about his clothing other than classic design.

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Tomas has just opened a shop in NYC, to compliment his East Hampton and Palm Beach locations, and reversecommuter knows exactly where she is headed next New York jaunt!

Harvard Business Review just released it’s list of the Top 100 Performing CEO‘s, and retail has a huge positioning!  Please keep in  mind reversecommuter’s background is finance, so this merging of my two worlds (fashion & finance) makes me a little giddy!

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Luxury fashion houses were not on the list at all but there were a few solid retail representations nonetheless.

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Jeff Bezos, amazon.com’s leader is #1  / Japan’s Fast Retailing is #11(J Brand, Uniqlo, Theory are some of their better known lines) / TJX #51 (Maxxinistas everywhere rejoice!) / Nordstrom #54 / Macy’s #66 /Adidas #73 / Nike #76 / and closing up the rear in a most sparkly form, Tiffany #92.  HBR’s list is a great read, hit the link to see for yourself!

Happy Weekend – raise that flute, enjoy the bubbles and wear something special just because!

xo reversecommuter

Furry, Short & Pumpkins

reversecommuter is toying with the idea of boots.  Denying the arrival of fall is useless, it is getting cold, feet need to be adorned in an assortment of leather loveliness.  Still in complete, mad, deep love with my Celine boots but there is nothing wrong with adding a new pair or two this season.

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Variety is key to happiness after all.

Fendi Shearling

Fendi Shearling

Short….

Moncler Sandrine

Moncler Sandrine

Furry…

Donald Pliner Devi

Donald Pliner Devi

Overlapped leather…

Gucci Tess

Gucci Tess

No collection is complete without a horse bit or two.

Decisions decisions….

O.W.O. Knit Wit

One Weekend Outfit, grey sky and chilly.

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Knit pants are everywhere, think Fall 2014 Marc Jacobs, Chanel, and more!

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Now think Joe Fresh at 49.00, suddenly everything seems a little sunnier!

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O.W.O – Chopped Wood, Turkey and Houndstooth

O.W.O (One Weekend Outfit) is a casual three piecer that incorporates ripped jeans, houndstooth and a biker jacket.

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Lanvin flats are my favorite – versatile, comfy and perfect for this fall weather where it is too cold for open-toed-anything and too warm to fully commit to boots.

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Happy Canadian Thanksgiving!!!!

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xo reversecommuter

O.W.O. DenimSquared

O.W.O. (one weekend outfit) is all about denim.

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reversecommuter used to steer away from denim on denim for fear of being one acid wash accident away from tragic.  Picture it.  Shudder.

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Designer’s have upped the denim game, the cuts, the colors, the styles, the textures, the rips and whiskers, all have cured me and now the possibilities are endless.

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Think about it – overalls, denim jackets, jean shirts, layered, interspersed with accessories to play up the look and deepen the blues’ hues.

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Fashion & Finance Friday!

King Karl shot is right out of the park as per usual on September 30th during PFW.

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The knit pant trend a la Chanel and Marc Jacobs was prevalent on the runway, as were bullhorns for a rambunctious closing in the form of a fashion protest!

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Looking to learn more about Chanel, such as what King Karl thinks or what playlist Michel Gaubert put together (great to use when putting together dinner party playlists), or even what Choupette is up to?  Visit ChanelNews.com and click away to your misplaced-parisienne heart’s content!

Stuart Weitzman is known for his over-the-knee boot, aka the 5050 leather in the front, micro spandex stretch in the back (think of it as the mullet boot!).

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Now Stuart is going for #ROCKROLLRIDE über fashion-focused wild abandon weekend away gorgeousness in the form of a video directed by Julia Restoin Roitfeld, a model and daughter of Carine, former editor of Vogue Paris and absolute fashion muse.  Poppy Delevingne, sister of model of the moment Cara, and Dylan Penn, model and daughter of the ultimate Princess Bride, Robin Wright, star in the video.  reverse commuter is beyond LOVING this video, the fashion, the music, the editing, it all just works seamlessly, barely noticeable is that you are being sold a pair of boots!

Design your very own pair of the Lowland online here, and obsess over the video all day long – you are very welcome.

Pack a picnic, including a flute and a bottle of champs, wear amazing boots, throw in a little fringe, and make your own version of the video this weekend!

xo reversecommuter

Fashion & Finance Friday!

Still warm enough for open toe shoes and it’s Friday – Double Whammy of Awesomeness!

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Victoria Beckham opened her first store yesterday in London and it is an environment of beauty worthy of her luxe line.  The architecture, the lighting, the cascading videos walls showcasing her fashion shows, the clean lines throughout and the simplicity of the clothing presentation is jaw droopingly perfect.

reversecommuter cannot wait to experience 36 Dover Street in London in person.

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Alber Elbez is a genius in clothing design and in understanding women.  He prepared for Lanvin’s Paris Fashion Week show by sitting in cafes watching women walk by, busy in their lives.  Alber realized that to women fashion is “all or nothing”, and the collection reflected this brilliantly.

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Elbez also brought back a few of his favorite models to walk the show to help celebrateLanvin’s 125th anniversary.  He stated that the more experienced models (aka older) didn’t need nearly as much makeup as the younger crew.

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Alber weighs the success of a dress by whether or not he can see the model’s face.  reversecommuter LOVES this!  You know that moment when you put on an outfit and you feel invincible, gorgeous and positive all at once?

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So does Alber Elbez and that is how he creates.  Tremendous reason to increase my obsession with Lanvin.

Live this weekend like you don’t have children that wake up at 6am.  Pop the champs with wild abandon that definitely does not reflect all the chauffeuring, sports activities, playdates and chores that await you the next morning!

xo reversecommuter