Classy Classic

Classic is in!


That is the message delivered in New York this week by a majority of the presenting designers.


Proenza Schouler rejigged the double breasted blazer, opening their show with a sleeveless jacket wrapped up in a Pussy Galore meets the KFC Colonel’s skinny black bow tie.  Nothing represents classic fashion more than black and white.

Click here to watch the Proenza Schouler Spring 2016 show – it is a lesson in fashion magic.


The spectacularly sexy cool white designs found in Jonathan Simkhai’s Spring 2016 Collection should make every woman deliriously happy!  The cut and style flow and ooze with style.

Jonathan Simkhai New York  Fashion Week RTW Spring Summer 2016 September 2015

This could get dangerous!!!!


Michael Kors is THE gentleman of classic clothing.  His Spring 2016 Collection is clean, forever fashion that glided across the runway and made buyers, editors and fashion lovers drool! The simplest design with the cleanest of lines in the very best of fabrics and colors.


Kors also brought out a bouquet of decadence in brocade floral pieces.  The richness in their design and material is beyond compare, and an investment in his clothing guarantees a healthy roi!

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Budget wise Michael Kors also offers a lower priced line, Michael Michael Kors which is always influenced by his ready-to-wear designs.  So these fashions will easily translate into mall shopping!

Tomas Maier aka Mr. Miami, is all about linen, full skirts, maxi dresses, shirt dresses, pinks and reds.  Simple one piece dressing – perfection in ease  and style.


Simple one piece dressing – perfection in ease  and style.


Now if we can all just ride out the 70’s vibe for Fall 2015…

Fortuna for Us!

Fortuna is the Roman Goddess of luck, and is the inspiration for Diane von Furstenberg’s Spring 2016 Collection just unveiled at NYFW.


This was the first painting Diane ever bought, it hangs in her bedroom and represents freedom, nature, beauty and individuality, and luckily for us brought forth this dazzling collection.


The Spring 2016 DVF Collection delivered bright colors (hot pinks, turquoise, white, gold, navy blues, cherry pinks and golden yellows), textures and tassels a plenty and flowing goddess worthy dresses, crop pants and jumpsuits.


The greatest part of DVF is the woman herself.


She inspires greatness, she delivers beautifully crafted clothing that is approachable in price and her sexy effortless pieces are easily wearable in everyday life.


Move over Fortuna, there is a new goddess in town and her initials are DVF!

Boatload of Bikinis!

Living on a boat for a week demands a fairly specific suitcase.

MARELLA - Aft Deck



That is all.


But a serious selection so as to avoid repetition.


Shan is reversecommuter’s absolute favorite, as has been demonstrated on numerous occasions!


Australia’s Triangl is set to hit $60 MILLION in sales this year.  Not too shabby for a newly engaged couple who started the neoprene bikini biz after their second date!


Triangl bikinis are only about $90 US and come in a neon rainbow of styles and colors!


Marysia Swim is a new line on reversecommuter’s bikini radar.  Scalloped details and brilliant styling make this designer someone to watch!


Marysia Swim’s founder,  Marysia Dobrzanska Reeves is also a surfer so it is safe to assume that her designs will stay on in the water!

E. I. E. I. Woah!

Summer dressing just got a lot easier!


Overalls + whatever you want underneath!


Bikini, tank top, white t-shirt, flip flops, strappy heels, clogs…Mix it up!


MOTHER denim total drop out overalls (reversecommuter has been obsessing over these) the perfect wash, just the right amount of distressed denim and the perfect boyfriend cut capri combo.


Not to mention how much fun it will be to style these with suede and fringe in the fall!

Mom Speak Fashion Translation

Versace’s Fall Couture 2015 was etheral.  The best dressed rockstar fairies ever!


Chanel’s Fall 2015 Couture was terrifically tweedy and fantastically luxe.


But what exactly are moms’ supposed to wear to go pick raspberries?


We deal with runny noses, messy love filled hugs and toppled ice cream cone sticky kisses.  Donatella and Karl don’t really design for these.


reversecommuter adores high end fashion, and loves translating it into everyday speak.  Fashion is fun, not intimidating.  Fall Couture’s message thus far is a softer color palate and a more classic take on clothes.  But it is summer now, so brighten up your outfits with some color and a smile!  Slap on a pair of silk shorts and a tank top, grab a cute pair of sandals and a floppy hat and work that runway of life like nobody’s business!

Straight Up

L’Oreal Paris has launched  Advanced Haircare Smooth Intense Ultimate Straight, a four step product line.  I have straight hair that has magically started to form weird kinky parts and curls that have never ever appeared before.  I wondered if this new line of hair care would unkink the kinks…

reversecommuter was asked to review the line, and that is where the fun started!

Step one – go to SoulCycle and workout like a fiend to get your hair really really really dirty!


ew…stinks and kinks…


Step 2 -Lather Up!  This is my cheeseball “and I’m worth it” pic


Shampooing, an early morning art form!

The shampoo smells great (as does the entire line) and is not too heavy which is a good trait if you are not into the greasies.

Step 3 – No need to lather-rinse-repeat as there are 4 products to use…just move on to Smooth Intense Ultimate Straight Boosting pre-conditioner

This step is new to me but seemed to enhance the conditioner when applied.  Not sure if it is necessary for me as my hair isn’t super curly just annoyingly kinky.

Step 4 – Conditioner

reversecommuter is a conditioner junkie – meaning there are usually two or three different bottles on the go at one time in a Goldilocks kind of approach : not too oily, not too heavy, not too light #pickypickypicky

L’Oreal Paris’ Smooth Intense Ultimate Straight Straightening Conditioner smells like a bouquet of lilies, doesn’t feel oily or greasy and is not too heavy on the hair.

Step 5 – Styling Balm

I like the idea of the balm as a protector from the heat, and if it can help to unkink the weird kinks in my hair then this is one step I will be sure not to skip.


All in all I was impressed with the unkinking result Smooth Intense Ultimate Straight delivered, and even more impressed that it kept the kinks away for over 48 hours.
* please note that I did not receive payment just the product *

Olive You Man!

As in “I Love You Man”, as in “I Love You Rick Owens, and your olive and earth tone clothes!”


California dude relocated to Italy and built an incredibly sexy line of arguably the most sensual body hugging clothing.


Look at this top – seriously, how could you not want to completely envelope yourself in this?


Rick Owens single handedly redefined the biker jacket.  reversecommuter is lucky enough to own a brown leather one…


but clearly the suede version is quite delicious and perhaps needs to find it’s way to my closet.


Not to mention those crazygood wedge boots that are oh-so-obsession-worthy (trust me on this, two years in and still absolutely on my mind as fall 2015 potential ankle wedges…)


The Rick Owen creation is limitless in life span and (here comes the fabulous part…) a Rick Owens piece is an easy peasy addition that makes an outfit.  Gorgeous clothing that doesn’t need directions.  What. Is. Better. Than. That.?  Nada.