Fashion & Finance Friday!

Happy 4th of July!!!!!!!!!!!!

Never underestimate the potential of your clicks & pics.  Marc by Marc Jacobs’ Fall 2014 ad campaign is gorgeous AND made up entirely of Instagram pictures submitted by everyday peeps.

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Marc by Marc Jacobs announced a competition which was answered by followers from all over the world, and the winners represent Australia, South Korea, USA, England, Uruguay, etc.  The winners star in the campaign, and after watching this video, reversecommuter is kinda in love with a bunch of them!

http://video.style.com/watch/cast-me-marc

CFDA ran a contest prior to the CFDA Awards in May and asked instagram followers to submit a pic wearing something from one of CFDA’s 400 members.  The winner scored a highly coveted ticket to the CFDA Awards Gala – fyi those tickets are valued at over $25,000 (click here for more info on that!).

ROWRRRRRRRR the Leopard King is hungry for foreign money.    Roberto Cavalli is looking for investors to inject 450 Million Euros into his company, but Investcorp pulled out after questioning the valuation of the company.

Cavalli poses before the start of his Spring/Summer 2014 collection during Milan Fashion Week

Poor clinging design kitty did not succeed in attracting the Middle Eastern moolah he was hoping for.  Investcorp, based in Bahrain, reversed it’s interest after recognizing that Cavalli is a brand that has yet to explode in the uber desired Chinese market.

 

reversecommuter would like to wish everyone a VERY Happy & Safe Fourth of July – put on some Red, White and Blue – and don’t forget to drop a little strawberry/blueberry combo into the bottom of the champs flute!

 

 

 

 

 

Daisy Dukes For Mamas?

Nope, not a typo.  And not a blog posting on milfs either… just a mommyblogger’s love of fashion and the necessity for fashion to fit life.

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As in Daisy Dukes that aren’t quite too short, but still qualify :)    Mamas need to bend over ALL the time!  Click here to find a great on sale selection at Rag & Bone.

DD1 reversecommuter hit a farmers’ market and scored the last blueberry pie – WHOOP WHOOP!!!!!!!!

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Gotta go get it and the wilting veggies home…

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Be Jewelled

Lanvin does it, merci beaucoup Alber Elbez!

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Miu Miu has been doing it for three seasons and counting…

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and Miuccia continues to bring the bejeweled because it works, Fall 2014 with Swarovski crystals on the sneaks!

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reversecommuter completely digs it…and all sparkly bits for that matter!

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NormCore

reversecommuter has a new fave word.  NORMCORE.

Victoria Beckham Fall 2014

Victoria Beckham Fall 2014

 

Norm Core = The kind of luxury so stealth that the person wearing the item may be the only one (other than the designer) who knows how luxurious it is.

Givenchy Fall 2014

Givenchy Fall 2014

In other words, buh-bye label whores, hello intense style and quality.

Jonathan Simkhai Fall 2014

Jonathan Simkhai
Fall 2014

Kirna Zabete, Hirshleifers and net-a-porter are perfect examples of retailers who completely embrace NormCore…and coincidentally are reversecommuter’s all time obsessive fave boutiques!

The Row Fall 2014

The Row Fall 2014

 

O.W.O.

Work Work Work…

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staining the teak furniture in the backyard really builds up a thirst!  YAY iced coffee!  YAY awesome family for working so hard!

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Equipment shorts are almost as amazing as their shirts.  Comfy, cool and cute – the three Cs!  Clearly qualifies as O.W.O.

Happy Monday!

Kinky

What the heck is this?

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Hormones are to blame.  Apparently after a pregnancy the hormones can alter your hair – it can go dark, light, curly or ahem…kinky.          In. Just. One. Place.

Kink1Predictions for Fall 2014 Hair Trends include The Hair Tuck, whereby you tuck your ponytail into a scarf, shirt or coat.

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The Mohawk Braid is another biggie.  I am kinda digging this one!

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Chanel’s crimped, tweed twined ponytail was the closest do I could find to give me a little kinky-hair-hope.

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Hair Trends for Fall 2014 have yet to mention the word KINKY but reversecommuter is on standby.

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Fashion & Finance Friday!

It’s a LOOOOOOONG Weekend!!!!  WHOOOP WHOOOP!!!!!!!!!!

Ever wondered by Monaco’s Charlotte Gasiraghi has been the subject of Gucci’s equestrian ad campaign?  Yes she is an accomplished rider but it actually goes a little deeper.  Gucci loved Grace Kelly (Charlotte’s grandmother), the Italian design house created the Flora scarf for her.  The Gucci Museo in Florence offers a fascinating review of the fashion house’s archives, and the Flora scarf is one collection not to miss.

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reversecommuter has visited the Gucci Museo in Florence a few times – a friend of mine suggested it was a return to the Mother Ship – loved that!

Target has to find some new hoops to jump through.  Wall Street spanked the discount bulk retailer and sent their shares down 2% after Target released it’s first quarter numbers.  Analysts want Target to get back to what Target did best – bringing in customers.  Wall Street does not believe in the designer collaborations, and reversecommuter is whole heartedly in agreement!  Fast Fashion is never the answer.  Focus on inexpensive paper towels and cleaning supplies and leave fashion to the experts please!

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Proenza Schouler had a Target collection when they were starting out and wanted to maximize on the marketing exposure Target would offer.  When Jack & Lazaro visited Boston in 2013, they were the first to recognize they would probably not do something like that again and were not particularly proud of the product.

Enjoy the loooooong weekend – that means put on something pretty and pop the champs!

xo reversecommuter

J’Adore Dior Too!

Just like Charlize, J’adore Dior…

Dior SHOES that is!  Click here to view the collection.

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Clearly multiple pairs is the answer!  :)

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Soccer Mom Sass

Suburban mommy life can be…monochromatic at times.

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POP a little color into the outfit for an unexpected splash of happiness to add to soccer practice, baseball games, swim meets, car pooling etc etc etc…Make it a good purchase, use it and love it for a few years – case in point, Ralph Lauren espadrilles.

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And if orange shoes aren’t your thing, absolutely invest in a tube of Dior’s Addict Fluid Stick  – easiest, sexiest, vampiest, most brilliant color addition to your wardrobe!

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Confession Time -  reversecommuter returned to the Dior makeup counter 2 days after I bought my Dior Addict Fluid Stick, to get the lovely salesperson to explain how to open the lipstick part…DUH!!! The lipstick is just a decoration!!!

O.W.O. Skin

Traffic Jam in the ‘burbs!

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O.W.O. this week is all about the simplicity of a dress.  One piece = easy peasy outfit!

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Leather is big for Spring 2014 AND for Fall 2014.  Balenciaga, Gucci, Yigal Azrouel, Fendi, Akris, Chanel, Jonathan Simkhai  - all the cool kids have skins in their collections!

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Translation – buy now, wear now and later!  Amortize that purchase peeps!