Fashion & Finance Friday!

Beach, sunshine, toes in sand, Shan bikini, happy children, happy reversecommuter… Happy Friday!!!!!!!!!!!!

Choupette is about to earn her tender vittles by being the “face” of Shu Umera‘s new campaign.  Not Kidding.

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Shu Umera (maker of THE best eyelash curler ever!!!), will launch SHU-Pette (get it, not CHOUpette but SHUpet (as in Shu Umera) for the 2014 Holiday Season.  The Holiday Collection make up line will most likely include furry fake eyelashes and some incredible winter white/siamese white colors.  Le Meow!

Westfield WTC (the real estate management behemoth who will open the new World Trade Center in the financial district in NYC, has just announced the signing of a  REALLY COOL tenant.  CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund will be THE pop-up shop, offering a rotation of CFDA winners, past and present, selling their dreamy designs to the masses cruising by.

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Public School, Jonathan Simkhai (yup, reversecommuter loves the man and his clothes!), The Row, Alexander Wang, Philip Lim etc, will all be selling designer wear to the masses that cruise by…or at least the one’s with incredible taste in fashion!

Enjoy the weekend – pop the champs, pull out the good clothes and rock that outfit like nobody’s business!

xo reversecommuter

O.W.O. (one weekend outfit)

“Dirty Little Driving Secret” is my attempt at a Public Safety Message to help others avoid wedge-affected driving!

 

reversecommuter can drive in stilettos without a problem, but these rockstuds are driving duds!
 

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So slap on a pair of Havianas, drive safely, then pop on the gorgeousness before exiting the car!

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Summer Do!

reversecommuter is a commit-a-phobe.

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I would love to have the guts to change up my hair every season, but I don’t.

do3 Annually in May & June I toy HARD with the idea of cutting my hair drastically – usually a la Bardot (click here to review last year’s BIg Change…NOT!).  Is Bridget Bardot ridiculously perfect in this shot or what?!

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Think I might have struck gold this year with my 2014 Summer Do and it is short…and pinned up.  Queue the chicken noise…

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Twitter allows GIFs as of 06/18/2014 so here is reversecommuter’s vlog-a-bration!  Whoop Whoop!

 

 

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O.W.O. (one weekend outfit) is all about summer black…

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Sounds like an oxymoron but it isn’t.  Just keep the fabrics light, such as the silk in the Jonathan Simkhai slit godet top.  AMAZING staple in the wardrobe fyi.

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This top has such great swing, kind of a great choice for date night!  But I think I will refrain from the goofy facial expressions…

IMG_2330So…my husband may or may not be over the paparazzi!

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Fashion & Finance Friday!

Thank the powers above, the weekend has arrived!!!!!!!!!

Bergdorf Goodman (aka my mecca) is about to get a facelift, starting with the 6th floor.  Rumor has it the space will be transformed into an emerging talent incubator, replacing sportswear and lingerie.  Shopping will not be affected nor will hard hats be mandatory.

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With up and coming talents like Jonathan Simkhai, Public School and Rosie Assoulin (reversecommuter’s crazy big fashion crushes), an area dedicated to emerging talent is a BRILLIANT idea.

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Top Bloggers are raking in the dough-ray-me!  According to an article this week,the tippy-top of the blogosphere aka Bryan Boy, man repeller, Elin Kling etc, can command up to $50,000 for a personal appearance and even get up to $3000 for a sponsored instagram posting.  Bryan Boy’s quote = a great definition of fashion happiness to the NTH degree: “I’ve made enough to live comfortably and be able to not wear samples and buy my clothes retail.”

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Designers & Sponsors, In case you need to track me down to initiate negotiations… instagram is reversecommuter and twitter is reversecommutr (when you wish upon a star…..)

CELEBRATE every single moment this weekend and raise the champs flute to all the little things in life that bring love.  HKT I am talking to you my friend.  MWAH!

xo reversecommuter

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
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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

 

Big Pants

Not in size!

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Palazzo pants silly!   Palazzo Pants are best worn while hanging out in your Italian palazzo a la Peggy Guggenheim

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Peggy Guggenheim’s Venice Palazzo

but what the heck, let’s rock them in the ‘burbs!

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Wide leg pants that flow so easily for now (maybe with a plain white t-shirt and a cropped jean jacket)…

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Etro Palazzo Pants

and for later in the hot summer months…

2014 Spring Rosie Assoulin

Rosie Assoulin Palazzo Perfection!

Rosie Assoulin (aka manrepeller‘s bff) offers up this season’s ULTIMATE palazzo pant – drool/pant/dream!

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Rosie Assoulin DRAMA Palazzo

Palazzo jumpsuits by Jonathan Simkhai and La Prestic Ouiston have patio seating and rosè sipping written all over them…

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La Prestic Ouiston

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Jonathan Simkhai jumpsuit a la Palazzo

Zara is in the Palazzo Pant game too with a user-friendly under $100 price tag…

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Zara Pleated Palazzo’s

Click the pics to go straight to immediate retail therapy session!

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!

France, Furniture & Fashion…Oh My!

reversecommuter has a really good friend who has a really good knack at fun giftees…case and point the FNF big green book:

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Thanks to Roche Bobois (reversecommuter’s absolute fave French furniture – remember the blogger chair obsession?) I can add another designer to the FNF big green book – Samuel Vartan.

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A fashion event with bubbles, fab French furniture, gorgeous people, red carpets & a step and repeat, all in the ‘burbs?!?  Mais oui, s’il vous plait!

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Armenian born, French Canadian raised, Boston based Vartan’s designs are predominantly body hugging jersey dresses, but his suiting is stunning!  There was a soft grey long blazer & cigarette pants, a royal blue sport jacket and pants, and a white suit that would have all been very happy in my wardrobe!

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Merci Beaucoup Roche Bobois!

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Jeans, T-shirt and a Skirt

Technically the jeans item is a jean jacket, but updating the jeans & t-shirt look for Spring is a great excuse to bring out the skirts. skirt1 Swing style is big for Spring 2014.  Movement is the key word.  Cue silly video…

Jonathan Simkhai’s flirty swing skirt is one of my new fave staples – it can be dressed up or down – like way up with stilettos and a silk tank or way down with flip-flops and cotton tank.  That is the sign of an incredible piece!  Click here to go get one! skt J Crew has a couple of fun flirty skirts in solids & florals, all at an easy price point too.  Click each picture to go get some retail therapy!

J Crew $128

J Crew $128

J Crew $128

J Crew $128

 

J Crew $88

J Crew $88

ps TOTALLY loving ZekeStringer’s medallion necklace which arrived as a fabulous surprise!  Many Thanks!

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ZekeStringer medallion