September Stripes

Nautical stripes make me think of summer.

So what better way to deny its over than to extend the stripes into September? Maybe a Saint James long sleever or just add a jean jacket on top of the maxi dress if going out in the evening…ideally for a date night without the mini me in stripes!

Apologies for missing a day, I am traveling and don’t have access to the Internet – it’s crazy!!! Promise to post as possible!

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NEED WANT!

As in for real, seriously, absolutely MUST HAVE!!!!!!!!!

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Celine Winter 2013/14 Ankle Boot Rider in Dove Grey. Obsessed. Phoebe Philo you are a genius!

Fashion & Finance Friday!

Hot Diggity it’s Friday in the Summer!

Vince is the next designer that is thinking of becoming a publicly traded company, and the plans to expand Vince’s retail presence is proof.  NYC is now home to a flagship Vince store that is over 3000 square feet – that is a lot of Vince!

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GREAT NEWS!   H&M has decided to re-enlist David Beckham to sell their undies with a new Fall campaign.  Here is a sneak peek at what every 38 year old man’s abs should/could look like.

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Joe Fresh is launching Joe Fresh Kids in all 700 J C Penny stores, and the kick off was putting up an orange grove in Times Square.  It was very orange, and executives at beleaguered J C Penny have their fingers crossed that lots of people will buy Joe Fresh Kids – not only to increase the charity donations directed at school focused causes but also to rally the stock!

Live large this weekend and dress spectacularly!

xo reversecommuter

Thirsty isn’t Stylish

What is fashionable about 1 in 9 people on this planet not having access to clean water?  Nothing.  What is stylish about carrying a 40 lb jerry can for over an hour to get clean water?  Absolutely nothing – trust me, those jerry cans are REALLY HEAVY!!!!!

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This man is stylish.  Philanthropy is in always in fashion.  Scott Harrison, founder of charity:water which has raised over $100 MILLION in just seven years.  Fashionable is renting an old plane, getting tech GAZILLIONAIRES such as Melody McCloskey of StyleSeat, Ed Turner of Facebook,  Divyank Turakhia of media.net and Oliver Ripley of Black Ocean and getting them to pay to go to the unpaved mountain villages in Ethiopia to build wells.  Click the blue to read about this trip.

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Fashionable is W Hotels hosting “Walk with Purpose” charity:water’s waterwalk – a runway of sorts where participants carry jerry cans (HEAVY jerry cans) down a runway to raise money for clean water.

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W Boston hosted “Walk with Purpose” last night – what a PHENOM event!  The crowd was in full party mode with outfits ranging from bright sunny yellow dresses to suits to floral shorts to short sleeve plaids and even leather leggings.  Clearly Boston is not prepared to let go of summer quite yet!

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This event was truly an eye opener to how heavy water is and how fashionable clean water is. The facial expression below is not an exaggeration!

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Gorgeousness Abounds!

reversecommuter has never been much of a secret keeper…

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so it really should not come as much of a surprise that I HEART CFDA designer Jonathan Simkhai and his gorgeous designs too! (click here for a gentle reminder). I was lucky enough to meet him at a trunk show hosted by W Boston and LOUIS Boston (best store ever, truly). The owner and fashion clairvoyant extraordinaire, Debi Greenberg, was one of the original store’s to write an order with Jonathan. Thank You DG!

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Fall 2013 does not change the level of love…

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well maybe it has increased just a smidge!

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Patterned grids of loveliness, sweaters offering contrasting classics, leather, quilted leather, leather & pony hair shirts (OHEMGEEEEE!), skirts that deliver fantasy waists, yellows and blues and blacks, dresses that ooze with the near impossible mix of sex appeal and class.

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Click here to go to Jonathan’s website to drool to your heart’s content!

 

Checkmate!

Perhaps it is my background – working in the financial sector makes a girl yearn for glencheck and houndstooth patterns, especially when considering her fall wardrobe, even though it is DEFINITELY still summer.

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Black and white checks are huge this season, but the really great news is that classic patterns never go out of style.

British Vogue just profiled this outfit from Marks & Spencer…Yes, I did just use British Vogue AND Marks & Spencer in a sentence!

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M&S sweater and pants are each priced at a modest $54.85!  Click the blue, buy them and have them shipped across the pond!

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Net-a-Porter has some fab options such as this fun TIBI sweatshirt.  FYI the word sweatshirt has been altered this season, think style piece not ripped old grey thing put on when needing comfy clothes!

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Rag & Bone’s velvet houndstooth jeans are divine!  Click here to get happy!

 

 

Runway Strut with Purpose!

reversecommuter is walking the runway…in bare feet and carrying jerry cans!

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Clearly this is not for Fashion Week – but it should be!  Wednesday August 21st at the W Boston is hosting “Walk with Purpose” to raise money for charity:water, a non-profit that provides drinking water to developing nations with 100% public donations.

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I read an article in the New York Times a few weeks ago that really peaked my curiosity.  It was about Scott Harrison, founder of charity:water, taking a bunch of actors, activist and techie ka-zillion-aires to Ethiopia on a water mission.  Click here to read the NY Times article that started my new obsession.  Scott was a nightclub promoter in NYC in an earlier life and can probably make water sexier than Evian!  Who else could hire an old plane and fill it up with the likes of Matt Mullenweg (hello co-founder of WordPress), Nathan Hubbard (ceo of Ticketmaster), Tony Hawk & Sophia Bush and set off to Ethiopia?  Imagine my surprise when I was invited to W Boston’s WaterWalk?!?!

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The W Global  Music Director, Michaelangelo L’Acqua will be spinning the WaterWalk – so you just know that SoundHound and Shazam apps will be VERY busy that night.  Dare to dream there will be a playlist provided!

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He has had Jessica Biel, Sophia Bush, Jessica Alba, Seth Myers, and other Hollywooders strut their stuff on the Waterwalk, and now it is reversecommuter’s turn….

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If you are near Boston and want to come support this phenomenal event, please rsvp to W Boston.