Fashion & Finance Friday!

Friday, you freakin’ rock!

Tom Ford is launching fancy schmancy sneakers for Fall 2014 – sign me up!  Sending a message that the current sporting line obsession of the fashion industry is still going strong.  Prices range from $690 to $990, for sneaks that have been hand made in Italian workshops, where the leather is hand polished for three days for the deep patina.  If cost is a concern for these norm core creations, go for the velvet low tops with the modest $690 price tag.

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reversecommuter LOVES all things Tom Ford (click here to revisit the love), and wonders when the women’s sneaks will be unveiled…and for how much.

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DIOR Secret Garden Part 3 has returned to the intoxicatingly beautiful Palais de Versailles.  I love these videos, shot by wonder duo Inez and Vinoodh.

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The bags, the dresses, the shoes, Depeche Mode still singing and OBVIOUSLY the palace and grounds – c’est règal pour les jeux!  reversecommuter is loving the tease Dior has put up on Instagram:

If possible drink pink bubbles while wearing pink at some point this weekend – it’s good to have goals!

xo reversecommuter

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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Beautiful Birkenstocks?

I just don’t know about Birkenstocks.  Lots of cool cats are sporting them this Spring…

Eva Chen is a big birk girl…

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and reversecommuter is not normally known for indecision regarding shoe purchases.  Seriously click here, here, here or here if you don’t believe me.

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And as the only straight girl on the college field hockey team, I am not afraid of labels…especially when WWD is calling Birkenstocks “the brandof the year” – WOAH!

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It’s just despite their sudden popularity, I can’t quite seem to wrap my head around owning a pair of Birkenstocks.   Never say never…Going to try some on today – but first I am shaving my legs.

 

Jean Jacket Love

Nothing like a Memorial Day long weekend to remind you of the importance of the ultimate American wardrobe staple – the denim jacket.

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Quite possibly THE best piece for the summer.  Easy, quick, goes with absolutely everything.  Like wide leg linen pants, and Superga running shoes.

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Oh and the price. that also helps to make it THE best staple.  J Crew has a couple of great choices, each for about $100.00.  Click the pic to go straight to shopping happiness!

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J Crew Vinatge

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J Crew Dark Wash Vintage

Hope everyone had a great long weekend!

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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.

Dior1 Comfort, style and sexy heels too – what more can a girl want?!?!

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Clearly multiple pairs is the answer!  🙂

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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!