New Column by yours truly in The Boston Globe in a special fashion feature this weekend!
New Column by yours truly in The Boston Globe in a special fashion feature this weekend!
I went, I saw, I conquered. NYFW Spring Summer 2017 was my first. Attending NYFW was one of my primary goals when I started reversecommuter.com. To know me is to know that setting and achieving my goals is my raison d’être.
Appropriately Jonathan Simkhai‘s show was my first. He is one of my absolute favorite designers, and being personally invited to his show was a major high point not quickly forgotten.The show was packed with instagram’s hotshots, Olivia Palermo, Ashley Graeme, Jamie Chung, Kylie Jenner, Joe Zee and Brad Goreski to name just a few. Jonathan Simkhai has quickly skyrocketed to super designer stardom, and so very deservingly.
This show was inspired by the Watts Towers in LA, an architectural creation of 17 interconnected structures built with garbage over 34 years – there are still some brand identifying labels to be seen on pop bottles!
This collection delivered a more polished version of his trademark cutout silhouettes, denim and Italian lace designs.
SS17 collection’s ivory, silks, chiffons, satins, navy blues (yup, my absolute fave), soft baby blue chambrays and the textures, ruffles and tears made the n models’ movement beyond spectacular.
The casting was exact with models in light, natural makeup, straight hair loose with undone unexpected braids scattered about.
Jonathan Simkhai‘s line is found in Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Intermix, Saks Fifth Avenue and at www.jonathansimkhai.com. This scattering of high end retailers is all in walking distance in NYC.
Trust me, I was searching for these gorg camel & navy pieces while attending NYFW and marched for miles to find them. Sadly they haven’t even been delivered yet and so reversecommuter is attempting fashion patience – so not my strong point!
This might seem like a rather high end selection of retailers but his price point in comparison to his creations is kind to the fashion consumer. It is rare to find a talent this rich offering his designs with a price tag we can all reach.
This SS2017 collection is all about layering and everyday luxury.
In case you are wondering these are my absolute favorite two looks from the runway show.
I was also invited to his After Party at a nightclub called The Blond.
I mean, how could I not go?!
Pirates love this detail.
Sailors too. Luckily land-locked designers are fully embracing this too!
Monroe’s white lace up gives a major refresh to the perfect white tee.
Apparently Alexander Wang is all about this trend with this entertaining Spring 2016 cotton sweater. Is it just me or is this THE ultimate baseball sweater?
Equipment’s cotton lace up blouse (ahem – totally on sale right now!) is a fantastic addition that will carry right into the Fall!
Alexander McQueen’s mini dress has a sporty take on the lace up detail that screams summer!
Clearly this dress would be THE one piece wonder packed in that holiday suitcase, slap a pair of gladiator sandals and run from the beach to cocktails to dinner!
All that laces up doesn’t go in the front. Take Red Valentino’s flirty black coat with the lace detail in the back.
This coat would look phenomenal all dressed up OR paired with a favorite pair of jeans. That sounds like a perfect purchase!
Jonathan Simkhai’s Pre-Spring lace up sleeved blouse is beyond on trend – it is everything.
Slip off the blazer in the middle of the meeting – yup, even if it is a bake sale meeting, PTO meeting or an actual board meeting – these sleeves will Tie It All Up!
Being chosen to review luxury products in the wide world of blogging is a lovely compliment.
Receiving a box of products you already use, and pay for without hesitation, is like Christmas arriving in Spring!
SK-II is a skin care product line that’s main ingredient is sake, specifically Pitera.
The youthful hands of aged sake brewers were the trigger for the SK-II scientists, something in the sake was responsible.
Seriously, sake. Needless to say it was not a hard sell to lure in reversecommuter. KONNICHIWA! (welcome!)
The SK-II facial treatment essence is a crucial part of my daily skin care. Easy to pat on right out of the shower, it smells yummy and moisturizes without ever feeling heavy. It’s as moisturizing as slurping coconut water or splashing in the ocean!
After I get dressed – sometimes the process of finding something in the closet of nothing-to-wear can take a loooooong time – yet my skin is still dewy and ready for a moisturizer to seal all that in for the day. Truly, DEWY is my ultimate goal – I live in New England for pete’s sake! Sake not Sake (punny right?!)
In a world of multiple step processes for everything we do from hair, skin, even multiple layers of clothing, a one step wonder is a welcome addition. SK-II, “Arigatou Gozaimasu!” (thank you very much!)
One of THE biggest and funnest trends for Spring 2016 is shoulder baring clothing.
The simplest piece in any wardrobe is a great dress.
Insert the shoulder baring option et Voila – Sexy Spring Style!!
Budgets need not beware.
The trend is delivered on both sprectrums of the dollar sign. #rejoicingbudgets
Purchase a shoulder showing top NOW! Add jeans or a great pair of shorts – mine are from H&M, top is from the incredible Tanya Taylor.
Lingerie is no longer just an underneath pleasure!
Lacy racy frilly bits are all over the runway, Spring & Summer 2016 Collections. reversecommuter is obsessing huge for Dolce & Gabbana’s pajama party ad above.
Celine has dedicated it’s Spring ad campaign to a gorgeous, simple black and white slip dress and patent ankle boots. Who couldn’t rock that outfit? Who doesn’t love simple?
Celine’s entire Summer 2016 Collection is a veritable cornucopia of lingerie inspired deliciousness that delivers images of patios, cocktails and heat waves!
Not ready for a full frontal slip dress? Baby steps people. A camisole under a blazer with jeans or wide leg culottes during the day, then va-va-va-voom it up you little vixen for an evening look without the jacket.
Lace making too bold a statement? Equipment has a streamlined slip dress that borrows from the tank dress. Jean jacket, clutch and go!
NYFW is in full swing and reversecommuter is at the beach. Literally.
The timing of fashion week always baffles me. The middle of the coldest winter month, which also coencided with my children’s school break. How is this blogger supposed to sneak away to New York during THAT week?
Happily Vogue, Tim Blanks, Instagram and the Internet are all willing to work on my behalf (lol) and keep me posted while I focus on swim, sun, surf and all things beachy!
Jonathan Simkhai presented his Fall 2016 Collection yesterday and dare I say it was one of THE best presentations!
Jonathan has created a niche using geometric cuts and lace in his deliciously designed dresses and knits. Fall 2016 continued this but in a more wearable way. His dresses were less crop top more hot wives who lunch. Wearable but with a major statement of style and strength.
Bustiers and slip dresses complemented with luxurious furs delivered fantasy level date night outfits. His romantic sensibility met body conscious sex appeal in every piece, by adhering to the age old adage of keeping somethings left to the imagination.
Trapped at home with a sick little one? Soothing a sad sniffling sweet pea? No worries, you can still look killer while enjoying cabin fever!
Old school Adidas striped track pants are EVERYWHERE for Spring 2016. Grab them now and strut strut strut.
Add a Zara denim shirt on top
and a cute knit hat from The Third Piece and boom – Dr. Mommy is rocking it fierce in the ‘burbs.
MOTHER denim’s The Dropout Fray (worn with bare feet) will make you believe it’s summer, simply add a light cashmere sweater and a smile!
Pajamas just for bed is so yesterday, or at least last night! Piamita’s silk cherry pajama top is the epitome of the cherry on top!
Just don’t let anyone wipe a runny nose on a dry clean only!
Rosie Assoulin is my designer girl crush.
reversecommuter has coveted from afar her designs, her creativity and her crazy cool ruffles since she launched her line in 2014.
The 2015 CFDA WINNER earned her fashion wings under such designer legends as Oscar de la Renta and Lanvin’s Alber Elbaz.
Are you beginning to appreciate the master level of the ruffled wonder?
Brilliant colors, cuts that flow and billow, pants that beg for a surfboard while simultaneously sashaying down a runway. The elements Rosie incorporates into her clothing illustrates her ease in identifying the women who she designs for – moms, wives, professionals, busy whatevers with complicated lives who LOVE fashion.
Rosie’s bff is none other than Leandra Medine, übererest of all über fashion bloggers. Leandra wears Rosie beautifully, by incorporating the high end line into low priced pieces from her closet.
reversecommuter is willing to share a teeny tiny fraction of Rosie’s wonderfulness with you. Invest in a piece or two or twelve and be confident knowing your Rosie will look fantabulous now, next year and the years after that!
Designers are slicing and dicing…
and the results are sexy, summery and spectacular!
Alexander Wang sliced up the back of his stretch crepe mini dress in perfect summer sky blue.
Stella McCartney got her hands on a pair of scissors and snipped up a cotton ribbed-knit dress in a champagne yellow that begs for a heatwave, but is so simplistically perfect reverscommuter would wear it now!
Donna Karan New York’s cutout jersey top smacks of eighties’ roller skates and disco, updated perfectly for today.
Jonathan Simkhai’s Spring 2015 Collection shatters the definition of cool with pieces that combine skillfully designed clothes with clever textures perforated, cutout and resembling shards of shattered glass.
Everyone in celebrityland is wearing his and it is no wonder why!