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 am a goal focused person.
A great t-shirt reminder never hurts! Suburban Riot’s t-shirts are a favorite go to of mine. Inexpensive, fun fashion pick me ups.
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!
Yigal Azrouel is the perfect man. He is handsome, charming, talented, single and he surfs. He was in the Israeli military and recommends sit ups, push ups and running as the best workout. Surfing is his passion, and it allows him to decompress after presenting his collections.
Some may call him a unicorn in the fashion world.
This weekend Yigal is previewing his Fall 2016 Collection at the Greta Luxe boutique in Wellesley and mixing with the housewives.
Thursday night he was mingling and adding his gorgeous personal touch to every advance purchase of a line that is oozing with decadence. To say there was a line up would be an understatement. The intimacy was electric.
A full length lace off the shoulder dress with burgundy and greens wafting throughout in a romantic weave quickly caught my attention. Holiday season 2016 the bar has been raised!
Yigal Azrouel’s Fall 2016 Collection’s main inspiration was the Black Rose. Subtle, rich, hidden yet still representative of love. The clothes continue to deliver his love of decadence, texture and drama. The leathers and furs sourced from Italy and France are quite possibly the best offered by an American designer, collection after collection.
Rushing out of Greta Luxe to hit the baseball and soccer fields (as is the role of suburban mama), I giggled in the rain as I ran in Yigal Azrouel top and my stilettos, reliving how I had just played dress up with a handsome fashion designer unicorn!
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.
What is cuter than a furry accent?
The quickest fancy fix for any outfit, especially during the Holiday Season! How about a furry sleeved sweater at a ridiculously appealing $49 from Nastygal?
Faux or Fur, whichever makes you happy!
Add a furry keychain to your bag for a little surprise. Fendi is the master of the furry monster key chains at $850!
Gucci fur lined mules will make any outfit EXPLODE into a different stratosphere of style!
Or maybe the mink pompom lace up sandals from Gucci (or be really greedy and get both!)
Pair an animal print faux fur jacket ($94 at Neiman Marcus Last Call) with a simple white t-shirt, add leather jeans and stilettos and prepare for an onslaught of mistletoers!
Classic is in!
That is the message delivered in New York this week by a majority of the presenting designers.
Proenza Schouler rejigged the double breasted blazer, opening their show with a sleeveless jacket wrapped up in a Pussy Galore meets the KFC Colonel’s skinny black bow tie. Nothing represents classic fashion more than black and white.
The spectacularly sexy cool white designs found in Jonathan Simkhai’s Spring 2016 Collection should make every woman deliriously happy! The cut and style flow and ooze with style.
This could get dangerous!!!!
Michael Kors is THE gentleman of classic clothing. His Spring 2016 Collection is clean, forever fashion that glided across the runway and made buyers, editors and fashion lovers drool! The simplest design with the cleanest of lines in the very best of fabrics and colors.
Kors also brought out a bouquet of decadence in brocade floral pieces. The richness in their design and material is beyond compare, and an investment in his clothing guarantees a healthy roi!
Budget wise Michael Kors also offers a lower priced line, Michael Michael Kors which is always influenced by his ready-to-wear designs. So these fashions will easily translate into mall shopping!
Tomas Maier aka Mr. Miami, is all about linen, full skirts, maxi dresses, shirt dresses, pinks and reds. Simple one piece dressing – perfection in ease and style.
Simple one piece dressing – perfection in ease and style.
Now if we can all just ride out the 70’s vibe for Fall 2015…
There was a pity party happening in the suburbs.
Fashion blogger and style editor couldn’t go to NYFW. Too many commitments in my other role as a mom.
Luckily Vogue.com, instagram and the grooviest online fashion feeds allow me the super human combination of being super mama and fashion obsessed blogger all in a day’s work!
Christopher changed fashion forever when he permitted a live feed of his fashion show in February 2010. Before this landmark event fashion shows were strictly for buyers and editors and certainly NOT for suburban moms!
The greatest luxury is being able to watch live video feeds of the shows (hello phenomenal new playlists!!!), translate the fashions into suburban mom-speak and write posts for the blog, news sites and magazine, all while running the corporation of home, husband and children!
Seriously add it to your workout playlist NOW!
Other designers tapped it back in the form of nineties artists, Willie Nelson and of course using the appropriately titled “begging for threads” tee hee!
Tune in tomorrow for a posting dedicated to the simplicity of Spring 2016 Fashion. Imagine that!
Happy Almost July 4th Weekend!
I decided to celebrate early to give you a last minute chance to overnight a cute outfit for the loooooong weekend.
(reversecommuter’s red Rosie Assoulin pants are from the Spring 2015 Collection)
White belongs to Jonathan Simkhai (the SIGH is silent in his name but OHSO there in his clothes!).
His white cutout oxford dress is the perfect piece to take you from picnic to pier to fireworks!
Blue is all about ALC’s Santo Sleeveless Dress. Can’t you just see yourself zipping around the corners in your antique convertible, scarf tied hair, racing to get to the party?! Classic elegance and ease wrapped up in a sale price!
Raise the champs flute to the Red White and Blue, and while you are at it, celebrate you!!!!!!!