Cold as a Witches What?!

Winter has officially arrived.  Coldest week of the year here in Boston right now.

Seriously, this blogger needs a palm tree.


There is a silver lining to this cold bleak grey week.  I blame German dockhands for my happy warmth.


Wellenstyn jackets were originally made out of sail cloth, a material strong enough to withstand wind, cold and damp.  It’s like the shipyards of Hamburg are sister ports with Boston.  Brrrrrrrrrrr Frauline!

Glencheck, navy blue, camel, black, royal blue, metallic, grey, red, lime green, what’s your pleasure?  Any choice will deliver delirious warmth, perfect for building snow forts or surviving snowball attacks!


Waist length, car coat or bomber?


Down, faux fur, three in one shell with a vest to wear once it all thaws out?


Done, done and done.  There is even room to dabble in the mens section if you want a different cut.  Or surprise your man with a crazy warm winter coat!


There are now four Wellenstyn stores in the US, one in California, one in New York City, and two outlets, one in Chicago and one in Wrentham, MA.  Jackets at the outlet run around $400-600, and worth every single penny when the temperature is zero – not including wind chill.  #hatewindchillmorethanbangs


All Wellenstyn jackets are either waterproof or water resistant – this is very good news for anyone who lives where “Nor’Easter” is part of the forecast!  Plus each jacket style has its own adorable name.  Obviously “darling” called to me.

“Schneeauber” means snow magic in German.  reversecommuter thinks Wellenstyn may be a perfect synonym.

 

 

 

Fashion & Finance Friday!

Sunshine, Derby Juleps and the Weekend!  Trifecta!

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Women’s Wear Daily (WWD) has been printing fashion news daily since 1905.  Until April 24, 2015 that is.  WWD has now morphed into a weekly publication that launched Wednesday April 29th.  To celebrate this HUGE publication, WWD Weekly dropped SIX different covers with some extremely fascinating fashion stars!

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THE MOST beautiful picture of Alexander Wang gracing one cover,

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The Olsen Twins (aka The Row) on another cover,

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Proenza Schouler gorgeousness on another cover,

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Scottish designer Christopher Kane,

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Sacai’s Chitose Abe and

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J.W. Anderson (with possibly THE best profile picture ever).

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#WWDWeekly has caused quite the murmur amongst those in the fashion world who start each day with an expresso and a read of the daily.  Fret not Fashion Pets, there is a new digital daily edition that will be emailed to existing subscribers, and now there is yet another reason to celebrate Hump Day as that is when the weekly will come out!

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Lucky Magazine (*full disclosure – reversecommuter is a contributor) has announced that their social media maven of an editor, Eva Chen, has announced she will be leaving the magazine.  There is also an unconfirmed rumor that the magazine will be going completely digital!

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As a result of the editor and possibly editorial changes at Lucky Magazine, the upcoming May 7th Lucky FABB bloggers conference is postponed – bummer as reversecommuter had just booked a equally FAB hotel room at the W and was planning outfits…

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File under Fun Fact:  Did you know that John Paul DeJoria (handsome dark haired owner of Paul Mitchell hair products) is also the owner of Patron Tequila?  His annual income of 2.8 BILLION is a testimony to an awe inspiring drive – he started Paul Mitchell with a $700 loan.

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reversecommuter not only loves the smell of Paul Mitchell’s awapuhi shampoo (seriously, give it a whiff) but I am officially obsessed with the work ethic of this man – I have a new hero!

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Enjoy the weekend – slip those perfectly pedicured piggies into something open toed and raise your silver julep cup to all the drop-dead hats and outfits at the Kentucky Derby!

Sunshine & Scales

Animal prints, a basic addition to any wardrobe.  Why not bring out the animal instinct with the Sunshine?

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Snake print in a blue hue from Equipment.

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Paired up with a pair of Gap shorts (not every piece needs to break the bank!) and a pair of patent Lanvin ballet flats.

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Now go cheer on that baseball /  soccer / lacrosse game Super Mom…but don’t forget the SPF – only the clothes are snake like, not your skin!

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Fashion & Finance Friday!

First day of Spring and it falls on a Friday!  WHOOOP!!!!!!!!!!  

(reversecommuter will not even comment on the fact that it will snow here in Boston later this evening…)

Cavalli trumps Pucci – it is ON in Italy!  Roberto Cavalli announced this week that Peter Dundas will return to the casa de Cavalli after a hiatus from the house of animal-print-body-hugging-plunging-cleavage designs, where he worked between 2002 through 2005.

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Dundas was the creative director of Pucci from 2008 through to this February’s Milan Fashion Week.

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Pucci moved quickly to report that MSGM’s Massimo Giorgetti will be Dundas’ replacement.

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“Dramma” – that is drama in Italiano!

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“Pavement Cracker” Kanye has done it yet again, and Choupette is pissed!  Kanye West X Adidas out clicked Chanel and any other collection during the fashion weeks, the closest second was Chanel by 1 MILLION!!!!!!!!

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Naturally the Yezzy Boosts are all sold out.

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Should be interesting to see what happens to the rest of the ahem…collection.  If you cannot fight the urge to purchase, Barney’s just announced they will be carrying all the yeeziness!

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Put that black turtleneck in the very back of your closet, pull out the brilliantly bright stilettos and celebrate the end of winter with a click of your heels and a clink of your champagne flute!

xo reversecommuter

Itty Bitty It Bags

Gucci Spring 2015 Collection pieces are everywhere.  Suede horse bits of deliciousness are peppered through the pages of magazines, both editorial and advertisements.  Ironic considering this was Frida Giannini’s final collection before being ushered rather quickly out the back door,  (Click here for more on that).

But I digress…

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The really exciting sugar cube from the home of the sexy Italian horsebit is the Itty Bitty It bag.  Specifically the Lady Web, a mini chestnut suede shoulder bag with the iconic green & red strap.
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Fun fact!  Did you know the original 1950’s green & red Gucci strap used on loafers and bags was created after the underbelly girth in a horse’s saddle.
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The Lady Web is priced at $2100, feel free to whiny at that!
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Prada has captured reversecommuter’s heart with its hot pink itty bitty Saffiano Mini Galleria Crossbody Bag in Peonie.
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One quick stop at the Prada Soho boutique and Cupid did his dirty work on me!
Paris Fashion Week officially fermè-d yesterday, and Miu Miu delivered a thunderously significant show.
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Perhaps the cutest bolt of thunder was the itty bitty Miu Miu IT Bags.  File the Top Handle Bag under “ICANTEVEN!”

State of Emergency!

reversecommuter is not just talking about the blizzard of 2015…

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actual dogs not snowballs

but rather which of the tennis outfits flaunted during the Australian Open will reversecommuter choose?!?!?!?

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deserted snowflakey Boston

adidas by Stella McCartney is an all time have of mine, and the Spring 2015 collection thus far is responsible for keeping this love affair going stronger than a January snowmageddon!  Spain’s Garbine Muguruza worked the new separates against Serena Williams.

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Nike is all about bright yellow, neon green and pink.

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Both Nadal and Serena were perfect models.  How fierce is that dress accompanying those muscles anyway?!?!?  The dress is not yet available through NIKE,  although the arms are attainable…at the gym!

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Sharapova’s daring red OZ nike dress with that fantastic open back has single handedly (and back handedly…teehee) answered the what to get for Valentine’s Day question!

 

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Twitter, Instagram and Facebook were all temporarily down today, but happily TennisExpress.com held strong and I was able to “in basket” like a tennis pro!

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Fashion & Finance Friday!

The loveliest part of a long weekend might just be the super short week that follows.  Happy Friday!

Gucci announced that Frida Giannini’s replacement as Creative Director is

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….her former assistant, Alessandro Michele.

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uhm…that is not how you spell Tom Ford.    I even checked the Italian/English dictionary.

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Converse sued 32 companies in the fall of 2014 for trademark infringement on their ICONIC Chuck Taylors.

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Some of the companies include Ralph Lauren, Skechers, Walmart, Ed Hardy etc.  Ralph Lauren has agreed to a settlement agreement and will destroy 35 different styles of shoes that smack of Chuckies.

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Chuck Taylor’s were born in 1917, so perhaps this imitation is just forgery not flattery.

Suddenly excited to put on my new Wildfox & follow directions!

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Enjoy the weekend!

XO reversecommuter