Fashion & Finance Friday!

Apologies on the late posting – my palapa hut has spotty internet service!

Fall RTW 2013 Collections were happening this week in New York, once the snow drifts were trucked out.  Highlights include gorgeous coats, leather, and color – Yes, COLOR in Fall Collections – COOL!!!!!   Catch phrases included glamor, sophisticated, cool, luxurious.  reversecommuter is looking forward to working those elements into a fall wardrobe – such as this leather gorgeousness from Marc Jacobs!

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Oscar de la Renta sent out a robin’s egg blue coat that was beyond drool worthiness.  Of course it was designed by John Galliano, formerly of Dior, hopefully fully cured of his anti-Semetic slurs.  Ideally he can offer up sensational designs and keep his bigotry to himself.

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The much anticipated return of Galliano’s clothes to the runway brought an impressive who’s who including Mario Testino, Barry Diller & wife Diane von Furstenberg and Valentino – WOAH!

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Lot’s and Lot’s and Lot’s of orange boxes must have been dolled out over the holidays – Hermes announced their quarterly numbers were up 22.5%!  Viva the orange!

Have a wondrous weekend filled with atleast one delirious outfit and a glass of champs!

xo reversecommuter

Fashion & Finance Friday!

F-R-I-D-A-Y!!!!!!!!!!!!

H&M is going Big in the Big Apple.  Really Really BIG!  The Swedish retailer has announced plans for a new flagship, their biggest store in the world.  It will be a 57,000 square foot store!  5th and 48th will be transformed into H&M corner, the store will offer 6 floors of merchandise – that is a lot of shopping potential!  And this H&M will sell their home collection as well as clothing, (click the blue to peruse).

DVF has brought in a big gun!  Joel Horowitz (former Tommy Hilfiger business partner and CEO) as co-chairman of Diane von Furstenberg.  Industry insiders suspect that the reasoning behind this addition is that an IPO (Initial Public Offering) is in the future.  What this means is that DVF may become a publicly traded company – reversecommuter wonders if the ticker DVF is available?

Speaking of Diane von Furstenberg, her husband, UBER BUSINESS MOGUL Barry Diller’s former company, HSN (Home Shopping Network) is celebrating it’s 35th birthday.  HSN rakes in over $3 BILLION annually in sales – that is a lot of tv watching!!!

reversecommuter had the pleasure of working with HSN a few years ago and it is the most incredible operation.  Located in St. Petersburg, FLA, the compound resembles a Hollywood movie set and is unlike anything else.  Everyone gets around on go carts, there is product storage warehouses the size of condo buildings, and the level of professionalism was truly inspirational!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY HSN!

Have a SENSATIONAL weekend!

XO reversecommuter