Sensational Simkhai at Saks!

Saks Fifth Avenue hosted the ridiculously fabulous Jonathan Simkhai for a day of style, swings and seriously decadent designer wear.


‚Äčreversecommuter has been consistent in my adoration and appreciation for the design and talent of Jonathan Simkhai


Seriously, take a tour through the past four years of this blog and count the numerous mentions of one of my absolute favorite designers!


Fun story about the white lace top I am wearing – Saks special ordered three of these for the event, and all three were snapped up before 2pm yesterday, in fact we were all trying them on at the same time, three dressing rooms in a row!


Yesterday’s Saks event was tremendous and proves that Jonathan Simkhai is a designer that knows what his clients desire.  Despite his crazy busy schedule, international clientele and mind-boggling success – he danced with Gigi & Kendal for Vogue for Pete’s Sake, he was absolutely in the moment in Boston.


Jonathan was literally running between jam packed dressing rooms yesterday, meeting and greeting his clients as well as offering customized one on one alterations and suggestions.  #fashionswoon!ūüíē

He suggested I try this dress on – so obviously I did!  

Sadly it was too big but perhaps a revisit may occur if an appropriate event pops up on the calendar – I’m thinking of a gala in June…or maybe this white lace and cotton full length dress which I absolutely covet (despite my goofy face in this pic!).



The clothes are decadent, feminine and yet strong at the same time.  Fancy lace detail paired with chambray denim or cotton that allows the client to interpret the way she wants to wear the piece – flip flops, sandals or Stillettos, casual patio lunch or dreamy date night.  This is the attribute that makes Jonathan Simkhai a favorite designer.  This red dress will be a perfect summer piece and I can pair it with gold flat sandals or a heel.  Dressed up or down, a Simkhai piece makes you walk just that little bit taller & happier!


The more I learn about the man Jonathan Simkhai and his incredibly talented, crazy intelligent team the more I own the validity of my four year & counting style crush.ūüíē

NYFW SS 2017 – Jonathan Simkhai

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’√™tre.

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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.fullsizerender-1The 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.

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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!

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This collection delivered a more polished version of his trademark cutout silhouettes, denim and Italian lace designs.

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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.

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The casting was exact with models in light, natural makeup, straight hair loose with undone unexpected braids scattered about.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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This SS2017 collection is all about layering and everyday luxury.

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In case you are wondering these are my absolute favorite two looks from the runway show.

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True Love.

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PS.

I was also invited to his After Party at a nightclub called The Blond.

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I mean, how could I not go?!

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All hail the fur pompom.

  
Seriously THE accessory for Winter 2016.

Prices range from $10 for a street vendor version (perhaps the pompom is synthetic squirrel, perhaps not…),

To mid-range versions offered by Milner extraordinare,  Eugenia Kim.

 
Up to stratosphere versions topped with fox from Loro Piana.

  

Whichever pompom tickles your fancy, know that moms everywhere are rejoicing about all the hats being worn!

  

Bergdorfs Meets Lycra in the Burbs

Bergdorf’s in the burbs? ¬†Dare to dream!

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First thought that popped into my head when I experienced LEGIT activewear, an online and retail boutique in Wellesley, MA, a suburb just west of Boston.


reversecommuter has been upfront honest about my dislike of the unimaginative yoga pants suburban mom uniform.  Legit is here to change it up.


Owner Lisa Goldberg (warning, she will instantly seem like your super fab sophisticated city girlfriend) single handedly tracks down the most intriguing design lines that will shake the lulu lemons right out of their tree!


LEGIT activewear is like the legitimizer of workout clothing.  Designer clothing for actual workouts…it is like the directions on how to wear lycra are found right in the name of the store.  Take what you worked out in off after the activity, but feel free to wear the gorgeous jackets, outerwear, cashmere, etc all day long.


Tennis lines such as Monreal London and Adidas by Stella McCartney, brilliant colors and the necessary tennis white all included.

Banging out those pre-marathon miles just got a whole lot sexier.  Leggings from Lucas High, Michi, Charli Cohen with mesh, neon, ribbing, cutouts, seriously these are the clothes that make you jump out of bed and want to hit the pavement!


Spinning class outfits just got so real you are going to ask them to keep the lights on so your outfit gets appropriate admiration time. ¬†Snakeskin prints by Human Performance Engineering, and Ultracor’s Camo crops and leggings with a shock of brilliant yellow neon beg for a SoulCycle diva showdown extra long class!


Yoginis rejoice! ¬†More Spritual Gangster than you thought possible and Out Incorporated’s mesh side leggings will make the most stylish zen bendy in town!


Pheel blends lycra with metaliics to deliver a superhero feel to any workout, and let’s face it, carving out time to workout¬†is a superhero feat with our schedules ladies!


Cool down jackets and wraps from lines such as Nesh, Vimmia and Alala will make it imperative to run a couple of errands after your workout, too luxurious a statement not to make.


See you at the checkout line…or is that the now Chic-out line?

Ding Dong Bell Bottoms

Bell Bottom denim is THE investment for Fall 2015.

Add a little secret height with a great pair of boots or clogs if you think Bell Bottoms are only for the tall types.  Isabel Marant Etoile Crisi boots even hide the heel for you shy ones ūüôā

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Stella McCartney naturally has THE best bells around.  Must be the Beatle association that helped her create the most flattering 70’s cut available!

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Level 99 has long been a brand reversecommuter has loved – I even tried to convince them to design a maternity jean for my boutique in another life!  Anywho‚ĶLevel 99’s Evelyn Gaucho is beyond adorable and could be the funnest piece of fall denim available! Picture them with adidas Stan’s or strappy sandals or ankle boots and a simple t-shirt.

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MOTHER Denim’s high waisted cruiser is in a wash MOTHER calls ‘bushwhacked’ and that is just what you will be if you don’t invest in a pair of these!

Wondering what to do with your distressed jeans…

  

Red White Blue & You!

Happy Almost July 4th Weekend!

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I decided to celebrate early to give you a last minute chance to overnight a cute outfit for the loooooong weekend.

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RED is for Rosie. ¬†Rosie Assoulin’s red for Resort 2016 is available now at Moda Operandi and practically begs for sparklers!

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(reversecommuter’s red Rosie Assoulin pants are from the Spring 2015 Collection)

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White belongs to Jonathan Simkhai (the SIGH is silent in his name but OHSO there in his clothes!).

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His white cutout oxford dress is the perfect piece to take you from picnic to pier to fireworks!

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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!!!!!!!

xo reversecommuter

Angry Husbands

Every single favorite retailer of reversecommuter’s is on sale!

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Decided if I am going to blow the budget for the month, why not spread the love?

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We can collectively look gorgeous in all our new purchases, while hiding from our husbands until the credit cards stop smoking!

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Someone needs to bring bubbles or ros√® or tequila…

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Why are you still reading this (although obviously I totally appreciate it)?  Start clicking the pics and get your retail therapy on!

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Seriously, what else would be the end result with these on your feet?!?!?!  (parrot not included)

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Aquazzura creates shoes like no other shoe designer.

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Buttery suedes, sexy silhouettes, exciting, unique¬†colors and ridiculously fabulous names…

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allow me to properly introduce you to the “WILD THING”. ¬†Currently sold out but the Florence, Italy¬†based designer told me next week a new shipment arrives at Matchesfashion.com. ¬†Run, don’t walk and get yours!

Cut It Out!

Designers are slicing and dicing…

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and the results are sexy, summery and spectacular!

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Alexander Wang sliced up the back of his stretch crepe mini dress in perfect summer sky blue.

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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!

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Donna Karan New York’s cutout jersey top smacks of eighties’ roller skates and disco, updated perfectly for today.

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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.

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Everyone in celebrityland is wearing his and it is no wonder why!

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Fashion & Finance Friday!

Spring has Sprung, and so has the weekend!

reversecommuter’s jaw has hit the floor! ¬†Jeff Bezos’ Amazon has set it’s fashion goal WAY high with news this week that Amazon might be trying to buy net-a-porter. ¬†THAT IS RIGHT, amazon is trying to BUY net-a-porter.com!

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The deal has Natalie Massenet’s website of fashion deliciousness valued at 2 BILLION euros.

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Massenet chased her dream to be the ultimate online luxury fashion site starting in her apartment (the luscious net-a-porter packaging was stored in her London flat’s bathtub!), and twelve years later sold the company to luxury goods group Richemont for 390 MILLION euros in 2010.

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If this deal goes through, Jeff Bezos will truly earn his title as visionary within the business world.  First books, now luxury fashion, online all the time.  Mr. Bezos, reversecommuter is a little bit in awe.

Planning on a little cooking this weekend?  Why not take a recipe from the brand spanking new Bergdorf Goodman cookbook?

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Berdorf’s released the cookbook this week and the food ideas are nearly as scrumptious as a visit to the second floor shoe boutique – trust me, it is THE closest thing to heaven!

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The recipes include a ton of yummy cocktail ideas (WHOOP WHOOP!),

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loads of salads – ladies who lunch on the 7th floor of Bergdorf’s LIVE for salads, salivate-worthy fish and meat entrees and desserts that include butterscotch brownies – I mean COME ON!!!!!!!!!

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Needless to say, you can buy it on Amazon for a mere $25.

Put the boots in the back of the closet, slip into the strappy sandals and pop the champs – it’s Friday!!!!!!

xo reversecommuter