Blazers & Blossoms

Spring brings blossoms and blazers.

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There is nothing in the world like a good blazer.  It compliments any outfit and hides a multitude of sins!

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It is the perfect piece to add to jeans and a t-shirt.  It is the perfect date night piece to wear over a slinky-spaghetti-strapped-this-date-is-promising kind of top.  It is the perfect piece to wear when traveling (not too hot/not too cold).

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Classic navy and black basic blazers have some fun company this season.  Brilliant pinks, stripes, florals and metallics.  Click on the pics to go directly to the source!

J Crew Schoolboy Blazer in Pink Linen $129 on sale!

J Crew
Schoolboy Blazer in Pink Linen $129 on sale!

Each X Other Striped Blazer net-a-porter $805

Each X Other Striped Blazer
net-a-porter $805

 

MSGM Floral Blazer KirnaZabete $761

MSGM Floral Blazer
KirnaZabete
$761

Oh Lanvin how I am so ABSOLUTELY OBSESSED with this blazer!!!!!

Lanvin Fitted Metallic Lame Blazer Kirna Zabete $3490

Lanvin Fitted Metallic Lame Blazer
Kirna Zabete
$3490

Fornasetti Focused

reversecommuter has a little bit of a ceramic crush…

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on Fornassetti pieces from Italy!

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Originally created by Piero Fornasetti (1913-1988) in Milan, the Fornasetti house is best known for it’s ceramics, specifically the plates.  Piero’s son, Barnaba has taken over the family business (great news for us) and continues the strict control of the images and creative process.

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The plates and some of the furniture pieces created by Fornasetti have the face – and variations of the face – of Italian opera soprano Lina Cavalieri, after Piero randomly found her picture in a magazine.

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The paper patterns drawn by Piero are still used in creating the hand crafted items in the Milano atelier, and the distribution is an intensely guarded process. When you contact the Fornasetti shop in Milan, they will guide you through the purchasing process and how to avoid fakes which litter the resale market.  Deal with a reputable source to maintain the value and authenticity – designer products don’t deserve fake support!

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The products available today maintain the strict creative process originated by Piero while living in Milan – in fact, you can visit the house and intimately walk amongst the books, drawings and music that inspired the creations via the Fornasetti website – reversecommuter’s fave pic is that of Piero drawing outside, inside a bathtub!

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reversecommuter wants to amass a wall’s worth!  And even though the Fornasetti images are created on wallpaper (gorgeousness!!!!!!), I am holding out for the actual ceramic plates!

Jonathan Simkhai Visits!

Jonathan Simkhai came to Boston this weekend to pour me champagne.

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And host a Meet & Greet at Louis Boston…but mainly me and the champs.

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Jonathan Simkhai Spring 2014 is a collection of feminine cuts, playful forms and flattering knitwear that can be ‘everyday incorporated’.  reversecommuter has been a fan obsessed with his clothes since first introduction 2012, and each season the designs improve to a new, unimaginable level.

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The other really incredible aspect of Jonathan Simkhai clothing is the price point, it is client friendly.  LOVE!

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“I know it sounds corny but I have always wanted to do this.  Being a designer is my dream.”  Jonathan Simkhai.

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Lucky for us Jonathan, dreams come true!

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reversecommuter is loving the slit godet tank – silk, sexy, versatile – bound to be a favorite basic in my Spring wardrobe.  The classic cropped turtleneck – ridiculousness reinvented! Jonathan’s knit pencil skirt is quite possibly one of THE most flattering (aka forgiving) knit pieces available!  Click the blue phrases, go shopping and wear gorgeous clothes!

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Fashion & Finance Friday!

Seriously, deliriously happy it is Friday!!!!!!

Celine is growing, and I for one am deliriously happy about it! There is an outlet recently opened at the Woodbury Commons just outside of NYC. (Insert extremely high pitched squeal of happiness by reversecommuter here!!!!!). Celine has also just opened the brand spanking new doors of their new flagship store in London on Mount Street (neighbors to Lanvin, Azzaro, Balenciaga and Goyard!).  Phoebe Philo is also going to fill up 15 additional new shops internationally including Tokyo, Soho, and Las Vegas.  Ahem….Boston please?!!!

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Phoebe Philo
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J Crew might be going public.  Looking for a cash king to come riding into the sunset but not having a happy ending with Japan’s Fast Retailing Co (parent company of J Brand, UNI QLO, Theory and a few others).  Talks ended earlier this week in which J Crew was possibly going to be bought by Fast Retailing for $5 BILLION.  That is a whole heck of a lot of sushi so the Japanese company went Sayonara.  Rumor has it that Mickey is now gearing up for an Initial Public Offering with Goldman Sachs.

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Mickey Drexler & J Crew crew
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Alphabetically very exciting – an IPO for J Crew!  Tee Hee!  🙂

Spring has Sprung so slap some tulips in a vase, fill up the champs flute and dress up in something colorful to celebrate!

xo reversecommuter