Furry Festivities

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?

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Faux or Fur, whichever makes you happy!

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Add a furry keychain to your bag for a little surprise. Fendi is the master of the furry monster key chains at $850!

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Gucci fur lined mules will make any outfit EXPLODE into a different stratosphere of style!

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Or maybe the mink pompom lace up sandals from Gucci (or be really greedy and get both!)

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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!

Fashion & Finance Friday!

Sunshine, happiness and fashion – all on a Friday no less!

Zacky’s back!  File under strange bedfellows, Zac Posen is now the Creative Director for Brooks Brothers, in an attempt to “modernize” their women’s line.

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Good Luck Zac, you might need to call in Nina Garcia & Heidi Klum to tap some of the creativity from Project Runway!

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Oh Solo Mio!  That is a little reversecommuter joke, as Brunello Cucinelli’s head office is located in a small Italian village called Solomeo (insert hysterical laughter here!!).  Brunello Cucinelli recently created a trust in his 2 daughters’ names and transferred the entire company’s money into the trust.

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Brunello created the trust to “ensure unified management” within his company but also to ensure the philanthropic and environmental focus of the company continues into the next generation of leadership.  Click here for more on Brunello and how much reverse commuter LOVES his luxe cashcash.

Wishing you a stupendously fabulous weekend filled with amazing outfits and endless champs!

xo reversecommuter

Light Weight

Yes winter is finally finished…

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but it is still cold despite the mass of tulips exploding all over the place!

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Time to pull out the light Spring sweaters that offer an interesting mix…

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such as cashmere and silk from Brunello Cucinelli…

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or cotton and merino like in this T by Alexander Wang

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or linen and cotton mix from J Crew.

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Not quite as heavy as a winter thick-ribbed kazillion ply cashmere sweater, but just as effective at keeping the chills at bay!

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MAJOR PROPS to my uber-talented 4 year old photographer today!!!!

BUH-BYE BOOTS

reversecommuter is a huge fan of boots, and my ever growing collection of boots proves it!

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Celine boots
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However, there comes a time in every New Englander’s winter when boots are replaced with shoe fantasies dancing in our dreams!

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Icky slushy messy months such as March and April beg for rubber soled shoes or permanent Hunter boots!  And as previously mentioned, reversecommuter is over every single day boot wearing!

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Gucci loafers, classic.  Rubber soles – Italian Genius!

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Fashion & Finance Friday!

EVERYBODY DANCE NOW – It’s Friday!!!

Pitbull has launched an Amazon.com exclusive fragrance collection for both men and women.  Coco Chanel’s parfumiers should be shaking in their tweed adorn boots…not.

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Tom Ford hosted the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund dinner on Monday in New York, where Public School won this year’s top honor.  His speech was full of sound bites of advice, interestingly focusing in on the intense pace expected of designers, which was something another design team in the audience, Proenza Schouler, spoke of when reversecommuter attended an event at Boston’s ICA (click here for more).  With the Fall & Spring Collections now preceeded with PRE-Spring & Fall, plus Resort, the CHURN of fashion creativity offers a potential BURN that designers are well aware of.

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Tom also told a fun story about walking on a nudist beach in St. Barth’s and running into Anna Wintour (she fully dressed, he sans).  Tom leaned in for a very fashion-world-acceptable-kiss-kiss-hello, then realized he was buck naked!  Quite possibly my new favorite fashion story!  Not to mention the visual!!!

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Brunello Cucinelli, the undisputable king of CashCash, just released some gorgeous numbers – profits are up 10% this year.  This small luxury goods company, operating in an Umbrian hamlet named Solomeo that he single handedly restored – if you are ever near Solomeo, PLEASE take the time to experience it – magical!

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He has 720 employees, paid above the national rate, offers them 3.50 Euro subsidized gourmet meals with wine (obviously in Italia!) for their 90 minute lunches and during the recession did not lay off anyone.  In short, this company’s leader cares about his employees and his professional reputation.  Hand crafted luxury cashmere products created in Italy, and now that Brunello Cuccinelli is a publicly traded company, his decisions are having an impressive impact for his investors too – even in this economy when most luxury brands are suffering from price conscious customers.

Have a wondrous weekend – put on that cashcash sweater, and become transfixed watching the bubbles in the flute!

xo reversecommuter