Chapka Chic

Boston has survived Juno and is now a veritable winter wonderland. IMG_6672 So now the obvious problem is how to look good while keeping the ears warm! (once that is solved the bags under my eyes will be tackled…) IMG_6673 Chapkas, otherwise known as Trapper Hats seem to be all over the place.  Eternally gorgeous Elle Macpherson chose the Chapka in Aspen. article-2526809-1A364C1100000578-811_634x900 The price range is anywhere from under $100 all the way up to north of $1000, depending on what it is made of.

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Pologeorgis Coyote Fur Hat @ Bergdorf’s

Fur or faux, fox, rabbit or synthetic, this is the style to beat the brrrrrrs!

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Canada Goose Mr. Porter

Obviously Bryan Boy’s brilliant orange Trapper Hat had to be included, mainly because it’s his!

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Bryan Boy for Adrienne Landau Trapper Hat @ Kirna Zabete

The faux fur options are just as plentiful with a simple google search!

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Imposter Faux Fur Hat @ Barney’s

Click the pics to go get a little online retail therapy – very therapeutic after numerous snow days!

Fashion & Finance Friday!

Thank the powers above, the weekend has arrived!!!!!!!!!

Bergdorf Goodman (aka my mecca) is about to get a facelift, starting with the 6th floor.  Rumor has it the space will be transformed into an emerging talent incubator, replacing sportswear and lingerie.  Shopping will not be affected nor will hard hats be mandatory.

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With up and coming talents like Jonathan Simkhai, Public School and Rosie Assoulin (reversecommuter’s crazy big fashion crushes), an area dedicated to emerging talent is a BRILLIANT idea.

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Top Bloggers are raking in the dough-ray-me!  According to an article this week,the tippy-top of the blogosphere aka Bryan Boy, man repeller, Elin Kling etc, can command up to $50,000 for a personal appearance and even get up to $3000 for a sponsored instagram posting.  Bryan Boy’s quote = a great definition of fashion happiness to the NTH degree: “I’ve made enough to live comfortably and be able to not wear samples and buy my clothes retail.”

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Designers & Sponsors, In case you need to track me down to initiate negotiations… instagram is reversecommuter and twitter is reversecommutr (when you wish upon a star…..)

CELEBRATE every single moment this weekend and raise the champs flute to all the little things in life that bring love.  HKT I am talking to you my friend.  MWAH!

xo reversecommuter

Karl, Je Comprends!

Finally someone who speaks my language, and WHAT a someone it is, none other than the King of Fashion, Karl Lagerfeld!

Chanel Fall 2014 was presented today at the grocery store, aka Le Grand Palais aka in the ultiimate-fantasy-level land of reversecommuter!

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Why not run to the groc shop right after the gym?
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Yes, sometimes reversecommuter has a day date with my husband at the groc shop!  It’s actually kind of fun doing everyday things on a day date – reinstalling the magic with the help of the mundane!

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This show encapsulates every single word, picture and post that reversecommuter has created in the past 2 years, and I am SO HAPPY that King Karl has parlayed that into Chanel’s gorgeous appropriately tweedy & chained fall collection.

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Why not dress up a little, every single day?!

CHA_0287.450x675One very simple question on two items:  When can I buy the sneaker/boot hybrid and can I pretty please buy one of those groc shop baskets?!??!?!

Thank you to Natalie Massanet, Bryan Boy, Christie Binkley, Style.com and Instagram for the images & videos!

Fashion & Finance Friday!

T.G.I.F!!!!

Go Canada!!!!  Sak’s Inc. has been purchased by Hudson’s Bay Co.  As mentioned on reversecommuter (click here for the original post), Hudson’s Bay Co. went public in October 2012, and I really thought it was a good purchase – now that little Canadian stock will have both Lord & Taylor and Sak’s within it’s bundle!

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Sak’s Inc. was purchased for a modest (!!) 2.4 BILLION, and according to my husband we definitely contributed to that price tag – funny, isn’t he?  🙂

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H&M USA is now an online e-tailing machine (took you long enough!!!!).  Launched on Thursday August 1st the website offers online shopping but there are some restrictions – namely free delivery BUT shipping on returns is not.   Also, returning merchandise to the store is not allowed.  Click here to try it out!

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Bryan Boy (I seriously heart this fabulous Canadian fashion machine – I like to think of us as kindred Cnd Fashionistas!) is one of the judges for the social media campaign created to celebrate the US launch of H&M’s e-commerce site, H&M’s 50 States of Fashion – click the blue to read all the details.  Click a pic of you in your fave H&M purchase, post it on Instagram with the hashtag #HMShopOnlineNY.  You could win $1000 shopping spree at H&M and a trip to NYC for Fashion Week!  WHOOP WHOOP!!!!!!

Enjoy the weekend – dress up in something ridiculously fab, squeeze the ones you love and raise a glass of champs to all that makes you happy!

xo reversecommuter