Fashion & Finance Friday!

reversecommuter lives in New England and is bracing for over 2 ft (24 inches!!) of snow.  The fire is lit, the entire family is home, the cookies are baking, the fondue pot is ready for a night of deliciousness, never has there been a better day to wear James Perse head to toe (comfy comfy click the blue to check out the site)…so bring it on NEMO!

Speaking of snow, it is the beginning of NYFW and the designers are scurrying around trying to reschedule their shows because of the big storm!  Marc Jacobs announced yesterday that his show was delayed until February 14th (how romantic!).  LaGuardia & JFK announced that all flights into for Friday and part of Saturday have been cancelled.  This could prove to be an immensely costly storm in the fashion world – buyers, designers, vip guests, could all find themselves extending their time in the big apple (not the worst thing that could happen!!!).

C. Wonder, owned by Tory Burch’s ex-husband Christopher Burch, is now also owned by Fidelity.  The investment firm bought 10% for $35 MILLION!  Tory Burch Inc is valued at $3.5 BILLION after 10 years in business.  Her ex’s company is now valued at an amazing $350 MILLION in it’s first year of business according to this deal.  YOWZER!  C.Wonder plans on opening up to 100 more stores (there are now 10) in the next 2 years, and with a much lower price point on merchandise will probably give his ex-wife a run for the money! (Click here to read about the icy relations between the two Burchs in an earlier post).


Andre Leon Talley, Vogue contributor extraordinaire is working on a late night talk show – OHEMGEEEEEEEE!  How fabulous is that going to be?!?!  According to Huffington Post, the production company that created The Office and Ugly Betty is creating the show.  reversecommuter’s tivo is going to be all over that! (click the blue to read the full article)


Have a wintery wonderland kind of weekend, and slap on a little lip gloss before you go sledding!

xo reversecommuter

Fashion & Finance Friday!

PFW (Paris Fashion Week) bids adieu with lots of pretty frilly bits.  Those fabulous Parisians!

First up, obviously, Chanel



photo courtesy of ELLE


photo courtesy of WSJ

Yves Saint Laurent



This was the inaugural collection from Hedi Slimane for Yves Saint Laurent, and was highly anticipated.  The reviews were mixed but the main draw wasn’t the clothes it was the drama!  Hedi banned NYTimes Fashion journalist Cathy Horyn, got an open letter from Laura Craik (the Times of London fashion editor) which stated that Hedi should not treat journalists …”like a bitch”, and a lot of other journalists and fashion bloggers trashed both designer, and his designs.


Tory Burch and Christopher Burch are divorced, and he is suing her, and dirty laundry with a logo is all over the courts!


Christopher is a founder and one of the two largest shareholders of Tory Burch LLC (guess who the other one is?), and he has just launched C Wonder, a clothing line and boutique that some suggest has a slight resemblance to his ex-wife’s company and product line, only with a much lower price point.

Happy Long Weekend!

xo reversecommuter