Bowie, Unicorns and Yigal

Yigal Azrouel is the perfect man.  He is handsome, charming, talented, single and he surfs.    He was in the Israeli military and recommends sit ups, push ups and running as the best workout.  Surfing is his passion, and it allows him to decompress after presenting his collections.

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Some may call him a unicorn in the fashion world.

This weekend Yigal is previewing his Fall 2016 Collection at the Greta Luxe boutique in Wellesley and mixing with the housewives.


Thursday night he was mingling and adding his gorgeous personal touch to every advance purchase of a line that is oozing with decadence.  To say there was a line up would be an understatement.  The intimacy was electric.


reversecomuter’s first obsession in the collection is the full length black jersey off the shoulder dress, complete with requisite sexy side slit.


This dress is quite possibly one of the sexiest pieces I have ever put on.  Yet it literally felt as comfortable as when wearing pajamas – I could have worn it forever!

A full length lace off the shoulder dress with burgundy and greens wafting throughout in a romantic weave quickly caught my attention.  Holiday season 2016 the bar has been raised!


Cut-out sweaters in dreamy cream and textured, offering the promise of a fabulous winter outing après anything!


Chunky sweaters reminiscent of Rihanna’s favorite (and reversecommuter’s) from 2014 were offered in an updated cut and color.

  Blood red, grey and white with a subtle reference to classic glen check?  IN BASKET!


Yigal Azrouel’s Fall 2016 Collection’s main inspiration was the Black Rose.  Subtle, rich, hidden yet still representative of love.  The clothes continue to deliver his love of decadence, texture and drama.  The leathers and furs sourced from Italy and France are quite possibly the best offered by an American designer, collection after collection.


The motif of the black rose is found throughout the collection, in the lace pieces and the furs.


When asked which piece he would most love to see a suburban mom pick up, he immediately chose the “Bowie” mink jacket with the black roses, at a cool $9950.

 He has dressed supermodel Iman and had the pleasure of meeting David Bowie.  The jacket is a luxurious and appropriately rock & roll nod to the legend.


Rushing out of Greta Luxe to hit the baseball and soccer fields (as is the role of suburban mama), I giggled in the rain as I ran in Yigal Azrouel top and my stilettos, reliving how I had just played dress up with a handsome fashion designer unicorn!

Blue Jean

Even David Bowie seemed to get rather exasperated by blue jeans….

So it shouldn’t surprise the common folk that jean shopping has gotten challenging!

Rag & Bone has these beautiful embroidered jeans on offer this fall

(for the love of my readers I declined to photograph the sausage impersonation that occurred when reversecommuter tried them on – ew)

The detail is SOOOOOOO Pretty!

Rag & Bone also has these black color coded skinny jeans with your choice of either burgundy, black or white.

The wall in Rag & Bone’s Newbury Street store is way cool but you will notice not a lot of blue hanging. WWDBD?  (what would David Bowie do?)

Go back to the beginning.  Levi’s – home of the original blue jean.  By the way, Levi’s did not make my choice easier, thanks to Levi’s Made & Crafted (new line of designer denim, slightly higher price point with jeans around $200.00).

Finally decided on Levi’s Made & Crafted coated jeans in Indigo Blue – looks like leather, feels like your best broken in jean. Click the pic of the jeans to go to net-a-porter to purchase.

And now back to dancing to David Bowie…….clearly my hair is in the mood (yeesh!)