Simkhai Spring 2018 NYFW & A Party Too!

Jonathan Simkhai presented his Spring 2018 Collection on Saturday at Skylight Clarkson Square in New York City, as part of NYFW.


Pastels, light breezy chambrays, lacework cascading through delicious black, cream and navy dresses – yup, that is still my fave color.  Rose jumpsuits, pinstripes and black strappy dresses, and a one sleeved ruffly top that I have actually dreamt about for the past two nights, it is just that perfect.


The Collection had a strong softness, a romantic element (the models hair and makeup was magical) that celebrated the strength of femininity.  Ruffles, diagonal cut skirts, lace and denim all combined for a show not to be missed.

Simkhai also collaborated with Reebok and brought back the Hi Top, originally sported by none other that Jane Fonda in her workout videos!  


This time round the Reebok Hi Tops are catering to the Simkhai collection.  Lace, soft blue and rose colored complimenting the distressed denim and various other bananas-good pieces Simkhai sent down the runway.


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  * Full disclosure, the runway was actually a square but the gorgeous clothes were still sent “down”. *


When I started reversecommuter I had two personal goals.  One was to go to NYFW.  Jonathan Simkhai has invited me three times (so far) and it means the world to me.  Undeniably I am a mad fan for his clothing, but what is truly incredible is the person he is, he is THE example of the getting what you deserve.  


But wait, there’s more.  After the show, Jonathan Simkhai had an after party, held at Made Hotel.  An incredibly, appropriately gorgeous crowd complete with crazy beautiful djs, custom cocktails and a phenomenally powerful happy vibe. 


But don’t take my word for it, read all about it in Vogue!

https://www.vogue.com/article/designer-jonathan-simkhai-nyfw-afterparty-made-hotel

#fashionfairytalescometrue

Open Back


New trend alert going into Fall 2016.


Open back shirts are so fun to play with, and it is a great way to transition into Fall while the weather is still delightfully hot!  

Shirt by Style Mafia, cut-offs Paige jeans, Golden Goose Deluxe Brand shoes.


A statement shirt paired with denim cut-offs or with a more formal cut short is a great way to welcome a new schedule in hot weather. 


It’s still summer even though school is officially back in session.  Sad when all the pool toys are stacked.


Details are everything.  Borrow a pair of cufflinks, Colonel Sanders-style a thin tie around the collar, get creative and have fun.

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Navy and white stripes.  Simple. Classic.  Clean.  Always in style.


There is a reason the French line Saint James is constantly being “discovered”, even though the fisherman sweater was first created in the 19th century.  The line is currently being touted at J Crew, as well as their own online shop.


This is a great look year round, not just summer.  Add a jean jacket on top of this dress and it can work up until the leaves change and fall off the trees.  


By far my favorite bag right now is my tiny little Chloe mini Marcie bag.  Cross shoulder, holds my phone (barely), keys, a couple of credit cards and my Kiehl’s tub of lip balm.  The best part of free hands is allowing more hand holding!

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Trapped at home with a sick little one?  Soothing a sad sniffling sweet pea?  No worries, you can still look killer while enjoying cabin fever!

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Old school Adidas striped track pants are EVERYWHERE for Spring 2016.  Grab them now and strut strut strut.

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Add a Zara denim shirt  on top

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and¬†a cute knit hat from The Third Piece and boom – Dr. Mommy is rocking it fierce in the ‘burbs.

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A t-shirt from T by Alexander Wang¬†in papaya will add instant luxe and sunshine to any grey winter day. ¬†The Outnet almost always has a smattering to offer, so why not save a little…and then buy more.

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MOTHER denim’s The Dropout¬†Fray (worn with bare feet) will make you believe it’s summer, simply add a light cashmere sweater and a smile!

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Pajamas just for bed is so yesterday, or at least last night! ¬†Piamita’s silk cherry pajama top is the epitome of the cherry on top!

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Just don’t let anyone wipe a runny nose on a dry clean only!

 

 

Bootyliscous

Once upon a time in a land known for its cold weather

  
there was a crazy good mild fall

  
where all a damsel needed to wear was 

  
Boots and a dress.

  
Fairy tales do come true!

E. I. E. I. Woah!

Summer dressing just got a lot easier!

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Overalls + whatever you want underneath!

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Bikini, tank top, white t-shirt, flip flops, strappy heels, clogs…Mix it up!

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MOTHER denim total drop out overalls (reversecommuter has been obsessing over these) the perfect wash, just the right amount of distressed denim and the perfect boyfriend cut capri combo.

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Not to mention how much fun it will be to style these with suede and fringe in the fall!

Fashion & Finance Friday!

Exactly what I needed – FRIDAY of a loooooong weekend. ¬†While sipping the champs this weekend (as we do) let’s recall and respect Dr. King’s speech and vision.

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Levi’s is about to preach and teach! ¬†net-a-porter will launch a limited collection, Levi’s 501 CT, and across the land skinny jeans will weep. The CT in 501 CT stands for Customized and Tapered, which is what most anyone with any sense of style does to their 501s now.

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Yup, higher waist, looser fit, and let’s be real people, no other jeans make the a*s look better than a beat up pair of 501s. ¬†Set the reminder on the smart phone and get online to buy early March 2nd. ¬†

Tommy Tommy Tommy.  You all know how I feel about the man, the myth the fashion legend Tom Ford.  Click here for a refresher!

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Rumor on the cobblestone streets of Firenze is that Gucci might be bringing Tom back to run the fashion house of all things sexy.  #fingerscrossedfingerscrossedfingerscrossed!

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Frida Giannini left early this week, despite a previously announced exit after the Fall 2015 show in February.  reversecommuter thinks that the Fall 2014 Gucci collection was her best but too little too late apparently.

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The python, the bit boots, the shearling pink jacket – pity she released-the-beast right at the end.

Enjoy the loooooong weekend – dress up, wow your audience, and yourself!

xo reversecommuter

Fashion & Finance Friday!

Polar Vortex be damned – It’s Friday!!!!!!!

Miu Miu has brought in a cutie patootie foursome to star in the Inez & Vanood shot Spring Campaign.  It is a visual vacation into gorgeousness!

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Tour through the imaginary bedrooms of Elle Fanning, Bella Heathcote, Lupita Nyong’o, Elizabeth Olsen, while enjoying one of the BEST collections for Spring 2014.

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Pinks, reds, rich leather, vibrant pulsating floral patterns, cool textured stockings and big buttoned coats that beg for an Easter basket!  The makeup is exceptionally delicious in this campaign, think pink baby girl cheeks and doe like eyelashes that go on for ever.

 

Levi’s just announced it is laying off 500 employees. ¬†So Weird considering there are denim designers enjoying huge success selling reformatted men’s Levi’s 501 jeans to women.

RE/DUN out of Los Angeles is the leader of this pack and the jeans are phenomenal!

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The back pocket of these jeans have a light outline of a wallet impression – kind of a fun story to share on the next GNO (girls’ night out)!

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RE/DUN limits the size of each campaign, currently it was 100 pairs, and there are only a few left online, a testimony to the fit, wash and design of these green jeans.  Cool Cool Cool!

Pop the champs, apply the pink blush, glue on the eyelashes, slip into the dress and walk glamorously in those heels – the holidays are coming and it is time to dress up just because!

xo reversecommuter

The back pocket of these jeans have a light outline of a wallet impression – kind of a fun story to share on the next GNO (girls’ night out)!

Green is the New Black

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Pharrell happily does it with bionic yarn and G-Star.


The plastic garbage in our ocean (6x more than sea life) is transformed into bionic yarn’s denim – actually fibre that can be made into clothes – gorgeous, cool, style that does way more good than ANY designer denim EVER has. ¬†Shop the collection here!

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Stella McCartney does it with a lifelong commitment to sustainability, no fur no leather no suffering just green. ¬†Highlighted recently by reversecommuter, Stella’s Green Carpet Collection was inspiring, beautiful, clean and pretty. ¬†Despite all of those attributes it was also green!

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√úber-fab Australian accessories line LouenHide uses polyurethane PU and it looks like leather, feels like leather and the price is silly – as in good silly!

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FYI Their cosmetic pouches make a phenomenal evening clutch.

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Our planet is such a delicate, amazing place filled with unlimited inspiration for fashion, art and imagination.  Making a small difference individually can result in a monumental change for the good.

 

 

 

 

O.W.O. DenimSquared

O.W.O. (one weekend outfit) is all about denim.

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reversecommuter used to steer away from denim on denim for fear of being one acid wash accident away from tragic.  Picture it.  Shudder.

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Designer’s have upped the denim game, the cuts, the colors, the styles, the textures, the rips and whiskers, all have cured me and now the possibilities are endless.

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Think about it – overalls, denim jackets, jean shirts, layered, interspersed with accessories to play up the look and deepen the blues’ hues.

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