Fortuna for Us!

Fortuna is the Roman Goddess of luck, and is the inspiration for Diane von Furstenberg’s Spring 2016 Collection just unveiled at NYFW.

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This was the first painting Diane ever bought, it hangs in her bedroom and represents freedom, nature, beauty and individuality, and luckily for us brought forth this dazzling collection.

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The Spring 2016 DVF Collection delivered bright colors (hot pinks, turquoise, white, gold, navy blues, cherry pinks and golden yellows), textures and tassels a plenty and flowing goddess worthy dresses, crop pants and jumpsuits.

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The greatest part of DVF is the woman herself.

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She inspires greatness, she delivers beautifully crafted clothing that is approachable in price and her sexy effortless pieces are easily wearable in everyday life.

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Move over Fortuna, there is a new goddess in town and her initials are DVF!

Dress Me Dolly

Mother’s Day is only 5 more sleeps!  Girls it is time to plan your Brunch outfit.

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Mother’s Day Brunch means getting everyone else clean, dressed and wrestling the boys into the dreaded blazer!  Doesn’t leave a lot of time for preening and primping.

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Solution – the dress.  One piece.  Pull it on over your head and go.  This is good.  Here are a few front runners in reversecommuter’s humble opinion.  Click the pic to buy it.

Suno Pleated Hem Shift Dress

Suno Pleated Hem Shift Dress

Jonathan Simkhai brocade burnout dress

Jonathan Simkhai
brocade burnout dress

DVF Barth's Silk Maxi Dress

DVF Barth’s Silk Maxi Dress

Lisa Marie Fernandez cotton-poplin tiered dress

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Now the biggest hurdle ahead is the choice between a bellini or a bloody mary!

Farmer’s Daughter’s Gingham

Clichè but true, gingham has long been the farmer’s daughter’s choice.  On an aside, I do not recommend google searching the term “farmer’s daughter” – the results are less than wholesome!

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It is also an instant sunshine piece, and who doesn’t want some of that?

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DVF has an entire Spring 2015 collection dedicated to gingham.  Pants, blouses, tops, dresses and bags!

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Michael Kor’s gingham cotton midi skirt is such a romantic interpretation of girlie sweet!

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J Crew’s pink gingham bikini will make any admirer want to chomp on a piece of straw!

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Chloe’s cotton jacket will add instant sunshine to a rainy day, and the frayed edges add  a cool edgy vibe.

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Fashion & Finance Friday!

I will not comment about the weather.

I will not comment about the weather.

I will not comment about the weather.

HAPPY FRIDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Winter demands creativity.  Activities of the indoor persuasion become highly desirable.  Feeling culturally fancy in a fashion history kind of way?  GREAT!  There are four bastions of fashion that are currently on exhibit in museums around the world.

Lanvin, specifically the grande dame herself, Jeanne Lanvin, who founded the fashion house in 1889, is being feted in Paris at the Palais Galleria until August 23rd.

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Alber Elbez refused to submit any of his Lanvin designs for the exhibit so as to emphasize the simplistic beauty of fashion design being that of a seamstress and her hands, and it also displays the continuum of the style of Lanvin that Alber delivers.

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Ralph Pucci is sharing some of his mannequins in NYC the end of March.  Specifically in an exhibit at The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD).

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Pucci the designer was initially a mannequin sculptor, creating some of the most beautiful, curvaceous, ethnic and socially representative mannequins from the 1970’s through to today. His mannequins have been dressed by DVF, Anna Sui and many others.

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Speaking of the 70’s, The Fashion Institute of Technology’s Museum in NYC, is hosting an exhibit showcasing Yves Saint Laurent and Haltson’s work that defined the sexy groovy vibe of 70’s fashion.

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Think Studio 54 fashion, some of them donated by Tina Chow, Lauren Bacall and Paloma Picasso – imagine diving into those closets!!!!

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The clothing is iconic and timeless yet at the same time clearly represents the 70’s, which is an absolute testimony and tribute to their talents.

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So grab the kiddos, dress up so you don’t feel like a schlep in a puffer coat and hit the museums.  Gain a little culture and enjoy a celebratory glass of champs on your new found grey matter!

Don’t let the weather interrupt your fabulous weekend!!!!!!!!!!

xo reversecommuter

Top 5 Vacation Dresses

One thing in common with all 5 of these choices – can be rolled up in  a ball then shaken out, add havianas or a stellar pair of Loubies, wear with children and still manage to be all put together!

1. Rick Owens

reversecommuter found this dress and immediately bought it in 2 different colors.  Draped, bias cut and absolutely rollable.

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2. DVF

the queen of romp herself would approve of this choice – repeat after me, I can never go wrong packing a wrap dress.

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3.  James Perse

Californian king of t-shirts just grab one of his long tank dresses or rushed mid-length dresses and go!

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4.  Alexander Wang

this classic sheer paneled dress comes in light and dark colors and even in a shirt silhouette, clearly recognizing a good thing can come in different shapes & sizes.

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5.  ETRO

the Italian design house that creates tapestry like no other can dream without hallucinogenic assistance once again proves that a combo cover-up / fabulous evening dress makes for a lighter suitcase…all the better to fill up at the duty free!

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Fashion & Finance Friday!

BOOO!!! It’s Friday & Halloween!

Pharell has once again CRUSHED IT in regards to what everyone has attempted to do.

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Adidas has launched the collection by Pharell and equality is the name of the game, and it is delivered in exquisite fashion.

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Price points vary reflecting material choice, for example a satin jacket is considerably less than the leather version.

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Click here to get your melon jacket and lime green Stan Smiths…or visa versa!  Don’t be blue, another wave of Adidas Pharell awesomeness crashes online December 1st (Attention Santa!!!!!!!)

photo courtesy of W Magazine

photo courtesy of W Magazine

Diane von Furstenberg is hyping the wrap dress once again and this time in California.  As a direct result of her IMMENSELY successful wrap dress exhibit in Los Angeles (click here for a refresher) she is going to open three new California boutiques.  One shop will be dedicated to the wrap dress – such a fun cool concept!

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reversecommuter ALWAYS grabs a DVF wrap dress when I have a “i-don’t-have-anything-to-wear moment of crisis!

Nike obliterates the competition with their technology and reverse commuter is the proud owner (and creator) of possibly THE SICKEST b-ball shoes ever thanks to NikeID.

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Nike brand president Trevor Edwards has pushed the technology envelope since joining Nike in June 2012, and one of the company’s target areas is women.

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reversecommuter is proud to be a willing victim – the technology on the website decimates anything else currently on the market and it is SO fun to use!  Make your own here!

Pop the champs, get the costumes on and enjoy the ghouliest of Halloweens!

xo reversecommuter

Sandal Overload!

Indecisiveness is not necessarily a bad trait to have…

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Saks Fifth Avenue’s ridiculously helpful Locator service went a little bit crazy in the search for my sandals (which I almost returned after a friend of mine was wearing the same ones at a party this past weekend – THE HORROR!!!!!!!!!!!)

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Imagine my surprise when Saks Locator sent me an email announcing they had found my size in both the blue and the tan!  Decisions Decisions…

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It gets worse…Saks also found them in black for me.

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Click here to go get your own – reversecommuter promises that there are some left.

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