NYFW SS 2017 – Jonathan Simkhai

I went, I saw, I conquered.  NYFW Spring Summer 2017 was my first.  Attending NYFW was one of my primary goals when I started reversecommuter.com.  To know me is to know that setting and achieving my goals is my raison d’être.

fullsizerender-4

Appropriately Jonathan Simkhai‘s show was my first.  He is one of my absolute favorite designers, and being personally invited to his show was a major high point not quickly forgotten.fullsizerender-1The show was packed with instagram’s hotshots, Olivia Palermo, Ashley Graeme, Jamie Chung, Kylie Jenner, Joe Zee and Brad Goreski to name just a few.  Jonathan Simkhai has quickly skyrocketed to super designer stardom, and so very deservingly.

unknown-10

This show was inspired by the Watts Towers in LA, an architectural creation of 17 interconnected structures built with garbage over 34 years – there are still some brand identifying labels to be seen on pop bottles!

unknown-4

This collection delivered a more polished version of his trademark cutout silhouettes, denim and Italian lace designs.

unknown-7

SS17 collection’s ivory, silks, chiffons, satins, navy blues (yup, my absolute fave), soft baby blue chambrays and the textures, ruffles and tears made the n models’  movement beyond spectacular.

unknown-8

The casting was exact with models in light, natural makeup, straight hair loose with undone unexpected braids scattered about.

unknown-2

Jonathan Simkhai‘s line is found in Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Intermix, Saks Fifth Avenue and at www.jonathansimkhai.com.  This scattering of high end retailers is all in walking distance in NYC.

jscamel

Trust me, I was searching for these gorg camel & navy pieces while attending NYFW and marched for miles to find them.  Sadly they haven’t even been delivered yet and so reversecommuter is attempting fashion patience – so not my strong point!

unknown-9

This might seem like a rather high end selection of retailers but his price point in comparison to his creations is kind to the fashion consumer.  It is rare to find a talent this rich offering his designs with a price tag we can all reach.

unknown-5

This SS2017 collection is all about layering and everyday luxury.

unknown-6

In case you are wondering these are my absolute favorite two looks from the runway show.

unknown-3

True Love.

fullsizerender-3

PS.

I was also invited to his After Party at a nightclub called The Blond.

fullsizerender-2

I mean, how could I not go?!

Take Cover

Summer is finally here!  Insert “Whoop Whoops” here.


School is out for the bambinis, full time playtime has arrived.  #dogdaysofsummer

This is the perfect time to buy sun protective gear.

SPF a plenty… Skinhealth makes it so easy to stay healthy while still enjoying the sun!

skin

Perhaps a rash guard or two… Cabana Life has been a fave for years (both for children and adults).

Maybe a fun sun skirt (with a secret built in compression band) that works as a great poolside lounging accessory!


SwimRISE has recently launched this clever creation, and even has a Fourth of July version, complete with stars and stripes  The brand, created by a mother daughter entrepreneurial duo in Florida, is sure to update pool & beachside elegance!

Finally to top it all off, a big ol’ floppy hat to combat the sun wrinkles!  Eugenia Kim is the queen of sun hats.  Also check out Regine Chevallier, her line of hats begs for an accompanying yacht!

Now go, splash, laugh, swim, play, giggle, repeat!

Smoldering Shoulders

One of THE biggest and funnest trends for Spring 2016 is shoulder baring clothing.

OFF_SHOULDER_KNIT_DRESS_JONATHAN_SIMKHAI_eeb507c0-7ad5-4d39-94a7-bf87a503ee83_large

Jonathan Simkhai Off Shoulder Knit Dress $495

The simplest piece in any wardrobe is a great dress.

649462_in_pp

Rosie Assoulin $2695

Insert the shoulder baring option et Voila –  Sexy Spring Style!!

BGTBH7K_mk

See by Chloe Off-the-Shoulder Maxi Dress $515

Budgets need not beware.

_11786906

MICHEAL Michael Kors $89 @ Nordstrom

The trend is delivered on both sprectrums of the dollar sign.  #rejoicingbudgets

Purchase a shoulder showing top NOW!  Add jeans or a great pair of shorts – mine are from H&M, top is from the incredible Tanya Taylor.



Next time you find yourself carrying groceries, working out at SoulCycle or lifting a child – remember to do a couple of extra reps as this style is all about exposing the shoulders!

Hat Head Luxe

All hail the fur pompom.

  
Seriously THE accessory for Winter 2016.

Prices range from $10 for a street vendor version (perhaps the pompom is synthetic squirrel, perhaps not…),

To mid-range versions offered by Milner extraordinare,  Eugenia Kim.

 
Up to stratosphere versions topped with fox from Loro Piana.

  

Whichever pompom tickles your fancy, know that moms everywhere are rejoicing about all the hats being worn!

  

Flu-niform

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!

cold_flu

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

AJ8447_31_detail

Add a Zara denim shirt  on top

7251240400_6_1_1

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

Cable_Beanie_with_Fur_Navy_front_1024x1024

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.

654878_in_xl

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!

1634_259_reckless_3

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!

piamita-print-annabelle-silk-cherry-print-pajama-shirt-product-3-407392637-normal

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

 

 

Cold as a Witches What?!

Winter has officially arrived.  Coldest week of the year here in Boston right now.

Seriously, this blogger needs a palm tree.


There is a silver lining to this cold bleak grey week.  I blame German dockhands for my happy warmth.


Wellenstyn jackets were originally made out of sail cloth, a material strong enough to withstand wind, cold and damp.  It’s like the shipyards of Hamburg are sister ports with Boston.  Brrrrrrrrrrr Frauline!

Glencheck, navy blue, camel, black, royal blue, metallic, grey, red, lime green, what’s your pleasure?  Any choice will deliver delirious warmth, perfect for building snow forts or surviving snowball attacks!


Waist length, car coat or bomber?


Down, faux fur, three in one shell with a vest to wear once it all thaws out?


Done, done and done.  There is even room to dabble in the mens section if you want a different cut.  Or surprise your man with a crazy warm winter coat!


There are now four Wellenstyn stores in the US, one in California, one in New York City, and two outlets, one in Chicago and one in Wrentham, MA.  Jackets at the outlet run around $400-600, and worth every single penny when the temperature is zero – not including wind chill.  #hatewindchillmorethanbangs


All Wellenstyn jackets are either waterproof or water resistant – this is very good news for anyone who lives where “Nor’Easter” is part of the forecast!  Plus each jacket style has its own adorable name.  Obviously “darling” called to me.

“Schneeauber” means snow magic in German.  reversecommuter thinks Wellenstyn may be a perfect synonym.

 

 

 

Furry Festivities

What is cuter than a furry accent?

The quickest fancy fix for any outfit, especially during the Holiday Season! How about a furry sleeved sweater at a ridiculously appealing $49 from Nastygal?

31144.1.browse-s

Faux or Fur, whichever makes you happy!

NMV2GYD_mk

Add a furry keychain to your bag for a little surprise. Fendi is the master of the furry monster key chains at $850!

BGS0DD0_mk

Gucci fur lined mules will make any outfit EXPLODE into a different stratosphere of style!

400088_DKR40_6374_001_web_full_new_theme

Or maybe the mink pompom lace up sandals from Gucci (or be really greedy and get both!)

LCTB743_mk

Pair an animal print faux fur jacket ($94 at Neiman Marcus Last Call) with a simple white t-shirt, add leather jeans and stilettos and prepare for an onslaught of mistletoers!