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Seriously, what else would be the end result with these on your feet?!?!?!  (parrot not included)

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Aquazzura creates shoes like no other shoe designer.

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Buttery suedes, sexy silhouettes, exciting, unique colors and ridiculously fabulous names…

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allow me to properly introduce you to the “WILD THING”.  Currently sold out but the Florence, Italy based designer told me next week a new shipment arrives at Matchesfashion.com.  Run, don’t walk and get yours!

Fashion & Finance Friday!

The loveliest part of a long weekend might just be the super short week that follows.  Happy Friday!

Gucci announced that Frida Giannini’s replacement as Creative Director is

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….her former assistant, Alessandro Michele.

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uhm…that is not how you spell Tom Ford.    I even checked the Italian/English dictionary.

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Converse sued 32 companies in the fall of 2014 for trademark infringement on their ICONIC Chuck Taylors.

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Some of the companies include Ralph Lauren, Skechers, Walmart, Ed Hardy etc.  Ralph Lauren has agreed to a settlement agreement and will destroy 35 different styles of shoes that smack of Chuckies.

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Chuck Taylor’s were born in 1917, so perhaps this imitation is just forgery not flattery.

Suddenly excited to put on my new Wildfox & follow directions!

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Enjoy the weekend!

XO reversecommuter

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!

FRIDAY IS HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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NYFW is done – everybody exhale.

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reversecommuter’s personal faves include Jonathan Simkhai’s shards of glass dresses, Victoria Beckham’s stripes, Proenza Schouler’s fringe (MAJOROMG!!!!), Calvin Klein’s minimalist gorgeousness all round, and Marc Jacob’s pink house set and those amazing hobo bags.  Onward to London!

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Guccio Gucci (great-grandson of The Original Guccio Gucci, who founded Gucci) is under house arrest after being found guilty of fraudulent bankruptcy.  Guccio no longer works for the family firm (he left in 1989).   Rather he attempted to launch his own line of handbags, which didn’t work and he filed bankruptcy…and apparently syphoned the assets in an attempt to save a little money.  Not so buono Guccio.

Enjoy the last remnants of summer this weekend.  Champs o’clock!

xo reversecommuter

 

 

Fashion & Finance Friday!

It’s a LOOOOOOONG Weekend!!!!  WHOOOP WHOOOP!!!!!!!!!!

Ever wondered by Monaco’s Charlotte Gasiraghi has been the subject of Gucci’s equestrian ad campaign?  Yes she is an accomplished rider but it actually goes a little deeper.  Gucci loved Grace Kelly (Charlotte’s grandmother), the Italian design house created the Flora scarf for her.  The Gucci Museo in Florence offers a fascinating review of the fashion house’s archives, and the Flora scarf is one collection not to miss.

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reversecommuter has visited the Gucci Museo in Florence a few times – a friend of mine suggested it was a return to the Mother Ship – loved that!

Target has to find some new hoops to jump through.  Wall Street spanked the discount bulk retailer and sent their shares down 2% after Target released it’s first quarter numbers.  Analysts want Target to get back to what Target did best – bringing in customers.  Wall Street does not believe in the designer collaborations, and reversecommuter is whole heartedly in agreement!  Fast Fashion is never the answer.  Focus on inexpensive paper towels and cleaning supplies and leave fashion to the experts please!

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Proenza Schouler had a Target collection when they were starting out and wanted to maximize on the marketing exposure Target would offer.  When Jack & Lazaro visited Boston in 2013, they were the first to recognize they would probably not do something like that again and were not particularly proud of the product.

Enjoy the loooooong weekend – that means put on something pretty and pop the champs!

xo reversecommuter

Girl from IPPOLITA!

Actually I met THE girl from IPPOLITA –  IPPOLITA Rostagna, not the girl from IMPENEMA.  But it makes for a fun title and is SUCH a great song so what the heck!  🙂

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IPPOLITA is a gorgeously talented creature who delivers one of the best gold, silver and gemstone jewelry lines available.  reversecommuter had the pleasure of meeting her in person at Bloomies.

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reversecommuter always assumed IPPOLITA was out of Italy.  IPPOLITA‘s head office is actually in New York City (where IPPOLITA now has a free standing boutique too!), but factually I was bang on – IPPOLITA Rostagno (founder, designer and namesake) is from Firenze!  Now back to the gorgeous sparkly bits…

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reversecommuter has rarely met a sparkly bit she doesn’t like!

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No exception this time either – I am all about finding the perfect pinky ring this Spring (rhymes!) and I think I have shortlisted 2 serious contenders:

 

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Truth be told, this is my fave, and IPPOLITA agreed!

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IPPOLITA, next trip to NYC I am coming by to buy!  Grazie Bella!

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How do you say CashCash in Italian?

When would there be a better time to oooooh and awwwwwww over cashcash than during yet ANOTHER snow storm?!  (click here for a cashcash explanation/definition)

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reversecommuter went to Italy and discovered an incredible jewel…Chianti Cashmere.

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Nora Kravis came to the Chianti region from the US, over 35 years ago, and luckily for all of us, she and the cashmere goats settled in the most beautiful hills in a rustic farmhouse, and created “the Louis Vuitton of cashmere”.

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reversecommuter is the ridiculously lucky owner of quite a few pieces from Chianti Cashmere (quelle surprise!) and I can vouch for the luxurious softness of their scarves, blankets and wraps.  Click here to shop!  (what a gorgeous phrase that is!)

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Chianti Cashmere just gave their website a major overhaul – which in itself is amazing as Nora was over in Hong Kong at an international convention then jetted over to Iran and Kashmir to educate the farmers on sustainable cashmere practices.

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Oh, and did I mention the U.S. government contracts that she is working on in regards to sustainable farming.  Nora = Superwoman…and I am not just saying that because I LOVE her cashmere!

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