Fashion & Finance Friday!

End of the week is THE best reason for bubbles in a flute!

Christie Brinkley is launching her own skin care line.

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Christie is 60 years old, looks atleast 25 years younger and is an established successful business woman with not only modeling and Cover Girl on her resume but also perfume and costume jewelry.  Her skin line, Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare will launch on HSN (brilliant move uber successful super model) and be distributed through Kohl’s in March 2015.

 

Tomas Maier and Diptyque have launched a collection of candles inspired by Palm Beach.

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Gorgeous scents and pretty pretty palm trees combine on the black glass containers offering three scents, Old Mantauk Highway, Palm Beach and West District Road.  Salt water, firs, wild iris, jasmine, lemon and lime are just some of the inspirations richly entwined in these candles.  Happy to report reversecommuter has bought two of the three…need to leave something for Santa to put in my stocking!

Art Basel is December 4-7 in Miami.  Fendi is already planning their pop-up shop,

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Harper’s Bazaar is hosting a pop-up at the Soho Beach House (yummmaroooooo location!)

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and Del Toro, Chrome Hearts and Rick Owens have all contributed designs for Alchemist’s AIRBALL collaboration.

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Can you feel the artsy fartsy fabulousness?!!?!?

Test drive your Art Basel outfits this weekend, hit a gallery and sip some more bubbles – it is the weekend after all!

xo reversecommuter

Inspiring NOT Stealing.

When I go get these done…

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It’s Essie Tour de Finance.

Anywho, when I find myself stuck at the spa I notice that I actually take the time to see the details in a magazine.  Which leads me to adding to this little pile of ripped bits of inspiration.  Kinda like a hardcopy Pinterest board.

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It isn’t stealing if it inspires me right?

ps I find that a decent fake cough almost completely covers up the ripping noise.  Just saying.

Those Pants!

Another ridiculously fun day of taping South Shore Style TV…

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which allowed for the perfect excuse to break out the Jonathan Simkhai pants (click here to read all about reversecommuter’s love for all things designed by Jonathan Simkhai).  This designer has been garnering SO much well deserved attention, it is so exciting to see genius talent recognized!

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Whenever you find yourself humming & hawing over an investment in designer clothing, ALWAYS go with your gut – if it is a tremendous piece, you will have it in your wardrobe for a very long time and every single time you wear it the happiness will be immeasurable!

True Dat!

Finance & Fashion Friday – on Saturday!

OOOOPS!  These long weekends can really confuse a girl!  I totally overlooked that yesterday was Friday, which is normally Finance & Fashion Fridays on reverse commuter.com.   So, let’s pretend it doesn’t matter just for today!

Glenn Murphy, CEO of Gap Inc. clocked in a modest $9.7 million compensation in 2011, a 63.3% jump from 2010 – that is what I call a STELLAR YEAR OF JEANS & T-SHIRT SALES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

GO J. Crew GO….the photography and bookings director of Harper’s Bazaar (love that mag) just jumped ship over to J. Crew as V.P. of Brand Design.  The building momentum of J. Crew makes me think this company is preparing to launch big things.  Bigger than their current coo of manufacturing their cashmere sweaters at the same plant as Loro Piana in Italy – which, by the by, is HUGE considering the cost of a J.Crew cashmere sweater is a fraction of a fraction of the cost of Loro cash-cash, (and let’s face it – it all comes from the same type of goat!!).

 

 

Tommy Hilfiger is inspiring!!!!!!  He started his business in High School, chipping in $150 with a friend of his to buy 20 pairs of bell-bottom jeans and selling them to schoolmates.  Last year Tommy Hilfiger Inc. had $5.6 BILLION in sales, world wide.  Obviously his line has expanded.  🙂

I love this quote of Tommy’s, in fact I have it on my desk –

“… fashion is fleeting and style is forever”

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