Fashion & Finance Friday!

Sunshine, Derby Juleps and the Weekend!  Trifecta!

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Women’s Wear Daily (WWD) has been printing fashion news daily since 1905.  Until April 24, 2015 that is.  WWD has now morphed into a weekly publication that launched Wednesday April 29th.  To celebrate this HUGE publication, WWD Weekly dropped SIX different covers with some extremely fascinating fashion stars!

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THE MOST beautiful picture of Alexander Wang gracing one cover,

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The Olsen Twins (aka The Row) on another cover,

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Proenza Schouler gorgeousness on another cover,

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Scottish designer Christopher Kane,

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Sacai’s Chitose Abe and

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J.W. Anderson (with possibly THE best profile picture ever).

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#WWDWeekly has caused quite the murmur amongst those in the fashion world who start each day with an expresso and a read of the daily.  Fret not Fashion Pets, there is a new digital daily edition that will be emailed to existing subscribers, and now there is yet another reason to celebrate Hump Day as that is when the weekly will come out!

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Lucky Magazine (*full disclosure – reversecommuter is a contributor) has announced that their social media maven of an editor, Eva Chen, has announced she will be leaving the magazine.  There is also an unconfirmed rumor that the magazine will be going completely digital!

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As a result of the editor and possibly editorial changes at Lucky Magazine, the upcoming May 7th Lucky FABB bloggers conference is postponed – bummer as reversecommuter had just booked a equally FAB hotel room at the W and was planning outfits…

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File under Fun Fact:  Did you know that John Paul DeJoria (handsome dark haired owner of Paul Mitchell hair products) is also the owner of Patron Tequila?  His annual income of 2.8 BILLION is a testimony to an awe inspiring drive – he started Paul Mitchell with a $700 loan.

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reversecommuter not only loves the smell of Paul Mitchell’s awapuhi shampoo (seriously, give it a whiff) but I am officially obsessed with the work ethic of this man – I have a new hero!

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Enjoy the weekend – slip those perfectly pedicured piggies into something open toed and raise your silver julep cup to all the drop-dead hats and outfits at the Kentucky Derby!

Fashion & Finance Friday!

Yup, it really is here.  IT’S FRIDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The KING of Happiness, Pharrell Williams, is teaming up with Adidas for a capsule collection.  Expect minions and Vivienne Westwood-esque Canadian Mountie hats – I kid.

This collaboration should deliver amazingly clever pieces, based on his level of fierce creativity and that LUX leather black & white adidas jacket Pharrell wore for the Oscars.

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Pharrell performing at the Oscars

Marathon training has me sports clothing obsessed..NIKE just launched a capsule collection with Japanese artist Yuko Kanatani, and it is BEYOND gorgeous!

images-1 reversecommuter is now officially on a mission to locate one of these outfits for the marathon…please wish me luck as the collection is not available in North America!

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Fashion watchers should tune into the Dubai World Cup on March 29th.  Not only is there a $5 MILLION purse for the race, but the outfits promise to WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Contests for best dresed include the Jaguar Style Stakes (winner gets a Jaguar 2014 F-type for a year), and the Longines’ Most Elegant Lady will receive a Longines Conquest watch with 30 diamonds!  Click here for the Dubai World Cup Dress Code Booklet to help plan your outfit.

Dress up, cheer up, pop the champs and celebrate everything that makes you happy!

xo reversecommuter

 

And The Winner Is…

Thank you to all of you who participated in reversecommuter.com’s very first giveaway!

Over 146 likes added to reversecommuter’s FaceBook page – cool!  From such amazing faraway spots as Dubai, Italy, Greece, China & Hong Kong, South Africa, Spain, South Korea, Mexico, all over the USA and Canada!

Last night was a fun night in complete with hair up, glasses on, sitting in front of a fire in my fave Marni sweater, and reversecommuter building a spreadsheet, copying & pasting 146 names into little cells, printing, cutting and folding (must confess a glass of chardonnay was my assistant!), and a final draw occurred….

Congratulations Kendall Maggi, you are the winner and new owner of a pumpkin turban hat from The Third Piece!!!!   Ping me your 411 so I can send it to you!

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Thank you for entering and following!  This was SO much fun…think I might do it again really soon!!!

xo reversecommuter

SNOW WAY!

All this snow (30 inches worth!!) had me thinking…

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reversecommuter needs some new snow duds…and you know how happy a little retail therapy makes me!

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THE best catalogue and website for designer ski wear is Gorsuch (click here to be wowed!).  Gorsuch is a family business, celebrating it’s 50th Anniversary this year, and has a heart string pulling kind of story – 2 Olympians meet, fall in love, move to Vail, have children, build fab designer ski wear retail business…SIGH!

Another fave line is Montbell (click for the dreamiest down around).  Founded in 1975 by Isamu Tatsuno, a Japanese mountain climber, Montbell is stylish, uber warm and brilliant in design.

So sit back, click, browse, shop, squeal with delight, repeat!

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Montbell jacket, Bogner pants, Sorel boots.

Fashion & Finance Friday!

Helllllllllo Sunny Gorgeous Weekend!

Very cool development on the internet – the first 1930 applications have been submitted to ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) for gTLDs (generic top level domains).  HUH?  In other words, uber cool fashion house Chanel has applied to have it’s new url end in .chanel as opposed to .com.  Other companies listed include L’Oreal, Coach, Nike, Gucci, Target, ZARA, Wal-Mart and Chloe.  Each application comes with a $185,000.00 fee, and so far ICANN has received $350 MILLIONl!

hmmmmm, reversecommuter.reversecommuter?  🙂

Seven For All Mankind is launching “Slim Illusion” denim mixed with soy protein which will deliver improved stretch and a better recovery process.  What this means is fewer women will be seen pulling up their belt hoops when they get out of the car!  The Slim Illusion Twill will be introduced in the Fall, will come in a rainbow of colors such as blackberry, ginger and lagoon,  and will sell for $168.00 US.  The process is from Japan, and the fabric supplier is top secret.

reversecommuter is off to NYC for the weekend and is SO EXCITED!!!!!!  (watch for more on that in later posts)

Have a fab weekend!

Remembering & Appreciating

One year ago, Japan was stricken by a tremendously powerful earthquake and tsunami, the destruction and suffering that followed is something not to be forgotten.  The fortitude with which Japan rebuilt is inspiration at its best.

As a means of paying tribute to the strength of the Japanese people, please click on the link to enjoy the Spring 2012 fashion shows of Issey Miyake and Yohji Yamamoto.

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