Sensational Simkhai at Saks!

Saks Fifth Avenue hosted the ridiculously fabulous Jonathan Simkhai for a day of style, swings and seriously decadent designer wear.


‚Äčreversecommuter has been consistent in my adoration and appreciation for the design and talent of Jonathan Simkhai


Seriously, take a tour through the past four years of this blog and count the numerous mentions of one of my absolute favorite designers!


Fun story about the white lace top I am wearing – Saks special ordered three of these for the event, and all three were snapped up before 2pm yesterday, in fact we were all trying them on at the same time, three dressing rooms in a row!


Yesterday’s Saks event was tremendous and proves that Jonathan Simkhai is a designer that knows what his clients desire.  Despite his crazy busy schedule, international clientele and mind-boggling success – he danced with Gigi & Kendal for Vogue for Pete’s Sake, he was absolutely in the moment in Boston.


Jonathan was literally running between jam packed dressing rooms yesterday, meeting and greeting his clients as well as offering customized one on one alterations and suggestions.  #fashionswoon!ūüíē

He suggested I try this dress on – so obviously I did!  

Sadly it was too big but perhaps a revisit may occur if an appropriate event pops up on the calendar – I’m thinking of a gala in June…or maybe this white lace and cotton full length dress which I absolutely covet (despite my goofy face in this pic!).



The clothes are decadent, feminine and yet strong at the same time.  Fancy lace detail paired with chambray denim or cotton that allows the client to interpret the way she wants to wear the piece – flip flops, sandals or Stillettos, casual patio lunch or dreamy date night.  This is the attribute that makes Jonathan Simkhai a favorite designer.  This red dress will be a perfect summer piece and I can pair it with gold flat sandals or a heel.  Dressed up or down, a Simkhai piece makes you walk just that little bit taller & happier!


The more I learn about the man Jonathan Simkhai and his incredibly talented, crazy intelligent team the more I own the validity of my four year & counting style crush.ūüíē

WildFox Foxy

reversecommuter has a thing for WILDFOX, and no, I have not suddenly embraced furry suburban critters.

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This Los Angeles based, Malibu-centric clothing line is the perfect definition of sexy beachy comfy.  Collections such as Barbie Dream House, Astrology, Gypsy and Sense & Eccentricity are making my UPS delivery dude (aka Brown Santa) fit and trim during the winter months.

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Even in the depths of winter a little WILDFOX¬†is so cute it can transport you to a sunny spot! ¬†My current fave reads “the beach is my happy spot”.

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Accurate.

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WILDFOX¬†also¬†has a children’s line too immediately upping¬†the cuteness factor.

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I even found an impressive selection of WILDFOX when visiting Dubai in April 2014, reversecommuter was directed to a fabulous boutique,  boutique1, by an equally fabulous blogging friend of mine, Mitzie Mee.

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Yes, the driveway needs to be shoveled, AGAIN, but at least now you can throw on a piece from WILDFOX and pretend the snow is sand!

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‚Ķor 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 Рsuch 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 Рthe 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

Fashion & Finance Friday!

What is better than waking up to a Friday morning?  HELLLLLOOOOOO Weekend!

The CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Challenge launched the final leg of it’s competition before the winner unveiling gala in November. ¬†The competition is SUPER COOL this year with the 10 semifinalists each being assigned a city in the U.S. to design an outfit (including a donated makeup palette tailored for each city by main sponsor Maybelline). ¬†The cities include: ¬†Austin, San Francisco,¬†New Orleans,¬†Los Angeles,¬†Detroit,¬†New York,¬†Portland,¬†Nashville,¬†Honolulu, and¬†Miami. ¬† All designers will need to BLOW the judges away – no easy feat considering the panel, shown here at the Bowery rooftop patio in NYC.

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The CFDA is the organization where Alexander Wang, Jonathan Simkhai, Veronica Beard, Public School and many other designers received their groundbreaking introduction, funding and exposure – this is where American fashion truly incubates! ¬†reversecommuter is psyched to see what the designers deliver…

New Zealand¬†lingerie company Bendon has just switched from one “The Body” to the other “The Body”. ¬†Supermodel Elle Macpherson, the first “The Body” has been replaced by Heidi Klum, also otherwise known as “The Body”.

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A few years ago the two supermodels were on less than lovely terms as each attempted to own the nickname.  This shuffle in the lacy undergarment world will most likely not add any warmth to the relationship.

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After a 25 year relationship with Elle Macpherson, Bendon at least maintains continuity with supermodel nicknames!

ps a ton of Elle Macpherson’s Intimate lingerie is on sale BIG TIME on the website!!!

Fill the champs flute, do a little lacy, frilly online shopping and ring in the weekend!

xo reversecommuter

Spring Cleaning Cash!

Happy First Day of Spring!  LOVE this photo of actual tulip fields in Holland.

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Closet cleaning commence!!!

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Donating to charities is always a great idea for unwanted clothing. ¬†But what about the big ticket items that are unloved by you, but could totally rock someone else’s world?

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Allow me to introduce you to Julie Wainwright and TheRealReal.

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reversecommuter arranged for therealreal.com‘s “white glove service” – have atleast 10 pieces that meet the criteria of the realreal.com’s designer list, and a phenomenal fashion force comes right to your home to take your goodies, tag & review them, and then put them up on the website for sale. ¬†reversecommuter’s pile included shoes from Gucci & Jimmy Choo, clothing from DVF, Balenciaga, Fendi, Marni, Burberry and a few others too.¬†¬†Guess what – you can earn up to 70% of the selling price!

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Clear out the clutter, be environmentally friendly, receive $. ¬†It’s just like the shampoo bottle instructions…rinse & repeat!

Free Kale!

Bet you didn’t see that coming! ūüėČ

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The most awesome & generous dudes over at Sub Urban Riot in downtown L.A. (click here for more info) have given reversecommuter a Kale sweatshirt to giveaway to one of you!

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Just go to reversecommuter’s FaceBook page and like it – it’s easier than force feeding someone their greens! If you are already a FB fan, you are automatically entered. ¬†Click here to be transported to FB faster than Vitamin K can make you stronger! ¬†Contest winner will be announced Tuesday March 11th.

Super Good Luck!!!!

xo reversecommuter

Suburban Kale

Sub Urban Riot is a so-Cal label that is getting a ton of press right now for their celeb favorite KALE sweatshirt.

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Their Cali-Casual attitude is reflected in their line and their Downtown L.A. shop. ¬†They instruct their customers to “Ditch the car, lose the big box retail, forget the suburbs…ride a bike.” ¬†It is like music to reversecommuter’s ears!

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Personally reversecommuter is digging the men’s collection, especially the RIOT zip up hoodie, the KALE sweatshirt and the KWay Fleece Jacket (hello old school!). ¬†Click to “add to basket!”

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Sweatshirts are the new hottest oldest thing to wear right now. ¬†They have been aroundsince grade school but are enjoying a redefined moment as a fancy dress up item. ¬†Who saw that coming? ¬†Click here for that answer¬†(hint…reversecommuter).

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What is better than a versatile, patterned or phrased piece that adds an element of unexpected fun?  A piece that can be dressed up (add a blazer) or down (cut off jeans & flip flops after a day at the beach).  A piece under $50.  SAY WHAT??!?!!?!?

 

 

k6reversecommuter has a little surprise waiting for you – check in later today for a new posting related to Kale….

POP goes The Wrap!

DVF is at it again!  It must be truly exhausting being the uber fabulous Diane.

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Diane is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the wrap dress, an iconic staple in every smart woman’s wardrobe since the ’70’s, and now a private collection spanning the entire 40 years is on display in L.A.

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Imagine designing a piece that is as timeless and important within a woman’s wardrobe now as it was 40 years ago. It is nearly inconceivable to design a piece that your clients need, want and wear every single day for 40 years, without any limitation of age!

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DVF held a bi-coastal party this past weekend to celebrate 40 years of the wrap dress. ¬†“This is the first time that I ever honored the wrap dress, and she did so much for me,” said an ebullient Von Furstenberg, wearing a black wrap dress with floor-skimming yellow kimono sleeves. “She made me famous. She paid for all my bills. And tonight we celebrate the wrap dress.” ¬†The ridiculously phenomenal Andy Cohen hosted the event in an appropriately studly manner.

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How fabulous is Diane in referring to the wrap dress as “she”. ¬†Adore. ¬† ¬†reversecommuter thinks the best attribute of the wrap dress is that there are no buttons nor zippers, and the reason behind this is even better…Diane states that the dress is designed that way so that it doesn’t make any noise when it hits the floor after he takes it off you…no wonder the woman was married to a prince, worshipped by rockstars, painted by artists, obsessed by titans of industry! ¬†(Click here for more) ¬†reversecommuter had the absolute honor of meeting THE DIANE in 2008, and the pulsating energy that emits from this woman is truly wondrous!

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DVF simultaneously launched “Pop Wrap” a DVF/Warhol collection, a collaboration of Diane’s wrap dress and Andy’s iconic, briliant silkscreens of flowers and dollar signs.

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The silkscreens are applied to the bottom of the wrap and the end product delivers a euphoric time travel directly to the dance floor of Studio 54!

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Try one on and try not to do the hustle.

photo courtesy of W Magazine

photo courtesy of W Magazine

Warhol and Diane were friends in the 70’s and she is the subject of one of his mulit-colored portraits. ¬†Photos of their friendship help define the 70’s, the vibe, the partying, the dancing and the decadence. ¬†“The Journey of a Dress” exhibition has an extensive display of these photos, lining the walls between mannequins wearing Diane’s private collection of wraps, prints and jumpsuits.

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In the art world an artist’s impact on society is re-visited at every 10 year anniversary of the artist’s death. ¬† Andy Warhol died in 1987, his art work value skyrocketed in 1997, and it is expected that in 2017 the same will occur. ¬†Maybe reversecommuter just gave you another reason to buy one of those limited edition AMAZING POP Wrap dresses. ¬† Click here to get one!

RA RA RA Rick Owens!

jkt6This happens every fall, with one designer. ¬†Once described by Anna Wintour as one of her “Most Fabulous Recent Discoveries” – WOWZER Endorsement!!!!!!!

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I fall back in love with Rick Owens. ¬†The “Glunge” maker (grunge and luxury combo term he coined himself).

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His body hugging cuts, exaggerated sleeves, curvy lines and ridiculously luxurious leathers, subtle quilting and elasticated sleeves (a trademark for his leather jackets).

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His rich deep colors, obvious in relation to the season, black, chocolate brown, dove grey, winter white.  Makes reversecommuter near giddy with love!

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Suits Me Fine!

Move over Taco Trucks, there is a new kid in town!

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Arden Reed (click the blue!) has a pop-up Tailor Truck (shut-up, I know!).  Arden Reed has been in the suit making biz since 2008, and has had the truck going since May 26th.  They have been galivanting all over the Eastern states with a spectacularly successful focus on the Ivy League schools (think prepping for those interviews, changing out of keg chugging sweats into hire-me suits).  A second techie tailor truck is being tricked out and is set to launch in L.A. within the year!

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W Boston Hotel (love) hosted Arden Reed and his truck on Thursday October 4th during Boston Fashion Week – sheer brilliance as Boston men need a little fashion love.

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The technologically customized tailor truck has a 3D full body scan that delivers a pattern, in under 7 minutes!  Uh-oh!  I just heard a drop in return flights to Hong Kong for suit buying expeditions!

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reversecommuter was at the W enjoying a BLISSful spa session, sad about not being able to find a babysitter to stay for the evening’s BFW events (I know, not very Fashion-Bloggey) when I literally walked right into the Arden Reed team in the hotel lobby!

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Ironically on the way out I bumped into Delightful Deloris,( an 84 year old fashion maven who has worked with the likes of Ralph Lauren & Michael Kors when they were just starting out) who busted my chops for living in the burbs (again, I know, not particularly Fashion Bloggey!).  Oy!