Girl Crush with a side of Ruffles!

Rosie Assoulin is my designer girl crush.

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reversecommuter has coveted from afar her designs, her creativity and her crazy cool ruffles since she launched her line in 2014.

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The 2015 CFDA WINNER earned her fashion wings under such designer legends as Oscar de la Renta and Lanvin’s Alber Elbaz.

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Are you beginning to appreciate the master level of the ruffled wonder?

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Brilliant colors, cuts that flow and billow, pants that beg for a surfboard while simultaneously sashaying down a runway.  The elements Rosie incorporates into her clothing illustrates her ease in identifying the women who she designs for – moms, wives, professionals, busy whatevers with complicated lives who LOVE fashion.

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Rosie’s bff is none other than Leandra Medine, übererest of all über fashion bloggers.  Leandra wears Rosie beautifully, by incorporating the high end line into low priced pieces from her closet.

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reversecommuter is willing to share a teeny tiny fraction of Rosie’s wonderfulness with you.  Invest in a piece or two or twelve and be confident knowing your Rosie will look fantabulous now, next year and the years after that!

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Fashion & Finance Friday!

Thank the powers above, the weekend has arrived!!!!!!!!!

Bergdorf Goodman (aka my mecca) is about to get a facelift, starting with the 6th floor.  Rumor has it the space will be transformed into an emerging talent incubator, replacing sportswear and lingerie.  Shopping will not be affected nor will hard hats be mandatory.

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With up and coming talents like Jonathan Simkhai, Public School and Rosie Assoulin (reversecommuter’s crazy big fashion crushes), an area dedicated to emerging talent is a BRILLIANT idea.

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Top Bloggers are raking in the dough-ray-me!  According to an article this week,the tippy-top of the blogosphere aka Bryan Boy, man repeller, Elin Kling etc, can command up to $50,000 for a personal appearance and even get up to $3000 for a sponsored instagram posting.  Bryan Boy’s quote = a great definition of fashion happiness to the NTH degree: “I’ve made enough to live comfortably and be able to not wear samples and buy my clothes retail.”

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Designers & Sponsors, In case you need to track me down to initiate negotiations… instagram is reversecommuter and twitter is reversecommutr (when you wish upon a star…..)

CELEBRATE every single moment this weekend and raise the champs flute to all the little things in life that bring love.  HKT I am talking to you my friend.  MWAH!

xo reversecommuter

Jean Jacket Love

Nothing like a Memorial Day long weekend to remind you of the importance of the ultimate American wardrobe staple – the denim jacket.

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Quite possibly THE best piece for the summer.  Easy, quick, goes with absolutely everything.  Like wide leg linen pants, and Superga running shoes.

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Oh and the price. that also helps to make it THE best staple.  J Crew has a couple of great choices, each for about $100.00.  Click the pic to go straight to shopping happiness!

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J Crew Vinatge

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Hope everyone had a great long weekend!

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Big Pants

Not in size!

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Palazzo pants silly!   Palazzo Pants are best worn while hanging out in your Italian palazzo a la Peggy Guggenheim

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Peggy Guggenheim’s Venice Palazzo

but what the heck, let’s rock them in the ‘burbs!

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Wide leg pants that flow so easily for now (maybe with a plain white t-shirt and a cropped jean jacket)…

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Etro Palazzo Pants

and for later in the hot summer months…

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Rosie Assoulin Palazzo Perfection!

Rosie Assoulin (aka manrepeller‘s bff) offers up this season’s ULTIMATE palazzo pant – drool/pant/dream!

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Rosie Assoulin DRAMA Palazzo

Palazzo jumpsuits by Jonathan Simkhai and La Prestic Ouiston have patio seating and rosè sipping written all over them…

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La Prestic Ouiston

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Jonathan Simkhai jumpsuit a la Palazzo

Zara is in the Palazzo Pant game too with a user-friendly under $100 price tag…

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Zara Pleated Palazzo’s

Click the pics to go straight to immediate retail therapy session!

Fashion & Finance Friday!

YAY!!!!  WHOOP WHOOP!!!! HELLO FRIDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!

As if reversecommuter needed yet another reason to LOVE Tom Ford (click here to see an additional 10!).

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Tom (as I like to call him) explained the Men’s Winter 2014 Collection’s casual pieces as a reflection of his new lifestyle as doting daddy to his son, Jack.  Shearlings, cable knit  sweaters, pinwhale corduroys, high top sneakers (!!!!), trench coats, and all in rich colors including blackberry and ginger.

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Tom (sigh) said that he needs clothing he can go to the park in.  HE IS JUST LIKE reversecommuter!!!!!!!  All consumed with the proper fashion wardrobe in which to hang in the burbs with his children.  Tom, call me, I can TOTALLY relate!  Let’s have a playdate!

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Pantone has released the Spring color chart (actually it has been out for a bit but that Polar Vortex nearly pushed me over the edge so reversecommuter is just padding this post with warm colors!!!).

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MBFW NYC has announced it’s lineup for February, and reversecommuter thinks rollerblades might be THE fashion statement of the shows.  Major designers have opted to present at off-site locations as opposed to the Lincoln Center tents.

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Big Dogs such as Donna Karan, Ralph Lauren, Diane von Furstenberg, Calvin Klein, Vera Wang, Tommy Hilfiger, Michael Kors and Marc Jacobs (is that not THE BEST PIC of him?!?!?), are all going off site which is SO exciting as to see what the venues will look like, and how creative architecture will influence these incredibly talented creative designers!

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awesome hilarious picture courtesy of manrepeller.com

Not to mention the inevitable traffic woes to succumb to all the fashion crowd.  Buckle Up!

Enjoy the weekend – do something to thaw out…like strap on a pair of fantasmic heels and pop a bottle of champs!

xo reversecommuter