Fashion & Finance Friday!

Happy 4th of July!!!!!!!!!!!!

Never underestimate the potential of your clicks & pics.  Marc by Marc Jacobs’ Fall 2014 ad campaign is gorgeous AND made up entirely of Instagram pictures submitted by everyday peeps.

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Marc by Marc Jacobs announced a competition which was answered by followers from all over the world, and the winners represent Australia, South Korea, USA, England, Uruguay, etc.  The winners star in the campaign, and after watching this video, reversecommuter is kinda in love with a bunch of them!

http://video.style.com/watch/cast-me-marc

CFDA ran a contest prior to the CFDA Awards in May and asked instagram followers to submit a pic wearing something from one of CFDA’s 400 members.  The winner scored a highly coveted ticket to the CFDA Awards Gala – fyi those tickets are valued at over $25,000 (click here for more info on that!).

ROWRRRRRRRR the Leopard King is hungry for foreign money.    Roberto Cavalli is looking for investors to inject 450 Million Euros into his company, but Investcorp pulled out after questioning the valuation of the company.

Cavalli poses before the start of his Spring/Summer 2014 collection during Milan Fashion Week

Poor clinging design kitty did not succeed in attracting the Middle Eastern moolah he was hoping for.  Investcorp, based in Bahrain, reversed it’s interest after recognizing that Cavalli is a brand that has yet to explode in the uber desired Chinese market.

 

reversecommuter would like to wish everyone a VERY Happy & Safe Fourth of July – put on some Red, White and Blue – and don’t forget to drop a little strawberry/blueberry combo into the bottom of the champs flute!

 

 

 

 

 

I’d Wear that to the School Bus Stop!

reversecommuter is pretty sure that during all those hours studying their inspiration boards, that was the phrase designers were hoping to hear!

I have taken the liberty of scouring the Fall 2014 Collections just presented at NYFW, and have come up with 5 looks that will be rocking the Bus Stops & School Drop Offs in September 2014.

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Michael Kors.  No surprise that the KING of preppy classic has delivered.  His collection was all about fur scarves (click here for more), camel coats and monochrome grey gorgeousness.

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Marc by Marc Jacobs (now known as mbmj) brought a fun collection to the runway, inspired by Power Rangers, offered numerous mommy fashion possibilities – and to be honest, we are kinda like superheroes every. single. day.

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The J. Crew catalogue arrives in the mail.  Therefore there are no excuses not to be all cute and florally while waving goodbye to the wee ones at the bus stop. Loving how the puffer jacket works with this.

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The Row’s Fall 2014 is one of reversecommuter’s favorite collections.  It is so luxe and stylish yet easy to wear and incorporate into an existing wardrobe.  I am SO lusting over one of the coats!!!!  This outfit shows the possibilities of warmth, layering, a rich palate and feasibility of clothing and lifestyle playing nicely together!

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Texture, color, layers, shine, shimmer and bodycon cute.  All of this describes Rag & Bone’s Fall 2014 Collection.  Not only does this design duo, Marcus Wainright and David Neville offer arguably one of the THE best jean lines, but their ready to wear is Ga-Ga-Ga-Gorgeous!  Audiences on the bus will hands down vote you hippest mama in the ‘burbs!

Thank you Style.com for the photos.

A little yard work…

Living in the burbs means yard work

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Sadly, reversecommuter is no longer safely surrounded by a concrete jungle

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Need to tend to the natural elements (obviously it takes a while for some to acclimatize!)

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Luckily the mini tuck still reigns supreme (click the blue for a refresher)

Chaiken Bermuda shorts, Marc by Marc Jacobs top, Hermes belt, Louboutin black pumps, Chanel sunglasses.

Marc & Molly!

Marc by Marc Jacobs new Spring 2013 Collection is slowly but happily creeping into the shops.  Nothing makes snow melt faster than Spring Collections arriving!

reversecommuter has it on great authority (Hi Logan!) that Marc Jacobs based this collection loosely on the John Hughes movies of the 80’s starring Molly Ringwald, (click the blue to read all about him on Wikipedia).   Now Marc Jacobs has combined his designs with The Breakfast Club, 16 Candles, Pretty in Pink – all the bright hair, shoulder pads and teen angst smooshed into one fun collection.

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Polka dots, pinks, stripes, bold geographic patterns, eclectic brights and tops with shoulder’s that look like they have been sliced up for the gymnasium dance!  Click here to see the runway show of the Spring 2013 Marc by Marc Jacobs collection from Vogue.

Put on this sweater and start humming a little OMD or The Smiths!

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This fab dotty jacket is SO Molly Ringwald adorable!!!

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Here comes the video (it would be sacrilege not to put it on)…