Velvet Noir 

Marc Jacobs forgot to invite me to Monday’s Marc Jacobs Beauty Velvet Noir mascara launch party in NYC.

Luckily for this blogger Sephora chose me to preview the new mascara before its official launch.  Thank you!

It is now available online, $26 and it can be yours – click here!
 Cute packaging with stylish Marc Jacobs branding.  Easy application.  Definitely a lengthening and volumizing mascara.  Not to mention a really great price point.

One little drawback is how quickly the raccoon eyes started to form underneath my eyes.  With so many mascaras on the market that are tried and trusted, not to mention the limited time a mom has to actually put on mascara let alone monitor for black smudges, it’s a very good thing Marc has that clothing line too!

Happy to test drive some of the gorgeous Spring 2016 Collection…

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One thing with fabulous fashion trends and styles is that they eventually repeat.

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Clogs are back this Spring with a solid wooden-heeled thunk!

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Marc Jacobs clogged up his Spring 2015 runway with color coordinated Dr. Scholl-esque shoes that are SO cute…ranging in price between $2000 – $2300, and selling out fast as per NYC boutique!

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Gold, Military Green, Navy Blue (obviously reversecommuter is SUPER happy about that!), velvet, satin twill and suede – take your pick and stomp all over town owning that wooden statement!

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Gucci has a heeled version with all the stomping power needed to get through the day.

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Bits, leather and wood – yummy…and $850.  Worth the investment – reverse commuter bought a pair of Gucci clogs in the late nineties (I KNOW!!!!) and they are still every bit as gorgeous now!

Dr. Scholl (as in the original clog meister) still delivers a collection in plain and stripes!

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Super duper delightful and budget loving at a modest $55 – seriously.

Whatever your spending limit, run like a little Dutch girl to pick up a pair of wooden clogs for Spring 2015!

O.W.O. Knit Wit

One Weekend Outfit, grey sky and chilly.

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Knit pants are everywhere, think Fall 2014 Marc Jacobs, Chanel, and more!

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Now think Joe Fresh at 49.00, suddenly everything seems a little sunnier!

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Fashion & Finance Friday!

FRIDAY IS HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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NYFW is done – everybody exhale.

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reversecommuter’s personal faves include Jonathan Simkhai’s shards of glass dresses, Victoria Beckham’s stripes, Proenza Schouler’s fringe (MAJOROMG!!!!), Calvin Klein’s minimalist gorgeousness all round, and Marc Jacob’s pink house set and those amazing hobo bags.  Onward to London!

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Guccio Gucci (great-grandson of The Original Guccio Gucci, who founded Gucci) is under house arrest after being found guilty of fraudulent bankruptcy.  Guccio no longer works for the family firm (he left in 1989).   Rather he attempted to launch his own line of handbags, which didn’t work and he filed bankruptcy…and apparently syphoned the assets in an attempt to save a little money.  Not so buono Guccio.

Enjoy the last remnants of summer this weekend.  Champs o’clock!

xo reversecommuter

 

 

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!

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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.

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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!

 

 

 

 

 

Fashion & Finance Friday

Happy Dance All Around, it’s Friday!

NYC was THE fashion hotspot this past week.  FLOTUS opened the Anna Wintour Costume Center at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5th.  A ridiculously impressive list of attendees including Alber Elbez, Marc Jacobs, Andre Leon Talley, Ralph Lauren,  Proenza Schouler, Donatella Versace, Alexander Wang were on hand to watch the most powerful bob in the fashion world open her namesake Costume Center.

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The Met Ball was held on May 5th, 2014 and this year the annual fundraiser for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute was “White tie & tails” to celebrate the work of Charles James – who’s work is coincidentally being profiled at the MET, and is divine!

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reversecommuter’s favorite dresses included Donatella Versace, all the Stella McCartney pink girls and Victoria Beckham in her own stunning white design.

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How much does a fundraiser filled with A-listers actually raise?  Considering the 2014 Met Ball entrance was a modest (!!) $25,000 ticket,  it is a safe bet that this will be a banner year for the Costume Institute’s coffers!  Fair estimates of $12 Million are the buzz on the street.

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Speaking of the gorgeous classic look of Victoria Beckham, the tally on her Met Ball outfit (which apparently was on the low side of the crowd) was a mere $2.5 MILLION – and keep in mind she designed her own dress, so one can assume a slight discount on the retail price of $4718, which you can purchase online in the fall.

In celebration of a fabulously glamourous week of MET life (lol), pour some champs and enjoy in a gown…while saluting your mother /and or yourself if you are a mother – loose interpretation allowed!  🙂

Happy Weekend!

xo reversecommuter

 

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O.W.O. (one weekend outfit)

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Despite the hype no snowstorm. Insert loud happy squeal here!!!

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Hand candy is a huge trend right now, and an incredibly easy way to mix it up a little!  Click here to see the choices at Bergdorf’s.

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Owning a large assortment of boots is the key to winter happiness – and Fiorentini + Baker is a great line, great Italian leather, a little bit beaten up and great to wear everyday.  Click here to look at their full line.

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Coming back to the cold is rough, a great big thick warm sweater in a bright color definitely helps!

 

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