Classy Classic

Classic is in!

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That is the message delivered in New York this week by a majority of the presenting designers.

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Proenza Schouler rejigged the double breasted blazer, opening their show with a sleeveless jacket wrapped up in a Pussy Galore meets the KFC Colonel’s skinny black bow tie.  Nothing represents classic fashion more than black and white.

Click here to watch the Proenza Schouler Spring 2016 show – it is a lesson in fashion magic.

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The spectacularly sexy cool white designs found in Jonathan Simkhai’s Spring 2016 Collection should make every woman deliriously happy!  The cut and style flow and ooze with style.

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This could get dangerous!!!!

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Michael Kors is THE gentleman of classic clothing.  His Spring 2016 Collection is clean, forever fashion that glided across the runway and made buyers, editors and fashion lovers drool! The simplest design with the cleanest of lines in the very best of fabrics and colors.

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Kors also brought out a bouquet of decadence in brocade floral pieces.  The richness in their design and material is beyond compare, and an investment in his clothing guarantees a healthy roi!

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Budget wise Michael Kors also offers a lower priced line, Michael Michael Kors which is always influenced by his ready-to-wear designs.  So these fashions will easily translate into mall shopping!

Tomas Maier aka Mr. Miami, is all about linen, full skirts, maxi dresses, shirt dresses, pinks and reds.  Simple one piece dressing – perfection in ease  and style.

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Simple one piece dressing – perfection in ease  and style.

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Now if we can all just ride out the 70’s vibe for Fall 2015…

Farmer’s Daughter’s Gingham

Clichè but true, gingham has long been the farmer’s daughter’s choice.  On an aside, I do not recommend google searching the term “farmer’s daughter” – the results are less than wholesome!

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It is also an instant sunshine piece, and who doesn’t want some of that?

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DVF has an entire Spring 2015 collection dedicated to gingham.  Pants, blouses, tops, dresses and bags!

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Michael Kor’s gingham cotton midi skirt is such a romantic interpretation of girlie sweet!

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J Crew’s pink gingham bikini will make any admirer want to chomp on a piece of straw!

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Chloe’s cotton jacket will add instant sunshine to a rainy day, and the frayed edges add  a cool edgy vibe.

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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.

Cute Accoutrement!

Accoutrement – French for “additional items for dress”…like a fur scarf!

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Or a fab faux like this Rachel Zoe, on sale right now so click the blue!

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Michael Kors brought it as one of his key looks for Pre-Fall 2014.  reversecommuter could / should / would absolutely live in this all day long!!

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BCBG Max Azria scattered a couple of pelts around the neck too for Pre-Fall 2014.

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reversecommuter is mildly obsessed with fur scarves.  Purple fox?  Check.

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Mink?  Yup.  Sable?  Working on it….Valentine of mine, are you reading this?

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KirnaZabete was rocking it last week when they were hanging with Prabal Gurung, pre-NYFW, pre-streaker (ugh).  Click here for more of that Fashion Week debacle (why is it always the peeps who shouldn’t overshare that do?!)

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Pause here for an Uber-cool reversecommuter moment – when I met KirnaZabete (Beth Puccini and Sarah Easely), I told them the goal of the blog was to get one woman in the ‘burbs out of yoga pants every single day – they LOVED it, and told me it was the same reason behind what they did.   Um….shivers!!!!!!!!

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

Fashion & Finance Friday!

Holy Mother of all things LONG Week Related!  Hello Friday!

Google hearts Diane!  Yup, the love affair continues.  First the grand lady the wrap donned the funky GoogleGlass for her Spring 2013 runway show (click the blue for a refresher) and last night Diane chatted live for 40 minutes on #shopthehangout.google.com/+dvf…and it was AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!

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reversecommuter was beyond deliriously happy listening to Diane describe the essence of her designs and what she wants for her clients:

“I don’t want the dress to be remembered, I want the woman to be remembered”

“Buy things that will remain your friends for a long time”

“Be the woman you want to be.  The more you imagine it, the more it will happen” – this advice interestingly enough she gives to her two teenage granddaughters!

“I design simple clothes with details from old fashioned dress making – moulding the body to make it look effortlessly sexy”.

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In addition to watching her chat live with Eva Chen, (editor of Lucky Magazine) and Michelle Phan (of youtube makeup fame), Google+ set up coordinating shopping windows so you could buy the looks as they were presented on your screen – UBER COOL CONCEPT!!!!

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Marc Jacobs has left Louis Vuitton.  Some are saddened by the news, but reversecommuter thinks this is EXTREMELY exciting for the boy wonder of American fashion.  Marc Jacobs is gearing up to go public (probably inspired by Michael Kors KAZILLION DOLLAR successes).

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In the words of Proenza Schouler (click here for more Proenza Schouler & reversecommuter), “…at the end of the day Tom Ford and Nicolas Ghesquiere (two of our idols) were just employees and they got fired.”  OUCH!  Better perhaps to be independent fashion designers, and “rock the independent vibe for sure!”

Those boys are prolific!

Happy Weekend – go pop some bubbles and in your highest heels “rock the independent vibe for sure!”

xo reversecommuter

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!