Shan Meeting!

Ever met someone you worship?  Someone who has captured your attention for a really long time and has definitely achieved hero like rockstar status?


reversecommuter recently met the Founder and Ceo of Shan Swimwear.  Can you tell in the pic that I am completely geeking out?!

Chantal Levesque is literally my Mick Jagger.  Her swimwear and designs have mesmerized me for over a decade.  


I saved up to buy my first Shan bikini (red, kind of James Bond-ie) to take on my honeymoon.  My husband recently bought me a new red Shan bikini and told me it reminded him of the honeymoon one.  #whattheheckisbetterthanthat  #hunkahunkaburninglove


​Shan swimwear is that good.  The styles and designs are impactful and beautiful.  Chantal knows what women like to wear, and how it should fit.  “Quality and design are always the most important details of the line”, this is not only Chantelle’s mantra but it also delivered in every collection.  


Trust me, I have bought from almost every Shan collection over the past fifteen years! 


Chantal has built up the company from the early days when she herself pulled the pigments out of the prints to create the colors for the collection.  “Sometimes it took at least 5 attempts to pull the perfect hue.”  Now she has “a great team in place” and doesn’t need to work around the clock.  But she still overseas the pallet and colors pulled for each collection.

Shan Spring 2017 might just be her very best.  One collection, “Do You think I’m sexy” is sumptuous, luxurious and subtly infused with classical French couture allure.

Moves like Jagger!

O.W.O. & Summer Hours…

School’s out for summer!

reversecommuter is about to clock some MAJOR Mama hours, so blog posts will be Monday Wednesday and Friday until the banditos are back in school…this shot may very well be the last time I am sitting until September.  But at least my summer uniform is SHAN!  (Click here to revisit the absolute adoration reversecommuter has for this swimwear designer.)

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…unless of course I find myself BURSTING to post about some little bit of fashion that has me completely obsessed!  As in the super amazing trend at Pitti Uomo of terry cloth blazers – can that please translate over for women please?

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Now imagine how perfect the world would be with a combination of a SHAN bikini and a terry cloth blazer – who needs a towel?  Straight from the beach to dinner!  (admit it, you were thinking it too…)

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reversecommuter was in a bikini or a cover-up all weekend.

Attacking the monster water slide (all day long!!!), made me appreciate investing in a well made bathing suit!

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Merci beaucoup Shan!

France, Furniture & Fashion…Oh My!

reversecommuter has a really good friend who has a really good knack at fun giftees…case and point the FNF big green book:

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Thanks to Roche Bobois (reversecommuter’s absolute fave French furniture – remember the blogger chair obsession?) I can add another designer to the FNF big green book – Samuel Vartan.

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A fashion event with bubbles, fab French furniture, gorgeous people, red carpets & a step and repeat, all in the ‘burbs?!?  Mais oui, s’il vous plait!

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Armenian born, French Canadian raised, Boston based Vartan’s designs are predominantly body hugging jersey dresses, but his suiting is stunning!  There was a soft grey long blazer & cigarette pants, a royal blue sport jacket and pants, and a white suit that would have all been very happy in my wardrobe!

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Merci Beaucoup Roche Bobois!

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Snow Day!

This is what my reality is today…

So in between building snowmen and making cocoa, obviously reversecommuter is going to do a little pre-vacation planning…

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JOSA Tulum has THE best coverups – click here to go get some!

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SHAN is the only swimwear designer I buy (and buy and buy and buy…).  Click here to go to their website!

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Happy Snow Day!