Fashion & Finance Friday!

Spring has Sprung, and so has the weekend!

reversecommuter’s jaw has hit the floor!  Jeff Bezos’ Amazon has set it’s fashion goal WAY high with news this week that Amazon might be trying to buy net-a-porter.  THAT IS RIGHT, amazon is trying to BUY net-a-porter.com!

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The deal has Natalie Massenet’s website of fashion deliciousness valued at 2 BILLION euros.

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Massenet chased her dream to be the ultimate online luxury fashion site starting in her apartment (the luscious net-a-porter packaging was stored in her London flat’s bathtub!), and twelve years later sold the company to luxury goods group Richemont for 390 MILLION euros in 2010.

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If this deal goes through, Jeff Bezos will truly earn his title as visionary within the business world.  First books, now luxury fashion, online all the time.  Mr. Bezos, reversecommuter is a little bit in awe.

Planning on a little cooking this weekend?  Why not take a recipe from the brand spanking new Bergdorf Goodman cookbook?

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Berdorf’s released the cookbook this week and the food ideas are nearly as scrumptious as a visit to the second floor shoe boutique – trust me, it is THE closest thing to heaven!

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The recipes include a ton of yummy cocktail ideas (WHOOP WHOOP!),

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loads of salads – ladies who lunch on the 7th floor of Bergdorf’s LIVE for salads, salivate-worthy fish and meat entrees and desserts that include butterscotch brownies – I mean COME ON!!!!!!!!!

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Needless to say, you can buy it on Amazon for a mere $25.

Put the boots in the back of the closet, slip into the strappy sandals and pop the champs – it’s Friday!!!!!!

xo reversecommuter

Fashion & Finance Friday!

Spring has Sprung, and so has the weekend!

reversecommuter’s jaw has hit the floor!  Jeff Bezos’ Amazon has set it’s fashion goal WAY high with news this week that Amazon might be trying to buy net-a-porter.  THAT IS RIGHT, amazon is trying to BUY net-a-porter.com!

img-jeff-bezos-met-gala-2012_160846316382.jpg_carousel_parties

The deal has Natalie Massenet’s website of fashion deliciousness valued at 2 BILLION euros.

ob-jq887_magazi_g_20100823114840

Massenet chased her dream to be the ultimate online luxury fashion site starting in her apartment (the luscious net-a-porter packaging was stored in her London flat’s bathtub!), and twelve years later sold the company to luxury goods group Richemont for 390 MILLION euros in 2010.

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If this deal goes through, Jeff Bezos will truly earn his title as visionary within the business world.  First books, now luxury fashion, online all the time.  Mr. Bezos, reversecommuter is a little bit in awe.

Planning on a little cooking this weekend?  Why not take a recipe from the brand spanking new Bergdorf Goodman cookbook?

51Ft9DGieaL._SX258_BO1,204,203,200_

Berdorf’s released the cookbook this week and the food ideas are nearly as scrumptious as a visit to the second floor shoe boutique – trust me, it is THE closest thing to heaven!

IMG_2288

The recipes include a ton of yummy cocktail ideas (WHOOP WHOOP!),

PoolsideMargarita_v1-350x424

loads of salads – ladies who lunch on the 7th floor of Bergdorf’s LIVE for salads, salivate-worthy fish and meat entrees and desserts that include butterscotch brownies – I mean COME ON!!!!!!!!!

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Needless to say, you can buy it on Amazon for a mere $25.

Put the boots in the back of the closet, slip into the strappy sandals and pop the champs – it’s Friday!!!!!!

xo reversecommuter

Chapka Chic

Boston has survived Juno and is now a veritable winter wonderland. IMG_6672 So now the obvious problem is how to look good while keeping the ears warm! (once that is solved the bags under my eyes will be tackled…) IMG_6673 Chapkas, otherwise known as Trapper Hats seem to be all over the place.  Eternally gorgeous Elle Macpherson chose the Chapka in Aspen. article-2526809-1A364C1100000578-811_634x900 The price range is anywhere from under $100 all the way up to north of $1000, depending on what it is made of.

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Pologeorgis Coyote Fur Hat @ Bergdorf’s

Fur or faux, fox, rabbit or synthetic, this is the style to beat the brrrrrrs!

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Canada Goose Mr. Porter

Obviously Bryan Boy’s brilliant orange Trapper Hat had to be included, mainly because it’s his!

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Bryan Boy for Adrienne Landau Trapper Hat @ Kirna Zabete

The faux fur options are just as plentiful with a simple google search!

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Imposter Faux Fur Hat @ Barney’s

Click the pics to go get a little online retail therapy – very therapeutic after numerous snow days!

Best Shorts!

Fashion needs to meet life at least in the middle – J Crew TOTALLY understands that.

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Children drop approximately 6 KAZILLION things daily – which means mamas need to be able to bend down and pick up those 6 KAZILLION items, ideally without flashing the world!  But that doesn’t mean giving up fashion, style and great designs.

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Price is user friendly too!  Click here to see all of the J Crew shorts currently available.

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net-a-porter.com and Mr. Porter started carrying J Crew a few years ago, and reversecommuter was confused!  So I contacted the company to see exactly why the GREAT & ALL FASHIONABLE Natalie Massenet would want to bring in the catalogue company’s clothing.  The answer was simple – great design at a great price.  TRUE!

Fashion & Fitness Friday!

Happy Dance Friday!!!!!!!!!!

Tom Ford is frowning.  Or at least he could if he wants to.  The newly married daddy has decided to stop getting Botox and fillers and just age naturally, and he is blaming it on his son and the lack of time in his schedule now that he is a dad.  Yet another reason reverse commuter LOVES Tom Ford!!!  (see reversecommuter’s original Top 10 here)

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Tom received the lifetime award at the CFDA awards on June 2nd.  And as everyone knows, Rihanna showed up in a completely transparent dress.

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Diane von Furstenberg really loves Google Glass.  She first unveiled the über-cool optics on her runway during the DVF Spring 2013 show.

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DVF Made for Glass collection will launch on June 23 on Natalie Massenet’s net-a-porter.com and Porter.com for the men’s collection.  The goal is to deliver wearable tech to the fashion and technology advanced clientele.  Wearable tech is an area that industrial and fashion companies are extremely focused on, and Google Glass is truly the groundbreaker.

 

Glasses will be $1725 and sunglasses will be $1620, and please note that this is a limited collection!

 

bikinis and champs is the order for the weekend – enjoy!!!!!!

xo reversecommuter

DVF Made for Glass line will launch June 23 on Natalie Massenet’s net-a-porter, and Porter.com for the mens line.

 

French Cuff Fixation

reversecommuter LOVES french cuff shirts…probably because they demand accessorizing!  click the picture to purchase 

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While in NYC last week (click here for more on that) a little trip to Bergdorf’s was in order…shockingly on the East Side of 5th Avenue – to the men’s Bergdorf!

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How amazing are these 18K gold hand crafted cigar box replica cufflinks?  Complete with opening and closing mechanisms, a box of 18K gold cigars and the end of the cufflink in the shape of an actual stogie?  To be precise, they are $160,000 amazing!!!!  Click here to speak to the nice salesperson at Bergdorf…

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These octopus cufflinks by Jan Leslie are a tad more reasonable at $395, and come in a rainbow of colors, click here to choose a pair!

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Alexander McQueen rocks out skull cufflinks like no other – my husband’s collection proves that!  click here for Mr. Porter

There is a great blogger over at DeDivahDeals (click here to take a looksie) who requested some present selections for the dudes – hope this helps!

Fashion & Finance Friday!

Well Hello There End of The Week!

Sales are a plenty this time of year – roam any of your favorite online retailers and find a plethora of deals!  Mr. Porter is up to 80% off, as is Barneys.  (click the blue to go shop up a storm!).

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Boston readers should take a little time to go to Louis Boston, their 40% off sale started this am!  Gretta Luxe is also celebrating the end of the season with 50% off their winter collection.  (click the blue for the websites).

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Retail expectations are slowing and the number estimates are coming down – quickly! Tiffany’s, Target, Macy’s, Kohl’s, have all announced a slight rejigging of their numbers.  Economists that follow the sector (dream job for reversecommuter!!!) think that 2013 will be a year of modest spending but upward nonetheless.

Hope you all have a RIDICULOUSLY FUN & FASHIONABLE weekend!

xo reversecommuter