Seeing Stars & Snowflakes

Impending snow storms normally freak me out – note wonky facial expression in photo…

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unless cute hand-knit star adorned hats are involved…

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Especially at 15% off when you enter “stay warm” – click the link, shop and save and look ridunculously cute walking the dog, meeting the school bus, sitting at the game etc.

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reversecommuter profiled this hot home spun business back in 2013 (click here) and I predicted beautiful wooly greatness

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Now 5th Avenue behemoths Henri Bendel and Bergdorf Goodman are fighting over themselves to get the Boston bred Third Piece goddesses to bring their wares to NYC trunk shows throughout the year!

 

 

POP goes The Wrap!

DVF is at it again!  It must be truly exhausting being the uber fabulous Diane.

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Diane is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the wrap dress, an iconic staple in every smart woman’s wardrobe since the ’70’s, and now a private collection spanning the entire 40 years is on display in L.A.

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Imagine designing a piece that is as timeless and important within a woman’s wardrobe now as it was 40 years ago. It is nearly inconceivable to design a piece that your clients need, want and wear every single day for 40 years, without any limitation of age!

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DVF held a bi-coastal party this past weekend to celebrate 40 years of the wrap dress.  “This is the first time that I ever honored the wrap dress, and she did so much for me,” said an ebullient Von Furstenberg, wearing a black wrap dress with floor-skimming yellow kimono sleeves. “She made me famous. She paid for all my bills. And tonight we celebrate the wrap dress.”  The ridiculously phenomenal Andy Cohen hosted the event in an appropriately studly manner.

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How fabulous is Diane in referring to the wrap dress as “she”.  Adore.    reversecommuter thinks the best attribute of the wrap dress is that there are no buttons nor zippers, and the reason behind this is even better…Diane states that the dress is designed that way so that it doesn’t make any noise when it hits the floor after he takes it off you…no wonder the woman was married to a prince, worshipped by rockstars, painted by artists, obsessed by titans of industry!  (Click here for more)  reversecommuter had the absolute honor of meeting THE DIANE in 2008, and the pulsating energy that emits from this woman is truly wondrous!

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DVF simultaneously launched “Pop Wrap” a DVF/Warhol collection, a collaboration of Diane’s wrap dress and Andy’s iconic, briliant silkscreens of flowers and dollar signs.

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The silkscreens are applied to the bottom of the wrap and the end product delivers a euphoric time travel directly to the dance floor of Studio 54!

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Try one on and try not to do the hustle.

photo courtesy of W Magazine

photo courtesy of W Magazine

Warhol and Diane were friends in the 70’s and she is the subject of one of his mulit-colored portraits.  Photos of their friendship help define the 70’s, the vibe, the partying, the dancing and the decadence.  “The Journey of a Dress” exhibition has an extensive display of these photos, lining the walls between mannequins wearing Diane’s private collection of wraps, prints and jumpsuits.

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In the art world an artist’s impact on society is re-visited at every 10 year anniversary of the artist’s death.   Andy Warhol died in 1987, his art work value skyrocketed in 1997, and it is expected that in 2017 the same will occur.  Maybe reversecommuter just gave you another reason to buy one of those limited edition AMAZING POP Wrap dresses.   Click here to get one!

Hat Hunt

It’s over.  It was challenging and sometimes even exhausting…

reversecommuter did her due diligence, at Scoop NYC (the reindeer number was my running have…), Steven Alan (uber cool shop had quite the impressive selection…)

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But I found it.

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The perfect slouchy beanie.

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The Third Piece (click here for more) had their trunk show last night in Boston at Cafeteria, and perfection was found. The Ope Hat in sapphire, now otherwise known as reversecommuter’s!

Here I am with the founder, Carina (hours before she jetted off to NYC for another trunk show at Henri Bendel – this line is HOT!!!!).

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Click here to buy your own…because I am not sharing!

Slits!

90 models, 90 different looks.  Chanel Spring 2014.

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photo courtesy Style.com

King Karl is clearly VERY comfortable with his crown and will hold on to it for yet another season!

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photo courtesy Style.com

And about the slit in the tweed skirt – reversecommuter is SO very very happy that Boston has a new 10,000 square foot ChaCha store opening up soon!  Click here to read all about it (courtesy of the Boston Herald).

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Spring 2014 Chanel is all about tweed, slits, cherry hot pink, spats and lace.  The Grand Palais was turned into a massive art gallery with 89 female models…

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photo courtesy Style.com

and one spectacular male model aka Marlon Teixeira.

photo courtesy Style.com

photo courtesy Style.com

Karl Lagerfel has nothing but taste!

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For more on the show watch a little bit while becoming OBSESSED with Janelle Monae’s new track Q.U.E.E.N (featuring Erykah Badu – remember her?).  Click the blue!

Very Excited!

Thank you Diane von Furstenberg. Honored. Humbled. Happy.

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