Simkhai & The Beach!

NYFW is in full swing and reversecommuter is at the beach.  Literally.

The timing of fashion week always baffles me.   The middle of the coldest winter month, which also coencided with my children’s school break.  How is this blogger supposed to sneak away to New York during THAT week?

  
Happily Vogue, Tim Blanks, Instagram and the Internet are all willing to work on my behalf (lol) and keep me posted while I focus on swim, sun, surf and all things beachy!
  
Jonathan Simkhai presented his Fall 2016 Collection yesterday and dare I say it was one of THE best presentations!  

  
Jonathan has created a niche using geometric cuts and lace in his deliciously designed dresses and knits.  Fall 2016 continued this but in a more wearable way.  His dresses were less crop top more hot wives who lunch.  Wearable but with a major statement of style and strength.  

  
Movement was everywhere in this collection, with fringe, tassels and unfinished ends that seemingly danced down the runway.

  
Furs, neutrals, knits, navy (don’t think I am not ABSOLUTELY buying this complete look!!!) and suiting cut to perfection. 

  

Bustiers and slip dresses complemented with luxurious furs delivered fantasy level date night outfits.  His romantic sensibility met body conscious sex appeal in every piece, by adhering to the age old adage of keeping somethings left to the imagination.

  

NEED/WANT

When did the designers decide shoes should be $1000?  reversecommuter is not amused.

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Aquazzura is one shoe designer that keeps the prices below that 4 figure price tag but still delivers incredible kicks!

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Happy to announce I am completely obsessed with these!  Click here to buy them.

 

 

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Two of my absolute fave Jonathan Simkhai’s Spring Collection looks….LOVE in an obsessed-soon-to-own way!

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Mazel Gob!  Did you know this is the very first time Hannukah and Thanksgiving are on the same day?  Did you know the next time this happens is in 38,000 years?!  WOWZER!

reversecommuter is taking a few days off to enjoy my family and the holiday (and to cook up a major storm of deliciousness!!!!).  I would like to wish all of you a VERY HAPPY THANKSGIVING-KAH!

xo reversecommuter

Hot Boots = Happy Mama!

Hello, my name is reversecommuter and I am a shoe addict.  Boots too.

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Cannot help myself.  So many to choose from and so many varied heights, colors, textures, designers – Oh My!!!!

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Really, is it a bad thing?

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These are Car Shoe boots – it is a line by Prada but sort of under the radar in North America.  I found these in Italy and fell in love, cannot resist a platform boot, get the height but still able to chase after my bambinos!

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Car Shoe boots, Gucci bag, MOTHER jeans.

Knit Wit

Hello genius knit line the third piece (click here for the website).

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What started as a therapeutic outlet for an awkward teenager (and who wasn’t one?!) has evolved into a fashion line that is on the cusp of tremendous!  Shout out to the biology teacher/student counselor that taught founder Carina how to knit!

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Carina (gorgeous, sweet, uber fashionable, gifted founder) has a background in fashion, and has always had a passion for creating beautiful chunky knits.  “I’m like a bag of skittles – I love color!”  Met a pal at a boot camp class who happened to be a whiz in finance, et voila, the third piece became a company.  Now employing 5 full time knitters and getting recognition with industry icons…like Henri Bendel!

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the third piece was invited to Henri Bendel’s open see, and the Fifth Avenue legend picked up the line, then invited them back for a trunk show, and now is also home to the exlcusive New Yorker oversized scarf that wraps twice and has cable pockets.  November 17th there is another trunk show back at Bendel’s flagship store, but if you can’t wait just call and order one!  1-800-HBENDEL

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The line offers the turban, the hooded infinity (Carina’s fave piece “never have a bad hair day”), the Ope hat (named after the character on Sons of Anarchy), and the mini MITT (2 glove styles in one!).  100% merino wool sourced in NYC and hand knit in Boston.  But don’t be scared, the line is gentle in pricing despite all of these impressive design facts!

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Winter is the season of dark clothing.  the third piece is the perfect way to add some luscious rich fun colors to the palate!  Just in time for a little holiday shopping come to the Trunk Show November 13th 6-8pm at Cafeteria in Boston (click here for directions).  As if reversecommuter wasn’t already in love with the knit designs of the third piece, guess what the name of the trunk show is?  “KNITS & CHAMPS”.  sigh, I think it’s love.

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WANT/NEED STAT!

Jonathan Simkhai has done it again.  (click here to read on and on and on about how incredibly talented this designer is…)

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Both in red and black.  Click and buy, and drool.

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Decisions, decisions…..

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As in for real, seriously, absolutely MUST HAVE!!!!!!!!!

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Celine Winter 2013/14 Ankle Boot Rider in Dove Grey. Obsessed. Phoebe Philo you are a genius!

Runway Strut with Purpose!

reversecommuter is walking the runway…in bare feet and carrying jerry cans!

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Clearly this is not for Fashion Week – but it should be!  Wednesday August 21st at the W Boston is hosting “Walk with Purpose” to raise money for charity:water, a non-profit that provides drinking water to developing nations with 100% public donations.

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I read an article in the New York Times a few weeks ago that really peaked my curiosity.  It was about Scott Harrison, founder of charity:water, taking a bunch of actors, activist and techie ka-zillion-aires to Ethiopia on a water mission.  Click here to read the NY Times article that started my new obsession.  Scott was a nightclub promoter in NYC in an earlier life and can probably make water sexier than Evian!  Who else could hire an old plane and fill it up with the likes of Matt Mullenweg (hello co-founder of WordPress), Nathan Hubbard (ceo of Ticketmaster), Tony Hawk & Sophia Bush and set off to Ethiopia?  Imagine my surprise when I was invited to W Boston’s WaterWalk?!?!

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The W Global  Music Director, Michaelangelo L’Acqua will be spinning the WaterWalk – so you just know that SoundHound and Shazam apps will be VERY busy that night.  Dare to dream there will be a playlist provided!

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photo courtsey inStyle

He has had Jessica Biel, Sophia Bush, Jessica Alba, Seth Myers, and other Hollywooders strut their stuff on the Waterwalk, and now it is reversecommuter’s turn….

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If you are near Boston and want to come support this phenomenal event, please rsvp to W Boston.

Fashion & Finance Friday!

Hot & Sunny & Summer & Friday = Happy Dance!

902.  That is my new good luck number, as it is the number of pages in the September issue of Vogue!  My fave is British Vogue but as I subscribe to that in electronic format, and I fell asleep before the download was complete last night (took forever) I have yet to learn it’s page total.

image courtesy Vogue.com

image courtesy Vogue.com

Speaking of digital British publications (brilliant seque, non?), both Conde Nast U.K. and Hearst Magazines U.K. announced an increase in digital subscriptions, which leads the publishing executives to believe that magazine readers (especially fashion magazines) enjoy both formats – VERY exciting news for landfills and trees!

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Estee Lauder hit $10 BILLION in 2013 – quite the impressive mark!  With an impressive stable of pretty face makers such as Bobbi Brown, Estee Lauder, Clinique, Aerin, Smashbox, La Mer, Tom Ford (you know how I adore all things TOM), and M-A-C, it is easy to see how such a figure is attainable.  After all, no matter what the budget is, a lipstick is always the perfect pick me up!  (Please forgive the big scary BUDGET word!!!!)

image courtesy Tom Ford

image courtesy Tom Ford

Happy Weekend – champs & heels for everyone!

xo reverse commuter

NEED/WANT REALLY REALLY BADLY!!!!!

Oh Charlotte….Spectator Dolly!!

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Sadly sold out on Moda Operandi (gorgeousness galore but only for a tiny amount of time!).

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Mark my words, that shoe is mine…