NYFW SS 2017 – Jonathan Simkhai

I went, I saw, I conquered.  NYFW Spring Summer 2017 was my first.  Attending NYFW was one of my primary goals when I started reversecommuter.com.  To know me is to know that setting and achieving my goals is my raison d’être.

fullsizerender-4

Appropriately Jonathan Simkhai‘s show was my first.  He is one of my absolute favorite designers, and being personally invited to his show was a major high point not quickly forgotten.fullsizerender-1The show was packed with instagram’s hotshots, Olivia Palermo, Ashley Graeme, Jamie Chung, Kylie Jenner, Joe Zee and Brad Goreski to name just a few.  Jonathan Simkhai has quickly skyrocketed to super designer stardom, and so very deservingly.

unknown-10

This show was inspired by the Watts Towers in LA, an architectural creation of 17 interconnected structures built with garbage over 34 years – there are still some brand identifying labels to be seen on pop bottles!

unknown-4

This collection delivered a more polished version of his trademark cutout silhouettes, denim and Italian lace designs.

unknown-7

SS17 collection’s ivory, silks, chiffons, satins, navy blues (yup, my absolute fave), soft baby blue chambrays and the textures, ruffles and tears made the n models’  movement beyond spectacular.

unknown-8

The casting was exact with models in light, natural makeup, straight hair loose with undone unexpected braids scattered about.

unknown-2

Jonathan Simkhai‘s line is found in Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Intermix, Saks Fifth Avenue and at www.jonathansimkhai.com.  This scattering of high end retailers is all in walking distance in NYC.

jscamel

Trust me, I was searching for these gorg camel & navy pieces while attending NYFW and marched for miles to find them.  Sadly they haven’t even been delivered yet and so reversecommuter is attempting fashion patience – so not my strong point!

unknown-9

This might seem like a rather high end selection of retailers but his price point in comparison to his creations is kind to the fashion consumer.  It is rare to find a talent this rich offering his designs with a price tag we can all reach.

unknown-5

This SS2017 collection is all about layering and everyday luxury.

unknown-6

In case you are wondering these are my absolute favorite two looks from the runway show.

unknown-3

True Love.

fullsizerender-3

PS.

I was also invited to his After Party at a nightclub called The Blond.

fullsizerender-2

I mean, how could I not go?!

Hat Head Luxe

All hail the fur pompom.

  
Seriously THE accessory for Winter 2016.

Prices range from $10 for a street vendor version (perhaps the pompom is synthetic squirrel, perhaps not…),

To mid-range versions offered by Milner extraordinare,  Eugenia Kim.

 
Up to stratosphere versions topped with fox from Loro Piana.

  

Whichever pompom tickles your fancy, know that moms everywhere are rejoicing about all the hats being worn!

  

Dumb Down the Price

Celine’s Fall 2014 Collection had a long knit turtleneck that made reversecommuter crumble, drool and stutter.  It was ❤️at first sight…right up to the $2000 price tag.  

  
I justified that it was too limiting a piece for that type of investment.  Point on revelation but I still really, really loved it.  

Fast forward to now.  In the ‘burbs, armed with a rake.

    
Wearing a $30 turtleneck from Zara.  

http://m.zara.com/us/en/woman/knitwear/view-all/polo-neck-sweater-c0p3000510.html  

Yeah, that’s pretty much how it feels!

Spec-ulating

Holding the phone a little too far away from your face?  Tired of contact lens early morning eye pokes?


How about updating your look with a new pair of designer glasses?

images

Tom Ford is my current obsession.

NMD0VR8_mk

Totally asking Santa for Cèline’s tortoise shell round frames…oh yes, THE list is already being prepped!

2803299_1508111007561

Earlier this year in Italy I came across Micromega, “the most exclusive eyewear in the world”.


The designs are extraordinarily unique, and their prices are clearly living up to the description!   The first picture shows a pair for 1070 euros, and the ones below are a cool 840 euros.   A visit to the website is highly recommended, the creations are so incredibly artistic!
A new pair of designer specs is a faster fix on your total look that a great fitting pair of jeans (yup, going there in an upcoming post…)

Back to the Future Jacket

Futuristic Metalics are changing outerwear.


Outerwear needs to be warm.  Obviously.  But why not add a little color, texture or shine?


adidas by Stella McCartney has a fun metallic crop jacket that is ridiculously warm and efficient as a wind breaker.  Safe to say my hair speaks to the wind factor.

back-to-the-future-delorean

Click here to buy the jacket on net-a-porter.com

The fact that it resembles the delorean silver car in Back to the Future is the perfect reason to profile it on Back to the Future Day!

Sleeveless Wonder!

Fall is one crazy season!

 Jacket, no jacket, layers, stripping off the layers, OY!


Invest in a sleeveless vest.

Put a tank top underneath.  Pair it with a long sleeved t-shirt.  Add a thin cashmere layer. A tailored shirt works too.
Jeans, leggings, even a tailored knee length skirt works with this piece.  Add a pair of statement boots and vamanos mamacita!

Amal-Clooney-Checked-Vest-Outfit

Budget friendly options available if your name isn’t Amal Clooney or Gwyneth Paltrow.  Current faves include Trouvè at Nordstroms for $78 and  ASOS for $72.

Who Needs Sleeves?!?!

Bergdorfs Meets Lycra in the Burbs

Bergdorf’s in the burbs?  Dare to dream!

Unknown-1

First thought that popped into my head when I experienced LEGIT activewear, an online and retail boutique in Wellesley, MA, a suburb just west of Boston.


reversecommuter has been upfront honest about my dislike of the unimaginative yoga pants suburban mom uniform.  Legit is here to change it up.


Owner Lisa Goldberg (warning, she will instantly seem like your super fab sophisticated city girlfriend) single handedly tracks down the most intriguing design lines that will shake the lulu lemons right out of their tree!


LEGIT activewear is like the legitimizer of workout clothing.  Designer clothing for actual workouts…it is like the directions on how to wear lycra are found right in the name of the store.  Take what you worked out in off after the activity, but feel free to wear the gorgeous jackets, outerwear, cashmere, etc all day long.


Tennis lines such as Monreal London and Adidas by Stella McCartney, brilliant colors and the necessary tennis white all included.

Banging out those pre-marathon miles just got a whole lot sexier.  Leggings from Lucas High, Michi, Charli Cohen with mesh, neon, ribbing, cutouts, seriously these are the clothes that make you jump out of bed and want to hit the pavement!


Spinning class outfits just got so real you are going to ask them to keep the lights on so your outfit gets appropriate admiration time.  Snakeskin prints by Human Performance Engineering, and Ultracor’s Camo crops and leggings with a shock of brilliant yellow neon beg for a SoulCycle diva showdown extra long class!


Yoginis rejoice!  More Spritual Gangster than you thought possible and Out Incorporated’s mesh side leggings will make the most stylish zen bendy in town!


Pheel blends lycra with metaliics to deliver a superhero feel to any workout, and let’s face it, carving out time to workout is a superhero feat with our schedules ladies!


Cool down jackets and wraps from lines such as Nesh, Vimmia and Alala will make it imperative to run a couple of errands after your workout, too luxurious a statement not to make.


See you at the checkout line…or is that the now Chic-out line?

Hurricane Jammies!

When the foreword forecast is rain, rain, rain, with a chance of hurricane, there is only one thing to do.

Marigot Collection

Shop for pajamas!

averypajamaset_peacoat__72494_detail1

Equipment Silk PJ’s

The price ranges from silk pjs to gilt, one kings lane and ruelala deals.

Product_OYT10024_Image_1

Lucy PJs One Kings Lane

Click the pics to get a little online retail therapy.

3414.jpg

Bedhead Silk PJs

Borrowing from the ultimate 2 piece mad men pajamas, we are lucky enough to choose top or bottom, or both!

slide10

Skin Lingerie

Top off the jammies with a not-so-subtle eye mask to maximize the snooze button!

KissKill_0521_03a03224-f920-4159-8e5e-bbac1912a2fb_large

KissKill awesome eye mask!

Whip up a latte, grab a book, light a fire and look phenomenal.  Sounds like quite the perfect day, doesn’t it?

Boatload of Bikinis!

Living on a boat for a week demands a fairly specific suitcase.

MARELLA - Aft Deck

Bikinis.

IMG_9500

That is all.

dsc_0101-1

But a serious selection so as to avoid repetition.

images-6

Shan is reversecommuter’s absolute favorite, as has been demonstrated on numerous occasions!

images

Australia’s Triangl is set to hit $60 MILLION in sales this year.  Not too shabby for a newly engaged couple who started the neoprene bikini biz after their second date!

images-2

Triangl bikinis are only about $90 US and come in a neon rainbow of styles and colors!

Unknown

Marysia Swim is a new line on reversecommuter’s bikini radar.  Scalloped details and brilliant styling make this designer someone to watch!

images-4

Marysia Swim’s founder,  Marysia Dobrzanska Reeves is also a surfer so it is safe to assume that her designs will stay on in the water!

Dog Days of Summer Top 5 Hair Styles!

ARGH!  Beach Head!

IMG_9182

Time to embrace that salt lick as a Sunny Summer Season Trophy!

IMG_9423

Grab a chopstick – adorned or free with the delivery food – twist your hair and stab that sucker right in!

Unknown

Hair clip a la J Crew?  Don’t mind if I do!

Unknown-1

Perfect twisted bun holder for a bike ride or anything else a fantastically fun summer day requires.

IMG_9420

Nothing better than a ponytail whipping around in the wind of an open car window!

IMG_9421

Hairbands.  Put on and go.  End of story.

IMG_9425

seriously – end of story.

IMG_9426