Fashion & Finance Friday

Greetings fabulous Friday!  Love it when you get here so quickly!

Louis Boston, only bastion of fashion in the city of Boston, just announced that after 85 years and three generations of Greenberg leadership, will close it’s doors July 2015.

reversecommuter is heart broken.

Debi Greenberg has an incredible eye for talent within the fashion world.  Boston was beyond lucky to have her store situated here, as were the customers – and yes, no huge surprise she is a bit of a fashion industry icon for reversecommuter!

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She single handedly broke the city’s reputation as being somewhat fashion challenged.  Whatever will up and coming talents do when hoping to find a buyer with a trained eye and natural instinct for incredible fashion?

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Just ask Jason Wu, Proenza Schouler and Jonathan Simkhai what Debi and Louis Boston did for their careers when first launching their lines.

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Today is a really bleak day for Boston fashion.

What do Palm Beach and Minnesota have in common in April?  Certainly not weather.  Answer: Lily Pulitzer is partnering up with Target for a 250 piece collection of clothing and housewares, dropping April 19.

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Would the grand lady of pink & green palm tree shifts be excited about this?  reverse commuter thinks not.

10 years and counting – adidas by Stella McCartney Spring 2015 will be a big gorgeous birthday of loveliness (yes, I am excited!).

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Look at what this brilliant British rock royalty designer does to workout wear!

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Start saving those pennies because the better the outfit the harder you workout – that is my purchasing excuse and please don’t try to put holes in it!  Click here on January 15th to get the new collection!

Get outside, ignore the weather and enjoy the weekend!  Winter boots, skinny jeans, thick turtleneck sweater and a camel coat – walk into your favorite brunch spot, order a flute of pink champagne and pretend it is summer!

xo reversecommuter

O.W.O. Palm Beach Coverup

Nothing like a phenom bikini – Shan is THE only swimsuit I wear ❤️❤️❤️

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Next step to poolside happiness is a stellar coverup and all is good in the post-turkey pre-holidaze craze!

Next up The 12 Daze of Holidaze Parties!

Fashion & Finance Friday!

End of the week is THE best reason for bubbles in a flute!

Christie Brinkley is launching her own skin care line.

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Christie is 60 years old, looks atleast 25 years younger and is an established successful business woman with not only modeling and Cover Girl on her resume but also perfume and costume jewelry.  Her skin line, Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare will launch on HSN (brilliant move uber successful super model) and be distributed through Kohl’s in March 2015.

 

Tomas Maier and Diptyque have launched a collection of candles inspired by Palm Beach.

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Gorgeous scents and pretty pretty palm trees combine on the black glass containers offering three scents, Old Mantauk Highway, Palm Beach and West District Road.  Salt water, firs, wild iris, jasmine, lemon and lime are just some of the inspirations richly entwined in these candles.  Happy to report reversecommuter has bought two of the three…need to leave something for Santa to put in my stocking!

Art Basel is December 4-7 in Miami.  Fendi is already planning their pop-up shop,

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Harper’s Bazaar is hosting a pop-up at the Soho Beach House (yummmaroooooo location!)

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and Del Toro, Chrome Hearts and Rick Owens have all contributed designs for Alchemist’s AIRBALL collaboration.

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Can you feel the artsy fartsy fabulousness?!!?!?

Test drive your Art Basel outfits this weekend, hit a gallery and sip some more bubbles – it is the weekend after all!

xo reversecommuter

Fashion & Finance Friday!

Wasn’t it just Monday?  No Complaints here – Welcome to the Weekend!!!!!

Bottega Veneta knows a good thing when it has one, and it has for 13 years and counting!

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Tomas Maier has been the (ridiculously handsome) creative director at the luxe leather weaver, as well as carrying his own line and boutiques.

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Maier’s designs for his own label are all about classic form, streamlines and structure.  Investing in his pieces is a wise play as there is very little trending about his clothing other than classic design.

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Tomas has just opened a shop in NYC, to compliment his East Hampton and Palm Beach locations, and reversecommuter knows exactly where she is headed next New York jaunt!

Harvard Business Review just released it’s list of the Top 100 Performing CEO‘s, and retail has a huge positioning!  Please keep in  mind reversecommuter’s background is finance, so this merging of my two worlds (fashion & finance) makes me a little giddy!

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Luxury fashion houses were not on the list at all but there were a few solid retail representations nonetheless.

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Jeff Bezos, amazon.com’s leader is #1  / Japan’s Fast Retailing is #11(J Brand, Uniqlo, Theory are some of their better known lines) / TJX #51 (Maxxinistas everywhere rejoice!) / Nordstrom #54 / Macy’s #66 /Adidas #73 / Nike #76 / and closing up the rear in a most sparkly form, Tiffany #92.  HBR’s list is a great read, hit the link to see for yourself!

Happy Weekend – raise that flute, enjoy the bubbles and wear something special just because!

xo reversecommuter

HAPPY HAPPY!

It is a New Year! 2013 is expected to be spectacular in all it delivers! (that is my prediction anyway)

reversecommuter had a little holiday – took a trip up to Canada to visit family and some friends. Packing this time of year can pose a bit of a challenge – snow stuff, day stuff, workout stuff, party stuff, comfy hanging around stuff = MAJORLY stuffed suitcase!

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Rang in the New Year at Cafe Boulud at the new Four Seasons in Toronto. I have been lucky enough to hit the Cafe Boulud in Palm Beach (FAB), Daniel in NYC (delish on a fantasy basis) and now this newbie which definitely delivers on the Daniel Boulud level of phenomenal!!!!!!! (click the blue to learn more on the Boulud collection of restaurants & the chef himself).

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Nothing like big fun balloons to get the party started!

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Prada velvet pants, DVF blouse, Balenciaga booties, Prada clutch

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Smoking Slippers.  Who knew?  Comfort and style – LOVE!!!!!!!!!!

Buh-Bye Tory Burch flats.  The BIG DOGS are taking this over and doing it OH SO RIGHT!

Alexander McQueen – does it get any better than this?!

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Stubbs & Wotton – the classic from Palm Beach (need I say more?)

Slip on the smoking slippers when running to catch the school bus…

not that the bunny face slippers aren’t cute in their own way.

No need to “Wotton” anymore, just click the pictures, be taken to the website and buy! (excluding the bunny slippers – reversecommuter cannot encourage that kind of behavior).

 

P.S. reversecommuter grabbed her smoking slippers at Zara for a whopping $49.00

Classic Confusion!

One would think that going away for a weekend to Palm Beach with HH would be wonderful!  (it was).  But the weather was not exactly “beachy”…

Luckily it was Palm Beach – Worth Avenue is one of reversecommuter’s all-time fave streets!!!!  So while the rain drizzled down, a little shoe shopping for a new pair of classic black patent platform pumps occurred at Saks.

After INTENSE RESEARCH the conclusion is that Christian Louboutin has the most comfortable, sexy pair on the market…and is now happily habituating in my shoe closet!
(click the picture to be taken directly to the shoe department at Sak’s!)

Gucci had the best price, and a pretty shoe to boot!
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Manolo Blahnik doesn’t make a platform, but a pair of Manolo’s is never a bad purchase!
(click the picture and visit the Manolo Blahnik cutie at Sak’s)

Jimmy Choo makes a darn sexy shoe, but a 5 1/2″ heel is just a little too scary!
(click the pic, go to Saks, buy the Jimmy Choos!)

While dangling dangerously off the balcony in my hotel room (LOL), I am wearing leopard pants from Zara, tank by Alexander Wang, Russian Navy OPI nail color, and a very sleepy look on my face!