Fashion & Finance Friday!

King Karl shot is right out of the park as per usual on September 30th during PFW.

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The knit pant trend a la Chanel and Marc Jacobs was prevalent on the runway, as were bullhorns for a rambunctious closing in the form of a fashion protest!

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Looking to learn more about Chanel, such as what King Karl thinks or what playlist Michel Gaubert put together (great to use when putting together dinner party playlists), or even what Choupette is up to?  Visit ChanelNews.com and click away to your misplaced-parisienne heart’s content!

Stuart Weitzman is known for his over-the-knee boot, aka the 5050 leather in the front, micro spandex stretch in the back (think of it as the mullet boot!).

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Now Stuart is going for #ROCKROLLRIDE über fashion-focused wild abandon weekend away gorgeousness in the form of a video directed by Julia Restoin Roitfeld, a model and daughter of Carine, former editor of Vogue Paris and absolute fashion muse.  Poppy Delevingne, sister of model of the moment Cara, and Dylan Penn, model and daughter of the ultimate Princess Bride, Robin Wright, star in the video.  reverse commuter is beyond LOVING this video, the fashion, the music, the editing, it all just works seamlessly, barely noticeable is that you are being sold a pair of boots!

Design your very own pair of the Lowland online here, and obsess over the video all day long – you are very welcome.

Pack a picnic, including a flute and a bottle of champs, wear amazing boots, throw in a little fringe, and make your own version of the video this weekend!

xo reversecommuter

O.W.O. An Ode to Raf

One Weekend Outfit (O.W.O.) this week is reversecommuter’s personal shootout to Raf Simmons and his deliriously exquisite presentation of Dior’s Spring 2015 Collection during Paris Fashion Week.

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Namely the inclusion of the classic black Bermuda short.

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Go buy a pair now.  Wear them with long coats, blazers, vests, sleeveless jackets, etc.  This is an example of a classic piece that should be in your wardrobe.

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Just please do yourself a fashion favor and purchase the Bermuda shorts.  Knee socks not mandatory.

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Fashion & Finance Friday!

Still warm enough for open toe shoes and it’s Friday – Double Whammy of Awesomeness!

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Victoria Beckham opened her first store yesterday in London and it is an environment of beauty worthy of her luxe line.  The architecture, the lighting, the cascading videos walls showcasing her fashion shows, the clean lines throughout and the simplicity of the clothing presentation is jaw droopingly perfect.

reversecommuter cannot wait to experience 36 Dover Street in London in person.

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Alber Elbez is a genius in clothing design and in understanding women.  He prepared for Lanvin’s Paris Fashion Week show by sitting in cafes watching women walk by, busy in their lives.  Alber realized that to women fashion is “all or nothing”, and the collection reflected this brilliantly.

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Elbez also brought back a few of his favorite models to walk the show to help celebrateLanvin’s 125th anniversary.  He stated that the more experienced models (aka older) didn’t need nearly as much makeup as the younger crew.

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Alber weighs the success of a dress by whether or not he can see the model’s face.  reversecommuter LOVES this!  You know that moment when you put on an outfit and you feel invincible, gorgeous and positive all at once?

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So does Alber Elbez and that is how he creates.  Tremendous reason to increase my obsession with Lanvin.

Live this weekend like you don’t have children that wake up at 6am.  Pop the champs with wild abandon that definitely does not reflect all the chauffeuring, sports activities, playdates and chores that await you the next morning!

xo reversecommuter

 

 

Karl, Je Comprends!

Finally someone who speaks my language, and WHAT a someone it is, none other than the King of Fashion, Karl Lagerfeld!

Chanel Fall 2014 was presented today at the grocery store, aka Le Grand Palais aka in the ultiimate-fantasy-level land of reversecommuter!

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Why not run to the groc shop right after the gym?
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Yes, sometimes reversecommuter has a day date with my husband at the groc shop!  It’s actually kind of fun doing everyday things on a day date – reinstalling the magic with the help of the mundane!

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This show encapsulates every single word, picture and post that reversecommuter has created in the past 2 years, and I am SO HAPPY that King Karl has parlayed that into Chanel’s gorgeous appropriately tweedy & chained fall collection.

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Why not dress up a little, every single day?!

CHA_0287.450x675One very simple question on two items:  When can I buy the sneaker/boot hybrid and can I pretty please buy one of those groc shop baskets?!??!?!

Thank you to Natalie Massanet, Bryan Boy, Christie Binkley, Style.com and Instagram for the images & videos!

Fashion & Finance Friday!

Happy French Toast Friday!  (that is how we roll in my house!)

PFW (Paris Fashion Week) has begun and the masters are delivering!

First up, Rocha

Balenciaga – OHEMGEE WHAT A COLLECTION!!

Lanvin (tuxedo inspired gorgeousness)

H&M is going the way of Aldo and opening up “Other Stories” – shops that sell accessories such as shoes, jewelry, handbags, cosmetics as well as some clothing, all at a little bit of a higher price point than the existing H&M stores.  The design team will be based in Paris – this could be good!

H&M has announced (again) that it will not introduce e-commerce until late 2013 (when they might again push back the date…..).  This isn’t hard to comprehend considering the enormity of their inventory and how ofter it changes – the web team at H&M will be working around the clock!

Dress up, go out & have a Happy Weekend!

XO reversecommuter