Fashion & Finance Friday!

First day of Spring and it falls on a Friday!  WHOOOP!!!!!!!!!!  

(reversecommuter will not even comment on the fact that it will snow here in Boston later this evening…)

Cavalli trumps Pucci – it is ON in Italy!  Roberto Cavalli announced this week that Peter Dundas will return to the casa de Cavalli after a hiatus from the house of animal-print-body-hugging-plunging-cleavage designs, where he worked between 2002 through 2005.

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Dundas was the creative director of Pucci from 2008 through to this February’s Milan Fashion Week.

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Pucci moved quickly to report that MSGM’s Massimo Giorgetti will be Dundas’ replacement.

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“Dramma” – that is drama in Italiano!

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“Pavement Cracker” Kanye has done it yet again, and Choupette is pissed!  Kanye West X Adidas out clicked Chanel and any other collection during the fashion weeks, the closest second was Chanel by 1 MILLION!!!!!!!!

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Naturally the Yezzy Boosts are all sold out.

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Should be interesting to see what happens to the rest of the ahem…collection.  If you cannot fight the urge to purchase, Barney’s just announced they will be carrying all the yeeziness!

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Put that black turtleneck in the very back of your closet, pull out the brilliantly bright stilettos and celebrate the end of winter with a click of your heels and a clink of your champagne flute!

xo reversecommuter

Fashion & Finance Friday!

I will not comment about the weather.

I will not comment about the weather.

I will not comment about the weather.

HAPPY FRIDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Winter demands creativity.  Activities of the indoor persuasion become highly desirable.  Feeling culturally fancy in a fashion history kind of way?  GREAT!  There are four bastions of fashion that are currently on exhibit in museums around the world.

Lanvin, specifically the grande dame herself, Jeanne Lanvin, who founded the fashion house in 1889, is being feted in Paris at the Palais Galleria until August 23rd.

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Alber Elbez refused to submit any of his Lanvin designs for the exhibit so as to emphasize the simplistic beauty of fashion design being that of a seamstress and her hands, and it also displays the continuum of the style of Lanvin that Alber delivers.

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Ralph Pucci is sharing some of his mannequins in NYC the end of March.  Specifically in an exhibit at The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD).

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Pucci the designer was initially a mannequin sculptor, creating some of the most beautiful, curvaceous, ethnic and socially representative mannequins from the 1970’s through to today. His mannequins have been dressed by DVF, Anna Sui and many others.

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Speaking of the 70’s, The Fashion Institute of Technology’s Museum in NYC, is hosting an exhibit showcasing Yves Saint Laurent and Haltson’s work that defined the sexy groovy vibe of 70’s fashion.

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Think Studio 54 fashion, some of them donated by Tina Chow, Lauren Bacall and Paloma Picasso – imagine diving into those closets!!!!

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The clothing is iconic and timeless yet at the same time clearly represents the 70’s, which is an absolute testimony and tribute to their talents.

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So grab the kiddos, dress up so you don’t feel like a schlep in a puffer coat and hit the museums.  Gain a little culture and enjoy a celebratory glass of champs on your new found grey matter!

Don’t let the weather interrupt your fabulous weekend!!!!!!!!!!

xo reversecommuter

12 Days of Christmas Party Outfits Conclusion!

Merry Christmas Eve!  Time to bang out the last 4 days of reversecommuter’s 12 Days of Christmas Party Outfits (or Holiday Party Outfits, whatever floats your festive boat!).

On the 9th day of this list we all wore Fur Tops.  Nothing says snuggle better than fur or faux.  Moncler offers furry pockets…

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Alice and Olivia’s furry vest would be a spectacular statement piece that would be magical at Christmas dinner (and then equally phenomenal throughout the winter with jeans for GNO or date night!).

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Day 10 is dedicated to the onesie – specifically Jumpsuits.

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Tibi’s gold jumpsuit delivers the ultimate Holiday spectacular – nothing missing but a bow!

The 11th Day of reversecommuter’s Christmas Holiday Outfit list is a White Christmas.  White is a color that is taking winter by storm (are you appreciating all these double entendres?!?).

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White pants equal luxury.  White pants are worn by someone who doesn’t cook all day and wear the meal, or get drooled on, or dirty little hands wiped on, or dog paws jumped on.  Gucci’s white pants really are the quintessential luxury piece, and on sale – yayzies!!!!!

The final item on the list is all about tunics.  Beaded, bright and beautiful!  Pucci’s beautiful blue tunic and Missoni’s stripey poncho tunic are beyond delicious!!!!

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Wear it on top of a gorgeous skinny silk or wool pant (see directly above) then enjoy it on a beachy vaca!

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I want to wish you and yours the very best for the Holidays, and a very Merry-Well-Dressed-Christmas!

xo reversecommuter

Fashion & Finance Friday!

Is it just me or are Summer Fridays are WAAAAAAAY better than Winter Fridays!

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There is a theory on the street that Olivier Theyskens is about to leave Theory (redundant humor, tee hee!).  He came, he redesigned the brand and the blazer (ooooh lala did he ever!), and now he will leave.

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If you are a fan, the final collection is slated to be Spring 2015.

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Milano is hosting the Mens Fashion Week aka Pitti Uomo, and the coverage of the clothing, models and trends is enough to keep a fashionblogger up all night!  Thank you GQ and Tommy Ton for this awesome pic!

 

Zegna presented on June 20th – YUMMMMMAROOOOOO!!!

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Even landmark architecture is getting into the play.  Pucci dressed the Baptistery of San Giovanni, and the impact is wondrous!

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The Battistero sketch, actually drawn by Emilio Pucci in 1957, has shrouded the Baptistery.  Ridiculously cool, colorful and creative!

In the spirit of Pucci, throw on something bright and gorgeous and CELEBRATE the weekend, with champs and fashion!

xo reversecommuter

Reality vs Fantasy

Or in my case, COLD vs HOT, as in the weather.

It is June 5th and I am wearing a sweater, A SWEATER!!   It is grey (the weather – the sweater is pale blue) and wet and cold and awful (again, the weather, the sweater is dry and soft and warm).  And sometimes it reminds me of Flashdance (the sweater, the weather doesn’t really remind me of anything).

Instead of harping on the weather (too late perhaps?), let’s take a look at some beach appropriate options!

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ISSA London print dress
£415 – net-a-porter.com

Talbots beach tunic
$98 – talbots.com

Diane von Furstenberg red tunic
$385 – shopzoeonline.com

H M chiffon top
£20 – hm.com

J Crew beach swimwear
$52 – jcrew.com

Emilio pucci
$495 – emiliopucci.com

Winter kate
$363 – my-wardrobe.com

Tara Matthews bandeau swimwear
$425 – net-a-porter.com

Marc by Marc Jacobs string swimwear
$240 – mytheresa.com

Hermes scarve
$320 – usa.hermes.com

Beach Babies & their gear!

Long gone are the carefree days of carrying a cute little carry-all to the beach, like the one from Pucci in the second pic, rather it is now a workout similar to bootcamp to get everyone and everything to the beach.

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The good news is that beach days are WAY more fun with little people giggling, splashing and playing, while the adults attempt to remain somewhat fashion conscious in their swimwear, sunglasses and the tunes blaring from their iPhone/Jawbone combo.

 (http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/183308?resType=single&keywords=pucci%20beach%20bag)