Fashion & Finance Friday!

Exactly what I needed – FRIDAY of a loooooong weekend.  While sipping the champs this weekend (as we do) let’s recall and respect Dr. King’s speech and vision.

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Levi’s is about to preach and teach!  net-a-porter will launch a limited collection, Levi’s 501 CT, and across the land skinny jeans will weep. The CT in 501 CT stands for Customized and Tapered, which is what most anyone with any sense of style does to their 501s now.

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Yup, higher waist, looser fit, and let’s be real people, no other jeans make the a*s look better than a beat up pair of 501s.  Set the reminder on the smart phone and get online to buy early March 2nd.  

Tommy Tommy Tommy.  You all know how I feel about the man, the myth the fashion legend Tom Ford.  Click here for a refresher!

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Rumor on the cobblestone streets of Firenze is that Gucci might be bringing Tom back to run the fashion house of all things sexy.  #fingerscrossedfingerscrossedfingerscrossed!

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Frida Giannini left early this week, despite a previously announced exit after the Fall 2015 show in February.  reversecommuter thinks that the Fall 2014 Gucci collection was her best but too little too late apparently.

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The python, the bit boots, the shearling pink jacket – pity she released-the-beast right at the end.

Enjoy the loooooong weekend – dress up, wow your audience, and yourself!

xo reversecommuter

TransAtlantic Girl Crush

reversecommuter has a notsosecret girl crush on Victoria Beckham.

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Her clean lined minimalistic clothing line is drool and dream worthy.  This little navy number is SO my new obsession!

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The aesthetics cross over seamlessly into her luxe leather goods line.

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Now VB has delivered again in her collaboration with NAILS INC., launching two colors Judo Red and Bamboo White.

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reversecommuter wrote about this limited collection just before Christmas, so imagine my delight when the big man in the red suit slipped a couple of each color into my stocking!

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The polish is phenomenal – not as rough on hands as gel but just as glossy and quite durable.  These are important virtues when considering daily life of the suburbanly challenged – cooking, cleaning, washing little hands and faces, walking dogs in the freezing cold tundra-like winter, running errands and basically doing all things that pretty much guarantee death to a manicure!

Click here to get your own – after all when was the last time instant happiness only cost $25?

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Shoes – FalalalalalalalaLOVE!

Day 7 of reversecommuter’s 12 Days of Christmas Party Outfits (or Holiday Party Outfits if that floats your PC boat) is allllllll about shoes.  WEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

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Saint Laurent’s Lace-Up Saddle Pump (on sale fyi!!) -pair this puppy up with a french stocking and a slit skirt (aka Day 5 on reversecommuter’s 12 Days of Christmas Party Outfits) and Santa will be one happy red suited elf!

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Tassels, really need I say more?

Charlotte Olympia’s Fantastic Dolly Suede Fan Tassel Pump is a phenomenally fun shoe – what says party season better?

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Oh, yeah, Ostrich Feathers.  That is what says Party Season Better.  Click here for a review of all things plummagey.  Or just click here to buy your own divine Sophia Webster Nicole Sandals.

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Fringe is another relative of the flirty dangly-bits family and needs to be in the party wardrobe this season!  Aquazzura makes a sexy beast of a shoe any day of the week, so add a fringe and mistletoe Ho-Ho-Ho!!!!!!!

 

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

Fashion & Finance Friday!

What is it about Friday that instantaneously adds a big smile?!

NYFW is over, LFW is began today.  Snow to rain, fabulous fashion to fabulous fashion.

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Marc Jacobs ended the shows in NYC, and he did not disappoint! Rich luxe colored furs, caramels, winter whites, mod patterns sequins, a little lace, some hand stitched organza and quite possibly some of the most beautiful dresses presented in a long time.  Almost like a celebration of his emancipation from other lines (Louis Vuitton) to give his line the love it demands!

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Ralph Lauren’s collection was dreamy and rich, a line up of soft grey and purple and cream floated down the runway, dripping in cashmere, satin and wool crepes.  reversecommuter was hoping Ralph would end the show in one of those INCREDIBLE U.S. Olympic uniform sweaters, but alas his only nod to the snowy sports celebration was to be found on his feet!

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Tod’s owner and all round favorite Italian patriarch (click here for why) is having a little spat with Fiat, or to be more specific with Fiat heir John “Yaki” Elkann, grandson to founder Gianni Agnelli.  The two “gentlemen” are throwing insults at each other in the media (click here to have a giggle), in a war of words that starting over soccer (football in the rest of the world except the U.S.).  The luxury Italian leather maker is also the owner of a soccer/football club in Italy, and it happens to be the main rival of the Fiat owned team.

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I rigazzi sono rigazzi – that’s “Boys will be boys” in Italian!

On that note, pop some prosecco while wearing your cutest weekend get-up and celebrate love over this Valentine weekend!

xo reversecommuter

O.W.O.

Peter Pilotto has arrived at Target!   Naturally a curious creature like reversecommuter would have to hit Target at 7:30am on a Sunday morning.  Rumor has it that the collection arrived online at 3am, but the only way to purchase was to go through Twitter, as the Target link was down.


Expectations were low, based on previous capsule collections offered by high end designers and Target.  But the hype on this was beyond ignoring!

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Even Natalie Massenet was excited about this one.  For the first time ever, net-a-porter.com is selling the combined collection from Target – will wonders never cease?!?!?! Click here to see for yourself!

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The price point was 19.99 thru 79.99, and the quality was so-so, but the prints were Oh So Pretty!    Click here to go get some – quickly as it is selling out!

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Maybe it was the launch date of February 9th that can be blamed for the success of this line, all of us suffering from winter blahs, then suddenly taunted by gorgeous bright florals and prints.

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The O.W.O (click here for definition) for this week is my 19.99 Peter Pilotto for Target long sleeve floral t-shirt & MOTHER boyfriend jeans – perfect to wear on a sunny winter Sunday!

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And The Winner Is…

Thank you to all of you who participated in reversecommuter.com’s very first giveaway!

Over 146 likes added to reversecommuter’s FaceBook page – cool!  From such amazing faraway spots as Dubai, Italy, Greece, China & Hong Kong, South Africa, Spain, South Korea, Mexico, all over the USA and Canada!

Last night was a fun night in complete with hair up, glasses on, sitting in front of a fire in my fave Marni sweater, and reversecommuter building a spreadsheet, copying & pasting 146 names into little cells, printing, cutting and folding (must confess a glass of chardonnay was my assistant!), and a final draw occurred….

Congratulations Kendall Maggi, you are the winner and new owner of a pumpkin turban hat from The Third Piece!!!!   Ping me your 411 so I can send it to you!

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Thank you for entering and following!  This was SO much fun…think I might do it again really soon!!!

xo reversecommuter