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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?

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Tom Ford is my current obsession.

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

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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…)

Santa’s Boots

Actually, Day 8 of Day 4 of reversecommuter’s 12 Days of Christmas Parties (or Holiday Parties = whichever floats your festive boat) is all about Mrs. Claus’ boots!

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Fringe worthy or what?  MEOW these Aquazzura’s would make anyone slide down the chimney!  We must all be on the NICE list as these gorgeous boots are now on sale at Bergdorf Goodman!  FALALALALAWOAH!

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Silver Bells are ringing LOUDLY about the gorgeousness shimmering on Acne’s silver booties.  Take advantage of the sale price at shoescribe.com, you naughty little elves!

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Ho-Ho-Horsebit Python Boots.  Oh Santa Baby pretty please put these in your big red sack for reversecommuter!  Absolutely not on sale but still available at Gucci.com.

 

 

Fashion & Finance Friday

6 more sleeps till Santa comes / 3rd night of Hannukah and it is Friday – can you say Holiday Party?!?!?!

Just in case you are stumped in the “whatshouldIweartothatparty?” feel free to peruse the first 7 days of reversecommuter’s 12 Days of Christmas Party Outfits (or Holiday Party Outfits depending on what side of the menorah you are sitting on).

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The shakeup that shook up horse bits around the world occurred again this week.  In case you were still sobbing loudly into to your velvet Tom Ford for Gucci tuxedo jacket, Gucci once again released their lead designer, Frida Gianini and the CEO, Patrizio di Marco, who interestingly are a real life couple and parents to a 2 year old.

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Giannini will depart after her final collection is shown at the Milano fashion week ending February 25, and Patrizio will have become the world’s best dressed stay-at-home daddy beginning January 1, 2015.

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Gucci’s holding company, Kering, shakes the world of interlocking G’s every now and then – Tom Ford anyone?!?!?! – and the reason behind this double dipped sword is based on sagging sales figures.  Mamma Mia that is one big lump of designer coal.

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Speaking of Gucci Gucci Goo, the SEC has charged AVON for ding-donging some Chinese officials with goodies that included Gucci bags and trinkets from Tiffany’s.

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The Avon bribes back in 2006 helped the door-to-door makeup company secure some of the early direct business selling licenses issued by the Chinese government to foreign companies.

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$135 Million is the fine – that is a lot of Skin So Soft, just saying…

Whip yourself into a fancy dress frenzy, calm the nerves with a  perfectly chilled flute of champs and ignore the sore feet while you dance the night away on the very last weekend of Holiday Parties 2014!

xo reversecommuter

Fashion & Finance Friday!

Friday already?  YIPPPEEEEEEEEE!

Black Friday toppled Cyber Monday with the old one-two-punch.  Bricks and mortar plus an online presence for the first Friday after Thanksgiving delivered a lot of presents for the upcoming holidays spectacular savings!

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Despite sales volumes down for the second year in a row, 9.1 Billion worth of shopping did happen on Black Friday, and an increase in online shopping helped in that total.  Stealing smoke from Cyber Monday by offering online and in store savings was a brilliant strategy, but retailers are still seeing soft sales.

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Great news for us, the consumers!  Super Saturday (Saturday December 20th) is looking very promising!  If holiday sales continue to have the blahs, Super Saturday may deliver some spectacular deals, although retailers are keeping the detail of the deals close to their ugly-sweater-chests right now…

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Victoria Beckham is expanding her empire and continuing to claw her way to the top.  Specifically with nail polish.  2 limited edition shades she created with Nails Inc.

Bamboo White and Judo Red will go on sale Monday December 8th, click here to help Santa fill your stocking!

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Happy Weekend!

Decorate the tree wearing ridiculously high strappy gorgeous shoes while holding a with a bubble filled flute.  FA-LA-LA-LA-LOVE!

xo reversecommuter

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!

BOOO!!! It’s Friday & Halloween!

Pharell has once again CRUSHED IT in regards to what everyone has attempted to do.

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Adidas has launched the collection by Pharell and equality is the name of the game, and it is delivered in exquisite fashion.

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Price points vary reflecting material choice, for example a satin jacket is considerably less than the leather version.

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Click here to get your melon jacket and lime green Stan Smiths…or visa versa!  Don’t be blue, another wave of Adidas Pharell awesomeness crashes online December 1st (Attention Santa!!!!!!!)

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Diane von Furstenberg is hyping the wrap dress once again and this time in California.  As a direct result of her IMMENSELY successful wrap dress exhibit in Los Angeles (click here for a refresher) she is going to open three new California boutiques.  One shop will be dedicated to the wrap dress – such a fun cool concept!

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reversecommuter ALWAYS grabs a DVF wrap dress when I have a “i-don’t-have-anything-to-wear moment of crisis!

Nike obliterates the competition with their technology and reverse commuter is the proud owner (and creator) of possibly THE SICKEST b-ball shoes ever thanks to NikeID.

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Nike brand president Trevor Edwards has pushed the technology envelope since joining Nike in June 2012, and one of the company’s target areas is women.

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reversecommuter is proud to be a willing victim – the technology on the website decimates anything else currently on the market and it is SO fun to use!  Make your own here!

Pop the champs, get the costumes on and enjoy the ghouliest of Halloweens!

xo reversecommuter

Off the List!

Dear Santa Baby

Here are a couple of items reversecommuter does not want for Christmas.

High Heeled Sneakers. Isabel Marant, you know je t’aime, but these shoes really don’t work pour moi. Merci.

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Printed jeans. Nope, don’t get it, don’t want it.

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What is on my list?

Chloe Susan Boots

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Top of the List:

ENDLESS HUGS FROM MY CHILDREN

Love,

reversecommuter

Fashion & Finance Friday!

It’s the 3rd Friday in December – that means parties & crazed panicked shopping all rolled up into one weekend!

Pre-Fall Collections were launched this week and the military trend is in full regalia – if you haven’t invested in a pea coat yet, perhaps Santa needs to know the want/need status!

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Dear Santa, this Burberry cashmere & wool peacoat on net-a-porter is 50% off! (click the blue phrase, Magical Man in Red)

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Have you Stylooted yet?  No, it’s not a Dr Suessical, it is the new website Styloot.com,  (click the blue to take a lookie) created by Hautelook.  It is quite the tool!  One site gives you comparative shopping, sales listed by %, offers over 400,000 items from over 100 existing online retailers.  In a word….WOAH!

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Retailers, top line and below, are looking for shoppers.  Have you noticed how many fab sales are going on right now?  Net-a-Porter, Bergdorfs, Saks, Neimans, J.Crew, etc etc.  Take advantage!  Go forth and save $!

Happy Weekend!  Raise a glass of champs in the air and celebrate all that makes you happy in your world!

xo reversecommuter

Big Red Elf Stuff

Ski Jackets are key to winter happiness, even when not shushing down the slopes!

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This time of year, hustling, bustling, ramping up on the BIG RED ELF responsibilities…

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a stylish cute jacket will help you get through it all…or at the very least INSPIRE you to ask said BIG RED ELF for a fab jacket as a present! (Click the blue to see some FAB jackets on sale at net-a-porter right now!)

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Moncler jacket, Mother Jeans (I am LOVING my Mother Skinnies), Lanvin flats, Loewe sunglasses.