Girl Crush with a side of Ruffles!

Rosie Assoulin is my designer girl crush.

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reversecommuter has coveted from afar her designs, her creativity and her crazy cool ruffles since she launched her line in 2014.

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The 2015 CFDA WINNER earned her fashion wings under such designer legends as Oscar de la Renta and Lanvin’s Alber Elbaz.

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Are you beginning to appreciate the master level of the ruffled wonder?

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Brilliant colors, cuts that flow and billow, pants that beg for a surfboard while simultaneously sashaying down a runway.  The elements Rosie incorporates into her clothing illustrates her ease in identifying the women who she designs for – moms, wives, professionals, busy whatevers with complicated lives who LOVE fashion.

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Rosie’s bff is none other than Leandra Medine, übererest of all über fashion bloggers.  Leandra wears Rosie beautifully, by incorporating the high end line into low priced pieces from her closet.

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reversecommuter is willing to share a teeny tiny fraction of Rosie’s wonderfulness with you.  Invest in a piece or two or twelve and be confident knowing your Rosie will look fantabulous now, next year and the years after that!

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Random Acts of Sparkliness!

Sequins have been reversecommuter’s party piece of choice this Holiday Season!

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Sparkly Skirts & Shorts…but no pants.

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reversecommuter was SNAFUED this season in her hunt for gold sequin leggings (sounds MUCH tackier than in reality!!).  The closest I could find were these Donna Karan silver leggings at Neimans, close but no cigar.

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Fendi’s Christmas Ornaments lit up 5th Avenue in NYC and I just had to add them to this Sparkly post!

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Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and thank you so very much for always taking the time to read reversecommuter!   Here is hoping that Santa spoils you silly!!!!!!!!

xo reversecommuter

ps taking the rest of the week off – see you soon!

10 Things I LOVE about TOM FORD

reversecommuter has a SERIOUS man crush.

It’s nothing new, ever since Tom Ford was the lead designer for Gucci, I have had a mad love for this sexy talented gorgeous man.

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photo courtesy Style.com

Update, Gucci is happy with Frida Giannini – as are a lot of Gucci clients (me included).

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photo courtesy Gucci.com

Now back to Tom.  PURRRRRRRRRRRRRRR.

So #1 was his Gucci role.  #2 is his lipstick – seriously how can you pull out any other tube. LUXURIOUS.

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photo courtesy of W Magazine

#3 is his eyewear.  Julianne Moore was quoted in a recent Elle Decor as saying his reading glasses were one of the things she could not live without.  (click the blue to read).  I am right there with that uber fab red head, and I don’t even wear reading glasses, yet…but that doesn’t mean I can’t stock pile a pair or two!

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#4 would be the black booties carried at Bergdorf.  BE-YOND.   Salivate for yourself, click here.

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#5 – #10 are from his current Collection.  Specifically looks # 7, 10, 12, 13 & 16.

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photo courtesy of W Magazine

I cannot pull the pictures from his website (oh, Tom, maybe we can work on sharing a little?)  but click here in a  comfy chair and be prepared to salivate!  Leopard, leather, tassels, rich delicious purples, patterns that literally vibrate with movement, sequins and lace and make up OH MY!!!!!!!!

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photo courtesy of Vogue

Make it 11 Things I LOVE about Tom Ford – because he is just too much all on his own – and his partner and son are BEYOND lucky to celebrate on a daily basis!