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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O.W.O. Skin

Traffic Jam in the ‘burbs!

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O.W.O. this week is all about the simplicity of a dress.  One piece = easy peasy outfit!

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Leather is big for Spring 2014 AND for Fall 2014.  Balenciaga, Gucci, Yigal Azrouel, Fendi, Akris, Chanel, Jonathan Simkhai  – all the cool kids have skins in their collections!

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Translation – buy now, wear now and later!  Amortize that purchase peeps!

Jonathan Simkhai Visits!

Jonathan Simkhai came to Boston this weekend to pour me champagne.

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And host a Meet & Greet at Louis Boston…but mainly me and the champs.

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Jonathan Simkhai Spring 2014 is a collection of feminine cuts, playful forms and flattering knitwear that can be ‘everyday incorporated’.  reversecommuter has been a fan obsessed with his clothes since first introduction 2012, and each season the designs improve to a new, unimaginable level.

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The other really incredible aspect of Jonathan Simkhai clothing is the price point, it is client friendly.  LOVE!

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“I know it sounds corny but I have always wanted to do this.  Being a designer is my dream.”  Jonathan Simkhai.

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Lucky for us Jonathan, dreams come true!

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reversecommuter is loving the slit godet tank – silk, sexy, versatile – bound to be a favorite basic in my Spring wardrobe.  The classic cropped turtleneck – ridiculousness reinvented! Jonathan’s knit pencil skirt is quite possibly one of THE most flattering (aka forgiving) knit pieces available!  Click the blue phrases, go shopping and wear gorgeous clothes!

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Fashion & Finance Friday

Well HELLO Friday!

What is up with the cash rich Canadians?  First Hudson Bay Co. scoops up Saks Fifth Avenue for an eye-popping $2.4 BILLION, now the Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board is buying Neiman Marcus for an illuminating $6 BILLION.  That is a lot of loonies and toonies ($1 & $2 Canadian dollar coins)!

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LuluLemon’s stock is falling down, (pity the suburban masses don’t take note and stop wearing it daily…).  Apparently recalling Luon pants (the label’s bread and butter item), running the company without a CEO and the over-expansion of retail shops (201 stores), is having a negative impact on projected growth.  shocker.

NYFW is done.  What a whirlwind of fabulousness and some notsofabulousness…uh, Alexander Wang are you too thinly spread to design?  Parental Advisory shirts, really?

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My heart belongs to Proenza Schouler’s Spring line up.  Texture, cut, shape, ease, buttery suede, rich color palate, classic lines, absolute deliciousness for the wardrobe!  (photos courtesy of Style.com – thank you Tim Blanks!)

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Hope your weekend plans include watching the NYFW show recaps, wearing something that rocks your world and a glass of champs!

xo reversecommuter