Bowie, Unicorns and Yigal

Yigal Azrouel is the perfect man.  He is handsome, charming, talented, single and he surfs.    He was in the Israeli military and recommends sit ups, push ups and running as the best workout.  Surfing is his passion, and it allows him to decompress after presenting his collections.

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Some may call him a unicorn in the fashion world.

This weekend Yigal is previewing his Fall 2016 Collection at the Greta Luxe boutique in Wellesley and mixing with the housewives.


Thursday night he was mingling and adding his gorgeous personal touch to every advance purchase of a line that is oozing with decadence.  To say there was a line up would be an understatement.  The intimacy was electric.


reversecomuter’s first obsession in the collection is the full length black jersey off the shoulder dress, complete with requisite sexy side slit.


This dress is quite possibly one of the sexiest pieces I have ever put on.  Yet it literally felt as comfortable as when wearing pajamas – I could have worn it forever!

A full length lace off the shoulder dress with burgundy and greens wafting throughout in a romantic weave quickly caught my attention.  Holiday season 2016 the bar has been raised!


Cut-out sweaters in dreamy cream and textured, offering the promise of a fabulous winter outing après anything!


Chunky sweaters reminiscent of Rihanna’s favorite (and reversecommuter’s) from 2014 were offered in an updated cut and color.

  Blood red, grey and white with a subtle reference to classic glen check?  IN BASKET!


Yigal Azrouel’s Fall 2016 Collection’s main inspiration was the Black Rose.  Subtle, rich, hidden yet still representative of love.  The clothes continue to deliver his love of decadence, texture and drama.  The leathers and furs sourced from Italy and France are quite possibly the best offered by an American designer, collection after collection.


The motif of the black rose is found throughout the collection, in the lace pieces and the furs.


When asked which piece he would most love to see a suburban mom pick up, he immediately chose the “Bowie” mink jacket with the black roses, at a cool $9950.

 He has dressed supermodel Iman and had the pleasure of meeting David Bowie.  The jacket is a luxurious and appropriately rock & roll nod to the legend.


Rushing out of Greta Luxe to hit the baseball and soccer fields (as is the role of suburban mama), I giggled in the rain as I ran in Yigal Azrouel top and my stilettos, reliving how I had just played dress up with a handsome fashion designer unicorn!

Boatload of Bikinis!

Living on a boat for a week demands a fairly specific suitcase.

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Bikinis.

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That is all.

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But a serious selection so as to avoid repetition.

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Shan is reversecommuter’s absolute favorite, as has been demonstrated on numerous occasions!

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Australia’s Triangl is set to hit $60 MILLION in sales this year.  Not too shabby for a newly engaged couple who started the neoprene bikini biz after their second date!

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Triangl bikinis are only about $90 US and come in a neon rainbow of styles and colors!

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Marysia Swim is a new line on reversecommuter’s bikini radar.  Scalloped details and brilliant styling make this designer someone to watch!

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Marysia Swim’s founder,  Marysia Dobrzanska Reeves is also a surfer so it is safe to assume that her designs will stay on in the water!

Keep On Trucking!

Maybe it is because of the serious case of Beach Brain reversecommuter is currently enjoying.

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Maybe it’s because of the seriously bad case of Beach Wave Messiness currently located on the top of my head.  YEESH!

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FYI this Quicksilver hat has fringe – I mean REALLY??!?!?  HOW exactly did I live without this?  Truth be told my son bought this in a surf shop…and mama took it over pronto!

Maybe it is just because reversecommuter LOVES a good hat.  Really, reversecommuter loves any fashion item that compliments and makes life easy.  Easy as in throw it on and go!  This ROXY number is super duper cute and has a drop down hot pink mesh visor.

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When was the last time you spent $30 or less and scored a happy addition to the wardrobe and protecting your skin from the sun?  Truck On!

O.W.O. Sunset Edition

O.W.O. (one weekend outfit) is all about sunsets and rosè…and sweats.  Insert “HUH?” here.

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It is in reference to the launch of net-a-porter‘s net-a-SPORTER, a dedicated portal for all things sporty, be it golf, tennis, running, yoga and even apres-les-sportifs!

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reversecommuter has long been concerned about women trapped in the dreaded “I GAVE UP” yoga pant uniform.  Net-a-SPORTER is different.  It is a gorgeously selected group of designer pieces that make the sporty look look fab!  Designers include Laiin, Monreal London, Bodyism, Stella McCartney, Nike, Hey Jo etc.  Suffice it to say that the old fading yoga pants have had their day.

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Natalie Massenet and her troops can help clean up the world just a teeny tiny bit – in the same vein as reversecommuter aims to do on a daily basis – to remove one burnt out elastic yoga pant from one woman’s wardrobe.

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Don’t you just love it when your wine matches the sunset?  😉

 

 

Black Striped Pants and Sex Wax

Actually the pants are coated, but not necessarily with surfboard sex wax (although that would be SO RAD!).  7 for all Mankind jeans, DVF top, Prada blazer.

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That is me concentrating – so serious.

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Taped another segment yesterday for South Shore Style TV – so much fun!!!!!!

Went to Nor’Easter in Scituate – an amazing surf store!   Did you know you can surf in New England all year round?!?!?

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Discovered an uber cool sun protection line, SUN BUM, and the up & coming exercise craze too… paddle boarding + yoga…OBVIOUSLY SO MUCH MORE ON THAT LATER!!!!!!!!!!

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The best part of Sun Bum is that it smells so good you want to eat it!  And the bottles are color coded based on the shade you want to tan – CLEVER!  “Trust the Bum”  LOVE!

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reversecommuter wants one of these for the dashboard of her car – if anyone has a lead, please let me know!

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