Shan Meeting!

Ever met someone you worship?  Someone who has captured your attention for a really long time and has definitely achieved hero like rockstar status?


reversecommuter recently met the Founder and Ceo of Shan Swimwear.  Can you tell in the pic that I am completely geeking out?!

Chantal Levesque is literally my Mick Jagger.  Her swimwear and designs have mesmerized me for over a decade.  


I saved up to buy my first Shan bikini (red, kind of James Bond-ie) to take on my honeymoon.  My husband recently bought me a new red Shan bikini and told me it reminded him of the honeymoon one.  #whattheheckisbetterthanthat  #hunkahunkaburninglove


​Shan swimwear is that good.  The styles and designs are impactful and beautiful.  Chantal knows what women like to wear, and how it should fit.  “Quality and design are always the most important details of the line”, this is not only Chantelle’s mantra but it also delivered in every collection.  


Trust me, I have bought from almost every Shan collection over the past fifteen years! 


Chantal has built up the company from the early days when she herself pulled the pigments out of the prints to create the colors for the collection.  “Sometimes it took at least 5 attempts to pull the perfect hue.”  Now she has “a great team in place” and doesn’t need to work around the clock.  But she still overseas the pallet and colors pulled for each collection.

Shan Spring 2017 might just be her very best.  One collection, “Do You think I’m sexy” is sumptuous, luxurious and subtly infused with classical French couture allure.

Moves like Jagger!

Fashion & Finance Friday!

Sunshine plus the end of the week = giddy fashion blogger!

DSquared2 (the beyond brilliant line by twin Canadian brothers Dan & Dean Caten) is about to open a store in the U.S., finally in my humble opinion, on Rodeo Drive.

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reversecommuter has loved/obsessed over these designers since waaaaaaaay back to my very first job, retail shop girl for Ports International when Dan & Dean were the head designers.

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DSquared2 presented their Spring 2015 show yesterday in Milan and it did not disappoint! They are mad geniuses (or is that genuii?) for denim – their jeans are the truest form of beauty that no other denim designer has ever touched.

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Add to that their shoes, bags, hats, dresses, trenches, not to mention leather and this line is truly one to be VERY excited about.  Not to mention, all the models were sporting eyewear that matched the twins – adorbs!

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Etro and Missoni presented at Milan Fashion Week today and reversecommuter is now dreaming in technicolor gorgeousness!

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Even in Fall Collections both of these houses work in bright rich tones, a perfectly timed reminder to embrace the rainbow as we slowly enter the colder months.

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Nothing makes black, grey and blue pop more than a hit of brilliance!

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Stella does it again!  Stella McCartney presented her Green Carpet Collection, highlighting a sustainable evening capsule collection and it not only makes the world a better  place, it also for quicker heart rates amongst fashion lovers!

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“The green carpet is the most sought-after validation in the fashion world for sustainability and excellence,” and this collection is so pretty it is easy to forget it is all eco too!  Like falling into a decadent bowl of highlighter bright sorbet!

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In a time of mass production, copying and reproductions and disposable fashion, Stella McCartney has once again risen to the tippetytop of designers.  FAB FAB FAB!!!!!!!!

Celebrate that which makes you pop like a champagne cork this weekend – but do it in a Milan Fashion Week worthy outfit!

xo reversecommuter.com

 

O.W.O. & Summer Hours…

School’s out for summer!

reversecommuter is about to clock some MAJOR Mama hours, so blog posts will be Monday Wednesday and Friday until the banditos are back in school…this shot may very well be the last time I am sitting until September.  But at least my summer uniform is SHAN!  (Click here to revisit the absolute adoration reversecommuter has for this swimwear designer.)

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…unless of course I find myself BURSTING to post about some little bit of fashion that has me completely obsessed!  As in the super amazing trend at Pitti Uomo of terry cloth blazers – can that please translate over for women please?

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Now imagine how perfect the world would be with a combination of a SHAN bikini and a terry cloth blazer – who needs a towel?  Straight from the beach to dinner!  (admit it, you were thinking it too…)

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reversecommuter was in a bikini or a cover-up all weekend.

Attacking the monster water slide (all day long!!!), made me appreciate investing in a well made bathing suit!

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Merci beaucoup Shan!

Snow Day!

This is what my reality is today…

So in between building snowmen and making cocoa, obviously reversecommuter is going to do a little pre-vacation planning…

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JOSA Tulum has THE best coverups – click here to go get some!

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SHAN is the only swimwear designer I buy (and buy and buy and buy…).  Click here to go to their website!

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Happy Snow Day!

Hat Attack

If there is one thing this past weekend’s heat wave taught me, it is the bigger the better when talking hats!

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Amazing how cool a big floppy hat can keep you.  My current personal fave is found at Shan. Click here to go BA-NA-NAS over Shan (purrrrrrrrrrr).  Happily reversecommuter is about to hit that Toronto boutique in an impressive manner!

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But J Crew always offers a good selection at a reasonable price.  This gorgeous striped straw hat is $ 39.50, click the blue and shop away!  

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Eugenia Kim is the goddess of hats (as has been mentioned before – click the blue) and her AMAZING flamingo hat, The Thalia, is on sale right now at net-a-porter.com (click to make it yours!).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The other really fab thing about a big ol’ floppy hat is that it is an UBER EASY way to make an outfit!

GOAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

YAWN!!!!!!!!   I am from Toronto, living in Boston – translation, I was up quite late watching playoff hockey (the only type of hockey I watch, truth be told!)

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Not sure if the cool morning is a result of my sleepiness or the chilly May weather.

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reversecommuter refuses to wait for the warm weather – shorts and sweaters solve the immediate problem.  Bring on summer!

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Layers are truly the only route to happiness so sneak a cute tee under the sweater just in case it warms up!

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Sam Edelman sandals, Chaiken shorts, Alexander Wang sweater.