Fashion & Finance Friday!

Ay Karumba it is finally Friday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

net-a-porter (reversecommuter’s absolute fave website in the universe) has launched THE most fabulous fashion magazine, Porter.
Gorgeous Gisele is gracing the first cover, and it hits newsstands today!

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But if you download the app “I Am Porter”, you might just give her a run for her money!

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Mercedez Benz Fashion Week is ON! Day 2 will bring Nicole Miller, Rebecca Minkoff, and Charlotte Ronson. Saturday delivers Jill Stuart, Herve Leger, Monique LHuiller and Sunday offers up DKNY, Leila Rose, and Diane Von Furstenberg. Most of these shows are streaming live, or at the very least go to Style.com to see the stills.

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Happy Weekend!
Slap on an appropriately sporty fab outfit, pour the champs & enjoy the Winter Olympics!
xo reversecommuter

Fashion and Finance Friday!

Thank the heavens above, the week is done!  Now if only the deep freeze would thaw….

Ralphie has done it again!  Ralph Lauren unveiled the US Olympic Team uniforms yesterday and they are purdy!!!!!!!  (having said that, reversecommuter is still SO UBER OBSESSED with Austria’s Olympic Uniforms from Bogner – click here to salivate!)

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This video from Ralph Lauren tells the story of a wool producer from an Oregan ranch that has been a family owned business for over 140 years.  It is a beautiful vignette and instills immediate patriotism!

In the video the narrator comments on the friendliness of the NYC Ralph Lauren design team.  reversecommuter had the pleasure of working with these designers a few years back and I can personally vouch for the warmth, design skills and energy offered from this fashion mammoth.

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Ralph Lauren should be commended for their creativity, design and vision of delivering the athletes uniforms that are completely designed and produced in the USA.

Instagram as a science project?  Instagram has been helping a tech firm named Olapic and professors at the University of Wisconsin study marketing and the relationship between photos and online sales (file under SUPER cool!).  According to their findings the colors yellow and blue increase sale.  The filters available on Instagram and other photo apps influence emotional reaction to the pictures.  

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And here you thought your favorite filter option just made your skin glow a little more!  Olapic counts Steve Madden, Bumble and bumble, Gilt, Coach, NastyGal, Veuve Cliquot and Vineyard Vines as clients who turn to them to pull Instagram pics from users into marketing data and mine it to increase sales.  

Speaking of Instagram (nice segway huh?!), please follow reversecommuter at http://instagram.com/reversecommuter (click it to go right there!).

Pop the champs, ignore the snow and wear your most gorgeous shoes and celebrate every single minute (they all really do count!).

xo reversecommuter

Jetset to Sochi Snow!

Of course I’ll come play out in the snow with you…

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reversecommuter loves any excuse to find another area of fashion to delve into and shop!   Jetset, Gorsuch, Canada Goose, Moncler, KJUS, just to name a few of my current ski wear brand obsessions…

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Jetset hot pink snow pants – obviously they had me at the name!  LOVE!!

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Did I mention ridiculously warm?  Despite being ambushed by 2 hours worth of snowball stockpiles!

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As Sochi nears (click here for a live clock countdown) why not invest in the official Olympic Collection from Bogner?  AMAZEBALLS!   Bright yellows, reds, prints, flowers, down, fur hoods – WOWZER!!!!!!!!

Watch the official German Olympic Team proudly (and gorgeously) sporting (punny right?!?!) their Bogner Olympic Outfits!

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Another reversecommuter fave is Gorsuch (suburban legend says neighbors actuallly hear me squeal with happiness when the Gorsuch catalogue arrives!)  Click here to take a boo at some stellar ski parkas – drool factor way high!

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Say hello to my Olympic goal – to get a pair of these Gorsuch pants from the official Olympic collection – click here to oogle the entire collection!!!