Top 5 Vacation Dresses

One thing in common with all 5 of these choices – can be rolled up in  a ball then shaken out, add havianas or a stellar pair of Loubies, wear with children and still manage to be all put together!

1. Rick Owens

reversecommuter found this dress and immediately bought it in 2 different colors.  Draped, bias cut and absolutely rollable.

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2. DVF

the queen of romp herself would approve of this choice – repeat after me, I can never go wrong packing a wrap dress.

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3.  James Perse

Californian king of t-shirts just grab one of his long tank dresses or rushed mid-length dresses and go!

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4.  Alexander Wang

this classic sheer paneled dress comes in light and dark colors and even in a shirt silhouette, clearly recognizing a good thing can come in different shapes & sizes.

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5.  ETRO

the Italian design house that creates tapestry like no other can dream without hallucinogenic assistance once again proves that a combo cover-up / fabulous evening dress makes for a lighter suitcase…all the better to fill up at the duty free!

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Fashion & Finance Friday!

BOOO!!! It’s Friday & Halloween!

Pharell has once again CRUSHED IT in regards to what everyone has attempted to do.

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Adidas has launched the collection by Pharell and equality is the name of the game, and it is delivered in exquisite fashion.

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Price points vary reflecting material choice, for example a satin jacket is considerably less than the leather version.

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Click here to get your melon jacket and lime green Stan Smiths…or visa versa!  Don’t be blue, another wave of Adidas Pharell awesomeness crashes online December 1st (Attention Santa!!!!!!!)

photo courtesy of W Magazine

photo courtesy of W Magazine

Diane von Furstenberg is hyping the wrap dress once again and this time in California.  As a direct result of her IMMENSELY successful wrap dress exhibit in Los Angeles (click here for a refresher) she is going to open three new California boutiques.  One shop will be dedicated to the wrap dress – such a fun cool concept!

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reversecommuter ALWAYS grabs a DVF wrap dress when I have a “i-don’t-have-anything-to-wear moment of crisis!

Nike obliterates the competition with their technology and reverse commuter is the proud owner (and creator) of possibly THE SICKEST b-ball shoes ever thanks to NikeID.

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Nike brand president Trevor Edwards has pushed the technology envelope since joining Nike in June 2012, and one of the company’s target areas is women.

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reversecommuter is proud to be a willing victim – the technology on the website decimates anything else currently on the market and it is SO fun to use!  Make your own here!

Pop the champs, get the costumes on and enjoy the ghouliest of Halloweens!

xo reversecommuter

O.W.O. City Spitter Style

From beach to city.

spit3Traveling means fashion that rolls up into a suitcase, then rolls out unwrinkled, and works no matter the weather.  Darker colors are always a good idea when a tourist!  James Perse, Alexander Wang, Jonathan Simkhai and Diane von Furstenberg are all masters at this.

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Chicago’s Millenium Park has the coolest art installation/fountain, the Crown Fountain, created by Spanish artist Jaume Plensa, and funded by a multimillion dollar donation from the Crown Family…thus the name.  It consists of two LED walls that run 1000 videos of a variety of Chicagoans, all of whom were instructed to smile, frown, and then pretend to blow out a candle.

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When that happens a spout sprays out a canon of water – much to the delight of anyone close enough to get sprayed!

POP goes The Wrap!

DVF is at it again!  It must be truly exhausting being the uber fabulous Diane.

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Diane is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the wrap dress, an iconic staple in every smart woman’s wardrobe since the ’70’s, and now a private collection spanning the entire 40 years is on display in L.A.

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Imagine designing a piece that is as timeless and important within a woman’s wardrobe now as it was 40 years ago. It is nearly inconceivable to design a piece that your clients need, want and wear every single day for 40 years, without any limitation of age!

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DVF held a bi-coastal party this past weekend to celebrate 40 years of the wrap dress.  “This is the first time that I ever honored the wrap dress, and she did so much for me,” said an ebullient Von Furstenberg, wearing a black wrap dress with floor-skimming yellow kimono sleeves. “She made me famous. She paid for all my bills. And tonight we celebrate the wrap dress.”  The ridiculously phenomenal Andy Cohen hosted the event in an appropriately studly manner.

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How fabulous is Diane in referring to the wrap dress as “she”.  Adore.    reversecommuter thinks the best attribute of the wrap dress is that there are no buttons nor zippers, and the reason behind this is even better…Diane states that the dress is designed that way so that it doesn’t make any noise when it hits the floor after he takes it off you…no wonder the woman was married to a prince, worshipped by rockstars, painted by artists, obsessed by titans of industry!  (Click here for more)  reversecommuter had the absolute honor of meeting THE DIANE in 2008, and the pulsating energy that emits from this woman is truly wondrous!

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DVF simultaneously launched “Pop Wrap” a DVF/Warhol collection, a collaboration of Diane’s wrap dress and Andy’s iconic, briliant silkscreens of flowers and dollar signs.

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The silkscreens are applied to the bottom of the wrap and the end product delivers a euphoric time travel directly to the dance floor of Studio 54!

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Try one on and try not to do the hustle.

photo courtesy of W Magazine

photo courtesy of W Magazine

Warhol and Diane were friends in the 70’s and she is the subject of one of his mulit-colored portraits.  Photos of their friendship help define the 70’s, the vibe, the partying, the dancing and the decadence.  “The Journey of a Dress” exhibition has an extensive display of these photos, lining the walls between mannequins wearing Diane’s private collection of wraps, prints and jumpsuits.

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In the art world an artist’s impact on society is re-visited at every 10 year anniversary of the artist’s death.   Andy Warhol died in 1987, his art work value skyrocketed in 1997, and it is expected that in 2017 the same will occur.  Maybe reversecommuter just gave you another reason to buy one of those limited edition AMAZING POP Wrap dresses.   Click here to get one!

Caliente Boston

Heat Wave #1 is in full gear on the East Coast!  Boston hit 95 degrees yesterday, a new record for anyone who is counting.

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What is a wilted girl to wear?   If not a bikini then a dress.  Wrap, maxi or tank, but definitely a dress.

 

 

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And maybe throw the bikini in the bag, just in case….

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Dress by Parker.  Click here to go to Shopbop for an impressive selection of Parker dresses!

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Diane von Furstenberg created the wrap dress – and it put her into the Fashion Super Hall of Fame!!!!

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More importantly DVF insisted that the dress have no zippers for the arousingly simple reason that she did not want the dress to make any noise as it hit the floor!  Click here to read more about reversecommuter’s UBER love affair with all things DIANE.

I was taping SSSTV yesterday, and a DVF wrap dress is always a great go to option.  Especially if traveling – just roll that puppy right up into a ball and away you go – no wrinkles no fuss just fabulousness!

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Diane von Furstenberg is going to be the designer for the Pre-Fall and Fall 2013 Collections, but even with Spring her genius touch is evident!  Click here to buy yourself something that makes you purrrrrrrrrrrrrrr  (and you will be able to wear into next season and the next and the next and the next….)

Never Underestimate…

the power of a great sarong!

Obviously and always, a beach cover up, but a great sarong offers a versatile option in a pinch for a skirt, a towel (dries SO much faster than an actual terry cloth towel so as to forever avoid soggy bum), scarf for your hair, shade item draped over a palm tree (sigh), the wrappiest of all wrap dresses, and if unfortunate enough to have gotten a little sunburnt, a sarong can be a very understanding garment.  One last attribute not to be left out…a great sarong allows for strategic positioning along the waistline after  a few children.

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