Fashion & Finance Friday

6 more sleeps till Santa comes / 3rd night of Hannukah and it is Friday – can you say Holiday Party?!?!?!

Just in case you are stumped in the “whatshouldIweartothatparty?” feel free to peruse the first 7 days of reversecommuter’s 12 Days of Christmas Party Outfits (or Holiday Party Outfits depending on what side of the menorah you are sitting on).

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The shakeup that shook up horse bits around the world occurred again this week.  In case you were still sobbing loudly into to your velvet Tom Ford for Gucci tuxedo jacket, Gucci once again released their lead designer, Frida Gianini and the CEO, Patrizio di Marco, who interestingly are a real life couple and parents to a 2 year old.

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Giannini will depart after her final collection is shown at the Milano fashion week ending February 25, and Patrizio will have become the world’s best dressed stay-at-home daddy beginning January 1, 2015.

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Gucci’s holding company, Kering, shakes the world of interlocking G’s every now and then – Tom Ford anyone?!?!?! – and the reason behind this double dipped sword is based on sagging sales figures.  Mamma Mia that is one big lump of designer coal.

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Speaking of Gucci Gucci Goo, the SEC has charged AVON for ding-donging some Chinese officials with goodies that included Gucci bags and trinkets from Tiffany’s.

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The Avon bribes back in 2006 helped the door-to-door makeup company secure some of the early direct business selling licenses issued by the Chinese government to foreign companies.

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$135 Million is the fine – that is a lot of Skin So Soft, just saying…

Whip yourself into a fancy dress frenzy, calm the nerves with a  perfectly chilled flute of champs and ignore the sore feet while you dance the night away on the very last weekend of Holiday Parties 2014!

xo reversecommuter

Fashion & Finance Friday!

Only 7 more sleeps till NYC FNO!  And it’s Friday!  Gotta love a double combo of happiness!

J. Crew is getting ready to expand internationally.  This is a bold move considering international and domestic economies are not exactly healthy.  J. Crew is already up in Canada, with one store in Toronto (where reversecommuter has it on good authority you can get a much better selection of the highly coveted and hard to find J. Crew Collection.

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And net-a-porter (LOVE LOVE LOVE all things Natalie Massenet & net-a-porter!!!)) carries a considerable amount of J. Crew (which reversecommuter found quite surprising at first but now warmly embraces).

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Now the retail powerhouse is preparing to open up stores in Hong Kong and London in the next two years, and will begin to ship internationally to 107 countries!  Mickey Drexler is doing a great job – not a big surprise (click here to see an earlier reverse commuter.com posting on the retail Midas, Mickey Drexler).

DuJour Magazine (click the blue to take a look at this fab new mag) – the magazine that will only be delivered to readers whose homes are over $1.5 MILLION and have an average income over $250K – is truly a gorgeous magazine (in print and online – the interactive digital version is phenom).

Jason Binn, publishing guru and founder of DuJour Magazine is also chief advisor to Kevin Ryan, Gilt’s CEO, among other projects including Niche Media which publishes 13 magazines scattered across major US cities such as Boston Common Magazine, Aspen Peak and Gotham to name a few.

reversecommuter is very excited to let you in on a little secret…I am going to the DuJour Magazine launch party on Wednesday September 5th….KIND OF EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Have a brilliant, fabulous, fashion filled LOOOOOOOONG WEEKEND!

XO reversecommuter