Fashion & Finance Friday!

I will not comment about the weather.

I will not comment about the weather.

I will not comment about the weather.

HAPPY FRIDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Winter demands creativity.  Activities of the indoor persuasion become highly desirable.  Feeling culturally fancy in a fashion history kind of way?  GREAT!  There are four bastions of fashion that are currently on exhibit in museums around the world.

Lanvin, specifically the grande dame herself, Jeanne Lanvin, who founded the fashion house in 1889, is being feted in Paris at the Palais Galleria until August 23rd.

Lanvin at the Palais Galliera

Alber Elbez refused to submit any of his Lanvin designs for the exhibit so as to emphasize the simplistic beauty of fashion design being that of a seamstress and her hands, and it also displays the continuum of the style of Lanvin that Alber delivers.

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Ralph Pucci is sharing some of his mannequins in NYC the end of March.  Specifically in an exhibit at The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD).

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Pucci the designer was initially a mannequin sculptor, creating some of the most beautiful, curvaceous, ethnic and socially representative mannequins from the 1970’s through to today. His mannequins have been dressed by DVF, Anna Sui and many others.

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Speaking of the 70’s, The Fashion Institute of Technology’s Museum in NYC, is hosting an exhibit showcasing Yves Saint Laurent and Haltson’s work that defined the sexy groovy vibe of 70’s fashion.

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Think Studio 54 fashion, some of them donated by Tina Chow, Lauren Bacall and Paloma Picasso – imagine diving into those closets!!!!

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The clothing is iconic and timeless yet at the same time clearly represents the 70’s, which is an absolute testimony and tribute to their talents.

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So grab the kiddos, dress up so you don’t feel like a schlep in a puffer coat and hit the museums.  Gain a little culture and enjoy a celebratory glass of champs on your new found grey matter!

Don’t let the weather interrupt your fabulous weekend!!!!!!!!!!

xo reversecommuter

Angelina & Penguin Suit Panache!

Day 3 of reversecommuter’s 12 days of Outfits for Christmas Parties / Holiday Parties (whichever floats your seasonal boat), is all about the tux.

Girls this suit suits us perfectly for the holidaze!  Sometimes borrowing from the boys delivers an unexpected sex appeal!

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Let’s start with the satin-striped maestro, Saint Laurent.

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With a tank or t-shirt underneath, tuxedo blazer and a pair of jeans for a casual affair…and thanks to J Crew the price is casual too!

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Or with a sexy camisole underneath for a romantic dinner for two…

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Or with a sheer blouse or a satin blouse a la Angelina Jolie for the company do.

 

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An investment in a tuxedo of any color, navy, black or white, pays for itself over and over and over again – there are so many ways to wear it throughout the year!

The Ones that ALMOST Got Away

Salesperson at Barney’s almost didn’t sell me these…

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despite my LOVE for all things YSL,  she thought they were too small for me.

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Luckily reversecommuter can be VERY persuasive – especially when it comes to shoes and clothes that I really really really want – like these Rebecca Taylor pinstripe pants & MuuBaa leather t-shirt (click the blue to shop away!)

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Don’t you just love a happy ending?!

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Red in the Morning Sailor’s Warning

Frankenstorm, pahshaw!

Sunshine is right around the corner.  Give or take a day or two.

In bidding adieu to the tropical storm season why not pop on a nautical striped something to celebrate?

Atleast until the first Nor’Easter spanks us silly and buries all our cars with snow!

Blazer Chanel vintage, boots Fiorintini & Baker, Joe’s Jeans, T-shirt Club Monaco, Sunglasses Tom Ford, bag YSL.

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It’s that time – it happens every season – the closet is edited, the weather has changed and  the list appears…

Trench Coat ( I found a Dolce & Gabbana that I really love & cannot stop thinking about…)

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Winter Jacket – happily that was solved in a previous post (click the blue to revisit)

Patent loafers – Tod’s or Gucci, why try to reinvent the wheel?

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Boots – hmmmmm, completely undecided TBC…

Winter Coat – love the red shown by Valentino (aka King of Red) and Alexander McQueen, plus it might make the winter a little brighter! (click the itty bitty picture to go to net-a-porter to buy)

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Bag – YSL for sure, grey or navy….  (click the pictures of the GORGEOUS YSL Classic Duffle to go to YSL & buy)

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Jeans – Mother “Touch Not the Cat” wash skinny  (click the tiny picture & buy at Neiman’s)

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Touch not the cat Mother Denim

Sweaters – one black & one navy cashmere and a fisherman’s knit cream classic (click the picture, go to Nordstrom’s & buy the Michael Michael Kors’ sweater)

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Clearly reversecommuter has some serious shopping hours in her near future….YAY!

 

Fashion & Finance Friday!

PFW (Paris Fashion Week) bids adieu with lots of pretty frilly bits.  Those fabulous Parisians!

First up, obviously, Chanel

 

Balenciaga

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Yves Saint Laurent

 

 

This was the inaugural collection from Hedi Slimane for Yves Saint Laurent, and was highly anticipated.  The reviews were mixed but the main draw wasn’t the clothes it was the drama!  Hedi banned NYTimes Fashion journalist Cathy Horyn, got an open letter from Laura Craik (the Times of London fashion editor) which stated that Hedi should not treat journalists …”like a bitch”, and a lot of other journalists and fashion bloggers trashed both designer, and his designs.

OOOOH LALA!

Tory Burch and Christopher Burch are divorced, and he is suing her, and dirty laundry with a logo is all over the courts!

 

Christopher is a founder and one of the two largest shareholders of Tory Burch LLC (guess who the other one is?), and he has just launched C Wonder, a clothing line and boutique that some suggest has a slight resemblance to his ex-wife’s company and product line, only with a much lower price point.

Happy Long Weekend!

xo reversecommuter