The (Style) Guide

Green Chic: A Guide to 4 Eco-Friendly Fabrics

Making Mother Nature proud and staying on-trend? Easy. This season, some of the biggest names in fashion are incorporating eco-friendly fabrics into their designs. But before you shop, check out this breakdown of today’s most popular sustainable threads.

Sustainable Fabrics in Fashion

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April 17, 2014

New Designers and Old-School Brands? Our Fashion Director Weighs In

By Jackie Nasser, Rue La La Fashion Director

 
The game of fashion musical chairs has finally stopped, and with several big, iconic fashion houses now run by new  – and, in some cases, unexpected – designers, it will be interesting to see how some of our favorite brands (Dior! Vuitton!) will evolve. Here are the four big changes to keep an eye on.

Jackie Nasser on New Designers at Old-School Brands

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April 17, 2014

6 Ways to Organize Your Messiest Spaces

Don’t be intimidated by spring cleaning – notoriously untidy rooms can be tamed. So say goodbye to overflowing laundry piles and out-of-control dresser drawers, then follow these room-by-room tips for some much-needed relief.

How to Organize Messy Spaces

Laundry Room
1. Keep spaces looking clean by pouring soaps into separate drip-free canisters.
2. For crisp stacks, use a folding board on dress shirts and towels.
3. A laundry cart with supply drawers and ironing surfaces will straighten things up.

Closet
1. For easy-to-access outfits, arrange clothes by category and color.
2. Use baskets for off-season clothing or easy-to-store items like scarves and accessories.
3. Have a walk-in? Make it double as a dressing space by hanging a mirror.

Our Organize & Decorate for Spring, Room by Room Boutique opens Thursday, April 17, at 3PM ET.

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April 17, 2014

10 Easy Ways to Freshen Up Your Spring Style

When it comes to reworking your wardrobe for spring, there’s no need to throw everything out and start over. Just put the puffers and parkas away, ditch the wool socks, and work these small adjustments into your look. Trust us – they make a big impact.

10 Men's Style Tips for Spring

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April 17, 2014

Jay Z & Beyoncé: Coming to a City Near You

Yes, the undisputed King and Queen of the Music World – or just the world in general – are rumored to be going on tour together this summer. While the duo hasn’t confirmed anything just yet, sources tell Page Six that Bey and Jay will perform at 20 stadiums beginning in late June. There have even been whispers about a July 4 concert in NYC. (Fireworks and this “Crazy in Love” couple? Count me in.)

If their latest Grammy Awards performance was any indication, this show is sure to be one for the books. Clear your summer schedules accordingly.

By Mairead McGonagle, Staff Writer

What has you buzzing this morning? Tweet us at @ruelala.

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April 17, 2014

Hey, Guys: Coach’s New Collaboration Is Just for You (Sort Of)

Coach has long claimed legions of lady fans who love everything from its signature “C”-print bags to its colorful leather loafers. But, guys, hold on before you yawn and turn away. The company has unveiled a new collaboration that was conceived with you in mind.

Coach Collaboration

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In its new partnership with Philip Crangi – the New York City jewelry designer behind Giles & Brother and a poster boy of cool – Coach has rolled out a limited-edition collection of “rugged jewelry and accessories.” The belts, braided toggle bracelets, and slim key fobs all bear a combination of Coach’s smooth, iconic leather and Crangi’s trademark hardware. The result? A just-right marriage of grit and polish. There’s only one caveat: We can’t guarantee that, if left unattended, your girlfriends, wives, and sisters won’t snatch these pieces up to add a touch of tomboy chic to their own ensembles.

Visit Refinery29 to read more.

By Lindsay Lambert, Editor

Which pieces from this collab are you most likely to pick up? Tweet us at @ruelala to share.

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April 16, 2014

5 Style Bytes You May Have Missed

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‪@markhoppus: Gonna start posting good tweets and then deleting them five minutes later. Limited edition twitter.
Kind of like flash sales? You may be on to something there.

‪@Janet_Reid: Why does this change of weather thing make me sick? It’s not like I haven’t been waiting for spring for six months!! UGH!
Right? Nature has a weird sense of humor.

‏‪@tyrabanks: Someone just asked me a question & I accidentally responded w/ “BECAUSE I’M HAPPYYYYY” ‪@Pharrell, can’t get that song outta my head!
No judgment – we all know happiness is the truth.

‪@katespadeny: making an obligatory post ‪@coachella pit stop at in-and-out for burgers, animal-style. ‪#nomnomnom
It’s official. You’re taking us along next year.

‏‪@marieclaire: 15 outfits only Carrie Bradshaw can pull off: ‪http://marie.cl/60149jmn ‪pic.twitter.com/HKBWzMQOlA
Challenge accepted. (Or, upon reflection, maybe not… )

By Jess Huckins, Copyeditor

Surely we missed something, so send your favorite tweets of the week to @ruelala. Then check back for a new ReTweet every Wednesday.

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April 16, 2014

Cheerio, New York: Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Moves to London

It’s official: The 2014 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show will be held across the pond. At an early-morning press conference inside the brand’s London flagship store, CMO Ed Razek (alongside veteran Angels Adriana Lima and Candice Swanepoel) revealed his plans for the runway’s relocation.

The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Relocates to London

Image via elle.com

According to Razek, the brand wanted to move the show from New York to London back in 1998 (when it first landed overseas), but “it just kind of all came together this year.”

My guess is that the show – slated for December 2 – will be packed with British celebs. In fact, it’s rumored that Cara Delevingne has already saved the date. (And I, for one, can’t wait.)

Check out ELLE for more on the VS press conference.

By Jillian Hudon, Staff Writer

What do you think about the show’s big move? Tweet us at @ruelala to share.

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April 15, 2014

One Year Later, We’re Still Boston Strong

It’s hard to believe it’s been a year since our city was turned inside out by the senseless act of terror at the Boston Marathon. Today, we remember all of those affected and remind ourselves that Boston is just as strong, proud, and brave as ever.

Over the next week, along with our friends at Alex and Ani, we’ll be showing our support by collecting virtual cheers through Thunderclap.it. And we’d love for you to join in. It costs nothing, but means a lot. On the morning of Marathon Monday, these cheers will automatically be sent from the social media accounts of every single one of you who joins in with us.

Simply visit our Thunderclap page here and link your Twitter, Facebook, or Tumblr. Then, spread the word and help us show the world that we are all still Boston Strong.

– Steve Davis, Chief Executive Officer


April 15, 2014

Home Trend to Try Now: Grey & Turquoise

Spring’s of-the-moment hues have been revealed. Introduce them to every room.

The Best Home Colors for Spring

In the Living Room
Accent with decorative pillows and throws in zigzag prints. Toss, swap out, and store these summer numbers with ease.

In the Bedroom
Fold back a grey duvet to reveal turquoise sheets. They add a surprising pop of color without going overboard.

In the Dining Room
Mix together cloth napkins, plates, and glassware in the two hues. Outdoors or in, this nautical color duo shouts chic tablescape.

Our Grey & Turquoise: Décor Trend to Try Now Boutique opens Tuesday, April 15, at 11AM ET.

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April 15, 2014