Shoe Lovers, the Brooklyn Museum Has a Show for You

Many consider heels to be wearable works of art – including the Brooklyn Museum. On September 10, the New York institution will launch a 160-piece exhibit, Killer Heels, that explores the high heel’s long history and its enduring place in fashion.

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August 26, 2014

The 2014 Emmy Awards Best-Dressed List

BY JACKIE NASSER, RUE LA LA FASHION DIRECTOR

 

Last night, the biggest stars of television partied in Los Angeles for the Emmys. Red was definitely the color of the night, with Claire Danes, January Jones, and Christina Hendricks all choosing the striking shade.

On stage, there were hilarious presenters (check out Jimmy Kimmel’s roasting of Matthew McConaughey here), a surprising kiss between Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Bryan Cranston, and a Breaking Bad sweep. But the real winners of the night were on the red carpet. See who made my top-five list below.

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August 26, 2014

Our Fashion Director Tackles the Black & White Trend

There’s no color combination more versatile than black and white. The proof? Just check out the three distinctive outfits our fashion director put together below.

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  1. Black-and-white looks don’t have to be basic. Paired with a simple bodysuit, these striped, sequined pants make for a fun party ensemble.
  2. With stripes, don’t always think in one direction. Try them every which way to make a flowy top (like the one above) surprisingly flattering.
  3. Give a nod to the trend’s mod roots with this houndstooth number. For an extra kick, add over-the-knee boots.

 

Our alice + olivia Boutique opened Tuesday, August 26, at 11AM ET.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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August 26, 2014

Most Coveted: A Peek at This Week’s Boutiques

By Nicole Andrew, Rue La La Fashion Editor

 
Fall is full of indulgences, from spiced lattes to luxe outfits. Linen and sundresses are exchanged for cashmere and leather – and with rich hues and textures, you’ll be embracing the chilly air in no time.

Most Coveted

  1. Badgley Mischka “Gwyn” Clutch. A touch of gold is the right amount of opulence and the ideal complement to a jewel-toned look.
  2. Floral & Leaf Drop Earrings. Tie everything together with jewelry that mixes and matches for you.
  3. AERIN “Sullivan” Suede Bootie. Both retro and modern in feel, this cutout bootie strikes the perfect chord in an aubergine hue.
  4. susana monaco Cutout Dress. Belts and subtle cutouts take a dress from simple to wow.

 

By Nicole Andrew, Fashion Editor

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August 25, 2014

Celebrity Style to Watch: Victor Cruz

Football season is upon us, and the one player you need to keep an eye on is Victor Cruz. From topping every best-dressed list to salsa dancing his way to Super Bowl victory, this wide receiver has proven he has a style all his own. And we’re all for it.
 
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To snag his signature look, try these simple steps:

  1. Grab a pair of dark-wash narrow-leg jeans (a Victor Cruz staple) or straight-leg pants in an earthy hue.
  2. Wear with a button-down shirt. Leave it untucked for a polished yet laid-back vibe. Then, unbutton the top button and cuff the sleeves loosely. No undershirt needed.
  3. Add a bold black-rubber timepiece. Effortless style? You can say that again.

 

Now practice Victor’s salsa moves and you’re good to go.

For more inspiration, head to our Leading Man: Get Victor Cruz’s Off-the-Field Look Boutique, opening Sunday, August 24, at 11AM ET.

By Emily Ketterer, Staff Writer

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August 23, 2014

The Best-Dressed List: Looks from August 17 to 23

Each Week, Our Fashion Editor Decides Who Deserves Top Honors

 
Experts at morphing into character, these actresses have mastered the art of adaptation – a talent that also extends to their wardrobes. Whether sinful or sweet, these celebs are perfectly outfitted for their off-the-set appearances.

Best Dressed List

  1. Jamie Chung looked carefree in a Rebecca Minkoff crop top and wide-leg pants at the Marc Jacobs Dream Cloud Fragrance pop-up lounge.
  2. Jaime King channeled her femme fatale character in Versace at the Sin City: A Dame to Kill For premiere.
  3. Chloë Grace Moretz was fresh and ready for the day in a pleated Proenza Schouler skirt at Good Morning America.

 

By Nicole Andrew, Fashion Editor

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August 22, 2014

Anna Wintour: The Ice (Bucket) Queen

You’ve seen the Ice Bucket Challenge, a viral campaign raising money and awareness for ALS, on your feed and in the news. Nominees either post a video of themselves dumping ice on their heads or make a donation. The latest A-list participant? Vogue’s editor in chief, Anna Wintour.

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Image via The Cut 

This week, Anna was drenched in chilly water like a true champ, accepting a nomination from her daughter Bee Schaffer. And yes, she even kept her signature sunglasses on.

It looks like Anna will need to restyle her impeccable bob, stat. But for a good cause, we’re sure she won’t mind.

By Mairead McGonagle, Staff Writer

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August 21, 2014

Health Beat: What’s Happening in the Get-Fit World

Consider this trio the exact opposite of leg warmers, Prancercise, and ThighMasters.

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1. New at NYFW: Fitness Clothing

Sure, we’ve seen athletic-inspired clothing on the catwalk before. But for the first time ever a dedicated fitness brand, Athleta, will debut a line during September’s big event. And in true sporty fashion, the models are rumored to be doing everything but walking on the runway. Prep yourself for parkour, yoga, and dancing.

2. Fun Runs Are on the Rise

According to a recent report by Running USA, non-traditional running events are on the rise. Think mud, obstacles, and lots of paint. Since 2009, the number of fun-run finishers has grown from the low six figures to 4 million in 2013. And judging by the number of mud-splattered grins I see on Instagram every other week, this trend isn’t slowing down anytime soon.

3. You Can Lose Weight on Vacation

I know, I didn’t think it was possible either. But a resort located on sunny Hilton Head Island in South Carolina is all about it: Meet Hilton Head Health. Located on an 800-acre shipyard plantation, this weeklong weight-loss retreat tailors gourmet meals, fitness classes, and cooking demonstrations to each individual. Returning from vacay feeling better than when you left? Totally happening.

Check it out for yourself. Our Hilton Head Health – Hilton Head Island, SC Boutique opened Thursday, August 21, at 11AM ET.

By Emily Ketterer, Staff Writer

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August 21, 2014

Mini-Me: Lucky Editor Eva Chen’s Stylish Pregnancy Announcement

You’re not a true Instagram celebrity until you have a signature selfie pose, and Lucky magazine editor Eva Chen is no exception. The industry expert regularly snaps her bag, shoes, and snack in the backseat of many a NYC taxi – but yesterday morning, something was a little unusual. Next to Eva’s quilted Chanel purse, classic New Balance kicks, and piece of fruit were baby versions of the same items with the caption: “#evachenpose: like mother, like future (winter 2015!) daughter edition.”

Yep! She’s having a girl. And like North West, this little one already has a mini Chanel in her style arsenal.

By Susie Kostaras, Associate Editor

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August 21, 2014

The Golden Touch: Tory Burch Is Having a Groundbreaking Year

Tory Burch has already gained a cultlike following for her Reva flats and wardrobe-energizing prints. That career milestone? Achieved. Now, the designer is reportedly making more headway on her résumé: surpassing $1 billion in revenue in 2014. On its own, that figure is no small feat – but when you combine it with the fact that her brand is just a decade old, it’s astonishing.

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Image via Tory Daily

And the media has taken note of the label’s earning power. This week, Fast Company published an intimate profile on Tory in its September 2014 issue, outlining her company’s history from inception through its future plans. Having left her fashion PR path to raise three boys, Tory’s story is a relatable one, even if her privileged upbringing is less so. But Tory channeled her globetrotting experiences into beautiful items that defined “accessible luxury,” earning our affection (and disposable income) along the way.

At the core of Tory’s success is her family. They helped staff her Manhattan storefront on opening day in February 2004, and her parents’ colorful style continues to be a source of inspiration to this day. She’s even gone so far as to name the company’s guiding principles (including kindness, humility, and humor) after her dad, Buddy.

This year has brought, and will continue to bring, many firsts for the Tory Burch brand, all bearing her personal touch: a foray into wearable technology with a Fitbit collaboration, a coffee-table book called Tory Burch in Color, a collection of dinnerware, and sometime soon, a line of men’s items. While other American lifestyle icons have come before her (Donna Karan and Michael Kors come to mind), Tory continues to pave her own path as an entrepreneur to watch. And an upbeat, hardworking female one at that.

By Susie Kostaras, Associate Editor

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August 20, 2014