Killer Looks from American Horror Story: Coven

No broomsticks or hocus-pocus here. The American Horror Story: Coven witches are all about couture. Here’s a peek at their spine-chilling style – and the looks you’ll be falling for all season.

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Tune in to American Horror Story: Coven on Wednesday, October 9, at 10PM ET/PT only on FX.

Our American Horror Story: Coven Boutique opens Monday, October 7, at 3PM ET.

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October 7, 2013

The Terror’s Almost Here

A peek at American Horror Story: Coven

This season, American Horror Story has set its sights on a new, just-as-terrifying premise: witches in modern-day New Orleans. Meet Miss Robichaux’s Academy for Exceptional Young Ladies, a secret school committed to protecting young witches from mysterious attacks.

© 2013 FX Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

And yes, you saw right – the Coven witches have a way with killer couture. Get the look in our American Horror Story: Coven Boutique on Monday, October 7, at 3PM ET.

Tune in to American Horror Story: Coven on Wednesday, October 9, at 10PM ET/PT only on FX.

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October 3, 2013

Lights, Camera, Extra! Our Fashion Director Dishes on Her Small Screen Debut

By Jackie Nasser, Rue La La Fashion Director

Last week I, along with the Rue La La team, descended into Hollywood to film a segment for Extra TV with the lovely Maria Menounos. After Mario Lopez wrapped up his segment with Dancing With the Stars judge, Bruno (who broke out into a rendition of “What a Wonderful World” at the end), it was my turn to face the live audience at Universal Studios. On the agenda? Lots of fashion talk.

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While I shared what was on trend, and on Rue, this season – printed jeans, suede heels, bold necklaces, and top-handle ladylike bags – Maria couldn’t take her eyes off of our FENDI Polifonia T-strap pumps. “I haven’t bought a pair of chunky heels yet,” she shared. “These ones make me want to try the trend because I love the studded detailing.” And her fawning didn’t stop there. After giving Maria a virtual tour of our Boutiques, I think I may have a fellow Rue addict on my hands. Welcome to the club, Maria.

Tune into NBC’s EXTRA this weekend to see all of Jackie’s fall fashion must-haves. Then, tweet @ruelala with #askjackie to get all of your style questions answered.

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September 27, 2013

Soon to Be on Repeat: The NYFW Playlist

You know how music can make or break a mood? It can also do the same for a fashion show. So just like the makeup and hair choices for a runway show, a lot of thought goes into the songs that accompany the looks. And rightfully so. Here’s what we’ve been tapping our feet to this week.

Get Lucky” by Daft Punk, featuring Pharrell Williams

Young and Beautiful” by Lana Del Rey

Pour It Up” by Rihanna

Applause” by Lady Gaga

Royals” by Lorde

The Good Life” by Anouk

Dancing Anymore” by Is Tropical

Million Dollar Bills” by Lorde

By Cassandra Handley, Lead Copy Director

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September 12, 2013

Currently Obsessing Over: Velodyne’s vFree Bluetooth Headphones


Here at Rue, we’re big fans of impromptu dance sessions – especially down in the studio. So we’re always on the lookout for the next best thing in music. Our new favorite toy? Velodyne’s vFree Headphones (or, as we like to call them, the headphones that instantly make us better dancers). Okay, kidding. They don’t. They just silence the laughter. But we love them anyway. Here’s why:

They’re wire-free and offer Bluetooth® connectivity.
Meaning we can dance no matter what we’re doing. Cubemates, you’ve been warned.

They’re customizable.
With a slew of personalized skins to choose from, they’ll go with every outfit we own.

They bring the bass.
This brand changed the subwoofer landscape forever with its reproduction of low-frequency sound. So you better believe the same kind of innovative technology has gone into these headphones.

They’re collapsible.
So when we want to rock that tiny clutch, there’s no need to leave them at home – they’ll still fit.

Our Velodyne Headphones Boutique opened Tuesday, June 18, at 3PM ET.

By Keriann Coffey, Associate Blog Editor

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June 24, 2013

Listen Up: Our Velodyne Headphones Playlist


Blaring music has always been a photo-shoot must. And while we were taking snaps of Velodyne’s eye-catching headphones, we couldn’t help but turn our favorite jams up a little bit louder (hey, it’s a music event, right?). Take a peek at what made our playlist:

1. “No Church in the Wild” by Kanye West and Jay-Z
Because right now we’re still pretty much obsessed with everything Great Gatsby.

2. “Can’t Hold Us” by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
You can’t not feel pumped up after listening to this song.

3. “Anything Could Happen” by Ellie Goulding
Ellie stopped by our studio just a couple of years ago, and let’s just say, her personality and style are as sweet as her vocals.

4. “Come & Get It” by Selena Gomez
Confession: We’re all secretly huge Selena Gomez fans.

5. “Dancing on My Own” by Robyn
You know that scene in Girls? Yeah, spur-of-the-moment dance parties have always been big thing at Rue.

6. “I Feel the Earth Move” by Carole King
An oldie-but-ALWAYS-goodie.

7. “Sweet Caroline” by Neil Diamond

8. “Material Girl” by Madonna
Because who doesn’t love the queen of pop?

Our Velodyne Headphones Boutique opens Tuesday, June 18, at 3PM ET.

By Keriann Coffey, Associate Blog Editor

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June 18, 2013

It’s Showtime: Oscar Party Etiquette

The Academy Awards are this Sunday, and you’ve probably already RSVP’d to a party invite (or sent a few of your own). Regardless of what you’re most looking forward to – the red-carpet style, recognizing the year’s best flicks, or funny-guy host Seth MacFarlane – here are a few things to remember (besides a sparkly dress) for any viewing party on Hollywood’s biggest night.

Oscar Party Etiquette

Everyone has an opinion. If you love Hugh Jackman (or Jennifer Lawrence, or Tim Burton, or anyone), someone else may not. And that’s okay. Check opposing names on your respective Oscar ballots, disagree over champagne and appropriately themed cookies, and move on. This is an evening for glamour, gowns – and friendly banter.

Know Amour from ArgoEven if you’re mainly there to critique the fashion, you should have a rough idea of what’s going on. No one expects you to be an expert on every single movie, but know the nominations. Missing this detail is like going to a football party and asking who’s playing. 

Avoid spoilers. On the opposite end of the spectrum, don’t talk about major plot points or endings unless you know everyone in attendance has seen the movie. (Tip: If you’re starting a sentence with “I couldn’t believe it when…” or something similar, you’re probably giving away too much.)

Chat during commercials. Speeches are sacred in awards-show land. (Remember Jodie Foster’s at the Golden Globes? No one would have wanted to miss that.) Be respectful and keep it down until there’s a break in the action.

But most of all – have fun. The biggest night in movies only comes around once a year.

By Jess Huckins, Staff Writer

What are your awards-party entertaining tips? Share in the comments below, or tweet us at @ruelala.

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February 20, 2013

Just Press Print: Awards Party–Ready Oscar Ballots

Cast your votes – these printable ballots are an awards-party must

I’m a firm believer that watching any sort of televised event – I’m looking at you, football – is exponentially better if there is some sort of at-home competition involved. Cue these 2013 Oscar Ballots. With the year’s most anticipated awards show just over two weeks away, they’re a must for viewing parties big and small.

Simply click the image below to open a printable copy, whip up a few batches of inspired cocktails (to fuel the friendly competition, of course), and let the predictions begin!

2013 Oscars Ballot

Find other awards-party inspiration (and plenty of appropriately themed treats) in our Best Supporting Style: Pieces for an Awards Party Boutique, opening Friday, February 8, at 11AM.

By Joanna Berliner, Editor

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February 8, 2013

Get-Up-and-Go Playlists for (Almost) Everything

I can’t be the only one out there who’s dreamt about having her own theme song (I blame The Pink Panther, mostly… and Kronk, who makes up his own). But you know what’s better than a theme song? An entire playlist to keep you motivated, no matter what you’re doing. Whether it’s the morning of your wedding (butterflies!) or you have some resolutions to tackle, I’ve uncovered some song selections that will get you through pretty much anything.

Pre-Wedding Primping
The big day has finally arrived (with no jitters in sight), so gather the bridesmaids, pour the champagne, start the hair and makeup, and crank up these nuptial numbers. Upbeat and playful, some songs may inspire the use of a hairbrush microphone.

Football Fun
Given the upcoming game this Sunday and the so-close-we-can-almost-taste-it Super Bowl (go Pats!), these game-inspired songs are only appropriate. “Eye of the Tiger” isn’t on it, but pretty much any football-themed song ever (with video) is.

Workout Warrior
Shockingly (insert sarcasm here), there are only about a thousand playlists to choose from for fitness: some perfectly timed to your cardio and weightlifting routine, some that inspire endless running endurance, and some that are crafted specifically for exercises like yoga.

Road Trip
For something like this, I’m not convinced a stranger’s playlist will make the cut – but it certainly helps you get started. No matter how long your trip will last, make sure you’ve got tunes that help you stay entertained and alert. Number one on my list? “Low Rider” by War – call me cliché, but it’s an awesome song.

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January 18, 2013

Grab the Popcorn: 10 Must-See Holiday Movies

Sure, eggnog and presents are crucial, but it wouldn’t be the holidays without these festive flicks playing on repeat. From all-time classics that tug at the heartstrings to a few newcomers that’ll have everyone laughing, these are the must-have flicks for a very merry movie marathon.

  1. The Polar Express
    This holiday blockbuster pulls me in with its spellbinding scenery – similar to the book’s illustrations, which I loved growing up.
  2. Home Alone
    Not only is this John Hughes classic hilarious, the dysfunctional McCallister clan always makes me feel better about my own slightly (okay, very) weird family.
  3. It’s a Wonderful Life
    Simply put, this touching holiday classic warms my heart better than a cup of hot chocolate.
  4. A Christmas Story
    I triple-dog-dare you not to like this classic flick.
  5. White Christmas
    With Bing “Mr. Christmas” Crosby himself, this holiday film is as charming as the beloved song.
  6. Love Actually
    Not only does it have a killer soundtrack, this romantic comedy reminds us that the holidays are about love, family, second chances, and making memories.
  7. Miracle on 34th Street
    No one does Kris Kringle better than Edmund Gwenn in this 1947 classic. Whenever I think of Santa Claus, he still comes to mind.
  8. Elf
    Ron Burgundy, Ricky Bobby, Buddy the Elf – when it comes to comedy, Will Ferrell can do no wrong (at least in my book). And when it comes to picking a favorite, Buddy takes the maple-syrup-covered cake every time.
  9. A Charlie Brown Christmas
    It’s a tradition – I fall in love with Charlie Brown and his sad little Christmas tree in this anti-commercialism classic year after year.
  10. The Santa Clause
    This Disney favorite is a movie the whole family can enjoy – and then rent sequels two and three.


By Keriann Coffey, Associate Blog Editor

What movies make your Holiday hit list? Share them in the comments below or tweet us at @ruelala.

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December 19, 2012