Social Media Weighs In: The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

Hate it or love it, the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show aired last night – and per usual, viewers had their smartphones and tablets on hand to live-tweet the entire thing.  And reactions were, well, predictable.

Swarovski Sparkles In The 2013 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show
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From the friend who’s going to “join the gym ASAP” to the one who’s all, “I’m still eating as much ice cream as I want,” the tweets and Facebook posts were eerily similar to past years’ – kind of like the fashion in the actual show. Signature wings? Check. A bejeweled bra you could never afford, let alone wear under your clothes? You get the gist.

No matter how redundant the costumes and social media reactions are, however, it’s still entertaining. I mean, millions of people tuned in last night – and you just can’t argue with numbers. Plus, I may or may not have tweeted something about Adam Levine (you’re just not human if you didn’t melt over his reaction to Behati).

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By Keriann Coffey, Associate Editor

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December 11, 2013

Grab Your Remote: The Greatest Thanksgiving TV Episodes of All Time

You’re in the homestretch. Just another day left at the office and then – Thanksgiving. The one day of the year when it’s completely acceptable to do nothing but eat and watch TV all day (at least, that’s how it goes down in my house).

To prepare for this much-needed lazy day, Refinery29 has put together a list of the best Thanksgiving-themed sitcom episodes. All you have to do is find a cushy spot on the couch, pour yourself a glass of wine, and find out which channels are smart enough to air their comedic genius (I’m looking at you, TV Land).

Check out the full list of Thanksgiving-themed episodes on Refinery29.

By Keriann Coffey, Associate Editor

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November 26, 2013

American Music Awards Fashion: Red Carpet Roundup

Hits and misses. Every awards show is full of them – and last night’s American Music Awards was no different.

Taylor Swift at the American Music Awards

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While Taylor Swift killed it in a flashy gold mini, Kelly Osbourne disappointed in a silver tea-length number. And as for Naya Rivera‘s revealing gown? Jury’s still out.

For more fashion fails and stylish successes, check out MailOnline’s roundup.

By Keriann Coffey, Associate Editor

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November 25, 2013

Meet Marilyn Vance: The Costume Designer Behind Bonnie & Clyde

She outfitted Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman, gave Ferris Bueller his leather track jacket, and slipped Molly Ringwald into that iconic pink prom dress. Now? Costume designer Marilyn Vance is bringing her touch to the small screen. Here, she tells all.

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Rue La La: What made you want to do the Bonnie & Clyde miniseries?
Marilyn Vance: When my agent told me about it, I said – oh my god, I would love to reimagine that. Because it’s so different than what you saw in the 1967 feature film with Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway. Which was fabulous, by the way, and made such great fashion statements for that time. But this was really a biopic – their whole true-to-life background, from the time they were born. And this script was just remarkable.

RLL: Since it’s based on a true story, how did you ensure the costumes were historically accurate?
MV: We took them out of the newspaper headlines and recreated them. The way the suits fit Emile. (You know, he was a small guy, that Clyde.) That heavy garrison belt. How he had his guns. I wanted to be as authentic as I could for that period.

RLL: For Holliday Grainger’s Bonnie, too?
MV: Yes, I searched around through old costume houses. Looked at the newsreels and how Bonnie presents herself. We wanted to go into her personality. She was a narcissist. She collected items and carried a suitcase full of mementos – headlines about them robbing banks. She even had these photographers take her photos and she would send them to Hollywood. She was constantly rejected.

RLL: Was there one piece that inspired you most?
MV: For Bonnie, I searched old costume houses and discovered all these knit suits. I started pulling them down, thinking, this is actually amazing. Because I was researching and going through this hardcover Vogue from 1931, and they were featuring these very same suits. And that was my inspiration – this one picture. It was a sketch, actually. The black beret with the pink blouse. That’s how we began.

RLL: Did the cast have input in what they want to wear? Say, for example, Holliday Grainger doesn’t want to wear one of the outfits you put her in, and you have to tweak it. Has that ever happened? 
MV: It could have happened, but it didn’t because I think we were spot-on with her. The minute she walked into the dressing room, she was already speaking like Bonnie. She’s a Brit and has a wonderful accent – and she came in as the character. I made her a board of all the looks from that Vogue of the knit suits and such, and she vogued the Vogue. It was amazing. Amazing. Holliday. What an actress.

The one person who hated her dress, though, was Molly Ringwald.

RLL: For Pretty in Pink? The pink prom dress
MV: Yes! She wanted to be Madonna. You know, she wanted to be in a strapless. She wasn’t even 18 at the time. And I said, You can’t. The other girls are all like that. You’re all on your own. You’re doing vintage fabric, making your own clothing.

RLL: Well, it was definitely worth sticking to your guts there. You’ve had some other pretty incredible past experiences as well. Like Pretty Woman and that amazing red dress Julia Roberts wore.
MV: The red gown was inspired by Madame X. Originally, they didn’t want it red. They wanted black and Garry [Director Garry Marshall] wanted a ball gown like a princess. I had sketches I had to do over and over again to make them understand what it was. They wanted to do a more commercial-looking film, and I wanted to stick to the kind of character she was.

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November 20, 2013

Watch Them Run: The All-New Bonnie & Clyde

Bonnie Parker. Clyde Barrow. They were the Depression era’s most legendary crime couple. Now? Lifetime, A&E, and History have partnered to retell their story in a two-day television event airing December 8 at 9/8c – complete with Holliday Grainger (The Borgias) as Bonnie and Emile Hirsch (Into the Wild) as Clyde. Sneak a peek below.

Love Bonnie’s and Clyde’s looks? Make them your own with our Style Inspired by Bonnie & Clyde Boutique, opening Wednesday, November 20, at 3PM. And to get them Bonnie-and-Clyde style (a.k.a. free), enter our It’s a Stick Up. The Bonnie & Clyde Sweepstakes. after the jump.

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November 20, 2013

Our Fashion Director on “The Olivia Effect”

By Jackie Nasser, Rue La La Fashion Director

First we had Michelle Obama, who put homegrown designers like Jason Wu and Thakoon on the map. Then we had Kate Middleton, who created international pandemonium when everything she wore – from her royal blue Issa engagement dress to her polka dot Topshop maternity dress – sold out in seconds. She even made the seemingly impossible happen: nude panty-hose sales, once a granny staple, rose 500% after she and sister Pippa dared to cover their bare legs. This fashion revolution was instantly known as “The Kate Effect.”

Now we have a new fashionista to follow – and she isn’t a princess or First Lady. She’s Olivia Pope, a political “fixer” on the hit ABC show Scandal.


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October 24, 2013

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.

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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