A New Collab to Love: Our Fashion Director on the Banana Republic L’Wren Scott Collection

By Jackie Nasser, Rue La La Fashion Director

As fans of Rue know, we love it when high-end fashion becomes attainable – and with designer collaborations all the rage right now, that’s exactly what’s happening this season.

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December 5, 2013

It’s Time to Party: Our Fashion Director Dishes About Her Holiday Must-Haves

There are about a thousand tips our Fashion Director, Jackie, could offer with the onslaught of the holidays upon us. But most importantly? We want the details on how she’s going about her annual cocktail party. From updos to décor, here’s her advice for a sure-to-impress festive affair.

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November 29, 2013

Our Fashion Director on the Smoking Suit

By Jackie Nasser, Rue La La Fashion Director

 
We all love a flirty holiday dress (or two), but to really stand out this season, I’m test-driving tuxedo suit dressing.

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November 21, 2013

Battle of the Lifestyle Gurus: Our Fashion Director Weighs In

By Jackie Nasser, Rue La La Fashion Director

 
Former Gossip Girl star Blake Lively recently announced that she will be launching her own lifestyle website. “The main element of it is that it’s about storytelling and it’s about living a very one-of-a-kind, curated life, and how to achieve that,” explained Lively. “I have so many passions outside of acting and things that I grew up being good at that I don’t utilize when acting.” Makes sense.

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November 14, 2013

The Backpack is Back: Our Fashion Director on the Season’s Chicest Bag

By Jackie Nasser, Rue La La Fashion Director

 
The chicest bag this season? It’s not a ladylike quilted chain-strap, oversized clutch, or top-handle satchel. It’s actually the trusty old backpack.

Okay, so, it’s not any old backpack. The chic leather one we’re seeing on celebrities, our favorite street-style stars, and the runways is a cool, nonchalant, off-duty version. Mary-Kate and Ashley’s label, The Row, has come out with a $55,000 crocodile model and (by comparison, a relative steal) a $17,000 patchwork fur one. Style icon Kate Bosworth is sporting 3.1 Phillip Lim’s white version in the November issue of Lucky magazine and designer Junya Watanabe‘s entire men’s 2014 spring collection was inspired by the humble backpack.

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October 31, 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

Our Fashion Director on Spring 2014 Fashion-Month Trends

By Jackie Nasser, Rue La La Fashion Director

 
The big Spring 2014 runways shows (New York, London, Paris, and Milan) are officially over. Now, after sitting through dozens of shows and poring over hundreds of images, I’ve rounded up the top five trends you should expect to see in the new year.

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October 17, 2013

Our Fashion Director on Sarah Jessica Parker’s New Shoe Line

By Jackie Nasser, Rue La La Fashion Director

 
Mark your calendar – everyone’s favorite fashionista, Sarah Jessica Parker, is (finally) launching her own shoe line, aptly called SJP. “I really wanted to bring back the single sole,” explains Parker. The actress, who is collaborating with Manolo Blahnik’s CEO on the collection, says she wanted to create and offer “colors, regardless of the trends, to women in beautiful shapes, and at affordable prices.”

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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

Our Fashion Director on All Things London Fashion Week

By Jackie Nasser, Rue La La Fashion Director

 
From rock ‘n’ roll to candy colors and everything in between, London Fashion Week had something for everyone. Here’s a cheat sheet of the best shows, the hottest trends, and how you can wear them.

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September 26, 2013