We grabbed a few minutes with the fun-spirited actress/mom/philanthropist, and were instantly inspired by her lively outlook.
Rue La La: Your Boutique will benefit the Step Up Women’s Network – tell us about this organization.
Busy: Step Up is an organization that does two things simultaneously: It puts professional women in a mentoring position with underserved teen girls, and puts like-minded professional women in contact with each other, helping to advance women all across the board.
Rue La La: That’s such an inspiring mission – did you have women in your life who have helped to guide you through your career?
Busy: My agent Lorrie Bartlett is one of my personal mentors. My friends and costars Christa Miller and Courteney Cox have become my working mommy mentors. I know I can always call any of those ladies, any time of day or night if I’m in need of advice!
Rue La La: Speaking of influence, who are your fashion icons?
Busy: Women who take risks. Carrie Bradshaw, for sure. Alexa Chung is so cute and vibrant and hip; I can’t dress like her much because that’s not really my style, but I love seeing what she wears. I always think Nicole Richie looks amazing and tries out different looks. Kate Winslet, Cate Blanchett, and of course, my friend Michelle Williams.
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Valentine’s Day isn’t just for significant others and star-crossed lovers – we’re all about showering everyone we know with TLC, especially the pint-sized set. For tomorrow, follow our five easy tips and throw a little extra L-O-V-E into the little one’s lunchbox.
1. Dig up a heart-shaped cookie cutter. It’s okay if it’s tiny – the smaller the heart, the more adorable the end result.
2. Using the cookie cutter, cut out two hearts from their favorite bread. Once you have enough cutouts, apply the PB+J or nutella (otherwise the going gets pretty messy).
3. For the face, use whatever you have around the kitchen. We stuck to Smarties, chocolate chips, conversation hearts, and Chiclets, but raisins, marshmallows, and ribbons of licorice will also do the trick.
4. Any red or pink fruit will work for a side. Think strawberries, raspberries, or even some juicy watermelon.
5. Up the cute factor with a cutout paper quote bubble filled in with a sugary-sweet and special Valentine’s Day message.
For more treats for the little ones, be sure to check out tomorrow’s Little Rue Boutique opening at 8PM ET.
All dolled up! Need we say more? We’re playing up a storm and showcasing some of our favorites from tonight’s three Little Rue Boutiques: Brooks Brothers, Tractor Denim & Tease Tops, and Let’s Play Make-Believe: Dress-Up Clothes, Playhouses & More.
Our Little Rue Boutiques open Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 8PM ET.
What’s not to love about rainbow-bright artwork? For little ones – or just the young at heart – this quick, DIY wall art brings a serious splash of color to any room. Our art director Katie Sarna, DIY guru of What Katie Made, shares her tips for trying the trick at home.
What you need:
A glue gun with hot glue
2 boxes of crayons
Step 1: Set out a trash bag on the floor next to an outlet.
Step 2: Plan your color palette (we went with rainbow) and pick out two crayons for each color.
Step 3: Using the glue gun, adhere the crayons vertically along the top of the canvas (note: traditional Elmers glue will melt down underneath the crayons).
Step 4: Let the glue cool.
Step 5: Then, holding the canvas up at a 45-degree angle, use the hairdryer to heat the crayons slowly and thoroughly, working your way from one side to the other as they melt.
These are the gifts we’re giving to all of the small fries, mini-me’s, and teeny-tiny tots on our list (no matter whether they’re naughty or nice).
For the artist: Short of donning a sideways beret, an easel is the best bet for the wee Matisse.
For the party girl: With a bow in her hair, an apple-cranberry in hand, and all the right dance moves, this velvet dress is the uniform of pint-sized merrymakers.
For the small-time cook: Inspire the young culinary artist to whip up the tastiest delights (all imaginary, of course).
For the daredevil: For the scream-at-the-top-of-their-lungs roller coaster riders and kids who can’t be bothered with scraped knees, the ultimate joy rides.
You can find all of the above gifts (and a gazillion more) in our Little Rue Boutique opening tonight at 8PM ET. Make sure to hide whatever you pick out carefully and keep watch for sneaky little present-shakers.
Nothing says Thanksgiving quite like school art projects that pay homage to the day. Whether it’s a turkey mounted on a popsicle stick, a squat 3D bird, or the timeless hand-traced version, we thought we’d feature some pieces from the tadpoles of Rue Associates.
Have Thanksgiving art from your own tykes? Take a pic and post it on our Facebook wall.
Parenting waters can be tricky to navigate, and no one knows this better than our Little Rue Roundtable panel of experts. Tune in to our Facebook page at 1PM ET on Tuesday, November 8, 2011 to hear from them all.
Lisa Gatto, Toddler Development Specialist, Isis Parenting
A graduate of Wheelock’s Child Life Specialist program, Lisa worked for several years at Boston Children’s Hospital helping children cope with their hospital stay and medical treatments using therapeutic play. As the program lead for Child Development at Isis Parenting, Lisa oversees a dozen different programs for children 6 – 36 months and their caregivers. When not at Isis Parenting, she’s busy singing pop tunes in the minivan with her daughters, ages seven and nine.
“Focus on your own child; don’t compare them to others or compare yourself to other parents. You’re the one in the day-to-day and you know your child best. In the end, the answer to how to react to a situation has to be yours. You know what’s best for your child.”
Nancy Holtzman, Infant Developmental Specialist, Isis Parenting
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Before we start, a quick intro. My name is Mikki, though you may know me by my pen name, Riverbender. I run my own fashion blog according to the tastes of teenagers, celebrity style, and the latest runway buzz.
There are so many trends we could talk about, so I’ll focus on the ones that I’ve seen in my own school hallways. For starters, ponchos are SUPER in, from runways to middle schools. BCBG, Altuzarra, and Rag & Bone all showcased great (and very different) cape looks.
Another Fall 2011 trend that’s all over the streets is Navajo-inspired prints. Brands including Vintage Havana, Delia’s, and Proenza Schouler have been going Southwestern lately. In my own wardrobe, I’m bringing in the look by adding a colorful Navajo-inspired top to my everyday wardrobe.
Continue reading “Fall Trend Round-Up: Head-Of-The Class Fashion” »
With help from our Members, we helped four charities that we’re really passionate about:
Room to Read
The Alliance for a Healthier Generation
With the net profits from the first month of Little Rue, we donated about $75,000.00 – divvying up the proceeds based on the votes of over 10,000 Rue Members. We checked in with Richard Tate, the VP of Communications & Marketing at HopeLab for his take on the experience.
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