There are many reasons we’d like to head south right now. Sure, non-stop snow comes to mind, but the real pull? Oscar de la Renta’s first posthumous exhibit, curated by André Leon Talley for the SCAD Museum of Art in Georgia.

Open through May 3, Oscar de la Renta: His Legendary World of Style features a swoon-worthy selection of 50 looks from the closets of the designer’s iconic clients. Actresses and first ladies among them include Sarah Jessica Parker and Hillary Clinton.

Can’t make it to Savannah? Get your dose of Oscar closer to home – say, the coffee table – with André’s forthcoming book on the fashion idol, to be published by Rizzoli.

By Renata Certo-Ware, Staff Writer

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February 10, 2015

Last night the music industry convened in Los Angeles for the 57th annual GRAMMY Awards, and as always, pop stars showed up in their best high-fashion wears. While icons like Madonna, AC/DC, and Beyoncé took the stage and newcomers (ahem, Sam Smith) walked away with trophies, it was these four women who stunned on the red carpet.

Grammy Awards Best DressedRihanna
A frequent risk taker, Rihanna stole the show in her layered Giambattista Valli number. It’s the pretty-in-pink princess gown you can only wear once in a lifetime, and she went for it. Her simple hair and makeup were key to making it work.

Ciara
Ciara’s beautifully ruffled Alexandre Vauthier dress hit all the right notes. A dramatic train was complemented by an asymmetrical one-shoulder neckline and leg slit. It’s official: glamour was alive and well at the GRAMMYs.

Gwen Stefani
Never one to do the expected, Gwen chose an Atelier Versace jumpsuit that was chic, cool, and most of all, rock ‘n’ roll. The subtle pop of red on her nails? A perfect finishing touch for the look.

Taylor Swift
Taylor’s ombre Elie Saab dress had an upbeat, mermaid-inspired vibe. More importantly, a high-low hemline revealed contrast jewel-toned heels that kept the ensemble from being too matchy-matchy.

Jackie Nasser joined Rue La La as fashion director in November of 2012. In close collaboration with the merchandising teams, she leads content production for lookbooks, style tips, and curated Boutiques. Jackie is the former Lead Editor for InStyle’s sister shopping site, StyleFind.com, which she launched. Prior to that, she served as Senior Fashion Editor at Lucky and at ELLEgirl, ELLE Accessories, and ELLE.com.

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February 9, 2015

According to Karl Lagerfeld, “One is never overdressed or underdressed with a Little Black Dress.” Need we say more? Here are three starlets who favored the LBD recently.

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1. Mila Kunis wore a Dolce & Gabbana number featuring a bustier top and full skirt to the Jupiter Ascending premiere. The sultry look was punctuated by T-strap Christian Louboutin pumps.

2. Rosamund Pike opted for a a more demure style, wearing this floor-length lace Erdem dress at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival.

3. Julianne Moore stepped out in a halter-neck Balenciaga dress at the Seventh Son screening in New York. Swept-back hair and a rouge lip make this a perfect minimalist look.

By Nicole Andrew, Fashion Editor

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February 6, 2015

After months of rumors, it’s official: Men’s Fashion Week is coming to New York on July 13.  Yep, it’s time to show off our manly style the American way.

Why the hop across the pond? Steven Kolb, head honcho of the CFDA and the fashion week calendar, explained that the success of London’s menswear collections inspired New York, adding that “American menswear has never been stronger or more creative.”

So, what can we expect? Oh, just a few of the industry’s brightest (think: Michael Kors, rag & bone, and Calvin Klein Collection). And maybe even a gorgeous male model or two.

By Kim Watson, Staff Writer

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February 6, 2015

Raf Simons, the creative genius behind Dior, channeled David Bowie’s “chameleon quality” for last week’s couture show. Just like Mr. Bowie (and the color-changing reptiles), we can all benefit from a new look every now and then. Take a cue from these high-voltage brights and prepare to make a statement.

Most Coveted

  1. Elizabeth McKay Gumball Shift Dress. Wondering how to pull off neon at the office? Opt for a demure style like this feminine scalloped pattern.
  2. Amrita Singh “Rock Princess” Drop Earrings. Pump up your favorite T-shirt with a statement earring. On-trend, colorful gems really do the trick.
  3. Cinzia Rocca White Cocoon Raincoat. White coats are instant attention-grabbers. Use one to top off a head-to-toe monochrome ensemble.
  4. Dior Addict Lip Color in Baby Rose. A natural, rosy-hued lipstick is all it takes to balance a vibrant outfit.
  5. BCBGMAXAZRIA “Clip” Leather Sneaker. Slip-ons have never been more versatile. Try them with sleek dresses, flirty skirts, and boyfriend jeans.


By Elizabeth Burns, Assistant Fashion Editor

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February 2, 2015

While Fifty Shades of Grey is about to be trending in the box office, the silvery hue has been prominent on the red carpet for some time now. For these celebs, it proves to be the perfect mid-winter neutral.

Best Dressed

1. Felicity Jones wore a stunning embellished Valentino gown from the Pre-Fall 2015 collection at the Producers Guild Awards in Los Angeles.

2. Freida Pinto’s silvery Mason by Michelle Mason frock featured subtle sheer panels and textured stripes at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival.

3. Kerry Washington paired her faux bob with a printed Hugo Boss top-and-skirt combo for an allover-chic look at the Daily Front Row Fashion Los Angeles Awards.

By Nicole Andrew, Fashion Editor

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January 30, 2015

Haute couture – the focus of this week’s runway shows in Paris – is characterized by its handcrafted, one-of-a-kind nature. While most people can’t snap up these pieces for their own wardrobes, it’s common to see these gowns on celebrities strutting the red carpet. So if you’ve ever wondered why these stunning numbers are so out of reach, just take a peek at the making of “Look #53” from Monday’s Dior show.

Thanks to Refinery29 and Visionaire, we get a behind-the-scenes view at the couture process in the Dior atelier. More than 200 hours went into producing this single look, from pattern-cutting and hand-dyeing grosgrain ribbon to folding pleats and fitting a model.

Take a five-minute virtual escape to the Parisian design house. You’ll quickly see why high fashion is worthy of a museum gallery.

By Susie Kostaras, Associate Content Editor

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January 29, 2015

Well, your prayers have been answered. British Vogue was invited to Kate Moss’s North London abode for a chance to peep her designer duds. Let the closet envy commence… now.

Kate Moss British VogueImage by @britishvogue

Turns out Kate is a bit of a style pack rat – in the best way possible. She still has her bunny costume from Playboy‘s 60th anniversary issue, more than a hundred bags organized by color, a drawer full of sunglasses, and Louboutins galore.

“My wardrobe is brimming with Louboutins – the classic black Pigalle stiletto in patent or matte black leather is my go-to shoe,” she told the mag. “I have so many pairs that Christian designed a style with a sharper toe and nail-thin heel, which he named the So Kate.”

To see the rest of the supermodel’s drop-dead gorgeous home, head over to British Vogue. Just try not to fall in love with every inch of it. We dare you.

By Emily Ketterer, Staff Writer

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January 28, 2015

Every model has her quirks. And the Spring 2015 campaigns have been eager to embrace them, shining a lens on Lady Gaga’s selfies, Iris Apfel’s glasses, and now this little lass. Meet Toast, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and leading lady of the latest Karen Walker eyewear campaign.

Toast for Karen Walker

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January 26, 2015

The easiest way to take classic style to the next level? Add an unexpected twist. From graphic stripes to of-the-moment silhouettes, these celebs proved that tailored separates are statement-makers.

Best Dressed

1. Sienna Miller sported bold stripes in an Altuzarra runway combo while promoting American Sniper in New York, completing the look with a vampy lip and her signature tousled locks.

2. Jennifer Lopez balanced femininity and sex appeal for her appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. The star wore blush-hued separates, adding a touch of glam with metallic wide-leg trousers from Solace London.

3. Jennifer Aniston wowed in a rich Gucci tuxedo accessorized with layered gold necklaces – a welcome change from her normal rotation of no-fail LBDs.

By Nicole Andrew, Fashion Editor

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January 23, 2015