Move over, Kimye. The real stars of Paris Fashion Week? Two familiar male models. Actors Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson returned to the runway in full Blue Steel glory, reprising their roles as Derek Zoolander and his nemesis Hansel from the 2001 film Zoolander.

Zoolander at Fashion WeekImage via @voguemagazine

Surprising unsuspecting show-goers at Valentino, Ben sauntered down the catwalk in a brocade suit and black Creeper shoes. Owen followed in an overcoat-topped pajama suit and sneakers. Although fashion insiders are a notoriously tough crowd to shock, the actors were greeted with applause and laughter from the audience. Backstage, they posed with Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour, who even managed to crack a smile.

The reappearance of Zoolander and Hansel serves as a lesson to all of us: There’s more to life than being really, really ridiculously good-looking. Like getting a sequel. Filming for Zoolander 2 is set to begin in Rome later this month.

By Renata Certo-Ware, Staff Writer

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March 10, 2015

For weeks, fans of The Bachelor have convened on couches and by water coolers to recap a drama-packed season. But tonight, bachelor Chris Soules will pick between two stylish women – Becca Tilley and Whitney Bischoff. Of course it has us (and Rue buyer Ilana S.) thinking about what each woman will wear to the final rose ceremony. Here, Ilana shares her tips for wowing that special someone on your next date night.

Style Inspired by "The Bachelor"

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Try separates: This season, we’ve seen new trending night-out wears. Give the usual dress a break and swap for a monochrome jumpsuit or matching crop top and skirt.

Less is more: A simple number can still make a statement. Pair a classic silhouette and color with bold accessories (much like Whitney), to keep the look fresh. A bright lip or lash extensions are a flirty final touch.

Experiment with embellishment: Don’t shy away from mixing metallics or adding an extra layer of sparkle with your clutch and heels.

Put together your ideal date night outfit in our Snag a Rose: Glam Style Inspired by The Bachelor Boutique, which opened Monday, March 9, at 11AM ET.

By Elizabeth Burns, Assistant Fashion Editor

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March 9, 2015

Blue and black or white and gold? No matter your answer, we can bet that you had at least one heated discussion about #TheDress this week. In honor of all the buzz, we’re taking a look at three dress-focused looks. There’s nothing to debate about these stunners.

Best Dressed

1. Emma Roberts stepped out in the always-classic LBD. But ruffled trim and lace-up heels give her Cynthia Rowley frock a flirty twist.

2. Lily James played the part of a real-life princess in Elie Saab Haute Couture at the Los Angeles premiere of Cinderella. Staying true to her character, she wore crystal-encrusted Christian Louboutin heels and carried a Charlotte Olympia Time Piece clutch.

3. Sarah Hyland let her bright pink dress do the talking at The Kindred Foundation for Adoption fundraiser. The hot hue was balanced by a simple and sophisticated silhouette.

By Nicole Andrew, Fashion Editor

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March 6, 2015

Prepare to temporarily bid your Netflix adieu. Next month, Dior and I will give us a behind-the-scenes look at the exclusive world of haute couture.

The documentary follows Belgian designer Raf Simons in his first few months as creative director at Christian Dior. “I want to have quite a radical approach in terms of modernizing it,” he says of the storied French house.

And since Simons had only eight weeks to complete his first collection, Dior and I promises to deliver the drama – ahem, glamour.

By Keir Cullen Janey, Staff Writer

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March 6, 2015

Per usual, Chanel has caused a very chic stir. With Kristen Stewart headlining its just-released handbag campaign (and Vanessa Paradis baring all), the iconic French brand introduced the Girl bag. And in true Karl Lagerfeld fashion, the silhouette is anything but ordinary.

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With a decorative button placket and dual front pockets, the Girl resembles a classic Chanel cardigan. The best part? It’s meant to be tossed over the shoulder just like a sweater.

Of course, this isn’t the first time the label released a boundary-pushing shape. (Chanel No. 5 Bottle Bag, anyone?) As a general rule of thumb, we’ve learned to always expect the unexpected when it comes to Karl’s team.

By Jillian Hudon, Staff Writer

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March 5, 2015

Is life in plastic actually fantastic? Anna Dello Russo seems to think so. Her latest Vogue Japan spread pays homage to Barbie, with a spot-on impersonation from model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.

Barbie in Vogue Japan

Image via @anna_dello_russo

With Rosie dressed in signature pink and stiffly posed, the Anna Dello Russo–styled shoot nails Barbie’s iconic look. Rosie even has the vacant stare and frozen smile down pat – which is pretty comical, if not slightly unsettling. And in case you were wondering, yes, Ken makes an appearance too.

Now, this isn’t the only recent high-fashion venture from the doll. The Moschino Spring 2015 collection brought the look to life, with several pieces showcased in this shoot. I’d sure like to add one of those cheeky purses to my Barbie collection.

By Ashley Bell, Staff Writer

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March 4, 2015

Last year at the Costume Institute gala, which celebrated the opening of the Charles James: Beyond Fashion exhibitionmovie mogul Harvey Weinstein announced a restoration for the brand being honored. His wife, Marchesa designer Georgina Chapman, was favored to take the creative lead, but now it looks like Zac Posen has surpassed her as front-runner for the role.

Assuming Zac is hired as creative director, it would be a perfect fit. Just like Charles James, Zac is known for his highly coveted, celebrity-loved sculptural gowns. Not to mention, it wouldn’t be the first time Harvey hired the young talent – Zac also currently stars as a judge on Project Runway, where Harvey is an executive producer.

If Zac’s recent closing gown at New York Fashion Week is any indicator of things to come, this refresh is sure to be epic.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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March 4, 2015

Calvin Klein Collection designer Francisco Costa breathed a sigh of relief when Lupita Nyong’o’s now-famed Oscar gown was found over the weekend. The pearl-encrusted stunner, reportedly worth $150,000, was swiped from the 31-year-old actress’s West Hollywood hotel a week ago.

But the drama doesn’t end there – the dress is allegedly made from faux pearls. The brand’s reaction? “Once it’s returned to us, we will be able to have the dress restored and archived, as it now represents an important moment for the brand.” Smooth move, CK.

By Emily Ketterer, Staff Writer

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March 3, 2015

Ulyana Sergeenko, the Russian street-style sensation and couture fashion designer, is known for dressing to the nines. Her signature look combines old-world luxe with uber-feminine details. And in this week’s picks, there’s no denying she’d catch a photographer’s eye.

Most Coveted

  1. Chanel Leather Kisses Tote. This bag? It’s one for the ages. Let the artsy pattern stand out against a neutral look.
  2. IPPOLITA Rock Candy Diamond and Amethyst Earrings. So maybe you’re not a regular at the ballet or in the front row at every fashion show. You’ll still sparkle with these translucent chandelier earrings.
  3. Jimmy Choo “Avril” Pump. Rethink the ladylike trend with a bold hue. Just stick to a pointy-toed pump.
  4. Albert Nipon Satin Dress Suit. A matching dress and coat has always been a calling card for royals. Satin makes the look even more regal.


By Elizabeth Burns, Assistant Fashion Editor

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March 2, 2015

We’ve been patiently waiting to trade in clunky boots and parkas for ankle-baring wedges and breezy dresses. The good news? Warmer weather is oh-so-close. While it’s not exactly time for a full-blown closet swap yet – keep the bikinis and beach towels tucked away for now – you can start making subtle switches.

Spring Style Swaps

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March 2, 2015