Behind the Scenes We Go: Backstage Beauty at Christian Siriano

Of course, we love to see the meticulously coiffed and styled model that comes down the runway, but it’s always inspiring to watch what takes place before the music starts and the lights come on.

So, on Saturday afternoon, I headed backstage at the Christian Siriano show held at Eyebeam on West 21st Street in New York. There I met Anthony Cole of Sebastian Professional, who told me about his inspiration for the show’s signature hairstyle – a soft and natural, yet voluminous, ponytail.

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September 8, 2013

Let’s Hear It For the Boys: The New Business Casual Cropping Up at NYFW

When it comes to men’s business dressing, we typically see a lot of the same. Black. Grey. Three-season wool. And pleats – way too many pleats. There are even theories out there that laud the boring and ordinary. Not to mention, it’s easy. Wearing the same thing every day is simple. Nothing to think about. “What should I wear today? Oh, I’ll just mimic what I wore yesterday and the day before that. Done.”

But switching it up and putting thought into your look is a good thing for your career. For one, you’ll take more pride in your appearance. Two, you’ll stand out among the sea of pleats. Three, you’ll look original and open to advancing new ideas.

So far at New York Fashion Week, I’m seeing that men’s business casual is getting a fresh update for Spring 2014. Here are a few reimagined looks spotted at the Nautica Black Sail Collection and Todd Snyder shows.

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September 7, 2013

Jackie Does Fashion Week: Cynthia Rowley & Heels vs. Flats

Our Fashion Director, Jackie, is a New York Fashion Week pro. With many a show under her belt, she knows what it takes to own the front row – and each day, she’ll be sharing her schedule, tips, and, most importantly, her outfits right here with us. Check out what’s on the agenda for today.

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September 7, 2013

The Spring 2014 Runways Have Spoken: Grecian Is a Go

By Jackie Nasser, Rue La La Fashion Director

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From Richard Chai to TOCCA and Nicholas K, there’s been a clear Grecian thread running through S/S 2014 runways. Picture a yacht in the Mediterranean. Muted hues mixed with vibrant blues and geometric prints. Flowing dresses with fluid lines and easy, beachy styling (see: wet, slicked-back hair at Richard Chai).

Have questions about the latest trends at NYFW? Tweet our Fashion Director, Jackie Nasser, at @ruelala with #askjackie.

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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.


September 6, 2013

Jackie Does Fashion Week: Leopard Print Pumps, Cushnie et Ochs, & More

Our Fashion Director, Jackie, is a New York Fashion Week pro. With many a show under her belt, she knows what it takes to own the front row – and each day, she’ll be sharing her schedule, tips, and, most importantly, her outfits right here with us. Check out what’s on the agenda for today.

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September 6, 2013

Jackie Does Fashion Week: Ray-Bans, LUNA Bars, & Richard Chai

Our Fashion Director, Jackie, is a New York Fashion Week pro. With many a show under her belt, she knows what it takes to own the front row – and each day, she’ll be sharing her schedule, tips, and, most importantly, her outfits right here with us. Check out what’s on the agenda for today.

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September 5, 2013