The rumors are true: after this February’s showsNew York Fashion Week will be forced out of Lincoln Center’s Damrosch Park, its home since 2010.

The NYC Parks Advocates just reached a settlement with the city after arguing that NYFW’s tents and equipment illegally took over the public space, using the park for commercial purposes. Due to their claim, Fashion Week will be prevented from renewing its contract with Lincoln Center, which was supposed to house the event until 2020.

Although a new location hasn’t been named yet, I have no doubt the street-style stars will flock (#selfies and all).

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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December 19, 2014

Alexander Wang has only been at Balenciaga for a couple of years, but he’s already left a mark on the house’s bag game. His latest addition? The Neo Classic Mini, a petite shoulder bag with a chain strap that has street-style star written all over it.

Balenciaga Neo Classic Mini

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This newest style builds off the Balenciaga heritage while keeping the designer’s modern aesthetic in mind. The duo of top-notch leather and minimal hardware has become a signature within Alexander’s namesake label, so its no surprise that the formula also works for the iconic French house.

Currently, the $1,635 bag comes in black, navy, and a very photogenic shade of bubblegum pink. And in January, a limited-edition, electric-blue option will hit the brand’s online store. All eyes are on February though, when it’s pretty much guaranteed that the Neo Classic Mini will be spotted on shoulders throughout fashion month.

By Susie Kostaras, Associate Content Editor

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December 18, 2014

A dress that combines special-occasion style with shapewear? It does exist. Every NUE by Shani number comes with built-in figure-enhancing technology. Read on to see how it works (then snag one to enhance those get-fit resolutions).

NUE by Shani

Construction
Made of compression fabric, the inner construction of a NUE dress is specially woven with spun Lycra to shape and mold the body. Which means you appear a size smaller, even before the New Year’s diet kicks in.

Tailoring Tricks
NUE dresses combine soft yet structured fabrics with precise darting and ruching to boost your natural shape. The result? A figure-flattering dress any woman can be confident in.

Patent-Pending Technology
Founder Shani Grosz incorporates the latest shapewear technology into her designs, eliminating the need for uncomfortable boning and waist-cinching contraptions.

Now that you’re acquainted with this multi-tasking line, get shopping. Our NUE by Shani Boutique opened Thursday, December 18, at 11AM ET.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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December 18, 2014

While making the rounds in NYC last week, Kate Middleton appeared polished per usual. But last night in East London she was spotted looking, well, almost like one of us. The ground-breaking garment she wore? A sweatshirt.

En route to work with a group of Beaver Scouts, the Duchess wore a black zip-up hoodie, J Brand jeans, and tall black boots. She still looked every bit the beauty queen, even without the couture threads we’re used to seeing.

A princess getting cozy in loungewear? That’s a trend every commoner can get behind.

By Kim Watson, Staff Writer

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December 18, 2014

For the fashionistas on your list, nothing short of stylish will do. Think outside the gift box to ensure that yours is the present they reach for first. Read on for wrapping tips so Instagram-friendly, they won’t even mind if the package is empty. 

Holiday Wrapping Tips

Belt It Up
Instead of using ribbon, accent a wrapped package with an on-trend belt, which also doubles as a bonus gift. Textiles like grosgrain and canvas are easiest to work with. For a truly standout wrap job (and a healthy dose of contrast), go for one with buttery leather accents and a buckle for a metallic touch.

Bundle It with a Scarf
Save paper and wrap a box in a super-soft scarf instead. Tuck a sprig of holly or a decorative branch of pinecones into the folds and secure with a pin. Guaranteed to wow (and warm).

Pin It
For a tasteful play on texture and dimension, tie your gift with a bow and fasten it with a brooch. Opt for one in a richly patterned fabric like we did, or for a vintage-lover, channel old-school elegance with a glittering, jewelry-inspired piece.

By Renata Certo-Ware, Staff Writer

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December 16, 2014

It may be rooted in tradition, but lately Burberry has pushed the envelope. Earlier this fall, the British powerhouse paired up Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne for the first time ever in its My Burberry fragrance campaign. For Spring 2015, the label one-upped itself with another supermodel duo: Naomi Campbell and Jourdan Dunn.

Burberry Spring 2015

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December 15, 2014

When it comes to winter style, what’s on the outside does count. So rather than covering up your outfit, opt for a statement coat that completes it. Experiment with texture, color, or shape (perhaps even all three) for a scene-stealing look. Then choose a color palette and subtle accessories to make an out-there topper wearable every day.

Most Coveted

  1. Lela Rose Sapphire Feather-Embellished Coat. A classically tailored wool coat is made special with cobalt-blue feather embellishments and cropped sleeves.
  2. Anya Hindmarch “Deconstructed Bathurst” Leather Satchel. Interchangeable handles and a bold hue make this oversized satchel a worthy investment.
  3. GURHAN 24k Plated Kyanite Studs. Delicate gold gemstone studs are subtle enough to wear daily and offer a nice alternative to diamond studs.
  4. Alexander McQueen Women’s 4197/S Sunglasses. Butterfly-shaped frames with etched details are a must-have mix of retro and modern.


By Kasey Rowe, Assistant Fashion Editor

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December 15, 2014

You snagged tickets to the event of the season. Now it’s time for the hard part: figuring out what to wear. Thankfully, Rue La La stylist Caroline M. has every outing outfitted, from a night at The Nutcracker to the annual holiday gala. All you have to do? Read on and take your seat.

Holiday Style Glam Night

“Going to a dressy event like a holiday show doesn’t mean you have to look serious. Keep things festive and fun by pairing a sparkly clutch and heels with a feather skirt. Add a swipe of lipstick and you’re off.” – Caroline M., Stylist

See our other Holiday Style How-To ensembles: The Family-Friendly Look and The Office Party Look.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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December 12, 2014

Leave it to these style stars to rock eye-catching looks that pay no mind to ever-dropping temperatures.

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1. Pretty in pink, Emma Roberts took her front-row seat at the first ever Valentino haute couture show in New York City. The actress channeled the 60s in a long-sleeved Valentino number, complete with a floral collar and a Twiggy-inspired hairdo.

2. Naomie Harris showcased one of our favorite Spring 2015 trends, turning up to the photocall for the latest James Bond film, Spectre, in a striped Altuzarra dress.

3. Sienna Miller stepped out to promote American Sniper in a Miu Miu look that teamed a cherry-red crop top with a high-waisted pencil skirt and a blush topper – the perfect mix of sophisticated and sweet.

By Nicole Andrew, Fashion Editor

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December 12, 2014

Has the annual company party snuck up on you? Don’t panic. Wherever you and your colleagues are celebrating, Rue La La stylist Caroline M. whipped up an easy look that’s a whole lot of fun yet still completely professional. Recreate it and prepare to impress the boss.

Office Holiday Party

Black may not be the expected color choice for a holiday outfit, but it’s always my go-to. Add red accessories and metallic accents to up the festive factor. The finishing touch? A faux-fur vest that brings the glamour while keeping you cozy in the cold December weather. ” – Caroline M., Stylist

See our other Holiday Style How-To ensembles: The Family-Friendly Look and The Glam Look.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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December 10, 2014