This morning, we remember Vince Camuto, the footwear designer known to have “the Midas touch,” who passed away Wednesday in his Connecticut home.

Throughout his 78 years, Vince built an impressive résumé, co-founding Nine West in 1987 with Jerome Fischer, launching the multi-billion dollar Jessica Simpson brand, and partnering with Tory Burch on the creation of the coveted Reva flat. And it doesn’t stop there: Vince led an eponymous brand of his own, starting with shoes and growing it into a complete ready-to-wear collection.

The one thing Vince never did? Retire. He told Footwear News,“[Retire] isn’t in my vocabulary.” While it’s a sad loss for the fashion biz, Vince lives on with the shoe addict in all of us.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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January 23, 2015

This afternoon, we remember the “guru of glamour,” designer Oscar de la Renta, who passed away Monday after a hard-fought battle with cancer. He was 82 years old. According to a heartfelt note on his website, he was surrounded by friends, family, and “more than a few dogs.”

From Jackie Kennedy to Amal Clooney, Oscar has outfitted first ladies, countless red carpet attendees, and many a lucky bride. Here we’ve assembled some of our faves from his stunning body of work.


Thank you, Oscar, and may your legacy for glamour and femininity continue to live on. As the designer himself once said, “The greatest thing about fashion is that it always moves forward.”

October 21, 2014

It’s hard to believe it’s been a year since our city was turned inside out by the senseless act of terror at the Boston Marathon. Today, we remember all of those affected and remind ourselves that Boston is just as strong, proud, and brave as ever.

Over the next week, along with our friends at Alex and Ani, we’ll be showing our support by collecting virtual cheers through And we’d love for you to join in. It costs nothing, but means a lot. On the morning of Marathon Monday, these cheers will automatically be sent from the social media accounts of every single one of you who joins in with us.

Simply visit our Thunderclap page here and link your Twitter, Facebook, or Tumblr. Then, spread the word and help us show the world that we are all still Boston Strong.

– Steve Davis, Chief Executive Officer

April 15, 2014

Today, the fashion world was stunned to learn of the passing of noted fashion designer L’Wren Scott.

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After beginning her career as a model for the likes of Chanel and Calvin Klein, the 6’3" style icon launched her eponymous label in 2006. Adept at creating flattering, feminine silhouettes, her designs were beloved by the likes of Angelina Jolie and First Lady Michelle Obama.

Her death is a true tragedy for the fashion world. May her legacy continue to live on.

March 17, 2014

England has the Windsors. We have the Kennedys – the closest thing to American royalty. Even 50 years after the tragic death of JFK, we’re still fascinated by anyone that carries the iconic last name. But with a bunch like this, who can blame us?

John F. Kennedy

From heartthrobs and actresses to journalists and potential politicians, the new generation of Kennedys promises to generate plenty of headline-making news. Just stay tuned.

Check out the new generation of Kennedys on

By Keriann Coffey, Associate Editor

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November 22, 2013

I think Maya Angelou said it best: “How important it is for us to remember our heroes and she-roes.”

Today, we here at Rue pause to thank all of our veterans, men and women both, for their untiring dedication to our country.

Especially inspiring? The Army’s newest addition: a statue of a female solider, the first of its kind to be placed on a military base, unveiled last week in Fort Lee, Virginia.

In the words of The Daily Beast: 

While the statue is a tribute to all women soldiers, it was designed to commemorate those who served in our most recent wars, a significant step by the U.S. Army to recognize and honor the part women play in military operations. The figure is dressed in modern combat equipment and carries a loaded M4 rifle…. It’s refreshing to finally see a public display showing the rifle and gear worn by a woman. A powerful tribute to the burden that women have carried in combat.

I’ll never fail to be amazed by how far we’ve come.

Read more on The Daily Beast.

By Joanna Berliner, Editor 

Today, take a moment to thank our veterans with us, then share your stories on Twitter at @ruelala.

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November 11, 2013


“Never fail to know that if you are doing all the talking, you are boring somebody.”
– Helen Gurley Brown, 1922–2012

The fashion world had the air knocked out of it today after learning of the passing of Helen Gurley Brown. As the author of the revolutionary Sex and the Single Girl and longtime editor of Cosmopolitan, she was credited with being a revolutionary figure in publishing and feminism. Says The Huffington Post,

The hard part about paying tribute to Brown is that it’s nearly impossible to do as well as she herself could. She is easily one of the most quotable women of the last 100 years. When it comes to turning a phrase, she would hold her own at a cocktail party also attended by Dorothy Parker, Diana Vreeland and Mae West. 

Long live quip, and long live strong women like Helen Gurley Brown.

August 13, 2012