Marissa Webb is having a nonstop week. Juggling her own label with a side gig as the creative drive behind Banana Republic, she’s showing two Fall 2015 collections. (No biggie, right?) And with all eyes on her menswear-inspired aesthetic, Marissa continues to churn out ultra-wearable looks. Yesterday, we spoke backstage at her Made Fashion Week show about runway prep, her influences, and key fall silhouettes.

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February 13, 2015

When it comes to matters of the heart, fashion ranks high on our list. So, in honor of Valentine’s Day, here are three romantic looks that tugged at our heartstrings this week.

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1. Natalie Portman defined elegance for the Knight of Cups premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival. She walked the red carpet in a custom velvet and taffeta Lanvin creation.

2. Elizabeth Banks was dressed for a real-life fairy tale in a ruby Elie Saab gown at the Love & Mercy premiere, also at the Berlin International Film Festival.

3. Keira Knightley disguised her baby bump in a sweet Giambattista Valli floral and tulle dress at the 2015 BAFTA Film Awards in London.

By Nicole Andrew, Fashion Editor

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February 13, 2015

The Big Apple is buzzing every day of the year, but come February and September, that on-the-go crowd becomes an impeccably dressed one. You guessed it: New York Fashion Week is in town. And the magic isn’t limited to the catwalk and backstage bustle. Here we’ve mapped out 10 notable places to live the stylish life. Read up and print out.

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February 12, 2015

Are white ponytails and sunglasses the next big trend for kids? Karl Lagerfeld just announced that his eponymous label will debut a children’s line next year. The designer plans to outfit newborns through 16-year-olds, making schoolyards everywhere the new street-style destination.

Something tells us the fashion legend’s godson (and Chanel catwalk frequenter), Hudson Kroenig, may have been the inspiration behind this idea. All that’s left for Karl to do is break into the kitty couture market. Choupette-inspired collars, anyone?

By Ashley Bell, Staff Writer

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February 12, 2015

Dried Herb. Reflecting Pond. Cashmere Rose. The vibe of Pantone’s top hues for Fall 2015? Overwhelmingly 70s. And this clashing mix is totally reminiscent of the psychedelic yet nature-focused decade.

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Dusty swatches like Stormy Weather, golden Oak Buff, and rich Marsala are paired with tropical Biscay Bay, striking Cadmium Orange, and jewel-toned Amethyst Orchid. But the reasoning behind the picks is not all disco balls and groovy hair.

Pantone Color Institute executive director Leatrice Eiseman told WWD that the era’s societal climate mirrors our own. She notes emerging from a recession and an interest in the preservation of nature as links to the 70s. Of the varied hues, our own Fashion Director Jackie (one of Pantone’s Influencers) adds, “Without the classics, a wardrobe can’t be built. But without a little color chaos, a wardrobe can’t come to life.”

I can’t wait to see how designers interpret this palette into their collections. Pin-straight Marcia Brady locks coming down the runways? I’m all for it.

By Emily Ketterer, Staff Writer

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February 11, 2015

For me, the upcoming live-action release of Cinderella is already a dream come true. So when I heard about Disney’s new shoe collaboration, I had to actually pinch myself.

The fairytale filmmaker recently asked nine designers to create their own versions of the iconic glass slipper. Meaning? You can call Stuart Weitzman, Jimmy Choo, and Salvatore Ferragamo your new Prince Charmings.

In early March, you’ll find the official collaboration at fine retailers around the world. For now, peek at the shimmering sketches. (And give your fairy godmother a heads-up.)

By Jillian Hudon, Staff Writer

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February 11, 2015

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.

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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.

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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.

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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