The Apple Watch: The Timepiece of Tomorrow?

We have a soft spot for watches. There’s nothing quite like a good TAG Heuer. Or, if we’re feeling big shot-y, a Rolex. Preferably one with a story. It’s been passed down from our grandfathers. It surfaced – unnoticed! – at an estate sale. So there’s a part of us that feels a little sad about yesterday’s big news: details of the much-talked-about Apple Watch. But there’s also a part of us, that same part that gets giddy when our Fitbit clocks in at 20K steps, that thinks: NEED.

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You see, this impressive piece of technology promises to capture notifications from your iPhone® 5 and 6, track your activity level, reply to messages, and monitor your heart rate and pulse, all while looking cool on your wrist. (Think customized faces and a wide array of interchangeable straps made out of rubber, leather, or 18k gold.)

In addition to all that, Apple users always look for new and exciting apps. And not-so-surprisingly, Apple delivered. “Apple announced a few useful ones,” said Anick Jesdanun, technology writer for the Associated Press, “including the ability to unlock your Starwood hotel room with a tap of your watch. That’s easier than pulling out your room key from your wallet. BMW also promises one to help you find your parked car in a crowded lot. If it works, that beats walking around in circles.”

But don’t expect to wake up to an Apple Watch lovingly wrapped underneath the tree this holiday season. It won’t be available until early 2015, at the starting price of $349.

Read more at AP.com.

By Lindsey Doolittle, Men’s Assistant Fashion Editor

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September 10, 2014

The Best-Dressed List: Looks from August 31 to September 6

Each Week, Our Fashion Editor Decides Who Deserves Top Honors

 

These celebs are proof you don’t need over-the-top colors or prints to make a statement. Sometimes all it takes is a touch of whimsy on a classic ensemble to craft a winning look.

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  1. Emma Stone added printed pumps to a Sandro top and sweats combo at the Venice Film Festival.
  2. Diane Kruger opted for a RED Valentino swan collar shirt under her classic trench at the Japan Rive Gauche exhibition preview.
  3. Olivia Palermo paired gold accessories with a black Witchery trench-turned-dress at the Chadstone runway show in Australia.

 

By Nicole Andrew, Fashion Editor

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September 5, 2014

Karlie Kloss Travels the Globe as the Chicest Flat Stanley Ever

Remember Flat Stanley, the paper cutout you’d send to distant friends and family in elementary school, begging to be snapped in exotic places? Vogue does, and it re-envisioned the childhood favorite in a very high-fashion way. The magazine printed and distributed a “small army” of 3D-printed mini Karlie Kloss dolls, in a variety of poses from the ubiquitous model du jour. The 50 figurines spent 80 days traveling to 22 cities, getting the star treatment in clever photo shoots around the world.

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Karlie’s long legs and coy smile have been spotted at Stonehenge, the Great Wall of China, Niagara Falls, and even the moon. Like any good international voyage, her tour of the continents was not without hiccups. Vogue notes that more than a dozen limbs were broken in transit (ouch!) and that the mini Karlie was escorted off the Acropolis in Greece. Head to Vogue for the dolls’ complete photo diary and even go behind-the-scenes of her 3D shoot. You’ll never feel so envious of a piece of plastic.

By Susie Kostaras, Associate Editor

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September 4, 2014

Most Coveted: A Peek at This Week’s Boutiques

By Nicole Andrew, Rue La La Fashion Editor

 
Modern femininity requires a finely tuned mix of sophistication, sex appeal, and a little bit of edge. Present-day incarnations of Brigitte Bardot come to mind, like Kate Moss and Julia Restoin Roitfeld. This week’s picks channel these three elements – all you need to pair with them is a noir-heavy wardrobe and a touch of leopard. (And great genes don’t hurt either.)

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1. CÉLINE Mini Luggage Tote. Tap into your feline side with this leopard-print tote.
2. Rivka Friedman 14k Earrings. Dramatic earrings are an easy way to glamorize your look.
3. Trina Turk Leather Skirt. Add a bit of edge with leather statement pieces, like this perfectly fitted pencil skirt.
4. Casadei Pump. Swap out classic pumps for this high-impact pair with cutouts and gold heels.
5. L’OCCITANE Shea Butter Hand Cream. Keep your hands feeling soft with this shea butter cream. The travel size is perfect for your purse or desk drawer.

By Nicole Andrew, Fashion Editor

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September 2, 2014

The Best-Dressed List: Looks from August 24 to 30

Each Week, Our Fashion Editor Decides Who Deserves Top Honors

 
While the VMAs kicked off the week with an “anything goes” theme, the Emmys and remaining red carpet events brought a fresh take on more classic looks.

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  1. Selena Gomez was red-hot in a Valentino jumpsuit and Saint Laurent pumps at the Variety and Women in Film Emmy Nominee Celebration.
  2. Emma Stone debuted her new long bob in a plunging Valentino gown at the Venice Film Festival’s Birdman premiere.
  3. Sarah Hyland looked perfectly polished in a Georges Hobeika embellished top and wide-leg pants at the Variety and Women in Film Emmy Nominee Celebration.

 

By Nicole Andrew, Fashion Editor

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August 29, 2014

The 2014 Emmy Awards Best-Dressed List

BY JACKIE NASSER, RUE LA LA FASHION DIRECTOR

 

Last night, the biggest stars of television partied in Los Angeles for the Emmys. Red was definitely the color of the night, with Claire Danes, January Jones, and Christina Hendricks all choosing the striking shade.

On stage, there were hilarious presenters (check out Jimmy Kimmel’s roasting of Matthew McConaughey here), a surprising kiss between Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Bryan Cranston, and a Breaking Bad sweep. But the real winners of the night were on the red carpet. See who made my top-five list below.

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August 26, 2014

Our Fashion Director Tackles the Black & White Trend

There’s no color combination more versatile than black and white. The proof? Just check out the three distinctive outfits our fashion director put together below.

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  1. Black-and-white looks don’t have to be basic. Paired with a simple bodysuit, these striped, sequined pants make for a fun party ensemble.
  2. With stripes, don’t always think in one direction. Try them every which way to make a flowy top (like the one above) surprisingly flattering.
  3. Give a nod to the trend’s mod roots with this houndstooth number. For an extra kick, add over-the-knee boots.

 

Our alice + olivia Boutique opened Tuesday, August 26, at 11AM ET.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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August 26, 2014

Most Coveted: A Peek at This Week’s Boutiques

By Nicole Andrew, Rue La La Fashion Editor

 
Fall is full of indulgences, from spiced lattes to luxe outfits. Linen and sundresses are exchanged for cashmere and leather – and with rich hues and textures, you’ll be embracing the chilly air in no time.

Most Coveted

  1. Badgley Mischka “Gwyn” Clutch. A touch of gold is the right amount of opulence and the ideal complement to a jewel-toned look.
  2. Floral & Leaf Drop Earrings. Tie everything together with jewelry that mixes and matches for you.
  3. AERIN “Sullivan” Suede Bootie. Both retro and modern in feel, this cutout bootie strikes the perfect chord in an aubergine hue.
  4. susana monaco Cutout Dress. Belts and subtle cutouts take a dress from simple to wow.

 

By Nicole Andrew, Fashion Editor

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August 25, 2014

The Best-Dressed List: Looks from August 17 to 23

Each Week, Our Fashion Editor Decides Who Deserves Top Honors

 
Experts at morphing into character, these actresses have mastered the art of adaptation – a talent that also extends to their wardrobes. Whether sinful or sweet, these celebs are perfectly outfitted for their off-the-set appearances.

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  1. Jamie Chung looked carefree in a Rebecca Minkoff crop top and wide-leg pants at the Marc Jacobs Dream Cloud Fragrance pop-up lounge.
  2. Jaime King channeled her femme fatale character in Versace at the Sin City: A Dame to Kill For premiere.
  3. Chloë Grace Moretz was fresh and ready for the day in a pleated Proenza Schouler skirt at Good Morning America.

 

By Nicole Andrew, Fashion Editor

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August 22, 2014

Most Coveted: A Peek at This Week’s Boutiques

By Nicole Andrew, Rue La La Fashion Editor

 

Balance is needed everywhere from yoga class to your skincare regimen – but especially in your wardrobe. To achieve it, be mindful of proportion, color, and texture. Check off each one with this week’s picks and find yourself on the path to a harmonious outfit.

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1. Salvatore Ferragamo “Vara” Mini Shoulder Bag. This chain-strap mini may be small in size, but it’s large in impact.
2. Parker “Quinn” Dress. Digital prints make fall dressing a breeze – just accessorize with a matching neutral or complementary cool hue. The options are endless.
3. b.u. “Sister” Pendant Necklace. Dainty jewelry adds a personal touch without overdoing it.
4. Cartier 2000s “Pasha C” Watch. Round out a feminine look with an oversized watch.
5. La Prairie Cellular Refining Lotion. Maintaining equilibrium is crucial for your skin. Prep for fall with this luxe toner.

By Nicole Andrew, Fashion Editor

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August 18, 2014