A Guide to Spring Soirees: Designer Lela Rose Shares Her Dress Picks & Hosting Tips

With a fashion label just as chic as her Tribeca home, designer Lela Rose knows how to entertain in style. So, we asked her to share a few of her dress picks and hosting tips for the season ahead. Just read up, then send out those invites – because after this, you’ll be looking for any excuse to throw a party.

Lela Rose Dress and Decor Tips

On Hosting a Tasteful Luncheon:
 “Try fruits or veggies on the table instead of flowers. Then tie it together with a specialty drink that matches your dress.”

On Throwing a Designer Dinner Party:
“Mix glamorous and natural elements on the table and bring that same vibe to your outfit.”

Our Lela Rose Boutique opens Wednesday, April 9, at 11AM ET.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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April 9, 2014

The Statement Pant: Our Fashion Director on the Season’s Boldest Bottoms

Spring is finally here. Meaning? It’s time to break out those statement pants. And from bold hues to print mixing, no one knows how to pull off the trend better than our fashion director. Check out her tips below.

How to Wear the Statement Pant

  1. You don’t always have to fall back on a white top with bright pants. Play with bold colors on top, too.
  2. Opt for minimal makeup and accessories (think one sleek gold bangle) and let your outfit do all the talking.
  3. When wearing a bold pant, keep shoes simple. You can’t go wrong with a pair of neutral, pointed-toe pumps.

 
Our Lafayette 148 New York Boutique opens Monday, April 7, at 11AM ET.

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April 7, 2014

The Best-Dressed List: Top Looks from March 30 to April 5

Each week our fashion editor decides who deserves top style honors

 
Black and white dominated the red carpets this week, along with another home run from Emma Watson (does she ever get it wrong?). Check out who else made my list below.

Top Looks of the Week

  1. Emma Roberts in Finders Keepers and Jimmy Choo at PaleyFest.
  2. The cast of The Other Woman at the film’s London premiere.
  3. Emma Watson in Ralph Lauren Collection at the London premiere of Noah.

 
By Nicole Andrew, Fashion Editor

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April 4, 2014

#CastMeMarc: Label Picks New Face via Social Media

Last night, ultra-cool label Marc by Marc Jacobs announced that it will be selecting the face of its latest campaign through a social media “casting call.” Yes, you read that right – one of us mere tweeting mortals might just skyrocket to glossy-paged stardom.

Marc by Marc Jacobs Social Media Casting Call

Image via nylonmag.com

The audition process is pretty straightforward. All you have to do is snap a picture, hashtag it with #CastMeMarc, and post it to Instagram or Twitter. So expect your feeds to get slammed with artfully staged selfies over the next few days. I mean, who could resist the opportunity to join the ranks of Victoria Beckham, Sofia Coppola, Miley Cyrus, and the Fanning sisters? Not this writer.

Now, go get that selfie game on point. The “casting call” ends April 9.

Read more on marcjacobs.com.

By Emily Ketterer, Staff Writer

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April 3, 2014

On The Hunt: New App Tracks Down the Looks You Love

We’ve all been there. Making a coffee run, heading home from the gym, or sitting down to brunch only to be stopped in our tracks by a passerby’s flawless ensemble. But lest we disturb (or, worse, scare) the supremely chic being, we watch wistfully as the Perfect Outfit saunters by, along with any hope of learning where it came from. However, thanks to a new app called The Hunt, we no longer have to invade someone’s personal space to steal his or her great style.

The Hunt Fashion App
                                                                                                        Image via highsnobiety.com

Instead, all that’s required is The Hunt and a healthy dose of stealth. Using the app, simply snap a quick photo of the fashionably gifted guy or girl (taking care to not include his or her face) and then share it with fellow users who, with their own fashion savviness, can help identify the items. Consider it crowdsourcing couture.

Not quite ready to play paparazzi? Try snapping pictures of celebrities you see online or in magazines before you take to the streets in search of great style.

Head over to Glamour to read more about The Hunt.

By Lindsay Lambert, Editor

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April 2, 2014

Spring Has Arrived: Here’s How to Outfit Your Wardrobe Accordingly

With the arrival of spring comes the need for whole new wardrobe (insert happy dance here). Whether your agenda is chock-full of meetings, weddings, getaways, or all three, we have you covered. Just take a peek at the outfits below, recreate them with a few key pieces, and then get ready to nab the top spot on this season’s best-dressed list.

Outfit Your Wardrobe for Spring

For the 9-to-5
Bright hues paired with standout stripes? Yes, you can pull it off at the office – just stick to one punchy piece at a time. Hello, instant style promotion.

For Spring Weddings
Although outshining the bride is simply not an option, this sparkle-infused number brings you as close as it gets.

For Hitting the Beach
The return to sun and sand is right at our fingertips. Seal the deal with an airy cover-up and some oversized shades.

Our Laundry by Shelli Segal Boutique opens Wednesday, April 2, at 11AM ET.

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April 2, 2014

Diamond Decoder: The Four Cs, Explained

Fact: Diamonds are forever. So, before you commit to one, a little sparkle rundown is in order. Just read up and prepare to flaunt away.

The Four Cs of Diamonds
Cut
Cut determines a diamond’s brilliance. Meaning? The better it’s cut, the more showstopping sparkle the diamond will have.

Color
A diamond’s color grade actually refers to its lack of color. Completely colorless stones receive the highest quality grades.

Clarity
Clarity refers to a diamond’s tiny natural imperfections, called inclusions. The fewer the flaws, the higher the clarity grade.

Carat
The carat of a diamond refers to its weight, not the actual size of the stone.

The Rue Diamond Shop Boutique opens Tuesday, April 1, at 3PM ET.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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April 1, 2014

The Best-Dressed List: Top Looks from March 23 to 29

Each week our fashion editor decides who deserves top style honors

 
From stripes in Sydney to Louboutins in L.A., celebs brought their spring-style A-game this week. See who earned a spot on my roster below.

BLG-Rue Best Dressed of the Week
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March 28, 2014

Meet the Founder: Jerome Dahan of Citizens of Humanity

After over 35 years in the business, Parisian-born designer Jerome Dahan has earned his place in premium denim history. But just how did he get there? Take a peek below.

Jerome Dahan

1977: At the age of 15, Jerome Dahan moves from Paris to Montreal, where he designs his first pair of jeans while working in a denim shop.
1981: Jerome follows his father to Los Angeles, where the two work on a shirt line.
1981 – 1984: Partnering with his father, he launches his first line, Oxygen, and pioneers the acid-wash jean style.
1986 – 1989: Jerome leaves Oxygen to work for the Marciano brothers (of GUESS) and they form another company called Circa.
1990 – 1991: He decides to leave Circa to create A Gold E jeans with Ron Herman.
1991 – 1999: After a few short stints at other companies, the Parisian designer takes a position with Lucky Brand that lasts for nine years.
1999 – 2003: After 20 years of experience in the business, Jerome creates 7 For All Mankind (a name he gets from his favorite movie, Armageddon), a more refined version of Lucky Brand.
2003 – Present: Both Jerome and his partner leave 7 For All Mankind to start a new denim giant, Citizens of Humanity, which is an instant success. This label, too, gets its name from Armageddon.

Our Citizens of Humanity Boutique opens on Friday, March 28, at 11AM ET.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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March 28, 2014

Accessories to <3: Edie Parker & Del Toro’s Emoji Collaboration

Cheeky, clever, and occasionally offbeat, emoticons have wiggled their way into our everyday. But the latest collaboration between designers Edie Parker and Del Toro has transformed them into something even more special: an accessories collection.

Edie Parker & Del Toro's Emoji Collection

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March 27, 2014