The Best-Dressed List: MET Gala 2014 Edition

Our fashion editor decides who deserves top honors

 
This year, the Met Gala dress code called for sweeping ball gowns and full “white tie” attire. And while many stars missed the mark, a select few hit home runs.

Karolina Kurkova Marchesa Dress Met Gala 2014
Image via fabsugar.com

  1. Karolina Kurkova in Marchesa.
  2. Emma Stone in Thakoon.
  3. Jessica Alba in Diane von Furstenberg.
  4. Beyoncé in Givenchy.
  5. Suki Waterhouse in Burberry.

 
By Nicole Andrew, Fashion Editor

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May 6, 2014

Most Coveted: A Peek at This Week’s Boutiques

By Nicole Andrew, Rue La La Fashion Editor

 
With a change in season comes the need for a serious wardrobe refresh. From bold investment pieces to basic staples, I’ve combed this week’s Boutiques to find the pieces you (and your closet) need.
Most Coveted

  1. RAOUL Mini Saddle Bag. Hands-free bags are a must for city living. And this saddle style scores extra points for its on-trend silhouette.
  2. Line & Dot Tie-Dye Miniskirt. This skirt plus a slouchy tee and cutout booties = ready for the weekend.
  3. Adia Kibur Bangles. ‘Tis (finally) the season for bangle stacking.
  4. CÉLINE Tie Handbag. Investing in a new tote? This one has timeless status written all over it.
  5. Stuart Weitzman Alex Espadrille. Jennifer Aniston’s favorite wedge. Need I say more?

 
Check out these picks and more on Rue La La this week.

By Nicole Andrew, Fashion Editor

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May 4, 2014

Grab Your Tailcoat: What Men Will Be Wearing to the 2014 Met Gala

When Anna Wintour tells you to come to the Met Gala wearing “White Tie and Decorations,” you listen. But first? You figure out what on earth that means. Here, we break it down for men.

Men at the 2014 Met Gala

Image via WWD

The New York Times gives the best visual: “[The Monopoly] board’s icon, Uncle Milburn Pennybags.” Emily Post breaks it down further, kindly asking you to grab your black tailcoat, matching trousers, wing-collared piqué shirt, white vest, bow tie, gloves, black patent shoes, and – if you can find it – maybe your top hat. (You have all that, right?)

White tie is a step above black tie. Which means, no, we don’t have all that, so expect a whole lot of bespoke menswear this year. “LANVIN, for one, is said to be making the suit for 6-foot, 11-inch New York Knick Amar’e Stoudemire,” WWD reveals. 

But what about the “decorations,” you ask? According to one Vogue editor, looks like cake toppers and streamers won’t cut it, but medals will suffice. (Phew, we all have medals!)

Regardless, we eagerly await Monday. 

Learn more on WWD.

By Joanna Berliner, Editor 

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May 2, 2014

The Best-Dressed List: Top Looks from April 27 to May 3

Each week, our fashion editor decides who deserves top honors

 
Some celebs never seem to get it wrong (Emma Stone, I’m looking at you). And while I could dedicate this week’s list to her press-tour looks from The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – and trust me, I thought about it – let’s also take a peek at two other favorites.

Top Looks from April 27 to May 3

  1. Jessica Biel in Vionnet at the Tiffany & Co. Atlas Collection launch at Chateau Marmont
  2. Zoe Saldana in Roksanda Ilincic at the 2014 AOL NewFronts event
  3. Emma Stone in Valentino during a visit to the Empire State Building

 
By Nicole Andrew, Fashion Editor

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May 2, 2014

Cowgirl Up: A Look at Kristen Stewart’s Chanel Ads

Kristen Stewart – a self-described tomboy who famously favors chucks over heels – might not be the first person you’d pick to front a high-fashion campaign. Yet, her sepia-tinged images from Chanel’s Paris-Dallas collection surfaced today, and the results are stunning.

Kristen Stewart's Chanel AdsImage via Grazia Daily

Now, this isn’t the first time the actress has fronted a major fashion campaign (she spent two years as the brand ambassador for Balenciaga’s Rosabotanica fragrance). But when she was chosen as the face of Chanel, well, I had my doubts. After poring over these images, however, I’m jumping on the KStew bandwagon. I mean, let’s face it: head-to-spur Western clothing could come off as hokey, but she brings just the right gritty intensity the look needs.

So when it comes to Kristen Stewart, high-fashion model, I’m sold. (Along with anything SXSW-related.)

Read the full story at Grazia Daily.

By Emily Ketterer, Staff Writer

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May 1, 2014

Chic in the Middle East: High Fashion Is Heading to Dubai

New York, London, Milan, and Paris are known as fashion’s four capitals. But could Dubai be gunning for a spot on that list? If Karl Lagerfeld – joined by a small army of fellow high-fashion designers – has anything to say about it, the idea might be well on its way to fruition.

Karl Lagerfeld Dubai
Image via The Industry London

In partnership with Dubai-based retail distributor Chalhoub Group, the designer revealed plans to open 25 Karl Lagerfeld concept stores and shop-in-shops in the emirate by 2018, with a hefty focus on the sale of handbags. Lagerfeld is the latest big name in fashion to partner with Chalhoub Group in an effort to build retail networks in the region, following in the footsteps of Christian Dior, Marc Jacobs, and Louis Vuitton. Whether or not Dubai reaches fashion-capital status, one thing’s for certain: strappy sandals and bare legs will always be in its Fashion Week forecast.

Read the full story on Fashionista.

By Lindsay Lambert, Editor

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April 30, 2014

The Best-Dressed List: Coachella Edition

Each week, our fashion editor decides who deserves top honors

 
The crowds have left Indio, California, after two jam-packed weekends of style (and some music, too). A little bit boho and a little bit grunge, these are celebs who nailed the festival look.

Best-Dressed Celebs at Coachella

 

  1. Kate Bosworth in Carven, with husband Michael Polish.
  2. Poppy Delevingne (alongside Sienna Miller and sister Cara) in a Lisa Marie Fernandez bikini, hosting the Superdry brunch.
  3. Diane Kruger in a bodycon dress with a Chanel backpack

 
By Nicole Andrew, Fashion Editor

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April 25, 2014

Mark Your Calendars: FLOTUS Set to Open Anna Wintour Costume Center

Every year, big-name stars attend the Met Gala – but this time, the turnout is projected to be beyond A-list. According to WWD, First Lady (and two-time Vogue cover star) Michelle Obama will cut the ribbon at the opening ceremony of the Met’s new fashion wing, The Anna Wintour Costume Center. And just like that, my anticipation for the Met Gala skyrocketed.

Michelle Obama to Open Anna Wintour Costume Center

I mean, sure, I was already excited for the white-tie dress code and the Charles James exhibition. But this? This is bigger than big. And in addition to cutting the ribbon, the First Lady will also be speaking at the morning’s ceremony. So a stunning day dress is definitely going to happen. My bet is on something black and white, especially after she went monochromatic on a recent trip to China.

Now, it’s not certain if she will attend the evening Gala (bummer), but regardless, this is one FLOTUS sighting you won’t want to miss.

Head over to WWD for more on Michelle Obama’s Met appearance.

By Emily Ketterer, Staff Writer

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April 24, 2014

Red-Carpet Recap: Kate Upton Talks Style at The Other Woman Premiere

Last night, Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, and Kate Upton took to the red carpet for the L.A. premiere of their movie, The Other Woman. And once again, the ladies didn’t disappoint on the fashion front. (Be sure to shop their style from the film in our Movie-Inspired Style: The Other Woman Boutique, live now.)

Leslie Mann, joined by husband Judd Apatow and their two daughters, worked this season’s colorblocking trend, pairing a hot-pink strapless crop top with a coral high-waisted skirt. Cameron Diaz showed off her famous gams in a short little black dress with a plunging neckline, while Kate Upton shone bright in a sparkling Dolce & Gabbana mini dress topped with Chanel jewelry.

The Other Woman L.A. Premiere

Now, while Leslie and Cameron are no strangers to movie-premiere fashion, this is 21-year-old Kate’s first movie press tour – but the bombshell sure seems to be holding her own just fine. Before she headed into the Regency Village Theater to take in the premiere, we grabbed her for a few questions. Here, she talks red-carpet style and more.

Rue La La: You’ve had some great looks this press tour, from the Christian Siriano dress you wore in the Netherlands to the red mini you rocked in Germany. Do you have a favorite?
Kate Upton: That’s tough, but honestly, probably this one. I love Dolce & Gabbana.

Rue La La: In The Other Woman, your character Amber has a very laid-back, Cali-cool look. Is your personal style anything like Amber’s?
Kate Upton: It’s not. It was actually really funny, whenever I was looking through her clothes I was like, “Well, I wouldn’t wear that, I wouldn’t wear that,” because that’s how I am on modeling sets. But I’d stop and realize, I’m not looking for myself, this is for Amber. And it was really cool to create a style for a character. 

Rue La La: If you could steal the style of one of your costars – Leslie or Cameron – who would it be?
Kate Upton: I love both of their styles. When we’re out together I’m always like, “I want that shirt, and those shoes.” It’s just so much fun being on tour with them and seeing how they put together outfits.

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By Keriann Coffey, Associate Editor

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April 22, 2014

Get in Marathon Shape: 3 Brands That Can Help

Today, tens of thousands of runners from all over the world are hitting the streets, from Hopkinton to Boston, in the 2014 Boston Marathon. It’s always an inspiring scene to watch. But this year, in the aftermath of last year’s tragedy, the dedication and determination of each and every runner feels all the more profound. Putting one foot in front of the other for 26.2 miles is no easy feat, yet more people than ever are rising to the challenge.

Looking to complete a marathon of your own? These three brands make that journey to the finish line just a little bit easier.

Brands That Make Running Better

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April 21, 2014