Stop the presses: Bad Gal RiRi has been named creative director of the women’s division at PUMA. The star will not only oversee the direction of its collection, but she’ll also act as a brand ambassador alongside Usain Bolt and Mario Balotelli.

PUMA Creative Director Rihanna

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This is hardly Rihanna’s first foray into fashion, as the singer has previously collaborated with brands including MAC, Balmain, and Gucci. PUMA CEO Bjørn Gulden called the decision a natural one, saying, “Her global profile, her charisma and individuality, her ambition – all these things make her a perfect ambassador for our brand. . . . We’re delighted to have her as a partner, and we’re looking forward to what’s to come.” Not one to waste any time, Rihanna had her first creative meeting yesterday at the company’s headquarters in Germany.

We love seeing our favorite Barbadian take on fashion, but we plead with one last request: “Please don’t stop the music.”

By Kim Watson, Staff Writer

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December 16, 2014

For the fashionistas on your list, nothing short of stylish will do. Think outside the gift box to ensure that yours is the present they reach for first. Read on for wrapping tips so Instagram-friendly, they won’t even mind if the package is empty. 

Holiday Wrapping Tips

Belt It Up
Instead of using ribbon, accent a wrapped package with an on-trend belt, which also doubles as a bonus gift. Textiles like grosgrain and canvas are easiest to work with. For a truly standout wrap job (and a healthy dose of contrast), go for one with buttery leather accents and a buckle for a metallic touch.

Bundle It with a Scarf
Save paper and wrap a box in a super-soft scarf instead. Tuck a sprig of holly or a decorative branch of pinecones into the folds and secure with a pin. Guaranteed to wow (and warm).

Pin It
For a tasteful play on texture and dimension, tie your gift with a bow and fasten it with a brooch. Opt for one in a richly patterned fabric like we did, or for a vintage-lover, channel old-school elegance with a glittering, jewelry-inspired piece.

By Renata Certo-Ware, Staff Writer

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December 16, 2014

Chances are Friends has been a part of your life in one way or another. Maybe you swore by Rachel’s obsession-worthy haircut. Or you simply take in a late-night rerun on occasion. But now? It’s about to become part of your Netflix queue. Come January 1, the entire series will hit the streaming site for your binge-watching pleasure.

As someone who happens to be mid-Friends marathon, I can assure you that starting from the beginning is worth it for the style alone. Think slip dresses and high-waisted pants on the ladies. And ridiculously voluminous shirts and sweater vests on the men. All kind of amazing in their own way.

It’s the kind of TV that will have you hoping for a slew of 2015 snow days. Or is that just me?

By Chrissy Makkas, Staff Writer

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December 16, 2014

It may be rooted in tradition, but lately Burberry has pushed the envelope. Earlier this fall, the British powerhouse paired up Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne for the first time ever in its My Burberry fragrance campaign. For Spring 2015, the label one-upped itself with another supermodel duo: Naomi Campbell and Jourdan Dunn.

Burberry Spring 2015

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December 15, 2014

You’ve got the gifts – or at least, you’re on your way to checking off that shopping list. Now, grab the scissors, a roll of tape, and maybe a colorful pen for good measure. We’ve designed exclusive printable wrapping paper and smile-inducing gift tags, all easily downloadable below.

Downloadable Wrapping Paper

Print out our Otomi pattern and our Sprig pattern, then cut out tags to top off packages of every shape and size.

Like these monochromatic designs? Stay tuned for even more wrapping tips as the week goes on.

By Susie Kostaras, Associate Content Editor

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December 15, 2014

When it comes to winter style, what’s on the outside does count. So rather than covering up your outfit, opt for a statement coat that completes it. Experiment with texture, color, or shape (perhaps even all three) for a scene-stealing look. Then choose a color palette and subtle accessories to make an out-there topper wearable every day.

Most Coveted

  1. Lela Rose Sapphire Feather-Embellished Coat. A classically tailored wool coat is made special with cobalt-blue feather embellishments and cropped sleeves.
  2. Anya Hindmarch “Deconstructed Bathurst” Leather Satchel. Interchangeable handles and a bold hue make this oversized satchel a worthy investment.
  3. GURHAN 24k Plated Kyanite Studs. Delicate gold gemstone studs are subtle enough to wear daily and offer a nice alternative to diamond studs.
  4. Alexander McQueen Women’s 4197/S Sunglasses. Butterfly-shaped frames with etched details are a must-have mix of retro and modern.


By Kasey Rowe, Assistant Fashion Editor

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December 15, 2014

For your holiday décor: Create a festive glow at home. Simply stuff holiday lights into a tall bell jar. For a more dramatic look, cluster several together in a nonfunctional fireplace.

For DIY tea lights: Running errands for a party? Add satsumas (or clementines) and olive oil to your shopping list. In a few simple steps, you can use the fruit’s skin and pith for mini tabletop candles.

For fresh flowers: Everyone loves a bouquet of blooms, but caring for one can prove challenging for anyone with a black thumb. Just pour a small amount of 7UP into a vase to preserve them.

By Susie Kostaras, Associate Content Editor

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December 15, 2014

I’ve never been much into sweets, but I love a good Irish coffee. So when my friend from Ireland shared this real-deal recipe, I thought I’d try my luck. The verdict? Easy to make – and even easier to drink. Better yet, the concoction was complete in less than 30 seconds.

DIY Irish Cream

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December 12, 2014

You snagged tickets to the event of the season. Now it’s time for the hard part: figuring out what to wear. Thankfully, Rue La La stylist Caroline M. has every outing outfitted, from a night at The Nutcracker to the annual holiday gala. All you have to do? Read on and take your seat.

Holiday Style Glam Night

“Going to a dressy event like a holiday show doesn’t mean you have to look serious. Keep things festive and fun by pairing a sparkly clutch and heels with a feather skirt. Add a swipe of lipstick and you’re off.” – Caroline M., Stylist

See our other Holiday Style How-To ensembles: The Family-Friendly Look and The Office Party Look.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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December 12, 2014

Leave it to these style stars to rock eye-catching looks that pay no mind to ever-dropping temperatures.

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1. Pretty in pink, Emma Roberts took her front-row seat at the first ever Valentino haute couture show in New York City. The actress channeled the 60s in a long-sleeved Valentino number, complete with a floral collar and a Twiggy-inspired hairdo.

2. Naomie Harris showcased one of our favorite Spring 2015 trends, turning up to the photocall for the latest James Bond film, Spectre, in a striped Altuzarra dress.

3. Sienna Miller stepped out to promote American Sniper in a Miu Miu look that teamed a cherry-red crop top with a high-waisted pencil skirt and a blush topper – the perfect mix of sophisticated and sweet.

By Nicole Andrew, Fashion Editor

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December 12, 2014