Scandal. Is. Back. And if you’re anything like us, you’re more than ready for some Mr. President moments and an abundance of Olivia Pope power ensembles. So cue up the DVR and grab a legal pad. We’re about to school you on five style lessons we learned from the ultimate boss lady.Olivia Pope Style on Scandal

Invest in Separates
Olivia’s on-the-go look? Simple layers. Think textured jackets paired with feminine blouses.

Less Is More
This political fixer keeps her accessories simple. Follow her lead – stick to understated jewelry and neutral, forever handbags.

Make a Statement
When it comes to fall style, it’s what’s on the outside that counts. Do your best Olivia and top your tailored power pieces with a statement coat.

White Is Always in Season
That Labor Day rule? Break it. Ms. Pope defies the naysayers and wears white year-round. Go all out with a head-to-toe look.

Loungewear Can Be Luxe
No, we don’t mean college sweats. We’re talking cashmere, cashmere, cashmere. Accessorize your comfy dressing like Olivia with a glass of red wine and popcorn.

Want to be a gladiator in a suit? Check out our Power Style Inspired by Olivia Pope Boutique, which opens Thursday, September 24, at 11AM ET.

By Carolyn Bothwell, Staff Writer and Kasey Rowe, Assistant Fashion Editor

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September 24, 2015

In the fashion world, the start of September is basically like New Year’s for your closet – hello, fresh start. So take a cue from the Fall 2015 runways and give these five new looks a try. No resolutions necessary.

White Ruffle Shirt RunwayCafé Society
Autumn is serving up old-world glamour. From timeless pearls to ladylike tops, when it comes to this look, the more feminine, the better.

Burberry Prorsum Fall 2015 RunwayThat 70s Show
The runways have spoken: Boho details are back in the groove. All in? Wear a far-out print from head to toe. Or start small with a suede fringe handbag.

Grey Crocodile BagUp in Smoke
This season’s head-to-toe grey hues are rich in texture and anything but bland. Mix a sleek leather handbag with a chunky knit sweater for head-turning contrast.

Michael Kors 2015 RunwayHeritage Days
A little rustic and a lot classic. Worn alone or all at once, plaid, tweed, and leather make countryside chic look good.

Red Ruffle Dress RunwayLatin Spice
It takes two to tango. Pair ruffles and sultry cutouts for a fiery look that sends your wardrobe south of the equator.

Found your new look? Grab all the essentials in our Rue’s Fall Checklist: This Season’s Top 5 Trends Boutique, which opens Wednesday, September 23, at 3PM ET.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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September 23, 2015

We’ve all been there. Whether it’s too much tweezing or a visit to a wax-happy aesthetician, most of us have at one point ended up with sparse, patchy eyebrows. But before you freak out – take a deep breath. Rue makeup artist Rachael B. will have you back to bold brows in no time.

Fixing Botched Eyebrows with Makeup

  1. Take a look in the mirror. What’s missing? Assess the damage before moving forward with a quick fix. This pause will prevent you from making any false moves.

  2. Find a brow powder that’s just a touch lighter than your natural shade. Use this hue to outline your desired shape. 

  3. Next, take a darker powder (one close to your hair color) and fill in any over-plucked areas with a flat eyeliner brush. Using a deep tone will help achieve a believable, hairlike look.

  4. To secure the powder, apply an eyebrow gel that matches your tresses and brush brows into place.

  5. Results a little too dramatic? Swipe a clean mascara wand across your brows to blend and lighten the look.

And just like that, your face is framed and back in action. 

By Kim Watson, Staff Writer

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September 22, 2015

Behind (almost) every A-list celebrity, there’s an A-list stylist who scours the runways for the most coveted pieces. Case in point: every single Rachael Zoe client. So while we patiently await TV’s biggest night, we’re taking a look back at some of 2014’s best dressed – and hoping for repeat greatness.

Allison Williams in Giambattista Valli Couture Emmys 2014The Unconventional Ball Gown
The chicest princess we’ve ever seen? Fact. The Girls starlet owned the red carpet in Giambattista Valli Couture. Simple, yet full of impact (that colorblocked bodice!), this pick won her fashion darling of the evening.

Claire Danes in Givenchy Emmys 2014The It-Girl Outfit
First worn in white by Kim Kardashian at her wedding, this Givenchy dress made headlines for the second time when the Homeland actress donned it. True, she doesn’t need any further accolades, but we give her major props for making the ensemble, complete with a beaded dragonfly collar and lips to match, all her own.

Jessica Paré in LANVIN Emmys 2014The Old Hollywood 2.0 Dress
Sure, we’re already missing Mad Men, but we’re excited to see what’s next for the former Mrs. Don Draper. With an easy Old Hollywood vibe, her LANVIN version of the classic LBD was to D.I.E. for. And her sculptural necklace? The icing on the cake.

Matt Bomer in Tuxedo Emmys 2014The Classic Tux
A (fashion) curveball can be refreshing, but we’re always onboard for the traditional. This Chuck actor proves all you need is a fresh cut, shined shoes, and a little black and white to turn heads.

Ready to work the step-and-repeat? Our Get the Look: Style as Seen on the Red Carpet and Awards-Show Style for Men: Win Best Dressed Boutiques open Sunday, September 20, at 11AM ET.

By Elizabeth Burns, Assistant Fashion Editor

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September 20, 2015

With Lincoln Center a ghost of NYFW past, designers spent the past seven days showcasing their SS16 collections across the city. And the clothes weren’t the only thing wowing attendees – the new spaces were just as impressive. Here’s a peek at some of our fave moments.Givenchy NYFW 2016Givenchy
Nearly 1,000 guests filled Pier 26 as Givenchy premiered in the Big Apple (instead of Paris) for the first time ever. Hymns and prayers set the tone of the black-and-white-themed show, which fell on September 11 and graciously honored those lost. Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, and Julia Roberts were in attendance alongside 820 “real people” who were lucky enough to snag a ticket. Continue reading “Just the Highlights: Our Fave Moments from NYFW SS16” »

September 18, 2015

What do two former accessories editors do when they leave the print-magazine world? Start an online magazine-slash-shop called Editorialist, of course. With all their insider know-how, we knew Kate Davidson Hudson and Stefania Allen would have some pretty epic style tips. Like what to pack for fashion month abroad – in London, Milan, and Paris.

Editorialist Kate Davidson Hudson and Stefania Allen
How far in advance do you start planning your packing list? 
We wish we were more organized, but it’s typically a mad dash a week before.

Do you pack outfits for specific events?
Yes! Organization is key when it comes to fashion-month packing. We usually lay out an outfit for each day and pair a different shoe and bag with each look. We always bring extra accessories and jewelry so we have something to play around with when we’re there in case we change our minds.

Be honest. How many bags do you bring?
Too many to admit to.

What are your in-flight essentials?
We always need our phones, headphones, computers, Valentino tote that fits everything, Balenciaga leather jacket, Proenza Schouler scarf to stay warm, and comfy Chloé ballet flats.

Grab your passport and chicest luggage. Then shop Kate and Stefania’s picks in our Fashion-Capital Style: Curated by Editorialist Boutique, which opens Thursday, September 17, at 3PM ET.

By Elizabeth Burns, Assistant Fashion Editor, and Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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September 17, 2015

Four years ago, NYC filmmaker (and pastry chef!) Arden Wohl teamed up with Julie Dicterow, co-founder of vegan-approved brand Cri de Coeur. The result? Arden Wohl x Cri de Coeur. Fast-forward to a few collections later and the collab is still going strong. We sat down with the environmentally conscious designers before the hustle and bustle of NYFW to get the scoop on their latest line.

Arden Wohl x Cri de Coeur Shoes at NYFW

How long have you two been collaborating?
Julie: This is our fourth season together, but Cri de Coeur has been around since 2008.
Arden: The interesting thing is that it’s no longer a one-off – it’s now a full-time partnership.
Julie: We’re joining forces!

How do world issues influence your designs?
Arden: We stopped using leather with global warming in mind. Some of the world’s greatest problems would end if the world went vegetarian.
Julie: It’s all about veganism beyond the dinner plate – it’s what we wear, everything we do, and the businesses we support.

Do you think fashion will become more sustainable now that major houses, like Stella McCartney, are setting the tone?
Arden: Absolutely!
Julie: We’re depending on it. The more people know, the more it’s possible to do things the way we’ve been doing them. We hope the demand grows nationwide and around the world.

What’s exciting you about fashion today?
Arden: New technology!
Julie: Sustainable fashion – the new fabrics and textiles that are becoming available that aren’t leather. Using denim and polyurethane for shoes… and faux fur is really exciting!

Tell us about your inspiration for the Spring/Summer 2016 Collection.
Arden: It was based off a French film from the 60s, Cléo from 5 to 7, which was all about transitioning from an old-school way of living to the modern world. We felt very connected to that and recreated the French-marketplace feel in our installation.
Julie: It’s a feminist movement!
Arden: Someone got mad at me once and called me a “vegetarian feminist,” and I thought that was actually the best compliment ever.

What’s one pair of shoes from the collection every girl should have?
Arden: The fringed booties!

Favorite NY spot?
Arden: Oh, this is hard. The High Line! I love being on the West Side and the High Line.

By Elizabeth Burns, Assistant Fashion Editor

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September 16, 2015

What’s better than a recipe you can work into your breakfast, lunch, and dinner? Nothing. Bacon, meet jam. Jam, meet your new best friend.

Bacon Jam on Bread


  • 1½ pounds sliced bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 medium yellow onions, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled and smashed
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 3/4 cup brewed coffee
  • 1/2 cup packed dark-brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar


  1. Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat until it’s lightly browned (about 20 minutes).
  2. Transfer bacon to a paper towel. Pour out the fat from the skillet, then sauté onions and garlic until onions are translucent.
  3. Add maple syrup, coffee, brown sugar, and vinegar. Bring to a boil for two minutes, stirring often, then add bacon back in.
  4. Pour the mixture into a 6-quart slow cooker and cook on high for 3.5 – 4 hours. Be sure to leave uncovered.
  5. Once the liquid is a syrupy texture, pulse it in a food processor until bacon is coarsely chopped.
  6. Leave it to cool, then spread on everything.

You can refrigerate the jam in an airtight container for up to 4 weeks, but we doubt there will be any left by then.

By Rima Butto, Staff Writer

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September 15, 2015

It’s no secret Cara Delevingne is a showstopper on the runway – she reached supermodel status at age 18. But it’s her covetable style (complete with bacon and lion tattoos) that has everyone’s attention. This is how the British It girl rocks both grunge and glam.Cara Delevingne StyleStreet Style
With her tousled hair, on-fleek eyebrows, and edgy tomboy vibes, Cara has mastered the effortlessly cool look. She puts an elevated spin on grunge by mixing sleek leather with her menswear-inspired staples.

Red-Carpet Looks
By night, this tomboy looks like the queen of the ball. She turns heads with megawatt glamour in ultra-fem layers with edgy toppers and sleek accessories.

You don’t have to be a supermodel-turned-actress to steal this fashionista’s many looks. Just head over to our Style Rookie: Edgy Looks Inspired by Cara Delevingne Boutique, which opens Monday, September 14, at 11AM ET.

By Carolyn Bothwell, Staff Writer, and Kasey Rowe, Assistant Fashion Editor

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September 14, 2015

Daylight may be (gasp) fading fast, but that doesn’t necessarily mean we’re ready to huddle up indoors. For a fuss-free dish that can be whipped up before the sun sets, consider stuffed avocados. Just as lovable as their cousin guacamole, these snacks are healthier, heat-free, and ready to eat in 30 minutes.

Stuffed AvocadoIngredients:

  • 1 15-ounce can chickpeas, rinsed, drained, and patted dry
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 3 tablespoons tandoori masala spice blend
  • 1 tablespoon grape-seed or avocado oil
  • 1 batch tahini sauce
  • 4 ripe avocados, halved, pits removed
  • Lemon juice
  • Fresh parsley, chopped
  • 6 baby tomatoes, diced
  • ¼ red onion, diced


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium. While it warms up, add chickpeas to a bowl and toss with sea salt and masala spices.
  2. Once skillet is hot, add oil and the above mixture to the pan and sauté, stirring frequently, until slightly crispy and browned, about 8 – 10 minutes.
  3. Once the chickpeas are finished, remove from the stove and set aside to cool. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed.
  4. Prepare the tahini sauce at this time (see instructions in the link above).
  5. To serve, halve avocados and remove pits. You can leave or remove the skin.
  6. Top with a generous squeeze of lemon juice, chickpeas, parsley, tomatoes, onion, and desired sauce.


Dig in immediately – like summer, these bites won’t last long.

By Kim Watson, Staff Writer

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September 13, 2015