The (Style) Guide

Rock Blake Lively’s Met Gala Ponytail: Our Hairstylist Shows Us How

Summer humidity often results in frizzy locks, so I often opt for the never-fail ponytail during hot months. If you’re looking for fancier strands, however, turn to Blake Lively’s Met Gala tri-pony. (Amazing, right?) To re-create the look, just follow the simple steps from Rachael B., our hair and makeup artist, below.

How to Create Blake Lively's Met Gala Ponytail

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July 8, 2014

Most Coveted: A Peek at This Week’s Boutiques

By Nicole Andrew, Rue La La Fashion Editor

 
When Saturday rolls around each week, I find myself grabbing the same easy staples from my closet. Cue the essential summer-weekend wardrobe: tees (in all shapes and colors), denim (the more lived-in, the better), and my favorite pair of sunglasses. Boring? It doesn’t have to be. To add interest, look to details like frayed edges on your jeans and subtle textures on your solid tops. Then, finish off your casual looks with updated extras. From barbecues to trips to the farmers’ market, you’ll be ready for whatever the weekend brings.

Most Coveted: A Peek at This Week’s Boutiques

 

  1. HUDSON Jeans “Libertine” Boyfriend Short. Master the off-duty look with these distressed cutoffs.
  2. BB Dakota Space-Dye Top. For cool nights, throw on a lightweight tee with sleeves. Then grab the s’mores.
  3. Pink Peony Kitchen Candle. Floral scents keep your home fresh and ready for guests.
  4. Sparkling Sage Earrings. Statement earrings in subdued hues will tie your casual look together. Tip: They always pair well with a loose braid or messy bun.
  5. House of Harlow 1960 “Lucy” Sunglasses. Shades in retro silhouettes are making a comeback. Have your moment in the sun with this new (or, should I say, old?) round shape.

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

By Nicole Andrew, Fashion Editor

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July 8, 2014

For a Good Cause: Anne Hathaway Joins Charity-Sign Trend

A few weeks ago, Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield took their power-couple awesomeness to the next level by warding off paparazzi not with hoods and fingers, but with signs that listed their favorite charities. And now, it seems they’ve started a trend. Over the long weekend, Anne Hathaway and husband Adam Shulman stepped out in New York City with similar cardboard cutouts.

article-2682625-1F70920300000578-870_634x756Image via Daily Mail

Curious about the Oscar winner’s organizations? Check out these links:

 
Lindsay Lohan, take note.

By Emily Ketterer, Staff Writer

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July 8, 2014

Here Comes the Bride: Jessica Simpson Weds in Carolina Herrera

Jessica Simpson may mistake tuna for chicken and wings for actual buffalo, but when it comes to fashion, our favorite blonde bombshell knows her stuff. Take her wedding dress, for example. This weekend, she donned a Caroline Herrera gown to marry longtime beau Eric Johnson.

Jessica Simpson Weds in Carolina Herrera

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July 7, 2014

The Best-Dressed List: Top Looks from June 29 to July 5

Each week, our fashion editor decides who deserves top honors

 
The star of this week’s post? White. And no, I’m not talking about Olivia Palermo’s nontraditional wedding “dress.” Don’t get me wrong – her outfit definitely took “Sunday best” to a whole new level – but I’m actually referring to the parade of head-to-toe white popping up on red carpets everywhere. Note to self: freshly-bronzed skin is the best accessory.

The Best-Dressed List: Top Looks from June 29 to July 5

  1. Cheryl Cole in an Alexander McQueen tunic and J Brand leather leggings at The X Factor auditions in Edinburgh.
  2. Nicola Peltz in Stella McCartney at the Berlin premiere of Transformers: Age of Extinction.
  3. Alessandra Ambrosio in Valentino at the GREAT Britain reception welcoming Prince Harry to Brazil.

 
By Nicole Andrew, Fashion Editor

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July 4, 2014

Define Normal? Normcore Trend Turns Fashion on Its Head

For years, the most talked-about trends were thought to be unique, unexpected, and exciting. Then, just when we were getting the hang of things, normcore happened. Lost? Let’s take a closer look at the style so average, it’s edgy.

Normcore Trend Turns Fashion on Its Head

The term, a hybrid of “normal” and “hardcore,” means normal to the nth degree. Basically, it’s a style shift back to basics as outward expression of the ordinary. Used in a sentence (or tweet): “I just scored some serious Birkenstock sandals. #normcore.”

Get it? Now, you’ll need dad jeans – that’s what the kids are wearing these days. And any sort of offbeat athletic clothing or a vintage graphic tee. Before you know it, you’ll be rocking normcore with the best of them. Or, perhaps, like the rest of them? Still a little unclear.

By Jillian Hudon, Staff Writer

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July 3, 2014

Trending in Color: Pantone’s Tips for Picking & Pairing Summer’s Must-Have Hues

 
A new season means a new color palette. So, we asked Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, for some expert advice. Here, she gives us a rundown of summer’s must-have hues and color combos.

Pantone's Tips for Picking & Pairing Summer's Must-Have Hues

  1. Greys have been big the past few seasons. Opt for shades like Paloma – over black – for your go-to neutral this summer and fall.
  2. This season calls for a little excitement. Wear two equally bold hues, like Cayenne and Orange Freesia, for an unexpected pairing reminiscent of summer’s bright blooms.
  3. Radiant Orchid – Pantone’s 2014 Color of the Year – is more versatile than people think. Try it in small doses first with accessories or makeup, as it’s a very skin-enhancing color.

 
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By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer 

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July 3, 2014

Ditch the Yoga Pants & Jet-Set Like a Celeb

Is there anything more torturous than the days leading up to a three-day holiday weekend? So close, yet so far away. To pass the time, this writer finds herself browsing celebrity rags in an attempt to ignite some sort of inspirational flame within. Nope, nothing. That is, until an article from Lucky magazine touting “50 of the Chicest Celebrity Airport Outfits Ever” pops up. Since most of the country will be participating in some form of travel this weekend, why not casually try one of the celeb-approved ensembles along the way?

Travel in Style, Like A Celeb

Image via luckymag.com

They make it look so easy. Boyfriend jeans? Check. Fedora and pointy-toe flats? Check. “If celebrities are good at one thing, it’s being able to emerge off their first-class flight looking largely flawless, with nary a hair out of place nor a speck of oil clogging their pores,” writes Maura Brannigan. “Whether clad in a tracksuit or stilettos, this crop of celebrities has the whole airport-style thing down to a science.”

That they do. So I guess I’ll be leaving my favorite (read: tattered) yoga pants at home this trip.

Read more on Lucky.

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July 2, 2014

The French Countryside = Now Cheaper Than Disney

It’s time you brought some dignity back to the family vacay. Instead of shelling out thousands on Mickey Mouse everything, unwind in a castle. Yes, a real-life castle. And did we mention it’s cheaper? 

The 17th-century French Château de Sorel is just 47 miles outside of Paris (hello, Champs-Élysées and macarons). After you shop ’til you drop in the city, head back and settle into the country way of life. Fish private streams and explore nearby villages by bike. Your castle getaway even comes complete with moats and well-manicured gardens.

And the best part? The entire property sleeps 15 for $600 a night (a.k.a. everyone chips in $40). Cue the champagne.

By Natasha Iwanow, Copy Intern

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July 2, 2014

Drumroll, Please: Marc by Marc Jacobs Contest Winners Announced

In April, Marc Jacobs set out to find new models via Twitter. And yesterday, the nine (beyond-lucky) winners were revealed in his Fall 2014 campaign. The shots are bold, energetic, and beautiful, but warning: they will induce major jealousy. For all of us non-winners? I say we hold a virtual rain dance in hopes of more social media casting calls in the future.

By Emily Ketterer, Staff Writer

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July 1, 2014