Go ahead and thank the Instagram gods. Designer Marc Jacobs finally opened a personal account on the photo-loving platform (despite his reported distaste for it). And in the past few days he’s amassed a following over 40K strong with a single #nofilter shot. So why the change of heart? It’s likely tied to the overhaul of his namesake brand and a possible IPO bid.

Whatever the reason, I’m sure Miley Cyrus, the label’s face and a very creative Instagrammer herself, can’t wait to tag @themarcjacobs.

By Emily Ketterer, Staff Writer

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March 25, 2015

Achieving two beauty looks using just one product? Let us show you how it’s done. Our resident hair and makeup artist, Rachael B., illustrates two of spring’s most coveted eye looks in just a few simple steps. All you need to get started: a pot of gel liner.

The Fine Line How-To

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March 24, 2015

As if the titles of musician, producer, and designer weren’t impressive enough, Pharrell can now add Fashion Icon Award winner to his accolades. The mogul will be honored for his contributions to style at the 2015 CFDA Fashion Awards on June 1.

From co-founding luxury sportswear brand Billionaire Boys Club to collaborating with Chanel, Pharrell has spent the past decade securing his spot as a trendsetter. Here’s to hoping for another larger-than-life accessory debut at the ceremony.

By Keir Cullen Janey, Staff Writer

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March 24, 2015

Your little one is destined for so many firsts, from toothy grins to wobbling around the house. The good news? Companies like bluum, a personalized monthly delivery service for mom and baby, are here to help you through each moment. Below are a few of its go-to products that make growing up a bit easier.

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First Tooth
Want to soothe pain and win smiles? Cue natural gum-relief gel and bibs galore. Oh, and don’t forget a stylish and functional Chewbeads Teething Bracelet.

First Word
They can say mommy. Time to expand that vocabulary with interactive games (like eeBoo’s rhyming puzzle) that make learning fun.

First Step
Now that they are on the move, you need to keep up. Slip Ez Sox animal socks on their feet for grip. And grab snack packs and organic towelettes for cleanup.

Want a helping hand? Our bluum Boutique opens Monday, March 23, at 3PM ET.

By Emily Ketterer, Staff Writer

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March 23, 2015

For your closet: It’s time for spring cleaning. Minimize the amount of space you use to store bags and scarves by hanging shower rings or hooks directly on your closet rod.

For tarnished cookware: The key to shiny, bright copper and brass pots and pans? Already in your pantry. Squeeze a dollop of ketchup on a clean cloth and rub it onto your cookware.

For a too-tight lid: When you’re having trouble opening a jar or even a bottle of nail polish, reach for a rubber band. Wrap it around the tricky (or slippery) topper for a much-improved grip.

By Susie Kostaras, Associate Content Editor

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March 23, 2015

It’s not just the drama and laughs we tune in to on HBO’s Girls – we’re analyzing the clothing, too. Following this group of four twenty-something friends (and sometimes foes), every personality can take a sartorial cue from Lena Dunham’s hit show. Study up on each character’s style, then set your DVR for this weekend’s season four finale.

Girls Style

Clockwise from top left: Jessa, Marnie, Shoshanna, and Hannah

Jessa
The definition of a free spirit. Dressed in laid-back boho pieces, she looks like a world traveler, because she is.

Marnie
Whether a polished art-gallery assistant or a beanie-loving musician, she always appears put together – no matter how uncertain her life seems.

Shoshanna
Girly, bubbly, and statement-making. Her signature look? Let’s just say she’s never met a hair accessory she didn’t like.

Hannah
With an effortless and vintage-inspired vibe, her outfits often match her every mood, i.e., anything goes.

Shop each character’s wardrobe must-haves in our Get the Look: Style Inspired by HBO‘s Girls Boutique, which opened Saturday, March 21, at 11AM ET.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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March 21, 2015

It’s easy to master the red carpet with a celebrity stylist and glam squad. But we love to see a thoughtful off-duty look, too. While these three outfits have a high luxe factor, you can recreate them all with your existing wardrobe.

Best Dressed

1. Travel-ready and totally chic, Chrissy Teigen paired a T-shirt dress with an Isabel Marant cardigan and tonal accessories to elevate her comfy look.

2. Reese Witherspoon sweetened up a simple white tee with an eye-catching floral Dolce & Gabbana skirt, espadrille wedges, and an easy updo.

3. How to achieve the ultimate laid-back look? Top off casual sneakers and ripped jeans with a tailored jacket, like Gigi Hadid’s IRO blazer.

By Nicole Andrew, Fashion Editor

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March 20, 2015

The Spring 2015 runways were covered in racket-ready looks, from striped sweaters at Tory Burch to Alexander Wang‘s modern twist on the classic court duds. Sporty, comfortable, and hyper-versatile – what’s not to love about this season’s tennis-inspired style? Read on to go from spectator to champion with this oh-so-easy trend.

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Go beyond head-to-toe white and try bold colorblocking. Whether on a pair of oversized sunnies, a fit-and-flare dress, or a perforated bag, this combination is the perfect way to blend athletic with ladylike. The final step? Slip on a pair of ankle-strap sandals and strut.

Stock up on this trend and more spring must-haves in our Rue’s Spring Checklist Boutique, which opened Thursday, March 19, at 11AM ET.

By Emily Ketterer, Staff Writer

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March 20, 2015

A new season brings a fresh crop of colors, and this spring, the trending hues are taking a step away from the usual pastels and brights. Here we’re breaking down which shades ruled the runways, from surprising jewel tones to a spectrum of crisp neutrals.

Spring Hues

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March 19, 2015

When it comes to celebrity style, you’ll have to determine “Who wore it best?” on your own for the next few months.

Since the passing of host Joan Rivers last September, Fashion Police returned in January with the additions of Brad Goreski and Kathy Griffin. The new cast had a shaky start, with growing controversies as the season – and the awards shows – went on. Kelly Osbourne announced her resignation last month, with Kathy Griffin stepping down shortly thereafter, both citing creative differences. And yesterday, E! announced that the show is going on hiatus until September.

So set your TiVos for fall – and place your bets for who will step in to host.

By Renata Certo-Ware, Staff Writer

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March 19, 2015