The (Style) Guide

Fashion Filtered: How Instagram is Changing the Industry

Social media has completely changed the way fashion week is reported. Follow the right bloggers, and images from the runway will fill your feed weeks before hitting the pages of Vogue. Yes, fashion – according to the New York Times – has officially entered “the Age of Instagram.”

 Fashion and the Age of Instagram

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April 11, 2014

The Best-Dressed List: Top Looks from April 6 to 12

Each week, our fashion editor decides who deserves top honors

  
From crop tops to jumpsuits, these celebs nailed some of the hottest spring trends.

Rue's Picks for Best Looks

  1. Kate Bosworth in Giambattista Valli at the Museum of Moving Image’s 28th Annual Salute honoring Kevin Spacey.
  2. Mena Suvari in Sachin + Babi at Marie Claire‘s Fresh Faces party.
  3. Jennifer Garner in Max Mara at the Los Angeles premiere of Draft Day.

 
 
By Nicole Andrew, Fashion Editor

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April 11, 2014

We Couldn’t Have Said It Better…

Zoe Saldana on FashionIn that case, mark us down as Pulitzer Prize–winning authors.

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April 11, 2014

Duchess-Inspired Style: Get the Look with Tips from Our Fashion Director

It’s no secret that the Duchess of Cambridge has some serious style. But her put-together polish isn’t just reserved for royals. Here, our fashion director shows us how to recreate Kate Middleton’s refined look in three easy steps.

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  1. Start with a fitted sheath in a neutral or pastel hue.
  2. Keep accessories minimal. A simple box clutch and diamond studs will do the trick.
  3. Step into a pair of nude patent heels to tie everything together (the Duchess swears by them).

 
Our L.K.Bennett Boutique opens Friday, April 11, at 11AM ET.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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April 11, 2014

Spring Dressing 101: Jackie’s Ideal Warm-Weather Outfit

Fact: Our fashion director knows a thing or two about spring style. So, naturally, we turned to her for a little warm-weather outfit inspiration. Here, she shares her ideal day-to-night ensemble.

The Easiest Chic Spring Outfit

“In spring, I like to make dressing easy and fuss-free. One of my favorite pieces is a jumpsuit, as you only have to think about the accessories,” she says. “For day, pair your jumpsuit with strappy metallic flats, a mini crossbody bag, and a straw fedora. For night, dress it up with a pair of sultry snakeskin heels and a sparkly crystal necklace.”

Our The Spring Edit Boutique opens Saturday, April 12, at 11AM ET.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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April 11, 2014

Color-Coded: The Masculine History of Soft Pink

Pink is for girls and blue is for boys, right? Not always the case. Yes, when it comes to color, it’s time to rethink those gender stereotypes. Because, as it turns out, it was men who first identified with the hue (and this is long before pink polos were popular).

Masculine History of Pink

You see, before WWII, society looked at these two colors in a very different light. In fact, in a 1918 Ladies’ Home Journal article, readers were informed that “blue, which is more delicate and dainty, is prettier for the girl.” At the time, pink was a stronger color signifying masculinity (as derived from red), so it was considered better suited for boys.

The pink-is-for-men trend continued through 1925, when pink suits – like the one shown in The Great Gatsby – were worn by men as stylish symbols of wealth. Somewhere along the line, however, the postwar generation decided to switch things up. Evidence of that change first came in 1947 when Christian Dior introduced the ultra-feminine New Look and offered it in pink. And ever since, women have taken to the decidedly feminine color with abandon.

By Jillian Hudon, Staff Writer

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April 10, 2014

Editors’ Picks: Chic Essentials for Your Beach House

Memorial Day is quickly approaching, which means the weekends will soon be packed with bonfires, sunbathing, and barbecues. So, first things first – head to the closest coast. Next? Outfit your abode with all things nautical, practical, and essential. Here, our Rue Living experts share their top picks.

Beach-House Essentials

Collapsible Basket Cooler: Insulated and sturdy, use this to transport food for the whole family. Rainy day? Leave it open in the entryway for storing beach reads and towels.

Malibu Cheese Set: Think instant summer with every slice of Brie. All that’s missing? Homemade red sangria and a slew of friends.

Beach Towel for 2: Sure, you could invite a friend to share. Or you could sprawl out, magazine and all, without sticking to the sand.

Dive into our Create Your Dream Beach House, Inside & Out Boutique on Thursday, April 10, at 11AM ET.

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April 10, 2014

Yahoo Steps Up Its Beauty Game with Bobbi Brown

In recent months, Yahoo! has been making headlines with its heavy-hitting hires (in November, the company announced Katie Couric as its global anchor). And now, it’s at it again with its newest all-star addition of Bobbi Brown as beauty editor in chief.

Brown announced the news on her blog Wednesday, saying, “As EIC, I’ll work to curate smart, strong content that will teach women how to be their best selves.” With eight beauty books, an obsession-worthy product line, and years of experience, I personally can’t think of a better fit for the job. Now, here’s hoping she can show us how to tackle that whole blue-lipstick trend.

By Mairead McGonagle, Staff Writer

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April 10, 2014

One-Piece Wonder: J.Crew Brings an Archived Swimsuit Back for a Fan

How many times have you tried to buy a replacement pair of perfectly fitting ballet flats or boyfriend jeans only to find they’re no longer available? Not just temporarily out of stock. Gone. For. Good. So was the case for New York Magazine: The Cut writer Jenni Avins and her beloved scoop-back swimsuit from J.Crew. That is, until she wrote an open letter to the brand’s creative director, Jenna Lyons, and Lyons responded – in a big way.

J.Crew Brings Back an Archived Swimsuit
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In her August 2013 letter to Lyons, Avins waxed rhapsodic about the “clean, open-backed one-pieces” she loved and lamented the lesser-quality knockoffs she wore in their wake. Fast-forward and the suit, looking modern and marvelous, now stars in a full-spread ad in the magazine’s print edition. Occupying the adjacent page is a scrawled note from Lyons letting Avins know that her request had been received – and realized. The moral of the story? Ask and you shall receive. Or, at the very least, it pays to have friends in high places.

Visit New York Magazine: The Cut to read the whole story.

By Lindsay Lambert, Editor

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April 9, 2014

Best of Both Worlds: The Fashion & Beauty Collabs We’re Loving Now

We appreciate a good eye shadow and love a designer accessory (who doesn’t?), so it should come as no surprise that we’re huge fans of designer beauty collaborations. Check out a few of our favorites for this spring below.

Designer Beauty Collaborations for Spring

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April 9, 2014