Men’s Met Gala Style: Anna Wintour and SJP Weigh In

Every year, the Met Gala is hosted with a theme that attendees are expected to dress in accordance with. This year, that theme was “white tie and decorations” in honor of legendary couturier Charles James. For the women, that meant sweeping ball gowns. For the men… well, evidently the theme was a little hard for the men to follow.

Seth Myers interviewed Met Gala chairs Anna Wintour and Sarah Jessica Parker on his show Late Night with Seth Myers, and according to the fashionable women, while the male attendees deserve credit for trying, only a few actually succeeded with their white-tie look.

Check out the rather humorous interview (above) and learn about their dos and don’ts for white-tie dressing. Hey, you never know when you’ll have a white-tie event – and now when you do, you’ll have an SJP- and Wintour-approved look.

Read the full article on Fashionista.

By Christine Mitchell, Staff Writer

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May 9, 2014

Breakfast with Bee Shaffer: Teen Vogue Catches Up with Anna Wintour’s Daughter

Lets just be honest. After watching The Devil Wears Prada and The September Issue, it’s hard to believe editrix Anna Wintour is a mom. But – she is. And now, thanks to her daughter Bee Shaffer’s new interview with Teen Vogue, we’re getting a glimpse at the product of her parenting skills. Below, Bee talks punctuality, efficiency, and why she chose not to follow in her mom’s fashion footsteps.

 
By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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May 9, 2014

Mark Your Calendars: FLOTUS Set to Open Anna Wintour Costume Center

Every year, big-name stars attend the Met Gala – but this time, the turnout is projected to be beyond A-list. According to WWD, First Lady (and two-time Vogue cover star) Michelle Obama will cut the ribbon at the opening ceremony of the Met’s new fashion wing, The Anna Wintour Costume Center. And just like that, my anticipation for the Met Gala skyrocketed.

Michelle Obama to Open Anna Wintour Costume Center

I mean, sure, I was already excited for the white-tie dress code and the Charles James exhibition. But this? This is bigger than big. And in addition to cutting the ribbon, the First Lady will also be speaking at the morning’s ceremony. So a stunning day dress is definitely going to happen. My bet is on something black and white, especially after she went monochromatic on a recent trip to China.

Now, it’s not certain if she will attend the evening Gala (bummer), but regardless, this is one FLOTUS sighting you won’t want to miss.

Head over to WWD for more on Michelle Obama’s Met appearance.

By Emily Ketterer, Staff Writer

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April 24, 2014

2014 Met Ball Dress Code Announced: White Tie and Decorations

The Met Gala, an annual ball hosted by Vogue’s editor-in chief Anna Wintour, always has a theme. Last year, it was punk. This year? White Tie and Decorations. (Cue that collective huh?)

Met Gala Dress Code

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April 7, 2014

This Just In: Anna Wintour Does Have a Heart

Or maybe just an aversion to crowded seating. Either way, Condé Nast’s artistic director did the unthinkable this morning at Valentino’s F/W 2014 show: She sat in the second row.

I’m just going to give you all a moment to process that, and then collect yourselves.

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Good? Okay. Apparently, Anna voluntarily moved back to, get this, give her front-row seat to a writer (a writer, you guys) named Sarah Mower, who was reviewing the show for Vogue.com. And it gets even better. According to Bryanboy’s Twitter feed, Anna was asked by PR assistants to move back to the front but wouldn’t budge.

The devil wears Prada? More like the most selfless boss ever.

Read more about Anna’s uncharacteristic move on Fashionista.com.

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By Keriann Coffey, Associate Editor

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March 4, 2014

Instant Inspiration: 5 Pinterest Boards We Can’t Get Enough Of

A Tuesday roundup of our recent Pinterest obsessions

Right now, our Fashion Director, Jackie Nasser, and her (very lucky) team are at New York Fashion Week taking notes on all the latest runway trends. Back at the Boston offices, the rest of us are getting our NYFW fix via Livestream and Pinterest. Thank goodness for social media.

1. Shout-out to Paris, because we wouldn’t have NYFW otherwise.

2. Like it or not, fashion is all about picking favorites.

3. After all the time spent creating their collections, these designers more than deserve a bow at curtain call.

4. Fact: There’s always just as much style outside the tents as there is inside on the runways.

5. If Anna Wintour doesn’t show up, is it even NYFW?

Can’t get enough Pinterest inspiration? Check out past boards that caught our eye.

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February 11, 2014

Kim Kardashian Might Have Landed the Cover of Vogue

What Kimye wants, Kimye gets. Which means when Kanye wishes to see Kim on the cover of Vogue, Anna Wintour makes it happen. And apparently there’s nothing anyone can do about it, as a well-placed source has confirmed that the shoot wrapped yesterday in Los Angeles.

If there’s one thing this celeb couple can teach us, it’s that perseverance pays off – which is why I’m adding “Vogue cover girl” to my bucket list.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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February 4, 2014

Extra! Extra! Lena Dunham Lands Vogue Cover

Guys. Lena Dunham is your newest Vogue cover girl. Well, reportedly. According to Page Six, the Girls creator will grace the cover of the esteemed fashion magazine’s February issue. And it makes sense. I mean, she’s a popular actress, respected writer, and most importantly, will no doubt draw in a number of young readers to Vogue’s typically more mature audience. So why exactly is this news?

Lena Dunham and Anna Wintour

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January 8, 2014

This Just In: Christmas Trees Are So Last Year

I love my mother, but she is, by all accounts, a neat freak. So, for as long as I can remember, we’ve always had a fake Christmas tree, because pine needles on the rug? Unacceptable. Well, as it turns out, she’s not the only one who hates Christmas trees that shed – Anna Wintour does too. That’s right, America’s supreme arbiter of good taste threw out her family’s tree early this year because it was “too messy.” Oh, Anna.

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So what does AW’s little tree toss mean for the future of Christmas? Well, you can probably expect to see tree sales take a nosedive next year (Mindy Kaling’s already jumping on the bandwagon) while Anna and my mother bond over their mutual disdain for pine needles. And their love of my impeccable style. Obviously.

Read more about Anna Wintour’s tree-less Christmas on Refinery29.

By Keriann Coffey, Associate Editor 

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December 26, 2013

What to Wear to an Interview with Anna Wintour

Feeling out office dress codes is tough. Figuring out what to wear in the Vogue headquarters in front of – gulp – Anna Wintour? That’s beyond intimidating. I’m having heart palpitations just thinking about it.

Vogue's Tips for What to Wear to an InterviewImage via voguemagazine.tumblr.com

These 13 people, however, were tasked with just that – and some with just a few hours’ notice.

To this day, I still remember what I wore to my interview here at Rue three years ago: a white Banana Republic shift, a silk, blush-colored Zara blazer, a kate spade new york bag, and nude open-toe pumps from ALDO (give a girl a break on that one – I was right out of college). But what would I wear to an interview with Ms. Wintour? Let me take in a quick screening of The Devil Wears Prada and get back to you.

Hear what 13 people wore to their interviews with Anna Wintour on NYmag.com.

By Keriann Coffey, Associate Editor

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December 6, 2013