The meaning behind a label’s name isn’t always as straightforward as Chanel (it’s Coco’s surname). Today, many designers go for more elusive monikers, often paying homage to muses and family members. Here are the stories behind a few of our favorites.

The Stories Behind Contemporary Fashion Label Names

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May 15, 2014

New day, new look. At least, that’s what we say. And these three trends are making things very easy.

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October 29, 2013

It goes without saying: white is a summer staple. It’s crisp, clean (at least in the morning), and – when worn with bold pops of color and texture – anything but boring. Here are three ways to work it into your wardrobe, stat.

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Lady in red (& white): Red is alluring on many levels. Pair this hard-case clutch with old-fashioned beading for a striking juxtaposition.

All mod: Black and white is as timeless as it is modern. As is leather and lace. Go with ankle-strap pumps for extra height and a one-shoulder dress or asymmetrical hem for added dimension.

Keep an arsenal of belts: Nothing breaks up an outfit quite like a belt. And this ribbon belt in particular could just as easily double as a head scarf.

Our New styles have arrived. Big. Rue. Sale. Boutique relaunches Friday, July 19, at 3PM ET.

By Julia Ivins, Staff Writer

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July 19, 2013

New York Fashion Week has seen its fair share of new fashion trends, and right along with them are the fresh beauty looks. So what can we expect to stock our makeup bags with this fall? Between the barely-there makeup at BCBGMAXAZRIA; blue and purple eyeshadow at Jason Wu; nude manicures at La Perla and DANNIJO; and graphic nail art at Rebecca MinkoffNicholas K, and Degen (just to name a few) – it’s safe to say that bold and understated will live together in harmony.

And the hair? Put those curling irons away, because straight blunt cuts and messy, undone styles – from the grunge look at BCBGMAXAZRIA to roughed up ponytails at Richard Chai and Tadashi Shoji – are back.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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February 11, 2013

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While there were plenty of showstopping accessories on the BCBGMAXAZRIA runway yesterday, it was their brigade of beanies that had everyone talking. Like a cherry on a sundae, the slouchy knit hats deliciously topped off the label’s embroidered tunics and printed shifts.

What do you think of the new beanies at BCBGMAXAZRIA? Share in the comments below, or tweet us at @ruelala.

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February 8, 2013

 

Ah, the stocking – proof that size certainly doesn’t count when it comes to gifting. I personally find the stocking portion to be my favorite part of Christmas morning (along with the coffee-cake portion, of course), and I have a hunch that your loved ones hold the same sentiment.

Using the Get Gifty: Our Holiday Gift Shop as a guide, here are six easy ways to surprise and delight your favorites come present time.

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Patterned silk tie. Between wedding invites and the workplace, he’ll be beyond grateful for this little silk number.

Diamond studs. It’s little surprises like these that keep the stocking game fun.

iPhone clutch. There’s no way a phone can be misplaced when it’s resting within a little sparkle and shine.

Wine bottle stopper. Mr. Wine Aficionado will be thrilled (and you can bet he’ll share his vino).

Tortoise sunglasses. This logo (hint: it’s a spade) is what Christmas dreams are made of.

Kids’ necklace & bracelet set. Introduce your little lady the art of mixing and matching.

Get Gifty: Our Holiday Gift Shop is now open.

By Sarah Stanley, Staff Writer

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December 17, 2012