Here at Rue, we pride ourselves on our creativity – and that doesn’t end at our love for great writing, design, and killer fashion. Take, for instance, the newest addition to the after-hours lineup: the How-To Half Hour, designed to help each of us embrace our inner crafty kid.
Yesterday, we tried out this week’s Rue How-To and upcycled old T-shirts into Nantucket-inspired bracelets. How’s that for Earth Day spirit?
By Jess Huckins, Staff Writer
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Here are Rue, we’re die-hard glossy aficionados – firm believers that there’s no better way to ease the transition into fall than a thick September issue.
So you can bet we were thrilled to hear that we’re pairing up with luxury charity auction site Charitybuzz – which has raised more than $65 million for nonprofits worldwide by auctioning exclusive access to the world’s biggest celebs and brands – to offer a behind-the-scenes look at a style standby, People StyleWatch.
Included? The chance to spend half a day shadowing (and lunching with) Editor Susan Kaufman at People‘s Rockefeller Center office, perusing the closet full of designer clothes and accessories, and seeing how the magazine comes together on a day-to-day level.
Bonus: thanks to Charitybuzz, the net proceeds from this experience benefit Reach Out and Read, a children’s charity which partners with doctors to prescribe age-appropriate children’s books and encourage families to read together. For more information about Reach Out and Read, head on over to their website: www.reachoutandreadnyc.org.
Whether your holiday shopping is in full swing or you’re a die-hard December 24 sprinter, it’s essential to stay on top of your list. Luckily, Rue is always there to help.
When you find that perfect gift, be sure to check on a few key pieces of information:
“Ships in” Window When you find the dress for your holiday soiree or a great cashmere sweater for Mom, be sure to check when it’s expected to head out the door. Since we use different shipping methods on different pieces, some do take longer to send out than others. Checking this window will let you know if the dress won’t make it to you until after the party’s over.
Estimated Date of Delivery
After you order, the date that your package is expected to arrive will be in your order history. This is handy if you need to hide a gift from some (overly) curious eyes.
We asked the youngsters of four Rue associates to dress their parents for a day at the office and teach us all that they could about style. Needless to say, it was quite an education.
Lesson #1: It’s okay to break out your party clothes on a Monday. Maureen’s bright paisley dress doesn’t get as much wear as it deserves – at least according to Henry, age 6 3/4 – so the Rue stylist donned it for the normal workday. “It must have been infectious because I got tons of smiles,” she says. So why did Henry opt for more formal attire? “It has all my favorite colors,” he says. “I like that it has pink – because pink is for girls. I like that it has orange too. Orange is my favorite color.”
Lesson #2: Dress for an adventure. When he learned he’d have to wear soccer shorts paired with dress shoes, Colin, our SVP of User Experience, was a bit skeptical (and we’re putting that lightly). What was son Jack (11) thinking? It’s simple. “If you’re going to play soccer after work, you don’t even have to change!” he explains. Whether you’re a sports aficionado or consider shopping your cardio, make sure to get on board by dressing for some spontaneous fun. Continue reading “Getting Schooled in Style” »
Big news for our littlest Members of Rue (and their grown-ups, too): Little Rue is coming soon! Get ready to experience small-fry style in a whole new way with this kid-worthy combination of style, fun, and little extras. Check out our video for a sneak peek into the colorful world of Little Rue (and follow us on tumblr).