Rue Remembers: L’Wren Scott

Today, the fashion world was stunned to learn of the passing of noted fashion designer L’Wren Scott.

L’Wren ScottImage via nytimes.com

After beginning her career as a model for the likes of Chanel and Calvin Klein, the 6’3" style icon launched her eponymous label in 2006. Adept at creating flattering, feminine silhouettes, her designs were beloved by the likes of Angelina Jolie and First Lady Michelle Obama.

Her death is a true tragedy for the fashion world. May her legacy continue to live on.


March 17, 2014

Is Cara Delevingne the New Kate Moss? Karl Lagerfeld Thinks So

Lately, it seems like everyone is talking about Cara Delevingne. Why? Well, between perfecting the ultimate eyebrows, posting amazing Instagrams, and having a slew of A-list besties, she struts her stuff on some of the most revered catwalks in the fashion business.

Cara Delevingne

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March 10, 2014

Pack Your Baguette: Karl Lagerfeld Hotel to Open in 2017

It’s difficult to imagine the design genius behind two of the most innovative fashion houses falling behind where trends are concerned. Well, I’m here to inform you that the impossible has happened. Between Palazzo Versace in Australia and Armani Hotel Dubai, hotels designed by fashion bigwigs is hardly a new idea. But, as of earlier this month, Karl Lagerfeld has agreed to follow in his peers’ footsteps. That’s right – the Karl Lagerfeld Hotel, a 270-room, 20-story high-rise, is set to open in Macau, China in 2017.

Karl Lagerfeld's New Hotel

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March 7, 2014

Details, Details: The Features That Set Designer Bags Apart

The Louis Vuitton Speedy. The Chanel 2.55. And, of course, the Birkin. Certain handbags are simply timeless – but what gives them their staying power? To truly understand the beauty of an iconic piece of arm candy, take a closer look at the details.

Features of Designer Bags

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February 18, 2014

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

A Tuesday roundup of our recent Pinterest obsessions

Awards season isn’t letting up anytime soon. Next on the list? The Oscars – and when it comes to Academy fashion, we’re totally on board with Hollywood stylist Brad Goreski’s dress predictions.

1. Jennifer Lawrence recently signed on for three more years with Christian Dior. So we all know what she’s wearing.

2. Goreski wants to see Sandra Bullock in Versace, and why not? Gaga isn’t the only girl who can rock it.

3. Claiming with confidence that Cate Blanchett will likely wear Givenchy, we think this stylist may have just have insider information.

4. Lupita Nyong’o has been lighting up the red carpet in American designs. So, Goreski thinks it’s time she works it the Parisian way – in Chanel.

5. We didn’t get a prediction on this one, but we’re putting our money on Amy Adams wearing Ralph Lauren.

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February 4, 2014

Couture Kicks: Chanel Gets Sporty on the Catwalk

When it comes to haute couture catwalks, I’m easily obsessed. My own approach to fashion is somewhat safe, which makes me appreciate designers’ knack for the fantastic all the more. Their pieces – especially shoes – are often outrageous and rarely realistic, and that’s precisely why I love them. This week, however, Chanel reeled me in for the completely opposite reason: sneakers.

Couture Kicks

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January 22, 2014

Return of the Hair Bow: Chanel Reinvents the Look

Thought hair bows would live and die with Gaga? I kind of hoped so.

Hair Bows Are Back

Image via Allure

But apparently they popped up again last Tuesday night in Chanel’s Wild West–themed Métiers d’Art show.

Don’t fret – the look is a whole lot less Minnie Mouse than you’d expect. In the words of the show’s hairstylist Sam McKnight, it’s “all about the modern cowgirl. Cool, messy, low ponytails, and sexy.”

An improvement, I think. But I might sit this one out.

Read more about it on Fashionista.

By Joanna Berliner, Editor 

Would you try it? Tweet us at @ruelala and let us know.

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December 15, 2013

Secrets of Chanel: 2 Things You Didn’t Know

From the coveted interlocking Cs to the quilted leather, there’s no doubt Chanel handbags are iconic. But what you may not know?
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  1. The recognizable burgundy lining represents Coco Chanel’s childhood uniform.
  2. That iconic (swooned-over) chain strap symbolizes the chain that her caretakers kept their keys on.

 
Our Chanel Boutique opens Thursday, November 21, at 11AM ET.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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November 21, 2013

Think Outside the Bag: It’s the Color That Counts

Forget about size, silhouette, or season – it’s what dresses the outside of your bag that matters most. As long as it fits into one of these three categories, that is.

French Vintage Blog

 

Prints & Patterns
Allover-flower patterns and abstract looks not right for you? Not to worry. Add drama to your handbag routine (without overdoing it) by going with a subtle check.

Bold Colors
No fall wardrobe is complete without some vibrant harvest hues. Opt for a bright orange or energetic red to bring life to the sea of black winter coats.

Black
Always classic, it’s crucial to keep an LBB (little black bag) in your arsenal at all times. A staple black bag also elevates cozy knits, dark-wash jeans, and cashmere alike.

Our Parisian Love Affair: Hermès, Chanel, & Louis Vuitton Boutique opens Friday, November 8, at 11AM ET.

By Abigail Kuzia, Editor

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November 8, 2013

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

A Tuesday roundup of our recent Pinterest obsessions

Paris Fashion Week is about to bid us all adieu. Tear. So let’s take a moment to fall in love (again) with each of these fashion greats.

1. We could say a lot of things about Alexander McQueen but, for now, we’ll just say this: hauntingly beautiful.

2. Can we have a closet full of Lanvin? We promise we’ll take good care of it.

3. Valentino. Because if Jackie O loved it, so do we.

4. Let’s be real. Is there any fashion logo more iconic than Chanel‘s “CC”?

5. We adore Christian Dior. (Who doesn’t?)

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October 1, 2013