We’re beyond thrilled to welcome our favorite New York City girl, Whitney Port, back on Rue La La (did you catch her chatting live on Facebook today?). To celebrate her upcoming Whitney Eve Boutique, we asked the starlet to dish about her favorite NYC hotspots. From getting pretty to grabbing a slice of pizza, Whitney gives us an insider’s guide to shopping her city – very, very chicly. Continue reading “Whitney Port Shops NYC” »
The boot. It very well could be the most important piece of your fall fashion arsenal. And with such a wide variety to choose from this season, we had ELLE Editor Winifred Wang hand-pick her favorite styles for our ELLE Editor’s Selections: Fall Boots Boutique (opens September 16 at 11AM ET). Here, she dishes on ways to rock every type of boot this season – and kick your look up a notch.
Rue La La: This season, with boots of every height, from ankle booties to over-the-knee, how do you decide which height to wear with each look? Winifred: It’s all about playing with proportions. If you’re wearing over-the-knee, I wouldn’t go too short on the skirt or dress for risk of looking a bit tart-y. But, you can go a bit shorter with knee-high boots. Continue reading “ELLE Editor’s Selections: The Boot Report” »
BY KATEDAVIDSONHUDSON, EXECUTIVE ACCESSORIES EDITOR AT ELLE
Summer requires an easy, go-to uniform. If I had to choose my top five must-haves of the season, I’d want a cross-body, pared-down messenger bag, a menswear belt, a pair of aviator sunglasses, an oversized gold watch, and a pair of utility booties. I’m thinking “utility” in terms of color this season, too - clothes and accessories in tones like beige, camel, army green, and grey look simple and effortless. Surf-inspired wear also feels fresh and fun for the summer months. Embrace tie-dyes or watercolor printed sandals - infusing color into your look feels right if it has more of sun-washed, surf aesthetic. Continue reading “ELLE Editor’s Selections: My Fashion Forecast” »
The debut of my collection on Rue La La feels like a dream. I have loved fashion ever since I was a little girl. One of my earliest memories is working behind the scenes in my dad’s warehouse, ticketing garments and folding sweatshirts. So when I landed an internship at Women’s Wear Daily, I couldn’t have been more thrilled. From there, I worked for amazing publications like Teen Vogue, where I got to see my first fashion show (DKNY Jeans) at Smashbox Studios in Los Angeles. Continue reading “Whitney Port: A (Real Life) Fashion Fairytale” »
BY VIOLET MOON GAYNOR, SENIOR FASHION AND ACCESSORIES EDITOR, ELLE.COM
Black and white are my personal staples. As a New York City girl, black has always been part of my uniform (for work and play). If you were to take a peek inside my closet, these two colors would stand out more than any other. They’re an integral part of history (books have been written about the legendary chicness of Truman Capote’s 1966 Black & White Ball), and fashion right now (I adored the first ten looks at Riccardo Tisci’s spring 2010 Givenchy show). But it’s the cool combinations and unique twists you can give these shades that really bring them to life and make them feel modern.
Cut is everything Black and white are two of the most versatile colors. They always look crisp, and can easily go from fancy (the classic LBD) to laid-back (white oversize tee paired with basic black mini). With simple pieces, it’s all about the cut. Select well-tailored pieces to pair back with more relaxed (yet still refined) separates. A perfectly cut white button-down can completely elevate the look of your favorite jeans. Continue reading “ELLE: Black & White” »
BY JADE FRAMPTON AND KATE DAVIDSON HUDSON, EDITORS AT ELLE MAGAZINE
At ELLE, we love to explore a women’s sense of self and personal style whether it’s in the way she dresses, lives, or loves. So this month, we’re redefining what it means to be in love. Forget the traditional, by-the-book Valentine’s Day definition and embrace what we like to call “Modern Love.” From celebrating confidence by slipping on a beautiful lingerie set, to indulging with a glass of champagne or piece of dark chocolate, this “new-age” love affair is all about embracing you. So, if you haven’t already, pick up our February issue of ELLE and check out our Modern Love Boutique for sweet, stylish love-yourself offerings that capture the essence of what Modern Love means to us. Continue reading “ELLE’s “Modern Love”” »