Follow Back: Barbie Is Instagram’s Newest Member

Just when you thought Barbie had done it all, she’s back at it again. With over 150 careers on her résumé, the iconic doll’s newest endeavor might be her most fashionable one yet. Next month, Barbie will play Instagram street style sensation, taking on fashion weeks in four cities: New York, London, Milan, and Paris.

Under the handle @BarbieStyle, Barbie has already started documenting her #OOTDs, packing essentials, and accessories close-ups, as well as her favorite places in each fashion capital. Yup, shes got the blogger routine down.

Of course, this isn’t Barbie’s first time in the style ring. She’s collaborated with some of fashion’s finest – Karl Lagerfeld, Versace, and Vera Wang to name a few – and she also held a runway show in New York to celebrate her 50th anniversary. This year, she’ll kick off NYFW by co-hosting a party with the CFDA.

I followed this account quicker than I begged for that Barbie Dream House back in Christmas of 1993.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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August 29, 2014

Spotted: Blue Suits at Pitti Uomo

Pitti Uomo is upon us, and images of sharply dressed men are starting to flood our news feeds.

Not sure what that is, or why it’s such a big deal? Don’t worry, Rue is here. A biannual menswear trade show that takes place in Florence, Italy, Pitti Uomo is where retailers, editors, and buyers come together to view the upcoming collection. In this case, it’s the Fall 2014 preview. And the good news for men across the world? One prominent emerging trend – the blue suit – is achievable for everyone.

Blue Suits at Pitti Uomo 2014

Image via gq.com

Trying to impress the boss at that business meeting? Try a striped navy suit. Have an upcoming wedding and want to catch a bridesmaid’s eye? Why not give a brighter shade of blue a shot? “If you find yourself in need of a suit this summer, rest assured that if you go blue, you’ll be on par with the most stylish men in the world,” says John Jannuzzi of gq.com. “It’s official, we’re in menswear’s blue period.” (Picasso would be oh-so-very proud.)

Read more on GQ.

By Lindsey Doolittle, Men’s Assistant Fashion Editor

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June 25, 2014

5 Style Bytes You May Have Missed: #NYFW Edition

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‪@MLahage: Fashion can define a moment in social and political identity, is today’s ‪#fashion too safe? #NYFW
Good question. Let’s go ask Lady Gaga.

‪@peoplemag: David Beckham takes a sweet selfie with the kids at wife Victoria’s fashion show. PIC: ‪http://peoplem.ag/ttqhm
Can David Beckham do anything without looking sweet? (Except for when he used to occasionally kick soccer balls at people, of course.) #swoon

‪@POPSUGARBeauty: The best braids from #NYFW featuring ‪@CreaturesOTW, ‪@Whit_NY, and ‪@JosieNatori. ‪http://popsu.gr/33937839 
Braids = officially trending forever.

‪@neimanmarcus: Chocolate drips down the set as the models march at ‪@openingceremony #ocfw14 #NYFW ‪#NMatNYFW ‪pic.twitter.com/HK5fvkD8WI
Cool as this is, we can’t help thinking it’s an egregious waste of chocolate.

‪@CMYKaboom: I can tell its Fashion Week because all the in-cab commercials are about fashion. “Buy shoes,” they whisper to me in a seductive purr. ‪#nyfw
We’ve never needed to be seduced into buying shoes. Not once.

By Jess Huckins, Copyeditor

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February 12, 2014

Jackie Does Fashion Week: JOIE, Tea Skirts, & More

Our Fashion Director, Jackie, is a New York Fashion Week pro. With many a show under her belt, she knows what it takes to own the front row – and each day, she’ll be sharing her schedule, tips, and, most importantly, her outfits right here with us. Check out what’s on the agenda for today.


Jackie Nasser at New York Fashion Week

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February 12, 2014

Lost Your Shirt? Your Cell Phone Knows Where It Is

This week, Los Angeles–based menswear designer Asher Levine stirred up the Fashion Week runways by sending models out in – wait for it – giant rubber bat wings. But it looks like his bag of tricks doesn’t end there. Levine’s next line? Each piece will contain a microchip that’s linked to your cell phone. So, when you’ve dropped trou and just can’t seem to figure out where they’ve run off to, you can call them and they’ll beep until found.

Next up: geolocatable gym socks.

By Joanna Berliner, Editor 

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February 12, 2014

Jackie Does Fashion Week: Jenny Packham, Vintage Jewelry, & More

Our Fashion Director, Jackie, is a New York Fashion Week pro. With many a show under her belt, she knows what it takes to own the front row – and each day, she’ll be sharing her schedule, tips, and, most importantly, her outfits right here with us. Check out what’s on the agenda for today.


Jackie Nasser Does Fashion Week

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February 11, 2014

Burnin’ Up NYFW: Joe Jonas Named Best Dressed

It seems the former Jo-Bro can dress. Today, British GQ dubbed Joe Jonas “NYFW’s Best-Dressed Man,” which shocked us. First because, man? And second because, Joe Jonas.

Joe Jonas Named NYFW Best-Dressed Man

Image via British GQ

But then we checked out his looks. That fresh blue suit, pulled off with plaid and scuffed boots. Those leather jackets. A try at tone-on-tone (our latest obsession). All made, dare we say, effortlessly cool.

Don’t believe us? Check it out in British GQ.

By Joanna Berliner, Editor 

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February 10, 2014

Behind the Scenes We Go: Backstage Beauty at Meskita

From Peter Som to Richard Chai Love, the makeup looks at New York Fashion Week have been all about the eyes. And it was no different at Meskita‘s neoprene-filled runway show last night, where Bobbi Brown’s lead makeup artist, Rogelio Reyna, took the cat-eye to new levels.

NYFW: Behind the Scenes at Meskita

“We wanted to go with a 50s-meets-New-York-Barbie look,” Rogelio says, “so we just did flawless-looking skin with an extreme cat-eye.”

His tips for achieving the runway look? “Always follow your natural eye. Start at the corner of your eye, draw a little line up to the crease, do a little triangle, and follow it onto the lid itself. And then, just color within the lines.” Rogelio also recommends using Bobbi Brown’s award-winning long-wear gel eyeliner to keep your cat-eye from smearing.

As for other beauty trends this Fashion Week, Rogelio says it’s all about soft, not-overgroomed brows and a pale, almost-nude lip. Sounds like our fall beauty routines will be pretty easy – once we master this cat-eye, that is.

By Keriann Coffey, Associate Editor

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February 10, 2014

Beyond the Runways: A Fashion Week–Inspired Guide

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week descended upon New York City this past Thursday. And, yes, guilty – our eyes have been glued to the runways. But there’s far more to Fashion Week than the fashion itself. Here, a look at a few of the city’s most glamorous outside-the-tents haunts.

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February 10, 2014

Outside the Tents: 5 Street-Style Stars to Watch

Ahh, Fashion Month. Twice a year, it turns the streets of Manhattan, Milan, Paris, and London into one big runway where bloggers, socialites, and editors are as highly photographed as the models on the catwalks. Here, five street-style stars to watch out for next season – because February will be here before you know it.

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October 16, 2013