Rue Horoscopes: April

Get a glimpse into your stylish future – minus the crystal ball

horoscopes

We may not be experts in astrology or the moon’s position, but we do know style alignment. And in forecasting the next month, here’s what’s in store for you.

Aries
The whole world may seem like it’s against you right now – your size sold out in two minutes flat again?! – but don’t freak out. Here’s a fix: Set better reminders, block out time on your calendar (you have a VERY important meeting at 11AM), and click faster than you’ve ever clicked before.

Taurus
You have strong beliefs, especially when it comes to wardrobe rules about transitioning from cold temps to bring-on-the-beach weather. The first cardinal rule for April? Break out the white pants, immediately.

Gemini
Life is all about negotiations – you know that better than anyone. You bartered for that statement-making tapestry in the living room and your wardrobe is the result of some very quick thinking at a sample sale. Now, it’s time for you to talk your way to a higher credit limit.

Cancer
If you’re looking for some clarity (and let’s be serious, who isn’t?), there are a few simple steps you can take to turn your home into the best place for clear thinking. Step 1: Put out a vase with an odd number of bamboo stalks. Step 2: Clear the clutter – all of it. Step 3: Keep color palettes neutral.

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April 3, 2013

It’s a Blogger’s World (We Just Live In It)

Our top 4 picks of the week

bloggers

1. The Daileigh
If you’re looking for bold and daring style inspiration, this is the place to find it.

2. Frankie Hearts Fashion
We love Frankie’s classic style with a hint of edge.

3. Breakfast at Toast
Danielle, we’re obsessed with your dog. And your eye for design.

4. O My Heart!
We can’t help but covet Kate’s seriously stunning accessories collection.

Who are we missing? Tell us on Twitter at @ruelala #bloggerswelove. 

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March 21, 2013

It’s a Blogger’s World (We Just Live In It)

Our Top 4 Picks of the Week

bloggers

1. Classroom Couture
Classicists will love Margo’s timeless, polished style.

2. Mrs. O
All of the FLOTUS’s outfits in one stylish place. It’s about time!

3. Modern Eve
We love how Katie keeps us on top of the best interior design trends.

4. The Not Quite “It” Girls
A group of PR professionals obsessed with food, fashion, and fitness. Just our kind of blog.

Who are we missing? Tell us on Twitter at @ruelala #bloggerswelove. 

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March 14, 2013

Rue Horoscopes: March

Get a glimpse into your stylish future – minus the crystal ball

horoscopes

We may not be experts in astrology or the moon’s position, but we do know style alignment. And in forecasting the next month, here’s what’s in store for you.

Pisces
You know that overload of compassion you’re feeling to help pretty much everyone? Use it as inspiration for your looming closet clean-out and donate more than usual… and then rapidly replace those items with some printed skinnies and a silk blouse.

Aries
There are few things better than feeling totally independent – and no one knows this better than you. Example A: You saw that wrap dress. You wanted that wrap dress. You hit Quick! Buy It. Independence rules.

Taurus
Spring has a tendency to be exhausting – between achieving New Year’s resolutions, saying goodbye to winter, and that annual cleaning, who could blame you. Just don’t forget to take a breather. Especially if it’s in the form of a very long bubble bath.

Gemini
Sometimes it’s hard to balance those more fun items on your social calendar with your less-than-favorable obligations (patio party or project proposal?). On second thought, forget the balancing act – springtime is synonymous with party time.

Cancer
If there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s that expression is all about being in the moment. And this moment is calling for (lots of) animal prints and a seriously bold crimson lip.

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March 6, 2013

Fashion Books We Love

Fashion Books We LoveWhile most of us have mile-high stacks of Vogue at our desks (for professional purposes only, of course), we do dive into more substantial reading from time to time. Here are our favorite fashion-forward texts:

Nostalgia in Vogue: This compilation includes a selection of Vogue’s famous “Nostalgia” columns published since 2000.

Coco Chanel: An Intimate Life: This controversial account draws on letters and other records to reveal the less-discussed (and scandalous) chapters of this influential designer’s life.

Grace: A Memoir: Vogue Creative Director, former model, and international icon Grace Coddington gives us a witty, blunt narrative of a life lived fashionably.

The Fashion Book: Aptly named, The Fashion Book is a coffee table book to end all others. This A to Z tome takes a comprehensive look at the most important names in fashion, dating all the way back to the 1860s.

The Little Dictionary of Fashion: A Guide to Dress Sense for Every Woman: Penned by the one and only Christian Dior, this indispensable source covers the fashion fundamentals every woman should adhere to.

By Lauryn Paiva, Staff Writer

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February 28, 2013

Going, Going, Gone Viral: Harlem Shake on the Runway

Everyone is getting on the Harlem Shake bandwagon – but we certainly didn’t expect model Cara Delevingne to bust a move backstage at London Fashion Week. While her version is definitely noteworthy, we still can’t get our minds off the UGA Swim & Dive team’s underwater version

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February 21, 2013

It’s a Blogger’s World (We Just Live In It)

Our top 4 picks of the week

bloggers

1. Girls I Know
All about real women doing real things. There’s nothing more empowering.

2. Kailani’s Korner
Kailani couldn’t be more adorable, and her San Diego style has us excited for warmer weather.

3. The Beautiful Things
Vittoria has an eye for accessorizing – not to mention serious baking skills.

4. ruffle and curl
This lifestyle blog has all the recipes, DIY ideas, and fashion inspiration to keep us motivated the whole year through.

Who are we missing? Tell us on Twitter at @ruelala #bloggerswelove. 

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February 21, 2013

5 Style Bytes You May Have Missed

@thecoveteur: “Sweatpants are a sign of defeat. You lost control of your life so you bought some sweatpants.” – Karl Lagerfeld instagr.am/p/V7To6sRBeq/
If you call the sign of defeat not moving from the couch on Sundays, then yes. Guilty.

@ManRepeller: Not sure if you’re wondering, but I am listening to The Black Eyed Peas under bed covers in a plaid onesie.
WWKLD What would Karl Lagerfeld do (or say)?

@elementstyle: Cake. I wish I had cake.
Things that would make Wednesday infinitely better.

@mindykaling: Thanks about my WGA dress, guys. It’s Saint Laurent and shoes, too. The sleeves covered a burn on my arm I got last week.
When long sleeves come in handy.

@HotelFoxtrot: Leaving the gym, purple yoga pants and purple winter coat, not a well planned out outfit, I kinda look like Grimace.
Or a really fit Barney.

By Melissa Mann, Staff Writer

Surely we missed something, so leave your favorite tweets of the week in the comments below, or tweet us, of course: @ruelala.

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February 20, 2013

The Fitting Room: All About Hemlines

From mini to floor length, here's what's appropriate (and when)

The Fitting Room

This weekend marked the biggest snowstorm New England’s seen in years, so naturally, I’m in full-on spring-dreaming mode. I’m just waiting for that moment I can put my wintery boots in under-the-bed storage, pack away the mittens, and whip out the very essential spring standby: the skirt.

But before we get ahead of ourselves, let’s review some essential skirt rules. Because, after all, there’s potentially nothing worse than winter-pale legs and a too-short hemline. Except a spring snowstorm. Of course.

Mini
In terms of length, I’m a firm believer in Grandma’s golden rule: if you put your arms down straight and your fingertips are longer than your skirt hem, your skirt is too short. Regardless, this look is best for nighttime. To err on the side of caution, wear with opaque tights. And if you do end up with a too-short skirt? Peep these what-to-do tips.

Above the Knee
If you ask Project Runway guru Tim Gunn, a skirt or dress that hits just a few inches above the knee is the most versatile of the bunch – this look works anywhere from dinner with the boyfriend’s parents to your 9-to-5. It’s also one of the most widely flattering. Wear with flats for day then transition (with ease) to heels for night.

Knee Length
Perhaps the most conservative of all hemlines, the knee-length skirt is best for fancy midday affairs and boardrooms. Stay away if your gams aren’t your best asset – the length can cut them off at an awkward point – and choose instead a look that falls an inch or two above or below the knee. (I love this petite-friendly guide to finding the most flattering hemline length.)

Floor Length
Maxi dresses aside, this floor-sweeping hemline is best kept to black-tie galas, proms, and your (fingers crossed) red-carpet debut. When choosing length, pick a gown that hits an inch off the floor when you’re wearing heels. Not ready to take the long-dress plunge? Go tea length, which hits between the knee and ankle and can be just as fancy when done right.

By Joanna Berliner, Editor 

Have other fit tips you want answered? Check our The Fitting Room column every Monday, or tweet us at @ruelala

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February 11, 2013

Going, Going, Gone Viral: Marc Jacobs Loves Diet Coke

As the new Creative Director for Diet Coke, Marc Jacobs has been tasked with celebrating the company’s 30th birthday in Europe. And based on this video, “celebrating” means Marc stripping down in a photo booth (don’t worry, it’s still SFW). For a man who’s almost 50, we say: if you’ve got it, flaunt it.

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February 7, 2013