Kate Moss, Flashing Cameras, and the Jackie Bag

As if we couldn’t get enough of Kate Moss this month, Gucci has named her the leading lady in its latest campaign. In the clip, the 40-year-old supermodel dodges paparazzi while donning the Fall 2014 collection’s iconic Jackie bag – something I feel she’s done before, a time or two.

Kate Moss

Image via elle.com

The one-minute film begins with Kate exiting a black sedan, cycling through a series of 60s-inspired outfits from the Italian house’s Fall 2014 collection. Accompanied by an extremely handsome man, she makes her way through an airport with the Jackie Bag, a favorite accessory of Jackie O (and appropriately named after her). The famous carryall was resurrected in 2009 by Gucci’s creative director, Frida Giannini, who chose Kate as the muse for this short film based on her free-spirited, trendsetter attitude.

Is the star of the show Kate the Great? Or is it the historic, soft leather hobo hanging from her arm? Either way, grab the popcorn. This is an ad well worth the watch.

By Mairead McGonagle, Staff Writer

What do you think of Gucci’s new campaign? Tweet us at @ruelala.

Not a Member and like The (Style) Guide? You’ll love Rue La La. Join now.


September 8, 2014

The Best-Dressed List: Top Looks from May 25 to 31

Each Week, Our Fashion Editor Decides Who Deserves Top Honors

 
Tired of the monochromatic look? Neither are we. But if you’re looking for a fresh take on the trend, turn to these three celebs. (Who knew zebra stripes could look so chic?)

BLG-Best Dressed 5-30

  1. Chloë Grace Moretz in Chanel at the Cannes Film Festival.
  2. Camilla Belle in Gucci at a dinner to honor Gucci’s Creative Director Frida Giannini.
  3. Heidi Klum in Jenni Kayne at a Hamptons Magazine celebration.

 

By Nicole Andrew, Fashion Editor

Who made your best-dressed list this week? Tweet us at @ruelala to share.

Not a Member and like The (Style) Guide? You’ll love Rue La La. Join now.


May 30, 2014

Behind an Icon: The Gucci Horsebit Loafer

You’ve definitely seen it on everyone from jet-setters to Hollywood icons, but do you know the story behind the now-iconic Gucci horsebit loafer? Here’s how it breaks down.

The Iconic Gucci Loafter

 

1921: Gucci is founded in Florence, Italy. Part of its DNA? Equestrian imagery symbolizing the wealth Guccio Gucci observed while employed at London’s Savoy hotel just after WWI.

1953: Guccio Gucci’s son Aldo expands the company to include footwear. The soon-to-be iconic loafer, with its signature double ring and bar, is born.

1960s and 70s: Hollywood gets on board. Spot the loafer on everyone from Peter Sellers in 1966 to Francis Ford Coppola in 1970.

1985: The Costume Institute at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art (call it the shoe hall of fame) welcomes the loafer into its collection.

Today: The iconic shoe is still handcrafted start to finish by artisans working in a single workshop in Florence – wearing leather aprons over lab coats, no less. Start collecting now, then wear and resole for years to come.

Pick out your first pair. Our Men’s Luxe Shoes: The Gucci Horsebit Loafer & More Boutique opens Friday, May 23, at 11AM ET.

By Chrissy Makkas, Staff Writer

Not a Member and like The (Style) Guide? You’ll love Rue La La. Join now.


May 23, 2014

Clear Your Vanities: Gucci Cosmetics Is Coming

Gucci already has luxury style under its belt. And now, the Italian label is throwing its hat into the cosmetics arena. Set to debut in September, the line will be fronted by Grace Kelly’s granddaughter, Charlotte Casiraghi, and include everything from eye shadows and lipsticks to brushes and skin primers.

Will it be the newest makeup obsession in the business? Given Gucci’s runway beauty game, I have no doubt.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

What has you buzzing this morning? Tweet us at @ruelala.

Not a Member and like The (Style) Guide? You’ll love Rue La La. Join now.


May 21, 2014

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

A Tuesday roundup of our recent Pinterest obsessions

We’ll admit it: we weeped a bit when we couldn’t make it to see these runway shows abroad. But, hey, that’s what live-streaming is for, right?

1. Glittery booties and mini dresses, oh my! Saint Laurent took mod to a whole new (and glitzy) level.

2. Sure, we spotted a few animal prints, but bold, solid hues stole the Gucci show.

3. If Red Riding Hood was into designer labels, she would own this entire Dolce & Gabbana collection. (And we’d be raiding her closet.)

4. What happens when you mix metallics, pastels, and seventies sportswear? Miu Miu F/W 14.

5. We’re pretty sure Emilio Pucci just single-handedly made printed fur a thing. And we’re ever so grateful.

Can’t get enough Pinterest inspiration? Check out past boards that caught our eye.

Not a Member and like The (Style) Guide? You’ll love Rue La La. Join now.


March 11, 2014

8 Iconic Men’s Brands to Build Your Wardrobe With

Classic. Edgy. Off-the-charts luxe. These eight go-to men’s brands each have a distinct identity, but their common trait? They’re icons – and they all belong in your closet. Here’s why.

Our Men's Editors' Picks

Continue reading “8 Iconic Men’s Brands to Build Your Wardrobe With” »


February 21, 2014

The Real Deal: How to Tell If Your Designer Bag is Authentic

The experts at LuxeDH weigh in

BLG-1600 Boutique Support LuxeDH

Louis Vuitton. Chanel. Dior. Need we go on? When it comes to handbags, these designers are among some of the most sought-after. But if you’re going to drop big bucks to call one yours, ensuring its authenticity is the number-one priority. The experts at LuxeDH go through a series of checks on all their products. Below, they show us exactly what to look for. Study up, and you’ll be a self-made label connoisseur.

Louis Vuitton
The LV monograms should form straight lines and the stitching should be tight and even.

Chanel
If the handbag is from the 1980s or later, there will be a signature hologram sticker or card inside. If it’s vintage, study the fonts, heat stamps, and the alignment of patchwork.

Marc Jacobs
Make sure each bag has a seasoned code and a Riri or MJ zipper.

Christian Dior
All authentic Dior bags come with a white cotton dust bag with grey writing. The serial number will be located on the flipside of the inner sewn-in label.

Gucci
Simple. The GGs should line up symmetrically.

Yves Saint Laurent
You will never find hanging tags on YSL bags. They come with serial numbers embossed on the inside. And the interior label is always evenly aligned.

FENDI
Every FENDI bag comes with a hologram sticker and a serial tag.

Balenciaga
Often the bales (the part that connects the handles to the bag) are one of the keys to authenticating a Balenciaga. The bales should be thick and rounded, not thin or square. The notches in metal studs will be rounded, not square, as well.

Our Louis Vuitton, Chanel, & More: Picks by LuxeDH Boutique opens Monday, July 15, at 11AM.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

Not a Member and like The (Style) Guide? You’ll love Rue La La. Join now.


July 16, 2013

Chitter Chatter

 

Get: Ready to shudder. Meggings (that’s leggings for men) are actually a new trend.

Know: Alexander Wang has been named the Creative Director of Balenciaga. Wonder if he and Kstew will become besties?

Meet: The original creator of “The Cosby Sweater,” without whom we wouldn’t have the best holiday event ever: the ugly sweater party. Thank you Koos van den Akker, we owe you one.

Congratulate: Gucci Creative Director Frida Giannini, who is expecting her first child with Gucci CEO Patrizio Di Marco. This is going to be one well-dressed kid (and yes, we’re jealous).

Tell us what you’re buzzing about this week or tweet us at @ruelala


December 3, 2012