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.

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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.

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February 21, 2014

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

The experts at LuxeDH weigh in

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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

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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