New Designers and Old-School Brands? Our Fashion Director Weighs In

By Jackie Nasser, Rue La La Fashion Director

 
The game of fashion musical chairs has finally stopped, and with several big, iconic fashion houses now run by new  – and, in some cases, unexpected – designers, it will be interesting to see how some of our favorite brands (Dior! Vuitton!) will evolve. Here are the four big changes to keep an eye on.

Jackie Nasser on New Designers at Old-School Brands

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April 17, 2014

Spring Dressing 101: Jackie’s Ideal Warm-Weather Outfit

Fact: Our fashion director knows a thing or two about spring style. So, naturally, we turned to her for a little warm-weather outfit inspiration. Here, she shares her ideal day-to-night ensemble.

The Easiest Chic Spring Outfit

“In spring, I like to make dressing easy and fuss-free. One of my favorite pieces is a jumpsuit, as you only have to think about the accessories,” she says. “For day, pair your jumpsuit with strappy metallic flats, a mini crossbody bag, and a straw fedora. For night, dress it up with a pair of sultry snakeskin heels and a sparkly crystal necklace.”

Our The Spring Edit Boutique opens Saturday, April 12, at 11AM ET.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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April 11, 2014

The Statement Pant: Our Fashion Director on the Season’s Boldest Bottoms

Spring is finally here. Meaning? It’s time to break out those statement pants. And from bold hues to print mixing, no one knows how to pull off the trend better than our fashion director. Check out her tips below.

How to Wear the Statement Pant

  1. You don’t always have to fall back on a white top with bright pants. Play with bold colors on top, too.
  2. Opt for minimal makeup and accessories (think one sleek gold bangle) and let your outfit do all the talking.
  3. When wearing a bold pant, keep shoes simple. You can’t go wrong with a pair of neutral, pointed-toe pumps.

 
Our Lafayette 148 New York Boutique opens Monday, April 7, at 11AM ET.

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April 7, 2014

Trendsetters at Work: E! Online Interviews Our Fashion Director

Ever wondered what a typical day is like for our fashion director, Jackie? Well, you’re about to find out. E!, one of our favorite television networks, chose to feature our very own style guru in its “Trendsetters at Work” series. For the piece, E! visited Rue’s New York offices in the heart of Bryant Park to talk style, chic work spaces, and climbing the fashion ladder. Check out a few soundbites below.

Jackie Nasser Featured on E!

Image via eonline.com

How did you get started in your career?
I got an internship at ELLE magazine. I initially had a hybrid role working for both the beauty and the features departments. I got to test out hundreds of new products, learn the science and technology behind beauty products, go to press events and, most importantly, I learned how to write (it’s harder than you think!). Interning is the best way to work out if a job is right for you or not. I knew immediately that I wanted to be in the editorial world. When a fashion position opened up at ELLEgirl magazine I jumped at the chance.

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April 2, 2014

Loving Lupita: Our Fashion Director on Hollywood’s New It Girl

By Jackie Nasser, Rue La La Fashion Director

 
She seemingly came out of nowhere, but now, this girl is on everyone’s radar. And I mean everyone’s. After nabbing the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress from right under Jennifer Lawrence’s nose, stealing the show at every red-carpet event, and sparking dating rumors with fellow Oscar winner Jared Leto (he even referred to her as “my future ex-wife” in one of his acceptance speeches), it’s no wonder we’re all a little Lupita-obsessed right now.

While her performance in 12 Years a Slave got our attention, it’s her unique style that has us all really enthralled. It’s not easy to outshine Angelina Jolie, Cate Blanchett, and Julia Roberts on the red carpet, but somehow, Lupita has managed to do it time and again. Here are my picks for her top five awards-show looks.

Jackie Nasser on Lupita Nyong'o

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March 20, 2014

3 Steps to a Better Bracelet: Our Fashion Director Shows You How

The best part about a PANDORA bracelet? The options. With charms in materials from gold to colorful glass, each bracelet you build is bound to be unique. Sometimes, however, having so many options can be a little overwhelming. But not to worry – our Fashion Director, Jackie, is here to help you get started. Just take a look at her tips below.

PANDORA Tips from Jackie Nasser

Step 1: Choose Your Foundation
“Start with a basic gold, silver, or leather bracelet. There’s no wrong style, so just opt for your favorite.”

Step 2: Pick a Theme
“This is the fun part. Pick a meaningful hobby or style, and then stack on the charms. Feel free to mix metals and shapes – there are no rules.”

Step 3: Add Some Color
“Lastly, sprinkle in pops of color to add interest to your bracelet. Just stick to two or three hues for a cohesive look.”

Our PANDORA Boutique opens Tuesday, March 18, at 11AM ET.

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March 18, 2014

The Academy Awards Best-Dressed List

By Jackie Nasser, Rue La La Fashion Director

 
Last night, Hollywood’s A-list gathered in celebration of the Academy Awards – and, while the weather may have been dismal, the fashion was anything but. The night’s best dresses? Check out my top five picks below.

Jackie Nasser's Oscars Best-Dressed List, 2014
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March 3, 2014

The Art of Accessorizing: Jackie’s Tips on How to Layer & Stack

Loading up on jewelry is a must this season. So to get you stacking like a pro, our Fashion Director, Jackie, is dishing out her accessorizing tips.

Tips for Layering & Stacking IPPOLITA Jewelry

On Necklace Layering
“A standalone statement necklace is great. But a few layered together? That turns heads. Start with a one-strand necklace and wrap it around twice. Then, add a shorter pendant necklace – the bigger the pendant the better. Don’t be afraid to mix textures. Just stick to one color story.”

On Bracelet Stacking
“When it comes to arm candy, there are very few rules. Choose a wide statement bracelet to be your stack’s focal point, then pile on four or five thinner styles, all in the same metal. See? Easy.”

Our IPPOLITA Boutique opens Wednesday, February 19, at 11AM ET.

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February 19, 2014

Burgundy vs. Gold: The Great Fashion-Week Debate

For their F/W 2014 collections, designers ditched last season’s pretty pastel hues and instead turned to rich and attention-grabbing colors like burgundy and gold. But what will be the color of fall? Our fashion editor and fashion director each make a case for their favorite below.

The Fashion-Week Debate: Gold or Burgundy for Fall?
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February 13, 2014

Jackie Does Fashion Week: Hernan Lander, Leather, & 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 13, 2014