Our Fashion Director on “The Olivia Effect”

By Jackie Nasser, Rue La La Fashion Director

 
First we had Michelle Obama, who put homegrown designers like Jason Wu and Thakoon on the map. Then we had Kate Middleton, who created international pandemonium when everything she wore – from her royal blue Issa engagement dress to her polka dot Topshop maternity dress – sold out in seconds. She even made the seemingly impossible happen: nude panty-hose sales, once a granny staple, rose 500% after she and sister Pippa dared to cover their bare legs. This fashion revolution was instantly known as “The Kate Effect.”

Now we have a new fashionista to follow – and she isn’t a princess or First Lady. She’s Olivia Pope, a political “fixer” on the hit ABC show Scandal.

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October 24, 2013

Take It From an Expert: Styling Tips for This Fall’s Staples

You’ve finally nabbed all your fall must-haves (insert happy dance here). All that’s left? Mastering the best ways to style them. Thankfully, our all-knowing Fashion Director, Jackie, tells us just what to do with those newly acquired duds.

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“Make sure you opt for something skinny on the bottom – whether it’s a sleek pencil skirt or leather leggings. Add a waist belt to define your shape, then wear a button-down shirt underneath and let your collar peek out.”

Polished Blazer
“If you don’t have your best friend, the blazer, you need to get one. Stat. This item goes with absolutely everything and can easily take you from day to night.”

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October 22, 2013

Our Fashion Director on Spring 2014 Fashion-Month Trends

By Jackie Nasser, Rue La La Fashion Director

 
The big Spring 2014 runways shows (New York, London, Paris, and Milan) are officially over. Now, after sitting through dozens of shows and poring over hundreds of images, I’ve rounded up the top five trends you should expect to see in the new year.

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October 17, 2013

Take a New York Minute: Enter More is More. The Sweepstakes.

What's better than experiencing NYC during the holidays? Doing it for free

 
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Ice skating in Bryant Park. Shopping (so much shopping). Cronuts™. The fact that you can literally stay up all night. There is something for everyone in the city of all cities – New York.

So starting today through October 31, 2013, we’re giving you the chance to win a luxe weekend there for you and a friend, on us.

All you have to do is sign up for the sweepstakes to gain your first entry, then share with your friends to score additional entries. It’s that simple. The more entries we get, the more prizes are unlocked, all leading up to this crazy-luxurious grand prize:

  • Three days, two nights in a luxury hotel for two, December 6 – 8, 2013
  • $1,000 toward round-trip airfare
  • $250 gift card to The Palm
  • $500 in Rue La La Credit
  • Exclusive Google Hangout chat with our Fashion Director, Jackie Nasser
  • A Rue map that details our can’t-miss spots in the city

 
Drooling yet? Us too. And did we mention you get an additional entry for each friend you get to enter the sweepstakes? Stop reading – start clicking.

Enter More is More. The Sweepstakes., October 3 – 31, 2013, for the chance to win your dream holiday weekend in New York City.

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October 3, 2013

Our Fashion Director on Sarah Jessica Parker’s New Shoe Line

By Jackie Nasser, Rue La La Fashion Director

 
Mark your calendar – everyone’s favorite fashionista, Sarah Jessica Parker, is (finally) launching her own shoe line, aptly called SJP. “I really wanted to bring back the single sole,” explains Parker. The actress, who is collaborating with Manolo Blahnik’s CEO on the collection, says she wanted to create and offer “colors, regardless of the trends, to women in beautiful shapes, and at affordable prices.”

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October 3, 2013

Our Fashion Director on All Things London Fashion Week

By Jackie Nasser, Rue La La Fashion Director

 
From rock ‘n’ roll to candy colors and everything in between, London Fashion Week had something for everyone. Here’s a cheat sheet of the best shows, the hottest trends, and how you can wear them.

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September 26, 2013

Our Fashion Director on This Fall’s Beauty Newbies

By Jackie Nasser, Rue La La Fashion Director

 
This fall, not one, but two big designers have thrown their hats into the beauty arena. Going head-to-head off the runway, Marc Jacobs and Michael Kors have both created eponymous makeup lines.

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September 19, 2013

NYFW’s Comeback Queens: The 6 Trends Returning Next Spring

Sure, trends come and go – but if the collections at S/S 2014 NYFW taught us anything, it’s that there are a select few fads that have serious staying power.

Just check out these six fashions from last season that, according to the runways, will be back big time next spring.

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September 19, 2013

Seafoam Green vs. Blush Pink: The Great Fashion Week Debate

New York Fashion Week saw its fair share of colors come down the runway, but seafoam green and blush pink were the ones that really caught the Rue team’s eyes. In fact, our Fashion Director and Lead Copy Director have been battling it out over which one will be the color of the season ever since. Check out each of their stances below, then decide for yourself. (As for me, I’m staying impartial. They are my bosses, after all.)

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September 13, 2013

Our Fashion Director on the New Animal Print

By Jackie Nasser, Rue La La Fashion Director

 
I love animal prints. They’re always in style, always look sophisticated, and are an easy way to break up an all-black ensemble. So, when I started to notice giraffe prints popping up on both the runway and street, I was a little more than intrigued. Bolder than a zebra print and more fun than a leopard print, this exotic pattern makes a statement like no other.

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September 12, 2013