Drumroll, Please: Marc by Marc Jacobs Contest Winners Announced

In April, Marc Jacobs set out to find new models via Twitter. And yesterday, the nine (beyond-lucky) winners were revealed in his Fall 2014 campaign. The shots are bold, energetic, and beautiful, but warning: they will induce major jealousy. For all of us non-winners? I say we hold a virtual rain dance in hopes of more social media casting calls in the future.

By Emily Ketterer, Staff Writer

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July 1, 2014

Most Coveted: A Peek at This Week’s Boutiques

By Nicole Andrew, Rue La La Fashion Editor

If you’re anything like me, you gravitate toward neutrals. But there’s no better time than now to inject a little color into your wardrobe. After all, your glowing summer skin is primed to showcase this season’s best brights.

Most Coveted 6-16

  1. Ella Moss Maxi Dress. Side slits and lightweight crepe make this crimson number a breezy no-brainer.
  2. Marc by Marc Jacobs “Rock” Watch. Balance bold prints and colors with simple metallic accessories like this rose-gold boyfriend watch.
  3. Stella McCartney “Falabella” Clutch. Soft florals and an edgy chain-link trim play up the most vivid of hues.
  4. Sophia Webster “Riko” Sandal. Don’t be afraid to introduce even more color. These lace-up heels stand out in all the right ways.

Check out these picks and more on Rue La La this week.

By Nicole Andrew, Fashion Editor

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June 17, 2014

#CastMeMarc: Label Picks New Face via Social Media

Last night, ultra-cool label Marc by Marc Jacobs announced that it will be selecting the face of its latest campaign through a social media “casting call.” Yes, you read that right – one of us mere tweeting mortals might just skyrocket to glossy-paged stardom.

Marc by Marc Jacobs Social Media Casting Call

Image via nylonmag.com

The audition process is pretty straightforward. All you have to do is snap a picture, hashtag it with #CastMeMarc, and post it to Instagram or Twitter. So expect your feeds to get slammed with artfully staged selfies over the next few days. I mean, who could resist the opportunity to join the ranks of Victoria Beckham, Sofia Coppola, Miley Cyrus, and the Fanning sisters? Not this writer.

Now, go get that selfie game on point. The “casting call” ends April 9.

Read more on marcjacobs.com.

By Emily Ketterer, Staff Writer

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April 3, 2014

Jessica Lange Gives Good Face… for Marc Jacobs Beauty

Move over, Miley Cyrus. Jessica Lange is about to steal your thunder. That’s right – after providing the spoken-word soundtrack at Marc Jacobs’s fall runway show, the 64-year-old actress has been announced as the new face of Marc Jacobs Beauty. And much like her work on American Horror Story, the stunner’s first ad is absolutely bewitching.

Between this and NARS announcing 68-year-old Charlotte Rampling as the face of its label, it’s official: mature models are having a moment.

By Keriann Coffey, Associate Editor

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February 28, 2014

Chitter Chatter

From #tbts to runway debuts, here's what we're buzzing about this week

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Check Out: Nine #tbts that will warm your cold fashion heart. Is it just us, or does Michael Kors resemble Perez Hilton? #priceless

Watch Out: For a possible Mulberry and Cara Delevingne collaboration. Rumor has it, the label will unveil a “Cara” bag during London Fashion Week. Fingers crossed.

Know: Facebook changed its gender options, giving users over 50 terms and three pronouns to choose from for their personal profiles. Well done, Facebook.

See: Kendall Jenner’s runway debut at Marc Jacobs. Move over, Kim – this sister is about to make it big. (She was always our favorite.)

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

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February 17, 2014

Say Hello to the New Face of Marc Jacobs: Miley Cyrus

In the past year, Miley Cyrus has made some interesting (to put it nicely) style choices. And I say that as one of the few people who actually had high hopes for her newly acquired edgy style. I mean, her nude-and-black mesh dress at this year’s punk-themed Met Gala? Flawless. But then, she broke out a latex bikini at the MTV Music Video Awards. And after that it was a parade of ill-fitting onesies, booty shorts, and grills.

And just when she had about lost me, she took to the Fashion Group International’s 30th-annual Night of Stars in a backless emerald gown. It was jaw-dropping – and I mean that not in a her-performance-with-Robin-Thick way, but a good one.

Miley Cyrus & Marc Jacobs

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January 9, 2014

Break Out Your Scrunchies: They’re Back

Oh, yes. You read that right. The scrunchable hair staple of yesteryear is making a comeback: luxe scrunchies have found their way into the Fall 2013 collections of Missoni and Marc Jacobs. And they’re yours for the taking… at upwards of $95 a piece.


In defense of the revival? Jennifer Aniston’s stylist – the man behind her recently chopped look – who recently told ELLE he “loves a scrunchie.”

But seriously, do you dare? Read ELLE‘s full history of the scrunchie here, then decide for yourself.

By Joanna Berliner, Editor 

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November 11, 2013

Confirmed: Nicolas Ghesquière is Replacing Marc Jacobs at Louis Vuitton

A year after resigning his role as creative director of Balenciaga, fashion designer Nicolas Ghesquière is rejoining the ranks of the employed. After months of speculation, Louis Vuitton announced that Ghesquière would be their new artistic director of women’s collections. The position was recently vacated by Marc Jacobs, who is rumored to be preparing his namesake line for an IPO. He had previously been with the brand for 16 years.

Louis Vuitton isn’t in the dire straits that Balenciaga was when Ghesquière took the helm there in 1997, but the storied French fashion house is due for a shake-up. Lucky for everyone, he’s definitely the right man for the job.

If his contributions include anything like the super-coveted leather motorcycle bags and jackets he designed at Balenciaga, I’d better start saving now.

By Chrissy Makkas, Staff Writer

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November 6, 2013

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.

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.

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.

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

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

The Bad Boys of Fashion: 4 Edgy Designers We Can’t Get Enough Of

Sometimes, being bad just feels good – and it’s a sentiment that’s never more present than in the fashion world. From provocative ad campaigns to sartorial gambles, when it comes to this industry, the edgier you are the better. Just check out a few of our favorite bad boy designers (and try not to swoon).

Marc Jacobs: Jacobs introduced his namesake line in 1986 and went on to become the youngest designer ever to win the CFDA Perry Ellis Award for New Fashion Talent.
Bad-Boy Cred: Known as America’s bad boy of fashion, Jacobs boasts over 30 tattoos (one being SpongeBob) and constantly makes waves at Fashion Week with his use of unexpected models and backward runway shows. What he’ll do next is anyone’s guess.

Alexander McQueen: The late McQueen’s first collection debuted in 1994 and was bought in its entirety by fashion editor Isabella Blow. After the designer’s untimely death in 2010, Sarah Burton took over as the new Creative Director.
Bad-Boy Cred: McQueen dropped out of school at 16 to pursue a career in fashion. He was known for his unconventional designs and runway shock tactics. Case in point: during his S/S 1999 show, model Shalom Harlow stood on a turntable while robots spray-painted her dress.

Jean Paul Gaultier: After working for Pierre Cardin and Jean Patou, Gaultier set out to create his own womenswear line, and his first couture collection debuted in 1997. From 2004 to 2010, he served as the head womenswear designer of Hermès.
Bad-Boy Cred: His nickname is “Enfant Terrible,” which translates to “terrible child.” In 1990, the designer – known for challenging the standard views of fashion – collaborated with Madonna to create her infamous cone bra.

Nicola Formichetti: An Italian/Japanese fashion director and editor, Formichetti is most widely known as the new artistic director of DIESEL. In 2010 he was awarded the Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator.
Bad-Boy Cred: The motto of the man who created Lady Gaga’s infamous meat dress? “F*** fashion, because I love it so much I want to destroy it and start again and keep it fresh.”

Shop our favorite bad-boy designers with our Bad Boys of Fashion: Featuring Alexander McQueen Boutique, which opened Wednesday, April 24, at 11AM ET.

By Keriann Coffey, Associate Blog Editor

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April 24, 2013