Go ahead and thank the Instagram gods. Designer Marc Jacobs finally opened a personal account on the photo-loving platform (despite his reported distaste for it). And in the past few days he’s amassed a following over 40K strong with a single #nofilter shot. So why the change of heart? It’s likely tied to the overhaul of his namesake brand and a possible IPO bid.

Whatever the reason, I’m sure Miley Cyrus, the label’s face and a very creative Instagrammer herself, can’t wait to tag @themarcjacobs.

By Emily Ketterer, Staff Writer

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March 25, 2015

A new season brings a fresh crop of colors, and this spring, the trending hues are taking a step away from the usual pastels and brights. Here we’re breaking down which shades ruled the runways, from surprising jewel tones to a spectrum of crisp neutrals.

Spring Hues

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March 19, 2015

Last February, Marc Jacobs created a pop-up shop, the Daisy Marc Jacobs Tweet Shop, which allowed visitors to pay for merchandise with a social currency of sorts: a tweet or Instagram post with the hashtag #MJDaisyChain. Well, the promotion was such a success (who wouldn’t want free swag?) that the label has decided to launch another Twitter-based giveaway.

Marc Jacobs

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This time around, however, the Daisy Marc Jacobs Tweet Shop is moving from a brick-and-mortar store to a mobile-only platform. And they’re doing it with the help of Chitter – an app that allows users to unlock deals from nearby businesses by performing small social-based tasks, such as tweeting a bar selfie in exchange for a free drink. Marc Jacobs’s new campaign will work similarly. Participants will have to first download Chitter on their iPhone® or Android device, then open up the Marc Jacobs giveaway. From there, they’ll post a selfie to Twitter in order to win a free bottle of Marc Jacobs Daisy. The catch? Only the most creative posts will win.

BRB. Off to practice my selfie face.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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October 3, 2014

Ever wondered what goes into making the latest It bag? I know I have, especially when confronted with price tags in the quadruple digits. Sumptuous leather and signature hardware aside, it’s the craftsmanship behind these totable works of art that commands such a devoted following (and the inevitable sticker shock). One such iconic style is the now-defunct Marc Jacobs Stam bag, and the designer is at it again with his latest release: the customizable Incognito. To mark the launch, Marc’s team transports us to its Milan studio in a mesmerizing video that showcases the making of these bags.


Screenshot via T Magazine

The new style is constructed out of 124 pieces (yes, that many). Patterns are traced, leather is cut, and components are sewn together, all by hand, and the process is chronicled in the clip. Now, the only handiwork I can contribute is actually getting my paws on one of these in-demand satchels.

By Susie Kostaras, Associate Editor

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August 4, 2014

Arguably the most buzzed-about androgynous model, Andreja Pejić has an impressive track record of bending gender roles. Case in point: She stunned audiences as a male model wearing a women’s bridal look during Jean Paul Gaultier’s 2011 haute couture show. But her latest (and most courageous) move involves life off the runway. Andreja, formerly Andrej, recently announced that she underwent sex reassignment surgery earlier this year.

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July 28, 2014

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

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

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

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 2.17

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.)

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February 17, 2014