Summer Road Trip Playlist

The perfect playlist is a summer accessory you can count on always being in style. So next time you’re driving to the beach with friends, don’t be a victim of aux-cord anxiety. Just plug in this mix and deejay with confidence.

Need some sunnies to shield your eyes while you cruise? Pick a pair in our Meet Your Match: Sunglasses for Every Personality Boutique, which opened Saturday, July 25, at 11AM ET.

By Leah Welcome, Staff Writer

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July 26, 2015

Drake. Florence + The Machine. alt-J. This year? You need an ensemble as killer as the Coachella lineup. Below, we’ve pulled together the essentials for your weekend in the sun (whether you’ll be stage side or jamming in your hometown).

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April 8, 2015

If you thought Lady Gaga’s red-carpet entrances were OMG-worthy, they’re nothing compared to her epic Valentine’s Day. The singer’s boyfriend, actor Taylor Kinney, popped the question on February 14, after he had already showered her with a truly enviable rose bouquet.

Lady Gaga Engaged

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The pop star said yes to Taylor and a heart-shaped diamond stunner, posting a photo of her new bling on Instagram yesterday. Post-proposal, the pair celebrated their good news at Joanne Trattoria, the NYC Italian restaurant owned by Gaga’s family.

With a history of head-turning ensembles, we can’t wait to see her over-the-top wedding gown. (And more importantly, which lucky designer gets to create it.) Now the only question is, how do we score an invite?

By Ashley Bell, Staff Writer

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February 17, 2015

December doesn’t just bring eggnog and gift giving – it’s also a time to look back on the past year. Sure, all these top-10 lists can be a little much, but here’s a compilation that even the Grinch could get behind: the best songs of the last 12 months.

NPR just released “Songs We Love 2014,” an eclectic mix of pop, reggae, jazz, and more, all on an interactive website. Time to plug in and shoulder dance your way through Friday.

By Kim Watson, Staff Writer

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December 12, 2014

For the past eight months, Cara Delevingne and music mogul Pharrell Williams have been quietly collaborating on the international model’s debut single. And just last week, they were spotted in Paris filming the mystery tune’s music video. So all that’s left for us Delevingners to do? Sit patiently until it drops. Word on the street is that the jam will be released without warning.

While we wait, you can bet that her duet with British soul singer Will Heard will be on repeat.

By Emily Ketterer, Staff Writer

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October 21, 2014

Confession: I’ve had Lorde’s single, “Royals,” on repeat pretty much since the second I first heard it. But, I may just have to switch it for “Everybody Wants to Rule the World,” the 17-year-old’s new Tears for Fears cover for the upcoming Catching Fire soundtrack. Sure, the original came out in 1985 and was a huge hit long before Lorde was even born, but maybe that’s what makes her cover sound so fresh.

Not all 80s flashbacks are good (I’m looking at you, monster shoulder pads and stonewashed jeans), but this reinterpretation makes the cut. For me, anyway.

By Chrissy Makkas, Staff Writer

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November 13, 2013

Headphones are my mode of survival on crowded T commutes – if I can ever find them in my oversized tote, that is. But this DIY is a game changer. Bright, easy to find, and tangle-free, this boho-chic headphone upgrade actually has me looking forward to that subway ride. Well… kind of.


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August 7, 2013


Here at Rue, we’re big fans of impromptu dance sessions – especially down in the studio. So we’re always on the lookout for the next best thing in music. Our new favorite toy? Velodyne’s vFree Headphones (or, as we like to call them, the headphones that instantly make us better dancers). Okay, kidding. They don’t. They just silence the laughter. But we love them anyway. Here’s why:

They’re wire-free and offer Bluetooth® connectivity.
Meaning we can dance no matter what we’re doing. Cubemates, you’ve been warned.

They’re customizable.
With a slew of personalized skins to choose from, they’ll go with every outfit we own.

They bring the bass.
This brand changed the subwoofer landscape forever with its reproduction of low-frequency sound. So you better believe the same kind of innovative technology has gone into these headphones.

They’re collapsible.
So when we want to rock that tiny clutch, there’s no need to leave them at home – they’ll still fit.

Our Velodyne Headphones Boutique opened Tuesday, June 18, at 3PM ET.

By Keriann Coffey, Associate Blog Editor

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June 24, 2013

I can’t be the only one out there who’s dreamt about having her own theme song (I blame The Pink Panther, mostly… and Kronk, who makes up his own). But you know what’s better than a theme song? An entire playlist to keep you motivated, no matter what you’re doing. Whether it’s the morning of your wedding (butterflies!) or you have some resolutions to tackle, I’ve uncovered some song selections that will get you through pretty much anything.

Pre-Wedding Primping
The big day has finally arrived (with no jitters in sight), so gather the bridesmaids, pour the champagne, start the hair and makeup, and crank up these nuptial numbers. Upbeat and playful, some songs may inspire the use of a hairbrush microphone.

Football Fun
Given the upcoming game this Sunday and the so-close-we-can-almost-taste-it Super Bowl (go Pats!), these game-inspired songs are only appropriate. “Eye of the Tiger” isn’t on it, but pretty much any football-themed song ever (with video) is.

Workout Warrior
Shockingly (insert sarcasm here), there are only about a thousand playlists to choose from for fitness: some perfectly timed to your cardio and weightlifting routine, some that inspire endless running endurance, and some that are crafted specifically for exercises like yoga.

Road Trip
For something like this, I’m not convinced a stranger’s playlist will make the cut – but it certainly helps you get started. No matter how long your trip will last, make sure you’ve got tunes that help you stay entertained and alert. Number one on my list? “Low Rider” by War – call me cliché, but it’s an awesome song.

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January 18, 2013

Break out those Playskool xylophones – based on Jimmy Fallon and Mariah Carey’s rendition of “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” elementary school music toys are the only things you need to create some holiday magic. Okay, and maybe a pop star with a fabulous voice…

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December 6, 2012