Diane von Furstenberg and her eponymous brand have been jet-set icons since 1972. Want proof? Just flip through her Instagram. Whether she’s shown in a #TBT to her younger years or a yacht-side snap (complete with oversized shades), Diane makes dressing for any zip code look effortless. Follow her lead and head to these top three destinations – just make sure you bring along the style essentials.

DVF Downtown

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February 26, 2015

After months of rumors, it’s official: Men’s Fashion Week is coming to New York on July 13.  Yep, it’s time to show off our manly style the American way.

Why the hop across the pond? Steven Kolb, head honcho of the CFDA and the fashion week calendar, explained that the success of London’s menswear collections inspired New York, adding that “American menswear has never been stronger or more creative.”

So, what can we expect? Oh, just a few of the industry’s brightest (think: Michael Kors, rag & bone, and Calvin Klein Collection). And maybe even a gorgeous male model or two.

By Kim Watson, Staff Writer

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February 6, 2015

Change is in the air for New York Fashion Week. Yesterday WWD reported that come September, runways will swap Lincoln Center for yet-to-be-named downtown digs. According to the event’s organizers, it’s too early to disclose the new destination. However, site theories abound. Could several venues host the seasonal show? And what about Culture Shed, which is still being built?

The world-famous event has also dropped Mercedes-Benz from its title. From now on, it will simply be called New York Fashion Week (which is what we’ve all been calling it anyway). So in February, say your final goodbyes to Lincoln Center and keep your eyes peeled for NYFW’s next home-sweet-home.

By Emily Ketterer, Staff Writer

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January 6, 2015

Model Casting

Rue La La is a leading online retailer seeking aspiring New York City–area talent to wear our amazing designer clothes.

Previous experience in front of the camera is a plus, but not a must. Please dress simply – jeans and a tee will do.

Who: Women, ages 18+. U.S. size 2 and 5’9” fit the sample sizes best.

When: Friday, December 5, 10AM – 6:30PM

Where: Dune Studios in SoHo

121 Varick St., SoHo, New York, NY 10013

RSVP: Not required, but if you do plan on attending, let us know by signing up here.

Can’t wait until December 5 to show us your look? Feel free to submit headshots or a portfolio: casting@ruelala.com.

November 21, 2014

As if a new E! reality TV show isn’t exciting enough, Diane von Furstenberg is celebrating her new series, House of DVF, by dressing America’s leading lady. No, we’re not talking Michelle Obama – this time, it’s the Statue of Liberty.


Image via eonline.com

Six mini replicas of Lady Liberty will be trading their seafoam-green robes for one of DVF’s famous creations. The first of the statuettes was unveiled this morning on The Today Show, but if you’re in the Big Apple, keep an eye out for these ladies in the Meatpacking District, Columbus Circle, Times Square, SoHo, Washington Square, and Midtown East.

If I were the actual Statue of Liberty, I’d be feeling slightly underdressed right about now.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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October 29, 2014

You’ve witnessed a home run at Yankee Stadium and seen Carly Rae Jepsen star in Cinderella. All that’s left to do? Find a free New York City tennis court to play on, obviously.

Preppy brand Lacoste’s latest app, City Tennis, aims to get you onto the courts of NYC by mitigating the where-to-play stress of private-club costs, public-court wait times, and limited court availability. Check out its court locator (with options in all five boroughs), or take in some between-set entertainment like player bios, an interactive game, and a shopping portal. 

There’s no word yet on whether the posh service will branch out to other cities. But if you simply can’t make it to the Big Apple, there’s no harm in downloading the free app and pretending you’re about to crush an opponent in Manhattan, right?

By Emily Ketterer, Staff Writer

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August 19, 2014

Every February and September designers continue to think outside the box – or, in the case of New York Fashion Week, the Lincoln Center tents – when it comes to presenting their work. Over the winter, Alexander Wang drew guests to (gasp!) Brooklyn Navy Yard, while last fall Rick Owens had college step squads sport his clothing instead of supermodels. And next month, Opening Ceremony will push the envelope with a one-act play in lieu of a traditional runway show.

Opening Ceremony

Spike Jonze and OC cofounder Humberto Leon via OpeningCeremony.us

The ultra-hip brand is still working on a script for its September 7 production, which is just a couple weeks away. But before you start labeling them procrastinators, keep in mind that OC is working with Academy Award–winning director (and frequent collaborator) Spike Jonze. Also on the playbill? Everyone’s fave funny man Jonah Hill, who sadly won’t be on stage but will have a writing credit.

Now, the suspense builds: What on earth is the storyline? Whatever the outcome, I’m excited to see the collection in action.

By Susie Kostaras, Associate Editor

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August 14, 2014

I was only a year old when the movie When Harry Met Sally first debuted on the big screen on July 14, 1989. It’s true, I could barely hold my own bottle. But that didn’t stop me from, years later, sitting down with friends to watch one of the most influential rom-coms in pop culture history. And, yes, we’re still watching.

When Harry Met Sally

Image via TIME.com

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July 14, 2014

A few weeks ago, Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield took their power-couple awesomeness to the next level by warding off paparazzi not with hoods and fingers, but with signs that listed their favorite charities. And now, it seems they’ve started a trend. Over the long weekend, Anne Hathaway and husband Adam Shulman stepped out in New York City with similar cardboard cutouts.

article-2682625-1F70920300000578-870_634x756Image via Daily Mail

Curious about the Oscar winner’s organizations? Check out these links:

Lindsay Lohan, take note.

By Emily Ketterer, Staff Writer

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July 8, 2014

We’re still coming down from our New York Fashion Week high. Can you blame us? It was a color-story dream.

1. From lipstick to handbags, Rebecca Minkoff’s collection was all about the oxblood accents.

2. MILLY has officially assured us that black-on-black (on black) is way more chic than morbid.

3. Pink came alive in every shade on the Monique Lhuillier runway.

4. Often-underappreciated navy made a major comeback in SUNO’s collection.

5. Carolina Herrera covered her catwalk in blood orange.

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February 18, 2014