Health Beat: What’s Happening in the Get-Fit World

Consider this trio the exact opposite of leg warmers, Prancercise, and ThighMasters.

Health Beat

1. New at NYFW: Fitness Clothing

Sure, we’ve seen athletic-inspired clothing on the catwalk before. But for the first time ever a dedicated fitness brand, Athleta, will debut a line during September’s big event. And in true sporty fashion, the models are rumored to be doing everything but walking on the runway. Prep yourself for parkour, yoga, and dancing.

2. Fun Runs Are on the Rise

According to a recent report by Running USA, non-traditional running events are on the rise. Think mud, obstacles, and lots of paint. Since 2009, the number of fun-run finishers has grown from the low six figures to 4 million in 2013. And judging by the number of mud-splattered grins I see on Instagram every other week, this trend isn’t slowing down anytime soon.

3. You Can Lose Weight on Vacation

I know, I didn’t think it was possible either. But a resort located on sunny Hilton Head Island in South Carolina is all about it: Meet Hilton Head Health. Located on an 800-acre shipyard plantation, this weeklong weight-loss retreat tailors gourmet meals, fitness classes, and cooking demonstrations to each individual. Returning from vacay feeling better than when you left? Totally happening.

Check it out for yourself. Our Hilton Head Health – Hilton Head Island, SC Boutique opened Thursday, August 21, at 11AM ET.

By Emily Ketterer, Staff Writer

How do you stay fit? Tweet us at @ruelala.

Not a Member and like The (Style) Guide? You’ll love Rue La La. Join now.


August 21, 2014

Salute the Runway: 15 Military Servicewomen Will Open NYFW

Mark your calendars – this is one opening act you won’t want to miss. Fifteen current and former military servicewomen will open New York Fashion Week at Lincoln Center on September 3.

salute-runway03

Image via wwd.com

Continue reading “Salute the Runway: 15 Military Servicewomen Will Open NYFW” »


August 19, 2014

Play Time: Opening Ceremony Will Stage a One-Act Show During Fashion Week

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

What are your thoughts on offbeat fashion shows? Tweet us at @ruelala.

Not a Member and like The (Style) Guide? You’ll love Rue La La. Join now.


August 14, 2014

New York Fashion Week, Take Two: Crossing the Bridge Into Brooklyn

Thanks to New York, London, Milan, and Paris Fashion Weeks happening over the last month, my Pinterest activity has hit an all-time high. And just as my runway withdrawal began to set in and my social media feeds started filling up with pictures of beaches and baking projects again, Brooklyn officials came and saved the day by announcing that the borough will hold its own version of Fashion Week starting March 13.

Fashion Week in Brooklyn
                                                                                   Image via The New York Observer

Call it sibling rivalry (you try living in Manhattan’s shadow) or acting out. I call it pure brilliance, because rather than featuring the same high-profile designers who descend on the island of Manhattan twice a year, Brooklyn’s version will shine a spotlight on eco-friendly, African-, and European-inspired collections, as well as Brooklyn-based designers, over the course of its four-day duration. For this? I’ll be sure to have my Pinboards ready.

Head over to glamour.com to read the full story.

By Lindsay Lambert, Editor

Brooklyn Fashion Week: love it or leave it? Tweet us at @ruelala to share.

Not a Member and like The (Style) Guide? You’ll love Rue La La. Join now.


March 5, 2014

Instant Inspiration: 5 Pinterest Boards We Can’t Get Enough Of

A Tuesday roundup of our recent Pinterest obsessions

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.

Can’t get enough Pinterest inspiration? Check out past boards that caught our eye.

Not a Member and like The (Style) Guide? You’ll love Rue La La. Join now.


February 18, 2014

NYFW Street Style: What We’re Seeing Outside the Tents

Outside the tents at Lincoln Center, legs are taking center stage in bright statement pants. From silky striped trousers to bold abstract styles, it looks like simple slacks are getting in a good rest this season.

NYFW Trends: Playful Pants

By Keriann Coffey, Associate Editor

Do you have street-style photos from NYFW? Tweet them to @ruelala with #NYFW #StreetStyle.

Not a Member and like The (Style) Guide? You’ll love Rue La La. Join now.


February 13, 2014

Burgundy vs. Gold: The Great Fashion-Week Debate

For their F/W 2014 collections, designers ditched last season’s pretty pastel hues and instead turned to rich and attention-grabbing colors like burgundy and gold. But what will be the color of fall? Our fashion editor and fashion director each make a case for their favorite below.

The Fashion-Week Debate: Gold or Burgundy for Fall?
Continue reading “Burgundy vs. Gold: The Great Fashion-Week Debate” »


February 13, 2014

Jackie Does Fashion Week: Hernan Lander, Leather, & More

Our Fashion Director, Jackie, is a New York Fashion Week pro. With many a show under her belt, she knows what it takes to own the front row – and each day, she’ll be sharing her schedule, tips, and, most importantly, her outfits right here with us. Check out what’s on the agenda for today.
Jackie Nasser at New York Fashion Week

Continue reading “Jackie Does Fashion Week: Hernan Lander, Leather, & More” »


February 13, 2014

The Beauty Report: The 3 Best Looks From NYFW

So, clothing may be the biggest draw of New York Fashion Week – but there’s no shortage of beauty trends on those runways, either. Here are three looks sure to be a hit next fall.

NYFW Beauty Trends

  1. Dramatic Eyes
    From rag & bone to Meskita, bold cat-eyes lined the lids of models strutting down this season’s runways. And I’m not talking about a little flick of liner – come fall, your cat-eye should be anything but subtle.
  2. Loose Chignons
    As seen on the runways of Altuzarra and Christian Siriano, messy, loose chignons are primed to be a big hair trend, so say goodbye to those polished ballerina buns.
  3. Burgundy Accents
    From the nail art at Prabal Gurung to the shadow seen on the lids of Helmut Lang’s models, burgundy seems to be the upcoming color du jour. I, for one, am certainly not complaining.

 
By Carolyn Bothwell, Staff Writer 

Want to know more about beauty? Follow our Pretty Talk column every Wednesday.

Not a Member and like The (Style) Guide? You’ll love Rue La La. Join now.


February 12, 2014

5 Style Bytes You May Have Missed: #NYFW Edition

the_retweet

‪@MLahage: Fashion can define a moment in social and political identity, is today’s ‪#fashion too safe? #NYFW
Good question. Let’s go ask Lady Gaga.

‪@peoplemag: David Beckham takes a sweet selfie with the kids at wife Victoria’s fashion show. PIC: ‪http://peoplem.ag/ttqhm
Can David Beckham do anything without looking sweet? (Except for when he used to occasionally kick soccer balls at people, of course.) #swoon

‪@POPSUGARBeauty: The best braids from #NYFW featuring ‪@CreaturesOTW, ‪@Whit_NY, and ‪@JosieNatori. ‪http://popsu.gr/33937839 
Braids = officially trending forever.

‪@neimanmarcus: Chocolate drips down the set as the models march at ‪@openingceremony #ocfw14 #NYFW ‪#NMatNYFW ‪pic.twitter.com/HK5fvkD8WI
Cool as this is, we can’t help thinking it’s an egregious waste of chocolate.

‪@CMYKaboom: I can tell its Fashion Week because all the in-cab commercials are about fashion. “Buy shoes,” they whisper to me in a seductive purr. ‪#nyfw
We’ve never needed to be seduced into buying shoes. Not once.

By Jess Huckins, Copyeditor

Surely we missed something, so send your favorite tweets of the week to @ruelala. Then check back for a new ReTweet every Wednesday.

Not a Member and like The (Style) Guide? You’ll love Rue La La. Join now.


February 12, 2014