Hat History: 50 Striking Hats People Actually Wore

A good hat is like a glass of wine. It transforms things. And often makes them better.

Case in point: these 50 sometimes-ridiculous, sometimes-classic, always-striking toppers spotlighted on The Cut. Lady Gaga’s lobster hat. Harry Potter’s Sorting Hat. Even – shocker – giant models of ships that women of the 18th century placed on their heads and dubbed fashion statements. (And I thought beanies were difficult to pull off.)

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Prepare to be amazed. See the hats at New York Magazine: The Cut.

By Joanna Berliner, Editor

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November 21, 2013

Would You Wear This? FENDI’s Furry Friends

Every few seasons or so, the fashion gods – ahem, Karl Lagerfeld – get together to test us. You know, to prove that we still bow down to their brilliance. Remember Chanel’s ankle packs? Yeah, like that.

Snag Your Own Fendi Bag Bugs While They’re Hot

I’ll be the first to admit that Rue associates like to dive headfirst into some strange trends. But these latest accessories from FENDI – each with its own name and personality – seem more like something swiped from a Tim Burton set than a runway. The wonderful truth of fashion, though, is there will always be someone willing to try anything.

So, as New York Magazine: The Cut writes, “brace yourself for waves of these little companions to start dangling off the arms of the street-style mob come February.”

Bravo, Karl. You got us again.

Visit The Cut for more on these furry creatures.

By Julia Ivins, Staff Writer

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November 12, 2013

Skip the Falsies: Try This Lash-Thickening Trick

At first glance, this is admittedly a little freaky. Reminds me of the 90s when the inner-lid eyeliner was all the craze. But don’t panic – we’re not getting that close to our contact lenses this time. Tightlining, sometimes called “the invisible eyeliner,” is characterized by full, thick lashes and achieved through a subtle application of eyeliner.

Eye Can Do It: How To Tightline

How to apply? “Key to mastering tightlining is pulling up your eyelid slightly and then depositing pigment not above or below your lashes, but straight on them, so that you fill the ‘gaps’ left by the growth of your individual eyelashes,” writes New York Magazine: The Cut.

The trick is to appear as if you’re not wearing any eyeliner whatsoever. While I don’t suggest practicing while sitting in traffic on the way to work, tightlining can be an effective technique for adding definition to your eyes – in a super sneaky way.

Visit The Cut for a full GIF tutorial on tightlining.

By Julia Ivins, Staff Writer

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November 9, 2013

Rock This Country: Taylor Swift Wins Best Dressed at the CMAs

Last night in Nashville, country-music folk gathered in celebration of the genre’s greatest twang. The top dresses? Well, everyone’s talking about Taylor Swift’s crimson number.

“Taylor picked out a stunning Elie Saab couture dress with a sexy — but not too sexy; no Miley is she — open back,” says New York Magazine‘s The Cut. “Her regal styling, perfect red lip, and flowing skirt are perfect, and make us wonder if she’s hoping this is a recipe for romance.”

As much as I rebel against Taylor’s two-cord repertoire of whiny number-one hits, I have to agree. It may even top her crystal-clad Hervé Léger gown from this year’s VMAs. She’s no Whitney Houston, but the girl can pick out a dress.

Check out The Cut’s full review of the CMAs red carpet here. 

By Julia Ivins, Staff Writer

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November 7, 2013

Denim Downer: Canada Objects to the “Canadian Tuxedo”

Our friends in Canada have given us many things to be grateful for. Convenient travel to cities like Vancouver, Montreal, and Halifax. The longest-running television show in the history of mankind (CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada). Michael Bublé. Justin Bieber. And, the unique fashion phenomenon sometimes known as the “Canadian Tuxedo” – pairing denim with denim.

DENIM DOWNER: Canada Objects to the 'Canadian Tuxedo'

Well, now at least one Canadian is taking a stand against the denim-on-denim trend being distinctly Canadian, according to New York Magazine:

Blogger and tuxedo enthusiast Peter Marshall just discovered the phrase “Canadian Tuxedo” after stumbling upon the denim-on-denim tribute site, Canadiantux.com. And, man, is he miffed (for a mild-mannered Canadian, that’s like a Hulk-level of rage), reports the Wall Street Journal. Marshall… couldn’t believe that Americans would assign such an unsophisticated look to his countrymen.

Unsophisticated? We’re not so sure, Marshall – dark denim paired with chambray is pretty much our jam over here. #ruetuxedo

Read the source article at New York Magazine.

By Mike DiLorenzo, VP of Audience Development 

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November 5, 2013

We Couldn’t Have Said it Better…

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August 23, 2013

We Couldn’t Have Said It Better…

New York Magazine: The Cut, on the perils of everyday life:
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July 5, 2013