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

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August 21, 2014

Try Your Luck: Introducing the FENDI-ing Machine

The clever crew at FENDI just struck pure genius. With a great play on words and an even better take on “fast fashion,” the luxe fashion house has coined the very first “FENDI-ing Machine.”

So it’s not actually a machine, but rather a trendy pop-up store located right in the heart of NYC’s fashion hub, SoHo. However, customers can run in and snag a 2Jours or baguette from shelves that resemble large vending machines, complete with keypad and all. They’ll also be greeted with game-room window displays upon arrival, such as a claw-like machine clutching the coveted Buggie bag. The Karl Lagerfeld–inspired version of this Furby-looking bag is rumored to have a wait list 600 people deep (proof that it’s in high demand).

Now, I’ve never had much luck with arcade games. But when they involve this season’s most talked-about accessory? I’m willing to give them a second try.

By Mairead McGonagle, Staff Writer

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July 17, 2014

Home Chic Home: Mary-Kate Olsen’s New NYC Pad

NYC’s Midtown inhabitants have been buzzing all week. Why? Their newest neighbors are Mary-Kate Olsen and fiancé Olivier Sarkozy. The engaged lovebirds scooped up an MTV Cribs–worthy townhouse in the Turtle Bay development for a cool 13.5 million dollars from painter David Deutsch. And, according to the pictures featured on Curbed, the inside is just as jaw-dropping as you’d expect. It boasts a private garden, hall of mirrors (inspired by Versailles), rooftop pool, and ballroom.

Could the pint-sized fashionista’s new digs turn Turtle Bay into the new West Village? Possibly. All I know is I need to get on their housewarming invite list, stat.

By Mairead McGonagle, Staff Writer

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May 1, 2014

2014 Met Ball Dress Code Announced: White Tie and Decorations

The Met Gala, an annual ball hosted by Vogue’s editor-in chief Anna Wintour, always has a theme. Last year, it was punk. This year? White Tie and Decorations. (Cue that collective huh?)

Met Gala Dress Code

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April 7, 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.

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February 18, 2014

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

A Tuesday roundup of our recent Pinterest obsessions

Right now, our Fashion Director, Jackie Nasser, and her (very lucky) team are at New York Fashion Week taking notes on all the latest runway trends. Back at the Boston offices, the rest of us are getting our NYFW fix via Livestream and Pinterest. Thank goodness for social media.

1. Shout-out to Paris, because we wouldn’t have NYFW otherwise.

2. Like it or not, fashion is all about picking favorites.

3. After all the time spent creating their collections, these designers more than deserve a bow at curtain call.

4. Fact: There’s always just as much style outside the tents as there is inside on the runways.

5. If Anna Wintour doesn’t show up, is it even NYFW?

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

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February 11, 2014

Designer Inspiration: Elaine Turner on “The Jackie O,” and More

BY ELAINE TURNER

Elaine Turner

We’re all about destination glamour and transporting our customer to a location. And every season, I design collections based on two inspirations: a muse and a place. For Fall 2010, I was inspired by Jackie O. and her years in New York City.

Like New York itself, Jackie O. was multi-dimensional and complex. She expressed her style yet always remained classic, elegant, and timeless. I am fascinated by the legacy of her culture, compassion, and charm.
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November 10, 2010

My Favorite Rue

KIRAT ANAND SHARES THE STREET HE LOVES

What is my favorite street? Stops along memory lane pop into my head like strobe lights. The coastline along Cinque Terre, its trail through the five towns with the sound of water crushing against the coast. The image of Delhi Polo grounds still fresh with its smell of morning dew. But after my thoughts traveled around the world, they brought me back home, back to New York City.
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July 27, 2010

VIDEO: Backstage Pass – Rue La La Presents The City of Hope Spirit of Life Award Luncheon with Yummie Tummie

DANI INCROPERA INTERVIEWS HEATHER THOMSON AND KELLY ROWLAND

We were so excited (and incredibly proud) to sponsor the City of Hope’s Spirit of Life Award Luncheon and Yummie Tummie fashion show in NYC. Not only does City of Hope help a great cause, but the event involved a runway show of one of our favorite woman-friendly fashion essentials. Our reporter, Dani Incropera, went behind the scenes to chat with Yummie Tummie designer and founder Heather Thomson and other high-profile stars. Watch our exclusive footage now:


May 6, 2010