Hide That Hangover: The Morning-After Makeover

Odds are, you’re going out tonight. And odds are, you’re going to have one sip of champagne too many – just accept it already and have fun. You can hate yourself in the morning when you’re peeling yourself out of bed to attend New Year’s Day brunch. Hey, at least you don’t have to work.

The Morning-After Makeover

But still, you want to put on a good face for your first outing of 2014, right? Well, lucky for you, Refinery29 has recruited makeup artist James Vincent to dish out a few tips for making sure those telltale bags under your eyes go completely unnoticed. And honestly, from a few spritzes of toner to a little topical vitamin C, it’s pretty amazing what a difference his makeup tricks can make. Simply take note before you go out, and then order up that Bloody Mary in the morning. Hair of the dog, people.

Watch “The Ultimate Post-Party Makeover” on Refinery29.

By Keriann Coffey, Associate Editor 

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December 31, 2013

Polish Those Résumés – DVF Is Scouting for a New Series

Remember that time Whitney Port got a job (insert air quotes) at Diane von Furstenberg on The City? This is way better.

According to Refinery29, “The DVF brand is currently looking to cast eight ‘smart, sophisticated, and savvy people with a great sense of style’ in an unscripted show where they’ll compete to become a DVF brand ambassador.”

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The best part? Supposedly, you don’t need to be the niece or nephew of a fashion bigwig to snag a spot. But you do need “tons of passion and a great sense of style.” Obviously.

I may not be handing in my notice just yet, but I’ll surely set my DVR. Unscripted access to this icon is something I will not miss.

Read the full article at Refinery 29.

By Julia Ivins, Staff Writer

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December 21, 2013

Watch Out, Beyoncé: Solange Takes the Red-Carpet Spotlight

Her sister may have the best music video of all time (“all time!”) on her résumé, but Solange Knowles claims fashion icon of 2013. That’s right, Bey. Writes Refinery29, “Thanks to her funky, fresh take on prints and genuine understanding of her own personal style,” Knowles has been dubbed one of the fashion site’s “10 Celebs Who Rocked the Red Carpet” this year.

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From Sandra Bullock to Diane Kruger, see the stars who killed it – off the runway – every time.

Click here for the full article at Refinery29.

By Julia Ivins, Staff Writer

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December 14, 2013

Grab Your Remote: The Greatest Thanksgiving TV Episodes of All Time

You’re in the homestretch. Just another day left at the office and then – Thanksgiving. The one day of the year when it’s completely acceptable to do nothing but eat and watch TV all day (at least, that’s how it goes down in my house).

To prepare for this much-needed lazy day, Refinery29 has put together a list of the best Thanksgiving-themed sitcom episodes. All you have to do is find a cushy spot on the couch, pour yourself a glass of wine, and find out which channels are smart enough to air their comedic genius (I’m looking at you, TV Land).

Check out the full list of Thanksgiving-themed episodes on Refinery29.

By Keriann Coffey, Associate Editor

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November 26, 2013

2013 Steps It Up: This Year’s Most Iconic Shoes

Cutout boots. Roller-skate sandals. Birkenstocks. Yes, we’ve certainly seen our fair share of weird shoe trends this year. And while we may not have personally rocked them (this girl has no coordination for any kind of roller skates), let’s be honest – goofy or gorgeous, we secretly loved each and every one of them.

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Bring it on, 2014.

Check out the 15 most iconic shoes of 2013 on Refinery29.

By Keriann Coffey, Associate Editor

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November 19, 2013

Katy Perry Channels Wednesday Addams at Her Tokyo Album Launch

Here at Rue, we have LBDs on the brain. (Our 10 Ways to Wear: The Little Black Dress Boutique opened today. Just saying.) So when we spotted the queen of candy-colored ensembles embracing her dark side, we just had to share.

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Katy Perry pulled out a short, sparkly number with a schoolgirl twist for the Tokyo debut of her new album, Prism. Refinery29 is calling it an “all-smiles version of our favorite morbid preteen, Wednesday Addams.”

Now, I’ve never been one to channel Wednesday Addams’s or Katy Perry’s style, but this is one look I may just have to swipe.

Check out Katy’s look on refinery29.com.

By Chrissy Makkas, Staff Writer

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November 9, 2013

Try It Tonight: Curl Your Hair with a Flat Iron

It’s almost the weekend, which means one thing: retreating to the couch with a really nice glass of Rioja and some Homeland reruns.

Okay, maybe that’s just me. For plans that require more than a messy topknot and bootlegged Showtime subscription, behold – a step-by-step tutorial on how to curl your hair with nothing but a flat iron (and maybe a brush and some hair spray).

Genius.

Watch the step-by-step video on refinery29.com.

By Joanna Berliner, Editor 

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November 8, 2013

Once-in-a-Lifetime Cuisine: Recipes to Celebrate Thanksgivukkah

The year was 1888. When what? you may ask. When Thanksgiving and the first day of Hanukkah last landed on the same calendar day. Now, 125 years later, the great crossover is happening again. Thanks to the Twittersphere and the brilliant nine-year-old who created the Menurkey, Thanksgivukkah is officially an unofficial holiday.

Happy Thanksgivukkah! Chef-Approved Recipes For Your Mashup Holiday

Ever in search of another reason to throw a party, we’ve scoured the web for a few Thanksgivukkah dishes to share – and landed on four chef-approved recipes from Refinery29. “Luckily, there’s some crossover between traditional Hanukkah fare and the stuff usually found on the Thanksgiving table,” Refinery29 says. “Looking for latkes? Swap out the spuds for sweet potatoes. What about apple pie? Try Concord-grape-jelly-filled doughnuts instead.”

Grab these recipes and read the full article at refinery29.com.

By Julia Ivins, Staff Writer

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November 6, 2013

How to Make Your Skinny Jeans Feel Fresh

Refinery29 says it all: “When it comes to big fashion moments, there’s Before Skinny Jeans and After Skinny Jeans.”

10 Ways To Make Skinny Jeans Feel New

But while we’re (super) happy to be living in A.S.J. right now, we have to admit – our staple skinnies feel a smidge tired every once in a while.

To the rescue: ten new ways to wear them, straight from Refinery29.

1. Fold ‘Em Up — Buying your pants a few inches too long doesn’t have to mean a trip to the tailor. Roll them up, and wear your pair with a few chic layers and some killer heels. It’s an irreverent styling trick that makes an outfit feel undone in a good way.

2. Patches Make Perfect — Cover an old pair of jeans with a smattering of fun iron-ons, or buy a pair of pre-patched jeans like these from 3.1 Phillip Lim. Wear them with basics and sparse accessories.

3. Cut Copies — Clean, straight slits at the knees are a riff on all the distressed denim we’ve been seeing, but this trend is totally compelling in a perfectionist’s sort of way. Wear it with low-pro brogues and wild prints.

Read the source article at refinery29.com for seven more ways to make skinny jeans feel new.

By Joanna Berliner, Editor 

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November 5, 2013

Gear Up for the Holidays with Help from Rue, Food52, & More

Preparing meal after meal. Welcoming the in-laws with open arms. Dusting. Let’s just say it: getting ready for the holidays is rough. But, lucky for you, we’re here to help. Like, really help.

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You see, we joined up with our friends at LearnVest, Refinery29, and Food52 to create the Gear-Up for the Holidays Giveaway – a sweepstakes that gives you the opportunity to win over $1,500 worth of goods to get yourself and your home ready for the holidays. Makes having a house full of guests sound a little more appealing, doesn’t it? That’s what we thought.

Simply click here, put in your email address, and hit “enter.” Easy. When you win, feel free to invite us to dinner (it’s the least you can do).

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October 18, 2013