If you’re the type who cringes at Christmas songs before Thanksgiving (no judgment), this festive – but not too festive – detail might be suitable for your minimalist décor.
Bold (sans jarring holiday color) feather trees invoke “a white, wintry setting with lots of textures,” writes stylist and Rue Living Inspirer Matthew Mead. “Everlasting and non-shedding, these trees look spectacular the whole month between Thanksgiving and Christmas. So versatile and eye-catching that they make a great focal point almost anywhere.”
Want specifics? Mead’s telling.
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Rue La La: How do we go about making the perfect bed?
Nan: It just takes attention to detail. You need to always be thinking about the final picture. Does it need a bedskirt? To start with, you need really nice bedding, and a good iron. The more luxurious and beautiful the sheets, the better the bed.
Rue La La: We want to recreate this luxe look at home. Can you walk us through your process?
Nan: Okay, my process:
1.) When you buy bedding, make sure to wash it first.
2.) Use a down insert, or a down substitute. Do not skimp on the pillows.
3.) You’ll need a nice mattress pad cover that’s cushiony, breathes, and is soft.
4.) Iron the pillow cases and the duvet, and if you have extra time, the sheets.
5.) Make sure the inserts fit the shams and the pillows fit the pillowcases.
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RUE STYLIST LINDSAY REPURPOSES MENSWEAR
Rue stylist Lindsay couldn’t resist shopping our It’s a Guy Thing Boutique for herself, and showed us how some easy styling can redefine this tomato red scott james summer sweater entirely.
With Diane Keaton à la Annie Hall as your muse, broaden your horizons and look towards menswear as an option for women. When done right, there’s something cheeky – and just a little bit daring – about girls borrowing from the boys.
Our It’s A Guy Thing Boutique opened Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 11AM ET.
RUE LA LA STYLIST PICKS FOR ROCK & REPUBLIC
We believe that you can never have too much denim. And we’re beyond excited about our Rock & Republic Boutique, overflowing with rock star-worthy styles in every shade and shape. We checked in with our resident stylist, Maureen Dahill – who styled the Boutique, for her favorite looks of the day.
Our Rock & Republic Boutique opens Thursday, January 13.
APART’S MELISSA DINER TALKS FALL OUTERWEAR
With leather jackets being the must-have outerwear piece of the season, we had to get the scoop on how women can incorporate this look into their wardrobe. Here, APART style guru Melissa Diner dishes on her favorite ways to wear leather (at any age).
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TIPS FOR THE NEXT SEASON FROM A RUE LA LA STYLIST
Confession: Sometimes we get a glimpse of an upcoming trend and love it in theory (or how it looks on the model coming down the runway) but can’t always pull it off in the morning when it’s time to leave for work. So we turned to Rue La La stylist Maureen for easy styling solutions to this season’s most vexing trends.
The trick to mastering lingerie pieces is making it look like you’re not wearing a nightie in public. A couple of easy options: Wear a lacy camisole top under a blazer, or try a slip dress with opaque tights and a chunky sweater.
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