We Couldn’t Have Said It Better…

Taylor Swift: Mom was always my friend.Admit it. You just said “Awwwww” out loud, too. 

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May 9, 2014

Nearly Beloved: Are Fake Engagement Rings Really a Thing?

Lately, quite a few celebs have been spotted slipping a little bling on their left ring finger. Each time, it raises the question: new trend, or truly betrothed?

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Now, when it comes to celebrities, it’s usually never a question of whether the diamond is real or not (because, let’s face it, it probably is), but rather, whether or not it’s a publicity stunt. Take Taylor Swift, for example. She recently rocked a pink number on that finger – but I truly believe it was because it just went with her outfit. As for Katy Perry? I’m calling it an attention grab.

Don’t get me wrong: I’m a huge fan of statement jewelry. I have a collection that even Iris Apfel would envy. But when it comes to putting a ring on it, I’m inclined to wait until someone does it for me. Until then, I’ll just enjoy the headlines.

Check out ELLE.com to see all the celebs sporting these rings.

By Jillian Hudon, Staff Writer

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March 6, 2014

Snag Their Style: A Peek at 6 Stars & Their Most Iconic Looks

Every celebrity has their own signature style. And these six starlets are no exception. From Kate Hudson’s glam red-carpet gowns to Taylor Swift’s preppy outfits, here are their three most iconic looks.

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February 13, 2014

We Couldn’t Have Said It Better…

 

In regards to Taylor Swift’s impeccable look at this year’s show:

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November 15, 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

Red Hot: Stylish Celebrity Couples We Love

iStock_000003951574SmallWhile we love to hypothesize about the romances of our favorite celebrities (looking at you, Taylor Swift), there’s one thing better than the cycle of makeups and breakups in the spotlight – the fashion. These stylish lovebirds are always on our best-dressed list:

Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen: A Brazilian supermodel and an NFL superstar with runway good looks? Okay, fine. You guys win.

David and Victoria Beckham: Celebrity designer meets (and marries) hunky athlete. Every date night is a fashion statement for these two.

Jay-Z and Queen Bey: Because – she’s Beyoncé.

Barack and Michelle Obama: The First Couple are the new Kennedys. Michelle has become a fashion icon in her own right, and her signature style – pairing designer labels with brands like J.Crew – continuously stuns.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge: Kate Middleton’s fashion influence has a near-global reach. From the Alexander McQueen wedding dress to her grocery-store attire, Kate’s style has morphed into a cult-like obsession. (And the Prince in Irish Guards? Yes, please.)

Which celebrity couple do you think is the most stylish?

By Lauryn Paiva, Staff Writer

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February 14, 2013

The AMAs Celebrates 40 Years of Fashion

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the American Music Awards, which has spawned some truly memorable fashion moments over the years. Here, a look back at a few of my favorites.

Michael Jackson was feeling “Dangerous” in 1993 and his AMAs performance – complete with male backup dancers wearing matching black suits, skinny ties, and fedoras – made him look like the leader of an army of well-dressed mobsters.

In 2007, Fergie took to the stage in a barely there sequined Jenny Packham sheath and sky-high red stilettos, giving Tina Turner a run for her money in the legs-up-to-there department, while her Black Eyed Peas bandmate will.i.am looked every inch the gentleman in his top hat and velvet smoking jacket. That same year, Avril Lavigne transitioned from teen punk rocker to grown-up divorcée in a black T-shirt and silver skirt.

A year later, Beyoncé channeled her alter ego, Sasha Fierce, and tore up “Single Ladies” wearing a plunging black and white Armani Privé satin jacket with matching black booty shorts beside backup dancer (and current Glee star) Heather Morris in a coordinating one-armed bodysuit.

Jennifer Lopez went for the gold – literally – during her boxing-inspired 2009 AMAs performance of “Louboutins,” with a 24K microphone and glittering gold, leather, and lace romper that almost made us forget she fell on her butt mid-song, while Rihanna opted for a skin-baring white bandage jumpsuit. Thankfully, there were no wardrobe malfunctions during her performance, despite having only a thin strip of leather covering her lady bits.

Not one to be outdone, Lady Gaga also went the jumpsuit route in 2009 but in her case, it was flesh-toned, covered by a plastic exoskeleton that extended from her ankles to her rib cage, completely obscuring the upper half of her face and lighting up when she moved.

And in 2010 Katy Perry set off “Fireworks” in a sparkly crimson Marco Marco jumpsuit that did her figure all kinds of favors.

With Nicki Minaj and Rihanna leading the 2012 AMAs with four nominations each, and Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Maroon 5, Adele, and Taylor Swift also in the running, we know this year’s AMAs is sure to have more than a few looks to remember.

The 2012 American Music Awards will be broadcast live on Sunday, November 18, at 8PM ET on ABC.

Lauren David Peden writes for Rue La La as a Contributing Editor.

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November 16, 2012

In Good Fashion: Hurricane Sandy Relief

While Hurricane Sandy’s come and gone (for the most part, at least), the storm’s impact was – and continues to be – felt by millions. We’ve all see the flood footage in New York, New Jersey, and beyond – clearly, there’s a huge need for help.

Looking to do your part in providing relief? Check out these opportunities:

Tonight, at 8PM ET, NBC will be airing a telethon in the name of Hurricane victims. Slated to perform? Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, and Christina Aguilera, to name a few. Be sure to check it out – and donate. (All proceeds will go to the American Red Cross.)

United Way has set up a donation fund to “address the near-term and long-term recovery needs of individuals, families and communities along the Eastern Seaboard that were impacted by Hurricane Sandy’s devastation”. Donations can be made here.

Feed The Children continues to dispatch truckloads of disaster-relief supplies, food, toiletries, clean water, and more to areas in need. Help get as many trucks on the road as possible by donating here.

Habitat for Humanity has taken action by assisting in home re-builds. To contribute to this initiative financially, call their Partner Service Center at 1-800-HABITAT (422-4828), then press “0″, to provide a representative with your information over the phone.

To aid in providing medical assistance and supplies, donate to Americares here.

Check out Hope for New York for a continually updated list of specific spots in need – all in the New York City area.

Eager to lend a hand? Volunteer organizations abound. Check out opportunities within the American Red Cross, Team RubiconNational Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster,  The Corporation for National and Community Service, and The Humane Society of the United States (to name a few). For a list of emergency shelters in the New York City area, click here.

And, of course, it’s critical to be sure that your contributed dollars are actually making it to the right place. The Huffington Post suggests keeping these tips in mind as you look to donate.

By Sarah Stanley, Staff Writer

For more on stylish acts of charity, check our In Good Fashion column every Thursday.

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November 2, 2012