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The House of Prada has always been synonymous with refined and at times understated elegance as well as exquisite and extraordinary detail. All you have to do is look back at last year’s Met Gala which honored Miuccia Prada and her accomplishments in fashion. The exhibit featured Prada’s designs from the late 1980s to the present, which meant a lot of Prada frocks on the carpet. From Carey Mulligan’s gold and silver paillete halter dress to Diane Kruger’s feathered violet number and Gwyneth Paltrow’s metallic mini, it was a night filled with some of the House’s most fascinating creations. While the well established brand has flourished over the years, it’s younger sister Miu Miu (an homage to Miuccia’s nickname) has created a niche by not only harvesting the elegance of the elder Prada brand, it has also incorporated a certain “chic” as well some “ladylike edge”.
A few weeks ago, the Rodeo Drive Miu Miu store in Beverly Hills unveiled what the brand has in store for spring, and it was certainly a mouth watering experience to say the least. Gorgeous pastel leather coats, dyed fur, beautiful stoles and exquisite silks immediately grab your eye. With many of the pieces flown in from Milan, it was hard to ignore the detail that went into creating each look that any girl would be excited to call her own.
In the midst of all the skin baring looks du jour, Miu Miu has separated itself by heralding a return to ladylike chic. Far from boring, the collection features pale and understated colors with a personality of their own. For the bohemian chic California girl, colorful platforms in pink, lime green and coral channel the stylish 60s. Crinkled silk blouses and dresses create effortless looks for the on-the-go girl while paint splatter print dresses easily take the working girl from day to night.
Get a fix of the latest Miu Miu collection at The Rodeo Drive location. The fantastic selection coupled with an incredibly generous staff makes it luxury at its finest.
Up close and personal on Rodeo Drive…
Spring is officially here and we’re kicking off the season with a brand new video blog. Today we’re launching the first of a series of videos that will cover all the details of the styles and trends that you can expect to see this spring and upcoming summer months. With Rue de Chic resident stylist –Wemi guiding you, you’ll find out how to transition these styles seamlessly into your wardrobe and make them your own. First up is an homage to the late 60s and 70s style. Find out what’s hot in the video below.
Have a style or fashion question? Ask Wemi in the comments section.
Banana Republic took over The Grove on Tuesday, February 26th in L.A. to launch its third Mad Men inspired capsule collection –60s style. Collaborating with the show’s award winning costume designer Janie Bryant, BR took an official leap into the mod era of the 1960s. The collection features bold colors and prints as well as stand out silhouettes that the mod era is known for. Fronting the campaign and on hand to help guests get mod-ified was super model Coco Rocha, who mentioned that her favorite part of bringing the 60s into our modern world is the excitement of inspiring people to dress up again.
When asked about her favorite pieces from the collection, the self-described “lazy model” (when it comes to dressing up only of course) who has stomped the runway for every high end designer including the likes of Marc Jacobs, Stella McCartney, Louis Vuitton, Christian Lacroix and Emmanuel Ungaro mentioned that she loved the appeal of the mod shirt dress and the striped knit dress which allowed her to transition easily from a simple and chic daytime look to a sexy nighttime look.
Guests at the mod pod were also given the opportunity to create their own mod-meets-modern look using pieces from the collection, while receiving beauty makeovers reflective of the capsule’s aesthetic. The best part? Your favorite look was on the house.
The capsule collection will be available at select Banana Republic retail locations worldwide and online beginning February 27, 2013.
Ladies and gents of style, fasten your fashionable seat belts, we’re taking a little spin around the 80s this spring. In case you’ve missed all the shocking neon colors, bowler hats, ripped cut-off shorts, over the shoulder blouses and round rimmed glasses making a splash, fashion is taking inspiration from the past again. (more…)
We already know that when it comes to Hollywood trends, skin always seems to be in. This past week however, the stars couldn’t get enough of showing off their assets. Everywhere we looked, sheer looks and panels in general seemed to popping up. From the queen of skin –J.Lo to Country sweetheart Taylor Swift, the power of the peekaboo style was the look du jour. We compiled the week’s most daring looks and joining in the “sheer” stand-off are Jessica Alba, Alicia Keys and Nicole Richie and Paula Patton, each putting their own spin on things. So, of those who dared to bare, who worked this look? Share your thoughts below.
Who wore it best? Jessica Alba, Kristen Stewart, Kerry Washington and Kirsten Dunst all take on Louis Vuitton’s checkerboard print
Since Hollywood has the oh-so-great fortune of getting a head start on all trends and runway looks, it was only a matter of time before all the looks from the Spring 2013 RTW shows made it onto the red carpet. One of our favorite shows of the season was Marc Jacob’s colorful, eclectic and 60s infused presentation complete with checkerboard prints, flowers, neon colors and school girl bows. Twilight princess Kristen Stewart was the first to step out in a brown romper during her promotional tour of Breaking Dawn PT. 2. Other stars like Kerry Washington and Jessica Alba and Kirsten Dunst soon followed suit.
We love the retro feel of this print and it certainly takes a lot of fashion courage to step out in these looks. So who wore it best? Kristen Stewart takes the crown in this round. Since the actress always looks a tad awkward in skin tight dresses, it’s nice to see her at ease in this look. She looks effortlessly chic while retaining her tomboyish style. Kerry Washington takes the runner up position for having such an unpredictable sense of style and for going all the way by sporting a hair bow straight from the runway that most wouldn’t dare try out. Her minimalist take on this look gets her two thumbs up. What do you think? Who takes the cake in your book? Share your thoughts below + check out the looks directly from the runways of Louis Vuitton.
Tangerine is out and Emerald Green is in. It’s official, Pantone has announced the regal color that is Emerald Green as the official color of 2013. This shocking, rich hue is right in line with the gorgeous colors shown on this past year’s runways. Interestingly enough, this particular shade of green has been burning up the red carpets as well as the runways for quite some time now, so it makes sense that it’s coming to the forefront of fashion in the upcoming year. It’s a color that transcends trends and seasons. It can go from a structured sheath to a ball gown and back to skinny jeans. In honor of this stunning color, we’ve combed our Rue de Chic Blog archives for some of our favorite Emerald Green looks. So, are you excited to get green? Tell us what you think about Pantone’s pick for color of the year below.
We’re knee deep into the summer months and we’re continuing with our trend spotting duties this week with a bold look taking over the carpet. Gone are the days of simple streamlined trousers, these days it’s all about bringing a little edge and a bit of funk to your look — courtesy of printed pants. From floral to ikat, denim to billowing shorts, stars are opting for something different when it comes to bottoms this summer. Here are some of our favorite looks so far.
Style tip: As fun and funky as this trend is, keep in mind that print on the bottom sometimes has the tendency to make you look bigger than you are (especially with denim) and even the tiniest person has to keep this in mind. Check out Olivia Palermo’s look below for a great way to incorporate this trend. Her high-waisted, ankle length trousers are a great play on print and proportion. The fit is great, the print doesn’t overwhelm her small frame and the material doesn’t cling to every inch of her body. Zoe Saldana’s shorts look below is also simple, elegant and incredibly easy to wear. One last thing to remember with this trend is to always keep things simple on top. The bottom is the focal point of your look and therefore your statement piece. If you’re going with color, pick one color from the print and go for a top that features that block of color. This is a great way to tie your whole look together.
What do you think of the printed pants look? Will you be trying it this summer? Share your thoughts below.
Trend spotting – From daytime chic to night time glamour, braids add a touch of whimsy to summer hair
Every spring and summer, we’re on the hunt for fuss free looks that are not only easy to wear but that can seamlessly transition from daytime chic to night time glamour. Braided dos have long been the perfect spring/summer hairstyle option and they only seem to be getting more and more creative. Whether it’s slightly messy, Heidi style or a long fishtail braid, there’s a certain lightness, youth and femininity that the addition of a braid brings. We’ve scoured our archives for our favorite picks from the awards season to premieres and street style. Whatever your age or the occasion, here are 18 different braided styles to give you inspiration, keep things easy and you stylish this coming season. (more…)
They say accessories make the outfit. A statement necklace, detailed drop earrings, a cocktail ring or draped scarf in a shocking color can put a stylish stamp on the simplest look and all of a sudden, you’re elevated to the next level. After a winter of layering, we at Rue de Chic are skipping into spring with a little help and inspiration from some stylish and seriously sexy men of the past.
This spring is all about the perfectly structured wool fedora. Not to be left behind, Hollywood has already taken note of this trend. Check out the many ways to pretty up this look below.