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TGIF! In honor of casual Friday and the upcoming weekend, here are 3 quick ways to dress up your favorite graphic tee.
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…)
Ladies and gents, it’s that time of the year again –you know, the time when you have to find the perfect way to show that special someone in your life that you care. Now, although we’re firm believers that everyday should be a day dedicated to love, it’s also really nice to have a little (or big) reminder to stop and appreciate your significant other and the love you share –in style of course. If you’re on the fence about what to get or haven’t even thought about it yet, we’ve got you covered. As fans of the practical but chic gift, our spotlight this year is on Frédérique Constant‘s sophisticated yet sexy time pieces for men and women.
For that special girl: We recommend a look at the Frédérique Constant Ladies Automatic Collections. Designed by women for women, the pieces evoke class and ooze elegance, all while maintaining a contemporary feel. The watches come with finely decorated, diamond-set mother of pearl dials and a comfortable rounded case. They are adorned by cabochon-set crowns and offer the luxury of interchangeable alligator and satin straps.
For that special boy: Whether his style is classic, vintage or modern, you can’t go wrong with Frédérique Constant’s exquisite collections for men. The art of affordable luxury has never looked so appealing.
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.
Before officially stuffing all of your summer clothes in the back of the closet, here are a few quick tips on successfully mixing your favorite summer pieces with your winter wear. From metallic tops to colored jeans, racer back tanks and chambray shirts, these 4 simple looks will not only inspire you but help put a twist on how you usually dress for the winter!
When it comes to dressing up in the fall and winter months, I always say that the shoes make the look. The ability of a chic pair of booties to transform a simple, printed dress or a pair of knee high boots to elevate a cozy sweater and skinnies never ceases to amaze me. Which is why I’m oh so excited to announce a fantastic collaboration with Naya shoes. As part of their Blogger challenge, I was asked to create a look centering around one of fall’s hottest trends in footwear – BUCKLES! Never one to pass up a styling challenge, I put together a 70s glam inspired look with a modern twist. I paired my buckled “Virtue” booties with a retro-printed dress, faux-fur shag, some chunky gold accessories / accents and a light green faux-croc clutch. The “Virtue” was such a fun piece to style and I loved that they reminded me a little of cowboy boots. The leather was slightly distressed and ultra soft. Paired with the “high-enough” chunky heel — and I was completely sold.
As part of the challenge, Naya is showcasing all the blogger looks on their facebook page. Please vote for my look here and you’ll be automatically entered to win a pair of Naya’s of your own. Voting ends on Monday, December 17th.
Find out more about the inspiration behind my look. Check out the video below!