Unwrap a Smile: Playful Presentation Ideas for Kids

You set out milk and cookies (and even took care to leave carrots for Rudolph). Now that the little ones are asleep? It’s finally time to dress up those gifts. Lucky for you, we have three whimsical ideas to make this year’s holiday a memorable one. Add Some Sugar Weave a candy cane or lollipop into the bow. Better yet, wrap smaller boxes with a candy […]

10 Children's Books to Curl Up With This Holiday

So you’ve watched the same holiday movie dozens of times. Yes, Elf is great and all, but why not try a timeless book instead? We enlisted the help of award-winning children’s librarian Debbie Laffond to find your next classic fireside read. Grab your littlest relatives and prepare for some festive nostalgia.

PLAE Time: Customizable (Celeb-Adored) Shoes Your Kids Need Now

Your kids? They skip, run, climb trees, and tumble over on a regular basis. Bottom line is, their feet take a beating. And without proper shoes, those just-learned-to-walk toes are bound to undergo injury. Enter: PLAE shoes for kids. Designed with the same techniques as Olympic sports gear, these sneakers promote natural development. Plus, they’re […]

Make It Their Best Year Ever: Resolution Tips for the Kids

The New Year. It’s a clean slate for everyone. We’re all a little more optimistic, our willpower is stronger (for now), and our goals usually surround bettering ourselves in one way or another. So, this year, why not get the kids in on the action, too? Here, a few tips for starting them off right. […]

Our Gift Pick of the Day: Brain Quest Learning Pack

  Workman Publishing “Brain Quest Grade 3” Pack They already know the capital of every state. And each state bird (show-off). They ask 600 questions about what makes the sky blue. Your mini me certainly keeps you on your toes, and loves nothing more than learning new things. So why not gift that little know-it-all […]

Our Gift Pick of the Day: Polar Express Electric Train Set

Lionel Polar Express Freight-Train Set Built to look exactly like the train in the forever-classic holiday book and movie The Polar Express, this electric replica is any kid’s – or, you know, adult’s – dream come true. Complete with a round track (that happens to fit perfectly around a tree) and an air whistle, there are […]

Our Gift Pick of the Day: NFL Helmet & Uniform Set

Franklin Sports Green Bay Packers Youth NFL Deluxe Helmet & Uniform Set (other teams available) If Sunday football is a family event and you can already tell the kid’s got an arm on him, this official NFL logo gear in his favorite team’s colors is sure to score you a touchdown. Complete with a molded […]

How to Get Your Kid to Love Reading: The 100 Best-Ever YA Books

Kids these days, people think. With their smartphones, Bluetooth, and eight ways to chat with their BFFs without leaving the house, attention spans are nonexistent. It’s a scary, scary world. Well, as a member of the Millennial generation, let me enlighten you. I remember life before Google, and my talent for finding distractions was just as […]

Prepare for Squeals of Excitement: 4 Toys the Kids (Really) Want

One wants to be a doctor. The other wants to be a veterinarian. And then there’s always one who wants to be a professional princess or a magician. No matter what they plan on being when they grow up, they’ve got big dreams, and these are the gifts to help feed their curiosity.

Our Gift Pick of the Day: Eric Carle Books

HarperCollins “Eric Carle” Set of 3 Board Books I know what you’re thinking. Where is The Very Hungry Caterpillar, right? Well, this is just the Eric Carle starter kit: perfect replicas of the classic children’s book collection in board-book form. Because if there’s one thing we support kids getting hooked on early (as in, the […]

Put on Your Party Hats: Little Rue Turns Two

What do you mean, the terrible twos? Those are nowhere in sight – promise. Instead, we’re celebrating (hooray!) Little Rue’s second birthday. Complete with party outfits, décor, and, obviously, presents, we just had to share some of the adorable snapshots from the studio photo shoot. Celebrate with us, or recreate the scene for your own […]

Look Ma, No Hands: The Baby Carrier for Busy Parents

Carrying your little one around the old-fashioned way can get pretty (err, extremely) tiring. Besides, how are you supposed to hold that latte and open the door if your hands are tied? Good news. Your new best friend has arrived. With a supportive ergonomic design and endless – seriously – adjusting options, this collection of baby carriers […]

Holy Humidity: How to Outfit Summer's Hottest Hours (Bedtime, Too)

Unfortunately, not every summer soiree includes an easy exit. Sometimes, you have to stick it out – rain, shine, or impossible humidity. So before you head to that next dinner party, take a few hot-summer cues from us. For Men It’s hot and muggy out, and you’re going to sweat. Wear a T-shirt, right? Wrong. […]

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Jared Circosta

Lead Web Developer

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Alexandra Ryan

Styling Director

Ten years ago, I launched a personal shopping business. It was my gateway to styling, from editorial shoots to film sets and, finally, e-commerce. I’m a tomboy at heart, so naturally I have a soft spot for the perfect grey fitted sweatshirt and a great pair of flats.

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Amy Breckenridge

Style Blogger

By day, I’m an executive assistant at Rue. And by night, you’ll find me posting to my personal style blog, Cupcakes & Couture. I’m a lover of all things feminine and whimsical, I’m a collector of vintage designer handbags, and I’m constantly striving to achieve that effortless Parisian-chic look.

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Bari Schorr

Beauty Director

As a born-and-bred New Yorker, I’ve been immersed in style my whole life. I learned the trade at Bloomingdale’s, then moved on to Saks Fifth Avenue, Burberry, and Ralph Lauren. Now, after more than 20 years in luxury retail, I head up Rue’s constantly growing beauty and shoe department.

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Caroline Mauro

Senior Stylist

My first foray into styling was a stint in the wardrobe department on the show What Not to Wear. I often find inspiration in street style, with my personal look skewing on the sportswear and androgynous side. Head-to-toe black? I’m all about it. If you see me with a bright lip, be concerned.

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Elizabeth Burns

Fashion Editor

My career started in personal shopping, where I worked with a global set of well-heeled clients to furnish their wardrobes and homes. That led me to the world of fashion editorial, first at Lucky and now at Rue. I’m a storyteller at heart, whether it’s curating an icon’s style or capturing trends. Outside the office, you’ll find me wandering the halls of the Met.

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Emma Lifvergren

Stylist

When it comes to my style aesthetic, I’m constantly inspired by things other than fashion (think old movies, the book I’m currently reading, and architecture). I dress for my mood, so it’s not unusual to see me in leather and Dr. Martens one day, and penny loafers and a cardigan the next.

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Jacy Pillitteri

Janet Lee

Jess Huckins

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Joanna Berliner

Editor-in-Chief

For nearly a decade, I’ve worked in e-commerce telling style stories. The ones that stand out most? They go deeper than just trends. Think the history behind a Turkish rug or the craft that goes into a pair of Italian boots. That said – you won’t find me taking my own personal style too seriously. If it surprises and delights me, I’ll wear it.

John Camilleri

Creative Director

With more than 20 years in the fashion industry, I’ve worked on everything from mass-market brands to high-end advertising agencies. My kind of men’s style is all about refined simplicity – easy, accessible, and not overthought. Right now, I’m super excited about the all-American look and the iconic labels and personalities that bring it to life.

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Kasey Rowe

Fashion Editor

I’ve spent the past few years translating street style, high fashion, and pop culture into shoppable experiences on Rue. At my core, I am a visual storyteller with a knack for finding low-ticket items that look expensive. In my free time, I obsess over all things home. My dream Saturday? Antiquing in the morning and trying a new recipe at night.

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Kim Watson

Lauren Shimmel

Lauryn Paiva

Lindsay Lambert

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Loredana Buonopane

Fashion Director

I’ve been a fashion editor for fifteen years, freelancing for publications including WWD, Teen Vogue, W, Marie Claire, Glamour, and Lucky. My love for the business extends into styling, too. I especially love vintage shopping and going to flea markets. Fun fact: I once ran a vintage booth on the weekends just for fun.

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Mairead McGonagle

Matt Fischer

Michael DiLorenzo

Mimi the Cat

Guest Curator

Meet Mimi, our fluffiest new curator. Her style icon? Karl Lagerfeld’s kitty Choupette, of course. When she’s not keeping up on catwalk trends, you’ll find Mimi tackling her impressive grooming regimen.

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Sandra Manzanares

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Susie Kostaras

Managing Editor

For more than five years, I’ve bounced between content and e-commerce roles – and I’m most excited when combining the two. I have a passion for uncovering stories, from the humble roots of iconic labels to the ever-growing clean beauty movement. Not surprisingly, I’m a sucker for stylish coffee table books.

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