Define Normal? Normcore Trend Turns Fashion on Its Head

For years, the most talked-about trends were thought to be unique, unexpected, and exciting. Then, just when we were getting the hang of things, normcore happened. Lost? Let’s take a closer look at the style so average, it’s edgy. The term, a hybrid of “normal” and “hardcore,” means normal to the nth degree. Basically, it’s […]

A Harem-Pant History: From the Persian Empire to Hammertime

With a relaxed fit and cinched hem, the harem pant is a cool option on a hot day. But before you seek stylish relief in this versatile piece, find out where it has cropped up in the past. First appearing in Persia 2,000 years ago, the original loose-fitting pant was a practical and modest choice for […]

More Than Just a Number: The Trick to Finding a Just-Right Fit

The difference between a relative fit and finding a piece of clothing with that just-right feel? Completely attainable – with an understanding of alpha sizing, that is. Lost? Don’t worry. We’re about to break it down for you. Alpha sizing is actually the designation for two numeric sizes. According to the Wall Street Journal, it’s […]

Watch & Learn: The Theory Behind Chanel’s Color Palette

This past fall, Chanel launched a series of short films recounting the history of its now-iconic brand. And last week, the online storyboard (aptly named Inside Chanel) released its 11th chapter. Giving viewers an inside look at the label’s key colors and what they meant to the brand’s visionary, Coco Chanel, it’s the most interesting installment to […]

Ladies in Wading: A Look at the Lengths Beachgoers Went to Cover Up

Today, baring skin at the beach is the norm – but that wasn’t always the case. Let’s rewind a century or so and observe the difference between wearing a cover-up and being told to cover up. Victorian Bathing Machines In Victorian England, beach etiquette was a big deal. If women wanted to swim, a contraption […]

Reading Between the Lines: A Breakdown of Contemporary Label Names

The meaning behind a label’s name isn’t always as straightforward as Chanel (it’s Coco’s surname). Today, many designers go for more elusive monikers, often paying homage to muses and family members. Here are the stories behind a few of our favorites.

Beyond Ball Gowns: Met Gala Honoree Made Practical Pieces, Too

On Monday, The Metropolitan Museum of Art celebrated the career of American couturier Charles James – first with an exhibit featuring the designer’s famous ball gowns and then with a white-tie and decorations theme at the Met Gala. But while Monday may have been all about James’s more extravagant designs, he’s also known for some pretty […]

Green Chic: A Guide to 4 Eco-Friendly Fabrics

Making Mother Nature proud and staying on-trend? Easy. This season, some of the biggest names in fashion are incorporating eco-friendly fabrics into their designs. But before you shop, check out this breakdown of today’s most popular sustainable threads.

Color-Coded: The Masculine History of Soft Pink

Pink is for girls and blue is for boys, right? Not always the case. Yes, when it comes to color, it’s time to rethink those gender stereotypes. Because, as it turns out, it was men who first identified with the hue (and this is long before pink polos were popular). You see, before WWII, society […]

Fashion Throwback: The Bucket Bag Reemerges

It’s official: Bucket bags are back. So if you held onto one from a decade ago – or inherited an aunt’s 70s original – you’re in luck. But before you set out on a recon mission to secure said bag, let’s take a closer look at this carry-all’s past. It all began in the 1970s, […]

The d’Orsay: A Look at This Season’s Must-Have Shoe

Flat or heeled, d’Orsays are officially the shoe of the spring season. But before you grab a pair of both (like I did), let’s take a look at the origin of this namesake style.

Fashion Flashback: The Return of Overalls

It’s official: 90s grunge is back. Which means your favorite childhood overalls are about to become a wardrobe must-have. But before you track down an old pair and start partying like it’s 1999, let’s take a look back at how this denim one-piece became popular in the first place.

The Platform Shoe: A High-Style History

Fashion, like history, often repeats itself. Case in point: platforms. With each generation, the high-style shoe seems to reappear. So, before you go tossing out last season’s wedges, let’s take a look at where platforms came from and how they’ve been reinvented time and again.

The Curators

Jared Circosta

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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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Ashley Bell

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

Jessica Smith

Jillian Hudon

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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Natasha Iwanow

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Sandra Manzanares

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Shaina Malkin

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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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