What Are You (Really) Wearing? For the Love of Chiffon

As a top trend in 2013, chiffon combines elegance with effortless style – but what exactly makes this sheer beauty such a standout?

What Are You (Really) Wearing? The Backstory on Brogues

Baffled by brogues? Get the scoop on this on-trend shoe here: Brogues – a general term referring to the wing-tip oxford style – originated in Ireland and Scotland in the early 20th century. Countrymen wore these low-heeled, leather lace-ups with perforations (which were originally designed to allow water to drain from the shoes in wet […]

What Are You (Really) Wearing? The Oxford Shirt

Want to get the look of laid-back sophistication? The oxford shirt is the epitome of this paradox. But just what about the prep school–inspired staple has everyone buttoning up in order to dress down? Just before the turn of the 20th century, a Scottish mill produced a number of fabrics named after prestigious universities. These […]

What Are You (Really) Wearing? The Scoop on Sun-Protective Fabrics

Now trending: stylish sun protection. That is, cover-up designs made from fabrics that can protect you from the sun’s harmful UV rays. We’ve learned that layering on this “UPF” clothing, as it’s called, is just as important as lathering on the SPF. So let’s shed some light on it, shall we? UPF – short for […]

What Are You (Really) Wearing? The Lowdown on Chinos

Second only to the polo shirt, there are few summer styles as preppy as the chino pant. We’ve admired the short version (sans polo) as a longtime Kennedy family favorite for touch-football games – but what exactly gives this staple its completely casual appeal? Like most menswear styles, the chino pant is military-inspired. It was […]

What Are You (Really) Wearing? Let’s Talk Turquoise

When it comes to summer, style is less about braving the elements and more about wearing them. Case in point: turquoise. Year after year, this rock reigns supreme as the official add-on to warm-weather ensembles. But just how did it gain its popularity (and that beloved blue-green hue)? A staple in Southwestern-inspired jewelry, some of […]

What Are You (Really) Wearing? All About Ikat

With the tribal trend all the rage, ikat is definitely having a moment. It’s cropping up on everything from hand-tufted rugs to breezy summer scarves. Here’s a little background on the ethnic-inspired design you’ll be seeing splashed all over this summer. Ikat – pronounced “ee-kat” – is one of the world’s oldest traditions in textile […]

What Are You (Really) Wearing? The Lowdown on Dip-Dyed Ombré

Oh, ombré – it’s one effortless summer style that surely won’t fade. And rest assured, this gradient palette of color isn’t the tie-dye of your heyday. Whether you shop the look or go for DIY, there’s more to know about the dip-dye process than what meets the eye. Ombré – the French word for “shaded” – […]

What Are You (Really) Wearing? The Cork Breakdown

From wedges to wall décor, it seems cork is popping up everywhere this summer. And sure, it’s a given that this material works well as a wine stopper, but what makes it such a fashion favorite? This neutral material is harvested from the bark of cork oak trees lining the forests of the Mediterranean. Once […]

What Are You (Really) Wearing? So. Many. Stripes.

With Memorial Day weekend in our rear view and the official kickoff to summer style underway, bold stripes have made their annual return to our closets. Here, we talk the past and present of three of the season’s most iconic renditions. Nautical Stripes This alternating pattern of blue and white began in the 19th century […]

What Are You (Really) Wearing? The Mother-of-Pearl Rundown

You’ve noticed mother-of-pearl accents on everything from watch faces to buttons. If you’re like me, though, you probably haven’t given such details much thought beyond admiring their luster. So let’s pause for a second: what exactly is mother-of-pearl? In an effort to avoid a fashion faux pas, I did some digging and found out. For […]

What Are You (Really) Wearing? The Story Behind Seersucker

A seersucker piece is a timeless classic in any wardrobe – but what exactly makes this sunny fabric a summertime staple? Seersucker is cotton with a slightly subdued stripe design. It’s woven in a way that puckers the material and elevates it away from the skin. The shirred effect gives seersucker breathability and makes it […]

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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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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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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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Lauren Shimmel

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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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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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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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