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Meet Christina Samoylov: The Woman Behind Designer Vault

The founder of this Chanel-exclusive consignment shop tells all.

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Must-Read: A Snapshot History of Coco Chanel

From her humble beginnings to the making of a fashion empire.

Style Icon: Coco Chanel

Coco Chanel’s legendary vision forever redefined how women dress. And though her name is often used synonymously with femininity, many of her genius designs were actually sparked by menswear. Here’s a peek at some of Mademoiselle Chanel’s most memorable borrowed-from-the-boys looks. Styling with Jersey Knowing it was inexpensive and figure-flattering, Coco purchased a surplus of jersey to use in her first collection. Until then, […]

Happy to Hear It: Pharrell Williams Named Fashion Icon

As if the titles of musician, producer, and designer weren’t impressive enough, Pharrell can now add Fashion Icon Award winner to his accolades. The mogul will be honored for his contributions to style at the 2015 CFDA Fashion Awards on June 1. From co-founding luxury sportswear brand Billionaire Boys Club to collaborating with Chanel, Pharrell has spent the past decade […]

The Latest Chanel Bag Looks Like a Cardigan (Yes, Really)

Per usual, Chanel has caused a very chic stir. With Kristen Stewart headlining its just-released handbag campaign (and Vanessa Paradis baring all), the iconic French brand introduced the Girl bag. And in true Karl Lagerfeld fashion, the silhouette is anything but ordinary. Image via style.com With a decorative button placket and dual front pockets, the Girl resembles a classic Chanel […]

Most Coveted: A Peek at This Week's Boutiques

Ulyana Sergeenko, the Russian street-style sensation and couture fashion designer, is known for dressing to the nines. Her signature look combines old-world luxe with uber-feminine details. And in this week’s picks, there’s no denying she’d catch a photographer’s eye. Chanel Leather Kisses Tote. This bag? It’s one for the ages. Let the artsy pattern stand out against a […]

Most Coveted: A Peek at This Week’s Boutiques

This spring, the LWD (little white dress) is poised to be much more than simply a wedding staple. Just look to this Diane von Furstenberg sheer black-and-white lace number that is anything but bridal. Then, channel the combo from head-to-toe with these four monochrome must-haves. Cameo Dress. The open racer-style back combined with black stripes along the hemline give […]

Bare Feet & Bouclé Jackets: Gisele Models for Chanel (Again)

She may have just wrapped a Baz Luhrmann–directed Chanel No. 5 film, but Gisele Bündchen isn’t stopping there. She’s going for the whole campaign. The French luxury house released the full set of images for its Spring/Summer 2015 campaign, starring none other than the Brazilian supermodel. Shot in black and white, Gisele poses barefoot in front of recognizable Parisian […]

Cara Delevingne & Pharrell: Chanel's Newest Film Stars

As if Cara Delevingne isn’t already good at everything, now she can officially add “singer” to her résumé. Confirming reports that Cara was making music with Pharrell Williams, Chanel has just unveiled a teaser for its next short film, Reincarnation. Meant to promote Chanel’s Métiers d’Art collection showing next month in Salzburg, Austria, the clip stars Cara and […]

The Best-Dressed List: This Week’s Winning Looks

  Feminine looks ruled the red carpet this week. With rich florals, embellishments, and layered silhouettes, each of these looks offer an of-the-moment twist on classic beauty. Michelle Monaghan donned a romantic floral Dolce & Gabbana dress at a gala in Beverly Hills, perfectly balancing a lavish color palette with timeless accessories and a neutral beauty look. Jessica Alba turned to a ladylike top and […]

Gisele Bündchen Stars in a Mesmerizing Chanel Film

When Chanel taps supermodel Gisele Bündchen and director Baz Luhrmann for a short film – well, we obviously perk up. The result is a visual spectacle to celebrate the house’s iconic Chanel No. 5 perfume, which the label made sure to hype up with a 15-second teaser clip, a star-studded dinner, and its first-ever Instagram posts. As a moody […]

The Best-Dressed List: Looks from September 7 to 13

  All eyes have been on the streets and runways of New York Fashion Week, but another city caught our eye as well. Celebs flocked to Canada for photo calls and premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival – and as always, they brought their red carpet A-game. 1. Kate Bosworth wore the color of […]

Mini-Me: Lucky Editor Eva Chen's Stylish Pregnancy Announcement

You’re not a true Instagram celebrity until you have a signature selfie pose, and Lucky magazine editor Eva Chen is no exception. The industry expert regularly snaps her bag, shoes, and snack in the backseat of many a NYC taxi – but yesterday morning, something was a little unusual. Next to Eva’s quilted Chanel purse, classic New Balance kicks, […]

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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

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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

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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

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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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