We call them smiley lines, although they make us anything but happy. Those creases that we all get just below our bum, in the jeans that don’t fit us quite as tight as the day we bought them. It seems no matter how many sizes down we squeeze ourselves into, even the most expensive denim eventually grows into something a little bigger than what we actually are.
Cry no more. There is finally a solution that will bring smiles to our faces, and not our backsides. J Brand just launched a new ‘Photo Ready’ style, cut from a high-tec fabric that is ultra-stretchy but still holds its shape after many wears – no bagging, guaranteed.
Here at Rouge, we just received our very first delivery of this magnificent fit phenomenon. The Mid-Rise Skinny Jean in Utopia retails at $218 and is every bit as dreamy as described. Don’t take our word for it though, stop in and see for yourself! We know where your smiles will be! :)
No pain, no gain. That’s the price of beauty. Blah, blah…OW.
How often do we aspiring fashionistas dismiss the consequences of our glamour? In the world of fashion and style, comfort much to often takes a backseat to presentation.
While there will always be situations in our lives that demand the inevitable torture by our clothing, there is also a cheat to the system.
I am personally obsessed with Tart Collections. I bow down to it’s ability to make it’s hostess feel as if she was wearing pajamas while simultaneously portraying a impeccably put-together outfit. It doesn’t get any better than that, ladies.
A brilliant blend of modal and spandex creates a bedtime comfort, while concurrently maintaining an amazing fit, design, color and print.
(Thereby fooling the world that thinks you are undergoing some brutal penalty for looking so good.)
My personal favorite piece is the Genie, shown to the left. It’s a maxi dress with spaghetti straps and tiered bodice. While the dramatic deep-V detail in the back isn’t bra friendly, the ruffle in the front eliminates any potential headlight issues. Those beautiful geniuses thought of everything.
Love, love, love. There are two left at Rouge in this particular print. As always, we can order other colors and sizes. It’s hot in solid black too
It was beautiful, yet slightly chilly, early morning in Princeton when I began the day of our Spring photo shoot. By 6:45 AM, I was armed with my second cup of coffee and parked in front of La Jolie Salon & Spa, waiting for the very talented stylist Delia to join me en route to NYC.
We arrived at the Tribeca apartment of Rouge owner, Collie Jennings to begin the busy day ahead of us. There we met the renowned photographer, Maxim Bashchenko, discussed the stylists goals we had for the first part of the shoot and began hair and makeup.
Although the sun was shining, it looked a lot warmer outside than it actually was…but our dedicated team braved the crisp wind and began shooting the Resort Report. The spot we first chose was Battery Park – a beautiful location, and the home of a beautiful water scene with many flowers and gorgeous trees we had to use to our artistic advantage.
The hours passed by quickly as we worked together to shoot many different resort outfits. When we completed them all, we retreated to Collie’s apartment for nourishment and a hair and makeup transformation. We kept our break short, eager to catch the sunlight for a bit longer.
We were able to capture one more look in the remaining day light, but the rest would have to be shot in the dark. A task that was obtainable with our extremely talented photographer!
It was late in the evening when we proclaimed the shoot a wrap and left the city streets feeling tired yet accomplished. It took a strong, determined team to capture so many looks in one single day – but we had succeeded! We are now diligently working on choosing our bests shots, editing and finally publishing them. Stay tuned to see the fruits of our labor and Rouge’s elaborate presentation of the beautiful trends and styling tips of Spring 2012!
Will you be dazzling at midnight come 2012? Let your rouge girls help you find your perfect outfit. From the elegant jewels of local Hanna Schindler Designs to the ever flattering dresses of Susana Monaco, we have the perfect cuts, styles, and colors for every girl to shine in this New Year’s Eve.
Waverly Grey Rhys Dress
$245 $196; Joie Love Street Wedge Booties $295 $221.25; Hanna Schindler Designs Multiple Hoop 14k Gold $189; Marc Jacobs Eugenie Clutch $495; Kai Eau de Parfum $76
Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent Burgundy Long Sleeve Pleated Dress
$225$180; Sophia Turquoise Drop Necklace $195; Marc Jacobs Juliette Bag $1,295; Philosophy Unconditional Love Eau de Toilette $40
Waverly Grey Katie Dress
$255 $204; Bloch Black Ballet Flat $155; BesoBeso Dark Wood Round $105 and Labradorite Round $155; Hanna Schindler Designs 14k Gold Necklace $89; Philosophy Falling in Love Eau de Toilette $40
Susana Monaco Black One Shoulder Dress
$162 $129.60; Hanna Schindler Designs Antique Swarovski Crystal Necklace $279; JoJo Loves You Clear Swarovski Antique Crystal Party Bling Earrings; Philosophy Inner Grace Body Spritz $25
Happy New Year!
Baby, it’s cold outside! Last week’s snow is still lingering on street corners and in parking lots. It’s as if Princeton’s normally beautiful Fall foliage decided to take the year off. The signs all seem to point to a nasty, bitter cold winter ahead. That is, unless you happen to be curled up under a comfy White + Warren cashmere travel wrap, in which case it’ll probably look more like a magical winter wonderland…
For those in the know, cashmere wool is truly a gift from nature, more specifically a gift from the Capra hircus Laniger goat, native to the Himalayan region in Northern India. This region, also known as Kashmir, lends its name to the wool so many of us love and cherish in the less pleasant months of the year. The goats grow multiple coats to fend off the cold: a coarse overcoat on the outside, and a downy, soft undercoat underneath that’s made up of fine, but highly insulating hairs. In the spring, the goats shed their undercoat, leaving us with soft downy hair we recognize as what’s in our favorite cable knit sweater. Kings, Shahs and Emperors all relished the fleecy garments, so much so that they insisted on being painted shown wrapped in cashmere so as to suggest their wealth and power. Wars were truly fought over the rights to trade cashmere wool.
Nowadays, cashmere is a little more affordable and easily acquired (no more trekking through the Himalayas!) We Rouge girls love White +Warren cashmere because it’s made using a fine gauge and not piled unnecessarily high – it’s just the right thickness and softness to be your favorite winter scarf. Plus it comes in fun colors like pumpkin, citrus and sky blue. Just in time for the weather, Rouge is hosting a White + Warren trunk show from today through Sunday (November 6th). Come sip champagne, browse the selection and enjoy 20% all trunk show merchandise!
Only in Paris do you receive Fashion TV with a relatively standard cable subscription. This station plays fashion show after fashion show, right now focusing on this past week’s runway shows in NYC for Spring-Summer 2012 Ready-to-Wear. For those of you not graced with this channel, they do have a website where you can access streaming runway shows and view the different channels for different countries: www.ftv.com. (pretty cool.)
|While watching the various runway shows, I was acquainted with Spring-Summer 2012‘s big trend: White. White is running rampant through the SS12 RTW New York shows with flowing white fabrics mixed with structured white ensembles. Diane von Furstenberg claimed “I did something I’ve never done before – I started with white,” opening her show this season with five white looks featuring slouchy dresses and relaxed translucent jackets. New York saw another all white opening during the Nicholas K show and with Cushnie & Ochs’ “Space Age meets ‘Mad Men’” collection.|
For the Fall 2011 Couture shows, the big shots like Givenchy, Elie Saab, and Valentino proved to us that although summer is on the outs, white isn’t going anywhere. Forget the fashion faux pas of “no white after labor day”. This passé style law is speculated to have been established by the re-entry into the city by the elite on Labor Day, who then stowed away their summer whites as a farewell to their estival holidays. Laura Fitzpatrick for Time Magazine wrote that this rule has been challenged “as far back as the 1920′s [when] Coco Chanel made white a year-round staple.” If we were to respect this American taboo worldwide, France and the United Kingdom wouldn’t be wearing whites past mid-spring as their ‘Labor Days’ hit in the beginning of May, and besides, haven’t you heard of winter white? I think it’s officially time to put this rule to rest.
Elie Saab Fall 2011 Couture. This collection is absolutely stunning, please take a second to look through the entire show. The models walked right out of a fairytale.
|Valentino Fall 2011 Couture|
|Cushnie & Ochs SS 2012 RTW|
|Diane von Furstenberg SS12 RTW|
|Tadashi Sohji SS12 RTW. Beautiful gown.|
|Maria Grachvogel Emperor Coat in Bone.|
Today, Women’s Wear Daily announced that one of our favorite denim lines at Rouge, Hudson, is launching a sportswear collection with styles for women and men. WWD reported the designs – all made in Portugal – “consist of woven shirts, tunics, Henleys, hoodies, dresses and military jackets” from “key fabrics [including] lightweight cottons, Modal, cotton voile and burnout styles”.
Also, Hudson is hyping five-pocket denim styles for the Spring, a change from their signature flap pocket style: “Five-pockets add a new dimension to the company” creative director Ben Taverniti commented on the style change. Make sure to keep a lookout for the new style in Rouge this Spring 2012.
As for the present, visit Hudson‘s Fall 2011 Campaign Virtual Premiere to see the sultry Georgia May Jagger sporting the brand’s top looks for this Fall in a Premiere Video and behind the scenes photoshoot.
Would you be interested in wearing Hudson‘s new sportswear collection? Tell us your thoughts!
[source: Hudson Jeans]
As July blazes on with record highs, we are trying our best to keep things cool here at Rouge. We Rouge Girls are not only opening our doors as a refuge from the heat, but we are also offering price melting summer sales from 20% to 80% off!
With our Dot Sale you will find Genetic Denim, JBrand, Malibu Denim, Paige, Rachel Pally, Illia, Waverly Grey, Autumn Cashmere, Marika Charles, and much more with Red, Yellow, Green, or Blue Dots indicating discounts of 40% off (red), 50% off (yellow), 60%off (green), and $40 pants (blue). Also in our refreshing summer refuge, you’ll find 20% off white denim, Michael stars tees and tanks, and summer dress from Calypso, Susana Monaco, Waverly Grey, Illia, Improvd, and others; 30% off bathing suits, cover-ups, and shorts; and a cool 20% off ALL summer shoes and sandals (including Jack Rogers)!
Lastly, for our devoted blog readers, this weekend until Sunday, July 24th, summer scarves will be 10% off. Make sure to mention this post!
Some cool deals for our fiery customers.
[source: Edith Palermo]
… and get your Jacks before they walk off with Jill.
In case you’ve been too busy lounging at the pool or basking in the sun, Rouge is having some amazing mid-summer sales at the moment: 30% off bathing suits, cover-ups, and shorts, 20% off white denim, Michael Stars tees & tanks, and summer dresses, and the cherry on top, a delicious summer shoe discount. Since June 29th, all summer shoes and sandals are now 20% off!
What’s the juiciest part of all? Jack Rogers are included in this sale. The classic summer Navajo Sandal from Palm Beach, which usually doesn’t go on sale until atleast the fall, ranges from $76.80 to $84 – down from
$96 to $105. Pop in to create your perfect Jackie O look while we still have your size!
This past weekend I spent canoeing, hiking and enjoying the crisp air of Lake Clear, NY, also known as the Adirondacks. As some of you may know, the climate up north can change in the drop of a hat. One moment, sunny and warm, the next, windy and rainy! If there are two things one would consider bringing with them (like if you were deserted on an island), I would resort to an anorak and a cashmere wrap. My wrap and I were so inseparable, my boyfriend named it, affectionately, Dori. And so, my alter ego, providing softness and warmth has provided me with company as well.
Just remember, the next trip you take, bring a wrap!