As April draws to a close, we find ourselves in the midst of what we like to call the "Spring Teaser." Sunshine flirts with us throughout the day only to coolly withdraw behind the clouds just as we're beginning to feel all warm and fuzzy. Getting dressed is puzzling, as we try to decipher whether to wear our winter clothes or our new summer styles. So, what's a fashionista to do? The answer is simple: Layer!
Spring Jackets are essential to this sporadic warm weather. They allow us to wear our favorite Spring/Summer blouses and dresses while still keeping our arms completely goose-bump free. So, celebrate Spring by breaking out your sun-loving wardrobe, but protect yourself from those chilly moments by layering one of our five essential jackets on top of your favorite new styles...
Looking for something a little less structured? Or simply in need of an extra layer? Our White+Warren Cashmere Travel Wraps will keep you warm and toasty while adding a fun pop of Spring color to any outfit...
So, celebrate Spring! Don't let the chill in the air keep you from looking your best...
Stop into Rouge, and layer up!
In recent years, denim has evolved from a sub-category of pants to a fashion genre in and of itself. Season to season, and even month to month, we see new trends rise and fall on the denim scene, as different colors, fabrications, finishes, and silhouettes keep us on our toes. So, lucky for us, each month, our favorite team at J Brand puts together a newsletter to highlight the key, of-the-moment trends in the world of denim, and lucky for you, they're kind enough to share...
For April, the most relevant J Brand trend for the Rouge Girl is white denim in both classic and unexpected styles. We love a simple, classic white skinny jean that we can pair with anything from a bright t-shirt for a casual look to a blazer for a more polished look. But, we are also totally loving the distressed white denim trend that has emerged for Spring 2014. A skinny white jean with distressing at the knee adds an edgy twist to a crisp classic. Pair with a breezy silk top, chunky layered necklaces, and your favorite sandals for a Spring/Summer look that will leave even the most devout fashionistas feeling style envy...
At Rouge, we believe that true style is timeless. While we love bringing you the latest fashions, we get even more excited when we find a style that transcends the seasonal trends and becomes a generational staple. So, this weekend, we invite you to celebrate the iconic Jack Rogers...
Jack Rogers shoes had an inspired beginning on the isle of Capri in the early 60s. It was the heyday of the international jet set, a swirl of famous faces and names, lounging poolside in colorful caftans, wearing sherbet shades against the Mediterranean backdrop. Chic as it was, one person stood out as the most vibrant of all: Jackie Kennedy. The First Lady, known for her impeccable style, never looked better than when she was off-duty—with her innate charisma, she had a way of making simple pieces look absolutely sublime.
It was on one of these Italian holidays that Jackie first met the shoe style that would become the Jack Rogers Navajo, a flat sandal characterized by whipstitched leather and an iconic rondelle. On her return to Palm Beach, Jackie brought the shoe to a local cobbler and an icon was born. Easy and elegant, it quickly became a warm weather essential for women of all ages—not to mention their sisters, best friends and daughters.
Initially inspired by a fashion icon, today, Jack Rogers sandals have become iconic in and of themselves. The Navajo continues to be a wardrobe essential for stylish women all over the globe. Simple yet chic, this flat sandal can be worn with everything from denim to chinos to dresses. Today, the sandal has taken on a modern look with the addition of metallic finishes and bright pops of color.
Jack Rogers has also moved beyond the classic Navajo thong and introduced new fits and shapes. The line has even taken sandals to new heights by introducing a wedge silhouette that flatters your legs with an elongating width. In the midst of all of the new, the line stays true to its roots--always exercising expert craftsmanship and finishing the look with its signature whipstitch detail. With its enduring appeal and classic style, Jack Rogers is still the "it" sandal for the modern fashionista.
This weekend, we invite you to celebrate over 50 years of fashion with us at our very own Jack Rogers Trunk Show. Stop in to store to shop an endless selection of Navajos and beyond, and treat yourself to a bit of fashion history!
As temperatures soar into the seventies, ladies all over town are taking of their pants (gasp!)...because as much as we love our jeans, we love our jean shorts even more! Cute, comfortable, and oh-so-cheeky, denim shorts are an essential part of our Spring/Summer wardrobe. And, for Spring 2014, J Brand, our go-to designer for all things denim, has gone far beyond the classic blue low-rise (which we still love, and always will!) to offer us a variety of fits and styles—from a more relaxed boyfriend fit that's effortlessly cool to a printed cut-off that highlights our playful side...
Paired with flip-flops and a t-shirt for a casual look or styled with booties and a silk blouse for a more fashion-forward effect, denim shorts are simply a must-have for every Rouge girl, so stop into store today to find your perfect fit!
As dedicated fashionistas, we love looking our best. Unfortunately, on our quest for high style, we are often asked to sacrifice comfort. Stiff fabrics and tight zippers may leave us looking good on the outside, but feeling itchy and restricted--and there is certainly nothing fashionable about that. Lucky for us, Susana Monaco has designed a line of sexy, flirty summer dresses that offer both the perfect fit and feel...
Susana Monaco dresses are made from a nylon/spandex blend fabric that is both soft enough to move with us and strong enough to hold all of our most important assets firmly in place. Machine washable and completely wrinkle proof, these dresses are perfect for travel...or any woman frequently on the move! Available in a wide range of colors and a variety of figure-flattering silhouettes, Susana Monaco dresses represent the ultimate in fashion-forward function.
On any given day, you'd find designer, Susana Monaco in her loft, sketching and draping and constantly striving to perfect her skill at flattering the female form. During the day, the picture window behind her floods the room with sunlight, illuminating her creativity as it permeates the seamless, open space...
Susana was born in New Jersey. Growing up surrounded by art and sculpture, it sparked her ardor for color and classic lines. Susana's father was an engineer and tailor. He owned an apparel manufacturing company which he started in the 1960’s where he made women’s suits. Susana gained full exposure to the ins and outs of tailoring a garment at an early age and by the time she reached her early teens, she was proficient in the technical details.
At seventeen years old, Susana moved to New York City where she studied design at the Fashion Institute of Technology. If she wasn’t studying, she was sketching, and her early designs were met with rave reviews from her friends and peers. After graduating, Susana moved to Miami where, infused with the warmth of the tropics, she showcased her collection to a number of boutiques. The verdict was unanimous – they loved it. Propelled by her success, Susana moved back to New York in 2000 to open her own showroom.
Susana’s designs have garnered worldwide recognition. Her loyal following is drawn to the high quality fabrics, meticulous attention to detail, and the clothing’s timeless appeal.
A brand new shipment of Susana Monaco dresses just arrived at Rouge...
In just four days, the Easter Bunny will bestow treats upon children all over the world. And, as we trek from family gatherings to church services to brunches galore, don’t we deserve something sweet of our own? The perfect Easter outfit would certainly do the trick. So, hop on over to Rouge, and give yourself the ultimate Easter treat: the gift of style. Here are our suggestions for how to look your Sunday Best…
There’s no shortage of things to love about warmer weather: short-shorts, flirty dresses, and countless hours outside in the sunshine. However, as much as we adore the great outdoors, we can’t say we feel the same way about the mosquitos and gnats that tend to crash our summertime soirees. To put it concisely: bugs bite, literally. And, until now, our only options for avoiding the little pests have left us smelling like chemicals or citronella—not exactly ideal for summer loving… Well, we are pleased to announce that times have changed. Introducing Aromaflage, now available at Rouge…
About the Fragrance
Aromaflage™ is a fine fragrance that also repels insects. From the Southeast Asian tropics, Aromaflage combines notes of citrus fruit, warm cedarwood, silken vanilla,& nourishing Vitamin E. Aromaflage is the perfect fragrance holiday travel and stocking stuffers. It is your healthy alternative to living your outdoor chic lifestyle.
A Southeast Asian Tradition
Aromaflage is comprised of aromatic essential oils native to the Southeast Asian region. Our fragrance is inspired by the age-old tradition of using botanical extracts to repel insects, a practice first documented by ancient Roman, Greek, and Indian scholars and is still common throughout tropical regions worldwide. Aromaflage also contains nourishing Vitamin E, recognized for its restorative properties and protective anti-oxidants, helping to fortify the skin against damaging elements of the outdoors.
The Aromaflage Commitment to Quality and Functionality
Our custom 50ml bottles are made from the finest glass in the world, designed in the south of France, and are decorated with precious 24K gold. Aromaflage comes packaged in a travel friendly pouch which lends itself to on-the-go use.
The Aromaflage Story
Aromaflage was founded by husband and wife team Mikey and Momo Fensterstock. United by their entrepreneurial spirit, Momo is a graduate of Harvard Business School and Mikey is pursuing his MBA at The Johns Hopkins Carey School of Business. But, what truly bonds the couple is their shared fervor for discovery. When they discovered an exotic, botanical fragrance that doubles as a bug repellent while travelling in Southeast Asia, they knew that had to share it with the world. Thus, they combined their business acumen with their passion for innovation, and Aromaflage was born.
Aromaflage has already made a huge splash amongst the who’s who of fashion. With write-ups on Daily Candy and Refinery29 and a special spot on the Today Show, the secret to repelling bugs while attracting everyone else is officially out, and summer nights are suddenly looking even more inviting!
After what feels like an eternity of writing about how to battle the cold, winter months, I think it is finally safe to say that Spring has arrived! The past few days of sunshine seem to have brought a new sense of happiness and optomism to us all. And, as we cautiously begin to think about packing away our wool sweaters and down coats, it is also time to think about outfitting the beach days that lie ahead! And, if “outfitting” is what we are looking to do, then we need look no further than ViX. Unlike so many swimwear companies, ViX has taken an all-encompassing approach to resortwear, offering everything from bikinis to cover-ups to sexy summer dresses. A one-stop shop for all things au soleil, the ViX collection represents the ultimate in summer glamour…
ViX's sexy collection of resort wear for women features some of the most forward-thinking spins on beach fashion today. The swimsuit line shines, incorporating super-hot tortoiseshell details and cutting-edge materials like resin to accentuate ViX's trademark leather and gold accessories. The ViX collections include a number of flowy beach cover ups and dresses, sarongs, hats, bags and sandals, perfect for the pool and the palapa alike…
Paula Hermanny is the genious designer behind the expansive resort brand. Inspired and educated by her grandmothers—one of whom was a seamstress, the other a glamorous, worldy fashionista—Paula’s career as a designer almost seemed predestined. Having inherited an eye with which to recognize and conceive of great fashion and a hand capable of actualizing her visions, Paula married her creative and technical skills in creating ViX…
Today the brand is a world-wide success, offering cutting-edge fashion of the highest quality. A favorite of celebrities and often featured in editorials in Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Marie Claire, and more, ViX is recognized as a leading force in the Resort and Swimwear arena.
The latest ViX styles are now available at Rouge—just in time for this beautiful weather!
P.S. Just a Reminder that our J Brand event is taking place in store today! Stop in and get styled by Oscar Adames, J Brand’s renowned “Denim Guru”!!
Today the brand is a world-wide success, offering cutting-edge fashion of the highest quality. A favorite of celebrities and often featured in editorials in Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Marie Claire, and more, ViX is recognized as a leading force in the Resort and Swimwear arena
Every fashionista knows that denim is the single most essential piece in a woman’s wardrobe. A great pair of jeans keeps us looking and feeling good day in and day out. We dress denim up and down, we wear it to work and play, and nothing makes us feel more confident than the perfect fit. Unfortunately, sometimes finding that perfect fit can be a bit daunting, but fear not ladies, because, this Saturday, J Brand’s “Denim Guru” is coming to Rouge…
Oscar Adames is the Fit Specialist (aka “Denim Guru”) at J Brand, our all-time favorite denim line. He has worked in the fashion industry for 17 years and has been specializing in J Brand for the past seven. He is not only an expert in denim, but also an expert on how to style denim to best highlight a woman’s assets, making her look and feel her best. Made Paper interviewed Oscar last September for some tips and insight into his denim genius…
What is the most common mistake women make when buying denim?
Women always think they are one size bigger than they are. They focus on what they think their faults are rather than accenting the positives. Focus on the style and fit that looks best on you rather than hiding what you think is wrong.
Is there a fit or style that is a universally flattering fit for most body types? Skinny, Straight, Flare, Boot Cut?
J Brand Maria High Rise Skinny is a universal fit for women.
What is your most asked question when fitting women?
“Does my “sitting area” look good in these jeans?”
Are your subjects more likely to buy “outside of their comfort zone” when you fit them?
Yes. I get women to wear what looks good on them rather than what they “think” looks good on them. The way others see you is not how you see yourself and this is a hard thing for women to understand on their own.
What “rules” can you give our readers for buying a great pair of jeans?
BE OPEN MINDED. Be open to multiple styles that will accent different areas of your shape in different outfits. You may need a few different pair of jeans to complete different looks – don’t settle on one pair or fit.
Who is your easiest subject to fit in a jean?
A confident women who is not afraid to show what she has. Jeans are like bathing suits: they show everything. A woman who is not afraid to walk out that door showing what God gave her always wears them best!
–interview courtesy of www.madepaper.com
Oscar will be in store all day Saturday to help you find your perfect J Brand fit! Call or email us to make an appointment today or stop in on Saturday and let the Denim Guru style you! The best part? The more you shop, the more you save!
-Purchase a pair of J Brand Jeans and be entered into a raffle to win a free pair!
-Plus, take advantage of our “Stock Up” Trunk Show Promotion:
Buy 1 Pair, Receive 15% Off
Buy 2 Pairs, Receive 20% Off
Buy 3 Pairs or More, Receive 25% Off!
P.S. Can’t make it on Saturday or just can’t wait to embark on your denim education?! Check out our Spring 2014 J
Brand Style Guide, and find your perfect pair of jeans!
While her name has become synonymous with her iconic handbags, Rebecca Minkoff’s reign over the fashion empire reaches much further than accessories. In fact, Minkoff stands out as a leader among the rising advanced contemporary ready-to-wear market, and her cutting-edge design sensibility makes her a force to be reckoned with.
Our latest delivery of Rebecca Minkoff RTW (now available in store!) plays on notions of positive and negative space. From a feminine silk blouse with just the right amount of peekaboo lace to a fashion-forward leather cutout shift dress, Minkoff’s styles offer a fresh perspective to our favorite fabrics…
“An industry leader in accessible luxury handbags, accessories, footwear and apparel, Rebecca Minkoff’s playful and subtly edgy designs can be spotted around the world on young women and celebrities alike. After developing an affinity for design while in the costume department in high school, Rebecca Minkoff moved to New York City at only 18 years old to pursue her dream of becoming a fashion designer…
In 2005, Rebecca designed her first handbag, which she soon dubbed the “Morning After Bag,” a.k.a. the “M.A.B.” This iconic bag ignited Rebecca’s career as a handbag designer and inspired her “downtown romantic”-themed designs in the years to come…
After four years of designing statement-making handbags and accessories with her trademark leathers, studs and edgy hardware, Rebecca returned to her roots of apparel design and introduced her first ready-to-wear collection in 2009.
Today, Rebecca Minkoff has developed into a global lifestyle brand with a wide range of accessories, footwear, apparel, handbags and jewelry as well as men’s leather goods under the label Ben Minkoff.”
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