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Relaunching Under New Administration

Beyond the Rack Members,

After several months of structural changes, Beyond the Rack is now officially relaunching under new management. We will continue to offer the same caliber of luxury products, fashion, accessories, and home essentials, but with several improvements to our customer experience, courtesy of:

◆ New management and ownership
◆ Now accepting Visa, MasterCard and PayPal
◆ Special events and product discounts
◆ Improved shipping & more products in stock

Moving forward, we will be communicating a variety of company updates to keep our members informed on Beyond the Rack’s new direction. Please stay tuned as we work diligently to ramp-up operations.

Our first initiative will be the liquidation of millions of dollars in inventory over the next 2-3 weeks. We are selling stock below cost in order to make room for new events in September.

Sincerely,
Beyond the Rack

7 Women Designers Who Changed the Face of Fashion

7 Women Designers Who Changed the Face of Fashion

In the spirit of International Women’s Day, we’re honoring the women who’ve blazed trails in the fashion world and changed the industry as we know it. Read on for a look at 7 of our favorite female designers who’ve influenced fashion forever.

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Jeanne Lanvin
Lanvin began as a children’s clothing label, after making clothes for her daughter that were so beautiful, a number of wealthy people began requesting copies for their own children. Soon, though, mothers began requesting similar designs for themselves, and within a few years the business had grown to include womenswear, perfume and home design, making Lanvin the first designer to see the potential of a lifestyle brand.

Coco Chanel
Coco Chanel
Chanel’s influence today is as strong as ever, as the house she founded remains one of the most coveted and respected labels in the world. She introduced what are now staples of sportswear into womenswear, in part, by borrowing from the vocabulary of menswear, setting an early bar for equality in the fashion world..

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Madame Grès
Classically trained in sculpture, Grès became a leading French couturier of her generation and costume designer, best known for her classically inspired floor-length pleated gown, and has been referred to as “the master of the wrapped and draped dress.”

Prada
Miuccia Prada
The scope of Prada’s designs – from the nylon handbags in the mid ’80s that made her famous to her critically acclaimed fifties-inspired collection – is truly an inspiration. With a strong eye for design and trend, as well as her astute business sense, she will remain an iconic designer for decades to come.

Diane VonFurstenberg
Diane von Fürstenberg
It goes without saying that Fürstenberg was instrumental in revolutionizing womenswear with the introduction of her classic wrap dress – but her work as the CFDA’s president, nurturing young talent and helping to set healthier standards within the industry, truly set the standard for empowered women designers everywhere.

Vivienne Westwood
Vivienne Westwood
Thanks to Westwood, modern punk and new wave fashion made a strong mainstream appearance, with bold classic style that’s here to stay. Without her, safety pin shirts, sky-high platforms, plaid pants, and of course, expertly draped details would not be such timeless trends.

Karan
Donna Karan
As the role of women in the workforce really began to gain momentum, with more women rising to the top of the career ladder, ladies’ workwear staples became more refined. Karan was responsible for developing stylish everyday career looks that were comfortable and gave off an aura of power – clothes that Karan, as a career woman and mother, would also want to wear.

Top Red Carpet Trends: Oscars 2016

Last night’s Oscars awards ceremony set the stage for another year of red carpet glamour! Read on for the details of this year’s fashion highlights and the top trends rocked by your favorite celebs.

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All-white gowns have always been a classic Oscars look, and this year was no exception. Lily Cole updates a classic silhouette with a feminine yet futuristic pearlescent ballgown, Priyanka Chopra looks stun in a sheer and lace mermaid dress, Rooney Mara looks lovely as ever in a bold vintage-inspired look with unexpected details, and Olivia Wilde goes avante-garde in a structured Grecian gown featuring a plunging neckline and flared shoulder details.

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Of course there was a dark side to last night’s Oscars fashion. Jennifer Garner flaunts her toned physique in an asymmetrically-structured Valentino gown, Kelly Ripa‘s simple silhouette screams glamour with its delicate details, Dorith Mous goes gothic chic with a high lace neckline and mountain of black tulle, and Jennifer Lawrence throws it back in style with a gorgeous 1920’s look.

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What would the Hollywood festivities be without a bit of glitz and glamour? Naomi Watts rocks a strapless jewel-tone look with beaded details and diamond collar, Margot Robbie stands strong in a shimmering gold ensemble featuring a plunging neckline, Saoirse Ronan stays true to her Irish roots with a luxurious, fully-beaded emerald gown, and Roshumba Williams shines bright like a diamond with a glimmering silver gown featuring a high neckline and contrasting strap details.

What were your favorite fashion moments of the evening? Leave us a note in the comments, and get your favorite looks with Oscars-inspired dresses and evening ensembles on our site today!

Best & Worst Dressed of the Grammy Awards 2016

With last night marking the 58th Annual Grammy Awards, we tuned in to watch our favorite artists and performers get props for their outstanding talents and achievements. Unlike some of the stuffier award ceremonies, the musical crowd goes a little wilder with their wardrobe selections, for better or worse. Read on for some of the fashion hits and misses from last night’s show.

THE HITS
BEST DRESSED
Fresh face Lianne La Havas makes her red carpet debut in a stunning golden chartreuse gown, nude t-strap pumps, and classic up-do. Bella Hadid goes simple, but not understated, in a slinky black tie front dress featuring a dramatic neckline, cut-out sides, and subtle embellishments. We love her demure center part hairstyle paired with a perfect smoky eye. Chrissy Teigen shows that you can still look glamorous while rocking a bump, with a perfectly structured dress and a tonal lace cape for a delicate touch of texture.

LADY GAGA
But of course, Lady Gaga stole the show with her lively tribute to David Bowie with flaming red hair, a heavily embellished vibrant blue dress featuring a daring side slit, and glittery eye makeup to complete the look. Who better to honor one of pop music’s most enduring legends?

THE MISSES
WORST DRESSED
Hold up. Did Joy Villa, Jacqueline Van Bierk, and Z LaLa call each other before getting ready for the red carpet to coordinate their hideous outfits? Or are they simply trolling us all by ironically wearing last season’s teen goth castaways from Hot Topic? Either way, if the intent was to bewilder and confuse, then we’ve gotta say, well-played, ladies, well-played.

Did you tune in to the Grammy’s last night? Let us know your favorite looks and moments in the comments below!

Makeover Monday

Edgy With A Dash Of Glamour: #MakeoverMonday

Makeover Monday makes another comeback with Stacey from our merchandising department! We gave her a glamorous makeup, hair and outfit revamp with a modern, edgy twist. Read on for the rundown on how you can achieve the look at home!

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First, we started with a mid-high ponytail, separating into two sections and twisting them down. 2016 is all about updating classic trends and expecting the unexpected!

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For makeup, we accentuated her fine bone structure with a base foundation, blush, and some light contouring with highlighter and bronzer.

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Next, we made her eyes pop with a few swipes of shadow, using a darker transition color at the crease with a bit of subtle shimmer on the lid and and a highlight just on the brow bone.

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To really open up the eye area, we applied a touch of shimmering highlighter to the inner corners of the eyes as well as using a light beige pencil along the waterline.

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Next, we really emphasized the look with copper eyeshadow under the eye, and a brown liner on the top lid, followed by faux lashes and a generous dose of mascara.

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Finally, we enhanced her eyebrows for an extra structured look and sealed the deal with a scene-stealing purple lipstick.

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To complement the bold look of Stacey’s makeup, we paired a crisp pleated black jumpsuit featuring faux leather lapel details with gold geometric statement earrings and a fun bangle.

The finished look? Punchy yet polished, fun and totally office-appropriate. This outfit transitions seamlessly from the boardroom to a cinq-à-sept with the girls. Best of all? You can shop her look on the site today!

Tracy Porter

Poetic Wanderlust With Tracy Porter

Add a warm bohemian vibe to any room of your home with Tracy Porter‘s collection of bedding, dinnerware, rugs and décor, new to BTR Home!

Tracy Porter Style

Tracy Porter’s signature globally-inspired, emotionally-engaging designs capture a spirited blend of modern and soulful. From home décor to fashion, Tracy offers the world an enchanting fantasy. Her exuberant colors and pattern combinations offer an element of surprise as they are layered with whimsical flirty touches, as well as vintage and folkloric elements all kissed with a bit of bohemian elegance.

Boho Chic Style

Tracy’s enthusiastic message paired with her easygoing style have garnered her a following that spans women of all ages who crave a stylish voice, encouraging them to be true to themselves and follow their passions. Her soulful approach to living in the countryside with her husband and business partner, John, and their four rascally boys, continues to inspire her design process.

Poetic Wanderlust

As a style expert, Tracy has appeared on numerous television shows, including Oprah, HGTV and E!Style. Tracy has also been featured in multiple magazines including O, House Beautiful, ELLE, Traditional Home, Better Home & Gardens, Family Circle and many others. Tracy also written numerous lifestyle books and is currently writing her next home design book.

Shop the sales on our site today, and check out more of Tracy Porter on Instagram!

Sam Shuter Portrait

Artist of the Month: Sam Shuter

Looking to add a bold splash of color to your life? Check out the lively work of Toronto-based artist Sam Shuter! Inspired by powerful risk-takers and driven by vibrant colors, her original, distinctive and collectible pieces combine contemporary energy with timeless trends.

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Originally from Montreal, Samara Marlee Shuter is known for her striking paintings of men’s suits. Her large-scale pieces fuse stylized figurative work with intricately abstracted patterns. The result is unexpectedly powerful and playful; with strong colors, bold linework, and energetic wittiness.

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Attracted to symmetry and color, her current work displays themes of purpose, productivity and power, making it the perfect addition to any Mad Men-inspired room, while offering a fresh, cutting-edge update on the classic style.

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She’s made a name for herself working with companies such as Harry Rosen, Timberland Shoes, Facebook, Saks Fifth Avenue and the Toronto International Film Festival, and has displayed her artwork at The Rockefeller Centre. Another reason to support her work? She contributes regularly to charity, most recently auctioning her American flag-themed piece entitled “1776” to support The Bronx Museum of the Arts via Paddle 8. Shuter currently lives and works in Toronto, Canada, but displays her artwork globally.

Support the arts! Check out Sam Shuter’s website, as well as on Instagram and Facebook, and shop high-end prints as well as her very own limited edition coloring book on BTR today!

Katie on BTR

Date Night-Ready: Q&A With Katie Maloney

You’ve seen her flair for fashion on Vanderpump Rules, as well as on her own personal blog, Pucker and Pout. Today, she’s taking questions and offering her expertise for some red hot inspiration for date night done right! With Valentine’s Day approaching, read on for some handy tips to look and feel your best.

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Congratulations on your recent engagement! Will we get to see any bridal fashion sneak peeks on upcoming episodes of Vanderpump Rules?
A. Thank you so much! It’s been a long road for Tom and I to get to this point and we are excited about the road ahead of us! I have yet to begin my journey towards finding a dress so you won’t catch any of that this season on VR but that doesn’t mean you won’t ever see it, somehow, some way!

How do you pamper yourself and de-stress before getting ready to look your best?
A. They don’t call it beauty rest for nothing. That’s the first thing I make sure happens; getting plenty of rest really shows on your skin. I love to do face masks, especially ones that target pores. Cleaning out your pores really makes a huge difference in your complexion and leaves less work to be done in the makeup department. Also, I instantly feel my best when my nails are freshly painted and looking good!

Katie Maloney

As we all know, you work at SUR resto in LA. How do you transform yourself when you’re done your shift and ready to hit the town?
A. Luckily, it’s encouraged at SUR that we come to work looking our best, beyond having a clean uniform. I like that I can take pride in myself and put on makeup and do my hair before work. So after my shift I simply throw on a different outfit, powder my nose and sweep on some lipstick and I’m ready to party!

Is it possible to achieve a bold red lip that still looks kissable? Does your fiancé Tom like when you wear makeup, or does he prefer an understated, natural look?
A. It’s an art form to master, but it’s totally possible to achieve and maintain a red lip that is kissable and won’t transfer to your make-out buddy. First, you want to exfoliate your lips. I cannot stress that enough, no lipstick looks kissable on dry crusty lips. I do this in the shower with a washcloth – just gently rub lips until smooth. Also, you can apply some Vaseline, let it sit for a few minutes, and then with a clean tooth brush or mascara wand, gently exfoliate until all the dead skin is gone. Then I like to apply a lip stain. I feel that even if the lipstick wears off, you still have color underneath. Next, I use a matte lip pencil to line my lips and then I fill in my lips with the same pencil. This helps hold color longer. Next, I use a matte long-wear liquid lipstick. Finally, I top it off with a gloss, but only in the center of my lips for a nice shine.
Tom loves when I wear my hair off my face in a bun or braids, and loves bold eyeliner. Then he says a pair of joggers is hot. Haha!

Katie flaunts her fave BTR finds.

Katie flaunts her fave BTR finds.

What tips would you give to those looking to take the perfect couple’s selfie?
A. The girl has to take it. Most guys really struggle with pictures, I’m not sure why. Tom gets a little bashful taking selfies and usually ends up mid-talking so I resort to having him kiss me on the cheek. I am no expert, but we usually nail it on the first or second try I think!

Did you tune into last night’s episode of Vanderpump Rules? Leave us your thoughts in the comments! See more of Katie on Instagram and Facebook, and don’t forget to check out her blog to see her in some of BTR’s hottest finds, and make sure to get the look with Vanderpump-inspired fashion, footwear, and beauty events on BTR today!

Best & Worst of The Golden Globes 2016

As we all know, red carpet events like the Golden Globes are as much about the fashion sightings as they are about the awards! Check out some of the star-studded outfits from last night’s magic; below are our some of our favorite looks, as well as some… questionable ensembles.

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Alicia Vikander

Alicia Vikander

We’re seriously in love with this cross back Louis Vuitton gown with its classic cut and pleated skirt. An instantly timeless look we’re sure to see more of in seasons to come.

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence

J-Law’s bold choice of color popped out among a sea of pale neutrals last night. We’re also loving the unexpected geometric construction of this Prada dress, complimenting her ultra-toned physique.

Laverne Cox

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All-white dresses were among the hottest trends of the evening. Laverne made the look her own with an understated dress, bold burgundy lip, and timeless ‘do.

Olivia Wilde

Olivia Wilde

Quelle fox! Olivia’s classic understated cut is anything but boring with its rich, garnet hue, sharply plunging neckline, and all-over shimmer detailing.

Missed the Mark

Kate Hudson

Kate Hudson

We don’t blame Kate for wanting to flaunt her killer abs, but this dress feels more like an adolescent throwback to our 90’s Spice Girls obsession.

Eva Longoria

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What’s up with this weird neckline? Eva’s usually on-point with her red carpet look, but we can’t help but think that maybe her grandma picked this one out.

Cate Blanchett

Cate Blanchett

It’s liberating to go a little wilder with wardrobe selections, however, Cate is way too gorgeous to be wearing such a matronly gown.

Jane Fonda

Jane Fonda

Another unfortunate miss, Jane’s dress looks like a well-intentioned wedding cake, though the final result is more kids’ birthday clown. The frilly confection of a neckline completely overpowers her feminine frame.

Did you tune into the Golden Globes last night? What were some of your favorite looks? Leave us a note in the comments!

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Tips For A Healthy New Year from Sean and Catherine Lowe

2015 was a busy year for America’s favorite Bachelor, Sean Lowe and his wife, Catherine. With his book launch “For the Right Reasons” in January and follow up book tour then his guest appearance on the show “Celebrity Wife Swap” it’s been a busy 2015! Throw in the adjustment to being husband and wife and you have a stacked schedule. So how do they ensure they keep their health in mind amid all the chaos? Find out below!

It’s a New Year, do you have any fitness goals for 2016?

A. Yes, definitely we really want to focus on leading an overall healthy lifestyle. It’s easy when you’re busy to let things slide and give into food choices that are not so great. (Sean has a weakness for pizza while Catherine loves Thai noodles). For us it is about staying active, healthy and connected to each other.

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Do you have any tips to share on how to stay on track with a healthy lifestyle?

A. Planning is key. Catherine and I schedule fitness time together at the gym or some other activity, such as hiking or swimming. It makes a big difference when you have a partner who helps hold you accountable. Catherine also loves her classes and is committed to doing a Barre class each week.

You’re both in great shape, and also ambassadors for Hydroxycut. What’s your favorite product that helps keep you on track?

A. Personally, I have a sweet tooth so the gummies are an easy way to satisfy that occasional need for something sweet when I’m on the go. When I’m traveling it’s often challenging to get a quality snack in so I try to have the Lean Protein Shakes or bars handy. They taste great and are low in carbs/fat so I feel satisfied and not guilty about indulging.

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With the New Year here, New Year’s resolutions will be top of mind. Why do you think people often don’t succeed at keeping their resolutions? What do you suggest to help keep them on track?

A. I think a lot of the time, the intention is good but the goal may be a little too lofty. If you’re thinking of a New Year’s resolution related to your health, start small and grow into it. Whether it’s running your first half marathon or simply eliminating certain things from your diet try to bite off the big goal in smaller pieces and in no time you’ll not only find you achieved it but you exceeded your expectations. Those small wins will be what keep you motivated.

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8% of Americans are successful in keeping their New Year’s goals up. That’s a staggering statistic. What do you think is the best way to get that number higher?

A. Simplicity. Rewards for milestones, revising when necessary and posting achievements on the fridge are a couple of tips. And switch it up. If you goal is weight loss, for example, maybe running on a treadmill is not appealing. Try swimming or even interval training. Sometimes, it’s those little tweaks or changes to your routine that may help you stay focused on the goal. Catherine and I support each other as much as possible – a fitness partner goes a long way!

Shop Hydroxycut as well as more health and fitness essentials on our site today!