Check out this great pic from the RTR Road Warrior's adventures on campus. Jenn & Jenny recruited some upperclassmen to help spread the word - everyone wants to have a one night stand...with fashion!
The Emmys are over and other than Modern Family, the theme of the night was definitely navy blue. It came as something of a surprise that this always stylish color dominated the red carpet, but almost everyone who came out in the blue stunned and amazed.
In the Navy Now
Both Lea Michele and Julie Bowen looked spectacular in their one shoulder navy gowns.
In fact, blue was so prevalent it was almost difficult to find another trend. But then we let the sea of sparkle take us over. Dazzling elegantly, several small screen sirens made a statement in some gorgeous sequins.
Claire Danes is simple and flawless while Heather Morris from Glee makes it a bit more exciting with a black belt to break it up.
Finally, if you're looking to combine the trends, you can always try this sparkling navy Nicole Miller gown. Who says you can't have it all?
1 RTR's Road Warrior
Jenn, Jenny, & Brooke are hitting the road this week in RTR’s decked out van. They’ll be making stops at Duke, UNC, University of South Carolina, and UVA, so look out and honk if you love Rent the Runway!
2 The Emmys
Award season is back! Fashion, glorious television, and Glee-ful singing numbers – hooray for Jimmy Fallon! Our fashion recap will come later.
3 New Arrivals
The fall collections keep rolling in and we can’t believe how much there is to love.
4 Flag That
Anushka’s in love with the new iPhone app "flagthat". It helps keep track of your favorite bars and restaurants, and you can get recommendations from your friends too.
5 Riondo Pink Champagne
Nadia had this at a dinner party on Friday and it was perfect for a summer meal. Light, fruity, sweet, bubbly and pretty. Plus, it’s relatively affordable at ~$12.
6 The Matisse Exhibit at Moma
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7 Staten Island Yankees
Jenn loves this Single-A team that you can enjoy with city skyline of NYC in the background. Throw in the fireworks show and it’s a perfect way to spend a summer night.
8 Non-traditional Bachelorette Destinations
Lara spent a great weekend at Cornell for a bachelorette party this weekend. Just beautiful weather, a casual vibe, a speedy zipcar, and great friends.
9 Mad Men
Yes, we’re always loving it, but this season just keeps getting better! The past two weeks have been A-mazing. And here are Jenn & Jenny as Mad Men characters...
10 Tantztheater Wuppertal
Jenna loves herself some dance-theater and was blown away by this spectacular performance.
With summer’s end sneaking up on us, somehow next weekend is Labor Day already! Here are our picks to end the summer with style. What are yours? –Lara
For effortless cool by the pool, you can't go wrong with these styles from Proenza Schouler and See by Chloe.
For that last summer wedding, this fabulous new electric blue gown from Carlos Miele is somehow beachy and glamorous at the same time.
Finally, for making the most of the end of the season and the summer sale, these LWDs will treat you right.
P.S. Don’t worry about extended rentals – Since next Monday’s a holiday, you can keep any dress that’s delivered next Thursday or Friday until the following Tuesday morning!
The past two nights we hosted a fun-filled evening of fashion in our offices. For the first time ever, we invited all of our NYC members into our closet - It was quite amazing to see everyone in action!
Here are some of the pics. Thanks to everyone who came! -- Lara
Generally speaking, petites are small, slender and shorter women (5’3” and shorter); BIG fashionistas in small packages!
We recommend deep necklines and empire waistlines, which will help elongate petite figures. Go for bright colors and patterns – you can pull it off! Avoid oversized styles and loose fitting dresses such as ponchos – they are too much for your small frame. Use the Petite body filter when searching for dresses.
Don’t take this one too literally – you don’t actually have to run marathons to have an athletic body type! With broader shoulders, a phenomenal build and toned arms and legs, you’ve got a lot to show off!
We recommend steering clear of cap-sleeves, high neck tanks and loose-sleeved dresses that add “bulk” to the upper body. Emphasize your phenomenal stature with full skirts and dresses with detail on the bottom. Athletic body type women look stunning in one-shoulder dresses that detract from wider-built shoulders. Use the Athletic body type filter when searching for dresses.
Attention Pam Andersons of the world! We’re only kidding… But if you’ve got it, flaunt it! Full Busted women have bust measurements that are fuller than their hips and rear. We are jealous!
We recommend that full busted women wear dresses that are more structured in the bust and bodice to keep you feeling comfortable and supported all day and night long. V-necklines and halter styles create a slimming effect. Steer clear of backless styles – bra friendly styles are key! Use the Full Bust body type filter when searching for dresses.
Straight & Narrow
Congrats! You’ve got the body of a model and can wear most of our styles with ease. Straight & narrow women have little definition between their bust, waist and hip measurements. This body type benefits from dresses that give the illusion of curves.
Depending on your personal style, we recommend higher necklines if you have a smaller bust, as well as empire or natural waist styles. Dresses with detail and/or texture (especially on the bottom) help create an hourglass silhouette. Styles with belts, cinched waistlines, and structured gowns will look stunning as they help create the illusion of curves. At the same time, wearing looser ponchos and free-flowing dresses are a straight & narrow’s specialty! Use the Straight & Narrow body type filter when searching for dresses.
You don’t have to look like Kim Kardashian to have an hourglass figure! You simply have a full bust and full hips with similar measurements; your waist is the narrowest part of their frame.
For an hourglass figure, we recommend wrap dresses, which draw attention to your narrow waistline. Looser fitting styles won’t emphasize your assets – go for dresses that embrace and highlight curves. Stretchy fabrics that hug every inch of your curvy body will have your friends talking for days! Use the Hourglass body type filter when searching for dresses.
Apples most narrow point is above their natural waist, right below or at the ribs - show off your shoulders, chests, and legs for an elongated look!
We recommend that apples opt for lower necklines and empire waistlines to draw eyes upward. If you’re self-conscious about your midsection, steer clear of overly large pleats, pockets, or extremely fitted styles. Shorter skirt lengths or rompers will help draw attention to your slimmer legs. Use the Apple body type filter when searching for dresses.
You’ve got killer hips and backside curves! You are smaller on top than on the bottom so wear garments that accentuate your bust and create balanced proportions.
We recommend that Pear body types wear strapless dresses or dresses with open necks; these will highlight the upper body. Empire waistlines and brighter colors on the upper portion of the dress are also great for drawing attention to your top half. Stay away from straight-cut dresses or narrow skirts and instead, opt for A-Cut or full skirt dresses that will fit more comfortably around your hips and backside. Use the Pear body type filter when searching for dresses.
Our whole office is dying for these stunning pieces from our newest jewelry designer. Gorgeous and glittering!
2 College Girls Getting Rush Ready With RTR
Amanda, President of Delta Zeta at University of Kentucky, looked amazing in Tibi during recruitment!
3 Color War
Jenn’s birthday party this weekend in New Hampshire was a good old fashioned color war with an amazing Apache Relay. As expected, the Best Team Ever triumphed over The Most Amazing.
4 Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka
Clearly, the best way to celebrate the end of the summer is sweet tea vodka (drink responsibly, of course). Mix with a little lemonade, and enjoy.
5 Wineries on the North Fork
Such a great escape from the City and just a train (or zipcar) away…
6 Robyn's Body Talk Part 1
Non-stop dance jams
7 Mao's Last Dancer
Derek’s obsessed with this movie that tells the story of Li Cunxin, who was handpicked as a child to train to become one of the world's greatest ballet dancers and his struggle to balance living in the US while remaining loyal to China and the communist regime established by Mao Zedong.
8 Jet Skiing
Jenny's a maniac on the water - watch out!
The rain’s set to fall all week, so we’ll embrace the fashions that go along with it. With these boots we may not even mind….
10 RTR Cameos
Yes that was our dress Eric’s assistant was wearing on Entourage last night…
Blaire's mastered the look of the coolest girl in school, and Jenny's strutting her stuff in our Prabal Gurung Bloussant Halter Dress. Check out what Blaire and Jenny had to say about their looks! -- Lara
Blaire: "I love drapey, exaggerated styles in clothing. Today's luckily not too hot, so I decided to go with a very light, graphic printed open blazer and these amazing gray, huge flare pants - from Forever 21! Can you believe it? I found these crazy pants there a few years ago and they could pass for any high end designer pants."
Jenny: "Obviously not my normal office wear, but what a fabulous dress! I had a press appearance today and this gorgeous blue color is great on camera. Plus, I added these fabulous new Azaara Silver Crystal Hoop Earrings - which are AMAZING, and only $15 to rent!"
Check out the fabulous party dresses from RTR’s latest addition. The Brazilian designer does not disappoint with his latest collection of glamorous dresses.
Design and name your own ice cream flavor - the ultimate thank you gift!
3 Ellen Degeneres on So You Think You Can Dance
Hilarious! Girl's got moves.
4 The Fall-like weather in NYC this weekend
Makes us want to shop for fall...lace, boots, camel, and more. What’s on your fall wishlist?
5 RTR's Style Out
We’re opening our closet next Monday and Tuesday. For the first time ever, join us in our office and try on your favorite dresses in person! To attend, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and include your size.
6 This Flash Drive
Adorable! And available at Urban Outfitters.
7 Step Up 3D
Chondita doesn’t care what IMDB ratings says, Step Up 3D rocks. Rick Malambri is imminently watchable, particularly in 3d. Best 3d feature length music video EVER!!!
Gi-normous meatballs...saucy, cheezy, and messy goodness. And for dessert? Custom-made 3 inch tall ice cream sandwiches. AMAZING!
9 Teen Fiction
Hunger Games is filling the hole that was left when the Twilight series finished.
We love this amazing makeup remover from Biore and so will you! Order from us today and you’ll receive a free Biore Make-Up Remover sample.
If you haven't noticed - we're having our first ever sale! With dresses as low as $30, its easier than ever to try Rent the Runway for any night out. Not only are there some great prices, there's some great steals! Here's some of my faves and suggestions for where to wear them. --Lara
Yigal Azrouel Cold Shoulder Dress - $75. Yes, its white. And tight. But it is somehow the most flattering dress ever. The ruching works like a magic trick, hiding all your flaws. It's a great summer choice that can be dressed up or down. You can wear it to a cocktail party or just for a night out. The original retail was $1000 and the original rental was $150, so this is an amazing steal.
Shoshanna Bright Bold Floral Dress - $35. This dress works absolutely anywhere. Day, night, an outdoor bbq, dinner with friends, a day at the country club, a party in the Hamptons, a friend's birthday, etc. And it's only $35 for a 4-day rental. So basically, it's perfect.
Brian Reyes Watercolor Wonder Dress - $75. This has always been one of my favorites. It's a great standout piece that is perfect for cocktails and oozes sophisticated style. Another great deal - original retail $1,250 and original rental $150.
Thanks to everyone who entered and congrats to our 2 winners - Shilpa Pandya and Amy Ellingson who will receive a free copy of NINA GARCIA'S LOOK BOOK: What to Wear for Every Occasion!
It was close, but it looks like look # 1 was your favorite... -- Lara
P.S. Check out this interview with Nina Garcia on The Cut for more inside info from the style expert.
1 Our Latest Arrivals
2 Lots of Bravo
Lauren’s a fan of her hometown city finally getting its own Real Housewives franchise, and we’re all enjoying the new season of The Rachel Zoe Project. Plus, Jenny and Lara heart Jason Hoppy. Bring back Bethanny!
3 Water Taxi Beach
Jenn was whisked away for a cocktail at Water Taxi Beach in Long Island City this weekend. In just a short hour, she was able to witness the beginnings of a rave, a flip-cup tournament, drunken slobs getting arrested, romance - all with the backdrop of the Manhattan skyline. A very interesting place to put into the once-a-year repertoire. Also, a guy who she sat next to on the train told her that Water Taxi Beach also sports highly competitive beach volleyball tournaments...
4 SELF.com's Workout Builder
Choose from SELF's workout library, drag and drop your fave moves and create your own workout video!
5 Stress Relief Eucalyptus Spearmint Plug-In Diffusers
Clair swears by these stress relief diffusers from Bath & Body Works.
6 The Eat Pray Love Trailer
Jenny says she “can watch it a million times and not get sick of it!”
7 Stubbs & Wootton Espadrilles
Lara is completely obsessed. They have adorable turquoise bottoms, offer height and comfort, and come in an array of colors including the ever versatile natural. What more could you want!
8 Cat Eye Sunglasses
9 NYC Icy
Lauren’s offering another pop shop to throw into the mix. This East Village one has flavors like Mango Basil, Cilantro Lime and Oatmeal Cookie.
10 Teach for America's 2010 Fall Fling
We love Teach For America and all that they do bring the best and the brightest into our schools. They’re throwing a serious bash in September to help their cause. Why not dress up in one of our hot RTR dresses and party it up while helping a great organization? Click here for details.
Out tomorrow, NINA GARCIA'S LOOK BOOK: What to Wear for Every Occasion offers her take on what to wear for that all-important job interview, first date, black tie gala, and more. Naturally, we asked the style guru for her Rent the Runway picks. Check them out below and tell us your favorite in the comments. We've got two copies of her fabulous book reserved for two random entries. Enter now - we'll announce the winners tomorrow! -- Lara
“Proenza Schouler’s Jack McCullough and Lazaro Hernandez make great little structured dresses that are perfect for the office—colorful and interesting, yet still conservative in silhouette. I would throw on this CC Skye pyramid-studded bracelet for a little added sparkle.”
“Nautical-style striped shirts are a dime a dozen, but I love how Gryphon’s integrated that same sailor-chic feel into a sequined skirt. Pair it with a simple navy top and chunky silver necklace for a look that doesn’t go overboard—pun intended.”
“Talk about a conversation piece. By slipping on this shimmering blazer by Gryphon, you’ll add instant interest to whatever you’re wearing underneath, be it your favorite jeans or a body-con cocktail dress. And how fantastic is this Badgley Mischka necklace? I always find inspiration in Art Deco designs.”
“This simple, studded Vena Cava dress would be the perfect piece to pack for a beach vacation. Not only is it easy to pack, but it could take you from a stroll on the shore to evening drinks. The mix of crystal quartz and blue agate on Susan Hanover’s organic-looking cuff ups the exotic look even further.”
What inspired your Fall 2010 collection?
Fall 2010 was inspired by the dynamic sport of motorcross and an American classic – Hells Angels, drawing in energy and graphic elements juxtaposed with intricate draping and detailed tailoring.
Which part of the design process do you like the best?
While I do love sketching and coming up with new silhouettes, there is nothing like seeing the looks come together to form a complete collection and have them walk down the runway. It is months of hard work and to see the vision come to life is incredible.
Where do you see the Prabal Gurung brand in ten years?
In ten years I hope to continue developing a lifestyle brand that offers all kinds of product categories from accessories to interior. I hope that the opportunities are endless as my brand continues to evolve.
If you could sit front row at a fashion show for any designer in history, who would it be and why?
Coco Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent. I would say that’s self-explanatory.
How do you celebrate finishing a collection?
Each season I go with my team, supporters and dearest family and friends to a great dinner to celebrate and re-hash.
If a girl was going to purchase her first Prabal Gurung piece, what would you want it to be?
That is almost like asking if I have a favorite finger. I love them all the same but each for a different reason. Ultimately I want my consumers to buy the silhouette they look and feel the most comfortable in.
Which fabrics are your favorite to work with?
I love experimenting with new fabrics and fabric combinations but I would have to say my favorites are the rich, silk gazars and duchess satins that I learned to love from my days at Blass.
Jersey Shore is back and while we aren’t finding a lot of fashion inspiration, we are finding some much needed delicious drama.
2 New Prabal Gurung
So pretty. Reserve now because these perfect cocktail dresses are surely on every girl’s wishlist.
3 Twenty-Four Hour Gyms
Who knew? After a late night at the office, several of us indulged our inner fitness freaks with a late night workout. We did find it a little strange that the guard at NYSC Sheridan Square didn’t blink an eye when we walked in at 1am…
4 Mark Ruffalo in The Kids Are All Right
5 Bachelorette Season Finale
More to come on that later…
Who needs sorbet with a spoon? Ashleyn hearts this place.
7 Magnetic Paint
You paint it on, and things stick! It's magic!!!
8 Zoku Quick Pop Maker
Speaking of pops, this thing looks amazing!
9 Project Runway
Even though we still miss Bravo. Who’s your favorite?
10 And We Cannot Lie...
Between the triumphant return of the Kardashians and Nike's latest ad campaign, the RTR office is loving big bedonks this week. If you've got it, flaunt it in one of our new Herve's…