Prom dress? Check. Perfect date? Check. Bling? Check. Now it’s time to glam it up with hair and make-up! Seventeen Magazine let’s you try all the make-up and hair styles right from your room! Upload a photo of yourself and start to experiment with your prom look.
Have some fun in the salon with these virtual hairstyles and makeup looks. Plus, try on celebrity beauty styles! This is the look we created, but click here to upload a photo and experiment for your star studded prom!
This week was amazing! Our inbox was overflooded with gorgeous photos of you ladies wearing RTR. It was incredibly difficult to choose the winner or our Style Awards, but this week we chose…
Lynne! She was the knockout in the middle in our Nicole Miller Sultry Tulle Neck Sheath.
Keep your photos coming because we are picking another winner next week! We can’t wait to see what you will be wearing for New Years! Send your pic to ShareRTR@renttherunway.com.
These are the top three must have picks from our stylists to ring in the New Year. What is your perfect pair?
Each week we’ve chosen a chic celeb to shine our spotlight on, but this week we bring you the best of 2010. Check out who made the cut for the top ten most stylish celebs of 2010. Who is your favorite?
The mother of all stylists has to be on this list. She may be small but we love that she is not afraid to shut it down. Our designer pick for Rachel: Halston Heritage.
This British import knows how to keep it cool. She never seizes to whip out something refreshing and effortless. Our choice designer: Chung in Proenza.
This socialite doesn’t need the aid of a stylist and is still on top of her game. Palermo’s designer pick: Temperley London.
This Gossip Girl is uptown for the show and downtown for everything else. We love that she can switch back and forth in either look and know that she will do so with sass. We choose Prabal Gurung as Leighton’s designer choice.
She doesn’t follow trends, she makes them. Enough said. Our designer pick for Chloë: Helmut Lang.
Her simple style and minimalism detail lands her a spot on our list. Our Kruger pick: Calvin Klein Collection of course.
She keeps us guessing and is not afraid of taking risks. Our choice designer for Ms. Rihanna: Dannijo.
This boho babe knows how to keep it easy breezy. We can’t get enough of her prints and vintage accents. Our designer pick for Richie: Tibi.
This fashion favorite has never been photographed in sweat pants- we are convinced that she wears cocktail dresses to the grocery store! Her impeccable eye for detail lands her on our list. Chapman in Ciner is our designer pick.
Portman finishes off our list with infallible style. She is friends with the Rodarte sisters, can do a split and never disappoints on the carpet. We h.e.a.r.t. Natalie in our designer pick- Missoni.
Make sure you are on the latest accessory trends to complete your New Years look. Here are our favorites- what are your's? --Ashelyn
You can always count on some bling to celebrate your way into anything. Plus this ring will looks perfect holding that glass of champagne.
Mix & Mingle
Choosing between silver and gold? There’s no need. Wear mixed metals this New Years and get ready to mix and mingle.
Blame it on Blue
Navy is the new black and blue is the new silver. If you turn heads this New Years, you know what to blame.
1 Soho Warehouse Party
Trying on our dresses and getting your hair and make up done for a $5 ticket. Not to mention on the spot rentals and expert styling advice so you can leave straight to your NYE party! Get your hands on a ticket on Gilt City while they last.
2 A White Christmas
Snow: inconvenient but oh-so-fun! A blanket of white covered New York City for a White Christmas this holiday. It was picturesque- perfect for caroling, warm cider and baking cookies with family and friends, which leads us to...
3 Online Shopping & Sales
Mikkel got 5 DVD's for the price of one this weekend with all of the sales that were going on! Being snowed in also made it the perfect time to spend hours on the computer with friends and choosing what to rent for NYE.
4 Legos, Legos, Legos
Daria forgot how much fun Legos were until she spent Christmas making a Buzz Lightyear with her five year-old nephew. This Lego creation is actually a digital camera, perfect for capturing all of those memories.
5 Tropical Eggnog
Nothing makes Ashelyn want to go home for the holidays more than her Mom's homemade Coquito. It's a creamy coconut eggnog made with white rum and spices. Mom won't give up her recipie but applaudes Martha Stewart's. Click here to make it at home- one real coconut optional!
6 Best. Cards. Ever.
The holidays calls for choosing the right cards. We love the cards on TinyPrints.com, a site where you can design your own cards to give that personal touch. Make yourself accountable for your New Years resolutions and send them to your friends. Don't forget Mom and Dad!
7 The Art Of Scrapbook
This book is the first ever personalized scrapboook by Cecile Beaton, one of the most influential photographers of the 20th Century. It was one of our favorite gifts this season, also functioning as a coffe table book and inspiration board.
8 Light Up the Catwalk
Remember when you had LA Gears? LED shoes are making a comeback. Our favorite pair is by Edmundo Castillo, who was inspired by Tron the movie. Light up your step when your out with the girls and plug them in when you get back to your nest egg.
Most of us look forward to holiday dinner with the family, but the real treat are the leftovers. Honey baked ham sandwich? We are all there.
10 Savvy Style
Jaime covets this jacket she found on All Saint's site. Why not be warm and fashionable? Get it while it's still on sale to wear over your NYE frock and ring in the new year brand new!
“How Do You Know” opened last week, and Reese Witherspoon stepped back into the style spotlight . The girl next door was not only stylish throughout the movie but has always been stylish on the red carpet. She certainly knows how to walk the line of fashion! Below we bring you some of the best Reese looks - the RTR way. Which one do you love?
Reese looked oh-so- chic in this LBD. The lace on the bottom gives it a little twist that we absolutely love, adding just the right amount of racy. To get this look, dress up the Moschino Cheap and Chich Death by Seduction Dress with the Erickson Beamon Chrysler Earrings.
Reese shines in this golden dress, looking simple yet sophisticated. She gets two thumbs up for pairing it with a perfect bronze clutch in the same color family. Steal her look with the Nicole Miller Drop Dead Gorgeous Gown and Carlos Falchi clutch.
Although Reese shies away from prints, she looked radiant in this pop of color and floral print. Wear your take on this look in this D&G dress and RJ Graziano Light Up Earrings.
Winter has officially begun. It may be cold outside, but you don’t have to sacrifice for style! Make sure you stay warm with these helpful tips.
Tip 1: Wear a dress with sleeves (see ours here) and accessorize accordingly
Long sleeved looks can be just as formal as sleeveless if styled correctly. Our favorite way to wear it is with a big statement necklace and fun colored pumps.
Style Inspiration: Rachel Roy
Tip 2: Proportions are pivotal when it comes to layering
If the dress is mid-thigh, wear a layer over it that lands right past your hips. A thin, wool cardigan works well. If you want to wear something short, opt for a shrug or bolero that will hit the silhouette under the bust.
Style Inspiration: Keira Knightley
Tip 3: Let your legs do the talking
Style Inspiration: Kourtney Kardashian
What are your tips for staying warm and looking effortless? Share them with us in the comments!
Still finalizing NYE plans? Join the club. But there is one thing we know for sure: No matter where you are, the dress says it all. Here's 3 of our favorite trends and fortune cookie proverbs for the new year to boot. Are you a sequins girl, a bandage babe, or white hottie?
Success in Sequins
Wearing sequins into 2011 is for the brave, but they will be rewarded with success if they take on the challenge.
Blessings for Bandages
Those who dare to wear Herve Leger will be rewarded with many blessings in 2011.
Winner in White
Next year it’s all about taking risks- those in white when the clock strikes midnight will be winners in 2011.
This past weekend was the last one you'll have to finish your holiday shopping. Hopefully that means you've got at least a few things checked off your list. Now you can focus on everyone's favorite question- what are you going to wear this holiday season? Here are some last minute styles red and green styles to get you in the holiday spirit. What’s your holiday style?
1 New Sale Markdowns
Dresses to purchase start at just $50 and accessories are as low as $15. Here's some of our favorite bargains. The dress is just $99 and these earrings are only $17 - perfect resort wear!
2 Another RTR Engagement
Nadia, our Sr. Director of Human Capital, got engaged this weekend - in this gorgeous Rent the Runway Nina Ricci, naturally. Congrats to her and her fiancee David! We hope to have pictures soon, but for now, here's the dress...
3 Movies at Home
Tis the season - for staying in and watching a movie. Between classics like Love Actually, and newer releases such as The Town and Valentino: The Last Emperor, it seems like everyone's cozying up on the couch. What movie are you going to watch?
4 Brunch at Bobo
The French Toast Soldiers are everything good about breakfast: bananas, oatmeal streusel, and syrup!
5 Maxxinista in NYC
AJ's psyched about the new TJ Maxx on 60th & 1st - now the perfect place for her to finish her Christmas shopping!
6 Joseph Leonard 2.0
After a fire earlier this year, Joseph Leonard has re-opened and its better than ever. The West Village is happy to have it back.
7 The Lunar Eclipse on Winter Solstice
The moon will be a seasonal shade of red tonight , so don't miss out NYers - look up! The last time this happened was 456 years ago.
8 Skating at the Standard
The newest thing in pop-ups is ice skating. Check out the one at the standard before you head inside to get warm with some drinks.
10 Black Tie NYE
It’s Friday and time for the Friday recap. Here’s what you need to know about the fashion world this week.
Kate Middleton’s Dress Bonanza
WWD had some of our fave designers create sketches for the bride to be. We’ve all heard the rumors but which one do you like best? [Styleite]
Carine Roitfeld Leaving French Vogue
The editor in chief of French Vogue, Carine Roitfeld is leaving after the March 2011 issue. She states she is only leaving because she feels it’s time to “do something different” after being a fashion editor for 10 years. Rumor has it she doesn’t have any plans for what the next step is, but someone will need to replace her. Who do you think should be her successor? [Fashionista]
PG's Chic Card
Derek wanted to share this as an added extra to enlighten your day. We officially think it's the chicest holiday card ever. Thanks Prabal Gurung for the card and happy holidays!
This week’s Style Award goes to Hannah for her prim and proper take on the gold Milly Doll Lace Dress. We love the tights and pearls with the simple make up. Hannah was a hit at dinner… where have you worn RTR?
Thanks to everyone who submitted their pictures this week and to everyone else- send them in! You can see some of our favorites by clicking here and send your pictures to ShareRTR@renttherunway.com. We want to see how you’ve been wearing Rent the Runway to do your holiday rounds!
So it’s official. NYE is almost here. You’ve attended more parties than you can count on your fingers and have heard every rendition of a Christmas song sung by Mariah Carey. Hopefully you’ve taken advantage of the RTR closet and stayed stylish throughout the season. We've been making the holiday rounds in RTR - check out some of our favorite looks below. - Jenn & Jenny
Jenn in the Laila Azhar Indigo Fireworks Dress
This versatile dress is an RTR staff favorite and I paired it with my favorite Anton Heunis Earrings. My friend Jess (far right) rented the Preen Black Bustier Dress for her 30th birthday - she was going for the Kardashian look and definitely succeeded!
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Jenny in the Nicole Miller Pretty Woman Lace Dress
I love this chic lace dress and paired it with the Azaara Jet Flower Earrings for a fun feminine look.
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Last week we asked our stylists what they were doing for the holidays, but this week we asked them what they were wearing to take on the New Year. What’s your favorite look for 2011?
The D&G Leopard Looker Dress is the perfect 'Sexy Feel' dress to start off my New Years resolution- Its time for me to step out of my shell and start living more dangerously! I’m completing my look with the Gold Rain Earrings.
Since I am not keen on sequins, this dress is the perfect alternative for a stand out NYE dress. I am going to wear the Shoshanna dress with the Elizabeth Cole's Metallic Chain Bracelet and my vintage long chain purse for a sassy but classy look!
I’m kicking off the New Year in style in the Lela Rose Retro Brocade Dress - it's a Rent the Runway exclusive and that’s exactly how I want to feel for the New Years… one of a kind! I’m pairing it with the Badgley Mischka Showstopper Earrings. Can’t wait!
For this New Year's party, I'm wearing the Metallic Mystique Dress and Corbine Earrings--a perfect combination of glitter, sexiness and sophistication--I wouldn't want to start off 2011 in anything else!
Last night we celebrated the holidays together at the RTR headquarters! After several weeks keeping our Secret Santa a secret, we revealed our presents and ate in style. Mexicue, the most delicious Mexican-Barbeque truck in NYC catered all of the food (read: YUM). Here are some of the highlights and happy happy holidays!
Best Secret Santa Ever
Take it from us- if you need a present for $20 or less these are sure to make your Secret Santa happy:
- Starbucks gift card
- Goodies from Sephora and Aveda
- Bottle of wine or champagne
- Fashion books for fashionistas
Our stylists Camille and Rachel were caught red handed sampling all of the delicious treats from Mexicue after a quick change into holiday dresses for a photo op.
Pop corn with spices, tres leches brownies and love muffins, AKA red velvet whoopie pies... need we say more?
These are the chef masters from Mexicue, Julia and David.
Rachel, Jenny, Julia, Jenn, David and Camille all in holiday spirits!
H a p p y H o l i d a y s !
When we heard that Glee was nominated in five categories for the 2011 Golden Globes we yelped in unison! Lea Michele sashayed her way to a nomination for best performance by an actress in a TV series and to this week’s RTR Style Spotlight. We love her powerhouse voice and show stopping style on the red carpet- have you seen her perform?!!? These are our favorite Lea looks that will make you say O.M. Glee! What are yours? –Ashelyn
Lea Look 1: Stunning Standing Ovation
Lea Look 2: Lights, Camera, Fashion!
Don’t even bother auditioning after her in this look! Look your Lea best in this amazing gown and Rodrigo Otazu bracelet.
Lea Look 3: Winner on the Set
Lea Look 4: Fierce Forte
Lea looks nothing but fierce in this musical number. We especially love the see through part of the dress and what’s better is that you can purchase this look from our runway with the Simeon the Proud Dress and RJ Graziano Icy Hoops!
Athens, Georgia is officially our most fashionable college town this fall. Our rock star team of runway reps at the University of Georgia has ignited RTR on campus with girls renting for everything from game day to winter formal. We interviewed Runway Rep Team Manager, Mary Mitchell to learn more about their initiatives on campus including the philanthropy fashion show that kicked off the semester in style. Below are Mary Mitchell’s tips for planning a fashion show on your campus.
Team with a student run philanthropy that your campus is passionate about and allow all ticket proceeds to go to that cause. UGA HEROs involves more than 2,000 students and the fashion show raised over $1,000 for the organization.
When traditional on campus locations were already booked for our date, local artist Stan Mullin donated his fabulous art studio barn for the fashion show. We improvised to create a runway using tea lights and borrowed chairs from our sorority houses.
We invited one representative from each sorority volunteer to model so that their entire chapters would come out to support them! We also worked with student fashion organizations on campus that have experience in casting models.
We partnered with Boulevard, a local fashion magazine to produce the fashion show and run all back stage production. A local salon also donated stylists to get the models runway ready.
The fashion show is a short 15-20 minutes, so we invited a local band to open the night. Their performance was followed by a live DJ that spun for the actual catwalk show.
We printed programs to highlight all of the designers featured in the show, the models walking, and the organizations that donated their services. We even placed swag bags in the front row, so the first students to arrive would get an extra treat.
Surprise guests are a great perk to any fashion show. We invited four football players to escort models down the runway for game day looks.
We worked with our student newspaper and many local fashion blogs to promote the event and increase awareness about RTR and our cause.
Rentals in Athens have continued to increase each month after the show, so all of our hard work and planning paid off!
We all have that little black dress that we absolutely love- owned or rented. No need to let go of that go-to dress for the holidays, all you need is a little innovation! Jenn and Jenny have chosen their top three choices for sprucing up that never-let-me-go dress. What are yours?
This cuff turns up the notch on any LBD. It looks so to die for with these Kenneth Jay Lane Earrings and was featured in Sex and the City 2!
These Dannijo Cecile Love Earrings are amazing with your hair pulled back and a simple LBD. Pair it with this ring and bring the look together!
This year you will be spending time with your beau’s parents. On one hand you’re excited- it’s a big step! On the other hand this has now presented a little problem… what are you going to wear? Don’t fret! Follow our tips and you will make the perfect impression.
Tip 1: Drinks with the girls and holidays with his parents are very different occasions. Dress more on the conservative side for the holidays with his family. Chances are the pictures that are taken will be shown to other family members as they discuss how wonderful you are.
Tip 2: Do not change who you are. The worst thing you can do is be uncomfortable around his parents and lead them to believe you are anything but your fabulous self. You should wear something a little more conservative, but be comfortable and don’t try too hard! Relax and be you.
Tip 3: Less is more. If you are over thinking your outfits, have changed several times and have thought about your hair and makeup for longer than it takes to get ready, before you walk out look in the mirror and take one thing off. Whether it is one accessory or you tone down your lipstick, they want to see you and there is no need to be overdone.
These are some of our favorite looks for spending the holidays with his family. Did we miss any? Tell us in the comments!
There’s a first time for everything and buying a piece of the runway is no exception! We know the feeling you get when you fall head over heels with a dress and don’t want to send it back. While our stylists are helping you with your holiday dress options and styling you from head to toe, we’ve handpicked pieces from our closet bursting with Catherine Malandrino, Robert Rodriguez, Lela Rose, Dannijo and more, and now it can be yours!
Shop our first sale to keep some of the designer dresses that you fell head over heels for when you opened up your rental. But don’t be the last to get your hands on these RTR pieces- quantities are limited and going fast! –Jenn and Jenny
Matthew Williamson Does Bridal
Matthew Williamson will be launching his first bridal collection next year and we can’t wait to see what he will create! He is infamous for his use of bright colors and prints, so seeing his take on an all white ensemble will be quite an unexpected treat. Would you want to walk down the aisle in a dress designed by Matthew Williamson? [Elle UK]
Menswear in the Making for Ports 1961
After conquering the female ready to wear market, Ports has decided to launch menswear! Their first menswear collection will debut in Fall 2011 and we are expecting a sleek line with a mix of uptown and downtown chic that Ports is known for. Olivia Palermo, Eva Longoria and Kerry Washington l-o-v-e Ports… what boys do you think will be wearing it? [The Cut]
Vera Wang Cosmetic Line
We let you in on Vera Wang’s fragrance shoot a couple weeks ago, but Wang has more up her sleeve! She is launching a new cosmetic line for 2012, with one thing in mind- being fashionable on a budget. Rumors are you will be able to pre-order in 2011! What will you be ordering? [InStyle UK]
With all the fabulous pictures we received in the last week, we could have posted a Style Award everyday! It was a hard decision, but our first Style Awards go to Christine and her sister and duo Sarah and Katharine!
Christine wore her dress to the Emmy’s and scored two statues and Sarah and Katharine are so statuesque they should have been the Emmy itself!
Thank you so much to everyone who submitted their RTR pics, but don’t stop! Keep them coming because we are picking another winner next week. Here were some of our other favorites- see more fab pics on Facebook!
You've already seen our gift guide, but some of you might be looking towards smarter spending this holiday season. Check out this special guide Smart Cookies created! It will become your go-to for ways to save and shine for the holidays.
We especially love the fashionable tips on using “Less to Impress” and being the stylish “Hostess with the Mostess” on a budget. What are your holiday saving tips?
After many requests from our members, we asked our stylists where they’ll be spotted this holiday season and what designer duds they’ll be celebrating in. If you happen to see one of our girls out there, make sure you snap a picture and send it to ShareRTR@renttherunway.com!
Camille, Holiday Dinner
My brother is flying in just in time for a New-York-fabulous, Christmas Eve dinner at the hottest restaurant in town! I'll be fine-dining in the Christian Siriano Silver Metallic Tweed Sheath and the Badgley Mischka Black Spade Earrings!
Melissa, New Year’s Eve
I’ll be wearing this fun and sexy Alice & Olivia Gold One Shoulder Sequin Dress to a New Year’s Eve party in the city. The silver in the Ciner necklace will blend with the mixed metal shoes I'll be wearing. Here I come 2011!
Ashley, Black Tie Extravaganza
In an effort to avoid crowds, lines and a lack of cabs, I am changing it up this New Years Eve and attending a black tie event! My fingers will be crossed for snow in the D&G Powder Twist Gown, which I will pair with the Badgley Mischka Marry Me Crystal Drop Earrings.
Emily, Caribbean Christmas
I’m spending Christmas in the Caribbean! This is the perfect dress for my holiday getaway to the Islands and the Ted Rossi Strut Your Stuff Cuff completes the look.
Alissa, Winter Wedding
I love this dress because the silhouette is incredibly chic, but effortless at the same time. The Elizabeth Cole Old School Glamour Earrings provide a bold statement, creating a focal point against the simple black dress. Pair it with simple black pumps and you're out the door in 5 minutes flat!
Rachel, Palm Beach Holiday
I can’t wait to slip into the new D&G Cookies N' Cream Dress for my grandma’s annual holiday party in Palm Beach Gardens. I love wearing her vintage earrings, but she might want to snatch these Lee Angel earrings from me!
Calling all Rent the Runway fashionistas, it’s time for me to step back and let you style me! I'm RTR's first stylist and for my big 25th birthday bash on December 16th I'm taking the back seat to styling and letting you do the dirty work. The night is going to be filled with dancing, friends, and maybe a little bubbly!
I have a few dresses in mind but need your help on deciding the ultimate look, so tell me in the comments, on our Facebook page or tweet your suggestion @RentTheRunway! Below are all the dresses I was considering. Make sure you tell me by Friday, the 17th so I can check for availability and buy the perfect shoes :)
See what I end up wearing on Monday morning when my birthday look is posted on Facebook! Ladies, get to styling! --Blaire
With all of the commotion surrounding Black Swan, we couldn’t help but focus our attention on Natalie Portman. She is always ahead of the curve on the red carpet, and the self proclaimed fashion enthusiast never misses a beat! No one can master proportions like petite Portman (she’s only 5’2”!) and her confidence carries her through this week’s Style Spotlight. Which look is your favorite Perfect Portman look? --Ashelyn
Perfect Portman 1: Sequin Stunner
Does mini length sequin and feather dress with disco ball earrings sound like a fashion don’t? Not on Natalie! She scores extra fashion points for pulling off this look. Try it for your next event with this Badgley Mischka dress and CC Skye Mini Jagger Earrings.
Perfect Portman 2: Radiant Ruby Red
For one of the international Black Swan premiers Portman wore this radiant red dress with a statement clutch and a smokey eye. Pull your hair back and take on the paparazzi in the Lady Love Gown and Kara Ross Rarr Clutch.
Perfect Portman 3: Be the Black Swan
We should’ve known that Portman was going to play a ballerina in a movie when she wore this look to the Vanity Fair Oscar party last year! The length of the dress accentuates her petite frame and the fitted bodice shows off her figure. Be Black Swan worthy at your next event in this Haute Hippie dress and Judith Leiber Lady Duchess Bag.
With so many gifts to buy, it’s easy to run out of ideas (and time!). Not to worry: Rent the Runway presents fun and fabulous gifts for all the fashionable people in your life. (And while you’re at it, why don’t you treat yourself?!)
For the Eco-Conscious Diva
Help her support the earth in style with a chic Catherine Holiday Eco Tote. Made from 95% recycled materials, the “J’aiDexuAmours/Love of Two Cities” tote features iconic images of both Paris and New York, $25. Available at Catherine Malandrino boutiques: Meatpacking District – 652 Hudson Street, 212.929.8710
Soho– 468 Broome Street, 212.925.6765
For the Tech Savvy Fashionista
The perfect stocking stuffer for the fashion loving iPhone user. Tibi iPhone covers in three signature prints: Midnight Garden Party, Viola, and Madeline. Available online at Tibi for iPhone3G, 3Gs and 4, $54.95.
For the Life of the Party
A flowery fragrance that possesses a blend of exotic floralsand soft woods, the new Nicole Miller perfume is the perfect gift for the woman who is daring, fun and not afraid to turn heads! Available online at Nicole Miller and fine and specialty department stores, $58.
For the Health Fanatic
BluePrintCleanse is the first nutritional cleanse offering different levels of intensity depending on one’s dietary habits and history. Six 16 oz raw fruit and vegetable juices daily in place of meals nourish your body while giving it a much needed break. Do yourself a solid—go liquid with BPC fresh pressed juice, delivered straight to your door anywhere in the U.S. Gift cards available for 1, 3 and 5 day cleanses. Order online at www.blueprintcleanse.com or by calling 212.414.5741.
For the Shop-a-holic
Style For Hire is a network of personal stylists - hand-picked, trained and certified by co-founder Stacy London, celebrity stylist from TLC’s What Not To Wear. Their stylists will help you edit your current wardrobe, create fresh new looks based on what you already own, and develop a shopping (and rental!) list to fill in the blanks for a functional, flattering and budget-appropriate closet. Style for Hire currently operates in Washington, DC and will be expanding nationwide in 2011. So give the gift of styling! Find a stylist at www.styleforhire.com.
For the Woman who Has Everything (almost)
Imagine having a personal assistant who not only helps with the daily details but also has insider connections to the hottest tickets and reservations worldwide. Enter Quintessentially, a 24-hours-a-day concierge service offering three levels of membership. Quintessentially membership hands you the virtual keys to any city. Whether it be travel, music, art, food drink, hotels, clubs, spas, restaurants or exclusive velvet-rope access, a Quintessentially membership is your passport to the very best that life has to offer. Memberships start at $1500.
For Absolutely Everyone
And for the ultimate gift of glam, Rent the Runway e-cards are easy, perfect gifts for any fashionista. Give her a fashion moment she will never forget! Available in amounts from $50 to $1,000 in both e-card and classic gift card formats.
With every option at our fingertips it’s hard not to wear Rent the Runway on the weekends. This weekend we wore RTR everywhere from TV segments to engagement parties to a fun girl’s night out! How did you wear RTR this weekend? Send your photos to ShareRTR@renttherunway.com! –Ashelyn
Fox & Friends TV Segment
Look at how beautiful AJ, Jenn, Nadia, Anushka, Jenny, Daria, Christina and Blaire looked!
These are some of the items we loved from our TV segment on Fox & Friends this weekend.What's your favorite?
1 Navy Gowns
We added some beautiful blue pieces last week, and there's plenty more to choose from. We think black and blue and beautiful!
2 Black Swan
It may have given us nightmares, but its definitely on our must-see list!
A new restaurant in the East Village by the same owners as Freemans. The décor is so cute you feel like you’re in a Ralph Lauren ad…
Because you need your iPod, even in the cold.
5 Green Gems
Great new jewels from Lee Angel.
6 "Fancy Shakes" at Momofuku
AKA alcoholic milkshakes! Drink responsibly.
7 The Sing-Off
After glee, Jenn's convinced that tv programming execs are producing TV especially for her:) A full a capella show - ah-maz-ing!
8 Alvin Ailey
The holiday season doesn't start until you've seen a show!
9 Diptyque Candles
All hail Badgley Mischka, the kings of glitz and glam. They’ve built their brand on show-stopping gowns that scream old Hollywood elegance. For the past 22 years, business and life partners, Mark Badgley and James Mischka have worked to expand their empire to include fragrance, sunglasses and some of the most decadent jewelry you can find. I had the pleasure of sitting down with them in their gorgeous Manhattan showroom to go behind the scenes with one of fashion’s most fabulous duos!
What inspired your Spring 2011 collections?
We kind of went back to when we first started Badgley Mischka 22 years ago and were inspired by this film called White Mischief from 1988. Very stylish movie, so beautiful. It’s about a bunch of English ex-pats living in South Africa. The characters were very stylish and decadent. Morning, day and night they wore evening clothes. So we merged that with the feeling of the 70s which is such an important trend this season. And that was the vibe for spring! more...
The weekend is finally here! We wanted to share a couple things to inspire you throughout your weekend. Saturday shout outs are here! What do you want to share? --Ashelyn
Need to bring lots of goodies to the upcoming holiday parties? Why not make your own lollipops? They’d be a great ice breaker and will add a personal touch, but do everyone a favor and give the recipe a test drive first!
LEGO my Lipstick?
If you have some time this weekend to be crafty, pull out some Lego’s and make your own brooches like the one we love below.
Get through some Saturday cleaning in a groove with the old school hit “Falling in Love” by Surface.
Thanks to everyone that participated in our TweetChat yesterday! It was great to get to chat with our members and –our favorite- give holiday advice. We promised to give one of our lucky tweeters a $50 gift card for joining our chat and we have chosen… Y_Sophisticates!
Congrats to Y_Sophisticates for winning the TweetChat gift card and to thank you for joining us! What did you think of our TweetChat? –Jenn and Jenny
We love when you send us pictures of yourself rockin’ RTR- point blank. Every time a picture is received we crowd around each other’s desks to see how the special girl looks. The pics are so amazing we wish we could make them part of the site and now, we are! (Cue drum roll…)
Introducing the Style Awards! Each week we will be selecting one of you fashionistas as a winner of our Style Awards and posting your picture on RTR Insider. Got tons of compliments at the wedding you attended? Won prom queen in RTR? Did your beau comment on how amazing you looked? Show us how you wear our dresses and accessories and send your picture to ShareRTR@renttherunway.com.
We can’t wait to see your style! –Jenn and Jenny
Happy Friday! Here is a recap on all of the latest news in the fashion universe. Don't forget to share what you loved! --Ashelyn
3rd Annual Fashion’s Night Out!
It’s official! There will be a third FNO scheduled on Thursday, September 8, 2011. We can’t wait to see what Matthew Williamson, Helmut Lang, Catherine Malandrino and more will have in store for us! What do you think they should do? [The Cut]
Judith Leiber Fragrance
Celebrity crystal clutches are the favorite “3 C’s” at RTR but that’s not all the label wants to make us swoon over. We caught wind that there is a Judith Leiber fragrance in the works and (literally) jumped for joy. Do you think it will come in a celebrity worthy crystal perfume bottle? [WWD]
New Designer for Escada?
Last year Megha Mittal acquired Escada, one of the coveted brands in the RTR family. So far, she’s done wonders with the label and we are even most excited for Escada’s upcoming collaboration with London designer Jonathan Saunders. Saunders is known most for bright and crisp prints… what do you want to see him create? [Fashionista]
We love having that LBD in rotation but sometimes you need a change. Why not go for that pop of color and turn heads at your next big holiday party? These are our stylists’ picks for jewel toned dresses to wear for the holidays. Did we miss any? Share what you think in the comments! --Ashelyn
“The silk chiffon Astonishing Amethyst gown makes for a beautiful, soft, and feminine look.”
“When making the party rounds this holiday season, kick it up and notch in this sassy Escada dress - it's a little bit naughty and a lot of nice!”
“Don’t be surprised if everyone wants to stand by you when the photographers pass by. This Vera Wang steals the spotlight!”
“Rich and vibrant in color, and amazing in both quality and fit, the Mini Corry Dress will help make the perfect statement at any party!”
“Look distinctly chic in this edgy, asymmetrical cocktail look by LaROK.”