Moschino in Milan
Derek and Anushka are in Milan this week, and have been hopping around from store to store. They particularly loved the Moschino boutique - check out these cute cows at the entrance!
Anna Sui's Office
Stylelist gives us a peek inside Anna Sui's office, and we have to say it mirrors her personality and collections perfectly. They talk about her fascination with Paris, her inspirations, and more. [Stylelist]
Versace for H&M
Fashionista shows a sneak peak of the Versace for H&M collection that was featured in Vogue Russia. We love that Versace has stuck to the signature bold prints and body-con clothing they are most known for. The collection hits stores in the US November 19! [Fashionista]
We are so delighted to now offer kate spade new york on Rent the Runway! Her impeccably chic designs are an amazing addition to our site and her handbags and jewelry are such classics. We love how her pieces add instant glamour to any outfit and can't wait to rent for our next event this Fall. Needless to say, we are obsessed!
One of our favorite new arrivals from Moschino, this gorgeous black peplum dress, was spotted on both Lady Gaga and Anna Faris this week. We love how Lady Gaga glammed it up with a statement necklace, shades, and black gloves. Anna Faris goes uptown chic with a simple hairstyle and strappy Louboutins. Both ladies do this Moschino dress right, but who wore it better?
Now that Gossip Girl is back, we can't get our minds off of fashion inspired by Manhattan's elite. We love Blake Lively's style and how it has evolved and been influenced by her most notable character - Serena.
Blake has the perfect figure for body conscious Herve Leger dresses, and we love the cut and neckline of this particular style. Get either of these Herve dresses for your next date or girls night and you'll be sure to turn heads just like Blake!
A few of us attended the Young Patrons of Lincoln Center "Party on the Plaza" event on Monday night and had an absolutely fabulous time. The dress code was black tie, and got us thinking about appropriate attire for a Formal or Charity Event. Check out some of our picks and advice below!
When in doubt, go conservative.
When trying to decide what to wear to a formal or charity event, whether black tie or cocktail attire, it’s best to err on the conservative side. You can still make a statement in a gorgeous gown or frock, but sticking to less revealing necklines and cuts is best. If your hemline is short, go for more coverage on top and if your dress is floor length you have some liberty to try out a fun, interesting neckline. Here are some of our favorite gowns and cocktail dresses that are perfect for any formal event.
When choosing how to accessorize your dress, we recommend sporting jewelry that complements, not overwhelms, the outfit. Go for simple earrings and a single strand of pearls if your dress is on the loud side, and feel free to go for more of a statement if your dress is simple. Here are some of our favorite pieces that work with a variety of dress styles.
Makeup and Hair: KIS (keep it simple).
This isn’t pageant world, and a “Snooki poof” isn’t necessarily an appropriate updo. Go for a blowout and get your makeup done if possible. If that’s not available, blow dry your hair straight and pull some of the front back with a chic barrette, or pull all of your hair back into a simple ballerina bun. Keep your makeup understated but a red or pink lip is always a great pop of color. Here are some of our favorite Lancome products.
We were so inspired by Christian Siriano's Spring 2012 Runway show that we've started to work his colorful combos into our everyday lifestyle. Keep it bright this Fall by mixing citrus colored skirts and dresses with other muted pieces.
Pair a citrus hue with muted, nude heels and simple jewelry to get this effect. This is a great way to use summer colors in the fall months - here are some of our favs!
1 Party on the Plaza
The Young Patrons of Lincoln Center "Party on the Plaza" event is tonight and many of us are attending. Now that fashion week is over we need another reason to get back to one of the most gorgeous places in NYC !
Tunnel to Towers Run
Devin sported his snazzy pink RTR sunglasses while participating in the 10th Anniversary Tunnel to Towers run. Way to represent!
Roosevelt Hotel in LA
AJ and Jenn were in LA last week and had burgers and milkshakes at the Roosevelt Hotel's 25 Degrees restaurant to end a busy day of meetings.
Mikkel is way ahead of the game and already breaking out the Halloween festivities. She made RTR color-themed pumpkins for the entire design team! We are beyond impressed.
5 Hundred Acres
Justine had Sunday Funday at Hundred Acres in Soho- she swears they have the best cucumber gimlets!
Jenny went apple and pumpkin picking this weekend and picked up a gord as well!
Neil attended a wedding at the Delaware Beach Museum in Rehobeth on Saturday. He went with his best friend Lolly who wore the Matthew Williamson Rubix Sash Dress.The bride painted the bridesmaids dresses and 'brosmaids' pants - how cute and clever!
Alissa walked along the reservoir in Central Park up at 97th street and loves the view.
Stephanie visited Portland and Seattlethis past weekend and loved the Columbia River gorge which divides Washington and Oregon. Make sure to stop by all the waterfalls on the side of the road! And the ice cream shop Salt & Straw in Portland (the salted caramel ice cream is to die for).
Lara attended a wedding in Chicago this weekend and stopped by sports-bar/dance club Public House Chicago. They even have taps at the tables so you don't have to travel far when it's time for a refill. Um, please bring this to NYC?
DVF Flash Mobs
We can spot a DVF wrap dress from a mile away - let alone a whole mob of them! Groups of women have been running around NYC in DVF wrap dresses to promote her new fragrance, Diane. We have to admit we're a little jealous they didn't make a stop outside RTR headquarters. [Racked]
The music at fashion shows is one of our favorite parts of New York Fashion Week, and we often find ourselves whipping out our Shazam app to get the song name. Thread NY has come to the rescue this year and put together a playlist of all our fav fashion show music! [Thread NY]
The Muppets x Opening Ceremony
The Muppets Opening Ceremony collection is finally in stores and we have to admit we kind of love it. The sweaters and button-downs have an endearing quality and we can't wait to see the movie later this year! [Fashionista]
We've been obsessed with Refinery 29's Fash Cab - a play on New York City's Cash Cab if you're not familiar - and love that mini fashion-publishing maven Tavi Gevinson made a guest appearance. She is only fifteen years old and already has her own magazine and the well wishes of Anna Wintour. Check out this video where she dishes on her fav designer, raps Nicki Minaj, and more!
We are totally obsessed with Alexa Chung's unabashadly tomboyish style. This British beauty has collaborated with Mulberry and Madewell, and we have no doubt she'll continue to be one of fashion's favorite trendsetters. Check out some of her best looks below, and rent any of these dresses to emulate Alexa's natural style.
This Proenza Schouler print is absolutely gorgeous and the versatile fabric makes it wearable in summer and winter. Alexa mixes tomboy and feminine chic with this Proenza Schouler dress and a studded clutch. Get her look for your next cocktail party or date this Fall!
This look perfectly exemplifies Alexa's style: menswear inspired yet totally chic. Take a style note from Alexa with this Moschino Cheap and Chic Tuxedo dress, essential for a formal event this Fall or Winter.
Schoolgirl chic is one of Alexa's trademark looks, and we love how effortless this look is. Simply throw on a structured dress like this Proenza Schouler one, and you'll instantly look feminine and put together.
This ivory, textured dress accentuates Alexa's small waist and we love the edgy studded belt she paired it with. Wear this super flattering Opening Ceremony frock with sheer black tights and a statement necklace to get Alexa's look.
Today's Tuesday Tip is inspired by Sofia Vergara's Emmys ensemble. She paired a hot orangey-red dress with cool, emerald earrings that made for a perfect combo. We love the idea of mixing hot and cold colors to spice up an outfit for Fall (not that Sofia needs any spicing up!).
Make a statement this Fall by combining some of our newest bright dresses and cool accessories.
1 New Arrivals!
Check out our gorgeous new dress and accessory arrivals here!
Emmys Red Carpet
We are such suckers for Red Carpet fashion, and absolutely loved the range of red dresses that graced the stage. From scarlet to red-orange, this hue made for a bold statement against some of the neutral toned dresses we saw.
Better than a Boozy Brunch
Pack a picnic and head north to Breakneck Ridge for a hike and some amazing scenic views. Be forewarned, the first hour is an uphill scramble up a rockface, but the way down is way friendlier. Got a car? Visit the Storm King sculpture garden on the way back.
NYC's Gotham Girls Roller Derby, and our own Jeannice, took their 2nd straight Eastern Regionals title. They are going to WFTDA (world/nationals) championship as #1 seed from the East. Good luck!
5 Jenny at WIE and Emmys Post Show
Jenny had a busy and fun filled Sunday, from speaking about "the Business of Fashion" at the WIE Symposium to recapping Red Carpet fashion from the Emmys on FOX.
Most of us in the office can't wait to catch the Lion King in 3D this week. Talk about getting nostalgic!
Melissa loves this eyelash growth mascara; she loves how it's affordable and doesn't irritate your eyes like some other lash enhancers.
In addition to our Pumpkin Spice Latte obsession, Salted Caramel Mochas from Starbucks are perfect for the onset chilly weather.
Jenny spoke at the WIE symposium this Sunday, a four-day conference of empowerment, inspiration, and change making hosted by Sarah Brown, Donna Karan, and Arianna Huffington. Everyone loved these bags made out of bottle tops - so clever and eco-friendly!
As junior ambassadors for New York Restoration Project (NYRP), The Buds are New York City's next generation of protectors of our precious parks and community gardens. The Buds bring together some of the city's hippest and greenest individuals – aged 21 to 40 – who are looking for meaningful, yet engaging ways to immerse themselves in the environmental movement that's not only sweeping New York City, but the entire nation and planet! These young, green activists are integral members of NYRP, participating in events and activities, and introducing friends, family and colleagues to all that our organization does.
These fab ladies are renting for the NYRP Fall Back to New York event this Wednesday, September 21. You can still purchase tickets here. We spoke with some of the Junior Board members and attendees below.
Where do you work? I work in finance so I can be found wearing a variation of the Manhattan black dress on most business days.
Where do you live? Manhattan
What is your favorite restaurant? I am obsessed with all things involving margaritas, Mexican food, and cheese. My fav restaurant is Mole.
What is your style: classic or trendy? My style is a genuine mix of both classic and trendy. I love to combine a strand of pearls with an edgier dress, or trendy shoes and accessories with a more conservative ensemble.
What are you renting for the event? I am wearing a divine one shoulder dress by Jay Godfrey, dazzling sparkly bracelets, and my trusty Christian Louboutins.
What dress are you dying to rent next? I am dying to rent a stunning party gown for a black tie event I have next month.
Your involvement in NYRP. I started with the NYRP Junior Board in 2007 and serve as the Co-Chair of the Events Committee.
Your fav NYRP moment. My favorite NYRP moment was going to Queens after the NY tornados earlier this year to help restore one of the parks in the community. We planted trees and flowers and by the end of the day we saw a huge difference in the park.
My closet is reasonably sized by Manhattan standards and insanely organized but I rely a lot on drawers and folding.
Favorite designer. I am always looking for new designers, but I am currently obsessed with Alice + Olivia.
Where do you work? Rent The Runway - Head Accessories Merchant
Where do you live? West Village
What is your favorite restaurant? brunch at Extra Virgin - dinner at Jeffrey's Grocery
What is your style: classic or trendy? trendy...slightly boho...like to have fun with it!
What dress are you dying to rent next? Something Herve Leger. Have never worn before - dying to have the experience!!
My closet is a mess! Eek. Overflowing with all of my favorite things... maxi skirts, mini dresses, billowy tanks, too much outerwear (faux fur!) and too many boots (can't stop myself!)
Where do you work? I've worked in residential real estate for the last seven years in Manhattan.
Where do you live? I lived on Central Park West for over three years.
What is your favorite restaurant? A macrobiotic cafe called Souen.
What is your style: classic or trendy? Classic: Italian-chic, all black, layering dresses and big tops over tights.
What are you renting for the event? I'd like to rent a Nicole Miller, to honor the success of American designers.
What dress are you dying to rent next? I want to rent the Robert Rodriquez Black Label "Celebration Swept Dress" and have a shotgun wedding in San Diego this winter.
Your involvement in NYRP. I have planned several events and acquired sponsors within the NYC real estate and fashion communities.
Your fave NYRP moment. Planning the 2010 fashion presentation by stylist Engie Hassan (EngieStyle) and model manager Wendy Levene, (Fenton Moon Media). Those two women are super strong!
My closet is color and season coordinated Reiss, D&G, some Alexander Wang tees, Marc Jacobs, and Vince.
Favorite designer. Reiss
Allison Brinley Beck
Where do you work? Work for a food website on lifestyle/entertaining content - The Daily Meal
Where do you live? I live in DUMBO
What is your favorite restaurant? I adore Union Square Cafe
What is your style: classic or trendy? I'm a classic, sophisticated kind of girl
What dress are you dying to rent next? Something short and strappy for a wedding
Your involvement in NYRP. I'm a member of the Junior Board, and have been since 2007
Favorite NYRP moment. Hulaween 2007!
My closet is jammed packed with clothing!
NYFW x Lanvin
Matthew Williamson x Laduree
We still aren't over the fact that Parisian sweets shop Laduree has opened in NYC, and to top it off, they've tapped into Matthew Williamson to design the packaging. We love the kaleidescope artwork that is reminiscent of his Resort 2012 collection. [WWD]
Fenton Statement Jewelry
For their Spring 2012 presentation, Fenton created a wedding-inspired scene at the Four Seasons restaurant. The eretheral setting was absolutely breathtaking and the art deco-inspired statement necklaces are a must have piece for the season. [Refinery29]
Each year, television's best come out to honor their peers and celebrate in style. We love guessing what our fav prime time stars will be wearing and if there will be any trends on the red carpet. This year, we expect to see a lot from designers' Resort 2012 collections. See our predictions below and be sure to tune into Twitter during the show this Sunday night - we'll be live tweeting!
Christina Hendricks is up for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama for her role as Joan in Mad Men. With her vervacious curves and gorgeous skin, we have a feeling she'll go with something to suit her silhouette. This stunning Zac Posen dress from his Resort 2012 collection has to be a top contender.
Heidi Klum's Project Runway is again up for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program, and we bet she'll keep it in the family by wearing something from Michael Kors' Resort 2012 collection. This neon, cutout gown with a thigh-high slit screams Heidi!
Padma Lakshmi is one of our favorite hosts and we have a feeling that Top Chef will win Outstanding Reality-Competition Program again this year. She would look absolutely radiant accepting the award in this two toned Bibhu Mohapatra gown. A strapless neckline would eloquently emphasize her physique and her skin tone would be gorgeous against the white and pale yellow.
The Queen of Comedy has upped her game each year at the awards, and this year will be no exception. We would love to see her in a poppy colored Catherine Malandrino gown; the v-neckline would elongate her petite frame.
Funny and beautiful, Sofia Vergara is up for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy for her role as Gloria in Modern Family. This striking Carlos Miele gown would play up all of Sofia's best assets and the ruby color is spectacular. Paired with some bold earrings, this look would no doubt place Sofia on the best-dressed list.
Elisabeth Moss' classic, timless style has always served her well; she was stunning in an emerald Oscar de la Renta gown at the Golden Globes this year. We would love to see her take some risks in this two-toned Preen dress that would give her a beautiful silhouette and elongate her stature.
Derek is back to recap the second half of New York Fashion Week! Some of the major trends we are seeing are peplum ruffles, neon, color blocked trousers and jackets, and vibrant prints. Check out his thoughts on the collections below.
Thea Bregazzi and Justin Thorton featured one of the this season's major trends, peplum ruffles, in almost all their looks. They also featured some rococo-ish black and white floral prints juxtaposed against multi-color pixelated backgrounds. The show was styled with many buttoned up shirt collars that have become the trademark of the "too cool for school "preen girl.
At Vera Wang, Beyonce and Kim Kardashian witnessed a stunning demonstration in tailoring and craftsmanship. Vera always loves to give a sporty feeling to her looks, and as a result many dresses and jackets featured hoods and other athletic touches. I loved the vibrant purples and yellows and the cool "melting painting" print used in many of the dresses.
Designer Amy Smilovic was in a minimalist mood for spring and sent a very focused collection down the runway. Interest came in the form of vibrant colors- namely turquoise and marigold yellow with a splash of cobalt blue. Ultra-wide, brightly colored trousers were another highpoint, especially when combined with a simple tank as the designer so often did.
Every girl sitting next to me gasped when look 1 came out- they were all in love with the color blocked low rise trousers. Narciso did them in several colors and next Spring they will be the go-to pant for many fashionistas. As usual, the whole collection was super chic and the fabrics were breathtaking and innovative.
I wasn't aware that fabric could be dyed so bright, but I am happy that it can be. Nanette featured the most brightly colored collection I have ever seen. Overall the show had a nice retro feel, but with a neon update. She also showcased the evolution of Fall's major lace trend: colored lace! She used some really interesting color combinations to give each look a fresh feel.
Anna's show was total fun, as always. She featured flowing chiffon dresses and blouses in a variety of prints ranging from hearts to butterflies. At the end of the show a 1920's vibe emerged, with many looks evoking Daisy Buchanan and her care free attitude.
The Proenza boys used their Spring show to demonstrate their love for tailoring and sent some beautiful color blocked jackets down the runway. Midway through the show some fun palm leaf prints emerged and by the end of it I felt like I was on a vacation in Tahiti, despite the venue being an abandoned warehouse.
Fashion Week is a major celeb magnet and we love catching what they wear to the shows. This year we saw everyone from Emma Roberts to Nicky Hilton, and they all wore something bold or sparkly to stand out in the front row. See their looks below!
Kelly Rutherford looks Gossip Girl chic at the Nanette Lepore show in this lacy red cap sleeve dress. We love how she plays up her femininity with the ribbon tie at the waist, and this Gryphon dress does just the trick.
Emma Roberts has been a regular on the fashion scene for some time now, and we love how she showed her playful, flirty side with this one shouldered cheetah print dress. Get Emma's look with a Mark & James by Badgley Mischka gold leopard frock.
Sophia Bush's gold mine look is perfect for emphasizing that end-of-summer tan. Go all gold with this Rachel Roy mini.
Nicki Hilton looks fab for Fall in this long sleeved sequin striped mini. We love the contrasting black and dark blue sequins, and this Milly frock will have you turning heads.
Now that New York Fashion Week is over and our minds have digested all of the fabulous Spring/Summer 2012 looks, we are back to the present and focused on Fall. Some of fashion's most influential - ladies from Lucky, Glamour, Elle, Teen Vogue, Gossip Girl and more - share their fav RTR fall picks in our Fall Fashion Edit. We are obsessed with their chic styles and how they pair our dresses and accessories. Check out their top picks and heart your own!
It's no surprise that Michelle Williams, having always exuded the utmost elegance and femininty, is starring as Marilyn Monroe in My Week with Marilyn. Her style has evolved eloquently from Jen in Dawson's Creek to Cindy in Blue Valentine, and we can't wait to see how her portrayal of Marilyn contributes to her own personal style. Check out some of our favorite looks below, and take a style note from Michelle for your next event this Fall!
Go with a structured cap sleeve and ribbon tapered waist for a put together, feminine look. This Proenza Schouler dress is perfect for that modern luxury vibe.
Who says you shouldn't wear white after Labor Day?! We suggest working this gorgeous Lela Rose one shouldered dress for Fall to get Michelle's look. Winter white is elegant and crisp, and looks fab with sheer black tights and sky high pumps.
Go full-on-feminine with sparkles, bows and flirtly, full skirts. Michelle is never afraid to play up her femininity, and works this outfit with complete confidence and grace. This Mark & James by Badgley Mishka frock is absolutely stunning, and brand new to our site!
Lace is typically thought of as a super sexy, nighttime fabric that is not so versitile. This season, we are seeing lace used much more liberally and with edgy pieces. Pair a lacy dress with some chunky jewelry and a cropped jacket for day, or with sky high heels and a statement necklace for night. Rent any of our pairings below for an edgy, sexy outfit perfect for a party or girls night out this fall!
Our head buyer, Derek, has been hopping from show to show the past few days and says the designers are absolutely turning it out this season. Check out his recap of the first half of Fashion Week!
Ultra cool and ultra chic draped separates and dresses in black, white and canary yellow. Looked like classic Helmut Lang from when the designer was at the height of popularity in the late 90's.
Christian paired striped t-shirts with maxi skirts in bright citrus colors. The highlight of the show was the accordion pleated poppy colored gown at the end of the show.
Yigal's well edited show featured clean lines and bold colors. Easy to wear but will also get the wearer noticed.
Absolutely stunning. Featured dresses made of Tulle with bold colorblocked cutouts and sportswear in an beautiful abstract print. Gorgeous jackets, stunning gowns and all around an amazing show. Prabal really elevated his collection to an even higher level this season.
For Spring Zac focused on what he has always done best- look at me gorgeous cocktail dresses and paparazzi magnet red carpet gowns. The gowns in the show were pure couture and were astonishingly plentiful. I can't even imagine how many man hours each of those dreams took to create.
Thakoon likes juxtaposition and this season he was inspired by cowboys and the country of India. He mixed colorful paisly print with gold lame inserts and the effect was incredibly creative and beautiful.
Lela feature some amazing fabrics and embellishments this season. My favorite was the dot embroidered nude tulle that floated romantically down the runway.
Derek Lam featured some gorgeous leather pieces and details on dresses. The show was sportswear focused, with some great knits, skirts and coats. Loved the black beaded sequin dress at the end- easy throw on glamour.
Some of fashion's most influential share their top RTR picks for fall. We love their unique styles and they had a blast putting together their picks. Shop them here!
Barbie at FNO
During our event at Alexis Bittar on Fashion's Night Out, Barbie made a guest appearance. We got to thinking how cool it would be if we made an RTR Barbie; What would she wear?
The College Team has been in Boston for the last four days. We've visited Brandeis, Harvard, BU, College Day at Fenway Park, Northeastern, BC, Tufts, and Wellesley. It's been amazing getting to know our fabulous Runway Reps and makeovers from Lancome!
New York City is abuzz with all things fashion and the designers are definitely turning it out this season! Our fashion team has been hopping from show to show the past few days and we can't wait to get some of our fav looks for RTR. Jenn was at the Zac Posen show and said it was one of the most stunning displays she's ever seen. The gowns were absolutely gorgeous - you can bet we'll be seeing them on the red carpet this upcoming awards season!
During her trip to Panama, Erica stayed on one of the San Blas Islands, a series of 378 islands of which only 49 are inhabited by the fiercely independent Kuna Indians. With nothing but huts, hammocks and clear blue waters filled with fresh seafood, it was the perfect NYC escape!
Chondita and her pals had a blast celebrating a friend's bachelorette in Vegas this weekend. Highlights: the gorgeous Wynn Hotel, the European pool cabanas, Thunder From Down Under, dancing under the stars at Marquee and of course, lots and lots of Herve Leger!
Erica and Melissa saw this musical about Jersey Shore (?!) during Fringe Fest and it was absolutely hysterical. It's back for a second run and they are going for round two. Tickets are only $18, and the first show is next week!
Neil and Blair were at the Virgin Music Fest in Maryland this past weekend and loved the amazing line up. It was a perfect way to end the summer concert season!
Tim is excited for the NYCentury this coming Sunday. It's the only annual all-urban 100-mile bike ride in the country, and participants get to experience New York City like never before!
Katie loves the newest culinary establishment to the West Village, Frankies 570. The Italian fare is not to be missed, and their house-made pastas are to die for. Adam Rapoport, the editor in chief of Bon Appetit, hosted a dinner there over the weekend to celebrate Rag & Bone's latest collection. Make your reservation quick - they're sure to be filled soon!
Congrats to this week's Style Awards winner, Jillian! She looks absolutely stunning in this Mark and James by Badgley Mischka frock which she sported for her '20s themed engagement shoot. The Facebook fans couldn't get enough of her gorgeous look, and we love how she accessorized to make it decade appropriate for the theme. Congrats on your engagement, Jillian!
Proenza Schouler Denim
Proenza Schouler will launch a denim line by this January. After their short lived collaboration with J Brand, we expect the line to be top notch. We can hardly wait to see what they come up with; will they use any of their signature graphic prints? [The Cut]
Opening Ceremony Keeps it Comfy
After the blisters and bruises our feet endured from a long (but successful) Fashion's Night OUt, we were thrilled to hear that Opening Ceremony had collaborated with Happy Socks. The box set includes four pairs of comfy, chic socks that they began selling during Fashion's Night Out. With the majority of fashion week still ahead of us, we are heading to pick up a few sets! [Refinery29]
Coco Rocha Busting a Move
Our fav model Coco busts a move during Fashion's Night Out at Macy's. Is there anything this girl can't do? From the catwalk to the blogosphere to being Mr. Lagerfeld's muse, this girl has the fashion industry at her fingertips. We can't wait to she what she does next. [The Cut]
We could not be more obsessed with Lanvin's fall campaign video featuring models Karen Elson and Raquel Zimmerman - not to mention creative director Alber Elbaz - shaking it to pitbull. Such a brilliant culmination of fashion and dance party. We have it on replay, and soon you will too!
With the US Open going on and New York Fashion Week starting tomorrow, our minds are naturally on tennis and fashion. So why not combine the two in this week's style spotlight? Maria Sharapova is one of the world's best tennis players and she always looks good whether playing a match or on the red carpet. We take a look at her classic, fun style that can range from sporty and structured to flirty and feminine. Take a cue from the queen of the courts for your next event this fall.
Maria turns the heat up with this sultry navy bangage dress. Perfect for her athletic body, this dress accentuates all of her best assets. Try a darker color Herve Leger dress to get Maria's look.
Maria goes feminine and flirty with this black lace sleeve dress that brings out her softer, more delicate side. Get her look with this gorgeous Nina Ricci dress, essential for your next happy hour or date night.
This structured leopard print frock is fun and fashion forward. The cut draws attention to her toned legs and the belt creates some curves. We love this Tibi dress that is perfect for a girls night out.
Royal blue does wonders for a blonde, and Maria wears this dress just right with a blazer and statement necklace. Nanette Lepore does this cobalt color perfectly and it can be easily accessorized with with bold jewelry.
Talk about an attention getter, this three-quarter sleeve bronze sequined mini emulates Maria's style entirely. Perfect for any hair color, gold/bronze sequins are a great way to switch up your style. We love this Rachel Roy sheath; it's called the Warrior Princess Dress for a reason!
Maria brings it back to the court with this full skirted dress. We love the classic modern twist on the ruffled skirt, and can't help but draw a connection to some of the fashion we've seen on the court. This Proenza Schouler dress gives classic a modern twist and the pleated skirt makes it oh-so-proper and perfect for any event.
It's no question that both ladies look fab in this strapless Rebecca Taylor dress, but who wore it better? They both paired it with nude pumps, and Sarah Michelle opted for a sleek blazer to complete her look. Brittany went with simple accessories and kept her hair up to accentuate the sweetheart neckline. So you choose - who wore it better? (plus, rent this dress here!)
Clashing colors and prints is one of the biggest trends of the season and pairing pink and red is one of our favorites. This may seem like a fashion no-no, but after seeing it on the runways and multiple cover stars we officially give the go ahead. Pair hot, bold pinks with saturated reds to get the desired effect. We put together some simple ways below to emulate the trend this fall.
1 Fashion's Night Out!
One of our favorite weeks of the year is here - fashion week - and we can't wait to kick it off with a bang. This Thursday you we're teaming up with Fresh and Alexis Bittar to host some fantastic events. Check out all the details here!
We go ba-na-nas for Rachel and her lovable, hilarious team. Season 4 of Zoe's show starts tonight - we can hardly wait to see how she works her baby bump into her inimitable style.
New York Magazine never fails to come up with some of the most highlarious parodies on pop culture. They released lyrics to Babyonce's (aka Beyonce and Jay-Z's child) first single set to the tune of "If I Were a Boy" and needless to say it is beyond entertaining. You can catch us switching up the lyrics to Beyonce's initial hit next time we are getting ready to go out.
Anushka was in Paris over the weekend and she had the best Steak Frites the city of lights had to offer.
5 Apache Relay in Montana
Jenn continued her 30th birthday tradition from last year with an Apache relay for her boyfriend's 30th this weekend. Some of the highlight include team leap frog, a trampoline jumping sequence, a pie eating contest (no hands!) and of course as usual it started off with team flip cup!!
Becky and Lauren both went horseback riding this weekend on their respective vacations to Montana and Iceland. What a perfect way to end the summer!
Fall weather is officially here and what would the season be without Starbucks' infamous Pumpkin Spice latte? Nothing can compare to the delightful drink that so many of us will start to enjoy regularly (daily for some).
Lara and the rest of the office loves New York Mag's 10th Anniversary of September 11th commemorative issue. They look back on how that day changed New York City and our Nation the past ten years.
Nikki saw "How to Suceed in Business Without Really Trying" this past weekend and recommends it to all. She can vouch that Dan Radcliffe has other talents than personifying our favorite wizard of all time!
Tiffany made the treck to the New York Renaissance Fair where people (employees and customers) dressed up as knights, jesters, wenches etc. Eating turkey legs, watching jousts, glassblowing, etc. - It was an interesting but fun event!
In honor of Vogue’s annual Fashion’s Night Out on Thursday September 8th, Rent the Runway, Fresh and Alexis Bittar want you to feel stylish and beautiful. Join us!
RENT THE RUNWAY & FRESH
FRESH – SPRING STREET Thursday, September 8th 6-11pm
57 Spring Street (btw Mulberry Street and Lafayette Street)
Stop by Fresh at Spring to meet Jenn and Jenny, co-founders of Rent the Runway, + have Lucy Sykes, former Marie Claire fashion director, style you in designer dress for the night that you can take home, free of charge for a 4-day rental! Plus, get your makeup done while discovering the new Fresh Sugar Passion Tinted Lip Treatment SPF 15 before walking the red carpet and having your photo taken.
FRESH – BLEECKER STREET Thursday, September 8th 6-11pm
388 Bleecker Street (btw Perry Street and West 11th Street)
Come try on Rent the Runway’s most covetable statement jewelry, get your makeup done, and discover the new Fresh Sugar Passion Tinted Lip Treatment SPF 15 before you walk the red carpet in your new look and have your photo taken.
Log on to RenttheRunway.com that day for a special surprise gift with a Rent the Runway purchase, compliments of Fresh.
RENT THE RUNWAY & ALEXIS BITTAR
ALEXIS BITTAR Thursday, September 8th 7-10PM
465 Broome Street (between Mercer Street and Greene Street)
Join hosts Lucy Sykes, Rent the Runway’s Consulting Fashion Director, and Selby Drummond, Vogue’s Accessories Editor, to shop the Alexis Bittar Soho store. Receive a complimentary Rent the Runway designer dress rental with purchase of “The Selby Cuff”, designed in collaboration with Alexis Bittar and Selby Drummond.
“The Selby Cuff” will be available for rent on RenttheRunway.com for a limited time only starting on Fashion’s Night Out.
This husband and wife duo has been the go to resource for textile design and embroidery within the design and couture world for over a decade. Their namesake collection, which launched almost three years ago, exhibits a blend of pretty and etheral with edge and fashion forwardness.
Tell me the story behind your last line:
The overtone of the collection is very "rock and roll chic". I wanted to really look at the woman who would be wearing these clothes and create pieces that conveyed a sense of edginess and seriousness, while at the same time, highlight her femininity. I think that a woman is most beautiful when you look at her strengths and weaknesses, her silhouette and her shadow... This collection celebrates who she is and how she feels.
What is something you dream of achieving, but haven't yet?
I'm not telling....
How would you describe your own style?
My personal style is fairly classic and casual.
What is your favorite trend right now?
Color, color, color!
What was your proudest moment as a designer?
Babi and I were in a store where we met a mother and daughter with their arms full of our Sachin and Babi dresses. The mother had given her daughter this shopping spree as a graduation gift. The daughter selected 3 of our dresses and her mom bought one too! It was so rewarding to see that our line transcended generations.
If you could give advice to aspiring designers, what would it be?
Be relevant. There must be a reason for why you and your designs exist. It should be about "her", not you.
Cynthia Rowley Glambulance
In prep for this year's Fashion's Night Out, Cynthia Rowley teams up with Band-Aid to launch a "Glambulance" stocked with hairstylists, make-up artists, and fashionable first-aid kits. With all the store hopping (in high heels) that occurs, we are sure this fashionable aid will be put to good use. Keep an eye out for the "Glambulance" on September 8th! [Refinery 29]
Helmut Lang Show
Helmut Lang is putting on their first fashion show since 2005. Creative directors Nicole and Michael Colovos started at the brand in 2006 after Theory bought the label from Prada, and we can't wait to see how they put on the show. You can watch it streamed live Saturday, September 10th, on helmutlang.com. [The Cut]
Elin Kling Styles Tibi
We are huge fans of stylist Elin Kling (her blog is amazing) and so thrilled that she will be styling Tibi's Spring 2012 runway show and campaign. The Swedish blogger's clean, femine style will no doubt complement the Tibi brand brilliantly. [Style.com]
Fall is right around the corner, and our calendars are booked with fashion week events, birthdays, and trips to the west coast. This September we are wearing RTR with bold jewelry and trying out some of our favorite fall trends (jewel tones, pleats, color blocking). What are you wearing RTR for this month? - Jenn & Jenny
9/3: Boyfriend's Birthday in Montana
9/8: Fashion's Night Out
9/10: My Birthday Picnic
9/13: New York Fashion Week at the Tents
9/19: LA Press Tour
9/30: Rehearsal Dinner in California
9/3: My Birthday
9/8: Fashion's Night Out
9/10: Jenn's Birthday Picnic
9/12: New York Fashion Week at the Tents
9/20: Press Dinner in L.A.
9/26: Young Patrons of Lincoln Center Gala
This Parisian pastry and cake shop opened it's first location in NYC on Madison Avenue and we can't wait to get our hands on their infamous macarons. Imported from Paris, the sweets are unrivaled and Laduree is said to be the creator of "le macaron" as we know it. This weekend you can be sure to catch us on the Upper East Side indulging in a few of these treats before we jump head first into fashion week!