This week the news that Rachel McAdams was on the cover of Elle’s June issue hit our inbox (click here for the shot). The Morning Glory actress and hair-changing vixen is who we shine our Style Spotlight this week! Whether she has red, blonde or brown hair we love how experimental Rachel is. These are by far our favorite looks from the many we covet. Which is yours?
Ruching Du Jour
Rachel looks stunning in this bright blue ensemble and ombre hair. This just goes to show that a bright color on a simply cut dress can go a long way. To get this look we suggest the Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent Coy Cowl Neck Dress and Diamond Disco earrings.
Not all of us can rock a plunging v-neck like that one, but we are all over the rest of the look. Try it out in the Missoni Speckled Mini Dress and Silver Moon Drop earrings. Disclaimer: If you can wear a v-neck like that kudos to you! We’ll settle for finding the purple shoes.
After the Royal Wedding and the Met gala, we’ve had our gown fix for the week! We love the va-va-voom but can always take a dose of celeb fashion that we can wear now. We shine on Audrina Patridge for this week’s Style Spotlight! With her new show she’s back in the spotlight and wearing RTR all the way. What’s your favorite Audrina look?
Tiered and True
Look At Me
This See by Chloe Magnetic Mini Dress is the no-fuss dress you need when craving shiny metallics and a dress that’s not skin tight. Complete the look with the Dannijo Jaxson Cuff for a stellar ensemble.
If you were born in May, you should be defining an era! Those born this month have certainly defied the rules and became leaders in their industry. Take these few for example: Naomi Campbell- defining the word “super model,” pioneers of the music world- Stevie Wonder, Cher, Bob Dylan, Janet Jackson, Billy Joel, Notorious B.I.G., one of a kind on film- George Clooney, Tina Fey, Mike Myers, or one of the faces of the 21st century- Mark Zuckerberg. If you were born this month, you're a leader by default. Happy birthday to all of you who celebrate this month and who define their walks of life in RTR! Who else is celebrating this month?
May 2: Lilly Allen, David Beckham
May 3: James Brown
May 5: Chris Brown, Adele, Craig David
May 6: Gabourdey Sibide, George Clooney
May 8: Enrique Iglesias
May 9: Audrina Patridge, Rosario Dawson, Billy Joel
May 12: Tony Hawk
May 13: Robert Pattinson, Stephen Colbert, Stevie Wonder
May 14: Mark Zuckerberg, Cate Blanchett
May 16: Megan Fox, Janet Jackson
May 18, 19: Tina Fey, Grace Jones
May 20: Busta Rhymes, Cher
May 21, 22: Notorious B.I.G., Naomi Campbell
May 23, 24: Drew Carey, Bob Dylan
May 25: Lauryn Hill, Stacey London, Mike Myers
May 26, 27: Lenny Kravitz, Andre 3000, Chris Colfer
May 28, 30: Kylie Minogue, Cee-Lo Green
May 31: Colin Ferrell, Brooke Shields, Clint Eastwood
Every now and then we’ll see a picture of an effortless outfit and our hearts flutter. That’s pretty much a given with this week’s Style Spotlight celeb, Diane Kruger. We racked our brains trying to figure out if she’s ever had a fashion “don’t” moment and came up empty handed. Cheers to Diane and her perfectly chic style. What’s your favorite Kruger look?
Red Hot Kruger
Diane can wear pretty much anything and this Preen dress is no exception. This dress hugs in all the right places and with a pair of silver sandals and the Ted Rossi Mirror Grid Cuff, you’re ready for your close up.
She frequently rocks the long one shoulder gown on the red carpet but this is one of our favorites. Channeling this look can be done with the David Meister Ultra Gown and Lauren Merkin Georgie Clutch.
Kruger Me Black
Yellow shoes, fur and braided hair are all you need to replicate this look. With the Yigal Azrouel Open Back Noir Dress and the Love Torn Clutch you’re on your way to Krugerville. As if you couldn't be more on point, open up the clutch and there's a strap inside so you can wear it just as she does.
We’ve all followed her through the years. From G.I. Jane to Bruce Willis then Ashton Kutcher, she never fails to get our attention. This week’s Style Spotlight is on Demi Moore and her clean cut style. No matter the occasion she manages to get the proportions just right… and Ashton in a matching ensemble. That’s a fashion statement we love. What’s your favorite Demi look?
Less is Moore
We’ve grown accustomed to seeing Demi in her long beach wave tresses, but for this look she pulled her hair back and let the dress do the talking. Look this picturesque for your next event in the Lilly Pulitzer Bowen Lace Dress and Kara Ross cuff.
High neck lines, printed fabric, double bows and double colored sounds like a total fashion-don’t but Demi does it just right. With the right up do and minor bling she takes home best dressed. You can rock the parody in the Prabal Gurung Painted Rosette Dress and new Dannijo Ajak Earrings.
Let’s Talk Lengths
Demi leaves her knee-length-friendly dresses at home and opts for this long asymmetrical stunner. We love that she took a chance and wore the statement dress with a statement necklace. You can do the same in the Yigal Azrouel Athena the Admirer Gown and new Gemma Redux Kat Necklace.
Moore Red Please
Demi always remembers to never let the color wear her and stays in control of this look by keeping it simple. Try this subtle and bright look in the Preen Bridget dress (worn by Diane Kruger!) and Paparazzi Flash Cuff.
We’ve been watching Sundance Channel’s All on the Line, where ELLE Magazine’s Creative Director Joe Zee meets with designers who are struggling to keep their labels from going under. He puts them through what could be considered a “fashion boot camp” in time to meet a buyer whose order can change the future of their line.
To help these designers out you can vote for which one you’d like to see on Rent the Runway! Click here to choose your favorite designer. Rent the Runway will carry the designer with the most votes and if you voted for them you could win a $2,500 gift card to RTR!
Don't miss the show on the Sundance Channel, every Tuesday at 10 PM/EST.
One of our favorite magazine covers this month is Olivia Wilde’s April Cosmo cover. We’ve always loved Olivia’s choice of flawless neutrals and simple silhouettes, and shine our RTR Style Spotlight on her this week. It was a surprise to see the actress all smiles in a bright color on the cover and hope we see more of our favorite House character in hues of spring. These are some of our favorite Olivia looks. Which one is yours?
Beads & Bangs
Wilde, Wilde, West
Olivia’s choice of a plain black dress with a wild back was ideal. It’s slimming in the front, hides your arms and shows off some of your most flattering skin. Wear the Yigal Azrouel Sultry Sleek Dress and the Jet Drop Earrings to channel Olivia’s wild side.
Look 3: Pretty in Pleats
Look 4: Sheaths-a-Blazin’
Thandie Newton has always been on our fashion radar. Even when she’s not on the red carpet, her day to day fashion decisions are on point. The mystery about Thandie’s style is that she is both classic and trendy, wearing of the moment staples in the chicest and classiest of ways. These are some of our favorite classic + trendy Thandie looks and how you can wear them to your next event.
Look 1: The Fascinator
This multi-colored ombre dress is definitely a head turnover and Thandie plays it down with zero fuss hair and makeup. We recommend the Nicole Miller Aqua Ombre Dress and Pave Double Drop Earrings for a little shine.
Look 2: Currently Classic
A flattering white dress is always in style, but the asymmetric top puts this choice on the trend map. Follow Thandie’s lead and try the Preen White Storm Dress and Susan Hanover cuff to edge up your look.
Look 3: Vintage Modernism
Rosettes remind us of vintage prints in pastel colors, but Thandie’s take on vintage with this Prabal Gurung dress is completely modern. Pair the dress with a Kenneth Jay Lane Pave Pearl Ring to keep it’s vintage feel and arrive as the chicest in attendance.
Look 4: Statement Shoulders
We all have our go-to LBD, but hers puts some of ours to shame. This one shoulder dress is unfitted in all the right places and emphasizes a shoulder worth showing off. We love to replicate this look in the Haute Hippie Winged Embellished Shoulder Dress and Ciner Black Crystal Drop Earrings.
This content was brought to Rent the Runway by Sophie Kinsella, author of the Shopaholic Series.
Our friend and author of the Shopaholic Series, Sophie Kinsella, handpicks her favorite dresses for one of spring's hottest trends- bold brights. We love Sophie's playful style and had to ask how she will be renting the runway this spring. What's your favorite?
I'll take the Nanette Lepore Lotus Blossom Dress on holiday to wear with simple flip flops and shades. It's so cute and easy-to-wear I can see myself choosing it again and again.
I'm attending Wimbledon this year and the zingy Lemon Sorbet Dress by Lilly Pulitzer will make the perfect outfit. However hot the action is on Centre Court, I'll feel chilled and fresh!
I love a dress that makes a statement and the Halston Heritage Raspberry Poncho Dress really has the wow factor. I'll wear it to my girlfriend's birthday party with a pair of killer heels and some attitude.
Sophie Kinsella is the author of the bestselling Shopaholic series, as well as Can You Keep a Secret?, The Undomestic Goddess, Remember Me?, and Twenties Girl. Her latest novel, Mini Shopaholic, is available in paperback this month. To learn more about Sophie, check out her website and facebook page.
April is here and it’s time to wish our April boys and girls the big “happy b.” Seems like the stars were aligned and every late night comedian was born in April. Any theory on that Malcolm Gladwell? Artists, writers, singers, actors and more will all be celebrating this month. Is your favorite celeb on the list?
Happy Birthday to...
April 2: Marvin Gaye
April 3: Amanda Bynes, Leona Lewis, Alec Baldwin
April 4: Heath Ledger, Robert Downey Jr., Maya Angelou
April 6: Zach Braff
April 9: Elle Fanning, Kristen Stewart, Leighton Meester, Cynthia Nixon
April 10, 11: Mandy Moore, Joss Stone
April 12: Brooklyn Decker, Claire Danes, David Letterman
April 14: Abigail Breslin, Sarah Michelle Geller, Adrien Brody
April 15: Emma Watson, Seth Rogen,
April 16: Selena, Martin Lawrence
April 17: Victoria Beckham, Jennifer Garner
April 18: America Ferrera, Kourtney Kardashian, Conan O’Brien
April 19: Maria Sharapova, Hayden Christiansen, Kate Hudson, James Franco
April 20, 21, 22: Carmen Electra, Iggy Pop, Jack Nicholson
April 23: George Lopez, Michael Moore
April 24: Kelly Clarkson, Jean-Paul Gautier, Barbra Streisand
April 25: Renee Zellweger, Ella Fitzgerald
April 28: Jessica Alba, Penelope Cruz, Jay Leno
April 29: Andre Agassi, Uma Therman, Michelle Pfeiffer, Jerry Seinfeld
April 30: Kirsten Dunst