It's here, the ultimate date night! Whether you're out for a romantic dinner or fun night on the town with your best girlfriends, Valentine's Day dressing is the perfect time to play up your femininity by going sexy or sweet!
Tonight Gossip Girl episode is a milestone in two respects: Blair's wedding and it's the show's 100th episode! It's hard to imagine what our Monday nights would be without the escapades of Manhattan's elite.
When we caught this picture of Blair's bridesmaids, we couldn't help but love the color palatte. Blush and neutral tones are everywhere right now and it seems like the people at GG are loving the trend. To get this soft, feminine look and channel Blair's entourage, rent Milly's Almond Rosette dress for your next date night, cocktail party, or event. It would also be a perfect pick for Valentine's Day (whether you're single or taken!).
We are thrilled and pleased to welcome Lucy Sykes Rellie full time to the Rent the Runway team! Lucy has been consulting on a number of styling projects since July and we couldn't be more excited for her to bring her expertise to RTR in a bigger capacity.
Prior to joining Rent the Runway Lucy was most notably the Fashion Director at Marie Claire magazine from 2001 to 2007, while simultaneously launching her own children’s clothing line in 2005. The collection, appropriately named Lucy Sykes New York, was carried by key retailers including Saks, Barneys, Bergdorf Goodman and Nordstrom (among others). Lucy also spent time as a contributing fashion editor at Cookie magazine, and as a stylist on staff at Allure and Town & Country. Additionally, Lucy has appeared regularly as a fashion commentator on The Today Show, CNN, CNBC and Full Frontal Fashion.
Here are some of Lucy's favorite picks from our new arrivals, and stay tuned for more fashion fun!
The red carpet at last night's Golden Globes featured an array of expected and unexpected styles and trends. Below are some of our favorites from the night and you can get their celebrity looks on RTR!
Having just launched Reem Acra on our site, we were thrilled to see Julie Bowen rock the Florence Gown that we just got in! She looks so old Hollywood glam and her soft waves are the perfect complement to the delicate tulle gown.
Reese looked ravishing in this structured, curve hugging Zac Posen gown. The sweetheart neckline suits her well and her sun kissed skin and loose waves give off a perfect blonde bombshell effect. This Bibhu Mohapatra Gown would be perfect for any formal event this winter/spring!
Seriously, can Charlize do no wrong? She looked absolutely ethereal in this Dior Haute Couture gown. For a perfectly positioned deep-V, go with this Temperley London Rosette Charm Gown.
Natalie Portman went super feminine in this pink and red satin Lanvin gown. To emulate Natalie's tailored, sophisticated look with a pop of color go with this Badgley Mischka Lady of Love Gown.
Emma Stone for the win, again! We've been seeing burgundy and plum everywhere lately and Emma's look from last night confirms the colors are here to stay. We especially loved how the Lanvin dress was adorned with an eagle belt. To get Emma's look, work this Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent Burgundy Bliss Gown at your next event.
It's safe to say that Rooney Mara stayed in character as Lisbeth Salander last night in this beautifully cut black Nina Ricci dress. To get her edgy, yet feminine look at a less formal event try the Nina Ricci Seductive Corset Lace Dress.
Glee star Amber Riley wore this ruffle red Badgley Mischka gown with confidence and grace. The sweetheart neckline flatters her figure perfectly and we love a lady in red!
Awards season kicks off this Sunday with the Golden Globes. The fashion is always a toss up at these awards with stars either playing it safe going edgy. We'd love to see some of the nominees break out of their shell and try something new. See below for our red carpet predictions!
Rooney Mara has been seen all over the red carpet in funky, asymmetrical pieces mostly in darker hues like this Prabal Gurung number. We love the silhouette but see her mixing it up a bit with this ethereal piece by Roksanda Ilincic.
Charlize Theron consistently wears very feminine, figure flattering gowns to red carpet events. We adore this super glamorous canary yellow Christian Siriano gown and know that this would be a super flattering, show-stealing look on the actress.
Kate Winslet usually takes to the red carpet in bold colors and we'd love to see her stick to this trend. Kate should show of her statuesque figure and toned arms in this burnt orange Bibhu Mohapatra gown from his Fall 2011 collection.
Kirsten Dunst is back in action after an award worthy performance in Melancholia. We see her owning the red carpet in this gorgeous printed Yigal Azrouel dress from his Spring 2012 collection. Can you say best dressed?
Meryl Streep is always elegant with her gown choices on the red carpet. We would love to see her in something age appropriate yet a bit trendy like this two toned Yigal Azrouel gown.
Michelle Williams loves to wear simple yet exceptionally chic gowns on the red carpet. In this bold, body hugging Matthew Williamson gown Michelle is sure to snag the best dressed award! Plus, the color would look absolutely stunning with her hair and complexion.
Claire Danes has such a timless look and we would love to see her accentuate her slim but feminine figure. This Zac Posen gown from his Pre-Fall 2012 Collection would be absolutely ba-na-nas on her.
What's the most versatile accessory we can think of that you can wear again and again? A wrap! With this interesting weather we've been having lately (50's in NYC, in January?!) a wrap is the perfect functional piece to throw on for effortlessly chic style.
Our wraps by V. Fraas vary from black to gold to silver, giving you basic options to transition throughout your wardrobe with no trouble at all. We think a wrap pairs beautifully over any one of our designer dresses, and love adding one of our metallic wraps to a basic LBD to add some fun! Traveling? Cozy up to our lurex wraps to not only add warmth on the flight but to look fashion forward like some of our favorite jetsetting celebs!
How will you wrap it up?
New year, new you! What's wonderful about the start of a new year is that you can start completely fresh and try something different! So at RTR we've compiled a list of "Do's" for 2012:
Find the Perfect LBD
Add Some Color to your Next Event
Master the Cat-Eye
Wear a Statement Set of Jewels
Find your inner Coco and Rent Vintage Chanel
Rent a dress not just for that big event but for a girl's night out!
This week we decided to do a holiday-themed 10 Things We Love (or 16, rather) to share some of the favorite gifts we received this season! Hope you all had a wonderful holiday, and Happy New Year!
Becky received gloves from the North Face - that you can text in!
Nikki got tickets to see American Ballet Theater's The Nutcracker at BAM Howard Gilman Opera House
Anushka got this Alexander McQueen scarf that sports his signature skulls.
Ashley got this gorgeous Tiffany ornament - a tradition each year in her family!
Jenn got this gorgeous David Yurman ring from her boyfriend Peter - he even knew that it was stackable!
Erica got a couple's cooking class at The Brooklyn Kitchen - complete with wine pairings!
Sam got the Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty book from the Met exhibit.
Jenny got pajamagrams for the whole family - including the soon-to-be newest addition, her baby girl!
Bill got a Kindle Fire, perfect for his morning commute to RTR.
Ashley got this beautiful calendar featuring hand-painted floral illustrations.
Blaire got this Soda Stream maker so she can make any beverage a little more bubbly!
Tiffany loves silly gifts, particularly this plush doll she received from her sister.
Camille's mom made her a beautiful custom quilt from this book!
Katie got this festive wool Rag & Bone shift dress.
Brooke got this book, a great read for the holiday vacation.
Alissa got this adorable heart sweater from J.Crew.