Friday Fashion Fun: Anna Sui for Coach, Accessories from Narciso, and Our Favorite Fashion Week CelebFri, 2012-02-17 10:42 | by Lara Crystal
Anna Sui Collaborates with Coach
Narciso Rodriguez Debuts Accessories
At Tuesday's New York show, Narciso wowed the fashion week crowd with the new shoes and handbags in his fall collection. In mixed precious materials and geometric shapes, we're sure to see some of these on fashion fans come Fall. [Style.com]
Joan Rivers at Badgley Mischka
Our buyer Derek gasped so loud we thought something was wrong, but when we saw who it was, we understood. Joan Rivers strutted (literally) into Badgley Mischka to lively applause - and It. Was. Awesome. [The Cut]
Rooney Mara's Super Bowl Sunday Ensemble
WWD asked a few parisian designers to sketch a Super Bowl outfit for Rooney Mara, who comes from a long line of football fanatics. We particlarly enjoy this one by Clare Waight Keller from Chloe. What would you outfit Rooney in for the biggest sporting event of the year? See all of the sketches here! [WWD]
Prabal Gurung Spring Campaign
We just about fell out of our chairs when we laid our eyes on Prabal Gurung's Spring 2012 campaign. Victoria's Secret model and blonde bombshell Candice Swanepoel went dark for the designer and totally kills it in his graphic, cutout pieces from the collection. We can't wait to see what he shows for Fall 2012. [Lucky]
Cut25's First Boutique
Prabal Gurung's Sephora Uniforms
Bella Sugar posted a video of Prabal Gurung previewing his newly designed uniforms for Sephora, and they are anything but dull! We love the red accents and the cut is perfectly funtional and fashion forward. We can't wait to see these in action at Sephora! [Bella Sugar]
CFDA/Vogue's The Fashion Fund
The first episode of this six-part web series debuted on Hulu last night and we're excited to add it to our weekly must-watch list. The documentary goes behind the scenes of the most recent CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund competition and we love seeing the likes of Anna Wintour, Diane Von Furstenberg, Jenna Lyons, Andrew Rosen, and more in their element. [On the Runway]
Prada's "24 hr Museum"
Following the recently ubiquitous "pop-up" store trend, Prada opened a 24 hour museum in the Palais d'lena. It all seems very mysterious and futuristic; we love Fashionista's recap of the exhibit. [Fashionista]
As a loyal reader from back in the day, it's incredible to think that Fashionista is only 5 years old and celebrating their big birthday this month. Before that, DIY fashion projects were no where to be found, and street style was something you saw outside, not online. Thank you to Faran + Fashionista for this look back on fashion history and for 5 years of documenting the industry news in all its' fashionable glory. Happy Birthday!
p.s. We'd cry if we received Marc Jacobs tickets too.
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 nominations for the 2012 Oscars are out! Jennifer Lawrence joined Academy president Tom Sherak to announce this year's contenders. The Academy Awards will air on Sunday, February 26 on ABC. Were you surprised by any of the nominations?
Best Supporting Actor
Kenneth Branagh – My Week with Marilyn
Jonah Hill – Moneyball
Nick Nolte – Warrior
Christopher Plummer - Beginners
Max Von Sydow - Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Demian Bichir - A Better Life
George Clooney – The Descendants
Jean Dujardin – The Artist
Gary Oldman – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Brad Pitt – Moneyball
Best Original Screenplay
Michel Hazanavicius – The Artist
Annie Mumolo & Kristen Wiig – Bridesmaids
J.C. Chandor - Margin Call
Woody Allen – Midnight in Paris
Asghar Farhadi - A Separation
The Tree of Life
Midnight in Paris
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Christian Siriano Wedding Collection
Christian Siriano is designing a collection of wedding dresses to be available exclusively at Nordstrom. This is the first of the gowns, and we adore the tiered ruffles and pleating around the bodice. The Project Runway alum's first shot at bridal looks like a success so far! [Glamour]
Miss Piggy on Project Runway
The muppet darling was a guest judge on Project Runway last night and we love the spunk that she brought to the panel. The Paris Vogue veteran was dressed to impress and gave those aspiring designers a taste of her mind. [Racked]
Rachel Roy on Risks
Rachel Roy is a guest blogger for Stylelist and we loved her latest entry so much we had to share it with you. The designer writes about how taking risks is so important in every aspect of life, and why you should not be afraid to fail. In her words, "failure is merely the step before success." Read more on Stylelist.
We are thrilled to announce that Elizabeth and James is now available on Rent The Runway! The line is co-designed by one of our favorite fashion pairs, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, and embodies an eclectic lifestyle by blending uptown and downtown elements with casual and traditional styles. Join stars Cameron Diaz, Blake Lively, Emma Roberts, and Heidi Klum as fans and wearers of the brand!
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!