Archive: April 2010

Romp My World!

The one-piece playsuit has been on my mind for a while and at Rent the Runway we just can’t get enough! Our insanely cute jumpers offer instant style with a fresh face and with NYC predicted to heat up this week, we plan on sporting one soon. Jazz it up with stacked bangles or add a statement necklace to walk the streets with style.     Rent Tibi’s Lace Detail Romper, Halston Heritage’s Retro Romper, or Tracy Reese’s Macrame Trim Tank Jumpsuit. P.S. Don't forget to add some accessories! -- Blaire   Read More

One Dress, Four Ways

The best part about launching accessories is that it provides so much more flexibility – just adding a bracelet or a earrings can take your look to the next level. We’ve taken this simple Herve Leger Bandage Dress and added four great accessories to create four unique looks. The Starburst Earrings are the perfect cocktail look, the Ombre Bangle Set can take you instantly to resort chic, the From Daytime to Night Bracelet is great for date night, and the A-list Necklace will create a dynamite formal look. How would you style it? -- Lara     Read More

Caught Being Too Chic!

  Stripes are definitely in for Spring- walking around Soho in NYC this weekend I saw some interpretation of the classic Breton stripes around every corner.  They look great layered under a cropped trench coat, with a chunky cardigan, or with rolled up boyfriend jeans and some cute flats.  Being super chic has never been easier!  You can imagine the laugh we all had when Blaire our stylist, Ashley our Graphic Designer and myself all strolled into the office wearing black and white stripes!  The fashion police immediately incarcerated us and took this group photo.  If you love stripes as much as I do try these RTR styles for your next event! -- Derek               Read More

Accessories!

Apologies for being completely absent this past week, but I think it was worth the wait. Jewelry has finally arrived! Whether you want to make your look edgy or elegant, classic or trendy, feminine or fierce, the drama is in the details with standout pieces that will transform your Rent the Runway experience. Update a dress that you already own with accessories or rent an entire look for full-on fabulous. To help you narrow down the selection, the RTR stylists have pre-styled every dress with inspired pairings so you’re guaranteed to step out in style. My favorites are below, but honestly it’s tough to pick just a few. What sparkler will you choose to show off? -- Lara                  Read More

Spring Ahead with Milly

The warm weather is finally upon us and it’s amazing how just a little sunshine can change your mood and your willingness to spend all day Saturday shopping to find that perfect spring wardrobe. For me, spring has always been about newness and experimentation – every new (and important) friendship I’ve made has started in springtime, most new relationships, even new traditions, like the annual beach party! Now that I think about it, maybe I’m just a nicer/prettier/more thoughtful person when it’s sunnier outside (note to self to work on this!). So in honor of sunshine, rooftop parties, al fresco dining, and garden fetes – I wanted to point out a few pieces by Milly that I think are essential to any spring wardrobe.   Remember, Milly has been gracious enough to give all Rent the Runway ladies a 10% off discount for all purchases made on Millyny.com this week. So, here’s what I’d use the discount for:     1) Rent the Runway’s all about dresses, so I gotta start there. Build your spring wardrobe with a classic LBD. It won’t go out of style, you’ll always look a size thinner and you can accessorize it up to match the trends. The one above is my favorite by Milly this season due to the embellishment.   2) I desperately, desperately need a trench coat or any spring jacket for that matter. This one has a bit of classic Burberry feel to it but with a bit of a downtown, younger edge. Love it!   3) I’m not ready for bikini season – and while the rest of the girls in the office have gone on a juice cleanse, I’ve started to go to Physique 57 where I’m now (proudly) up to 2x a week which is very big for me. Before this I hadn’t been to the gym since June! To motivate myself for what I know lies ahead, it’s best to buy that bikini now! When there is a will there is a way. And sometimes that will is thinking of your current self in a new bikini.   Remember to use the promo code MILLYRTR2010 at checkout, and comment here to let us know which pieces you think are perfect additions to your spring wardrobe. -- Jenn Read More
While some offices are closed today, it’s business as usual at Rent the Runway. But it’s not all fashion all the time – every once in a while we take a break. Here’s what’s making us smile today: Peeps on Parade! My favorite is Tiger and his ‘chicks’ but I also like Mad Peeps (both shown below) – which one do you like the best? Click here to see all of them. -- Lara   Read More
Coming in April to Rent the Runway, Camilla and Marc is the product of Australian sibling design team Camilla and Marc Freeman. The collection features party frocks perfect for your next occasion. Down-under fashion at its finest! Check out the pics and let us know what you think.   Read More
    Project Runway is one of my favorite shows to enjoy after late nights at the office.  I love that it gives talented designers a chance to showcase their skills in front millions of TV viewers. Our very own Christian Siriano first gained notoriety when he won Season 4 of Project Runway, later going on to create full collections that are showcased at Bryant Park each season.    Last week’s Project Runway, episode 10 was entitled “Hey, That’s my Fabric”. The guest designer was Vivienne Tam, a fabulous fashion force credited for her understanding of the connection between technology and fashion. The challenge: Designing and creating your own textiles using patterns and fabrics.  I loved this challenge because it revolved around prints, and the graphic prints featured in this week’s episode are right on trend for spring 2010.   In the end the judges all agreed that Emilio Sosa was the clear winner with his graffiti printed dress and black jacket ensemble. "I have to say, I'm in love with the whole outfit," Heidi gushed. Michael Kors agreed, "You nailed it."  Emilio's look was my favorite as well, followed closely by Maya's super chic bi-color portrait collar dress.   I thought it’d be fun to share a selection of RTR styles that have the same feel as those featured on the show. Let me know your favorite in the comments! -- Derek           Read More