Archive: June 2010
Before you head out for the fireworks and festivities, don’t forget to reserve your weekend wear! To make it easy, we’ve selected some great picks that fit well and work for any occasion – in every size. Enjoy, and rent today to get free shipping with promo code FREESHIPJULY4 - valid through 7/4. Happy 4th! -- Lara Size 0 This strapless Tibi style offers a built in bustier to help create some curves, and there's nothing better than white to feel fresh and fabulous for independence day. Size 2 This Lela Rose style screams long weekend with its festive halter top and metallic painted details. Perfect for daytime with some silver or gold flat sandals or add a strappy heel for evening. Size 4 This sparkling nude Haute Hippie skirt is amazing for showing off your tanned legs. It's the perfect piece to pair with any white top for a shining summer statement. Size 6 This seasonal Shoshanna dress is another great day to night option and looks great with some layered necklaces. Size 8 This bold colored Catherine Malandrino with a deep v includes a removable tank that can be worn for a more modest look. Provides maximum versatile for weekend parties. Size 10 This brand new Moschino style is available in black or minty green and has layers to hide any extra hamburgers you might have eaten. Size 12 This abstract grid Theory dress offers a flattering summer print that stays simple and clean. Read More
New York is under attack from intense heat at the moment, so I want to share some more of my little secrets for staying cool in this very hot weather. Tell us your favorite ways to beat the heat in the comments! -- Blaire Evian Facial Mist refreshes and keeps you cool...   Blotting papers are a must for any stylish girl on the go. I like Sephora's with Vitamin C + E.   Travel size perfume can be packed in your purse for evening rendez-vous after work. Sephora has a great selection of scents packaged to go.   Read More
1 Celebrating our Independence! By wearing red, white, and blue.     2 Colgate Wisps Colgate's disposable tooth brush has quickly climbed to the top of our "don't leave home without it" list.   3 Pottery Barn Teen When Lara bought this fabulous bust, her search for perfect necklace storage finally came to an end. Now she can’t get enough - who doesn’t want to be seventeen again?     4 This awesome coffee table When our budgets suddenly stop mattering, this table will be ours. It’s listed as priced upon request, the three scariest words a shopper can see.     5 Our Newest Arrivals Reserve now for these fabulous styles that roll in August 1st.        6 Cupcakes from Café Angelique They are seriously yummy. The red velvet with chocolate mousse in the middle are to die for.   7 Buyology by Martin Lindstrom Interesting insights on what determines how people will act that's an intelligent must-read.     8 Kayak's Explore Feature Set your price range and departure city, and Kayak tells you all the places you can go.   9 Summer Chicken Salads They just taste better, don’t they? Here are the recipes for two of our faves:   Sonoma Chicken Salad   Curried Chicken Salad   10 The Fresh Diet After too many helpings of chicken salad, some of us (well, only 1 of us) are now on our best behavior with this gourmet portion controlled delivery service. It’s only day 1, so we’ll let you know what we really think at the end of the week. Read More

RTR On Campus

Monday night we celebrated Rent The Runway on Campus at The Gates with more than 200 fabulous young attendees. Stylish collegiates from campuses as close as NYU and as far as UCLA came out to admire RTR jewels, enjoy cupcakes from Nana’s Dessert Kitchen, dance to DJ Sprung, devour Pop Chips, and share ideas for bringing RTR to their campus! The girls got a first peek at some of our newest styles with dresses for every campus occasion - rush events, formals, parties, and date nights. At the end, every guest took home a canvas gift bag provided by ALIOMI.   Many of our current superstar campus reps came to share the RTR love and spread the enthusiasm about Rent The Runway on Campus. We are hoping to find some more ambassadors who are passionate about Rent The Runway and want to bring our accessible designer fashion to their campus. To learn more and get involved, please email --Tamar   Read More

50 Under $50

Our stylists combed through our many dresses and accessories to pick our fave 50 under $50. Beautiful, affordable, and perfect for avoiding a summer style rut! --Lara   Read More

Keep It Cool!

It is definitely summer time and with the sweltering city heat, I wanted to give some tips for staying stylish.   1. It’s important to hydrate! My favorite drink to feel refreshed is definitely VitaCoco. Try the Peach & Mango flavor to feel like you’re lying on the beaches of the Caribbean.   2. Need some heat friendly styles? Some of our newest additions are perfect for keeping cool. I like the Purple Rain Dress by Shoshanna and the Nicole Miller Amazon Cocktail Dress.        3. Even though we’re all going to be soaking up some sun, remember to lather up on sunscreen! Try out Burt’s Bees SPF 30 sunscreen. It will give you a great, natural tan while providing some protection for your skin.     What are some of your summer style secrets? --Blaire   Read More

Celebrity Chic: Taylor Swift

Country cutie Taylor Swift wore the Christian Cota Fanciful Floral Dress at a meet-and-greet in Nashville. She went with nude shoes and a gold headband. What accessories would you pair with this dress? --Lara          Read More

Clever Color Combos

Our stylists combed through our boldest and brightest styles to create looks with an unexpected statement. Mix and match for a playful look and tell us your favorite creative color combinations in the comments! -- Lara Read More

Be My Stylist!

  My birthday is just around the corner, and I need help choosing two fabulous dresses for my quarter-century-mark. With two very different celebrations to mark the occasion, I wanted to turn it over to you to dress me for once. As a birthday present to myself, I’m taking myself out of the role of stylist and asking you to take my place. So, what should I wear? Here are four different options for each. Please vote in the comments. -- Ashley     For dinner in Brooklyn:            For the party:          Read More
1 Our New Rings!   2 Ocean Beach, Fire Island Working in the fashion industry, the only thing Jenn knew of Fire Island was "The Pines" (especially given how much Derek talks about it) but at the suggestion of Becky she went to Ocean Beach this past weekend and was blown away. It's down-to-earth, charming and entirely lacks a scene - which is perfect for a relaxing summer weekend. Here’s to a new annual tradition!   3 Top Chef D.C. Top Chef Masters really doesn’t compare, but we’re all excited to have Tom, Padma, and the rest of the crew back on the Wednesday night schedule. Now, if only we could cook!   4 Our Dads Happy Belated Father’s Day!   5 Our New Space The RTR warehouse team just moved into our new 9,000 sq foot office space, and we can’t wait to join them! With two new members of our team starting today (welcome AJ and Vijay!) we are definitely in need of some extra space.   6 Mini Cupcake Maker How cute is this adorable device? It’s only $29.99. Check!   7 Another Dream by Enrique Badulescu In between appointments last week at Milk Studios, Derek took a quick walk through the open-to-the-public gallery at Milk. He was instantly transported to another world by the photographer Enrique Badulescu, who used hand applied techniques to create the surreal images below. If you are in NYC and have time, it is definitely worth the trip to Milk Studios at 450 West 15th St.   8 Kombucha! Jenny’s favorite beverage   9 TAD A concept store in Rome just like Colette in Paris. It's ultra chic and has clothes, flowers, music, home goods, and everything else you want to fill your life with. Abby, one of our newest employees was there a few weeks back before she started at RTR and love, love, loved it!    10 Ripstik Closest thing to snowboarding – without the snow! Read More