Archive: July 2010

What I’m Wearing Today

I couldn't resist a shot of Ashley as she was walking out the door last night - how great does Shoshanna's Optical Bustier Dress look on her?   Here's what Ashley had to say: "Yes, Lara, caught me on the way out in one of our newest styles by Shoshanna! Easy, summery and sweet - It was the perfect dress for dinner with girlfriends at David Burke Townhouse on the UES. FYI, the Pretzel Crusted Crabcake is to DIE for!" -- Lara       Read More
As the Accessories Buyer here at Rent the Runway , my thoughts constantly revolve around beautiful baubles. But our newest arrivals are so stunning that even a jaded jewelry fanatic like me has been ogling them n We have some great statement pieces in amazing fall tones. Here are some of my faves and the dresses I'm dying to wear them with. Which ones are on your wish list? --Becky   Read More

What I’m Wearing Today

I'm in a phase where all my outfits have to either have texture or include a print. Today I’m wearing a classic over-sized black t-shirt with a twist - lace sleeves! I paired it with a belt to give my outfit some shape and of course, I've added tons of jewels. Today my Chanel is my old, baby drawstring bag - thanks Mom! --Blaire     Read More
  1 Mad Men Season 4 Everyone talks the talk about Don Draper but RTR's heart is with Roger Sterling. Last September, Jenn practically verbally assaulted John Slattery on the street when he tried to steal her cab on the way to the Doo.ri fashion show. After making amends when he politely offered up the cab, Jenn, Lara & John shared a cab ride of bliss uptown and chatted about Mad Men, Mona, and memories of SATC. Roger is definitely the most dapper on the show and he says what he means – however misogynistic it might be. RTR + Roger Forever. See below for our favorite RTR Mad Men inspired looks.               2 Our New Office See pics here. It’s amazing!   3 Inception Only half of our office has seen it, so we’ll resist posting the spoiler as Derek requested.   4 Lobster Rolls Tis the season!   5 Ebay Yes, Becky is about 10 years behind the rest of the world. But if you saw the smile she had on her face telling everyone how much her stuff is making, you’d understand why it’s on this list.   6 Purple Nail Polish Our new stylist Emily loves it any shade.   7 This Lamp MoMA style, Amazon prices.   8 Working in a room with 30 people is super fun, but it can be wee bit challenging to focus. This site helps Chondita go to a serene, happy place.   9 Delicious Dishes Daria’s digging the Lobster Risotto at Recette, and Ashley is loving the Pani Frattau at her favorite brunch spot, Belcourt.   10 Brazilian Coffee AJ’s hooked on it after her brother brought it back from a recent trip.   Read More
There's no reason to sacrifice style for budget. Here's some great dress and accessory combos that can be yours for $75 or under. Let us know your favorites in the comments. -- Lara   $75   $75   $65   $75   $65 Read More

What I’m Wearing Today

In honor of our new space, we're launching a new feature. Every day (or every day we have time!), we'll be posting a picture of what someone at RTR is wearing, most often our office It Girl Blaire.   Blaire will be the most frequently featured as every day at least someone in the office practically dies over her outfit. You can expect this post to mostly be "What Blaire's Wearing Today", but should anyone else wow us with award winning style, we'll be sure to share.   Here's what Blaire has to say about today's outfit "I love romps even though they're a pain to use the restroom in but this is one of my newer purchases from Topshop including my insanely comfortable black suede wedges. Belt, gold chain, and flower clip are vintage. Everyday there has to be a piece of Chanel on me somewhere...I went double the Chanel today with my long chain drawstring bag and pendant chain bracelet! Always mix and match. The best outfits come from not thinking about it!"   With that, we're off for the weekend. Enjoy! --Lara   Read More

Movin On Up!

If we've been a little quiet on RTR Insider, it's only because it's been a little crazy at the RTR offices! Today we packed up and moved around the corner to our new 9,000 sqft space in the West Village. We couldn't be happier with our new digs, and with our office and warehouse side by side, the whole RTR family is all together, making it easier for everyone on our team to focus on our #1 priority - creating the most amazing experience possible for all of our wonderful customers! What do you want more of? What would you like to see on RTR? Let us know!   In the meantime, here's some pics of our new space. Happy Weekend! -- Lara     Read More
Proenza Schouler's Fall collection has some great party styles for the grown up it-girl. With tweeds and prints paired with strong silhouettes, these are dresses that will make you take notice. And if you're looking to add some Proenza to your permanent wardrobe, you can't go wrong with their fish print jacquard tote - it's a seasonable statement piece that's shockingly affordable at only $325. It's available exclusive at their online store so get over to their site quickly, before it's too late! -- Lara Read More

Vote for Jenn & Jenny!

  We're not the types to pat ourselves on the back (ok, sometimes we are), but today has been a wonderful day at RTR. WWD wrote a fantastic feature about our new offices (yay!) and Inc magazine has featured Jenn & Jenny on their 30 Under 30 List for Young Entrepreneurs.   If you'd like to show your support for RTR, we'd love for you to vote for Jenn & Jenny as your favorite young entrepreneurs. Click here to vote now and thank you to everyone for your support!! -- Lara   Read More
  1 Chain Mail Accessorize your look with our mixed metals - try a few of our favorites.   2 All Saints Our team of stylists is obsessed with this Soho store.   3 "So You Think You Can Dance" AJ is obsessed and host Cat Deeley wears AMAZING dresses each week….   4 GQ's August Issue Lara couldn’t put down their comedy issue all weekend – laugh out loud funny.     5 Group Cards Making office parties fun again.   6 Jury Duty You never know who you might meet…   7 NYC Burger Week It may be Restaurant Week, but Matt’s made his mission burger focused, trying to hit as many spots as he can. #1 so far is the Minetta Tavern Black Label Burger (but basically anything Pat LaFrieda is dominating).   8 Chocolate/Vanilla Swirl Ice Cream Cones Those Mr. Softee Ice Cream Trucks throughout the city are saving lives. Nadia, our new Sr. Director of Human Capital, had 3 this week!   9 Black n' Red notebooks Jenn's a fan of these high quality notebooks that are available at Staples. So convenient!   10 Grease Sing-a-long! Need we say more? Read More