Archive: August 2010
You simply have a full bust and full hips with similar measurements; your waist is the narrowest part of their frame. Read More
Apples most narrow point is above their natural waist, right below or at the ribs - show off your shoulders, chests, and legs for an elongated look. Read More
You are smaller on top than on the bottom so wear garments that accentuate your bust and create balanced proportions. Read More

10 Things We Love This Week

  1 Erickson Beamon Our whole office is dying for these stunning pieces from our newest jewelry designer. Gorgeous and glittering!     2 College Girls Getting Rush Ready With RTR Amanda, President of Delta Zeta at University of Kentucky, looked amazing in Tibi during recruitment!     3 Color War Jenn’s birthday party this weekend in New Hampshire was a good old fashioned color war with an amazing Apache Relay. As expected, the Best Team Ever triumphed over The Most Amazing.   4 Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka Clearly, the best way to celebrate the end of the summer is sweet tea vodka (drink responsibly, of course). Mix with a little lemonade, and enjoy.     5 Wineries on the North Fork Such a great escape from the City and just a train (or zipcar) away…   6 Robyn's Body Talk Part 1 Non-stop dance jams   7 Mao's Last Dancer Derek’s obsessed with this movie that tells the story of Li Cunxin, who was handpicked as a child to train to become one of the world's greatest ballet dancers and his struggle to balance living in the US while remaining loyal to China and the communist regime established by Mao Zedong.     8 Jet Skiing Jenny's a maniac on the water - watch out!   9 Wellies The rain’s set to fall all week, so we’ll embrace the fashions that go along with it. With these boots we may not even mind….     10 RTR Cameos Yes that was our dress Eric’s assistant was wearing on Entourage last night… Read More
  1 Rough Rocks Glitter with some edge     2 Summer Shine Light up the night in glowing gold   3 Urban Cool Keep it playful with easy breezy style   4 Tribal Gems Add an exotic touch to any LBD   5 Boho Breezy Carefree and flirty     Read More

10 Things We Love This Week

  1 Carlos Miele Check out the fabulous party dresses from RTR’s latest addition. The Brazilian designer does not disappoint with his latest collection of glamorous dresses.   2 E-Creamery.com Design and name your own ice cream flavor - the ultimate thank you gift!    3 Ellen Degeneres on So You Think You Can Dance Hilarious! Girl's got moves.   4 The Fall-like weather in NYC this weekend Makes us want to shop for fall...lace, boots, camel, and more. What’s on your fall wishlist?   5 RTR's Style Out We’re opening our closet next Monday and Tuesday. For the first time ever, join us in our office and try on your favorite dresses in person! To attend, send an email to rsvp@renttherunway.com and include your size.   6 This Flash Drive Adorable! And available at Urban Outfitters.   7 Step Up 3D Chondita doesn’t care what IMDB ratings says, Step Up 3D rocks. Rick Malambri is imminently watchable, particularly in 3d. Best 3d feature length music video EVER!!!   8 The Meatball Shop on the LES Gi-normous meatballs...saucy, cheezy, and messy goodness. And for dessert? Custom-made 3 inch tall ice cream sandwiches. AMAZING!   9 Teen Fiction Hunger Games is filling the hole that was left when the Twilight series finished.     10 Biore We love this amazing makeup remover from Biore and so will you! Order from us today and you’ll receive a free Biore Make-Up Remover sample. Read More

Summer Sale Editor’s Picks

If you haven't noticed - we're having our first ever sale! With dresses as low as $30, its easier than ever to try Rent the Runway for any night out. Not only are there some great prices, there's some great steals! Here's some of my faves and suggestions for where to wear them.  --Lara   Yigal Azrouel Cold Shoulder Dress - $75. Yes, its white. And tight. But it is somehow the most flattering dress ever. The ruching works like a magic trick, hiding all your flaws. It's a great summer choice that can be dressed up or down. You can wear it to a cocktail party or just for a night out. The original retail was $1000 and the original rental was $150, so this is an amazing steal.     Shoshanna Bright Bold Floral Dress - $35. This dress works absolutely anywhere. Day, night, an outdoor bbq, dinner with friends, a day at the country club, a party in the Hamptons, a friend's birthday, etc. And it's only $35 for a 4-day rental. So basically, it's perfect.     Brian Reyes Watercolor Wonder Dress - $75. This has always been one of my favorites. It's a great standout piece that is perfect for cocktails and oozes sophisticated style. Another great deal - original retail $1,250 and original rental $150.     Read More

Winners!

Thanks to everyone who entered and congrats to our 2 winners - Shilpa Pandya and Amy Ellingson who will receive a free copy of NINA GARCIA'S LOOK BOOK: What to Wear for Every Occasion!   It was close, but it looks like look # 1 was your favorite... -- Lara   LOOK 1        P.S. Check out this interview with Nina Garcia on The Cut for more inside info from the style expert.   Read More

10 Things We Love This Week

  1 Our Latest Arrivals Sometimes we play favorites. This Vena Cava, this Roksanda Ilincic, and this Preen. Why wait for Fall when you can be the first to sport these fashions?   2 Lots of Bravo Lauren’s a fan of her hometown city finally getting its own Real Housewives franchise, and we’re all enjoying the new season of The Rachel Zoe Project. Plus, Jenny and Lara heart Jason Hoppy. Bring back Bethanny!   3 Water Taxi Beach   Jenn was whisked away for a cocktail at Water Taxi Beach in Long Island City this weekend. In just a short hour, she was able to witness the beginnings of a rave, a flip-cup tournament, drunken slobs getting arrested, romance - all with the backdrop of the Manhattan skyline. A very interesting place to put into the once-a-year repertoire. Also, a guy who she sat next to on the train told her that Water Taxi Beach also sports highly competitive beach volleyball tournaments...   4 SELF.com's Workout Builder Choose from SELF's workout library, drag and drop your fave moves and create your own workout video!   5 Stress Relief Eucalyptus Spearmint Plug-In Diffusers Clair swears by these stress relief diffusers from Bath & Body Works. 6 The Eat Pray Love Trailer Jenny says she “can watch it a million times and not get sick of it!”   7 Stubbs & Wootton Espadrilles Lara is completely obsessed. They have adorable turquoise bottoms, offer height and comfort, and come in an array of colors including the ever versatile natural. What more could you want!   8 Cat Eye Sunglasses Purr-fect. 9 NYC Icy Lauren’s offering another pop shop to throw into the mix. This East Village one has flavors like Mango Basil, Cilantro Lime and Oatmeal Cookie.   10 Teach for America's 2010 Fall Fling We love Teach For America and all that they do bring the best and the brightest into our schools. They’re throwing a serious bash in September to help their cause. Why not dress up in one of our hot RTR dresses and party it up while helping a great organization? Click here for details.   Read More
   Out tomorrow, NINA GARCIA'S LOOK BOOK: What to Wear for Every Occasion offers her take on what to wear for that all-important job interview, first date, black tie gala, and more. Naturally, we asked the style guru for her Rent the Runway picks. Check them out below and tell us your favorite in the comments. We've got two copies of her fabulous book reserved for two random entries. Enter now - we'll announce the winners tomorrow! -- Lara   LOOK 1   “Proenza Schouler’s Jack McCullough and Lazaro Hernandez make great little structured dresses that are perfect for the office—colorful and interesting, yet still conservative in silhouette. I would throw on this CC Skye pyramid-studded bracelet for a little added sparkle.”   LOOK 2   “This Mark & James one-shouldered number is perfect for the dance floor. I love sequins for evening! Add a bold cuff and you’re ready to party.”   LOOK 3   “Nautical-style striped shirts are a dime a dozen, but I love how Gryphon’s integrated that same sailor-chic feel into a sequined skirt. Pair it with a simple navy top and chunky silver necklace for a look that doesn’t go overboard—pun intended.”   LOOK 4   “Talk about a conversation piece. By slipping on this shimmering blazer by Gryphon, you’ll add instant interest to whatever you’re wearing underneath, be it your favorite jeans or a body-con cocktail dress. And how fantastic is this Badgley Mischka necklace? I always find inspiration in Art Deco designs.”   LOOK 5   “This simple, studded Vena Cava dress would be the perfect piece to pack for a beach vacation. Not only is it easy to pack, but it could take you from a stroll on the shore to evening drinks. The mix of crystal quartz and blue agate on Susan Hanover’s organic-looking cuff ups the exotic look even further.”   Read More