Archive: September 2010

How to Wear the Runway This October

  Looking for some inspiration in your fall rental calendar? Check out how Jenn & Jenny will be wearing Rent the Runway this month! With an October filled with fall weddings, work events, and galas, its fun time to showcase fall's fashions...   Jenn's Calendar   10/6 - Bain LP Speech in Boston Bringing some color to a preppy crowd   10/11 - Cousin's Bridal Shower It's time for a fall knit! So over florals for bridal events:)   10/15 - Lara's B-day Because why not   10/19 - 40 under 40 Sophisticated with a girly edge - Jenny and I are usually two of a limited number of women in the room at these kinds of events unfortunately......   10/22 - Weekend in London For some dark, sexy club   10/28 - YPLC Masquerade Gala Such a wow look   Jenny's Calendar   10/2 -  Emily’s bachelorette party in Miami Appropriately named the heartbreaker dress!   10/7 – Martha Stewart Fashion Institute of Technology Networking event Adding a statement necklace for some extra pizzazz   10/15 – Wedding Weekend Rehearsal dinner   10/16 - Wedding I'm a bridesmaid wearing an rtr dress…   10/23 -  Rehearsal Dinner Love the dramatic details   10/24 - Now the Wedding... Go long or go home   Read More

Sequins: Day or Night

Wondering how to add some sparkle while the sun’s still up? Here’s some of our tips to make sequins work at any hour. How do you prefer to wear your sequins? Let us know in the comments. --Lara   Rachel Roy’s Warrior Princess Dress   This dress offers a powerful sparkle statement with a modest silhouette – the perfect daytime sequin look when worn with tights, a chunky sweater, and a pair of boots.   See by Chloe Stella Fashion Dress If you prefer your sequins with a bit more bronze, this dress is just right. Pair with a great ballet flat and some black tights for an effortless look.   Cara Accessories’ Black Swan Headband A sequin headband is the perfect way to sparkle Blaire Waldorf style. Add to a simple LBD for a fresh, youthful look.   Gryphon’s Sequin Wrap Skirt A sequin skirt with a longer length offers a stylish way to stand out. We like this best paired with a simple t-shirt and knee-high boots.   Badgley Mischka’s Screen Siren Gown Just kidding! Unless you have a black tie party at noon, wear this stunning style only at night please.     Read More

Getting Schooled In Fashion

I’m on the road for our second Rent the Runway college tour and this time I ‘m heading further south to UF, UGA, UA, and Vanderbilt. In preparation for my trip, I thought I’d share some scenes from our inaugural college tour that took Jenn, Jenny, me, and 200 of our hottest dresses to UNC, Duke, UVA, and SC. Our Runway Reps organized a variety of amazing events on campus - from trunk shows to fashion shows.  Gaggles of gorgeous girls came out to try on new designers and book looks for game day (yes, dresses are de rigueur for football games), rush, date parties, formals, and all of their upcoming events.  –Brooke     What’s a college girl to do when you’re not allowed fraternize with boys or go out for 4 nights during sorority recruitment? Throw the ultimate ladies only event: a Rent the Runway fashion show and trunk show offering up fall’s hottest trends on Carolina’s hottest women. Jenn, Jenny, and our UNC Runway Reps welcomed over 300 girls who came out for our soiree at the Franklin Hotel.    Here’s our bevy of beautiful models before and after the show. It’s true what they say: Carolina girls really are the best in the world.      Read More
  1 New Herve Leger We’ve been waiting for the latest new bandage dresses and they’re finally here!   2 Fall Weddings & Fabulous DJs Jenn had a blast at Christina Lewis' East Hampton wedding and after-party this weekend (first thing she loved!). But, she was even more surprised when she learned that the after-party DJ was engaged to DJ Kiss (who got her dancing the previous week at the USWeekly bash) - so essentially Jenn's two favorite DJs in the world are engaged! Fate it is! Look out for both of them at the Rent the Runway first anniversary party in November.   3 Mi Cocina in Dallas, Texas Jenn and AJ went there last week for some classic TexMex.   4 Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps So great to see a movie with NYC as the backdrop to the story - it’s like a character unto itself!   5 Fallon We're all super excited about the newest talented designer to hit RTR!   6 The Wailers Clair saw an amazing show from the Bob Marley band this weekend.     7 Pure Yoga Coffee Bean, Fire Pit, and LA Jenny & AJ were living it up on the West Coast last week - we'll just count this all as one.   8 Shake Shack RTR took a great field trip to Madison Square Park Friday to celebrate the start of fall and get out of the office. Fun times and delicious burgers with our happy family!     9 Heartbreaker (L'Arna Coeur) Derek loved this hilarious film...who says the French have no sense of humor?      10 Television Returns! Mad Men could only keep us happy for so long. Glee! Grey’s Anatomy! Dancing with the Stars! Yippee for something to do at home when it’s raining all week…     Read More
To finish up the week, we thought we’d share some of our favorite fashion finds online this week. Tell us what your favorites are in the comments. – Lara   Proenza Pre-Order The season may have just turned to fall, but our minds are already on Spring. So the fact that we can purchase Proenza’s shoes from the runway show now makes us happy shoppers. Browse Proenza     Michelle Obama in Moschino We always enjoy seeing what the first lady is wearing in TheCut’s lookbook, but it’s even better to see her in one of our prints. Browse Moschino     Net-a-Porter’s New Bag Video A fun way to enjoy lunch at your desk. Speaking of which, have you seen our accessories video? Browse accessories     Read More
One more fashionista wanted to share how she wore the Runway this fashion week. Check it out...   Carly Cardellino, SHAPE Beauty Editor:   "Off to the Nicole Miller show. I loved this dress because it was casual, yet dressy—the perfect option for day to night."   "Prepping for the Halston show. Honestly, I could have slept in this Helmut Lang dress it's that comfortable. I was also obsessed with the fit of the dress and the ruching, which allowed to me eat whatever I wanted at dinner later that night!"   "This Gryphon two-piece dress was my favorite—it was comfortable, classy, and perfect for the 80 degree weather! I wore it to the premiere of The Town at the Toronto International Film Festival and it was such a hit!"   Read More

Off the Runway and On the Editors!

Wondering how those fashionistas who rented for fashion week looked in their Rent the Runway wares? Here's some pics of some of our favorite editors in their lovely fashion week ensembles.   Jodi Belden, Elle Accessories Assistant in Preen & Christian Cota   Nicole Catanese, Self Beauty Features Editor in Yigal Azrouel and Ports 1961   Read More

New York Market, Day 1

Yesterday I started my showroom appointments for Spring 2011 market.  For those who don't know, during New York Fashion Week designers show their collections to the world via runway shows, and then during the weeks that follow they invite buyers from all the stores that carry their collection into the showroom to view the full line and talk about how they are going to translate the editorial runway styles into wearable versions that will fly off the racks.   This afternoon we had the pleasure of viewing Christian Siriano's amazing Spring 2011, which featured some amazing strapless dresses in vibrant blues and gorgeous prints.  When the appointment was over, Christian took a moment to take a picture with me and Lauren Picasso, our Senior Assistant Buyer.   We also sat with Bibhu Mohapatra and went through his ultra sophisticated Spring collection.  The fabrics and colors he uses always blow me away.  He left his inspiration board up so I took a picture...I was in love with all the images of Julian Moore in the movie "A Single Man." -- Derek           Read More
  1 Fall Sparkle Dark sequins that sizzle for the season.   2 Robyn's Body Talk Part 2 Derek’s pick AGAIN. He’s psyched to get more amazing dance beats and can't wait for Part 3!   3 City Chase Happening this Saturday in NYC - a real life amazing race. A-mazing! Sonia's in. Are you?   4 Headbands The newest addition to RTR. Check out these fun additions to the site and channel your inner Blair Waldorf for the night.   5 Our Magnetic Wall The fashion teams got a new magnetic wall – thanks to Anushka's talented painting skills!     6 Gusto All you can drink $22 brunch special in the West Village – you’ll find us all there next weekend!   7 Pure Yoga Anushka tried their new "naliini method" class this weekend and she’s still sore…    8 Oprah's Trip She’s taking the whole audience from her season premier to Austrailia – Why weren’t we in that studio?!   9 Fonda Nolita New taqueria with Aaron Sanchez as the head chef - tacos to die for.   10 Chamberlain Hotel in LA Jenny & AJ are in LA for a few days and loving their fantastic hotel!     Read More

Just Another Day at the Office

The gorgeous Nicole Fiscella (from Gossip Girl) stopped by today to try on some looks. Pretty much everything looked amazing on her, but these were some of her faves! -- Lara       Read More