Archive: September 2010
  1 Rachel Roy Our newest addition’s gold printed dress is a stunning style statement.     2 Eataly! Mario Batali's new Italian marketplace is deliciously divine.     3 Halifax, Nova Scotia Despite lost luggage and cancelled flights, the open land, trees, and beautiful coast were to AJ's liking.     4 The 1st Day of School Abi is loving his daughters first day of school and we're wishing for the 1st day of fashion week...     5 Loeffler Randall Rainboots We. Die.   6 The Adirondacks After spending the weekend in Lake George for a wedding, Chondita is officially obsessed and applications are now open for friends who want to take a drive upstate when the leaves start turning…     7 Fashion Week! Derek loves planning his outfits for the shows. Are there looks you love on men? Tell him what you think he should wear in the comments.     8 Chan Lu's Wrap Bracelets The perfect accessories to elevate your look – they can be worn day and night for an edgy dose of dazzle.     9 Bee Desserts and Cafe Lauren loved this adorable brunch place she discovered this weekend. They are famous for their honey cakes which makes great gifts and can be shipped anywhere is the US!     10 Scar Tissue Blaire is loving this biography of the lead singer of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Anthony Keidis....she started this weekend and can’t put it down!   Read More

Behind the Seams: Yigal Azrouel

  WANT TO WIN A FABULOUS RUNWAY PIECE FROM THE FALL RUNWAY? RTR and Yigal Azrouel want to offer you the chance to own an Yigal Azrouel statement leather jacket; an essential for the Fall 2010 season. Stay tuned for details on how to enter to win and keep up with the latest news with Yigal Azrouel and the soon to launch Inside the Studio blog. __________________________________________________________________________   If I had to pick one fashion crush, it would totally be Yigal Azrouel. Not only is he completely gorgeous, but my junior prom dress was from his first collection in 1998, which I bought at a great store around the corner from my apartment on the upper east side called Nellie M. (it has since vanished, a victim of the recession).   His clothes are to die for, and his fluid, feminine draping has given him the kind of staying power other designers dream of. Read on for his inspiration and learn why we are totally putting this amazing leather jacket on our "can't live without it this fall" list. --Lara     1. What inspired your Fall 2010 collection?  The FW10 collection was a fresh take on sportswear and tailoring inspired both by menswear and an architectural, minimal approach.   2. How did you go about designing the prints in this collection? I always work with my team to find prints that feel modern, whether it’s inspired by a book, artwork, vintage scarves, African textiles made into artwork, really the inspiration can come from anywhere.  From there we work on layout, scale, and color palettes   3. Which part of the design process do you like the best? Draping. When a new fabric that we ordered comes in, it’s a new experience every time.  I can’t wait to break off a piece (yes, literally pull off a yard or two) and start to drape on a mannequin.     4. How is the Yigal Azrouel brand growing in 2010 (2011)? It’s been a busy year for me. For Fall ’10 I expanded my handbag assortment and scarves, and will have my first shoe collection for Spring ’11, which has been something I have been wanting to do for years.  I also launched a contemporary brand called Cut25 which is hitting stores now.   5. If you could sit front row at a fashion show for any designer in history, who would it be and why? Can I pick one from every decade?  I think early YSL is something I would have liked to have experienced.  I was at a Christian Dior couture show, under Gianfranco Ferre, in the mid-90’s and it was definitely an inspiring moment.   6. How do you celebrate finishing a collection? I like to be surrounded by the people that helped make it happen, my team.  It really takes so much energy and dedication from a lot of people to make a collection happen.  Then get out of town to clear my head since a new collection is always right around the corner.  Not sure where I will be going after the NY shows in September but I hope it involves surfing.   7. If a girl was going to purchase her first Yigal piece, what would you want it to be?  Definitely one of my signature washed leather jackets.  The newest version is in cognac and is convertible into a jacket, vest and cropped bolero.  There’s a lot of value because each shape looks cool.     Read More
  Perhaps you've noticed that this week, RTR got just a little prettier. Maybe its the elegant American sportswear from Calvin Klein Collection or maybe its the feminine beauty embodied in the gorgeous Nina Ricci, but either way we can't stop staring at our beautiful new fall collections. We hope you like them as much as we do. Happy Labor Day weekend! -- Lara   P.S. Here's my favorites from the collections -  what are yours?   CALVIN KLEIN COLLECTION - Simply fabulous. Did you sneak a peek at the back? Just a little pop of skin makes it the ultimate sexy LBD for fall. Retails for $1195 and rents for $150.     NINA RICCI - I have literally been asking Derek about this skirt every day since I first glimpsed it in his market photos. Now that it's here I can't stop staring. It's luxury high fashion in a gorgeous mini. Retails for $1700 and rents for $200.     Read More

Happy 9.02.10 Day!

It's September 2nd, 2010 and as far as we're concerned, it should be a national holiday. Donna Martin graduates!   To celebrate, we picked out some of our favorite styles for the California girl in all of us. Enjoy! -- Lara     Brenda wore a lot of black and since this model has bangs,this picture just screams Brenda Walsh. Plus, Dylan liked to keep her covered up in the high school years.   Kelly always looked casual and ready for the beach, so this Alice + Olivia frock would be perfect for her bohemian california style.   If Donna was around now, she would definitely be in a tight, fitted, Herve Leger mini.   Read More

My Rent the Runway: Jenn & Jenny

  Check out how Jenn & Jenny will be wearing Rent the Runway this month! With fashion week, the start of a new season, and tours around the country, the schedule is packed with different occasions to showcase their favorite styles...   Jenn's Calendar   9/1 - UNC Sorority Trip   9/8 - Rosh Hashanah   9/10 - Fashion's Night out with RTR   9/11 - Wedding   9/16 - Calvin Klein Fashion Show   9/21 - Access Hollywood Shoot   9/23 - Night Out   9/25 - Formal Wedding   Jenny's Calendar    9/2 - College Road Show   9/3 - My Birthday! 9/4 - Labor Day BBQ 9/8 - Rosh Hashanah 9/10 - Fashion's Night Out! 9/15 - Fashion Week Party 9/19 - Dinner in LA 9/22 - Dallas Media Tour Read More