Archive: October 2010
  More Shoes from Siriano Christian Siriano continues to take Payless to the next level, expanding his shoe collection in Fall 2011 to include more than 20 styles of boots, flats and sandals. His Payless collection also will feature handbags. There’s also talk of a diffusion line to continue his efforts of bringing design to the mass market. Stay tuned. [Stylelist]   Judith at The Altar As part of her expansion strategy, Judith Leiber is launching a special collection of bridal handbags, just in time for spring wedding season. The bridal collection features a range of minaudières for which she’s famous, including a whimsical three-tier wedding cake.  [WWD]   Theory's New Acquisition Theory welcomes Olivier Theyskens as new Artistic Director. After taking the lead on designing the Spring 2011 collection, Theyskens will assume oversight of the entire brand starting Fall 2011.  Congrats Olivier! [The Cut]   Read More

10 Things We Love On 10.25.10

1 New Ports 1961 Make it a dark night in one of these amazing black dresses.   2 Gel Nail Polish It lasts for 3 weeks - a total breakthrough for the girl on the go! Ashley F. is a fan - have you tried it yet?   3 Halloween Any chance to play dress up and eat candy and we're in! Stay tuned for our Rent the Runway Halloween suggestions.     4 In Treatment The show's new season starts tonight on HBO, and if you've never seen it, Lara recommends setting your DVR.   5 This Amazing Ted Rossi Necklace  A spectacular statement piece to jazz up any ensemble.    6 70 Degree Weather in Late October We love our boots, but all of us NYers are enjoying this last week of warm weather.   7 SF Giants in the World Series And Johan and Chris seem very excited! On a side note, their colors are very Halloween, which is nice timing.   8 Oh Land Derek's loving Denmark's newest pop import.   9 Rose the One AJ Daria's made Dolce & Gabbana's new fragrance her new signature scent.   10 Birchbox We've been fans for a while, but we wanted to share - for just $10/month you can sign up to receive the latest in beauty samples. Read More
  Temperley Shoe Strings Temperley London has a way to spice up your shoes – studded straps that wrap around the heel. Like a whole new shoe without the cost. [Zoe Report]   Yigal’s Blog Want to learn about the inner workings of a NYC fashion design house? You’re in luck because Yigal Azrouel’s new blog, Inside the Studio, launched today. [Inside the Studio]   Style File Hearts Fallon’s Vieuphoria Choker And we do too. What can we say? We’re suckers for spikes and anything by Fallon. [Style File] Lanvin for H&M As you know, we’re all about accessing designer fashion. Normally, we say rent and then buy, but for H&M’s Lanvin collaboration we might make as exception. [Fashionologie]   Read More

Our Fave New Looks This Week

Wondering what the diverse group of girls at our office like this week? Check out the newest dresses and accessories the ladies at Rent the Runway love.   Daria, Director of Designer Relations "This dress is perfect for the woman who wants classic with an edge!"   Ashelyn, Customer Loyalty Associate "These are timeless and effortless- you just can't go wrong."   Ashley, Art Director "As a bride-to-be I'm loving the simplicity and sweetness of the Carlos Miele Ivory Frosting Petal Dress, and why not pair it with a beautiful pair of Badgley Mischka Marry Me Crystal Drop Earrings. "   Ashley, Stylist "The Blairified Body Fitting Sheath is edgy yet feminine and "cool" for any upcoming event this season!"   Read More
As I sat down to plan outfits for the weekend, I pulled out the triple card stock invitations to review: Rehearsal Friday night (cocktail attire), ceremony on Saturday afternoon (semi-formal!), and a reception later that night (black tie!!).  With loads of new arrivals on Rent the Runway, I felt like a kid at the candy store.   Friday night seemed like the perfect opportunity to try a Preen dress I had been eyeing.  Definitely go a size up with this designer!  It was a warm night for October in NY, so no tights and a pair of high heels and I was on my way!  It was super fun to wear a bright color in a room full of black dresses.  Jessica Rabbit was on the right track… red + ruching = hot!   Tibi’s High Tea Dress was perfectly appropriate and adorable for the ceremony.  I paired it with some micro-fishnet stockings and Tory Burch suede flats for a girlish flair.  Loads of compliments from the highschool pals I ran into after the ceremony… yipppeee!   A few hours later, I was ready to put on my third outfit for the weekend, Temperly London’s stunning Queen of the Nile dress. Amazing beading, wonderful draping, dainty low back, and easy to dance in… love love love this dress.  Who says you have to go long for black-tie?   After a wonderful weekend of wardrobe changes, there's only one question - which dress was best? Check out my pics and tell me which dress you like the most – I can’t decide! -- Chondita   With the bride in Preen Plaza Dress    In the Tibi High Tea Dress running into my high school tennis doubles partner     Feeling festive in Temperley Queen of the Nile Dress  Read More

Celebrity Chic: Maternity Style

  If you're wondering how to rock an uber chic skin tight red dress while you're in your third trimester, we recommend taking a cue from the gorgeous Ali Larter. Sporting our Lipstained Stretch Dress by Rachel Roy, Ali had that gorgeous glow on the Jimmy Fallon show recently.  Are you rocking red silk jersey during your pregnancy or is this look only for Ali? Let us know what you think in the comments. -- Lara      Read More

10 Things We Love On 10.18.10

  1 Judith Leiber We're beyond excited that we've added the ultimate statement clutches to our line-up!   2 And Our Amazing Diamond Ticket Contest What's better than renting the handbag you always dreamed about? Renting it and winning a gorgeous diamond bracelet from the Everlon Diamond Knot Collection.   3 Zumba A fun dance workout that doesn't involve schlepping your sneakers to work. Sold!    4 Street Sweets Truck What fun is working out if you can't indulge a bit? Blaire and Mikkel enjoyed their whoopie pies from this calorically convenient truck that parks right near our office.   5 New Yigal Azrouel Seeing the latest pieces from this designer always brings a smile to our faces. Statement pieces with a wow factor.    6 Donatella Delectable dishes with delicious afterdinner drinks at the adjacent Dbar (Derek is delighted that everything he desires starts with a 'd').   7 Sephora Samples We love our Sephora samples and so will you! Order now and sample the best of beauty. While supplies last we'll be featuring Versace Bright Crystal Fragrance, Sephora Collection Atomic Volume Mascara, and Sephora Collection Smoothing Primer.   8 The New Brooklyn Cookbook Erica's loving this cookbook with recipes from the best BK has to offer!   9 Adorable Affordable Flats AJ found these amazing Old Navy flats - only 19.50 and available online.   10 The Hurricane Club Nadia loves this stunning restaurant that's perfect for drinks and celebrations. Read More
You may have noticed that today we've introduced a new category to our site - handbags! And we're thrilled to have partnered with Judith Leiber to bring you their amazing special pieces to complete your look for any night out.    As a special treat, we're also bringing you the chance to win a gorgeous diamond bracelet! Here's how it works: each month from now through December, one lucky renter will receive a special treat in their Judith Leiber handbag rental. The three lucky winners who receive a “diamond ticket” hidden in their handbag rental will be rewarded with the ultimate holiday treat.  A one-carat white gold Everlon Diamond Knot Bracelet valued at $2500 will be sent to one winner each in the months of October and November, while the grand prize winner will be rewarded with a $4300 two-carat white gold Everlon Diamond Knot Bracelet in December.     We couldn't think of a more wonderful way to introduce these gorgeous handbags to our site. So rent one now and you'll be automatically entered to win! For complete rules of entry, click here.     Read More
Here's some of our fave fashion news this week - what did we miss? -- Lara   Matthew Williamson's New Line Muse by Matthew will debut in February 2011 - we can hardly wait! But in the meantime, we'll just peruse our own newest pieces from Fall. [Vogue UK]   Helmut Lang Handbags Our go-to line for downtown edgy style has added some accessories to their Spring Line. We're already dying for this crimson clutch. []   Praise for Proenza has put Proenza Schouler in their Top Ten Collections of Spring 2011 - and we couldn't agree more! []   Read More

Trend Alert: Black Magic

  Black is in for fall: shocking, we know. Our favorite way to wear it? On your ears, neck, or arm. We are loving the smokey look of dark jewels this season. Here's some of our faves. -- Lara     Read More