Archive: November 2010
As you can assume, with so many events in the same month we could literally name a dress and accessory for each day! There are holiday parties, weddings and NYE!! This is how we will be wearing the Runway this month. Share your suggestions in the comments. – Jenn and Jenny Jenn's Calendar 12/3- Date Night Adorable - not my usual style   12/11- Friend's 30th Dinner + dancing!    12/18- Wedding The marriage of Harvard + Yale   12/31- NYE To a fabulous 2011!   Jenny's Calendar 12/7- Work Holiday Party Great from day to night   12/10- Friend's Holiday Party Bring out the red!   12/24- Christmas Eve Simple and perfect   12/31- NYE Dying to wear this dress!   Read More

Our First TweetChat Ever!

Join us tomorrow, Thursday, December 2 at 12 PM EST for the first Rent the Runway TweetChat! We will be answering all of your questions about what to wear (and rent!) for the holidays. One fashionable chatter will receive a $50 gift card!   Here’s how to join the conversation: 1.       Sign on to Twitter at 12 PM EST and join our chat room at http://tweetchat.com/room/RTRHoliday 2.       Ask us your question followed by hashtag  #RTRHoliday 3.       RT your favorite comments and tell your friends to join the chat!   The moderators for the TweetChat will be @RentTheRunway and @FabStylist_RTR. You can ask us questions individually by using @Jenn_RTR or @Jenny_RTR. Can’t wait to chat with you soon!         – Jenn & Jenny   Read More

Style Me: Dresses with Tights

So you rented a dress last month and you want to wear it to your best friend’s dinner party except there’s one teeny tiny issue… this time around it’s 40 degrees out! We’ve asked our stylists (and our customers!) what their tips are for wearing dresses with tights.   Tip 1: We love short dresses but in 40 degree weather there is such a thing as too short. Pair a short or mini length dress with tights to avoid a fever. The shorter the dress the darker the tights!   Tip 2: Choose a dress that doesn’t scream summer! A dress in a neutral or metallic color can be disguised as part of a fall/winter season.     Tip 3: Static cling = zero fun at a party. When humidity decreases, static will increase because the air is dry. Wear a moisturizer on your legs before putting on your tights and try to wear a natural made fiber- wool, cotton or silk. Natural made fibers produce less static. Thanks mother nature!   Tip 4: Have control. Just because you are adding a piece to your look doesn’t mean it needs to add bulk or show. We love Spanx tights, especially ones with details. They slim you down and make your legs look longer.   These are a couple of our favorite dresses that can be worn with or without tights. Which one is yours?             Read More
With so many places to go and little time to change in between, a girl just wants to breeze through her day. These are the three accessories our stylists recommend that are perfect for day to night looks. Which one would you wear for your appearances throughout the holidays? --Ashelyn   Wow Earrings The Dannijo Finley Earrings are the perfect pair to take you from day to night. All you have to do is put your hair up and apply smokey eye shadow to your look! Bling Bracelet The secret to the Chamak Black Ice Bangle Set is to wear them in moderation. Wear one or two during the day to add a hint of bling and keep adding more into the evening until you’re all blinged out!     Not Your Average Necklace The Trudelle Laker 50’s Inspired Necklace is ideal for wearing from day to night. It has an art deco feel that can be funky for day and still fashionable for night. It’s also a great necklace to layer with so you can add on more glam!     Read More

RTR Weekend Box Office Review

Our team consumed a lot of media this holiday weekend keeping busy at the box office. Here's what our critics had to say about the movies this weekend - and the fashions they featured!   Love & Other Drugs   If you are looking for a light hearted rom com, Love and Other Drugs will sit heavier than that third helping of leftovers you really should have said no to. That said, the movie is just the right combination of highly unlikely (can love really change a super sexy cad like Gyllenhall's character Jaime?), sexy and emotionally manipulative...a perfect combination for the holiday season!  We left feeling touched (and a touch depressed, but in a good way).  Survey says, if you liked 500 Days of Summer, you will probably love Love and Other Drugs.   Fashion review: Since Anne Hathaway spent most of her time in the buff, there wasn't too much in the way of fashion. Here's some sexy dresses to turn up the heat if you're in the less is more camp.   Burlesque   Burlesque is 100 minutes of pure fun.  While the basic dialogue  may lack poetic resonance; the music, sets and costumes more than make up for it.  Cher plays the nightclub owner and does a great job acting as "mom" to all the girls and guys who work at "Burlesque."  At 64 she is still an amazing performer, and in one scene declares "you haven't seen the last of me" in the refrain of a song.  I hope we never do.   Fashion review: Over the top fabulous. Here's some "Burlesque" themed looks that will guarantee an attentive audience.   Read More

10 Things We Love 11.29.10

  1 White Hot Angel Sanchez Make a statement in one of these fiery cocktail pieces.   2 All You Need is Love (and downloaded music) The Beatles are on iTunes. Hooray!   3 French Pear Martinis Our developer Sven says: "Trop bon!" Recipe here.   4 Exotic Clutches New Kara Ross lets you add the animal print trend to any outfit.   5 General Motors New Commercial Great message with poignant creative. We always admire companies that can say thank you and try to learn from their mistakes. View it here.   6 Girl Talk The new album All Day might be the best workout mix ever. These visuals of whats being mixed are aweomse too.    7 Holiday Windows Tis the season for holiday decor everywhere. We particularly love Barneys take - combining the foodie and the fashionista that lives in many of us!   8 The Perfect Lara Lace Dress by Nina Ricci This picture does not do it justice, so trust us when we say that this dress goes above and beyond the standard LBD. Beautiful details make this Nina Ricci a standout crowd pleaser.   9 Jack's Coffee Our operations associate Olivia thinks its the best in the city - plus it's fair trade! What say you?     10 Kinect for XBox 360 Derek loves the virtual handgliding, dancing, skiing, and more!   Read More
We’ve posted so many new styles this week, our stylists couldn’t help but share what their faves! What are you dying to rent?   Ashley, Stylist “Bring any look to the next level this winter with Carlos Falchi's Vanilla Latte Clutch...sassy, sparkly and sophisticated!”       Camille, Stylist “The Moschino Signature Put a Ring on It Gown is a perfect combination of elegance and sophistication with a flirty edge! It will be a guaranteed hit at any holiday party!”       Melissa, Stylist “The Cloud in the Sky Clutch is the perfect pop of color that can take any outfit to the next level!”       Rachel, Stylist “Why not experience the power of a golden goddess? Slip into this Golden Sparrow Dress and all attention will gravitate towards you!”       Justine, Stylist “You might have missed the boat with Prince William, but you will feel like a queen in this Catherine Malandrino blue, off the shoulder stunner!”     Read More
It’s almost December and holiday events are filling up your calendar! You already know what you are renting for events hosted by your friends and family but there is one dress that always stumps you. Every. Single. Year.  The work event dress.   We’ve asked our stylists to choose their favorite dresses that stand out, are stylish and appropriate for a work event, and also got them to share their best tips for pulling together your look!   Tip 1: A dress can only be two of three: fitted, low cut and above the knee. Follow this rule. If you wear a dress above the knee, make sure it doesn’t have a plunging neckline. This is the first step for a sophisticated choice.   Tip 2: Choose a dress you feel comfortable wearing. Don’t wear a dress that you will be pulling up all night or something you think you can’t breathe in. Remember, you are there to have fun and may be photographed!   Tip 3: Wear the right undergarments! It may be the right dress, but the wrong undergarments can make the dress look completely wrong. Our stylists suggest wearing Spanx, NuBras and Hanky Pankys as no fail options.   Tip 4: Don’t be afraid of color! Just because you are attending a work event doesn’t mean you have to wear black. Experiment with brighter colors and patterns and opt for subtle make up and classic jewelry.   What are you renting for your work event? Share your choices in the comments!       Read More
With so many places to go for the holidays- not to mention all the photos to be taken (eeek!)- we want to make sure you stand out! We racked our brains to answer this question… how would you wear the same dress to three different events? Take a look at what we thought and share how you would’ve worn it.   Mission: Wear the same dress in three different ways for the holidays.   Dress: Laila Azhar Indigo Fireworks Dress       Event 1: Holiday dinner party hosted by Mr. Right's friends   Daria: I’m wearing this dress with black booties, Erickson Beamon Heart of Glass Earrings and Dangerous Liasons Bracelet. It’s a perfect outfit for a dinner party hosted by my beau’s friends! This dress is fitted but understated and the print gives it personality.             Event 2: Photo heavy family dinner   Camille: I wanted to wear something that wasn’t too dressy and that I could dress down a bit. This dress photographs so well and has stretch, so I’m not self conscious about dinner. Try it with the Anton Heunis Vintage Flower Drop Necklace, Chan Luu Silver Gwen Wrap Bracelet, blazer, suede boots and the darkest of Spanx tights to complete your look.             Event 3:  Secret Santa mixer with the girls   Ashelyn: This dress is ideal for the Secret Santa mixer that I’m hosting with my friends. I can run around in it while I’m preparing all of the hors d’oeuvre and take my jacket off when we decide to go out! I paired it with CC Skye Pave Stud Earrings, two CC Skye Pave Pyramid Stud Bracelets, lace up boots and a leather belt and jacket.         Success! Read More
Thanks to everyone who shared what makes you unstoppable on Facebook! We are all about strong women and great memories and Unstoppable in Stilettos embraces just that. Congrats to all of our unstoppable winners! --Daria   Jolie Carrillo-Allen  Dana Day Rawlings Valery Lopez Jaeca Casipit Nikki A Stats Hellen Araujo Jessica Matistic  Feem Thao  Janelle Randall Lily She Read More