Archive: November 2010
Thanksgiving is just a couple of days away and as friends and family start to travel, the last thing we would want for you is to forget to reserve and be left undressed! Don’t forget to rent for your Thanksgiving holidays and check out some of the new dresses that would be perfect for those memories. – Jenn and Jenny           Read More

10 Things We Love 11.22.10

  1 New Missoni The office has been ooh-ing and aah-ing over all these new pieces - gorgeous knits for the winter season. Check out all the new dresses here.   2 Levain Bakery The cookies are just insane.            3 Mini Jo Malone This pack of 6 bottles of different Jo Malone fragrances makes a great gift for under $100.   4 Carlos Falchi Gorgeous evening bags starting at just $75!   5 XXX Pump Kobi Levi combines art and fashion to create some serious footwear.   6 The Gobble Dance Commercial Old Navy's ad combines hysterical lyrics with a Ke$ha-esque beat...   7 Moschino New goods from the signature collection.   8 This Turkey Shaped Turkey Baster From Fish's Eddy - the perfect hostess gift!   9 Tom Ford Images Really we love everything Tom Ford, but this image is particularly beautiful - we're looking forward to seeing the collection this Spring.     10 Turducken Delicious or ridiculous? Maybe both. Read More
Our warehouse has been shipping countless packages to college campuses this fall thanks to our Runway Rep ambassadors.  Runway Reps are student marketing mavens who promote RTR on campus through philanthropy fashion shows, PR, and social media campaigns. Together, they’re putting places like Athens, Georgia and Princeton, New Jersey on the fashion map!    Meet a few of our reps and find out what they’re wearing to the hottest college parties. Want to be a runway rep?  Tell us what you’re wearing in the comments and why RTR should bring the runway rep program to your school! -Brooke   Amanda, University of Kentucky, 2011 Major: Marketing & Management Style: Simple, Girly, & Pink Party: Delta Zeta Christmas Date Party What I’m wearing: Milly Prim and Proper Bow Dress and Chamak Pearl Bling Bangle Set.          Caroline, University of Alabama, 2013 Major: Public Relations Style: Modern, Structured, Neutrals Party: Kappa Alpha Order's Convivium Weekend What I’m wearing: Mark & James by Badgley Mischka Sea of Sequin Shift and Badgley Mischka Art Deco Bling Cuff.            Nikki, University of Georgia, 2011 Major: Marketing Style: Boho Chic Party: New Year's Eve What I’m wearing: Tibi Confetti Sequins Dress and Chan Luu Gwen Wrap Bracelet.             Tevia, Princeton University, 2012 Major: International Relations Style: Detailed, Preppy, Timeless Party: Ivy Club Winter Formals What I’m Wearing: Temperley London Mini Corry Dress and Ted Rossi Paprazzi Flash Cuff.           Giselle, University of Southern California, 2011 Major: Communication/Journalism Style: Glamorous, Sophisticated, Sexy Party: Vegas formals What I’m Wearing: Herve Leger Golden Girl One Shoulder Dress and Chamak Gold Glitz Bangle Set.              Read More
This is what's been on our fashion radar for the week. Tell us what was on yours in the comments! -- Ashelyn   Happy Birthday to our RTR Designers! Make a wish! RTR sings happy birthday to Christian Siriano whose birthday was on the 19th and Calvin Klein whose birthday is today!! How do you think they will be celebrating this weekend?           Rachel Roy Does Charity After monsoon rains hit Pakistan in July, parts of the country were under water.  To help contribute to the 10 million children who still need assistance, Rachel Roy has designed a canvas tote with the help of Jay-Z, Michael Kors, Rachel Zoe, Oprah, Vera Wang, Diane von Furstenberg and more! The bags are only $20 and can be pre-ordered here.  Go Rachel! [RachelRoy]   12 Days of DVF Diane von Furstenberg is giving away one $2,000 shopping spree! Make sure you enter for a chance to win her designer duds but hurry- you only have 12 days! Contest started on November 17 and ends on the 29th! [Fashionista]     Read More

Rent the Runway at Boutiques.com

Unless you’ve been living under a fashion rock, you must have noticed the launch of a fabulous site yesterday – Boutiques.com – Google’s answer to personalized shopping and search.  To be honest, I’m not much of a Googler (as much as any person who uses a computer on a frequent basis can be a non-Googler); I tend to know the urls of all my favorite online haunts AND I prefer plain-old chic to tech-geek. That said, boutiques.com has me changing my tune. The site combines the best of ShopStyle.com, Polyvore and Amazon and it allows me to connect with sites where I love to shop like net-a-porter and Saks. Specifically, I can create my own online boutique customized to my personal style. Girls – it’s not often I’ll give an endorsement of another shopping-related site (selfishly) so this is BIG.   Boutiques.com hasn’t opened up rental as a category quite yet – but hopefully they will so all of you can determine which wow-looks you’d want to rent the runway for that special occasion and which  wardrobe staples you'd prefer to purchase. The Boutiques.com launch party last night brought a little bit of Palo Alto to Hudson Street, which made the event refreshing. Any event that sports the Olsens, Isaac Mizrahi, Tom Florio, the fabulous teams from Milly, Catherine Malandrino, and Tibi, plus a tattoo artist and Kelly Osborne is bound to be fun! See a favorite photo below from a live chess board Google had set-up in the middle of the party and one of the Google girls wearing Rent the Runway – which they all did. – Jenn Hyman   Live chess board!     One of the models wearing our Tracy Reese dress!   Read More
No matter what you are wearing, having the coveted accessory of the season is always in. Our stylists have chosen the top accessory trends and what piece to wear to embody them. What’s your favorite?   Rachel’s trend: Rock N Roll Rebel These tough pieces are for the girl who knows how to talk the talk and walk the walk.  Be a rebel in the Erickson Beamon Supernova Cuff, and command the attention of any room.     Melissa’s trend: Ice Ice Baby Bling is always in. If I could wear the Rodrigo Otazu Insanely Chic Crystal Cuff every day, I would! It’s perfect for going out with the girls or dressing up a black dress for a work event.     Emily’s trend: Prim & Proper You can never go wrong with a perfect pearl. These Miriam Haskell Power Pearl Earrings are my favorite prim and proper piece… they are classy with any look!     Camille’s trend: Warhol Whirlwind Warhol took the world over and I can still channel him in current fashion. This Judith Leiber Lovestruck Bag takes me back to The Factory and can be worn to any party throughout the season.     Ashley’s trend: Sweet Like Candy Fun and colorful jewelry is a must for me. The Tuleste Market Colorful Confetti Earrings make me feel like a kid in a candy store! They are my go to earrings for any jewel toned dress for the holidays!       Read More

Congrats Prabal Gurung!

RTR would like to congratulate Prabal Gurung on winning runner up for the Council of the Fashion Designers of America and Vogue Fashion Fund Award!  He will receive mentorship from the CFDA on how to grow his business as well as a $100,000 cash prize.  Prabal has already received critical acclaim in the fashion world (and from RTR members!) and his dresses have been worn by some of Hollywood’s hottest celebrities, but this award will ensure long term success for his brand.    Many of the designers that attended the awards after party showcased their upcoming Spring 2011 on other guests.  We couldn’t help but share a sneak peek of some designs soon to be found on RTR! Which one are you dying to rent?   We are so proud to feature this incredibly talented young designer on Rent the Runway.  Bravo Prabal! -- Derek   Prabal and Leighton Meester in his design.   Yaya Da Costa, with Chirstian Cota in a floor length version of a mini-dress we will be featuring in Spring 2011.   Keri Hilson in a Spring 2011 Chris Benz frock.   Read More
  Yesterday, we posted our latest RTR giveaway on our Facebook page. We are excited to offer our fashionable members the chance to win one of ten signed copies of Lauren Ruotolo's new book, Unstoppable in Stilettos!   All you have to do is answer this question on our Facebook page: What makes you feel unstoppable? The contest ends Monday, November 22 at 6PM est., so keep them coming and share soon before it’s too late! –Daria   Read More
No one likes a wrinkled dress and who has the time to look at fabric content for suitcase ready fashion? We’ve done the work for you and have compiled a list of the easiest to pack dresses for your Thanksgiving travels. Remember, you can also have your dress sent to your travel destination so you won’t run into any  luggage limit issues at the airport (read: pack as many shoes as you want)! Here's the rundown:   Wool and Stretch Knit Fold a light wool fabric for a day or two and you won’t see a wrinkle, and with the lines on the bottom of the Helmut Lang Geo Print Dress, you can fool anyone.  As for a stretch knit, the Camila and Marc Ruched and Famous Dress is ruched so it can hide any creases.  Added plus- it’s a small dress, so just fold it in half and go!       Tweed and Matte Jersey Tweed is a great fabric for packing since it’s the least likely to wrinkle. We love the Lela Rose Galaxy Tweed Dress because of the added shine and festive print. Matte jersey might get a crease or two during travel, but since the fabric is light, just hang up the Escada Foxy Kimono Dress in the bathroom while you shower and the steam will take the wrinkles out no problem.         Read More

Something Sapphire

RTR loyalists know that we’ve been loving sapphire all season, and the royal engagement across the pond only solidifies this gem as holiday’s hottest jewel tone.  We’re officially on Kate Middleton style watch as she prepares for the wedding of the century and we love Janis Savitt’s Starburst Earrings for a modern take on her heirloom ring.  Pair it with a blue dress for a look that’s fit for a queen. – Brooke       We suggest these Christian Siriano and Catherine Malandrino dresses to pull off Middleton’s look!         Read More