Archive: November 2010

RTR Goes Melrose

Call me Melrose obsessed, but I grew up with only two posters of teen heartthrobs on my wall (well they weren't teens but I was aspiring to be:) - Keanu Reaves and Andrew Shue! Earlier this year, one dream came true when I met Keanu Reeves unexpectingly- we bought his office furniture and he showed up to deliver it to us, which was quite a shock!   Today - dream #2. Andrew Shue stopped by our office to talk shop and of course we couldn't resist snapping a pic! The star of Melrose Place has kept himself busy as founder of CafeMom and I must mention is still totally adorable! I hope after completely embarassing him in such a public way, he will continue to want to partner with RTR! -- Jenn     Read More
We've all been there: the best part of Thanksgiving is your grandma’s homemade stuffing, gravy and pie. Can you look chic and be comfortable at the same time? Not to worry! Our stylists have the run down on how to wear fitted dresses for a big Thanksgiving dinner.   Tip 1: Wear a dress with lots of stretch. Stretchy dresses will breathe and expand with you, so you won’t have to worry about feeling constricted during dinner.   Tip 2: Ruching, ruching, ruching! Dresses with ruching distract the eye from the midsection and attract attention to the outline of your curves. Why do you think the Kardashian’s wear it all the time?   Tip 3: Choose dresses that have more of an open neckline so that there is more exposed on the upper half of your body.  If the dress has a higher neckline, wear a statement necklace or statement earrings to balance out the look and distract the eye.   These are some of our best fitted dresses for Thanksgiving dinner. Do you have a tip? Share it in our comments!                                                                  Read More

RTR in People Style Watch

We just had to share the latest People Style Watch featuring yours truly, RTR! Here are some of the our styles they’ve honed in on. They’ve narrowed down their favorites... tell us yours! –Jenn and Jenny     Kim Kardashian looked great in this Herve Leger dress - why not pair it with the Badgley Mischka bracelet?       They had to include these Milly and Matthew Williamson dresses - the perfect metallic picks for the season!             For someone who likes to dazzle, this Judith Leiber clutch and these Elizabeth Cole earrings are the perfect match.        Try this Carlos Miele gown for a celeb worthy look or make an entrance in this Badgley Mischka number. Read More
Pumpkin pie, midday naps and way too much to eat… Thanksgiving is here! Just because you are staying in for the holidays doesn’t mean you have to be in sweats (remember, the neighbors are coming over). Here are a couple of our favorite casual Thanksgiving looks to keep you fashionable throughout the feast.  Which one is your favorite?  --Ashelyn   Emily Empress Dress This dress is so comfortable you can go from the dining table to the couch for your post meal nap. If you are heading somewhere chilly, layer it with a Rebecca Taylor fur vest and some flat boots for a country casual look.                 Doll Lace Dress Worried about showing a Thanksgiving Tummy? Wear this sheath to cover it up and go ahead and take a second serving. We suggest flats and tights to keep it cute and casual.                         Neptune Jersey Draped Dress This is the dress you want to wear just in case your childhood crush is stopping by for dinner! The jersey material on this dress makes it stretchy and comfortable, but it is still fitted and sexy. Complete your look with the Gwen Wrap Bracelet to add a dash of bling.           Read More

10 Things We Love 11.15.10

1 Chris Benz Sophisticated and unique pieces that you can rely on for glamour this holiday season.   2 Absolut Berry Acai & Avenue Our party this weekend was absolutely amazing - with many thanks to delicious beverages by Absolut and the best time in NYC at Avenue. The drinks could not have been more delicious and the decor was simply divine!                    3 DJ Kiss One more shout out from our party - the amazing stylings of the unbeatable DJ Kiss. More party coverage to come later!   4 Birdbath Bakery Blaire, Lauren, and Erica are all obsessed with the delicious grilled cheese, pumpkin pie, and the maple bacon scones!   5 M Missoni Casual knit dresses that can go anywhere - from a luncheon to the club!      6 Angry Birds Derek and Sven can't stop playing the addictive game on their iPhones. "Just one more level I promise!"   7 Unstoppable in Stilettos Lauren Ruotolo's inspirational biography Unstoppable in Stilettos: A Girl's Guide to Living Tall in a Small World. Lauren has an incredible story and is undoubtedly a force to be reckoned with!   8 Confetti System Makes us want to forgo all of the traditional holiday trimmings this season and deck the halls with glamorous garland and metallic pinata gems!   9 Statement Earrings from Janis Savitt These sparklers are truly stunning - if you're looking for a finishing touch for this holiday season, keep these on your short list.     10 Artichoke Pizza Location, location, location. With a spot next to Avenue, it's an easy go-to for a late night bite.   Read More

Happy Birthday to Us!!

This past Saturday we danced our hearts out at our one year anniversary! We rocked the dance floor in full on Rent the Runway and partied with friends and family all night. Thank you to everyone who made our first year possible and we look forward to next year’s celebration! Special thanks to Avenue who hosted our event, DJ Kiss who was spinning the entire night and Absolut who kept our glasses full! Here were some of the highlights and our favorite pictures. Tell us which look was your favorite!– Jenn and Jenny   Jenny in Peter Soronen, Anushka in Yigal Azrouel, Lara in Preen, Jenn in Peter Soronen   Nadia in Alice + Olivia, Dani in Haute Hippie,  Ashley B in Tibi, Becky in Halston Heritage   Brooke in Calvin Klein, Chris, Vijay   Mikkel in Nicole Miller, Jamala in Tibi, Erica in Mark & James by Badgley Mischka, Ashley B in Tibi   Becky in Halston Heritage and Derek   To many more!!   Read More
  Vera Wang and Leighton Meester Stop Traffic Policemen rerouted traffic while Leighton Meester was shot for print and TV ads as the face of Vera Wang’s new fragrance. Do you think she’ll be wearing one of our coveted RTR Vera Wang styles? [Vera Wang Unveiled]     Matthew Williamson Book Giveaway Fashionista is giving away a signed copy of The Matthew Williamson Book! The book chronicles the designer’s work and collaborations including features by Alexandra Shulman and Anna Wintour. [Fashionista]     Latest on Nina Ricci Nina Ricci’s creative director, Peter Copping, wowed critics with his first two collections and now has his eye on something new- bridal and lingerie. We can’t wait! [LA Times]     Read More

Celebrity Chic: Carrie Underwood

We couldn’t have been more impressed with Carrie Underwood’s wardrobe changes during last night’s Country Music Awards. Each one was more feminine than the last (with more ruffles to boot)! Check out our favorite Carrie looks and RTR picks to help you channel your inner Underwood. Which one will you be wearing this weekend? --Ashelyn   Step it up a notch and be paparazzi ready in Christian Siriano’s Red Carpet Cocktail Dress.       Double take! Make a statement in the Almond Rosette Dress by Milly.           Frock it out like Carrie in Christian Cota’s One Shoulder Metallic Lace Dress.                 Read More

Sequins for the Season

Now that the stylists have shared their picks, I wanted to offer a few of my own. With holiday party season heating up, every girl has their eye on some sparkly sequin dresses. I've been honing in on two of our newest pieces that are simply party perfect. These sequin dresses are both unique, easy to wear and very figure flattering.   The gold Tibi Confetti Sequins Dress is a mini dress with a great shape - perfect for shimmy-ing the night away on the dance floor. The blue Gryphon Casino Royal Dress offers a slightly longer sheath option that looks works well with high boots. I love them both, but we've got plenty of other sequin styles to choose from. Which one is your favorite? -- Lara     Read More

Stylists’ Picks: New Arrivals

So many new arrivals - who could decide? We asked some of our stylists to tell us their fave picks.   Ashley, Stylist "Pair with our new tights and sky high black heels - you'll be ready for any party this holiday season!"   Emily, Stylist "Love the neckline! Perfect for a night out on the town!.. and it's the EMILY dress!"   Rachel, Stylist "If your looking for some attention you'll definitely gain some stares in this dress. It's edgy, sassy and sophisticated!"   Camille, Stylist "This dress is beautiful, and elegant but still figure-flattering--the color, which is vibrant and rich, also makes a statement!"   Melissa, Stylist "My new favorite is the Calvin Klein Rainier Gown because it is so chic and unique.  I love how it’s so simple, but so special at the same time with the open back and one sleeve detail."   Read More