Archive: December 2010

Weekend Wearing

With every option at our fingertips it’s hard not to wear Rent the Runway on the weekends. This weekend we wore RTR everywhere from TV segments to engagement parties to a fun girl’s night out! How did you wear RTR this weekend? Send your photos to! –Ashelyn   Alissa, Stylist in the Preen Plaza Dress for a fun girl’s night out. Cheers!     Mikkel, Digital Assets Associate in the Robert Rodriguez Lace Tank Mini for an engagement party. Guess who got the most compliments?     Fox & Friends TV Segment Look at how beautiful AJ, Jenn, Nadia, Anushka, Jenny, Daria, Christina and Blaire looked!     These are some of the items we loved from our TV segment on Fox & Friends this weekend.What's your favorite?                 Read More

Things We Love 12.6.10

  1 Navy Gowns We added some beautiful blue pieces last week, and there's plenty more to choose from. We think black and blue and beautiful!   2 Black Swan It may have given us nightmares, but its definitely on our must-see list!   3 Peels A new restaurant in the East Village by the same owners as Freemans.  The décor is so cute you feel like you’re in a Ralph Lauren ad…   4 Touch Screen Gloves Because you need your iPod, even in the cold.   5 Green Gems Great new jewels from Lee Angel.    6 "Fancy Shakes" at Momofuku AKA alcoholic milkshakes! Drink responsibly.    7 The Sing-Off After glee, Jenn's convinced that tv programming execs are producing TV especially for her:) A full a capella show - ah-maz-ing!   8 Alvin Ailey The holiday season doesn't start until you've seen a show!   9 Diptyque Candles Another great gift option.   10 Rolf's The unassuming German restaurant that makes you feel like you're in a Christmas tree.   Read More
All hail Badgley Mischka, the kings of glitz and glam.  They’ve built their brand on show-stopping gowns that scream old Hollywood elegance.  For the past 22 years, business and life partners, Mark Badgley and James Mischka have worked to expand their empire to include fragrance, sunglasses and some of the most decadent jewelry you can find.  I had the pleasure of sitting down with them in their gorgeous Manhattan showroom to go behind the scenes with one of fashion’s most fabulous duos!      What inspired your Spring 2011 collections? We kind of went back to when we first started Badgley Mischka 22 years ago and were inspired by this film called White Mischief from 1988.  Very stylish movie, so beautiful. It’s about a bunch of English ex-pats living in South Africa.  The characters were very stylish and decadent.  Morning, day and night they wore evening clothes.  So we merged that with the feeling of the 70s which is such an important trend this season.  And that was the vibe for spring!  more...   Read More

Saturday Shout Out

The weekend is finally here! We wanted to share a couple things to inspire you throughout your weekend. Saturday shout outs are here! What do you want to share?  --Ashelyn   Savory Sweets Need to bring lots of goodies to the upcoming holiday parties? Why not make your own lollipops? They’d be a great ice breaker and will add a personal touch, but do everyone a favor and give the recipe a test drive first!     LEGO my Lipstick? If you have some time this weekend to be crafty, pull out some Lego’s and make your own brooches like the one we love below.     Smooth Jams Get through some Saturday cleaning in a groove with the old school hit “Falling in Love” by Surface.     Read More

Did You Win?

Thanks to everyone that participated in our TweetChat yesterday! It was great to get to chat with our members and –our favorite- give holiday advice. We promised to give one of our lucky tweeters a $50 gift card for joining our chat and we have chosen… Y_Sophisticates!   Congrats to Y_Sophisticates for winning the TweetChat gift card and to thank you for joining us! What did you think of our TweetChat? –Jenn and Jenny     Read More
We love when you send us pictures of yourself rockin’ RTR- point blank. Every time a picture is received we crowd around each other’s desks to see how the special girl looks. The pics are so amazing we wish we could make them part of the site and now, we are! (Cue drum roll…)   Introducing the Style Awards! Each week we will be selecting one of you fashionistas as a winner of our Style Awards and posting your picture on RTR Insider.  Got tons of compliments at the wedding you attended? Won prom queen in RTR? Did your beau comment on how amazing you looked? Show us how you wear our dresses and accessories and send your picture to   We can’t wait to see your style! –Jenn and Jenny         Read More
Happy Friday! Here is a recap on all of the latest news in the fashion universe. Don't forget to share what you loved! --Ashelyn   3rd Annual Fashion’s Night Out! It’s official! There will be a third FNO scheduled on Thursday, September 8, 2011. We can’t wait to see what Matthew Williamson, Helmut Lang, Catherine Malandrino and more will have in store for us! What do you think they should do? [The Cut]     Judith Leiber Fragrance Celebrity crystal clutches are the favorite “3 C’s” at RTR but that’s not all the label wants to make us swoon over. We caught wind that there is a Judith Leiber fragrance in the works and (literally) jumped for joy. Do you think it will come in a celebrity worthy crystal perfume bottle? [WWD]         New Designer for Escada? Last year Megha Mittal acquired Escada, one of the coveted brands in the RTR family. So far, she’s done wonders with the label and we are even most excited for Escada’s upcoming collaboration with London designer Jonathan Saunders. Saunders is known most for bright and crisp prints… what do you want to see him create? [Fashionista]       Read More
We love having that LBD in rotation but sometimes you need a change. Why not go for that pop of color and turn heads at your next big holiday party? These are our stylists’ picks for jewel toned dresses to wear for the holidays. Did we miss any? Share what you think in the comments! --Ashelyn   Melissa, Stylist “The silk chiffon Astonishing Amethyst gown makes for a beautiful, soft, and feminine look.”     Emily, Stylist “When making the party rounds this holiday season, kick it up and notch in this sassy Escada dress - it's a little bit naughty and a lot of nice!”       Ashley, Stylist “Make a splash at your next holiday party with the mermaid-inspired Gem of the Sea Gown!”   Rachel, Stylist “Don’t be surprised if everyone wants to stand by you when the photographers pass by. This Vera Wang steals the spotlight!”       Camille, Stylist “Rich and vibrant in color, and amazing in both quality and fit, the Mini Corry Dress will help make the perfect statement at any party!”     Justine, Stylist “Look distinctly chic in this edgy, asymmetrical cocktail look by LaROK.”   Read More
As a member of RTR you have access to the most amazing dresses and accessories, but some things you just need to own. Look no further! We sat down with our stylists, raided their closets and asked for their secrets and now offer the best fashion fixes to you just in time for the holidays. Here’s your chance to keep a piece of the runway! Are we missing anything? Tell us in the comments.  –Ashelyn P.S. These also make amazing gifts!!   Best. Underwear. Ever. These magic sized Hanky Panky low rise thongs are not only cute and comfortable, but completely seamless! You can’t see them through your dress and take it from us- you can’t even feel them!   Lifesaver in Your Wallet Hollywood Fashion Tape is one of the best ideas in fashion. It will keep your strapless dress up, fix an unraveling hem, keep a strap from falling and keep a cami in place. We recommend that you keep it in your wallet in case you are having a fashion emergency. At $9 you can’t afford not to have it!   Slim Slimma Want to know how the stars get that red carpet ready? Spanx under every dress! These body slimmers can be worn under anything and everything and stretch for maximum comfort. No need to hold your breath while posing!   Spanx + Tights It’s a fact. Everyone needs solid black tights. Combining a fab pair of black tights with the comfort and slimming effect of Spanx is genius. Feel free to check out the other Spanx tights we have to offer- you can never have too many!     Read More