Archive: January 2011

Things We Love 1.31.11

1 Glitteratti  Our newest styles bring a whole new level of shine.   2 Infomercial Madness  Did you stay indoors and watch infomercials this weekend? Did you perhaps go overboard and order Pajama Jeans like Jenny?     3 A Very Happy Monday Much to our surprise, today is supposedly the happiest day of the year - with more snow on the way, we have our doubts...   4 Salsa Christina discovered Friday night salsa dancing at SOB's, conveniently located near our office.     5 Wild World This new Tibi style has us ready to bring out our inner animal for Spring.   6 CPS AKA central park snowmen. How fun is it to watch everyone playing in the snow?   7 The Year of the Rabbit We're getting ready to ring in the Chinese New Year on Thursday...which means Fashion Week's not far behind! 8 Weddings 2011 Ashely ushered in her first bachelorette party of the year in this amazing outfit combo - we think the naughty but nice dress is just what every bachelorette party needs!     9 City Bakery's Hot Chocolate Festival Probably the highlight of February for us - a different kind of hot chocolate can be found everyday of the month at City Bakery. We'll see you there Wednesday for some Cinnamon Hot Chocolate - yum!   10 Superbowl Sunday Multiple choice: What woman doesn't love a) a good game b) an excuse to eat nachos c) a chance to get away from your guy? Enjoy the show.   Read More
Our favorite film festival is (sadly) over. Sundance ended yesterday and while we were in NYC, our friends at Full Frontal Fashion teamed up with the one and only photographer and blogger extraordinaire FaceHunter to keep you up to date on all the celebs at this year's festival. Check out the stars' snow style.                       Read More

Celeb Worthy Prom Dresses

Brought to Rent the Runway by Seventeen Magazine   Your prom dress has to be perfect, no questions asked! It’s your day to shine and to make sure you’re wearing an A-List dress, why not look to the best? Our friends at Seventeen Magazine shared their list of best dressed celebrities to inspire your prom dress search.   Searching for the perfect dress to wear to prom? Steal inspiration from these celebrities who top the best-dressed lists all the time! Click here to see the full A- List!               Can’t get enough? If you want to see more prom guides from Seventeen, click here! Read More

Hair Comes the Prom Queen

Brought to Rent the Runway by Seventeen Magazine’s Amanda Pressner   With prom season well underway, we had to reach out to our friends at Seventeen Magazine to give us their inside scoop on everything prom. We are all about getting the right dress and accessories, but what about your hair and makeup? To make sure you find the perfect look and steal the show at your prom, check out Seventeen’s Guide for prom hair inspiration. Get ready, hair comes the prom queen!   Get inspired by these romantic, trendy, and classic hairstyles for your big night! Whatever your vibe is, there's a do to match your look! Click here to see all prom hair styles.                Need more? If you want to see more prom guides from Seventeen, click here! Read More
It’s time to break out the red and pink… Valentine’s Day is just two weeks away! All the ladies in the office are discussing their upcoming plans, but most importantly what they’re going to wear. We thought it would be nice to share with you what the ladies of RTR will look like this 14th of February. Are you going out or staying in? What will you be wearing? Share with us in the comments!   Read More
  Fashion Group International Honors RTR Yesterday the Fashion Group International held their 14th Annual Rising Star Awards and Jenn and Jenny won the Rising Star Award in the retail category! We're thrilled and honored by this award especially after it was presented by the legendary Linda Fargo of Bergdorf Goodman.  [Fashionista]     Tweet Your Way to Fashion Week with Christian Cota Want to get tickets to Christian Cota’s show this upcoming fashion week? Make sure to follow @ChristianCota on Twitter and look out for the word of the day. Each word is part of one phrase and the first person to tweet the phrase to Cota will win tickets! A word a day starts on January 31 and ends on February 11. Good luck! [NBC New York]     Nicole Miller: Who’s That Girl? What does an imported runway model + an edgy fashion photographer +Williamsburg, Brooklyn equal? Nicole Miller’s high fashion spring campaign. Sophie Holmes was shot by Robbie Fimmano in Williamsburg for the Nicole Miller Spring ads. We love the Euro vibe of the shoot. What do you think? [Racked]     Read More

Style Awards: The Votes are In!

This week we turned it over to you to choose our Style Awards winner and the audience has spoken! We tallied the votes last night and we're thrilled to introduce our winner Maghan!   We love the way Maghan styled her Nicole Miller Bold Bright Beauty Dress and we heart that she added some flair to the look by adding a belt. With red nails and a cutie on her arm, she definitely looks like a winner.     Thanks to the other three beautiful ladies who submitted their photo for the Style Awards. If you have a pic of yourself looking amazing in Rent the Runway, please share it with us. Send all pictures to and don’t forget to include a line or two about your look. Once you send your pic our way, don't be surprised if it ends up on our facebook page or RTR Insider...     Read More
It’s the burning question on every woman's mind. How do I shop for my body type? You arknows your body better than anyone, but applying that to dresses found online can be a little tricky. We enlisted our expert stylists to help chose the best dresses for every body type so that you won't even have to think about it. Want some special attention?Yyou can always contact our stylists whenever you need help at 800.509.0842 or What body type are you? Read below to find out.   Ashley on Apple You’re an apple if: you’re narrow in the shoulders and hips with thicker waist. Famous apple body types include America Ferrera and Drew Barrymore.  Perfect dress: Shoshanna Beaded Necklace Halter Dress.         Justine on Straight & Narrow You’re straight and narrow if: you have little definition between your bust, waist and hip measurements. Famous straight and narrow body types include Nicole Kidman and Courtney Cox. Perfect Dress: Pencey Dance to the Beat dress.         Alissa on Athletic You’re athletic if: you have broad shoulders with a narrow waist and hips. Famous athletic body types include Ali Larter and Rosario Dawson. Perfect Dress: Preen Open Back Black Dress.       Emily on Hourglass You’re an hourglass if: you have a full bust, defined waist and curvy hips. Famous hourglass body types include Kim Kardashian and Scarlet Johanssson. Perfect Dress: Herve Leger Misty Scoop Sheath.       Rachel on Pear You’re a pear if: you're smaller on top with full hips and rear. Famous pear body types include Halle Berry and Kristin Davis. Perfect Dress: Halston Heritage Blue Lagoon Dress.     Thanks to Zimbio for all of the fab pics!   Read More

Thursday Obsession 1/27/2011

We're snowed in! It's a complete white out in NYC today, but there is one person who will still be on the streets. Bill Cummingham, the New York Times fashion photographer who has been snapping photographs of the couture citizens of New York for the last 33 years will take on the snow today just like he has everyday.   A documentary on Bill will be released on March 16 and everyone from the deli boy to Anna Wintour can't wait to watch. We've always been OBSESSED with the original Sartorialist's work and cannot wait to see the movie. Check out when it will be in your town here and buy your tickets in advance...this documentary will not be out for long!     Read More

Best Bets: Fancy Florals

Mixing prints has been spotted all over the Spring collections and florals have been key to mastering the latest ensemble technique. We’ve chosen our favorite fancy florals along with some bouquets of inspiration to get your mind in bloom.   Sunshine + Shoshanna Bring a little sunshine into any day with one of these sweet Shoshanna dresses. Layer them up and wear them now or wait ‘til Spring and wear them with a polka dot or stripe blazer!         Spring is Springing Up on Park Ave The Paul Kasmin Gallery has partnered with New York City’s Department of Parks & Recreation and Fund for the Park Avenue Sculpture Committee to bring NYC a little Spring awakening! From January 25 to May 31, 38 sculptures of rose blossoms as high as 20 feet (!) can be seen along Park Avenue from 57th to 67th streets. It will definitely brighten up the snow day we are having now!     Everything’s Coming Up Roses Dive into florals now! Here are a couple of ways to incorporate your floral fever in the winter and get you excited about what’s to come for Spring. If you can’t mix & match your prints now, you might want to  start on these flowerful picks as the first step.         Read More