This Dress Diary was brought to Rent the Runway by DJ Kiss
Rent the Runway is my fashion lifesaver! I’ve Rented the Runway for everything from bridesmaid dresses at my wedding to television appearances and red carpet events to photo shoots. I love investing money in classic shoes, bags and accessories but I just can’t justify spending a ton of money on a dress I’ll be photographed in and only wear once, so for me Rent the Runway is the only way to go.
As I DJ, I’m constantly out and about spinning or attending events and I always need to look great. Hey, you never know when you’ll be photographed! Some of my favorite rentals have been the Temperley London Mini Corry dress for a Tiffany’s event, the Camila and Marc Rock Candy dress for The Blonds fashion week after party, and most recently the Halston Heritage Be Mine dress for a WeTV red carpet event in LA two weeks ago!
I’ve even taken my love for RTR internationally, wearing the Catherine Malandrino Modern Queen Elizabeth dress for my headlining DJ set at VIP Room in Paris along with the Frank Tell Silver Cut-Out Bodycon dress for the following night out in Paris.
Earlier this year, I worked with MTV on their new TV show “The Seven” as their music expert. The viewers of the show are fashion savvy music lovers and my first thought was “RTR to the rescue!” I wanted my on-camera look to memorable to the viewers but not my bank account. I wore the Tracy Reese Lacy WrappedSheath, Nicole Miller Electric Slide Dress, and a cute sequined dress by Theory for the three tapings of the show and was beyond happy with the result on camera.
After having so much success with RTR, I started thinking bigger picture. When my fiancé and I were planning our engagement photo shoot I knew I wanted my look to be classic, timeless, and romantic. I also knew that this outfit was one I would definitely only wear once. After agonizing between dresses, I chose the stunning Milly Almond Rosette dress which worked perfectly next to his tuxedo! This is one of my favorite shots of us and I realized that RTR was about more than just red carpets and nights out… I think it gave me good luck!
Shortly after the engagement shoot, Ebony Magazine asked my fiancé and I to be on their list of 2011 hottest couples. I obviously could not break the lucky strike and headed right back to the computer to choose another rental. This time, I chose an edgier gold lame dress by Robert Rodriguez.
After loving my dress from RTR for my engagement shoot, I wanted to make RTR a part of my wedding too. I didn’t want my bridesmaids to be stressed about buying and trying on dresses. I used RTR’s new bridal division, which was the perfect set-up for me. The ladies at RTR helped me pick out a dress that would be flattering on different body types. I chose the beautiful Robert Rodriguez Heavenly Hayley dress in a deep purple. My friends were so impressed with the outcome of their bridesmaid dresses, they were actually excited about their dress! A month before the wedding, the dresses were shipped to each girl in their size along with a backup size. My bridesmaids were able to try the dresses on in the comfort of their own homes and return them in the RTR pre-paid envelope… easy breezy! A few days before the wedding all of the dresses were shipped to my wedding location where we would all get dressed. The girls looked amazing in the dresses and the day went off without a hitch!
I’ve made Rent the Runway my go-to for every occasion that comes into my life. Instead of thinking about where and when I will need to shop for my next look, I literally log into my virtual dream closet at any time of the day and shop. Rent the Runway has become more than a dress for a night, they’ve become part of my favorite memories.