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On October 18, 2012, Bergdorf Goodman celebrated 111 Years of Extraordinary at the Plaza Hotel. I, a luckier than lucky little Beauty Gal, was invited to take in the festivities.

Bergdorf Goodman 111 Gala
Bergdorf Goodman 111 Gala

And here’s what I wore, via Rent The Runway.

Badgley Mischka Glitz Gown
Badgley Mischka Glitz Gown

Badgley Mischka Glitz Gown
Badgley Mischka Glitz Gown

It’s funny, I am generally not a sparkly gown kind of girl. I usually prefer less bedazzled fabrics. But the blush tone of this gown just sort of spoke to me and my brown skin. And, come on, let’s be real — it was BG’s 111th anniversary. If ever a time to sparkle, THAT WAS IT!

Thank you Rent The Runway for helping me pull together this extraordinary look. For more on BG’s 111 Gala, check out the Bergdorf Goodman blog.


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I like to think I’ve got a pretty deep closet. I’ve accumulated some choice fashion finds over the years. . . a killer statement shoe here, a dope-azz tote there. Ya know. I do OK. But sometimes an invite comes across my desk. . . for let’s say — a super duper formal gala and a girl finds herself in a bit of a pickle. What to wear? Here’s where Rent The Runway saves the day.

Over the course of Fashion Week I found I relied on Rent The Runway for a few key pieces for several dinners and events. Prior to Fashion Week, I hadn’t visited RTR since I originally covered there launch back in 2009. So I was in for a real surprise to learn that in addition to easy peasy online dress selection, there’s also a showroom in Manhattan. Uhm, does RTR get any easier? And to add icing to this beautifully layered cake, RTR features some of my favorite designers like Helmut Land and Narcisso Rodriguez. …Check out my showroom pictures and dress sections.

I love the hemline of this Helmut Lang dress. Also thought it worked particularly well with my downtown-ish ankle booties.


Another Helmut Lang option: While I wasn’t totally certain that the longer line flattered my figure, I was completely smitten with the Grecian feel.
Now THIS! This simple little number from Narciso Rodriguez captured my heart right from the start.
Uhm! Can we clear time on the calender to discuss the back of this dress? I’ll wait. . .


In Narciso Rodriguez and Celine sunnies. . . en route to shows.


Rocking Narciso Rodriguez at press dinner with beauty girls Lianne & Rachael.


This multi-print Helmut Lang was so comfy. . . and perfect for attending Cocktails & Couture! [why the silly face?..who knows!]

All in all, I had a really positive experience with Rent The Runway. Major kudos for:

  • Expanded selection of downtown designers
  • Easy online order and fulfillment process
  • No brainer return system for dresses
  • Conveniently located showroom for in-person try-on’s

I highly recommend Rent The Runway for your next big affair. I have a formal gala in a couple of weeks…excuse me while I get RTR on the line!



logoEver come across an idea that’s so incredibly brilliant you kick yourself with your Manolos for not thinking of it first? Rent The Runway is pure genius! It’s an online shopping destination for fashionistas who want to don the latest trends without committing to astronomical price tags.

1327_th_Look34b-ProductDetailPage-LargeFrontRent The Runway gives registered users access to high fashion frocks without the financial headache of ownership. Rent The Runway procures posh pieces directly from top designers and then offers rentals to fashionable frugalistas at just 10% of the retail price. So for example, that $300 hotter than hell Alice + Olivia Back Zip Cut Out Sleeve piece of hotness you’ve been coveting can be yours (for a few days) for the low low price of $50. And how’s about that $1600 Herve Leger Gun Metal Sheath Dress that would make you the envy of your next cocktail party…for $200, its yours!

Borrowing from Rent The Runway is as simple as1327_th_Look1-ProductDetailPage-LargeFront:

  1. Browse through Rent The Runway’s wide array of A-list designers and find a dress you love.
  2. Schedule a delivery date. Your dress will appear on your doorstep the next-day or even same-day delivery (if you live in NYC). Rent The Runway will even send a second back-up size—just to be safe.
  3. Return your dress in Rent The Runway’s handy pre-paid packaging and drop it in the nearest mailbox. Rent The Runway will take care of the dry cleaning!

Rent The Runway is the brainchild of Jennifer Hyman and Jennifer Carter Fleiss. The ladies met at Harvard Business School and became great friends…I find myself wishing I had taken a class or two with these brilliant moguls on the rise!

In addition to Ready-to-Rent clothes, users of Rent The Runway also benefit from the expertise of professional stylists and the shared wisdom of like-minded fashion-forward members. Through exclusive relationships with top designers, Rent the Runway is able to continually update its stock with the latest pieces.

Are you looking for the perfect dress to meet the parents…best friend’s wedding….college reunion….New Year’s Eve party? Well don’t buy it – Rent The Runwayemail_header

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