Shopping NYC | Rent The Runway Sample Sale

Hey deal lovers! Get your fashion and deal loving hands on the incredible selection of retired and gently used dresses and accessories that Rent The Runway has to offer from designers Badgley Mischka, Nicole Miller, Shoshanna, etc, at their must-attend sample sale. Save up to 95% off retail prices at this awesome sale – you won’t believe the prices. It’s a must attend shopping extravaganza. Want the deets, see below

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Rebecca Taylor Fall 2012 Collection

Layering was the key focus at the Rebecca Taylor Fall 2012 Show at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week which I’m sure will make this normally very floral-friendly, feminine designer a huge hit with hipsters and other downtown types. Going for a more sullen collection, Rebecca Taylor featured looks of dark tones and prints, edgy mixed textures, a somber color palette that included sheer blacks, charcoal, plum, graphite, aubergine with touches of blue.

Her collection was in contrast to most of the other designers who featured bolder, brighter colors and prints for Fall. One interesting aspect of her collection were her leggings. I fell in love with the graphite chiffon, pieced leather and beaded knit leggings. If only they were available now.

Photos Courtesy of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week

Breast Cancer Awareness Month – Keep Shopping to Support

As I mentioned in the first post, there are just so many great products that help you support the fight against Breast Cancer – too many for just one blog feature, so I’ve decided to do another with more great products that will allow you to help the fight while you shop.

Ann Taylor Pink Jewelry Collection

Ann Taylor Head Designer, Lisa Axelson, took her favorite pieces from Ann Taylor’s Legacy Collection as inspiration for this Pink Jewel Collection. 70% from the sale of the Ann Cares Pink Jewel necklace ($58) and Ann Cares Pink Jewel Ring ($58) will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Rebecca Taylor Special Nude Eyelash Trim Ruffle Blouse

I was not aware that Triple negative breast cancer existed (I’m sure like me, many of you are unaware as well). Triple negative breast cancer is an aggressive, yet little-known subtype of breast cancer. Approximately 15% of breast cancer cases are classified as triple negative, most often occurring in younger women and African-Americans. A diagnosis of triple negative means that the cancer is negative for estrogen, progesterone, and HER-2 hormone receptors, and therefore, common breast cancer targeted treatments are generally ineffective. Rebecca Taylor has designed the above $235 special blouse to benefit the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation with 50% of the proceeds from this pink silk blouse going directly to the foundation. The blouse is available exclusively on as well as in Rebecca Taylor boutiques.

Spreegirl Relaxed Modern Collection

If you’ve never felt the uber-softness of clothing made with bamboo (its incredibly luxurious) then purchasing Spreegirl’s products is a great way to start. Spreegirl is offering their Relaxed Modern Collection and will donate 25% of all proceeds to Pink Envelope, a non-profit organization committed to raising funds for the Making Memories Breast Cancer Foundation.

Mixit by jcpenney Pink Charm & Chain Bracelet

Be on trend while supporting an amazing organization. This adorable metal and fabric bracelet is only $10.99 and is one of several products that allows jcpenney to donate $70,000 to Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization™ in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Merchandise benefitting Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization is still available in stores and online. Plus, jcpenney is partnering with Y-ME to sponsor a special bra fit event where $1 for every bra fit — up to $50,000 — will be donated to the Y-Me organization. No other organization provides peer support to breast cancer patients 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days in a year, in whatever language the caller feels comfortable speaking.

The Look Pro Natural Lip Plumper

Alan Mruvka, Founder of E! Entertainment Television, launched THE LOOK PRO Professional Makeup debuting just in time for Breast Cancer Month with two pink shades of natural Lip Plumper. This all natural Lip Plumper is an oil based and Paraben free product. The immediate plumping effect is initiated by NIACIN (Vitamin B), is packed with moisture properties and acts as a gloss. As part of the “Real Women Wear Pink” campaign, will donate $1.00 from the sale of each of the $13.50 Lip Plumper sold during the month of October 2011 to Foundation for Living Beauty. THE LOOK PRO Natural Lip Plumper allows you to achieve pout-plumping benefits, and enhance your lips to kissable fullness while donating to a good cause.

Rebecca Taylor Spring 2012 Collection

Rebecca Taylor went for a slightly edgier look for her Spring 2012 collection at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, mixing soft feminine aspects like floral, flowing dresses and skirts with more boyish details like tailored knee-length shorts, hooded parkas, raw edges etc.

Muted colors like steel grey were paired with bold yellows, sparkly orange and black lace and several looks featured asymmetrical lines

Of course Rebecca Taylor stayed true to her customers by featuring her signature lightly hued and flowing feminine dresses

To see more from the collection, take a look at the show finale below:

Rebecca Taylor Partners with The Empire Hotel for Fashion Week 2011

The Empire Hotel is proud to bring back its Fashion Week ambassadors in time for the neighborhood’s second Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week experience in February 2011.
Celebrated runway designer Rebecca Taylor has partnered with The Empire Hotel to custom design a special occasion signature dress that will be worn by the hotel’s Fashion Week ambassadors.

The dress is inspired by the hotel’s chic interior which boasts hues of black and gold. The strapless bodice features a chic nude silk with jet black lace overlay. The back of the silhouette is adorned with a cross grain rhinestone detail and exposed zipper which is perfect for any fashionable evening out. Rebecca Taylor and The Empire Hotel are auctioning off each dress following Fashion Week with all proceeds going to a charity picked by Rebecca.

The Empire Hotel is also bringing back its delicious Fashion Week cocktail menu. The hotel has created “Rebecca’s Royal Empire” in honor of the designer’s favorite recipe. Available at the hotel lobby bar with a full Fashion Week Cocktail menu for $15.

Photo credit: Dylan Patrick Photography