Style Notes: Beyonce Gets in on the Dress Rental Game
Start Memorial Day weekend right with these four stylish reads.
Going to a wedding/Bar Mitzvah/Quinceanera or other soiree that requires a new dress? Let Beyonce be your stylist. The superstar curated a selection of picks from dress rental website Rent the Runway, where partygoers can borrow pieces from the likes of Marchesa and Calvin Klein for a fraction of the retail price. "The Ultimate Queen B experience" includes sequined Moschino party dresses, one-shoulder Chris Benz mini-caftans and skimpy jumpsuits by Erin Featherston, starting at $50 for a four-day rental. According to Rent the Runway, the selection of glitzy frocks promises to "make him want to put a ring on it." Ah, if only love was as easy as a used polyester dress... [Rent the Runway]
Issa London's Danielle Helayel — aka the designer who dressed Kate Middleton in the highly publicized blue dress for her engagement announcemet--is leaving her own fashion label after 12 years. WWD cites that industry insiders say the departure comes at no surprise: Helayel reportedly didn't care for Camilla Al Fayed, daughter of Harrods ex-owner Mohamed Al Fayed, who purchased a majority share in the company two years ago. Yep, that'll do it. [Fashionista]
After Kim K. looked like a couch at the met and Ke$ha looked like, uh, Ke$ha at the Billboard Music Awards, Givenchy desperately needs a win. And it seems that the brand has gotten in, in the form of its latest ad campaign. Creative director Riccardo Tisci collaborated with former Vogue Paris editor Carine Roitfeld to style, and appear, in the French label's fall spots along with daughter Julia Restoin Roitfeld and actress Amanda Seyfried, who also serves as the new face of the label's Very Irresistible perfume. Tisci says the inspiration behind his collection is from a "gyspy feeling" since his protagonists “are real gypsies in their own lives.” Also, they don't look like musty furniture. [WWD]
Mad Men actress January Jones stars on the latest cover of Net-A-Porter's The Edit in a long, red hot Gucci number. A few things worth noting from her interview with the e-mag? The 35-year-old star finds fashion inspiration from Diane Kruger, was excited to be a single mother and doesn't plan on revealing the identity of her 18-month-old son Xander's father to the public. Shoot, guess we'll have to call off the hunger strike. [Just Jared]