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$1,195 never looked so good—especially if it only cost me $30.
It’s no secret that the one show I will attend, without fail, each and every season at New York Fashion Week is Cushnie et Ochs. The brand signals a consistently sexy aesthetic, without crossing the line, and perpetuates a strong, sensual, and sleek point-of-view. If that weren’t enough to win me over, in February, I bonded with designers Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs backstage after finding out that we have a common muse: Michelle Pfeiffer. We all need a little lady tiger, after all.
So when it came to selecting a wear for their Spring 2015 show, specifically for my front row seat—I know, big deal—there was no room to half step. I’d need to take a full stride and leave my mark. The only problem was I didn’t factor in a $1,000—plus expense to stroke CEO’s ego in a look from the brand. Luckily, there’s an app (and website, and brick-and-mortar store) for that.
RentTheRunway, destination for designer dresses on a fiscally-responsible budget, was my go-to for the perfect front row moment. I rented the brand’s Play It Back dress for only $30, and paired it with B Brian Atwood shoes from my own closet. The result was equal parts sass and chic—and made for my most-liked Instagram post to date. RTR’s Cushnie et Ochs selection doesn’t stop there: the site has a total of 22 items from the dynamic duo, with options to add them to your wardrobe for up to eight days.
Word to the wise: there is no new black (unless we’re talking Netflix, of course). — Angel Lenise
Cushnie et Ochs Play it Back Dress, available for a $30 rental at RentTheRunway.com.