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Jennifer Hyman and Jenny Fleiss, Founders of Rent the Runway (Swipe)

Rent the Runway’s mission, according to Jennifer Hyman and Jenny Fleiss, is to bring the Carrie Bradshaw clothing experience to budget conscious fashionistas and turn them in to loyal customers of designer brands. Rent the Runway is a membership-only designer rental company where women can rent dresses and accessories from over 100 designers and brands including Herve Leger, Diane von Furstenberg, Proenza Schouler and Badgley Mischka.  Dress rentals start at $50 for 4 days and $10 for accessories.

The idea for Rent the Runway came to Hyman during a Thanksgiving break from Harvard Business School.  Her sister was searching for a dress to wear to a wedding and had one of those ‘closet full of clothes but nothing to wear moments.’  Rent the Runway was the answer to having “access to this magical Carrie Bradshaw experience where you could constantly refresh your wardrobe and wear the latest in designer fashion for all the special occasions in your life,” said Hyman.  As soon as Hyman returned from break, she told Fleiss,  one of her section mates, about the idea.  “We immediately went out and started selling the concept both to designers and to customers,” she says.

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Linen…The Fabric of Summer

Summer is for all things that flow…sun dresses, smooth music, chilled drinks, iced tea…and Linen.  Any Mogul that wants to be taken seriously should have a linen corner in his/her closet.  You don’t have to have a lot, but what you have should be extremely functional and always be “ready to wear” . In my style book, Linen is one of the official fabrics of summer.  It varies in texture, color, and style, but it always breathes, is always comfortable, and lies on your body like a gentle kiss.

Linen isn’t hard to find,and you don’t have to spend a fortune to look good in it.  The web and department stores alike are crawling with it!  Take my advice Moguls…rockin’ my Linen always makes me feel like a Super Fly Panama Jack! Here are few goodies from my quick web search: Read more of this post

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