Mode Monday | Bright Like a Diamond

Jill Seiman & Bryce Gruber

Jill Seiman & Bryce Gruber

[mark & james by badgely mischka mini sequin pixie dress: c/o rent the runway | heels: j.crew | clutch: diane von furstenberg | nails: opi “suzi skis in the pyrenees” | airbrush tan: gotham glow | on bryce gruber of the luxury spot: badgely mischka barbuda beach gown]

jill seiman

[with kat griffin of corporette and lara eurdolian of pretty connected]

Jill Seiman & Kat Griffin

Jill Seiman & Robert Verdi

Last week I had the exciting opportunity to present at Style Coalition’s Fashion 2.0 Awards celebrating online innovation by fashion brands.  My old pal Robert Verdi hosted the evening and Simon Doonan gave the keynote speech.  Alongside Kat Griffin of Corporette, we gave out the award for Best Fashion Startup (Of a Kind).

Other winners include: @DKNY for Best Twitter, Marc Jacobs for Best Facebook, Anthropologie for Best Pinterest, Saks POV for Best Blog by a Fashion Brand, Saks for Best Website, Gilt on the Go for Best Mobile App, and Marc Jacobs for Top Innovator.  The awards made The Wall Street Journal and I even got a mention, which makes really me laugh.  All those years in finance and Glamamom is in the WSJ.  Life…

Rent the Runway received the Visionary Award and outfitted all the presenters for the evening.  As soon as I saw this Mark & James mini sequin pixie dress, I knew I wanted to wear it.  I was gaga for all the metallic beaded dresses at the Oscars.

It was my first time using Rent the Runway and now I can’t figure out why I waited so long!  The process is impeccably simple.  When the clock struck midnight, just like Cinderella, the dress was no longer mine.  I dropped it in the mail the following day and that was it.  No expensive dress hanging in my closet glaring at me wondering when it’s going to be worn again.

Have you tried RTR?

Have a glamorous week!

If you’re linking up with #MondayMingle, the linky is being hosted by Momtrends this week with a chic little Brahmin Giveaway! “Monday Mingle” is a weekly fashion/personal style link-up rotated between Momtrends, BonBon Rose Girls, and Glamamom.

{I was not compensated for this post. All opinions expressed herein are my own. Post contains affiliate links. Photo 1 via Patrick McMullan, photo 2 via Shaun Mader.}

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  1. says

    Girrllll…you are off the chain in this dress! Seriously amazing:) Congrats of presenting and the mention…

    I can’t get into it…I have this thing about “owning” the clothes I wear…I know…it is foolish…I just can’t help it.

    Hope you have a great week.

  2. says

    What a fantastic night. You looked so beautiful in that dress…like it was made for you.
    Congrats on the Glamamom mention in the WSJ!

  3. says

    I love the idea of RTR, but have never tried it. Your dress looks amazing, I bet it must’ve been a little tiny bit hard to mail back.

    • says

      Honestly, no! They give you a huge prepaid envelope and I literally folded it, sealed it, and handed it to my UPS guy when he was delivering another package (they also offer USPS return).

  4. says

    You look so,so gorgeous! A sparkly dress is always perfect on the red carpet and at awards shows!

    I love RTR and have used it regularly since Lauren (I think?) mentioned it to us so many moons ago at the Hasbro luncheon! They’ve got several of my favorite designers. I cant bring myself to pay full price for a super expensive, special occasion dress again.

  5. says

    You look beautiful – love the dress. I haven’t had really any place to try Rent the Runway, but I look forward to it! Thank you for hosting Mode Monday this week!

    xo Lulu

  6. says

    The mini dress is awesome! Looks like you had a wonderful night. I haven’t tried Rent The Runway yet but they are on my list for the next big event I attend.


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