Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Rent The Runway Internship

This year I am the Co-Manager of Rent the Runway Rep Team on Spelman College's Campus.

What is Rent the Runway? 

      In 2009 a company called Rent the Runway was launched. This company lets any woman rent high end designer dresses, and accessories for a 4 or 8 day period from Rent the Runway includes over 165 high end fashion name brands that anyone can rent for a fraction of the retail price. They have 200+ college rep teams on campuses around the country under their Campus Girl branch of the company. For the first time, Spelman has a Rent the Runway Team.

They have been called the Netflix of Fashion and have been mentioned in major publications such as Cosmopolitan, The New York Times, Forbes Magazine,, CNN, WWD, Teen Vogue, Seventeen, The Today Show, Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal just to name a few! Over 3 million women have signed up for access.

It’s for women who want to look glamorous without breaking the bank. RTR has created and maintained exclusive relationships with top designers, and therefore are able to continually update inventory with the latest designer pieces. It’s amazing that the ancient complaint of: 'I don’t have anything to wear’ started this company.
How It Works:

1. FIND IT: Search our collection of dresses and accessories for your rental date (we recommend 1–2 days before your event), then filter by designer, price, length — even style — to narrow down your favorites.
2. BOOK IT: Once you've selected your items, book for a 4-day or 8-day rental period. We also offer all the essential extras like Spanx and Fashion Tape.
3. WEAR IT: Your order will arrive by 8PM on your delivery date via UPS (or by courier in NYC). Time to slip it on and shine!
4: RETURN IT: After your night out, send back your items in the easy pre-paid envelope provided — we'll take care of the dry cleaning. Don't forget to upload a photo and review to Our Runway.

On the website they also sell essentials, such as any Spanx, body tape, or underwear that is especially needed for certain dresses. They also sell and rent accessories to complete your look.

RTR now has plus sizes!!!  

They have the Beyonce boutique, which has looks hand picked by Queen Bey herself
Check it out. 

My Team Consist of:

My other Co-manager
Two marketing reps
Event Coordinator
Social media rep
Public Relations rep
Greek Liaison

I am a co-manager: my co-manger and I are the leaders of the team. We make sure everyone is on track with their monthly assignments and goals. We are the main point of contact between the team and RTR corporate. We have many responsibilities, and must lead by example.

What We Do On Campus:

My fashion team will be doing numerous things on campus to get Spelman more acquainted with the rental experience. It’s really a vehicle for Fashionistas to have access to their dream closet within her college friendly budget. Being on the rep team on campus is an amazing fashion internship, that provides industry intel and experience.

We are an extension of the company itself on campus.
We hand out RTR discount codes!!! 
We hold fashion shows and trunk shows with RTR dresses
We hand out free prizes to girls on campus from L'Oreal Paris

We help girls sign up for access on campus 
and much more! 

We can be really creative with events we want to hold. For instance on October 18th we will be having a HAIR BATTLE ROYALE (more info soon) that will feature Spelman hairstylist with their models wearing RTR dresses competing for RTR prizes and give aways. 

                                                     <--Here's a video by one of Spelman's Campus Reps

You can sign up under my referral link and we will both receive 20 $ credit to a rental. 

and I will be renting...

If you are a Spelman student sign up here


As a rep you get the perks of:

First access to RTR summer internships and Full Time positions with RTR and L'Oreal Paris Corporate Headquarters
Free and discounted dress rentals
Leadership and business management skills
Guest speakers including influential members of fashion and marketing industries
Get RTR giveaways and paraphernalia
and you can receive school credit!
If you want to sign up to be a rep at your school, for the question, "how did you hear about rent the runway?" put my name Houston Scott. Thanks:)

Apply Now at

Follow RTR on insta-@rent_the_runway

Follow RTR Spelman at
Insta: @rtrspelman
Twitter: @rtr_Spelman 
Facebook Rtr At Spelman 

Please go like our team photo on Facebook and help us win the most likes! 
This ends Sept. 27th

I'll be posting more about RTR this year;)

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

A Lovely Day

Such a beautiful bright sunny day this was! 
The colors of my outfit are obviously red, green, white, and brown. I chose the cheetah earrings to accent the browns in my outfit, and the red lipstick to go with the red in my purse. I chose this purse because the green in it matched my skirt. 
The slightest accent colors can bring another dimension to your outfit. In the past I would hate not to match everything, but I have now learned that not being so matchy-matchy is-sophisticated style. 
The braided neutral belt: I thrifted from Goodwill.
My green ring is from Forever21

I love my Forever21 High-Low skirt.

Here I am in front of the MLK Jr. statue on Morehouse College's campus in front of King's Chapel. 

A white tank top is a staple item everyone MUST have in her or his closet.
My ankle booties (wedges) are from rainbow. 30$

Braid out with a fierce lip.
My my multi color  hounds tooth purse is Burton (predominately known for their ski and snowboard gear)


Tuesday, September 10, 2013 Internship Part 2

Last semester (Spring 13) and over the summer (13) I had an internship with 
WHAT IS COLLEGEFASHIONISTA.COM? is a fashion website for those who are passionate about the latest college fashion styles and trends happening on campuses around the world.  The concept – give college students a medium through which they can experience the latest college trends and where their cunning eye for fashion, photography, and self-expression can be showcased.
CollegeFashionista allows students and other young adults to view photographs of what their peers are wearing at college campuses around the world and gain valuable insight and tips on how to incorporate these looks into their own college fashion wardrobes.
The website features columns written by hundreds of people, with a spectrum of fashion views, all attending universities across the world. These are our “Style Gurus.”



"Our Style Gurus have been hand-selected to capture unique fashion movements and deliver trends as they develop on your campus. They possess a keen eye for the next big craze in all realms of the fashion industry. As students themselves, they are attuned to the role fashion plays in a student’s life. They are committed to reporting on trends that are relevant and applicable to you, the at home (or dorm) reader.
As a Style Guru, it is their task to capture photos of students around your campus who earn the title of a “Fashionista/o”.  Style Gurus are constantly snapping photos of students exhibiting fashion in a fresh and exciting new way—so it’s important to always look your best!  A CollegeFashionista exhibits personal style and incorporates innovative takes on fashion.  A CollegeFashionista knows how to balance the schedule and budget of a student while still being in vogue."

"I have ceased wearing jeans and have attempted wearing more trousers, skirts and dresses, as well as head wraps to add sophistication. I am currently into thrifting, altering and making some of my clothes. I have become increasingly creative with my college budget.
Fashion is an open system of communication, leaving room for change and evolution every waking second (just like language and music). My personal style has immensely evolved over the years within this free flowing system. My style is fluid and variant. I have gone through so many phases of style through my life, and now I’m really coming into my own along with everyone else in college"...CLICK HERE TO READ THE REST. 
Last semester my weekly Wednesday articles were called Fashionista(o) Spotlights. I picked someone out on campus that has a unique style that stands out among all the rest and interviewed them. Here are some of those Fashionista(o)s that were not in my first post about the internship.

B.Brady King
Brady is an aspiring fashion merchandise buyer and won "Best Dressed Female" at the Freshman Awards show.
@honeybeeeeeee on insta
In love with this red Michael Kors Bag.
Tayler Ulmer
CF: If you were on the red carpet, what would you wear? 
TU: A plain, sexy backless scoop dress. I think the most simple dresses are the most stunning and beautiful.
How To: To recreate this colored striped maxi dress look, try this Old Navy red and white striped dress. Tayler has on nude sandals with this dress. For another footwear option, these shoes to wear with this would be like stars and stripes of the American flag. They’re cute and very trendy this season. Like Tayler you can also wear a gold malleable necklace with this outfit to add your own “twist” to it.READ THE REST HERE.
@welltaylered on insta

Kelsey Curley
CF: What is your favorite item of your wardrobe?
KC: Probably my chunky heels. Simply because they are so comfortable.
CF: Do you have any styling tips you’d like to share with the readers?
KC: Most of my best stuff comes from thrifting. So if you haven’t been to a thrift store you should go! You’d be surprised at the things you can find.
@123itskelsey on insta

CF: If you could style anybody, who would it be and for what occasion? 
KC: Probably a friend for a birthday or something. I know how to shop on a college student budget.
CF: What is your favorite item of your wardrobe?
KC: Probably my chunky heels. Simply because they are so comfortable.
Kayla St. Clair
CF: What are your fashion goals in life? 

KS: I will be attending the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York next year. I would like to work for Maison Martin Margiela, Alexander Wang, Prabal Gurung or Alexander McQueen before I start my own line. 
@ksaintclair on insta
CF: Who is your favorite style icon and why?

KS: My favorite style icon would have to be Zoe Kravitz. She is extremely beautiful and has a very unique style. I admire her because she is always comfortable and chic. I also love her style because she, like me, will wear a piece differently than it was intended to be worn. For example, she once wore a Chanel skirt on the red carpet as a dress

My Spelman sister Cleo is super stylist at all times! (And is an expert with hair.)

 Here I transitioned to writing the Accessory Report for the Summer.

Knot the Only One: Reeci Botts 
Head gear is very popular this season and last. From beanies, to snapbacks, to turbans, to floppy hats, the trend of wearing something on your noggin continues! Thick head bands were popular in the 1970s and 1980s. Now the trend has a bit of a twist…literally. Headbands with knots on top are blazin’ hot. They’re a milder variation of the June Ambrose inspired head wrap with the knot in the front that is usually done with brilliantly colored scarves.
@reecipeacee on insta

Bag Of Wonder: Lauren Synder
 This Kate Spade bag is the eight wonder of the world! It's a brilliant color, and a brilliant build. This structured look is so effortlessly classic. You don't ever have to worry about structured bags going out of style. They have been there since the beginning and will be here until the end. 

 Her gold accessories are right on trend: the spikes and studs are great statement jewelry pieces. Not to mention gold is really creeping it's way into This year and the next spring collections. 
Beautiful Watch

Crown of Glory: Kailah Pink
@kissinpinky on instagram 
Who says that beanies are only for the fall? Just because it’s hot outside doesn’t mean you are limited and constricted to spring’s bright colors, flowers and pastels. A true Fashionista isn’t afraid to wonder off the beaten path. Sometimes it is more fun to color outside of the lines. This Fashionista chose this cold weather accessory for a bright sunny day, and her choice couldn’t have been better.
Let's not forget the studded details and fabric pattern on the belt to politely interrupt the two solid colors of her top and bottom. 
Beanies can give anyone an urban flare. This streetwear item is blazing through every category of dress. But don’t be fooled it’s not just applicable to one category of style. 

 Ring a Bell?: Cara Zierke
You always hear phrases like “less is more” or “keep it simple” when an onlooker thinks your outfit is about to get crazy. But as a Fashionista, you know you can’t always listen to what others say. This Fashionista chose to wear multiple rings. Some people would think that it complicates the outfit and is too gaudy, but we know it brings a spunky characteristic to her whole overall look.
I had a great time working with CollegeFashionista. So if your college or university doesn't have one and this looks like something you want to do, apply to be the style guru today!