Season 8, Episode 23: Renee

posted: 09/28/11
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Renee's huge wardrobe gets trashed, but Stacy and Clinton let her keep more than any participant EVER.
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Renee is a 47 year old New Orleans native who's head-to-toe vintage wardrobe spans the decades. this retro addict has been using her extreme costumey cover-ups for years to hide her shy personality.

To propel Renee into the 21st century Stacy and Clinton are going to break their rules and add her vintage pieces into their recommendations. Can they turn Jane into a modern woman combined with vintage vixen or will Renee lose herself without all her decade-decadent fashion?

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Renee looks hesitant to give up her vintage clothing and explore shopping for new pieces.

Renee feels that she is just "plain Jane," but Stacy and Clinton have other plans.

Get This Look!

  • Green and navy print wrap from Renee's Closet
  • Navy cardigan with metallic trim from Banana Republic
  • Multi-chain pendant necklace from Renee's Closet
  • Skinny jeans from Gap
  • Greyish green handbag by Cole Haan from Zappos
  • Navy patent pump by Circa Joan David from DSW
  • Rectangle gold stuffed bangle from Ben Amun
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Stacy and Clinton took some of Renee's vintage apparel and combined it with modern style to make the mannequins shine.

Get (Half) This Look!

  • Black lace top from Renee's Closet
  • Black jacket with red piping from Renee's Closet
  • Chain with large pendant and bow from Renee's Closet
  • Black and white patterned pencil skirt from Lafayette 148
  • Pump with patent leather accents by Romantic Sole from Zappos
  • Taupe bag by Kate Spade from Zappos

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The dark wash jeans combined with the dark vintage jacket make Renee's legs go on forever.

Renee never though she could wear skinny jeans, but she was wrong!

Get This Look!

  • Black jacket from Renee's Closet
  • Leopart print tank by Michael Kors from Lord & Taylor, $79.50
  • Skinny jeans by DL from National Jean Co., $158.00
  • Red clutch by Big Buddha from Lord & Taylor, $45.00
  • Black booties by Joan & David from Lord & Taylor, $135.99
  • Jewelry from Renee's Closet
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Renee's new look isn't crazy vintage, instead it's crazy great!

Renee loves this look! She feels more like herself. She's not putting anyone else forward, but emphasizing Renee.

Get This Look!

  • Red jacket from Renee's Closet
  • Black tank by Alfani from Macy's, $19.00
  • Black skirt w/ White dots from Trina Turk, $112.80
  • Black and ivory shoes by Bandalina from Macy's, $62.10
  • Black quilted bag by Paradox Leather Bag from Lord & Taylor, $78.00
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Renee's style is now all her own and no longer mis-matched!

Even though there is no vintage in the clothing (just the accessories), Renee admits her vintage was like a wall; she used it to keep people out. With this outfit she really feels the "New" Renee.

Get This Look!

  • Teal tank by Elie Tahari from Lord & Taylor, $168.00
  • White jacket with black brim from Trina Turk, $238.00
  • Navy blue skirt by Anna Klein from Lord & Taylor, $295.00
  • Black suede sling back by Betsy Johnson from Lord & Taylor, $40.00
  • Jewelry from Renee's Closet
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Renee's life, and wardrobe, will never be the same.

Renee's Thoughts

"I'm really glad Stacy and Clinton helped me to feel comfortable in my own skin. It's so amazing to have been part of this. It's life changing."

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