Today we’re nervous and excited to announce our biggest change yet.
Curtsy started as a way for women to rent clothes from each other. Next week, we’re switching to buy/sell, and ending support for renting.
Curtsy works best for special occasions like formals, but most people only have a few of those per year. This made it really hard to build a sustainable business.
Even though we’ve helped our community make $1M renting out their closets, as a company we still spend more money than we make.
If you’re one of the thousands of women that use Curtsy to rent and make money, we feel you. Taking out renting is bittersweet for us.
At the same time, we’re excited for this new chapter. Buy/sell has been our most requested feature since we started Curtsy.
We’re taking your favorite things about Curtsy and bringing them to buy/sell: Our curated shopping experience, ease of posting, high quality photos, and incredible customer support.
You’ll soon be able to use Curtsy every week rather than twice a year.
The new app will launch on Monday, July 2 and we can’t wait for you to try it.
If you previously had items listed for rent, you’ll be able to list them for sale with one tap. All of your messages and past orders will still be in the app, as well as any earnings from past rentals.
If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know.
American Idol is back for their 16th season, so naturally we went scouring Youtube to compile the most memorable singing auditions we could find from our favorite singing competitions– American Idol, X-Factor, & America’s Got Talent. If you ever need to be reminded of why you should jump on the bandwagon of a show like American Idol, you’ve come to the right place. Here are a few auditions that rocked our world:
Carrie Underwood (American Idol)
Did you know Carrie had a ‘third’ nipple and clucked her way into being American Idol’s most successful winner ever? We didn’t, but we let Jesus take the wheel and he drove us straight to Carrie Underwood’s iconic audition.
Josh Daniel (X-Factor)
One Word. Legendary. Josh brought Simon-Freaking-Cowell to tears with this emotional performance. Translation: He’s already won in our eyes.
Kelly Clarkson (American Idol)
Part time fashion designer, part time American Idol contestant, part time Grey’s Anatomy intern. She’s what we at Curtsy call a legit #GIRLBOSS. No seriously, Kelly, if we win American Idol do we get to be on Grey’s too? We’re just saying that’s something we can definitely get behind.
Paul Thomas Mitchell (Britain’s Got Talent)
When Tommy walked out the last thing we were expecting was for our jaws to drop, but hey, he sure showed us. Mitchell sang an original song for his Dad named ‘My Life’ and we’re positive the grass is greener after watching his performance.
Calum Scott (Britain’s Got Talent)
Did we mention we’re moving across the pond? Holy cow, the talented Calum Scott shook us to our core and had us screaming please for the love of God, let us dance with you.
Kimberley Locke (American Idol)
Somewhere over the rainbow you’ll find Kimberley singing her heart out to an in-awe judges panel. While season two of American Idol feels a lifetime ago, Locke still rocked our world and deserves hype for nailing this audition. Seriously, we’ve got a #girlcrush.
Grace Vanderwaal (America’s Got Talent)
If you don’t prime a ukulele after watching Grace’s performance how can you ever be sure you really know your name? This 12-year-old performing her original tune, “I don’t know my name” is all the proof we need to believe in miracles.
Noah ‘WIG’ Davis (American Idol)
You can take a boy out of the farm, but you can’t take a boy’s dream of owning an alpaca from him. This Arkansas farm boy kicked off American Idol’s 16th season with a cover of ‘Stay’ by Rihanna and we’ve got one word for him: WIG.
David Francisco (American Idol)
Three weeks after moving to Nashville to chase his music dreams, David was hit by a distracted driver and paralyzed from the waist down. One day, he saw his foot wiggle while he was in bed, and since then he’s been in recovery and re-learning how to walk! Try not to cry hearing him sing “Isn’t She Lovely?” to his fiance. Katy cried.
Garrett Jacobs (American Idol)
Louisiana-native and his sweet grandma “Honey” are the cutest duo, and not to mention the voice of this 17-YEAR-OLD is one of the sweetest things we’ve ever heard. Lucky Garrett gets to Facetime his grandma with the American Idol crew to announce his trip to Hollywood.
So here’s the deal friends, I’ve decided to date Netflix for a while.
To those who know me, please get your jaws off the ground. I was bound to settle down in my old age.
To those who don’t know me, I don’t know you but I can tell we are gonna have that ‘I love you b*tch. *guitar strum* I ain’t ever gonna stop loving ya, b*tch’ relationship.
So, that’s like, really cool ;D
I didn’t choose to date Netflix, they chose to date me. It happened in a blink of an eye. One moment I was studying for my midterms and then BOOM I had compiled a list of 587 movies to watch before I die.
When I came out of my procrastination fog, the realization that I just commited the worst commitment-phobe cardinal sin of all the galaxy hit me hard. I had committed to watching 587 movies before I die. This type of commitment translates best to a Las Vegas elopement, because till death do us part, baby.
Watch 587 movies before I die? Challenge Accepted.
Do it by myself?! Hell Naw, I’m bringing you netflix-bingers with me.
Wait, Really? Ya homie, like RLLY RLLY.
Each week I’m going to share my thoughts of a movie I watched.
NO, this isn’t a review, this is just someone venting to a friend about the latest in her dating life.
Let’s get venting, shall we?!
Movie: BIG (1998)Run Time: 2hrs 10mins
At this point, I’m totally in the honeymoon phase of dating Netflix.
They are buttering me up and showing me their best selves. I should care, but how could I when I just spent 2 hours of quality time with Tom Hanks.
So hey, don’t judge me but I think Netflix and I might be in this for the long haul.
BIG is about a 13 year old boy, Josh Baskin, who walked up to this creepy carnival machine called ‘Zoltar Speaks’ and wishes to be ‘BIG.’ Next day, you guessed it fam, he wakes up as a 30 year-old busting out of his PJs. Josh roughs it in NYC while he’s scared sh*tless before becoming a hotshot at a toy company.
I mean seriously this kid dances on a floor piano with the CEO, has a trampoline in his apartment, dates a girl boss, becomes a VP without a degree, hangs with Zoltar again, and heads back home 13 again.
Basically, the point of the whole movie is that Josh Baskin is a legend and we are all mere mortals.
Zoltar is creepy AF and even 13 year old me would have been feeling squirmy so, dear sweet Josh, that was just so dumb. Like for real, take a look at Zoltar.
Josh should’ve taken a lesson from his alter ego Forrest Gump. Seriously dude, ‘Run forrest run’ when he wakes up all man & sees his Mom.
BIG is crazy good for a million reasons, but what solidified it as the real deal in my mind was Josh’s pure kindness. He may have got his wish to be ‘BIG’, but at the end of the day, Baskin was just a ‘BIG’ kid taking on the world with a bunch of jaded adults. Josh Baskin wasn’t jaded, thus making so many adults cooler because of that. Big comes down to this, as we age we are bound to experience the good, the bad, and the ugly. It’s our choice to let the ‘ugly’ jade us or to respond with pure kindness so that the world gets so much cooler for it.
Next time you’re looking to be inspired, I recommend watching/rewatching/re-enacting BIG. The movie is a classic that everyone should see at least once in their life.
Already seen BIG? Comment your thoughts on the movie below.