La Vie RT

04.22.14

Celebrate Earth Day
A starfish colony on the beach of New Zealand, my homeland, and one of the most magical places on our beautiful planet.

To see more wonders of the world, follow our Pinterest Board Magic, Everywhere.

Celebrate Earth Day

A starfish colony on the beach of New Zealand, my homeland, and one of the most magical places on our beautiful planet.

To see more wonders of the world, follow our Pinterest Board Magic, Everywhere.

04.22.14

Woman We Love: Edith Wharton
One of my favorite writers is Edith Wharton (b.1862- d.1937) writer of such classics as The Age of Innocence and The House of Mirth. Her graceful prose is rich on characterization, atmosphere, observation and wit — a reader is immersed into the worlds she creates, intimate with the heroines she creates. The characterizations of her heroines are embedded in my brain and I like the women I design for to aspire to live life as such: grand, with passion, style and grace.
For some of Edith Wharton’s most memorable quotes as depicted styled her modern-day heroines, please see the Black Tie Collection lookbook, Literally Lovely.

Woman We Love: Edith Wharton

One of my favorite writers is Edith Wharton (b.1862- d.1937) writer of such classics as The Age of Innocence and The House of Mirth. Her graceful prose is rich on characterization, atmosphere, observation and wit — a reader is immersed into the worlds she creates, intimate with the heroines she creates. The characterizations of her heroines are embedded in my brain and I like the women I design for to aspire to live life as such: grand, with passion, style and grace.

For some of Edith Wharton’s most memorable quotes as depicted styled her modern-day heroines, please see the Black Tie Collection lookbook, Literally Lovely.

04.21.14

J’Adore: The Enchanted Garden Top

My favorite top from the Summer 2104 collection would have to be the Enchanted Garden Top. It’s the epitome of luxury casual —- a lovely print, constructed with a beautiful fabric, and I can wear with it as easily with a pair of work pants as a lace skirt. (Love it with a red lip, as it complements the deeper red color of the floral print.) We styled it buttoned-up on the runway for a more fashion-forward look, but it’s nice to wear with the collar open as well, to feel a bit sexier and more free-spirited.  
For more floral looks and inspirations, see our Modern Floral Pinterest board.

J’Adore: The Enchanted Garden Top

My favorite top from the Summer 2104 collection would have to be the Enchanted Garden Top. It’s the epitome of luxury casual —- a lovely print, constructed with a beautiful fabric, and I can wear with it as easily with a pair of work pants as a lace skirt. (Love it with a red lip, as it complements the deeper red color of the floral print.) We styled it buttoned-up on the runway for a more fashion-forward look, but it’s nice to wear with the collar open as well, to feel a bit sexier and more free-spirited.  

For more floral looks and inspirations, see our Modern Floral Pinterest board.

04.21.14

Jean Paul Gaultier
If you’re in London, you must see the Jean-Paul Gaultier exhibition at the Barbican! I saw the show last fall at the Brooklyn Museum and was amazed.   I’ve always admired Gaultier and his designs, and the show is beautifully-executed reminder of his creativity, wit and influence.

Jean Paul Gaultier

If you’re in London, you must see the Jean-Paul Gaultier exhibition at the Barbican! I saw the show last fall at the Brooklyn Museum and was amazed.   I’ve always admired Gaultier and his designs, and the show is beautifully-executed reminder of his creativity, wit and influence.

04.18.14

Exquisite Easter Eggs

I’m amazed by these. So fantastic!  
French Vogue:  Des Œufs pour Pâques

Exquisite Easter Eggs

I’m amazed by these. So fantastic!  

French Vogue:  Des Œufs pour Pâques

04.16.14

Style and Grace

I am a huge Catherine Middleton fan and am overjoyed to see the Duchess in a tweed suit I designed —- wearing it in my home town of Wellington, New Zealand no less! I think she’s beautiful, she is doing an amazing job and I love Prince William and precious Prince George too! I love this iconic photo, with the Duchess wearing Princess Diana’s ring … I’m tearing up!

When I was a little girl, I remember going to see Princess Diana come to New Zealand with baby Prince William. We lined the streets to see her, it was such a grand moment. And so began my love affair with the royal family, and seeing the Duchess in my clothes is a dream coming true.

Style and Grace

I am a huge Catherine Middleton fan and am overjoyed to see the Duchess in a tweed suit I designed —- wearing it in my home town of Wellington, New Zealand no less! I think she’s beautiful, she is doing an amazing job and I love Prince William and precious Prince George too! I love this iconic photo, with the Duchess wearing Princess Diana’s ring … I’m tearing up!

When I was a little girl, I remember going to see Princess Diana come to New Zealand with baby Prince William. We lined the streets to see her, it was such a grand moment. And so began my love affair with the royal family, and seeing the Duchess in my clothes is a dream coming true.

04.08.14

A Special Night: Bachmann Strauss
 One of the benefits of having a store is that there is a large space to throw parties, and one of the benefits to throwing parties is to raise money for a great cause!   This Thursday, April 10th from 6-9pm, our Meatpacking boutique will be hosting a benefit for the Bachmann Strauss Dystonia & Parkinson’s Foundation co-hosted by Allison Hersh London.  20% of the night’s proceeds will benefit this cause.  We’ve co-hosted several events with Bachman Strauss and the parties are always a lot of fun and Allison herself is such an inspiration.    I’ll be there, as will the designers of Vale Jewelry, the lovely Eva and Ava Bai, showing exclusive, exquisite pieces, and we promise surprises…  Please join us!

Rebecca Taylor Meatpacking Boutique
34 Gansevoort Street

To learn more about dystonia, read this article that Allison wrote for The New York Times.

A Special Night: Bachmann Strauss


One of the benefits of having a store is that there is a large space to throw parties, and one of the benefits to throwing parties is to raise money for a great cause!   This Thursday, April 10th from 6-9pm, our Meatpacking boutique will be hosting a benefit for the Bachmann Strauss Dystonia & Parkinson’s Foundation co-hosted by Allison Hersh London.  20% of the night’s proceeds will benefit this cause.  We’ve co-hosted several events with Bachman Strauss and the parties are always a lot of fun and Allison herself is such an inspiration.    I’ll be there, as will the designers of Vale Jewelry, the lovely Eva and Ava Bai, showing exclusive, exquisite pieces, and we promise surprises…  Please join us!

Rebecca Taylor Meatpacking Boutique

34 Gansevoort Street

To learn more about dystonia, read this article that Allison wrote for The New York Times.

04.07.14

J’Adore: The Lace Sweatshirt

It’s starting to feel like spring in NYC (finally!) and my favorite item from the new collection - The Lace Sweatshirt - is taking a starring role in my spring wardrobe. I love how the melange grey feels light and feminine, and I wear it oversized for extra comfort- although some of the girls in the office prefer a more fitted look. I sometimes wear it over a striped top and let the stripes show through the lace insets for extra interest, and I love it with the Lace Skirt from the runway. It’s sport-inspired modern luxury and beyond trend, I can see myself wearing this for years to come!

J’Adore: The Lace Sweatshirt

It’s starting to feel like spring in NYC (finally!) and my favorite item from the new collection - The Lace Sweatshirt - is taking a starring role in my spring wardrobe. I love how the melange grey feels light and feminine, and I wear it oversized for extra comfort- although some of the girls in the office prefer a more fitted look. I sometimes wear it over a striped top and let the stripes show through the lace insets for extra interest, and I love it with the Lace Skirt from the runway. It’s sport-inspired modern luxury and beyond trend, I can see myself wearing this for years to come!

04.05.14

Site We Love: Cereal Magazine

Beautifully simple, like a breath of fresh air.
Cereal Magazine

Site We Love: Cereal Magazine

Beautifully simple, like a breath of fresh air.


Cereal Magazine

04.02.14

Carrie Schneider: Reading Women

At the latest Armory Show in NYC I was delighted by a series of portraits by Carrie Schneider, Reading Women. From the artist:

To create Reading Women, I asked 70 female friends - mostly artists, writers and musicians - to each sit while reading a book of her choice, written by a female author, in her own home or studio for the duration of two hours using side-by-side photographic and video cameras. There is something rare about the depth of concentration experienced while reading, and it’s this moment I’m after: when the sitter loses awareness of the camera - and any semblance of a pose - forgetting her cultural performance.

Sarah reading Gail Scott (My Paris, 1999); Michelle reading Betty Smith (A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, 1943)

Courtesy the artist and Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago

Carrie Schneider: Reading Women

At the latest Armory Show in NYC I was delighted by a series of portraits by Carrie Schneider, Reading Women. From the artist:

To create Reading Women, I asked 70 female friends - mostly artists, writers and musicians - to each sit while reading a book of her choice, written by a female author, in her own home or studio for the duration of two hours using side-by-side photographic and video cameras. There is something rare about the depth of concentration experienced while reading, and it’s this moment I’m after: when the sitter loses awareness of the camera - and any semblance of a pose - forgetting her cultural performance.

Sarah reading Gail Scott (My Paris, 1999); Michelle reading Betty Smith (A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, 1943)

Courtesy the artist and Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago

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