La Vie RT

03.19.13

Rebecca’s Beach Getaway Essentials
Leopard printed bag from Head Porter, a striped St. James top, army mechanic pants, Moscot sunglasses; Neutrogena total sunblock, a rich Bobbi Brown moisturizer and extreme party mascara, Nars pink nail polish and lip gloss, Astier de Villate eau de cologne, vintage Victorian lace tops, Pedro Garcia sandals, a bandana, a versatile dress like the beaded collar floral print dress, sketchbooks, my iPad mini with books and music, and a few bottles of wine shipped ahead of time to the destination.  A perfect vacation for me includes spending time with family, relaxation, new experiences and fantastic food.
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Rebecca’s Beach Getaway Essentials

Leopard printed bag from Head Porter, a striped St. James top, army mechanic pants, Moscot sunglasses; Neutrogena total sunblock, a rich Bobbi Brown moisturizer and extreme party mascara, Nars pink nail polish and lip gloss, Astier de Villate eau de cologne, vintage Victorian lace tops, Pedro Garcia sandals, a bandana, a versatile dress like the beaded collar floral print dress, sketchbooks, my iPad mini with books and music, and a few bottles of wine shipped ahead of time to the destination.  A perfect vacation for me includes spending time with family, relaxation, new experiences and fantastic food.

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03.19.13

Travel Tips: Beauty
Veteran Beauty Editor Eva Chen shares some of her tips for maintaining a beauty routine on the go:
Korres Lip Butter in Quince —- In a pinch, I’ve used this lip conditioner as a blush before. It’s a lovely deep rose that sheers out wonderfully to give cheeks a soft flush. Plus, as a lip product, its buttery-smooth texture can’t be beat.
Amorepacific CC Cream —- Once you’ve had a foundation shatter or explode in your makeup bag, you’ll always want to travel with a tidy compact, like this one from Amorepacific. Their new CC Cream compact provides sheer coverage and SPF—a fantastic multi-tasker.
Nars Lipstick in Heat Wave —— From jet-lag-weary undereye circles to a plane-rumpled outfit, this lipstick is the perfect flaming orange-red and distracts from a multitude of sins. Pair it with a sleek top knot and no one will be the wiser.
Sultra mini hairdryer —- There’s nothing worse than a feeble hotel room blowdryer that has as much force as a three year old blowing bubbles. This hairdryer is small but packs a serious punch.
Diptyque Mini Candle —- These candles ensure that it smells like home anywhere I go. They also make my suitcase so deliciously scented I’ve actually had TSA agents (a typically surly bunch) comment on the fragrance when they examine the contents of my bag—which, sadly, is something I seem to be jinxed with.
Cleanwell Hand Sanitizer and Wipes —- I am That Crazy Girl on the airplane maniacally wiping down the armrests, buttons and headrest before touching anything. It’s a total compulsion—but once you see how grimy the wipes get (shudder), you’ll start doing it too!
Shiseido mask —- There’s no better time to take care of your skin than when you’re sitting all alone in London/Paris/Milan/Tokyo/etc, with wild jet lag. I take the time to thoroughly cleanse and apply a mask. Shiseido’s White Lucent is a perennial favorite because of their travel-friendly packaging and the glowy aftereffects.
L’Oreal Elnett —- Bonus item—because I can’t live without it. It’s the perfect hairspray: strong but sensitive (by ‘sensitive’ I mean that it brushes out perfectly so you don’t have gloopy-feeling hair afterwards). Every beauty maven’s must-have.
Eva Chen

Travel Tips: Beauty

Veteran Beauty Editor Eva Chen shares some of her tips for maintaining a beauty routine on the go:

Korres Lip Butter in Quince —- In a pinch, I’ve used this lip conditioner as a blush before. It’s a lovely deep rose that sheers out wonderfully to give cheeks a soft flush. Plus, as a lip product, its buttery-smooth texture can’t be beat.

Amorepacific CC Cream —- Once you’ve had a foundation shatter or explode in your makeup bag, you’ll always want to travel with a tidy compact, like this one from Amorepacific. Their new CC Cream compact provides sheer coverage and SPF—a fantastic multi-tasker.

Nars Lipstick in Heat Wave —— From jet-lag-weary undereye circles to a plane-rumpled outfit, this lipstick is the perfect flaming orange-red and distracts from a multitude of sins. Pair it with a sleek top knot and no one will be the wiser.

Sultra mini hairdryer —- There’s nothing worse than a feeble hotel room blowdryer that has as much force as a three year old blowing bubbles. This hairdryer is small but packs a serious punch.

Diptyque Mini Candle —- These candles ensure that it smells like home anywhere I go. They also make my suitcase so deliciously scented I’ve actually had TSA agents (a typically surly bunch) comment on the fragrance when they examine the contents of my bag—which, sadly, is something I seem to be jinxed with.

Cleanwell Hand Sanitizer and Wipes —- I am That Crazy Girl on the airplane maniacally wiping down the armrests, buttons and headrest before touching anything. It’s a total compulsion—but once you see how grimy the wipes get (shudder), you’ll start doing it too!

Shiseido mask —- There’s no better time to take care of your skin than when you’re sitting all alone in London/Paris/Milan/Tokyo/etc, with wild jet lag. I take the time to thoroughly cleanse and apply a mask. Shiseido’s White Lucent is a perennial favorite because of their travel-friendly packaging and the glowy aftereffects.

L’Oreal Elnett —- Bonus item—because I can’t live without it. It’s the perfect hairspray: strong but sensitive (by ‘sensitive’ I mean that it brushes out perfectly so you don’t have gloopy-feeling hair afterwards). Every beauty maven’s must-have.

Eva Chen

03.19.13

Aline Weber: Wonderful World
It’s such a pleasure to work with Aline … a beautiful woman with an optomistic view, eclectic tastes, and a generous spirit.

Aline Weber: Wonderful World

It’s such a pleasure to work with Aline … a beautiful woman with an optomistic view, eclectic tastes, and a generous spirit.

03.18.13

Travel Tips: Fashionable Favorites

Industry insiders share their favorite vacation destinations.

03.15.13

HC Berg
Rachel Howard
Peter Doig
Emil Lukas
Gunther Forg

Inspiration Day Out: NYC Armory Show

The Armory Show

03.12.13

Hope There’s Someone
Image by Pakayla Biehn
You Should Take Care

Hope There’s Someone

Image by Pakayla Biehn

You Should Take Care

03.08.13

Magic in the Metro
 How beautiful is this metro station, and how nice it is to have architectural and artistic delights in the most everyday of places: The Metro Station. This one is in Naples Italy. Image via Getty Images.
The Most Impressive Underground Railway Stations in Europe

Magic in the Metro


How beautiful is this metro station, and how nice it is to have architectural and artistic delights in the most everyday of places: The Metro Station. This one is in Naples Italy. Image via Getty Images.

The Most Impressive Underground Railway Stations in Europe

02.28.13

Behind The Scenes at the Spring 2013 Runway Show - Super8 Film

02.21.13

The Hawaii Zip Jacket
Hawaii was on our mind a lot while designing Spring 2013 —- love this print and the versatility of this jacket. It makes a statement, yet it also can be styled into other looks: for the office, for a night out. It’s proving to be a real customer favorite…

Rebecca will be at Saks Fifth Avenue in NYC tonight, with the Spring 2013 collection… cocktails, music, styling tips —— would love to see you there! 6-8 pm, 5th Floor.

Hawaii Zip Jacket

The Hawaii Zip Jacket

Hawaii was on our mind a lot while designing Spring 2013 —- love this print and the versatility of this jacket. It makes a statement, yet it also can be styled into other looks: for the office, for a night out. It’s proving to be a real customer favorite…

Rebecca will be at Saks Fifth Avenue in NYC tonight, with the Spring 2013 collection… cocktails, music, styling tips —— would love to see you there! 6-8 pm, 5th Floor.

Hawaii Zip Jacket

02.14.13

Rebecca’s Fax Life

Faxes and notes to Rebecca from her husband, artist Wayne Pate, NYC, 1990s

Wayne Pate