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09.03.14

Spring 2015 Runway

Busy week of preparation for the Spring 2015 Runway Show…the showroom is abuzz with castings, fittings, stitching, planning, playing, singing, dancing and ordering Seamless. I love working on Spring Collections and am so excited about the colors, prints, fabrics, embellishments… 3 days to go until showtime: Saturday 1pm NYC time. Streaming live on our web site, hope you enjoy!

Illustration by Emma Leonard

Spring 2015 Runway

Busy week of preparation for the Spring 2015 Runway Show…the showroom is abuzz with castings, fittings, stitching, planning, playing, singing, dancing and ordering Seamless. I love working on Spring Collections and am so excited about the colors, prints, fabrics, embellishments… 3 days to go until showtime: Saturday 1pm NYC time. Streaming live on our web site, hope you enjoy!

Illustration by Emma Leonard

08.29.14

Away We Go

Looking forward to a weekend away at Shelter Island, since next week will be an exceptionally busy one with the Spring 2015 Runway Show preparations. On the agenda: diving into this book of short stories, Emerald City, by one of my favorite writers, Jennifer Egan; spending time with the family, always a treat; throwing on the Geo Print sleeveless top from our upcoming Winter collection, probably with cargo pants, Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer and some Bobbi Brown pot rouge for color; and listening to a selection of potential songs for the Runway next weekend… hope you will watch it live, Saturday September 6th 1:00 pm here at rebeccataylor.com.

Away We Go

Looking forward to a weekend away at Shelter Island, since next week will be an exceptionally busy one with the Spring 2015 Runway Show preparations. On the agenda: diving into this book of short stories, Emerald City, by one of my favorite writers, Jennifer Egan; spending time with the family, always a treat; throwing on the Geo Print sleeveless top from our upcoming Winter collection, probably with cargo pants, Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer and some Bobbi Brown pot rouge for color; and listening to a selection of potential songs for the Runway next weekend… hope you will watch it live, Saturday September 6th 1:00 pm here at rebeccataylor.com.

08.20.14

Danielle: The Grapevine Print Jumpsuit

I’m loving the idea of effortless vibe and this jumpsuit is the perfect example. Versatile and easy, it’s definitely my go-to piece of the season.

Must have’s for Fall: A oversized cozy knit, pleated midi leather skirt, paired back to over the knee boots and my Mansur Gavriel bucket bag.

Follow #rteamstyle on Instagram @rebeccataylornyc

Danielle: The Grapevine Print Jumpsuit

I’m loving the idea of effortless vibe and this jumpsuit is the perfect example. Versatile and easy, it’s definitely my go-to piece of the season.

Must have’s for Fall: A oversized cozy knit, pleated midi leather skirt, paired back to over the knee boots and my Mansur Gavriel bucket bag.

Follow #rteamstyle on Instagram @rebeccataylornyc

08.20.14

Colleen: The Lace Dress

I am ready for Fall! My style advice is to keep it simple and chic. There are some excellent options for non-boring basics that become even more special with details. I love the luxurious feel of this dress, it’s feminine and sexy in an understated chic way, and the leather trim adds edge, and it can be worn year-round. My lip color of choice is blood orange by Bite which gives the look the right amount of pop, my sunglasses are Sunpocket.

Follow #rteamstyle on our Instagram @rebeccataylornyc

Colleen: The Lace Dress

I am ready for Fall! My style advice is to keep it simple and chic. There are some excellent options for non-boring basics that become even more special with details. I love the luxurious feel of this dress, it’s feminine and sexy in an understated chic way, and the leather trim adds edge, and it can be worn year-round. My lip color of choice is blood orange by Bite which gives the look the right amount of pop, my sunglasses are Sunpocket.

Follow #rteamstyle on our Instagram @rebeccataylornyc

08.20.14

Page: The Melton Coat

Fall is my absolute favorite time of year. I love outerwear and sweaters, so I’m always really excited when I get to start wearing them. This fall I’m very into menswear. I’ll wear oversized sweaters (I buys mens’ so they’re extra-long) and plaid. The Southern ex-prep school girl in me gets them monogrammed on the cuff-I’ve always liked it when I see this detail on mens’ shirting. The Short Melton Coat is a great “third piece” to throw on top—the roundness of it will ease up on the masculine vibe.

TEXTURE. I just bought a great leopard brocade mini skirt that I can’t wait to wear with a super long nubby cardigan. I like the idea of playing with proportions. A buttoned up shirt underneath and a giant scarf will make it feel not sloppy.
I’m going to invest in a really chic and timeless flat boot; it will be great (and comfy) to toughen up dresses and skirts, and always looks classic and polished with jeans. And of course it will be warm and functional, especially for those days when the temperatures begin to dip. I have a penchant for high heels but practicality has begun to prevail, especially since our last NYC winter was so brutal.

I tend to err on the side of classic with a twist when I dress for fall and winter. Even the most neutral of color palettes (grey and navy are my faves) can be dressed up with the right amount of jewelry and the perfect bag. My social calendar for the chilly months definitely involves red wine and comfort food, so even if I’m wearing something like black jeans and a sweater, I’ll wear about 7 rings to make myself feel a bit more “dressed”. I will obviously and probably exclusively be wearing red lipstick (Mac’s Ruby Woo).

Follow #rteamstyle on Instagram @rebeccataylornyc

Page: The Melton Coat

Fall is my absolute favorite time of year. I love outerwear and sweaters, so I’m always really excited when I get to start wearing them. This fall I’m very into menswear. I’ll wear oversized sweaters (I buys mens’ so they’re extra-long) and plaid. The Southern ex-prep school girl in me gets them monogrammed on the cuff-I’ve always liked it when I see this detail on mens’ shirting. The Short Melton Coat is a great “third piece” to throw on top—the roundness of it will ease up on the masculine vibe.

TEXTURE. I just bought a great leopard brocade mini skirt that I can’t wait to wear with a super long nubby cardigan. I like the idea of playing with proportions. A buttoned up shirt underneath and a giant scarf will make it feel not sloppy.

I’m going to invest in a really chic and timeless flat boot; it will be great (and comfy) to toughen up dresses and skirts, and always looks classic and polished with jeans. And of course it will be warm and functional, especially for those days when the temperatures begin to dip. I have a penchant for high heels but practicality has begun to prevail, especially since our last NYC winter was so brutal.

I tend to err on the side of classic with a twist when I dress for fall and winter. Even the most neutral of color palettes (grey and navy are my faves) can be dressed up with the right amount of jewelry and the perfect bag. My social calendar for the chilly months definitely involves red wine and comfort food, so even if I’m wearing something like black jeans and a sweater, I’ll wear about 7 rings to make myself feel a bit more “dressed”. I will obviously and probably exclusively be wearing red lipstick (Mac’s Ruby Woo).

Follow #rteamstyle on Instagram @rebeccataylornyc

08.20.14

Sara: The Dotty Dress

For fall, I’m looking forward to pairing feminine prints and shapes, like the Dotty dress, with more utilitarian pieces; I plan on wearing my favorite army green anorak every day until it gets too cold, and I love a great menswear-inspired oxford shoe, but in an unexpected color or metallic. There’s a running joke at the office that no one has ever seen me in a pair of pants, but I love to balance my girly skirts and dresses with my trusty Vans or a lived-in work boot in the fall.
Follow #rteamstyle on Instagram @rebeccataylornyc

Sara: The Dotty Dress

For fall, I’m looking forward to pairing feminine prints and shapes, like the Dotty dress, with more utilitarian pieces; I plan on wearing my favorite army green anorak every day until it gets too cold, and I love a great menswear-inspired oxford shoe, but in an unexpected color or metallic. There’s a running joke at the office that no one has ever seen me in a pair of pants, but I love to balance my girly skirts and dresses with my trusty Vans or a lived-in work boot in the fall.

Follow #rteamstyle on Instagram @rebeccataylornyc

08.20.14

Garry Winogrand

I recently enjoyed an inspirational outing to the Met and loved the Garry Winogrand photography exhibition, a pre-Instagram documentation of everyday life in the mid-century.  A must-see! 

Garry Winogrand - The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Garry Winogrand

I recently enjoyed an inspirational outing to the Met and loved the Garry Winogrand photography exhibition, a pre-Instagram documentation of everyday life in the mid-century.  A must-see! 

Garry Winogrand - The Metropolitan Museum of Art

08.15.14

An Afternoon at Ovando

Beth and I spent a lovely day with Sandra Ovando, owner of NYC’s premier floral design boutique, Ovando. As I am always inspired by flowers and love to design a beautiful floral print, Sandra is also inspired by the worlds of fashion and art in designing her wonderful arrangements. We found we share similar design philosophies —- design from the heart, keep it simple (although it may be anything but simple) yet unexpected… she refers to the orange flower in the final design a ‘beauty mark’. The experience was a fabulous way to brighten up the day, and the resulting bouquet certainly brightens up the showroom.

Ovando

08.11.14

Family Affair

I recently spent a lovely time in California with my best friends in the world, my Mum and sisters. We enjoyed beautiful sunny days and laughed like crazy. Photo By Todd Weaver.

Family Affair

I recently spent a lovely time in California with my best friends in the world, my Mum and sisters. We enjoyed beautiful sunny days and laughed like crazy. Photo By Todd Weaver.

08.06.14

Nolita: Charm Central

In the heart of downtown NYC, Nolita is a neighborhood steeped in tradition with an entrepreneurial spirit, revealing itself with its innovative shops and lively restaurants. Its streets are meant to be strolled, hidden pockets waiting to be discovered; parks to slip into and escape the city for a moment, outdoor cafes prime for people watching. You’ll see locals walking dogs giving directions to tourists, shoppers with newly-found treasures, and hear laughter spilling out from bars and restaurants. A guide to some of our favorite spots.

The Butcher’s Daughter. Sunny vegan juice bar and cafe. Bring a book and stay a while. 166 Elizabeth Street.

A.B Biagi Amanda from the Nolita boutique is obsessed with the pear sorbet at A.B Biagi. 235 Elizabeth Street.

Crosby Street Hotel. Whimsical decor with an English flair, lovely spot for afternoon tea or a cheerful happy hour in its brightly lit and colored bar. Rebecca is quite fond of the White Linen drink, Deanna and Noelle are rosé all the way. 79 Crosby Street.

Café Gitane is a neighborhood standby popular with models off-duty and Aussies missing their Vegemite. People-watching paradise. 242 Mott Street.

Public. Enchanting ambiance with open air dining, seductive lighting and a loosely-based library theme. Sophisticated without being stuffy. Ideal for date night. 210 Elizabeth Street.