La Vie RT

05.23.14

The Doll

I recently finished “The Doll” a collection of short stories by Daphne Du Maurier, one of my favorite writers. (I was named after Rebecca, the heroine of one of her novels, by the way). It’s a subversive read - the title story is about a woman’s obsession with a male sex doll- and the other tales range from heartbreaking to bittersweet, with some humor thrown in.

In general I love to read from women authors of the early 1900’s as it wasn’t a wonderful time for women, very repressed, not a lot of freedom —- their works are filled with such imagination so their writing is like a portal into the mind of women of the time.

The Doll

I recently finished “The Doll” a collection of short stories by Daphne Du Maurier, one of my favorite writers. (I was named after Rebecca, the heroine of one of her novels, by the way). It’s a subversive read - the title story is about a woman’s obsession with a male sex doll- and the other tales range from heartbreaking to bittersweet, with some humor thrown in.

In general I love to read from women authors of the early 1900’s as it wasn’t a wonderful time for women, very repressed, not a lot of freedom —- their works are filled with such imagination so their writing is like a portal into the mind of women of the time.

05.23.14

Marco’s

For a great Brooklyn dining experience, I’d recommend Marco’s in Prospect Heights — it’s rustic yet refined and if the weather holds out, there is a lovely patio.  It is from the same owners as Franny’s one of my favorite restaurants!

05.22.14

Weekend Essentials

A weekend away to recharge is an important part of my creative process - I cherish my trips to Shelter Island with the family and a great book. Comfortable versatile pieces work best for my summer weekend style. See more style suggestions in the While Away Lookbook.

Need some book recommendations? See our Great Books Pinterest Board.

Weekend Essentials

A weekend away to recharge is an important part of my creative process - I cherish my trips to Shelter Island with the family and a great book. Comfortable versatile pieces work best for my summer weekend style. See more style suggestions in the While Away Lookbook.

Need some book recommendations? See our Great Books Pinterest Board.

05.18.14

Brooklyn Flea Market

I’m looking forward to spending some summer days at the Brooklyn Flea Market, always on the lookout for little treasures and oddities! For ideas of what to do during down time, please see my inspiration board all about relaxing and recharging with creativity and style:  the Perfect Weekend Pinterest board.

Brooklyn Flea Market

I’m looking forward to spending some summer days at the Brooklyn Flea Market, always on the lookout for little treasures and oddities! For ideas of what to do during down time, please see my inspiration board all about relaxing and recharging with creativity and style:  the Perfect Weekend Pinterest board.

05.15.14

Alex Katz

If you are in Los Angeles, there is a wonderful exhibition of paintings of flowers by Alex Katz at 356 Mission. I love his work. Beautiful!

Alex Katz, White Roses, Oil on Linen, 108 x 216 inches

Alex Katz

If you are in Los Angeles, there is a wonderful exhibition of paintings of flowers by Alex Katz at 356 Mission. I love his work. Beautiful!

Alex Katz, White Roses, Oil on Linen, 108 x 216 inches

05.11.14

Site We Love: What My Daughter Wore

Brooklyn artist documenting the sartorial choices of her daughter, her brothers, and their friends.

What My Daughter Wore

Site We Love: What My Daughter Wore

Brooklyn artist documenting the sartorial choices of her daughter, her brothers, and their friends.

What My Daughter Wore

05.11.14

Snuggles

See Rebecca’s thoughts on motherhood and a peek behind the scenes at home in The Glow:  An Inspiring Guide to Stylish Motherhood.

Snuggles

See Rebecca’s thoughts on motherhood and a peek behind the scenes at home in The Glow:  An Inspiring Guide to Stylish Motherhood.

05.11.14

Happy Mothers Day!

Celebrating mothers and amazing women everywhere: this day is for you. Photo of bouquet of Icelandic poppies by Sarah Winard.

See more modern florals

Happy Mothers Day!

Celebrating mothers and amazing women everywhere: this day is for you. Photo of bouquet of Icelandic poppies by Sarah Winard.

See more modern florals

05.08.14

Cecil Beaton

This beautiful Cecil Beaton photograph holds an immense power for me and sparked the design of my new summer collection. I love the simplicity and pride in this young man as well as the artistry of the photo itself, and although the collection does contain some beautiful floral prints and flowing whites, it’s the beauty in Mr. Beaton’s photograph and the integrity of the young subject that I strive for when I design. I hope you enjoy.

See the Summer Collection

See my Pinterest board, Inspiration

Cecil Beaton

This beautiful Cecil Beaton photograph holds an immense power for me and sparked the design of my new summer collection. I love the simplicity and pride in this young man as well as the artistry of the photo itself, and although the collection does contain some beautiful floral prints and flowing whites, it’s the beauty in Mr. Beaton’s photograph and the integrity of the young subject that I strive for when I design. I hope you enjoy.

See the Summer Collection

See my Pinterest board, Inspiration

05.08.14

J’Adore: Florals

I am in love with the Embroidered Floral Top from our new collection —- I love to take a comfortable silhouette and add couture-like details to make it look and feel luxurious. The light color is luminous and feminine and is wonderful to show jewelry - I styled with a family heirloom bracelet from my grandmother and necklaces designed by my sister, Victoria Tory & Co. I love this top with the Indian Floral Print pant (if I could be transported back to any time it would be Portobello market, London, early 70’s) and with leopard Saint Laurent sneakers (love to mix prints!).

J’Adore: Florals

I am in love with the Embroidered Floral Top from our new collection —- I love to take a comfortable silhouette and add couture-like details to make it look and feel luxurious. The light color is luminous and feminine and is wonderful to show jewelry - I styled with a family heirloom bracelet from my grandmother and necklaces designed by my sister, Victoria Tory & Co. I love this top with the Indian Floral Print pant (if I could be transported back to any time it would be Portobello market, London, early 70’s) and with leopard Saint Laurent sneakers (love to mix prints!).