La Vie RT

07.08.14

Reflections

I really love this photo series by Austrian couple Verena Michelitsch and Tobias Van Schneider—- beautiful, fragile yet strong. They compose these photographs from found plastics, foil, plexiglass. I admire their creativity and resourcefulness!

Reflections

Reflections

I really love this photo series by Austrian couple Verena Michelitsch and Tobias Van Schneider—- beautiful, fragile yet strong. They compose these photographs from found plastics, foil, plexiglass. I admire their creativity and resourcefulness!

Reflections

07.04.14

Gimme Shelter

Happy Independence Day from a rainy-but-still-lovely Shelter Island!

Gimme Shelter

Happy Independence Day from a rainy-but-still-lovely Shelter Island!

06.26.14

Summer Classic: LWD’s

When women wear white dresses, they always look so beautiful; and every summer day becomes more special with the perfect LWD on. LWD’s are so versatile, pure, feminine and I love how they allow the personality and style of the woman to shine through, as seen in the photos above: the effortlessly chic Jane Birkin, the glamorous icon Marilyn Monroe, the pretty and punk Debbie Harry. (I also have a feeling that in most people’s favorite classic photo of their mom, in a good many of them she may be wearing a white dress?)  I simply love them, and I always will.  For this summer, I have created a capsule collection of LWDS. I hope you are able to find the perfect style for you!

Enter to win THREE LWD’s from the Rebecca Taylor Capsule Collection! Details here.

Summer Classic: LWD’s

When women wear white dresses, they always look so beautiful; and every summer day becomes more special with the perfect LWD on. LWD’s are so versatile, pure, feminine and I love how they allow the personality and style of the woman to shine through, as seen in the photos above: the effortlessly chic Jane Birkin, the glamorous icon Marilyn Monroe, the pretty and punk Debbie Harry. (I also have a feeling that in most people’s favorite classic photo of their mom, in a good many of them she may be wearing a white dress?)  I simply love them, and I always will.  For this summer, I have created a capsule collection of LWDS. I hope you are able to find the perfect style for you!

Enter to win THREE LWD’s from the Rebecca Taylor Capsule Collection! Details here.

06.24.14

Néle Azevedo

I love transient art (Philippe Baudelocque, Andy Goldsworthy, and this public art exhibition by Néle Azevedo.)

via Beautiful Decay

Néle Azevedo

I love transient art (Philippe Baudelocque, Andy Goldsworthy, and this public art exhibition by Néle Azevedo.)

via Beautiful Decay

06.23.14

The Grey Gardens Top

I’m obsessed with the Grey Gardens print so much I’ve designed jackets, dresses and tops with it, and it graces all of the fabrics so beautifully. This particular top is a light summer style with a slim fit and I love it paired back to my trusty cargo pants, a bright lip and nail, and some simple jewelry.  
Tops

The Grey Gardens Top

I’m obsessed with the Grey Gardens print so much I’ve designed jackets, dresses and tops with it, and it graces all of the fabrics so beautifully. This particular top is a light summer style with a slim fit and I love it paired back to my trusty cargo pants, a bright lip and nail, and some simple jewelry. 


Tops

06.20.14

The Dance of Reality

One of the first ‘art house’ ‘independent’ movies that I saw was “Santa Sangre”, directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky, so I was so curious to see his latest film (and first in 23 years), “The Dance of Reality.” It’s such a visually stunning movie, I can only describe with a random words: imaginative…powerful…polarizing…bold…magical…ambitious…poetic…surreal…unforgettable. Highly recommended.
The Dance of Reality

The Dance of Reality

One of the first ‘art house’ ‘independent’ movies that I saw was “Santa Sangre”, directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky, so I was so curious to see his latest film (and first in 23 years), “The Dance of Reality.” It’s such a visually stunning movie, I can only describe with a random words: imaginative…powerful…polarizing…bold…magical…ambitious…poetic…surreal…unforgettable. Highly recommended.


The Dance of Reality

06.17.14

A Nook with a View

One of my favorite things to do in the city is to simply watch people… fascinating! This is one of my favorite perches: in the window at Epistrophy Cafe in Nolita. A nice, comfortable bench, a European style cafe with a wonderful wine and beer selection, and the neighborhood guarantees a lot of interesting passersby to gawk at.

A Nook with a View

One of my favorite things to do in the city is to simply watch people… fascinating! This is one of my favorite perches: in the window at Epistrophy Cafe in Nolita. A nice, comfortable bench, a European style cafe with a wonderful wine and beer selection, and the neighborhood guarantees a lot of interesting passersby to gawk at.

06.13.14

Loving LA
 So nice to be in LA and mixing business with pleasure, family and friends. Last night we held a party at the boutique on Robertson Blvd to celebrate the launch of the Little White Dress capsule collection supporting the Baby Buggy charity, and tomorrow I’m looking forward to visiting with the women of Fashion Island in Newport in support of Good Neighbors.  I love coming to LA and feel so at home here—- being near the ocean and with my family from New Zealand here touring the city with me as well.  (Got a little starstruck visiting the Chinese theater and seeing Marilyn Monroe’s handprints, a truly talented, beautiful legend.  Has anyone worn a Little White Dress more memorably?!?!)

Loving LA


So nice to be in LA and mixing business with pleasure, family and friends. Last night we held a party at the boutique on Robertson Blvd to celebrate the launch of the Little White Dress capsule collection supporting the Baby Buggy charity, and tomorrow I’m looking forward to visiting with the women of Fashion Island in Newport in support of Good Neighbors.  I love coming to LA and feel so at home here—- being near the ocean and with my family from New Zealand here touring the city with me as well.  (Got a little starstruck visiting the Chinese theater and seeing Marilyn Monroe’s handprints, a truly talented, beautiful legend.  Has anyone worn a Little White Dress more memorably?!?!)

06.10.14

Grey Gardens: The Documentary (trailer)

06.05.14

Beautiful Decay

My favorite print of the new collection is the Grey Gardens print, named after the 70’s documentary of eccentric, reclusive socialites living in a house of squalor. I love the idea of controlled chaos— a wild and beautiful floral garden growing as if by magic, with the force of nature. The print was inspired by the techniques of Oriental painting but digital printing allows the print to be transferred to fabrics as varied as organza and leather. It’s a print of contrast: fragility and strength, ancient and modern, beauty and decay.

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Beautiful Decay

My favorite print of the new collection is the Grey Gardens print, named after the 70’s documentary of eccentric, reclusive socialites living in a house of squalor. I love the idea of controlled chaos— a wild and beautiful floral garden growing as if by magic, with the force of nature. The print was inspired by the techniques of Oriental painting but digital printing allows the print to be transferred to fabrics as varied as organza and leather. It’s a print of contrast: fragility and strength, ancient and modern, beauty and decay.

Shop Prints