La Vie RT

12.20.13

Inspiration: Aunt Bridget

In addition to my mother, I’m lucky enough to have another creative, independent woman in my family:  my Aunt Bridget.  As a young woman, she moved from New Zealand to London in the 60’s to train with the Royal Ballet and was truly a woman who embraced the time with style and grace.  As she told me, “there were so many excuses for dressing up:  premier parties,  cocktails on the lawn with Princess Grace and Prince Ranier followed by BBQ on the hills above Monaco at Nureyev’s villa.”  She shopped at Carnaby Street, King’s Road, Biba, Kensington Church street; and was always surrounded by enthusiastic, creative people.  An amazing woman, a huge inspiration!

12.17.13

I love NYC at Christmastime!  Light display at Grand Central Station

I love NYC at Christmastime!  Light display at Grand Central Station

12.13.13

From the book “Sky Crystals” … photo by Don Komarechka

From the book “Sky Crystals” … photo by Don Komarechka

12.03.13

Comfort and Joy
I really enjoy choosing personal gifts for everyone on my list, and though I do have some tried-and-true favorites (cashmere sweaters, gloves and scarves always receive a warm welcome) I have found some new discoveries I’d love to share.    The Kelly Lamb candle is a beautiful, architectural object of art that fills the air with subtle citrus, herbs, rose and white tea scents.  If any candle can be considered ‘sexy’, this one can.    I love to share great books —- reading feeds the mind and excites the imagination, and the luxury of time alone with a great book is something we all need.   And, time with friends:  I always bring two bottles of a nice wine to social gatherings, one is never enough!   This is my husband’s area of expertise, not mine:  try this dry white wine, Montenido Fiore Vernaccia Di San Gimignano 2010.  And I may be late to the game with his, but stainless steel wine pearls are a sleek and chic way to keep your wine chilled as you celebrate the season.
More Great Gifts
See the Rebecca Taylor Pinterest Page to create a “Comfort and Joy” holiday wish list, share your gift tips, and for an opportunity to win some of Rebecca’s gift suggestions!

Comfort and Joy

I really enjoy choosing personal gifts for everyone on my list, and though I do have some tried-and-true favorites (cashmere sweaters, gloves and scarves always receive a warm welcome) I have found some new discoveries I’d love to share.    The Kelly Lamb candle is a beautiful, architectural object of art that fills the air with subtle citrus, herbs, rose and white tea scents.  If any candle can be considered ‘sexy’, this one can.    I love to share great books —- reading feeds the mind and excites the imagination, and the luxury of time alone with a great book is something we all need.   And, time with friends:  I always bring two bottles of a nice wine to social gatherings, one is never enough!   This is my husband’s area of expertise, not mine:  try this dry white wine, Montenido Fiore Vernaccia Di San Gimignano 2010.  And I may be late to the game with his, but stainless steel wine pearls are a sleek and chic way to keep your wine chilled as you celebrate the season.

More Great Gifts

See the Rebecca Taylor Pinterest Page to create a “Comfort and Joy” holiday wish list, share your gift tips, and for an opportunity to win some of Rebecca’s gift suggestions!

11.21.13

David Bowie for Heroes, 1977.  Photo by Sukita

Another Magazine:  The Leather Jacket-Heroes

David Bowie for Heroes, 1977.  Photo by Sukita

Another Magazine:  The Leather Jacket-Heroes

11.16.13

Houston, we have a fashion show
It was another one of those ‘what time zone am I in, and season am I working on?’ weeks  —- as we presented the Spring 2014 collection as part of Houston Fashion Week.   Houston is a vibrant, modern city and the fashion show was like a big party!  Now back to working on Fall 2014 in New York…

Houston, we have a fashion show

It was another one of those ‘what time zone am I in, and season am I working on?’ weeks  —- as we presented the Spring 2014 collection as part of Houston Fashion Week.   Houston is a vibrant, modern city and the fashion show was like a big party!  Now back to working on Fall 2014 in New York…

11.12.13

PE: Ancon —- photo by Adam Jeppesen

PE: Ancon —- photo by Adam Jeppesen

11.11.13

Loved the feature on one of my favorite artists, Elizabeth Peyton, in The Gentlewoman, issue 8.  Photo by Roe Ethridge.

Loved the feature on one of my favorite artists, Elizabeth Peyton, in The Gentlewoman, issue 8.  Photo by Roe Ethridge.

11.11.13

You Spin Me Round
Elsa Sylvan, the model in our Resort 2013 Film, was amaaaazing! We were all impressed how she was able to balance in high heels while dancing on a small spinning circular platform … Brava Elsa!
See the Film

You Spin Me Round

Elsa Sylvan, the model in our Resort 2013 Film, was amaaaazing! We were all impressed how she was able to balance in high heels while dancing on a small spinning circular platform … Brava Elsa!

See the Film

11.08.13

Animal Love
I’ve always had a love for animals and was so happy to hear that my daughter wants to be a veterinarian when she ‘grows up’ … I’m sure a lot of children do but she really does have an affinity for animals that warms my heart. Growing up in New Zealand it was the whales and dolphins that particularly fascinated me, such beautiful creatures.  I was recently moved by the recent documentary on CNN “Blackfish” —- it’s an important documentary about the treatment of animals in captivity;  in particular, Killer Whales at Sea World.  Everybody must see:
CNN Blackfish

Animal Love

I’ve always had a love for animals and was so happy to hear that my daughter wants to be a veterinarian when she ‘grows up’ … I’m sure a lot of children do but she really does have an affinity for animals that warms my heart. Growing up in New Zealand it was the whales and dolphins that particularly fascinated me, such beautiful creatures.  I was recently moved by the recent documentary on CNN “Blackfish” —- it’s an important documentary about the treatment of animals in captivity;  in particular, Killer Whales at Sea World.  Everybody must see:

CNN Blackfish