La Vie RT

11.07.13

Richard Avedon: Women
I would love to see this exhibition of Richard Avedon’s work celebrating women … in LA during the month of November.
Gagosian Gallery

Richard Avedon: Women

I would love to see this exhibition of Richard Avedon’s work celebrating women … in LA during the month of November.

Gagosian Gallery

11.06.13

Twisted Lily

There’s an amazing new perfume shop in Brooklyn that is such a treat to visit: Twisted Lily. They have a wonderful selection of perfumes, candles and beauty products, of the indie, lesser-known variety as well as cult-favorites I had never heard of. I recently found this gem of a scent, Lady Day, and love the packaging.

11.01.13

Street Art
I’m always so inspired by the creativity at street level:  not only street style, but art as well.  New York has been treated to some wonderful new street art via Banksy recently, and last time I was Paris I was lucky enough to run into some works by Phillippe Baudelocque- my favorite street artist.
Phillippe Baudelocque

Street Art

I’m always so inspired by the creativity at street level:  not only street style, but art as well.  New York has been treated to some wonderful new street art via Banksy recently, and last time I was Paris I was lucky enough to run into some works by Phillippe Baudelocque- my favorite street artist.

Phillippe Baudelocque

10.23.13

Glove Love
If you’re on your way to Antwerp, treat yourself to a visit to this specialty store my partner Beth told me about—- Huis A. Boon —- they sell nothing but gloves, they love gloves and know everything about them.  Find out your glove size (I don’t know mine) and try on a variety of the finest styles.  (Driving gloves: what a wonderful thing!)   I love specialty shops such as this —- where the personal service and the passion for the product make it such a treat to shop there.  Definitely want to visit…

Glove Love

If you’re on your way to Antwerp, treat yourself to a visit to this specialty store my partner Beth told me about—- Huis A. Boon —- they sell nothing but gloves, they love gloves and know everything about them.  Find out your glove size (I don’t know mine) and try on a variety of the finest styles.  (Driving gloves: what a wonderful thing!)   I love specialty shops such as this —- where the personal service and the passion for the product make it such a treat to shop there.  Definitely want to visit…

10.18.13

nighttime, NYC …. so inspiring!

nighttime, NYC …. so inspiring!

10.16.13

Corrine Day
One of my favorite fashion photographers from the 90’s - hugely influential - was Corinne Day.  She passed away way too young, too early, but happy to know about the  upcoming exhibition celebrating her work. Photo above… George Clements looking through window.
May the Circle Remain Unbroken, until 23 November at the Gimpel Fils Gallery in London.

Corrine Day

One of my favorite fashion photographers from the 90’s - hugely influential - was Corinne Day.  She passed away way too young, too early, but happy to know about the  upcoming exhibition celebrating her work. Photo above… George Clements looking through window.

May the Circle Remain Unbroken, until 23 November at the Gimpel Fils Gallery in London.

10.04.13

Think Pink

Breast cancer is an issue that is near and dear to my heart, as I’m sure it is for many of you.  I’m fortunate to know a couple of fantastic women who are generously sharing their passion and wisdom: Dr. Marisa Weiss and Imelda Burke.


I met Dr. Weiss at an event at our Madison Avenue boutique and learned a lot from our conversation, after which I made a point to learn as much as I could about prevention —- not just for myself, but for my daughters, as now is the time to show them the importance of preventive measures and healthy choices.  There is so many ways we can incorporate healthy practices into our everyday life to reduce the amount of harmful toxins in our body.  (no reheating food in plastic containers in microwaves, ladies!)   I love Dr. Weiss’s Think Pink, Live Green column on her very informative web site, which also includes some tasty recipes.  LA ladies, friends and supporters:   you can meet Dr. Weiss at a charity event at the Rebecca Taylor on Robertson this Tuesday, October 8th.


Imelda Burke is a dear friend I know from New Zealand, I caught up with her on my last trip to London and was so inspired by her and her beautiful shop Content Beauty/Wellbeing.  Imelda is dedicated to finding and developing organic, natural beauty products, a passion which was borne out of the horror of finding out about some of the harmful synthetic ingredients in so many of our everyday beauty treatments. A visit to her shop is a must for anyone going to London and hopefully you can meet Imelda yourself and absorb all you can of what she knows about healthy beauty (in the meantime, her web site is chock full of information and wonderful products:  Content Beauty/Wellbeing).


New York ladies, friends and supporters:  The Rebecca Taylor at 980 Madison Avenue is hosting a charity event on Thursday, October 10th, 6-8 pm, for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting Janet Lazar and Team Moving On.  (If you can’t make the event, you can donate directly to the team here). 


I’m also proud to design the Flutter Top, available online only, with 50% of the proceeds going toward the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation, as they fight for a cure for this particular aggressive form of breast cancer.   

xx RT

10.04.13

cute card from a sweet colleague —- perfect for me! —- major tomcat :-)

cute card from a sweet colleague —- perfect for me! —- major tomcat :-)

09.30.13

Magic is everywhere —- love this photo by Satoki Nagata

Magic is everywhere —- love this photo by Satoki Nagata

09.25.13

Modern Romance: Black Tie

Paris is my absolute favorite city in the world and a constant source of inspiration for me —- it seems like there is something extraordinary around every corner!  Here are some pictures from my travels to Paris of modern, feminine beauty which caught my eye.   I love the Pyramide du Louvre —- its classic, romantic architecture and clean, sharp details.  I often referenced this while designing the Black Tie Collection, strived to achieve that balance of beauty, grace and romanticism with a modern edge.  

With Black Tie, I designed the silhouettes modern and added details elaborate and intricate—working with fabrics like lace, leather, chiffon and embellishments including tiger’s eye pearls, sequins and nailheads.  It was a dream come true to be able to let go creatively and design some couture-like pieces for the woman with an elevated taste yet who lives in the contemporary world.  I hope you enjoy these pieces and have a fantastic time in them.  xx rt

See the Black Tie Collection