La Vie RT

08.19.13

Fall Favorites: Perfect Pants + Luxe Leather


CEO Beth Bugdaycay’s personal picks for Fall include the Tweed Moto Jacket “cozy cool” and the Slouch Pant “worn only with my tallest heels”.  Other favorites includes the olive Leather Moto Pant “I look 5 lbs thinner and it goes with all tops … it’s magical.”


Other RT staffers are also loving leather:  Account Executive Terri Wolfe can’t wait to wear the Leather Sleeved Coat … ” LOVE.  And worth the price.  Since in NYC we’re out on the street a lot, it’s all about the coat (and the bag)”.    Sherry from the Robertson Blvd store loves the Double Pocket Coat:  ”perfect for chilly LA evenings —- feeling luxurious in this coat, slim dark denim and pointy black heels.”  Sherry seconds Beth’s choice of the leather moto pants:  ”I can wear now with a black tank and heels, and in the fall with a heavy coat and ankle boots.”


Bottoms

Leather

Jackets and Coats

08.18.13

Special Tees


Fall is the fashionista’s favorite season and this fall, we’re fawning over these new statement tops.   “Unique is the New Chic” proclaimed American Vogue and we couldn’t agree more.  We’re looking forward to topping off our fall looks with these standout tops.  


Rebecca has already incorporated the embellished sleeveless blouse (first on rack above) into her wardrobe and loves its versatility —- “it’s always appropriate!”  VP of Merchandising Deanna Wu loves the Leather Tee:  ”I love the soft supple leather, color blocking and unexpected zipper detail” while PR Director Antonella Spina is looking forward to wearing the Crocodile Pullover Sweatshirt “with leather pants and heels for work, and skinny jeans and Miu Miu sneakers on the weekend.”  


Tops

08.14.13

Sky High
I’m so excited about our new billboard in LA on Beverly Blvd!  It’s a first for us and for me it’s a real high (pardon the pun) to see your name on a billboard, of course my family was ecstatic.  Look out for more of our Fall 2013 campaign images in magazines and on the streets of New York.

Sky High

I’m so excited about our new billboard in LA on Beverly Blvd!  It’s a first for us and for me it’s a real high (pardon the pun) to see your name on a billboard, of course my family was ecstatic.  Look out for more of our Fall 2013 campaign images in magazines and on the streets of New York.

08.07.13

Life After Life

I’m currently captivated by Life After Life by Kate Atkinson —- a fantastically inventive novel with many dense layers, but ultimately about the choices we make in life and how even the tiniest choices have a profound impact on our lives.  Highly recommended!

Life After Life

I’m currently captivated by Life After Life by Kate Atkinson —- a fantastically inventive novel with many dense layers, but ultimately about the choices we make in life and how even the tiniest choices have a profound impact on our lives.  Highly recommended!

07.23.13

A Royal Rocking Horse
Congratulations to the Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William and welcome to the world, His Royal Highness, Prince of Cambridge! I adore the royal family and was thrilled to participate when WWD asked me to submit suggestions for a royal baby gift. My aunt had a life-size rocking horse and I was enchanted by it —- I hope His Royal Highness is too.
WWD: Royal Baby Booty

A Royal Rocking Horse

Congratulations to the Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William and welcome to the world, His Royal Highness, Prince of Cambridge! I adore the royal family and was thrilled to participate when WWD asked me to submit suggestions for a royal baby gift. My aunt had a life-size rocking horse and I was enchanted by it —- I hope His Royal Highness is too.

WWD: Royal Baby Booty

07.12.13

Carlotta Manaigo

People who know me well know that one of my favorite quotes is from Roald Dahl:  

"And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places.  Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it."  

When choosing a photographer for our Fall 2013 campaign, it was important to select a photographer who can take an amazing fashion picture, and I also wanted a photographer who can see the magic… when I saw Carlotta’s portfolio, I fell in love with her sensibility.  As she describes her artistic inspiration:

With my camera, with my eyes, I tend to capture what I feel rather than what I see,
creating emotional states. Someone once described my work with the expression 
"cold romanticism" which I believe conveys well the contrast within. 
My inspiration comes from a fascination with nature in all its form, its game of light and shadows, its wilderness and fragility,sensuous aspects and mysteries.
It’s almost magical when such beauty is revealed. 



07.02.13

Stars and Stripes

I love this photo of my son Charlie, enjoying cotton candy to brighten up a cloudy day on Shelter Island, where I’ll be this Fourth of July.  I recently became a US Citizen and am so grateful I came here, with $600 and a backpack—where else could I have started off, with only that (and a dream)?  

Stars and stripes are classic design elements and stars are almost required wear in the Taylor household —- (my favorite striped top of the summer is here.)

Happy Fourth of July!

06.26.13

With Glittering Eyes: Paris and London

I recently took an inspirational trip to Paris and fell in love with the beauty of the city all over again:  The Musee d’Orsay takes my breath away, there are always exciting new artists to discover in museums (this time I learned of Armand Berton and Francois Petrovich) and found myself always looking up with wonder:  the blue ceiling with gold stars at St. Germain Des Pres, and the beautiful ship chandelier at my favorite shop in Paris, Astier de Villate.  Everytime I go to Paris I find something new, and this time it was this lovely candy store, Meert. 

London always provides a creative spark and this time I went with a purpose … to see the David Bowie Exhibition at the V & A Museum, which raised the bar on museum exhibitions and literally left me breathless, I thought I would faint… the man is a genius! I also managed to shop, of course, and visited one of my favorite stores, Dover Street Market.

06.25.13

Inspiration: Debbie Harry
I love the rock and roll downtown style of New York in the early 80’s…I just love the anarchy of the time, and I imagined my Fall 2013 girl coming home late at night from a rock concert: feminine, with an urban edge,  maybe her boyfriend’s jacket around her shoulders.  There’s a little bit of Debbie Harry in every collection I do, probably because as a girl I stared at this Autoamerican cover for hours…

Inspiration: Debbie Harry

I love the rock and roll downtown style of New York in the early 80’s…I just love the anarchy of the time, and I imagined my Fall 2013 girl coming home late at night from a rock concert: feminine, with an urban edge,  maybe her boyfriend’s jacket around her shoulders.  There’s a little bit of Debbie Harry in every collection I do, probably because as a girl I stared at this Autoamerican cover for hours…

06.24.13

Frances Ha

Really enjoyed Frances Ha, a film directed by Noah Baumbach and starring Greta Gerwig. It seemed tailor-made for me as it was filmed in New York, the main theme is female friendship, the lead character is a dancer and “Modern Love” by David Bowie is even in it. I loved Greta Gerwig, who stars as Frances- even more so after listening to this NPR interview:


Gerwig, Baumback Poke at Post-College Pangs