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10.19.14

A Hearty Meal: Little Neck

Date night in Brooklyn! Wayne loves the oysters and I love the ambiance, the design of the menu and the cocktails ( and the oysters too!). A lovely night.

Little Neck

A Hearty Meal: Little Neck

Date night in Brooklyn! Wayne loves the oysters and I love the ambiance, the design of the menu and the cocktails ( and the oysters too!). A lovely night.

Little Neck

08.06.14

Nolita: Charm Central

In the heart of downtown NYC, Nolita is a neighborhood steeped in tradition with an entrepreneurial spirit, revealing itself with its innovative shops and lively restaurants. Its streets are meant to be strolled, hidden pockets waiting to be discovered; parks to slip into and escape the city for a moment, outdoor cafes prime for people watching. You’ll see locals walking dogs giving directions to tourists, shoppers with newly-found treasures, and hear laughter spilling out from bars and restaurants. A guide to some of our favorite spots.

The Butcher’s Daughter. Sunny vegan juice bar and cafe. Bring a book and stay a while. 166 Elizabeth Street.

A.B Biagi Amanda from the Nolita boutique is obsessed with the pear sorbet at A.B Biagi. 235 Elizabeth Street.

Crosby Street Hotel. Whimsical decor with an English flair, lovely spot for afternoon tea or a cheerful happy hour in its brightly lit and colored bar. Rebecca is quite fond of the White Linen drink, Deanna and Noelle are rosé all the way. 79 Crosby Street.

Café Gitane is a neighborhood standby popular with models off-duty and Aussies missing their Vegemite. People-watching paradise. 242 Mott Street.

Public. Enchanting ambiance with open air dining, seductive lighting and a loosely-based library theme. Sophisticated without being stuffy. Ideal for date night. 210 Elizabeth Street.

08.06.14

Shiny and New

To celebrate our 10-year anniversary in a neighborhood we love, Nolita, NYC, we decided to refresh the store with a modern makeover.  Designer Serge Becker worked closely with Rebecca to create the original charming space with a cozy, neighborhood feel — a place to pop by with the dog or gaze out to the garden in back — for the redesign, Visual Manager Erin Ryder made magic happen:

The intention with the design of the store was to strip down the space, creating a chic, modern ‘blank slate’ more or less, which allows each piece of clothing to shine. Our clothing is quite detailed, and intricate, so I didn’t want to detract from this element — this is what makes our pieces special.

With this considered, the store still needed to feel warm, and have the personality of the neighborhood, with a certain direction that makes it obvious you are in a Rebecca Taylor store as soon as you walk in. To imbue the essence of our brand into the space, I worked with a local Brooklyn-based artist to create custom display pieces, made of cement and crystalized rock salt. The first time I saw other works by these artists at a show early this year, I knew they would be perfect for our stores. The subdued intricacy and shimmer, paired with the a natural, yet bold materiality made for an ideal fit at Nolita in particular.

Rebecca Taylor Boutique, 260 Mott Street (at Prince)

07.30.14

Boerum House & Home

Pop on over to a pop-up shop celebrating Brooklyn designers and artists, including - if I may boast - my husband Wayne Pate. His art is featured on the gallery wall, and the entire shop is wonderfully curated.  An oasis of tasteful design.

Boerum House & Home

Boerum House & Home

Pop on over to a pop-up shop celebrating Brooklyn designers and artists, including - if I may boast - my husband Wayne Pate. His art is featured on the gallery wall, and the entire shop is wonderfully curated.  An oasis of tasteful design.

Boerum House & Home

07.21.14

Calm within Chaos

I’m sure many women feel overwhelmed with demands and pressures, whatever they may be; yet I’m sure we all have pleasant spots of the day which place the pressures in perspective, often metaphorically so. Personally, I cherish my time in Shelter Island and the peaceful moments such as watching the waves wash over the pebbles. I also have a new puppy Chewy, which although he has boundless energy, he instills in me a feeling of calm.

We have a new print for Fall which I love: the White Noise print. It’s inspired by the energy of the city and modern life; technology, constant communication of competing frequencies, and the luxury of having a clean space where you can zone out, in peace.

Calm within Chaos

I’m sure many women feel overwhelmed with demands and pressures, whatever they may be; yet I’m sure we all have pleasant spots of the day which place the pressures in perspective, often metaphorically so. Personally, I cherish my time in Shelter Island and the peaceful moments such as watching the waves wash over the pebbles. I also have a new puppy Chewy, which although he has boundless energy, he instills in me a feeling of calm.

We have a new print for Fall which I love: the White Noise print. It’s inspired by the energy of the city and modern life; technology, constant communication of competing frequencies, and the luxury of having a clean space where you can zone out, in peace.

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.

04.07.14

J’Adore: The Lace Sweatshirt

It’s starting to feel like spring in NYC (finally!) and my favorite item from the new collection - The Lace Sweatshirt - is taking a starring role in my spring wardrobe. I love how the melange grey feels light and feminine, and I wear it oversized for extra comfort- although some of the girls in the office prefer a more fitted look. I sometimes wear it over a striped top and let the stripes show through the lace insets for extra interest, and I love it with the Lace Skirt from the runway. It’s sport-inspired modern luxury and beyond trend, I can see myself wearing this for years to come!

J’Adore: The Lace Sweatshirt

It’s starting to feel like spring in NYC (finally!) and my favorite item from the new collection - The Lace Sweatshirt - is taking a starring role in my spring wardrobe. I love how the melange grey feels light and feminine, and I wear it oversized for extra comfort- although some of the girls in the office prefer a more fitted look. I sometimes wear it over a striped top and let the stripes show through the lace insets for extra interest, and I love it with the Lace Skirt from the runway. It’s sport-inspired modern luxury and beyond trend, I can see myself wearing this for years to come!

05.09.13

With Glittering Eyes
Last night I was completely enchanted by the New York City Ballet Spring Gala. My favorite performance of the night was Glass Pieces… riveting music, a beautiful colour story, and creative choreography which really showcased the fantastic male dancers.  —costumes by Ben Benson, music by Phillip Glass, choreography by Jerome Robbins.
I’ve been taking advantage of the culture of NYC and find it’s always, endlessly, fascinating. There is an interesting performance art piece with an intriguing horror story vibe: Sleep No More. The less said about it the better as it’s really something to be experienced first hand…
New York City Ballet
Sleep No More

With Glittering Eyes

Last night I was completely enchanted by the New York City Ballet Spring Gala. My favorite performance of the night was Glass Pieces… riveting music, a beautiful colour story, and creative choreography which really showcased the fantastic male dancers.  —costumes by Ben Benson, music by Phillip Glass, choreography by Jerome Robbins.

I’ve been taking advantage of the culture of NYC and find it’s always, endlessly, fascinating. There is an interesting performance art piece with an intriguing horror story vibe: Sleep No More. The less said about it the better as it’s really something to be experienced first hand…

New York City Ballet

Sleep No More

02.11.13

Fall 2013 Runway Show: Behind The Scenes

Saturday, February 9th. Highline Stages, New York City

Photos by Kristen Somody Whalen, Michael Turek, and Tim Kitchen

To see the video of the Fall 2013 Runway Show, click here.

02.10.13

Street Style: RT in RT


Seen in Rebecca Taylor, outside our Fall 2013 Runway show.

Photographs by Phil Oh


Lindsey Frugier, Market Editor, W, in the Fringe Mesh Pullover
Kelly Framel, Blogger, The Glamourai, in the Pintuck Dress
Aimee Song, Blogger, Song of Style, in the Tweed Top
Amri Kibbler, Senior Fashion Editor, Cosmopolitan, in the Aztec Chiffon Top and Tweed Moto
Becky Malinsky, Market Editor, Glamour, in the Crepe Skirt
Gina Kelly, Senior Fashion Editor, Seventeen, in the Frayed Fit and Flare Dress
Laura Ellner, Blogger, On the Racks, in the Crepe Romper
Jaclyn Cobourn, Fashion Assistant, Vanity Fair, in the Mesh Crew
Mayte Allende, Freelance Fashion Editor, in the Bleached Denim Dress with Fluted Sleeve