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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.

03.07.14

Party Girl: Spring 2014 Runway Makeup

For the Spring 2014 Show, I liked the idea of a girl who partied the night before and didn’t bother taking her makeup off afterwards. I usually like the girls to look a bit tough, very downtown. (The hair had a grunge feel but still quite polished, so we could go stronger on the make-up.)   I worked with long-time collaborator, the creative, talented makeup artist Sil Bruinsma, and below are his notes for those looking to create the effect themselves:

Skin is left quite bare, just a bit of concealer where necessary. Eyebrows are strong and on the darker side using TAUPE. The focus is really on the eyes; dark, kohl rimmed and smudged, in EBONY and PRUNELLA pencil. A smear of MIX MEDIUM on the lids and a dab of concealer on the lips finish of the look.

-Use a lighter to warm up your pencil before applying kohl on the waterline, it will stick better and glide on thickly.

-For a real smoldery effect use a black pencil inside the eye and a deep plum or brown/bronze around the eyes. Smudge out with a q-tip. The two tones create extra depth.

-Don’t be too delicate when applying mascara, really work mascara into the root of the lashes and wiggle over bottom lashes, a little residue on the skin is nice actually and gives a slept-in effect.

-I prefer NOT to curl lashes when I do a tough girl look like this. It just looks cooler.

skin:
MAC Matchmaster Foundation
MAC concealer
MAC Blot Powder

brows:
MAC brow pencil in TAUPE or LINGERING

eyes:
MAC eye pencil in EBONY and PRUNELLA
MAC studio sculpt shade and line in EBONY
MAC mix medium shine
MAC mascara ZOOMLASH

Follow Sil on Instagram:  @silbruinsma1

02.10.14

Backstage, the dressers preparing to dress by looking at the looks.  Photo by Will Ragozzino

Backstage, the dressers preparing to dress by looking at the looks. Photo by Will Ragozzino

02.06.14

Color Coding:  The Fall 2014 Runway Show, preparations in progress….

Color Coding:  The Fall 2014 Runway Show, preparations in progress….

02.05.14

Work in progress—- start with nude, pins here, design notes in ink…

Work in progress—- start with nude, pins here, design notes in ink…

09.16.13

The Bling Team
Our talented embellishment team, aka The Sparklers —- brought the bling to the Spring 2014 Runway.  
See The Show

The Bling Team

Our talented embellishment team, aka The Sparklers —- brought the bling to the Spring 2014 Runway.  

See The Show

09.08.13

Spring 2014 Runway Show
Combine a mad medley of inspiration including Cecil Beaton photographs from India, Impressionist painting, 90’s rap style, American workwear, floral lithographs; work very hard for many months with a talented, dedicated team; then throw a big party and dress up beautiful girls and invite fabulous friends and play fun music and there you have:  Our Spring 2014 Runway Show, from New York Fashion Week.
See the inspiration, behind the scenes and looks from the Spring 2014 Runway show on the Rebecca Taylor Pinterest.

Spring 2014 Runway Show

Combine a mad medley of inspiration including Cecil Beaton photographs from India, Impressionist painting, 90’s rap style, American workwear, floral lithographs; work very hard for many months with a talented, dedicated team; then throw a big party and dress up beautiful girls and invite fabulous friends and play fun music and there you have:  Our Spring 2014 Runway Show, from New York Fashion Week.

See the inspiration, behind the scenes and looks from the Spring 2014 Runway show on the Rebecca Taylor Pinterest.

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…

04.30.13

Sparkle on the Way

I’ve always been a hands-on designer and the more I get my hands on something, the more likely a garment with sparkles will be the final result … I love the technique and craftsmanship behind embellishment and am always inspired working with Vien, our embroidery designer.  Not a detail goes unnoticed in these upcoming collections:  a bodice shines in our Black Tie collection, sparkles are added to a print and chainmail to a tee from Fall 2013.

Fall / Winter 2013

02.28.13

Behind The Scenes at the Spring 2013 Runway Show - Super8 Film