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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

Philippe Baudelocque

While working on the Fall 2014 Collection, I was on an inspirational holiday in Paris and came across the work of graffiti artist Philippe Baudelocque. I love the beautiful mix of graphic patterns and the appearance of multi-dimensional textures.

I had known of his work before and considered it fate and destiny that I’d happen to come across it in its natural habitat, the street — actually quite lucky as the work is created with chalk so it is transient. This is lovely, the thought of creating something temporary, and being able to let go.

Philippe Baudelocque

While working on the Fall 2014 Collection, I was on an inspirational holiday in Paris and came across the work of graffiti artist Philippe Baudelocque. I love the beautiful mix of graphic patterns and the appearance of multi-dimensional textures.

I had known of his work before and considered it fate and destiny that I’d happen to come across it in its natural habitat, the street — actually quite lucky as the work is created with chalk so it is transient. This is lovely, the thought of creating something temporary, and being able to let go.

07.20.14

Lucien Clergue

I love the light and shadows, the tension and tanquility, in these high-contrast black and white photos by French photographer Lucien Clergue.

07.08.14

Reflections

I really love this photo series by Austrian couple Verena Michelitsch and Tobias Van Schneider—- beautiful, fragile yet strong. They compose these photographs from found plastics, foil, plexiglass. I admire their creativity and resourcefulness!

Reflections

Reflections

I really love this photo series by Austrian couple Verena Michelitsch and Tobias Van Schneider—- beautiful, fragile yet strong. They compose these photographs from found plastics, foil, plexiglass. I admire their creativity and resourcefulness!

Reflections

06.24.14

Néle Azevedo

I love transient art (Philippe Baudelocque, Andy Goldsworthy, and this public art exhibition by Néle Azevedo.)

via Beautiful Decay

Néle Azevedo

I love transient art (Philippe Baudelocque, Andy Goldsworthy, and this public art exhibition by Néle Azevedo.)

via Beautiful Decay

06.05.14

Beautiful Decay

My favorite print of the new collection is the Grey Gardens print, named after the 70’s documentary of eccentric, reclusive socialites living in a house of squalor. I love the idea of controlled chaos— a wild and beautiful floral garden growing as if by magic, with the force of nature. The print was inspired by the techniques of Oriental painting but digital printing allows the print to be transferred to fabrics as varied as organza and leather. It’s a print of contrast: fragility and strength, ancient and modern, beauty and decay.

Shop Prints

Beautiful Decay

My favorite print of the new collection is the Grey Gardens print, named after the 70’s documentary of eccentric, reclusive socialites living in a house of squalor. I love the idea of controlled chaos— a wild and beautiful floral garden growing as if by magic, with the force of nature. The print was inspired by the techniques of Oriental painting but digital printing allows the print to be transferred to fabrics as varied as organza and leather. It’s a print of contrast: fragility and strength, ancient and modern, beauty and decay.

Shop Prints

05.31.14

On The Street: Bushwick

I’m always inspired by street style and the way people express their individuality so I really loved this feature in The New York Times about some residents of Bushwick, an artsy, still-rough-around-the-edges neighborhood in Brooklyn. We shot a short film there not long and I could feel the potential creative energy in this raw urban landscape, and the graffiti art - wonderful!
 This is a beautiful weekend to explore the neighborhood as the local artists display their work in the Bushwick Open Studios - never know what you might find.

On The Street: Bushwick

I’m always inspired by street style and the way people express their individuality so I really loved this feature in The New York Times about some residents of Bushwick, an artsy, still-rough-around-the-edges neighborhood in Brooklyn. We shot a short film there not long and I could feel the potential creative energy in this raw urban landscape, and the graffiti art - wonderful!


This is a beautiful weekend to explore the neighborhood as the local artists display their work in the Bushwick Open Studios - never know what you might find.

05.28.14

Something New

Who wants to see the exhibition Wedding Dresses 1775-2014 at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London? I do!  I love wedding dresses, although as a little girl I DID ruin my mum’s wedding dress when I was playing dressup with my sister, got makeup on it, then put it in a tub full of bleach to try and clean … something I still feel bad about to this day.  (My mum has somewhat forgiven me, and has designed the most beautiful wedding dresses for my daughters’ dolls.)   I have been inspired by Madonna in a wedding dress - what teenage girl wasn’t? -  and loved donning a real-life one in my real-life wedding.  To all the future brides out there, enjoy every minute of the day and every detail of your dress - and then, keep it in a safe place away from the kids.

05.15.14

Alex Katz

If you are in Los Angeles, there is a wonderful exhibition of paintings of flowers by Alex Katz at 356 Mission. I love his work. Beautiful!

Alex Katz, White Roses, Oil on Linen, 108 x 216 inches

Alex Katz

If you are in Los Angeles, there is a wonderful exhibition of paintings of flowers by Alex Katz at 356 Mission. I love his work. Beautiful!

Alex Katz, White Roses, Oil on Linen, 108 x 216 inches

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