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05.11.14

Snuggles

See Rebecca’s thoughts on motherhood and a peek behind the scenes at home in The Glow:  An Inspiring Guide to Stylish Motherhood.

Snuggles

See Rebecca’s thoughts on motherhood and a peek behind the scenes at home in The Glow:  An Inspiring Guide to Stylish Motherhood.

03.17.14

The Hair Force

Good hair can make or break a shoot so we love to work with the best ones available: one of our favorites is Rolando Beauchamp who created the hair for the Spring 2014 Campaign. For the “Urban Canvas” campaign I imagined a girl around town, effortlessly cool, expensive taste, but “effortless” hair for a shoot can be a difficult look to create! Here is how Rolando did it:

Manon has wavy / curly hair, he blew her hair out using the Bumble and Bumble Styling lotion and a Mason Pearson Brush, created a messy center part, used the Oribe Dry Texturing Spray and created texture with my fingers here and there and tucking some hair behind the ears, pulling some out. At the very end, Bumble and Bumble “Does it All” spray. Very important, once the texture is achieved do not brush it again, you will lose everything you just created! Cool girl/effortless style tip: If you’re putting on a coat, don’t pull out your hair —- hair tucked inside clothing is a great look!
See the Urban Canvas Campaign
Follow Rolando on instagram:  robeauhair

The Hair Force

Good hair can make or break a shoot so we love to work with the best ones available: one of our favorites is Rolando Beauchamp who created the hair for the Spring 2014 Campaign. For the “Urban Canvas” campaign I imagined a girl around town, effortlessly cool, expensive taste, but “effortless” hair for a shoot can be a difficult look to create! Here is how Rolando did it:

Manon has wavy / curly hair, he blew her hair out using the Bumble and Bumble Styling lotion and a Mason Pearson Brush, created a messy center part, used the Oribe Dry Texturing Spray and created texture with my fingers here and there and tucking some hair behind the ears, pulling some out. At the very end, Bumble and Bumble “Does it All” spray. Very important, once the texture is achieved do not brush it again, you will lose everything you just created! Cool girl/effortless style tip: If you’re putting on a coat, don’t pull out your hair —- hair tucked inside clothing is a great look!

See the Urban Canvas Campaign

Follow Rolando on instagram:  robeauhair

02.10.14

That Loving Feeling

A close-up look at the textures of Fall 2014: photos by Matthew Tristall

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

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.

04.01.13

In The Lab: Growing Crystals

Growing up in New Zealand, I learned to be very crafty because I had to: if I wanted a pair of red patent leather pumps, the only way I’d get them would be by painting one of my pair with red nail polish. I’ve always found crystals to be beautiful and almost magical and I was reading a book about mining and our head designer Kathleen came across this artist who transforms materials by growing crystals: we decided to try it with this clutch.


Alexis Arnold: Crystallized Books

02.28.13

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

02.14.13

Rebecca’s Fax Life

Faxes and notes to Rebecca from her husband, artist Wayne Pate, NYC, 1990s

Wayne Pate

02.03.13

Work, in progress ... our
Swatches of fabric set the tone for color stories.  This one is
Senior Designer Mei at work in the studio
In the last few days before the show, every sequin counts.
Embroidery designer Vien stitches at her desk.
We have some great coats planned for this season...getting the fit perfect...
Our fit model Nicole from Latvia knows a thing or two about coats... love her feedback.
Rebecca with Marianna, perfecting the pleats on a skirt.

The Making of the Fall 2013 Collection

The Fall 2013 Collection is shaping up:   from a beginning inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright and a book Rebecca is reading about mining comes a collection of modern structured tailoring, architectural embellishments, rich colors; and textures and fabrics ranging from silks to leather.  This week will see the completion of the collection and all the other details falling into place:  the casting, selection of music, fittings, hair and makeup tests, accessorizing…  Follow along on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest and be sure to watch the show—- live from New York Fashion Week —- here at rebeccataylor.com on Saturday, February 9th at 1pm EST.