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07.28.14

Fall 2014 Runway: Behind the Scenes

Rebecca narrates the Fall 2014 Runway show: inspiration, the muse, her favorite print, and advice from Mum.

07.21.14

#rtwhitenoise

white noise: 1. noise containing many frequencies of equal intensities. 2. our new Fall print, inspired by the contrast between the energy of our daily lives and the need for calm within the chaos.

Join the visual conversation on Instagram and here on Tumblr by tagging your photos with the hashtag #rtwhitenoise : places where you find harmony as in Rebecca’s personal example; or share your styling of the print, as in Fashionguitar and Jalinedesign's examples.

06.26.14

Summer Classic: LWD’s

When women wear white dresses, they always look so beautiful; and every summer day becomes more special with the perfect LWD on. LWD’s are so versatile, pure, feminine and I love how they allow the personality and style of the woman to shine through, as seen in the photos above: the effortlessly chic Jane Birkin, the glamorous icon Marilyn Monroe, the pretty and punk Debbie Harry. (I also have a feeling that in most people’s favorite classic photo of their mom, in a good many of them she may be wearing a white dress?)  I simply love them, and I always will.  For this summer, I have created a capsule collection of LWDS. I hope you are able to find the perfect style for you!

Enter to win THREE LWD’s from the Rebecca Taylor Capsule Collection! Details here.

Summer Classic: LWD’s

When women wear white dresses, they always look so beautiful; and every summer day becomes more special with the perfect LWD on. LWD’s are so versatile, pure, feminine and I love how they allow the personality and style of the woman to shine through, as seen in the photos above: the effortlessly chic Jane Birkin, the glamorous icon Marilyn Monroe, the pretty and punk Debbie Harry. (I also have a feeling that in most people’s favorite classic photo of their mom, in a good many of them she may be wearing a white dress?)  I simply love them, and I always will.  For this summer, I have created a capsule collection of LWDS. I hope you are able to find the perfect style for you!

Enter to win THREE LWD’s from the Rebecca Taylor Capsule Collection! Details here.

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.

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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

05.22.14

Weekend Essentials

A weekend away to recharge is an important part of my creative process - I cherish my trips to Shelter Island with the family and a great book. Comfortable versatile pieces work best for my summer weekend style. See more style suggestions in the While Away Lookbook.

Need some book recommendations? See our Great Books Pinterest Board.

Weekend Essentials

A weekend away to recharge is an important part of my creative process - I cherish my trips to Shelter Island with the family and a great book. Comfortable versatile pieces work best for my summer weekend style. See more style suggestions in the While Away Lookbook.

Need some book recommendations? See our Great Books Pinterest Board.

05.11.14

Site We Love: What My Daughter Wore

Brooklyn artist documenting the sartorial choices of her daughter, her brothers, and their friends.

What My Daughter Wore

Site We Love: What My Daughter Wore

Brooklyn artist documenting the sartorial choices of her daughter, her brothers, and their friends.

What My Daughter Wore

05.04.14

Summer Stripes

A staple in my family! Classic and cool. Illustration by my husband Wayne Pate.
 See my Pinterest board Stripes.

Summer Stripes

A staple in my family! Classic and cool. Illustration by my husband Wayne Pate.


See my Pinterest board Stripes.

04.29.14

Bill Cunningham: Facades

Legendary New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham is showing a series of photographs documenting fashion in the city at the New York Historical Society, a must-see exhibition.  Mr. Cunningham is such a gentleman and so passionate about fashion, photography, culture, people; he is one of the original ‘street style’ photographers.  His “On The Street” feature in the Sunday New York Times is always such a joy.  (One of my favorite “New York” moments was picnicking in Battery Park with my husband in the 90’s, and being approached by this kind man asking to take our photograph, I don’t think we made the paper but it’s a photograph I wish I had today!) 
Bill Cunningham: Facades

Bill Cunningham: Facades

Legendary New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham is showing a series of photographs documenting fashion in the city at the New York Historical Society, a must-see exhibition.  Mr. Cunningham is such a gentleman and so passionate about fashion, photography, culture, people; he is one of the original ‘street style’ photographers.  His “On The Street” feature in the Sunday New York Times is always such a joy.  (One of my favorite “New York” moments was picnicking in Battery Park with my husband in the 90’s, and being approached by this kind man asking to take our photograph, I don’t think we made the paper but it’s a photograph I wish I had today!)


Bill Cunningham: Facades

04.25.14

The Pursuit of Style

Honored to be included in this book, The Pursuit of Style.  Chock full of amusing musings from fashion designers, via the Council of Fashion Designers of America.
The Pursuit of Style

The Pursuit of Style

Honored to be included in this book, The Pursuit of Style.  Chock full of amusing musings from fashion designers, via the Council of Fashion Designers of America.


The Pursuit of Style

03.28.14

Slow Dance: Lykke Li

A friend of mine announced she was having a slow dance party (fantastic idea) and wanted suggestions for songs… first song that came to mind was “Careless Whisper”, a personal favorite from days gone by, but I looked up some modern slow dance songs and I found this Lykke Li gem.  I love the video as she dances by herself.  We created our own Slow Dance playlist on rTunes (on the right column, at the bottom). Enjoy!

Required for slow dancing: a beautiful dress!

View the Black Tie Lookbook.

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