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Tag: fashion

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….

09.25.13

Modern Romance: Black Tie

Paris is my absolute favorite city in the world and a constant source of inspiration for me —- it seems like there is something extraordinary around every corner!  Here are some pictures from my travels to Paris of modern, feminine beauty which caught my eye.   I love the Pyramide du Louvre —- its classic, romantic architecture and clean, sharp details.  I often referenced this while designing the Black Tie Collection, strived to achieve that balance of beauty, grace and romanticism with a modern edge.  

With Black Tie, I designed the silhouettes modern and added details elaborate and intricate—working with fabrics like lace, leather, chiffon and embellishments including tiger’s eye pearls, sequins and nailheads.  It was a dream come true to be able to let go creatively and design some couture-like pieces for the woman with an elevated taste yet who lives in the contemporary world.  I hope you enjoy these pieces and have a fantastic time in them.  xx rt

See the Black Tie Collection

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

10.30.12

Something Special

Vale Jewelry and Rebecca Taylor have collaborated on some unique jewelry pieces, available in stores and on rebeccataylor.com.  Thoughts from Vale jewelry designers Eva and Ava Bai, above:

About Accessorizing: 

It should be fun and easy.  We are strong believers in not letting your jewelry “wear you” but love when our jewelry become “personal pieces” - jewelry that our clients hardly ever take off, that they almost consider a part of themselves.

Inspirations:

Travel:  we travel often, and extensively.   New York, artists, Kate Moss, Lauren Hutton and the modern woman we design for:  a woman who enjoys classic as well as edgier styles, but ultimately has fun with fashion.

Rebecca Taylor Accessories

Vale Jewelry

09.14.12

OOOOOH I Love It! Spring 2013 Runway - Behind The Scenes

Stylist:  Kate Sebbah

Casting:  Piergiorgio Del Moro

Hair:  Kevin Ryan and Frank Rizzieri for Aveda

Make-up:  Sil Bruinsma for MAC

Music:  Rene Arsenault

Jewelry:  Shaun Leane

Sunglasses:  Westward \ Leaning

Spring 2013 - Rebecca Taylor Runway Show

08.28.12

Riding the Wave
I’m loving the direction we’re going with the Spring 2013 fashion show —- bright colors, fantastic prints —-  here’s a sneak peek at a look as interpreted by illustrator Emma Leonard.
It will all start coming together with the models, the music …. Join us live as we stream the show on our web site as well as Facebook, as it’s happening! Saturday, September 8th at 2PM Eastern Standard Time.
xxRT

Riding the Wave

I’m loving the direction we’re going with the Spring 2013 fashion show —- bright colors, fantastic prints —-  here’s a sneak peek at a look as interpreted by illustrator Emma Leonard.

It will all start coming together with the models, the music …. Join us live as we stream the show on our web site as well as Facebook, as it’s happening! Saturday, September 8th at 2PM Eastern Standard Time.

xxRT

07.17.12

a Sneak-peek with the Super8

VIP access: sneak-peek, behind-the-scenes footage at the Fall/Winter 2012 Fashion Show, through the lens of a super8…enjoy!

07.09.12

The Iris Sandal
When I was a teenager in New Zealand, I used to paint my shoes with red nail polish to glam them up —- even bring the bottle out to the club with me for touch-ups! 
xxR

The Iris Sandal

When I was a teenager in New Zealand, I used to paint my shoes with red nail polish to glam them up —- even bring the bottle out to the club with me for touch-ups! 

xxR

05.16.12

Something in the way you Love me won’t let me be
I’m not one of those designers that sees a movie and then the next collection looks like, say, Barbarella, but I love when I recognize a style inspiration in my designs…. Madonna’s early videos, especially the look in the Borderline video —- huge influence on me!  I loved the neon socks and pumps, animal print skirt, black tank —-
Feels like I’m going to lose my mind….
xxR
Madonna’s Borderline
Album: Madonna 
Label: Warner Bros. Records

Something in the way you Love me won’t let me be

I’m not one of those designers that sees a movie and then the next collection looks like, say, Barbarella, but I love when I recognize a style inspiration in my designs…. Madonna’s early videos, especially the look in the Borderline video —- huge influence on me!  I loved the neon socks and pumps, animal print skirt, black tank —-

Feels like I’m going to lose my mind….

xxR

Madonna’s Borderline

Album: Madonna 

Label: Warner Bros. Records