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08.20.14

Danielle: The Grapevine Print Jumpsuit

I’m loving the idea of effortless vibe and this jumpsuit is the perfect example. Versatile and easy, it’s definitely my go-to piece of the season.

Must have’s for Fall: A oversized cozy knit, pleated midi leather skirt, paired back to over the knee boots and my Mansur Gavriel bucket bag.

Follow #rteamstyle on Instagram @rebeccataylornyc

Danielle: The Grapevine Print Jumpsuit

I’m loving the idea of effortless vibe and this jumpsuit is the perfect example. Versatile and easy, it’s definitely my go-to piece of the season.

Must have’s for Fall: A oversized cozy knit, pleated midi leather skirt, paired back to over the knee boots and my Mansur Gavriel bucket bag.

Follow #rteamstyle on Instagram @rebeccataylornyc

08.20.14

Garry Winogrand

I recently enjoyed an inspirational outing to the Met and loved the Garry Winogrand photography exhibition, a pre-Instagram documentation of everyday life in the mid-century.  A must-see! 

Garry Winogrand - The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Garry Winogrand

I recently enjoyed an inspirational outing to the Met and loved the Garry Winogrand photography exhibition, a pre-Instagram documentation of everyday life in the mid-century.  A must-see! 

Garry Winogrand - The Metropolitan Museum of Art

08.15.14

An Afternoon at Ovando

Beth and I spent a lovely day with Sandra Ovando, owner of NYC’s premier floral design boutique, Ovando. As I am always inspired by flowers and love to design a beautiful floral print, Sandra is also inspired by the worlds of fashion and art in designing her wonderful arrangements. We found we share similar design philosophies —- design from the heart, keep it simple (although it may be anything but simple) yet unexpected… she refers to the orange flower in the final design a ‘beauty mark’. The experience was a fabulous way to brighten up the day, and the resulting bouquet certainly brightens up the showroom.

Ovando

08.06.14

Nolita: Charm Central

In the heart of downtown NYC, Nolita is a neighborhood steeped in tradition with an entrepreneurial spirit, revealing itself with its innovative shops and lively restaurants. Its streets are meant to be strolled, hidden pockets waiting to be discovered; parks to slip into and escape the city for a moment, outdoor cafes prime for people watching. You’ll see locals walking dogs giving directions to tourists, shoppers with newly-found treasures, and hear laughter spilling out from bars and restaurants. A guide to some of our favorite spots.

The Butcher’s Daughter. Sunny vegan juice bar and cafe. Bring a book and stay a while. 166 Elizabeth Street.

A.B Biagi Amanda from the Nolita boutique is obsessed with the pear sorbet at A.B Biagi. 235 Elizabeth Street.

Crosby Street Hotel. Whimsical decor with an English flair, lovely spot for afternoon tea or a cheerful happy hour in its brightly lit and colored bar. Rebecca is quite fond of the White Linen drink, Deanna and Noelle are rosé all the way. 79 Crosby Street.

Café Gitane is a neighborhood standby popular with models off-duty and Aussies missing their Vegemite. People-watching paradise. 242 Mott Street.

Public. Enchanting ambiance with open air dining, seductive lighting and a loosely-based library theme. Sophisticated without being stuffy. Ideal for date night. 210 Elizabeth Street.

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)

07.21.14

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.

06.17.14

A Nook with a View

One of my favorite things to do in the city is to simply watch people… fascinating! This is one of my favorite perches: in the window at Epistrophy Cafe in Nolita. A nice, comfortable bench, a European style cafe with a wonderful wine and beer selection, and the neighborhood guarantees a lot of interesting passersby to gawk at.

A Nook with a View

One of my favorite things to do in the city is to simply watch people… fascinating! This is one of my favorite perches: in the window at Epistrophy Cafe in Nolita. A nice, comfortable bench, a European style cafe with a wonderful wine and beer selection, and the neighborhood guarantees a lot of interesting passersby to gawk at.

04.07.14

J’Adore: The Lace Sweatshirt

It’s starting to feel like spring in NYC (finally!) and my favorite item from the new collection - The Lace Sweatshirt - is taking a starring role in my spring wardrobe. I love how the melange grey feels light and feminine, and I wear it oversized for extra comfort- although some of the girls in the office prefer a more fitted look. I sometimes wear it over a striped top and let the stripes show through the lace insets for extra interest, and I love it with the Lace Skirt from the runway. It’s sport-inspired modern luxury and beyond trend, I can see myself wearing this for years to come!

J’Adore: The Lace Sweatshirt

It’s starting to feel like spring in NYC (finally!) and my favorite item from the new collection - The Lace Sweatshirt - is taking a starring role in my spring wardrobe. I love how the melange grey feels light and feminine, and I wear it oversized for extra comfort- although some of the girls in the office prefer a more fitted look. I sometimes wear it over a striped top and let the stripes show through the lace insets for extra interest, and I love it with the Lace Skirt from the runway. It’s sport-inspired modern luxury and beyond trend, I can see myself wearing this for years to come!

03.29.14

Irfan Onurmen
 I highly recommend the exhibition of Irfan Onurmen at the C24 Gallery in NYC. The portraits from his “Gaze Series” are made of layered tulle on canvas. Beautiful!

Irfan Onurmen


I highly recommend the exhibition of Irfan Onurmen at the C24 Gallery in NYC. The portraits from his “Gaze Series” are made of layered tulle on canvas. Beautiful!

11.06.13

Twisted Lily

There’s an amazing new perfume shop in Brooklyn that is such a treat to visit: Twisted Lily. They have a wonderful selection of perfumes, candles and beauty products, of the indie, lesser-known variety as well as cult-favorites I had never heard of. I recently found this gem of a scent, Lady Day, and love the packaging.