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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!

03.30.14

The Uncommon Reader

My friend Robbie gave me The Uncommon Reader by Allan Bennett as a gift and I love to gift it as well. It’s a delightful novella that poses a scenario: Queen Elizabeth, at the age of 70, suddenly becomes a voracious reader. She starts reading out of duty, then finds duty turns to curiosity, and curiosity to pleasure:
“What she was finding also was how one book led to another, doors kept opening wherever she turned and the days weren’t long enough for the reading she wanted to do.” 

Alan Bennett’s writing is such a joy to read, The Uncommon Reader is a witty tale of the subversive pleasures of reading. Treat yourself to this little treasure of a book!
See more book recommendations on our Great Books Pinterest Board.
Read some of the most beautiful quotes in literature and shop the Black Tie Collection in the Literally Lovely lookbook.

The Uncommon Reader

My friend Robbie gave me The Uncommon Reader by Allan Bennett as a gift and I love to gift it as well. It’s a delightful novella that poses a scenario: Queen Elizabeth, at the age of 70, suddenly becomes a voracious reader. She starts reading out of duty, then finds duty turns to curiosity, and curiosity to pleasure:

“What she was finding also was how one book led to another, doors kept opening wherever she turned and the days weren’t long enough for the reading she wanted to do.”

Alan Bennett’s writing is such a joy to read, The Uncommon Reader is a witty tale of the subversive pleasures of reading. Treat yourself to this little treasure of a book!

See more book recommendations on our Great Books Pinterest Board.

Read some of the most beautiful quotes in literature and shop the Black Tie Collection in the Literally Lovely lookbook.

11.08.13

Animal Love
I’ve always had a love for animals and was so happy to hear that my daughter wants to be a veterinarian when she ‘grows up’ … I’m sure a lot of children do but she really does have an affinity for animals that warms my heart. Growing up in New Zealand it was the whales and dolphins that particularly fascinated me, such beautiful creatures.  I was recently moved by the recent documentary on CNN “Blackfish” —- it’s an important documentary about the treatment of animals in captivity;  in particular, Killer Whales at Sea World.  Everybody must see:
CNN Blackfish

Animal Love

I’ve always had a love for animals and was so happy to hear that my daughter wants to be a veterinarian when she ‘grows up’ … I’m sure a lot of children do but she really does have an affinity for animals that warms my heart. Growing up in New Zealand it was the whales and dolphins that particularly fascinated me, such beautiful creatures.  I was recently moved by the recent documentary on CNN “Blackfish” —- it’s an important documentary about the treatment of animals in captivity;  in particular, Killer Whales at Sea World.  Everybody must see:

CNN Blackfish

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.

10.23.13

Glove Love
If you’re on your way to Antwerp, treat yourself to a visit to this specialty store my partner Beth told me about—- Huis A. Boon —- they sell nothing but gloves, they love gloves and know everything about them.  Find out your glove size (I don’t know mine) and try on a variety of the finest styles.  (Driving gloves: what a wonderful thing!)   I love specialty shops such as this —- where the personal service and the passion for the product make it such a treat to shop there.  Definitely want to visit…

Glove Love

If you’re on your way to Antwerp, treat yourself to a visit to this specialty store my partner Beth told me about—- Huis A. Boon —- they sell nothing but gloves, they love gloves and know everything about them.  Find out your glove size (I don’t know mine) and try on a variety of the finest styles.  (Driving gloves: what a wonderful thing!)   I love specialty shops such as this —- where the personal service and the passion for the product make it such a treat to shop there.  Definitely want to visit…

10.04.13

Think Pink

Breast cancer is an issue that is near and dear to my heart, as I’m sure it is for many of you.  I’m fortunate to know a couple of fantastic women who are generously sharing their passion and wisdom: Dr. Marisa Weiss and Imelda Burke.


I met Dr. Weiss at an event at our Madison Avenue boutique and learned a lot from our conversation, after which I made a point to learn as much as I could about prevention —- not just for myself, but for my daughters, as now is the time to show them the importance of preventive measures and healthy choices.  There is so many ways we can incorporate healthy practices into our everyday life to reduce the amount of harmful toxins in our body.  (no reheating food in plastic containers in microwaves, ladies!)   I love Dr. Weiss’s Think Pink, Live Green column on her very informative web site, which also includes some tasty recipes.  LA ladies, friends and supporters:   you can meet Dr. Weiss at a charity event at the Rebecca Taylor on Robertson this Tuesday, October 8th.


Imelda Burke is a dear friend I know from New Zealand, I caught up with her on my last trip to London and was so inspired by her and her beautiful shop Content Beauty/Wellbeing.  Imelda is dedicated to finding and developing organic, natural beauty products, a passion which was borne out of the horror of finding out about some of the harmful synthetic ingredients in so many of our everyday beauty treatments. A visit to her shop is a must for anyone going to London and hopefully you can meet Imelda yourself and absorb all you can of what she knows about healthy beauty (in the meantime, her web site is chock full of information and wonderful products:  Content Beauty/Wellbeing).


New York ladies, friends and supporters:  The Rebecca Taylor at 980 Madison Avenue is hosting a charity event on Thursday, October 10th, 6-8 pm, for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting Janet Lazar and Team Moving On.  (If you can’t make the event, you can donate directly to the team here). 


I’m also proud to design the Flutter Top, available online only, with 50% of the proceeds going toward the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation, as they fight for a cure for this particular aggressive form of breast cancer.   

xx RT

06.26.13

With Glittering Eyes: Paris and London

I recently took an inspirational trip to Paris and fell in love with the beauty of the city all over again:  The Musee d’Orsay takes my breath away, there are always exciting new artists to discover in museums (this time I learned of Armand Berton and Francois Petrovich) and found myself always looking up with wonder:  the blue ceiling with gold stars at St. Germain Des Pres, and the beautiful ship chandelier at my favorite shop in Paris, Astier de Villate.  Everytime I go to Paris I find something new, and this time it was this lovely candy store, Meert. 

London always provides a creative spark and this time I went with a purpose … to see the David Bowie Exhibition at the V & A Museum, which raised the bar on museum exhibitions and literally left me breathless, I thought I would faint… the man is a genius! I also managed to shop, of course, and visited one of my favorite stores, Dover Street Market.

03.19.13

Rebecca’s Beach Getaway Essentials
Leopard printed bag from Head Porter, a striped St. James top, army mechanic pants, Moscot sunglasses; Neutrogena total sunblock, a rich Bobbi Brown moisturizer and extreme party mascara, Nars pink nail polish and lip gloss, Astier de Villate eau de cologne, vintage Victorian lace tops, Pedro Garcia sandals, a bandana, a versatile dress like the beaded collar floral print dress, sketchbooks, my iPad mini with books and music, and a few bottles of wine shipped ahead of time to the destination.  A perfect vacation for me includes spending time with family, relaxation, new experiences and fantastic food.
See more Getaway Essentials

Rebecca’s Beach Getaway Essentials

Leopard printed bag from Head Porter, a striped St. James top, army mechanic pants, Moscot sunglasses; Neutrogena total sunblock, a rich Bobbi Brown moisturizer and extreme party mascara, Nars pink nail polish and lip gloss, Astier de Villate eau de cologne, vintage Victorian lace tops, Pedro Garcia sandals, a bandana, a versatile dress like the beaded collar floral print dress, sketchbooks, my iPad mini with books and music, and a few bottles of wine shipped ahead of time to the destination.  A perfect vacation for me includes spending time with family, relaxation, new experiences and fantastic food.

See more Getaway Essentials

01.15.13

Looking forward
New Year! Here is what a few of the RT team are excited about in 2013:
Noelle: working on charcoal drawings, travelling for work (New Orleans: can’t wait!), rocking the Hawaii Five-O print blazer
Rebecca: swing dancing! growing lavender. David Bowie exhibition in London and two words: ROAD TRIP!
Dana: read more books, meet more people, travel more but keep in mind: quality over quantity!
Beth: working on interior design of my new apartment. wearing the white 4 ply silk jumper on a balmy date night out. my little girls first day of school
Stacy: watching my baby boy grow—what an incredible feeling! and: Aruba.
Terri: my friends upcoming weddings and parties. and: surprises, lots of them!
Spring 2013 Runway Show

Looking forward

New Year! Here is what a few of the RT team are excited about in 2013:

Noelle: working on charcoal drawings, travelling for work (New Orleans: can’t wait!), rocking the Hawaii Five-O print blazer

Rebecca: swing dancing! growing lavender. David Bowie exhibition in London and two words: ROAD TRIP!

Dana: read more books, meet more people, travel more but keep in mind: quality over quantity!

Beth: working on interior design of my new apartment. wearing the white 4 ply silk jumper on a balmy date night out. my little girls first day of school

Stacy: watching my baby boy grow—what an incredible feeling! and: Aruba.

Terri: my friends upcoming weddings and parties. and: surprises, lots of them!

Spring 2013 Runway Show

01.09.13

Like Fine Wine
Like a true creative genius and style icon, David Bowie has quietly and surprisingly released a new single and video from his upcoming album, on his birthday, and I couldn’t be happier..anyone who knows me knows what a huge inspiration he is for me. I did meet Mr. Bowie once and was overcome with nerves —-couldn’t believe he was there in front of me… the voice…the eyes…the legend, David Bowie. Looking forward to everything he has coming up: the album, the videos, and hopefully, the tour! xx rt
David Bowie: Where are we now?” new video
A gallery of David Bowie photographs, through the years
photo : Hulton Archive

Like Fine Wine

Like a true creative genius and style icon, David Bowie has quietly and surprisingly released a new single and video from his upcoming album, on his birthday, and I couldn’t be happier..anyone who knows me knows what a huge inspiration he is for me. I did meet Mr. Bowie once and was overcome with nerves —-couldn’t believe he was there in front of me… the voice…the eyes…the legend, David Bowie. Looking forward to everything he has coming up: the album, the videos, and hopefully, the tour! xx rt

David Bowie: Where are we now?” new video

A gallery of David Bowie photographs, through the years

photo : Hulton Archive