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21 Questions with…Designer Rebecca Taylor [Fashion Week Edition]

We ask Rebecca Taylor our 21 questions as she prepares for her Spring 2014 show.

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  1. The night before my show I will most likely…be at the office, fussing over everything.

  2. The morning of my show I plan on…stopping by the office, bagging everything up – I put a black bow on the hanger after I have checked it.

  3. When it comes to managing stress…compartmentalize – work is work, and home is home.

  4. What I'm most excited for Fall 2013 is…breaking in all of the great outerwear we have in the collection this season, really special jackets and coats with leather detailing.

  5. For me, Spring 2014 is all about…modern romantic with Victorian detailing.

  6. The items of clothing I'm currently wearing the most are…my white cotton dresses.

  7. When I'm at work I love’s baggy pants and Victorian-inspired tops.

  8. The most treasured item in my closet is…my Chanel jacket I got in Paris when I first started to earn a decent salary.

  9. My beauty essentials are…RMS lip stain, Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer and tinted eyelashes.

  10. My fashion week must-haves include…enough sleep, my family and my team.

  11. When I'm looking to get inspired I…look around because I’m always inspired by New York, the people, the museums, the energy, so I try to get an afternoon away from the office and absorb. 

  12. I could never travel without…a cashmere sweater or wrap.

  13. The one electronic I can't live without is…my Mini iPad.

  14. If my days had one extra hour I'd…try to get breakdancing lessons!

  15. The last thing I Googled is…a quote by Renoir.

  16. I'm dying to splurge on…I have a passion for a perfect cashmere coat – need to find! 

  17. My guilty pleasure is…crispy chicken from Market near our office.

  18. I couldn't survive Fashion Week without…my mum, she comes here from New Zealand every season to help out.

  19. I will always be excited about NYFW because…there’s just a really great energy around the city.

  20. When it comes to picking models I…am very dedicated to picking the ones I feel best fit with our brand; sometimes we are still casting the night before to get it right!

  21. As soon as my show is over, I plan to…work on the next collection – yes, already!