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Powered by 80s Rock and Italian Red, Designer Rebecca Taylor Answers Our Fashion Week 21 Questions


Rebecca Taylor answers our quickfire questions as she prepares for her Fall 2014 show.

  1. The night before my show I will most likely… be at the office putting finishing touches on the collection.

  2. The morning of my show I plan on… waking up my family to spend the morning with them, pop into the office to make sure everything’s running smoothly — then head to the venue to get started with interviews!

  3. When it comes to managing stress… red wine and music help.

  4. What I’m most excited for next season is… not wearing tons of layers — this winter has been brutal.

  5. For me, Spring 2014 is all about… sporty luxe. We’re doing leather in a new way with perforated texture, and have some great cropped knits.

  6. The item of clothing I’m currently wearing the most is… my Rebecca Taylor oversized mélange gray cashmere cardigan. It’s warm and goes with everything.

  7. When I’m at work, I love wearing… my “tomgirl” uniform.

  8. The most treasured item in my closet is… Italian army pants I’ve been re-patching for a few years.

  9. My beauty essentials are… Diorshow mascara, RMS lip shine and Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge in Powder Pink.

  10. My Fashion Week must-haves include… my team, my mum (who comes in from New Zealand every season to help), 80s rock and a case of good Italian red.

  11. When I’m looking to get inspired I… take a look around the city — if you can’t get inspired by New York, you can’t get inspired anywhere.

  12. I could never travel without… a good book and cashmere wrap.

  13. The one electronic I can’t live without is… my iPad Air.

  14. If my days had one extra hour I’d… learn French and do more squats.

  15. The last thing I googled was… down coats — two words: polar vortex.

  16. I’m dying to splurge on… a spa day.

  17. My guilty pleasure is… a fried chicken sandwich from Schnipper’s. 

  18. I couldn’t survive Fashion Week without… my amazing team.

  19. I will always be excited about NYFW because… there is so much buzz surrounding the city — it’s such a great energy.

  20. When it comes to picking models… I look for girls with confidence, a quirky look, off-beat sexy.

  21. As soon as my show is over, I plan to… toast to a successful show with my team backstage.

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