Designer Rebecca Taylor is known for her modern, yet completely feminine charm when it comes to women's clothing. This woman knows both sweet and sexy - flirty florals and flowy frocks are what she does best. And celebrities - from Taylor Swift to Kristen Bell - wear her designs time and time again.
In celebration of the brand’s 15th anniversary, Rebecca Taylor will launch a variety of exclusive collaborations throughout the year with brands like Citizens of Humanity and Porselli. Rebecca's sister Tory, a jewelry designer, will also partner with the brand to create a sterling silver dolphin charm where proceeds will go to saving the dolphins in the Pacific. We caught up with Ms. Taylor the other day to ask her a few questions:
I Heart Heels: This is Rebecca Taylor's 15th anniversary! Who do you credit for helping you along the way in your success?
Rebecca Taylor: My family and business partner Elizabeth Bugdaycay and, of course, the Rebecca Taylor girls. Our fans have been so loyal and passionate about our brand, we couldn’t have made it through the tough times without them.
IHH: What does it feel like to turn 15; how do you think the RT brand has evolved over time?
RT: Life has been hectic for the past few months. Between debuting our Fall 2011 line in February, last month’s store opening in New York and Japan and working on the various collaborations that are coming out later this year, we haven’t had much time to reflect and celebrate, unfortunately. This is a very tough business. With the economic downturn the last few years, I have seen so many businesses fail, so I’m really grateful that we have been able to get through it stronger and more streamlined.
IHH: Where do you see the RT brand in five years?
RT: Five years - I am just focusing on getting through the week! In the next five years, I just hope to still be doing what I love; designing beautiful clothes for the women who love them!
Don't worry, Rebecca, we'll keep you in plenty of business! xoxo
[Photo Courtesy Style.com]