Thursday, July 18th
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RACHEL ROY Works the Fashions
After freelance work styling magazine shoots and music videos, Rachel Roy became an intern at rapper, producer Jay-Z’s company Rocawear. She quickly worked her way up to the position of Creative Director and before she knew it, Roy was ready to branch out on her own. In 2005, ‘Rachel Roy’ was launched with iconic and versatile pieces like the trench dress, dinner blouse and the day-to-night dress. Four years later Roy expanded her label to add the line ‘Rachel Rachel Roy’; a ready-to-wear lower priced diffusion line which includes sportswear, footwear, handbags and jewelry.
I was interested to see what a woman (in that era) might wear from a gentlemen’s wardrobe in a modern 2012 way
– Rachel Roy
Rachel is a columnist for InStyle Magazine.
She has two daughters; Ava and Tallulah Ruth
Rachel was married to Hip-Hop mogul Damon Dash
Some of Rachel’s style muses include: Coco Chanel, Lauren Santo Domingo, Madonna, Brigitte Bardot and Carine Roitfeld.
She has appeared on TV shows like The Oprah Winfrey Show, America’s Next Top Model , Project Runway and the new Project Accessory.
Past collaborations include, designing jewelry with R&B singer Estelle, a line of handbags and sportswear with model Jessica Stam and a line of footwear with surfer Karina Petroni.
She enjoys bubble baths and can even take 2 on really chilly days!
While working at Rocawear she worked with rapper, producer and entrepreneur Jay-Z.
Roy collects handmade German music boxes.
Rachel Roy’s essentials for every woman include: The perfect trench, a go-to cardigan that can double as a jacket, mix and match skirts and of course perfectly fitting jeans.
Glam and casual mix, trendy headwear
Jackie O, nice traditional
Velvet Rope Diva
Fierce evening dresser
Dressed to impress during the day