Scout Society: Rebecca Taylor

Behind the scenes with a Fashion Week favorite

Meet Scout Society member Rebecca Taylor.

How do you pay the rent?
I founded Rebecca Taylor with my business partner, Beth, in 1996. We’re so proud to have opened a New York flagship last year on Madison Avenue, our third store in the city and the eighth boutique in the U.S. [7]

How else do you fill your days?
I am constantly inspired by my surroundings, New York, people, music, and art — I use that inspiration every day. This is a picture of a Matisse work at the Met, which I love. [6]

Who are you following these days and why?
@CFDA — It’s always good to know what’s going on in the industry and with my peers. [10] 

Let’s get Scouting. A self-portrait?
Reading is what relaxes me, inspires me, and also keeps me creative. It’s essential to my life. [11]

Your morning coffee? 
Not much of a coffee drinker, but I can’t get enough of tea, especially peppermint. [3]

Your beauty stash?
I prefer a clean, simple look and can never pass up a good lip gloss! [2] 

Your significant other, lover, or BFF?
My husband, Wayne, an artist, is all of those things. Here’s a picture of one of his prints. [12]

The one photo that you refuse to delete from your phone? 
I have tons of pictures of my children on my phone, but this is one of my favorites. [8]

Your work space?  
I’m rarely sitting at my desk. This is myself, our fit model, and our show stylist, Kate, in a styling session in our showroom for the upcoming runway show. [1]

What’s the last thing you bought? 
Chanel eye shadow. I haven’t decided what to wear to the show yet but I at least have some makeup to try out! [9]

A Fashion Week sneak preview? 
Here’s a sketch from the upcoming collection. Fall 2013 silhouettes are modern and clean with organic architectural embellishments, color blocking, and fabric mixing. [4]

Follow Rebecca at RebeccaTaylorNYC on DailyCandy Scout, @rebeccataylornyc on Instagram, and @MyRebeccaTaylor on Twitter. Download DailyCandy Scout here.