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Oct 13, 2015 >> #5MinutesWith Designer Rebecca Taylor

The name Rebecca Taylor has long been synonymous with creative design that aims to accentuate the power of the female form. And the popular line’s Holiday/Winter collection stays true to plan, with the New Zealand-born designer dolling out feminine frocks for a hippy, happy season. Romantic lavender and blues anchor a stunning collection inspired by girl crush Francoise Hardy, the eclectic chanteuse whose 60’s beats were a playful balance between coquette and tomboy. Such is the mix of Rebecca’s line this season where Victorian silhouettes pair nicely with worn-in military jackets. 

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While making a whirlwind stop at Nordstrom Michigan Avenue, we caught up with the inspired designer who talks favorite Francoise Hardy songs, what’s in her travel bag and more. >>

You never loose your sense of dreamy whimsy—what’s your secret to a happy-go-lucky lifestyle?
I’m really lucky that I get to do what I love each day. Designing is my passion. And family time is extremely important to me. I believe in a work/life balance.

The absolute must-have, must-wear-all-the-time piece from the Fall/Holiday collection?
The long sleeve Alyssum print dress. It’s demure yet sexy and feminine at the same time. 

Where are you hunting for your next bout of inspiration?
I find inspiration everywhere—in the books I read, the museums I visit, the places I travel—I’m constantly inspired by my surroundings. My essentials while on the road? My Victorian Blouse [pictured above] and iPad mini. 

G&F BLOG_5MinutesWith Rebecca Taylor Bagleft to right: The Neapolitan Novels by Elena Ferrante // Stan Smith Adidas
// Diorshow Mascara // Rebecca Taylor Sweater

Francoise Hardy was your muse for the collection—so tell us, what’s your favorite Francoise Hardy song?  “Le Temps de l’Amour” and “Mon Amie La Rose.” She’s eclectic and has a certain allure about her. She has fun with fashion but doesn’t take herself too seriously.

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