Blogging has opened doors for meetings with so many amazing women. This week was full of such meetings beginning with an incredible opportunity to sit down and talk with designer REBECCA MINKOFF, an opportunity given to only three local bloggers thirty minutes prior to her public appearance at NEIMAN MARCUS. This was one of her stops on a Rebecca Minkoff road trip (#rmroadtrip) to discuss the spring line from clothes to accessories.
She is an inspiring, creative, business owner and mother of two. Her three-year-old son was her traveling companion, and she appears to have a strong sense of setting priorities and proper balance.
All three bloggers had questions ready for our particular target audiences, but it was a privilege to hear her answer all of the questions.
“I love working with Texas customers,” she said. “One of my New York team members is from Texas and I find all ages here still love to look their best with a touch of glamour.” She described the Rebecca Minkoff- woman as a sexy tomboy…a dichotomy…a modern bohemian. In fact, her outfit communicated confident, feminine strength (with an edge)….in a colorful print RM jacket, tight ripped jeans, and rock n roll booties. This is the woman she has reached with success.
Displaying humility, Rebecca attributed that business success to working with her brother, Uri. “I wouldn’t be here without him,” she said. He is the business mind to her creative mind. Of course, she admitted to sibling rivalry moments, but she was happy to report they work well together. She said business has taught her the importance of time management, trusting others who work for her, and taking time to empower others within the company.
Vintage and music are the current inspirations and she teased us with information, “soon everyone will know the female musician who has inspired the next collection.” She lights up when talking of the New York she loves so much and color selections, like her signature blue and persimmon orange.
I asked her style advice for midlife ladies and above….
She counseled to not be afraid of contemporary clothes, and wear one main statement piece with supporting players. “Also, know your best assets and show them off. My mother hates her knees so she dresses in order to hide them, but has a great chest and shows it off confidently!”
Trust Me You’re Lovely, is one of the quotes on her Pinterest- quotes page, HERE, and all I want to say to Rebecca is.. you are lovely, and thanks so much for taking some time to sit for a talk!
Notes about the post:
Find Rebecca's designs at: NEIMAN MARCUS
Other bloggers at the sit down interview were: Michelle from NICE THINGS AND STUFF; and Aquila from HAUTE IN TEXAS.
In the fourth picture from the bottom, Rebecca is interviewed by Burgundy Woods of STYLE LUSH TV
The bottom picture includes members of the new and growing San Antonio Fashion Society...SAN ANTONIO FASHION SOCIETY